Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 20, 2019

photo: Elehuris Montero (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Three St. Louis Cardinals saw action in Glendale’s 5-2 victory over Scottsdale on Saturday.  Elehuris Montero went 1-for-4, a double, and an RBI.  Roel Ramirez pitched the first two innings and gave up two runs. Kodi Whitley tossed the final two scoreless frames for his third AFL save.

Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Saturday, October 19.

Glendale Desert Dogs 5 at Scottsdale Scorpions 2

Elehuris Montero (Arizona Fall League)

One St. Louis Cardinals position player and two pitchers saw action in Saturday night’s game between Glendale and Scottsdale.  Glendale was the winner in the road contest by the score of 5-2.

Elehuris Montero played third base and hit sixth in the Glendale starting lineup and went 1-for-4, a double, and an RBI.  Montero reached on a throwing error in his first at bat in the second inning, then doubled to right in the fourth plating teammate Devin Mann. He popped out to first in the sixth and struck out swinging in the seventh.  Montero is hitting .214/.353/.333 in 13 AFL games.

Kodi Whitley (Arizona Fall League)

Swingman Roel Ramirez got the start and pitched two innings, gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits, struck out two and walked one.  Ramirez also made a throwing error.  The right hander threw 45 pitches, 31 for strikes.  Ramirez has appeared in eight AFL games, including two starts, and has an ERA of 1.74.

Kodi Whitley pitched the eighth and ninth innings in scoreless fashion, striking out three to earn his third save.  He threw 25 pitches, 18 for strikes.   Whitley has appeared in eight AFL games and has an ERA of 0.90.

No other Cardinals saw action.

Glendale is 10-14 on the AFL season and is in last place in the AFL West, six games back of Surprise. The Desert Dogs are the first team to have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Sunday’s game:  vs. Scottsdale, Bernardo Flores (CWS) (1-3, 6.62) 2:30 CT.

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