Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 22, 2021

photo: Jake Walsh (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Glendale won its fifth game in eight AFL tries as five St. Louis Cardinals prospects contributed. Among the many highlights were doubles by Brendan Donovan, Juan Yepez and Nolan Gorman and a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts thrown by Jake Walsh.

Results from the game played Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Desert Dogs 10 at Rafters 5

Two four-run innings propelled the Glendale Desert Dogs (5-3) past the Salt River Rafters (4-4) at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 10-5.

The visitors translated 13 hits and four walks into 10 tallies, including four runs in both the first and seventh frames.  All nine starters contributed at least one hit, with five of them garnering two hits apiece.

St. Louis prospects were again in the thick of the scoring, beginning with top of the order batter Brendan Donovan.  Shortstop Donovan and number three hitter Juan Yepez both singled and doubled in five at bats with two runs scored.  Donovan swiped a base and Yepez drove in two while manning both corner outfield positions at different points of the game.

Clean-up hitter Nolan Gorman reached base three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks, a double, a run scored and an RBI. The second baseman exited in favor of a pinch runner in the seventh.

Jake Walsh

Andre Pallante and Jake Walsh were the other two of five Cardinals Desert Dogs to see Thursday action.  Pallante tossed a clean seventh and eighth, working around four baserunners, via a hit and three free passes issued.  Walsh faced the minimum in the ninth, striking out two.

Friday’s game:  vs Saguaros (5-2), 12:35 pm MST/1:35 pm CT, RHP Coleman Crow (0-0, 4.50) (LAA)


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