Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 28, 2021

photo: Andre Pallante (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Desert Dogs 0 at Solar Sox 12

The Glendale Desert Dogs were walloped by the Mesa Solar Sox by a 12-0 score on Wednesday afternoon. St. Louis prospect pitcher Andre Pallante started but no other Cardinal saw action.

Pallante pitched three innings and gave up one run on four hits. The right hander struck out two and walked two and threw 58 pitches, 37 for strikes. It was Pallante’s first start of four appearances in the AFL and coincides with teammate Jordan Hicks leaving the AFL (and the Glendale rotation).

The one run charged to Pallante came in the first inning on three consecutive singles yielded by the right hander. The singles came after a leadoff walk followed by a double play. Pallante punched out the final hitter to end the first.

Andre Pallante

Pallante had a 1-2-3 second inning, inducing a line out to left, followed by two ground outs in the infield. In his third and final inning the right hander gave up a leadoff double, then retired the next two hitters on a ground out to third and a fly out to left. A stolen base, a walk, and a wild pitch followed, leaving runners on second and third with two outs. Pallante struck out the final hitter looking for a scoreless inning to finish his day.

The Solar Sox scored 11 runs on the Glendale bullpen. The Desert Dogs offense was held scoreless with only five hits recorded, all singles.

Glendale has a record of 7-5 in the AFL West Division and currently sits in second place, two games back of the Surprise Saguaros.

Thursday’s game:  at Peoria, Bobby Miller RHP (0-0, 6.75) vs. LHP MacKenzie Gore 2:35 CT.

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