Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 30, 2018

photo: Lane Thomas (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Two St. Louis Cardinals saw action in the Surprise Saguaros’ Tuesday loss to Peoria.  Lane Thomas hit a long ball and drove in four runs, while Connor Greene allowed two runs in a relief appearance.

Results for the game played on Tuesday, October 30.

Surprise Saguaros 7, Peoria Javelinas 12

Lane Thomas (Springfield Cardinals)

Two St. Louis Cardinals prospects saw action in Tuesday’s 12-7 rout of the Saguaros by the Peoria Javelinas.

Lane Thomas batted sixth and played CF for Surprise.  Thomas made his first at bat in the contest count, with a three run home run to left center field.  This long ball plus a later RBI double by Saguaro teammate Santiago Espinal put them up 4-0.  Thomas struck out on a foul tip in his second at bat in the third inning.  In the fifth, the Cardinals outfielder hit a sacrifice fly and two runs scored on a Peoria fielding error, but only one counted as an RBI for Thomas, giving him four RBI in the game.  Thomas finished his night at the plate by reaching on a catcher interference in the seventh and striking out swinging in the ninth.

Connor Jones (St. Louis Cardinals)

Cardinals right hander Connor Jones relieved Saguaros starter Tai Tiedemann with two outs in the fourth inning.  Jones walked his first batter then got the final out of the inning on a ground out.

Jones returned to pitch the fifth and again walked the first man up.  The next batter doubled to score a run.  A ground out advanced the runner to third with one out.  A second ground out scored that runner, and two runs were charged to Jones.  The last batter also grounded out to end the inning.  Jones pitched 1 1/3 innings with one hit allowed and two runs scored.

No other Cardinals saw action.  The Saguaros are 7-11 and are now tied with the Glendale Desert Dogs, five games behind first place Peoria in the AFL West.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Mesa, LHP Shawn Morimando (TOR), 2:35 CT.

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