Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 31, 2018

photo: Andy Young and Tommy Edman (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Cardinals Tommy Edman and Andy Young started for Surprise vs. Mesa on Wednesday. They reached base five times between them, including Edman’s double, but did not score. Reliever Will Latcham closed out the game and took the loss.

Results for the game played on Wednesday, October 31.

Surprise Saguaros 2, Mesa Solar Sox 4

Tommy Edman (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Two St. Louis Cardinals position players and one pitcher saw action in the Saguaros’ Wednesday home loss to the Mesa Solar Sox.

Tommy Edman hit leadoff and played shortstop and struck out swinging in his first at bat.  Edman grounded out in the third inning, drew a walk in the fourth, then singled to left in the sixth.  In the eighth Edman grounded out for the second time, and in the ninth, he struck out swinging.

Andy Young played second base and hit third in the lineup.  Young walked in his first at bat.  The second sacker popped out to the catcher in the third inning and flied out to center in the fourth.  Young walked in the sixth and reached on a fielding error in the eighth.

Right handed reliever Will Latcham pitched in the ninth and gave up the winning two runs to take the loss for Surprise.  The difference-maker was a two-run home run by Mesa’s first baseman Bobby Dalbec.  The loss was Latcham’s first in the AFL.

The Saguaros are 8-12 and sit in third/last place in the AFL West.

Thursday’s game:   at Mesa, RHP Scott Blewitt (KC) 2:35 CT.

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