Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 6, 2019

photo: Elehuris Montero (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

Three St. Louis Cardinals position players saw action in Glendale’s Saturday afternoon shutout of Surprise. Conner Capel, Ivan Herrera and Elehuris Montero all went hitless, though the latter drew a walk.

Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Saturday, October 5.

Glendale Desert Dogs 2 at Surprise Saguaros 0

Three St. Louis Cardinals position players were in the staring lineup for Glendale on Saturday afternoon.  Glendale blanked Surprise 2-0 for the Desert Dogs’ fifth AFL win, on solo home runs from Jonathan India (CIN) and Blake Rutherford (CWS).

Conner Capel played right field and hit sixth in the Glendale lineup.  Capel went 0-for-4 with one strikeout. The right fielder popped out to third, flied out to left, struck out swinging, and grounded out to first.  The left handed hitter is slashing .205/.262/.205 in 11 AFL games.

Elehuris Montero (Arizona Fall League)

Elehuris Montero was the designated hitter and hit in the seventh spot in the order.  Montero was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.  Montero drew a free pass in his first at bat, struck out swinging, flied out to right, and grounded out to the shortstop.  The third baseman/DH is slashing .158/.333/.316 in six AFL games.

Ivan Herrera was the Desert Dogs’ catcher and hit ninth, going 0-for-3.  The backstop grounded out to third, flied out to right, and grounded out to short.  Herrera is slashing .263/.300/.316 in five AFL games.

No other Cardinals saw action.

Glendale improved to 5-9 in the season but remains in last place in the AFL West, four games behind Surprise.

Sunday’s game:  vs. Scottsdale, Gerardo Carillo (LAD) (0-1, 2.53) 2:30 CT.

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