photo: Seth Elledge (Frank Ramirez/The Cardinal Nation)
Two St. Louis Cardinals players participated in Tuesday’s Arizona Fall League game for Glendale as Conner Capel drew the start in center field and batted sixth while Seth Elledge was called to the mound in the seventh inning. Capel tallied an RBI single in his four at-bats and also came around to score late in the inning. Elledge tossed one scoreless and hitless inning while fanning two.
Results for the game played on Tuesday, September 24.
After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning, the Desert Dogs surrendered the lead in the top of the sixth as Mexicali of the Mexican Pacific League rallied to tie the game. However, Glendale countered with three in the sixth and two more in the seventh to put the game away.
Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson recorded a game high three hits, with two singles and a double in four trips to the plate. White Sox first baseman Gavin Sheets, and Dodgers designated hitter Jeren Kendall also slapped a pair of singles each. Kendall gave the team great production out the nine-hole with three RBI while Sheets and Stephenson each crossed the plate twice. White Sox right fielder Micker Adolfo, and Dodgers second baseman Devin Mann also walked twice each to contribute from the bottom of the lineup.
Capel did his damage in the seventh, singling to plate Sheets and scoring on Kendall’s two-run single.
Dodgers prospect Gerado Carrillo began the game on the mound for the Desert Dogs and threw four efficient innings. He tossed just 39 pitches while allowing just one hit, one walk and no runs. The 21-year-old also struck out three. Reds prospect Cory Thompson was the first pitcher out of the bullpen, and he struggled, allowing a pair of runs on three hits in his two innings of work, but was the pitcher of record when his team took the lead, so was assigned the win.
The aforementioned Cardinal Elledge (first hold) locked down the seventh inning in order on two strikeouts and a pop out before handing the ball to Robbie Hitt of the Brewers. The latter proceeded to punch out the side in order before White Sox left-hander Bennett Sousa followed suit, except for facing one extra batter. The Desert Dogs logged 12 strikeouts in total.
With the win, Glendale improves to 2-4 on the young season and will look to string together consecutive wins for the first time this season at 8:30 CT Wednesday when the team will face off against the Salt River Rafters.
The probable pitching matchup is Reds prospect Jordan Johnson for the Desert Dogs against Rockies prospect Ryan Castellani.
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