Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – September 27, 2019

photo: Kodi Whitley (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

In Thursday’s night’s AFL game between Glendale and Salt River, three St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers played – one position player and two pitchers. Elehuris Montero was hitless but scored one of Glendale’s five runs after reaching base on a second inning hit by pitch. Pitchers Roel Ramirez and Kodi Whitley made appearances in the eighth and ninth innings.  Ramirez gave up a run, and Whitley tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his second save.

Results for the game played on Thursday, September 26.

Glendale Desert Dogs 5 at Salt River Rafters 4

One Cardinals position player and two Cardinals pitchers saw action in Thursday’s contest between the Glendale Desert Dogs and the Salt River Rafters.

Elehuris Montero was the designated hitter and hit seventh in the lineup for Glendale.  He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a hit by pitch.  Montero came home to score in the second inning following the hit by pitch.

Elehuris Montero

Roel Ramirez pitched the eighth inning and surrendered one run on two hits while fanning two.  Ramirez threw 13 pitches, 12 for strikes.  The two hits he yielded were doubles, one of which resulted in the run.

Roel Ramirez

Kodi Whitley closed out the win in the ninth to earn his second AFL save.  Whitley pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit, a single, and striking out two.  The right-hander threw 17 pitches, 15 for strikes.  Whitley has yet to allow a run in his three AFL appearances of one inning each on two hits, no walks and four strikeouts.

Kodi Whitley

No other Cardinals saw action.

Glendale is 3-4 in the season and is tied with Peoria in second place in the AFL West.

Friday’s game:  vs. Peoria, TBA 8:30 CT.

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