Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – September 29, 2019

photo: Ivan Herrera (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Four St. Louis Cardinals prospects played in Glendale’s loss to Peoria on Saturday. Third sacker Elehuris Montero went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts. Center fielder Conner Capel and catcher Ivan Herrera each singled and Herrera drove in a run. Roel Ramirez closed the game for Glendale with 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.

Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Saturday, September 28.

Ivan Herrera (Arizona Fall League)

Glendale Desert Dogs 4, Peoria Javelinas 9

Three St. Louis Cardinals position players and one pitcher saw action in Saturday’s home game between Glendale and Peoria.  Glendale took the loss in the 9-4 contest.

Elehuris Montero hit second and played third base for Glendale.  Montero had a rough night, going 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.  The infielder reached on an error in the second of his five at bats.  Montero has not fared well in the AFL to date, posting a slash line of .077/.250/.154 in four games for Glendale.

Roel Ramirez (Arizona Fall League)

Conner Capel played in center and hit third in the lineup.  He was 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout.  The single was a popup to the shortstop in the sixth inning.  Capel also grounded out twice.  He has posted a slash line of .192/.276/.192 in seven AFL games.

Ivan Herrera was the catcher and hit eighth for Glendale.  Herrera went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. The backstop singled on a line drive to right in the sixth to drive in one of Glendale’s two runs in that inning.  In his other at bats, he grounded out to first in the third inning, grounded into a force out in the fifth, and drew a walk in the ninth. Herrera has posted a slash line of .333/.385/.487 in three AFL games.

Roel Ramirez pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings to end the game for Glendale.  The right hander allowed no hits, no walks, and fanned three.  Ramirez has an ERA of 1.69 in four AFL appearances, including one start.

No other Cardinals saw action.

Glendale is 3-6 in the season and in last place in the AFL West.

Sunday’s game:  vs. Salt River, Gerardo Carrillo (LAD) (0-0, 0.00) 8:30 CT.

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