Ryan Sherriff (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals prospect highlights from the Arizona Fall League and a look ahead to Wednesday’s action.

Week two of the 2016 Arizona Fall League action began with Glendale’s fifth loss in seven games. Cardinals pitchers Austin Gomber and Ryan Sherriff struggled. Carson Kelly scored Harrison Bader via a sacrifice fly.

Results from the game played Tuesday night, October 18.

Glendale 3 at Peoria 6

Reliever Ryan Sherriff allowed the tie-breaking tally, leading to a 6-3 Glendale loss to Peoria (4-1-2).


Sherriff (L, 0-1) recorded just two outs in the seventh, giving up a lead-off double, and a base-on-balls before the first runner scored via a one-out fielding error by third baseman Trey Michalczewski (CWS).  The Memphis southpaw departed after notching a swinging K and took the loss, his first AFL decision, to go with an 11.57 ERA in early action.

Glendale (2-5) struck first when first baseman Cody Bellinger (LAD) launched a solo shot in the initial inning.  But the Javelinas answered right back with a score in the bottom of the frame against the starter, Cardinal Austin Gomber.  Gomber permitted a lead-off double, single and RBI wild pitch before recording his first out.


The left-hander tossed a one-two-three second and was handed a 3-1 lead to start the third, a lead he did not hold.  Instead, Gomber permitted a two-out single before serving up a bomb that re-tied the score at three all.  Gomber threw 56 pitches over four innings, 34 for strikes, allowing four hits, a walk and striking out four. Through two starts, the Springfield hurler’s AFL ERA is 3.86.


The Desert Dogs managed just six hits, including a single by catcher Carson Kelly.  The cleanup hitter knocked in one via a sacrifice fly in four plate appearances.  Lead-off batter Harrison Bader went 0-for-2 with a walk and run scored (in the third via Kelly’s sac fly) but was pinch hit for to begin the seventh.


Wednesday’s game:  vs. Salt River (4-2), 6:35 pm MST, Francis Martes (0-0. 16.20) (HOU)


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