Results for the game played on Wednesday, November 2.
Carson Kelly was the only St. Louis Cardinals position player to get a hit in Glendale’s victory over Mesa on Wednesday afternoon. Kelly hit a two RBI single in the fourth inning to bring his AFL RBI total to 12 in 46 at bats. Kelly is batting .239 with two home runs in addition to his 12 RBI. In his four plate appearances, Kelly flied out, grounded out, and drew a walk along with his one hit.
Bader was 0-for-5 as the leadoff hitter. The outfielder flied out, grounded out twice and lined out twice. Bader is batting .318 in AFL action with one HR and six RBI. Bader started in right field and made three putouts.
DeJong started at shortstop and was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. The only ball in play for the infielder was a pop out to second base in the second inning. DeJong is hitting .209 with one HR and six RBI, has struck out 14 times to no walks, and has one stolen base.
Ryan Sheriff pitched the seventh inning. The lefty induced two groundouts to lead off the inning, then gave up a single and a double to center field before retiring the fifth batter on another ground out. Sheriff has pitched 6 1/3 innings of relief in the AFL, and is 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA.
Rowan Wick replaced Sheriff in the eighth. Wick gave up a single to the leadoff hitter, followed by a two run home run to left field. The right hander retired the next hitter on a fly ball to teammate Bader in right field. Another single followed, but Wick retired the last two batters on a line out to Bader and a called strikeout. Wick is 0-1 with an ERA of 6.43 in 7.0 total innings pitched in AFL relief.
Thursday’s game: vs. Scottsdale, Austin Voth (0-2, 10.43) 12:35 MST.
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