On Friday evening, the Glendale Desert Dogs took on the Scottsdale Scorpions at Scottsdale Stadium in the fourth game of the Arizona Fall League.
Scorpions 8, Desert Dogs 7
- Harrison Bader (RF): 2-4, 2B, BB, RBI, R
- Carson Kelly (C): 1-3, BB, RBI, R, 2 K
- Paul DeJong (SS): 1-5, BB, RBI, R
- Ryan Sherriff (RP): 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K -- (pitched the final two outs of the fourth inning, entire fifth)
- Rowan Wick (RP): 0.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K -- (pitched to four batters in the ninth inning)
The Desert Dogs tied the game at seven apiece in the top of the ninth inning, but reliever Rowan Wick surrendered a run in the bottom of the ninth inning for an 8-7, walk-off win for the Scorpions on Friday.
Harrison Bader’s run-scoring single followed by Ramon Laureano’s sacrifice fly tied the game, but Wick, who allowed just twelve earned runs across 44 assignments for the Cardinals this season, was assigned the home-half of the frame and failed to record an out, despite facing four batters, and Scorpions second baseman Gleyber Torres of the Cubs lined a base hit to win the game.
In other Cardinals news, Ryan Sherriff got some work in in the early innings of the contest. Sherriff, who served primarily as the closer of St. Louis’s Triple-A team, recorded the finals two outs of the fourth inning before logging the entire fifth. Sherriff allowed two runs in his outing, both to Aaron Brown of the Phillies organization, who, with just five homers during the regular season, contributed two of the Scorpions’ runs via the long ball.
On Saturday, the Desert Dogs will return to Glendale to take on the Salt River Rafters. In the contest that will begin at 1:35 p.m. CT, Chris Anderson will take the hill for the Desert Dogs. Anderson, a 24-year-old from the Dodgers’ organization, posted a 4.81 ERA in 36 games (eight starts) across time at the High-A and Double-A levels. The Rafters are expected to counter with 24-year-old Chris Ellis of the Braves’ farm system. Ellis went 12-9 in 28 starts with the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of Atlanta and punched out 126 batters over 146 1/3 innings.