After a day off on Sunday, the Glendale Desert Dogs hosted the Peoria Javelinas on Monday in a matinee matchup at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, in the sixth game of the Arizona Fall League for the ‘Dogs.
Javelinas 5, Desert Dogs 4
- Carson Kelly (C): 1-4, R
- Paul DeJong (SS): 1-3, RBI
- Rowan Wick (RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (pitched the seventh inning)
By scoring five runs across the final three innings -- including two in the ninth -- the Javelinas came back to take Monday’s game from the Desert Dogs, 5-4.
With his team leading 4-3 in the top of the ninth inning, Desert Dogs reliever Jacob Dorris found himself in a bases-loaded situation after an error, a base hit, and a hit by pitch and saw Peoria tie the game at four on Adrian Marins sacrifice fly before, after recording the inning’s second out, intentionally walking D.J. Stewart with a base open.
Intentionally walking the bases loaded in a tied game with two outs the ninth only works if you retire the next batter, a task that Dorris failed to do; Dorris, who walked 27 batters in 62.1 innings in the regular season as a member of the Astros organization, walked Brandon Dixon to force in the fifth run of the evening for Peoria, who took their newfound lead and ran to a victory.
As for Cardinals in this game, infielder Paul DeJong plated the fourth and final run of the evening for the Desert Dogs. Designated hitter Carson Kelly recorded a hit, and reliever Rowan Wick allowed a solo home run to Chad Wallach in the seventh, Wick’s only inning of work on Monday.
On Tuesday, the Desert Dogs will travel to Peoria to face these same Javelinas in a contest that will begin at 7:35 p.m. CT. Cardinals lefty Austin Gomber, who won his first AFL start back on October 12, is tabbed to make the start for the Desert Dogs, opposite of Brent Honeywell, who went 7-3 with a 2.34 ERA across 20 starts in the Rays’ farm system this year and gave up five runs in his four-inning AFL debut.