After a day off on Sunday, the Glendale Desert Dogs resumed play on Monday evening against the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Desert Dogs 12, Scorpions 4
- Austin Gomber (SP): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
- Corey Littrell (RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
- Ryan Sherriff (RP): 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
- Carson Kelly (DH): 2-5, 2B, 2 RBIs, R
- Harrison Bader (RF): 2-4, SF, 2 RBIs
- Paul DeJong (SS): 1-4, HR, SF, 3 RBIs, R
Entering Monday with some of the lowest offensive statistics in the Arizona Fall League, the Desert Dogs erupted for a dozen runs to defeat the Scorpions, 12-4.
This game was partially highlighted by the Cardinals’ three position players featured in the exhibition season: Carson Kelly, Harrison Bader, and Paul DeJong. Serving as Glendale’s designated hitter, right fielder, and shortstop, respectively, the trio of St. Louis farmhands went 5-for-13 with seven RBIs. Other notable performances in this game belong to Cardinals left-handed pitchers Austin Gomber, Corey Littrell, and Ryan Sherriff. Gomber, Littrell, and Sherriff combined to punch out eleven batters and allow one run on six hits over seven dominant innings on Monday.
Aside from Cardinals prospects, third baseman Drew Ward of the Nationals, first baseman Danny Hayes of the White Sox, and catcher Garrett Stubbs of the Astros all contributed extensively to Glendale’s cause on Monday in some way. The three infielders combined to score seven of Glendale’s twelve tallies.
On Tuesday, the Desert Dogs will return to Camelback Ranch in Glendale to host the Surprise Saguaros in a game slated to begin at 1:35 p.m. CT. In the contest, Francis Martes of the Astros organization will start for the ‘Dogs against Rangers farmhand Reed Garrett for Saguaros.