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Arizona Fall League: Cardinals Struggle as 'Dogs Shut Out

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs played one of the biggest baseball games we've seen in a lo(ooooo)ng time; nonetheless, here's a recap of the Desert Dogs' game instead.

Carson Kelly failed to record a hit in Glendale's shutout loss on Tuesday.
Carson Kelly failed to record a hit in Glendale's shutout loss on Tuesday.
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On Tuesday, the Glendale Desert Dogs hosted the Surprise Saguaros at Camelback Ranch in their thirteenth game of the Arizona Fall League.

Saguaros 4, Desert Dogs 0

  • Carson Kelly (C): 0-4
  • Paul DeJong (SS): 1-3
  • Rowan Wick (RP): 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

After scoring a season-high twelve runs in Monday’s game, the Desert Dogs were held to just four hits in a 4-0 loss to the Saguaros on Tuesday afternoon. With the loss, the Desert Dogs are now 4-9 as we hover near the midpoint of the Arizona Fall League season.

En route to his first win in as many decisions during the AFL, Saguaros starter Reed Garrett held the Desert Dogs to one hit during his four-inning outing. During the start, Garrett punched out three batters, accounting for one-third of his pitching staff’s strikeout total for the evening.

On the offensive side for the Saguaros, catcher Mitch Garver did the much of the damage. Garver, a member of the Twins organization, went 2-for-4 with a home run, his second of the exhibition season after hitting twelve during the regular season.

The flip side of this picture is much smaller, as the Desert Dogs failed to do much of anything at the dish on Tuesday. Cardinals farmhands Carson Kelly and Paul DeJong -- who combined for three hits and five RBIs on Monday -- managed just one hit and manufactured no runs in Tuesday’s contest.


On Wednesday, the Desert Dogs will take on the Salt River Rafters at Salt River Field. This game is slated to begin at 1:35 p.m. CT and feature a pitching matchup of Spencer Turnbull for the Rafters and Nolan Sanburn for the ‘Dogs.