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Arizona Fall League: Carson Kelly and Harrison Bader Go Deep as 'Dogs Win

Cardinals prospects homer to contribute to the Desert Dogs' 15-3 victory over the Javelinas.

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After an off day on Sunday, the Glendale Desert Dogs took on the Peoria Javelinas at Camelback Ranch on Monday afternoon.

Desert Dogs 15, Javelinas 3

  • Carson Kelly (DH): 3-5, HR, 3 RBIs, R
  • Harrison Bader (RF): 1-5, HR, 2 RBIs, R, 2 Ks
  • Ryan Sherriff (RP): 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

The Desert Dogs broke out for a season-high fifteen runs on Monday afternoon to defeat the Javelinas, 15-3, and up their record to 11-12 to this point in the Arizona Fall League.

The Desert Dogs did a chunk of their damage off Javelinas lefty Kyle McGrath. McGrath was lit up for six earned runs through his outing, one that required the 21-year-old left-hander to administer 52 pitches, although he did not record an out in the third inning.

Outfielder Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers’ farm system was one of the Desert Dogs’ many key contributors on Monday, as the left-handed-hitting 21-year-old went 2-for-4 with five RBIs, including a three-run homer, his second long ball of the exhibition season. In 117 games between the Double-A and Triple-A levels this year, Bellinger slashed .271/.365/.507 with 44 extra-base hits, including seventeen doubles, a triple, and 26 home runs.

Cardinals prospects Carson Kelly and Harrison Bader factored into Glendale’s big day, too, as the pair combined to go 4-for-10 with two home runs -- their third and second of the AFL, respectively -- and five RBIs. After driving in three runs on Monday, Kelly now has seventeen RBIs through fifteen games this exhibition season.


On Tuesday, the Desert Dogs will square off with the Scottsdale Scorpions at 3:35 p.m. CT. For the ‘Dogs, Chris Anderson of the Dodgers’ organization will take the mound opposite of Grayson Long of the Angels.