AFL 10/16/13 recap: Pratt Maynard's homer proves to be difference in Glendale win

Pratt Maynard's two run homer in the 6th played a big part in the Desert Dogs win on Wednesday

The Desert Dogs kept their home record perfect on Wednesday by defeating the Rafters 8 to 6. Salt River scored first with a couple of runs in the 4th, but Glendale answered back with 5 unanswered scores to take the lead for good. Dodger catching prospect Pratt Maynard, who had a RBI groundout early in the game, also provided the Desert Dogs with some insurance runs (which they would eventually need) in the 6th when he crushed a 2-run homer. That long ball was just one of three extra base hits for Glendale, and only two batters had multi-hit games. One of those was Brian Cavazos-Galvez who didn't start the contest, but still managed to go 2 for 3 with a RBI to increase his average to .467.

On the mound starter Andrew Heaney (Marlins) didn't quite have his best stuff as he allowed 4 hits and 2 runs over 3.2 frames, then Drew Hayes (Reds) followed in relief and recorded the win despite tossing just 1 inning. The only pitcher affiliated with the Dodgers to throw in this game was the lefty Mike Thomas, and unfortunately he had a rough outing. Thomas gave up 2 runs on 3 hits, one those being a homer, in his second outing of the season, yet he still managed to record a hold. Nick Wittgren (Marlins) eventually collected the save with a perfect 9th.

10/16/13 Glendale Desert Dogs Box Score

Coming up: The Desert Dogs will play the Rafters again on Thursday, and the pitching matchup will be Stephen McCray (White Sox) for Glendale vs Aaron Sanchez (Blue Jays) for Salt River.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker