The Desert Dogs won their 4th straight game on Saturday after they defeated the Scorpions 3 to 2. Unfortunately their late winning streak may be too little too late as Glendale is still 2.5 games out of first place with just 4 games to play.
The Desert Dogs scored just two batters into the bottom of the first after a Marcus Semien (White Sox) double brought home leadoff man Brent Keys (Marlins). Three innings later Brian Cavazos-Galvez connected on a solo homer, his second bomb of the AFL season, and then later in the frame the aforementioned Keys singled in a run. Pratt Maynard was the only other Dodger in the lineup but he went 0 for 4 with a trio of strikeouts.
Staked to a 3 run lead starter Andrew Heaney (Marlins) continued the recent trend of excellent pitching by Glendale as he tossed 5 innings of no-hit ball. Heaney was actually nearly perfect during his time on the mound as a single walk was his only blemish. A couple of Dodger relievers allowed the only runs of the game for Glendale, starting with Jarret Martin who allowed 2 hits and a walk in the 7th inning. In the 9th Yimi Garcia came into the game for his first save opportunity, and while he did convert he was touched up for his a run on a HBP, a double, and a sac fly.
11/9/13 Glendale Desert Dogs Box Score
Coming up: There is no game on Sunday, and in fact the surging Desert Dogs only have 4 games left in their season. As I mentioned above, at 2.5 games out of first place it's going to take a miracle for Glendale to climb into first place.