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Glendale’s stellar pitching dominates Scottsdale

White Sox rock: Zach Thompson finishes the job Luis Robert started

Push It: Robert pushes his average to better than .300 again, with two hits today.

Glendale Desert Dogs 3, Scottsdale Scorpions 0

Luis Basabe (CF): 0-for-4, 1 BB, 4 K

Luis Robert (RF): 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Zach Thompson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Well, Robert has been doing well. Right off the bat, he drove in the first run of the game for Glendale with a single. That was his fifth RBI in nine games this AFL season. While Basabe recorded two outs in his first two at-bats, Robert continued his production. He singled again in the third inning. This time, he came around to score.

While the White Sox hitting prospects earned a split decision, the day goes down as a win because of how well the Desert Dogs pitched. From the starter/Cleveland prospect Justin Garza to Chicago’s own Zach Thompson, who closed out the game, Glendale’s pitchers were brilliant. In nine innings, its pitchers struck out 11 and only walked one. In the ninth with Thompson, he did allow a hit, but with 11 strikes to six balls he was able to shut down the other three hitters. It was his second save of the year, and he now has a 1.13 ERA in Arizona.

Meanwhile, Robert and Basabe both reached base via walk as the game went on. However, neither collected any further hits as the Desert Dogs hitters faltered down the stretch. But after Robert’s two-hit day, he is now batting .316 in Arizona.