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Glendale is first! (in the elimination standings)

Another awful game from White Sox hitters paces flaccid Dogs attack

Tyed no more: Another scoreless inning from Tyler Johnson could not prevent Glendale from being eliminated from the playoffs on Friday.
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Surprise Saguaros 3, Glendale Desert Dogs 1

Blake Rutherford (rf) 0-for-4, 3 K (.186 BA, .674 OPS)
Gavin Sheets (1b) 0-for-3, BB, 2 K (.211 BA, .555 OPS)
Tyler Johnson (rp, 5th) IP, H, BB, HOLD (3), 22 pitches/13 strikes (1.23 ERA)

Well, Glendale had just three hits on Friday, so you had a feeling it was going to be a tough box score for any White Sox playing. Indeed. Rutherford and Sheets combined for five of the 13 Desert Dogs whiffs on the night, going hitless in seven at-bats. Glendale did not manage an extra-base hit in the game.

On the bright side, Johnson was strong again; a bit sloppier a frame than we’re used to seeing him in AFL play with a infield single and a walk, but no worries, TJ was scoreless again.

Tomorrow it’s off to Scottsdale, as the Desert Dogs can play freely, unfettered by any pressure to be a playoff team in 2019.