Gavin Sheets (1b) 2-for-5, 2B (5), RBI (7), K (.239 BA, .614 OPS)
Micker Adolfo (dh) 1-for-4, HR (4), R, RBI (6), BB, 2 K (.180 BA, .701 OPS)
Blake Rutherford (rf) 1-for-5, RBI (7), 2 K (.191 BA, .712 OPS)
Bernardo Flores (sp) 2 ⅔ IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, WP, 55 pitches/32 strikes (7.97 ERA)
Vince Arobio (rp, 7th) IP, BB, 2 K, 17 pitches/9 strikes (7.45 ERA)
Tyler Johnson (rp, 9th) ⅓ IP, H, ER, HR, 6 pitches/4 strikes (2.35 ERA)
Not Glendale’s best game tonight, as Flores was bounced out of the box as part of a five-run River Rafters third. Yet thanks to a rally that tied the game 5-5 in the fifth, Flores was off the hook for the loss.
The other part of the game involved another Desert Dogs meltdown, this time in the ninth inning, where Salt River turned a 7-5 deficit into an 11-7 lead; the capper 11th run came from a gopher ball tossed by Johnson.
Offensively, the White Sox prospects were OK, going a combined 4-for-14 with a double, HR and three RBIs. The round-tripper came courtesy of fall all-or-nothing clubber Adolfo:
Unfortunately, as has been the case all too often this fall, the South Siders contributed more than their fair share of whiffs to the cause — a combined five of nine tonight.