Blake Rutherford (CF) 0-for-2, BB (.167 BA, .634 OPS)
Micker Adolfo (DH) 0-for-4, 3 K (.158 BA, .620 OPS)
Tyler Johnson (RP, 6th) IP, H, 13 pitches/eight strikes (0.00 ERA)
Another flat game for the Desert Dogs, who drop to 3-7. Just a day after it was proclaimed that Adolfo would see right field reps up the wazoo, what ho, he gets a start at DH and strikes out three times. Rutherford had this beauty play in the sixth:
Check out this grab by CF Blake Rutherford...all out hustle! @MLBazFallLeague @whitesox @MLBPipeline @BlakeRuth2 @ProspectsLive @milb @Prospects365 @camelbackranch #defensematters pic.twitter.com/Q9lafbSJIS— Michael Caplan (@M_Caplan) September 30, 2019
As you can see, after this phenomenal diving catch, Rutherford is getting up slowly. Combined with the fact that he was removed from the game in the ninth, it’s a little worrying that Rutherford might be bruised up. Hopefully, nothing too serious.
And another positive, Tyler Johnson maintained his perfect ERA on the AFL season with a ground out-single-line out (the Rutherford play above)-pop out sequence. Keep it up, Ty!