Glendale played their fourth game of the Arizona Fall League season on Thursday afternoon. They came into the day with a 2-1 record, coming off of a win at home against Surprise with the help of Kevin Kramer, who reached base four times. The Desert Dogs faced Surprise again today with Mitchell Tolman and Logan Hill both getting their second starts. Two Pirates came out of the bullpen in the 7-6 Glendale victory.
Tolman was at third base in this game after playing second base in his first game. He was a Gold Glove third baseman in college, which is a prestigious award considering that they only give away one per position in all of college. Basically, you're beating out an enormous group of players eligible at each position. Since signing, Tolman has played 52 games at third base, though ...
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