The Glendale Desert Dogs played their third night game this week on Thursday night. It's also their final night game of the season. They faced Salt River on the road, with Kevin Kramer and Logan Hill both in the lineup. This is the first game this season with PITCHf/x available, but no Pirates came on to pitch. The Desert Dogs went into the game with the best record (5-3) in the league, but lost their third contest in a row, dropping a 5-1 decision.
Kramer was at shortstop again, the only position he has played in the Arizona Fall League, and he batted second. He grounded out to second base in his first at-bat. Kramer singled on a line drive to left field to lead-off the fourth inning, then walked in the sixth. He flew out to right field in the eighth inning, leaving him 1-for-3 with a ...
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