Glendale came into Friday's action in the Arizona Fall League with a 5-4 record after three straight losses. Through nine games, the league was as tight as possible in the standings. Three teams had 5-4 records and three teams had 4-5 records. Friday's game was at home against Salt River and both Mitchell Tolman and Logan Hill were in the lineup. Taylor Hearn would come in to the game and have a rough outing in the 10-4 loss.
Mitchell Tolman batted second and played second base. He has made one start at third base during the AFL, otherwise all of his other games were at second base. Tolman walked in the first inning and scored a run. He walked again in the second inning, then flew out to left field in both the fourth and seventh innings. Tolman struck out in the ninth, leaving him 0-for...
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