Arizona Fall League

AFL Recap: Mitch Keller Keeps Glendale’s Playoff Hopes Alive in His Season Finale

Mitch Keller made his final AFL start on Wednesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
AFL Recap: Mitch Keller Keeps Glendale’s Playoff Hopes Alive in His Season Finale
John Dreker

Glendale came into Wednesday's game needing victories in their final two regular season games to have a shot at the AFL title game on Saturday. They also needed two losses from first place Peoria for that to happen. Peoria has a night game tonight, so all Glendale had to worry about in today's afternoon game was beating Salt River and they sent Mitch Keller to the mound for his final fall start. Coming into the game, Keller led all AFL starters with a 1.37 ERA and an 0.76 WHIP. Mitchell Tolman was the only Pittsburgh Pirate in the starting lineup on this day, as Glendale did their part i keeping the playoff hopes alive with a 5-4 win.

Keller started the game off with a grounder to second base for the first out. That was followed by a line drive single to center field, where an error all...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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