The Glendale Desert Dogs came into Tuesday's action with a 9-13 record, giving them eight games left in the fall season to make up a four-game deficit in the standings. Mitchell Tolman was the only Pirate in the starting lineup, while JT Brubaker came out of the bullpen. Glendale lost 6-1, with five of those runs being unearned.

Brubaker came into the day with a 3.86 ERA and ten strikeouts in 9.1 innings. He was called into Tuesday's game very early, getting in during the first inning when Surprise scored four runs. Brubaker allowed singles to the first two batters he faced, before getting a strikeout to end the inning.

In the second, Brubaker retired the side in order by getting two strikeouts and a ground out. The third inning wasn't much different with two ground outs and a strike...

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