Scott Snodgress pitches perfect relief inning in AFL appereance


Sep 17, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Scott Snodgress (68) delves a pitch in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The second game of the Arizona Fall League season for the Glendale Desert Dogs saw five prospects of the Chicago White Sox see game action in a 7-4 loss to the Surprise Saguaros.

The starting pitcher was Francellis Montas, and he allowed three runs, with just one being earned in 3.1 innings. In the start, he gave up four hits and walked one, eventually finishing with three strikeouts.

Montas’ ERA after his first fall start is 2.70.

Two other White Sox players from their minor league organizations also pitched for the Desert Dogs on Thursday with Jefferson Olacio pitching one inning of relief in the seventh inning.

In his one inning, Olacio allowed two earned runs on one hit and two walks. He allowed one home run in his outing.

Scott Snodgress pitched a perfect eighth inning in relief, finishing with one strikeout.

At the plate for the Desert Dogs, shortstop Tim Anderson (a former first-round pick by the White Sox in ’13) went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts.

Nick Basto, who batted seventh in the order and played first base, was 1-for-3 with one run, one RBI, two walks and a strikeout.

It seemed the White Sox prospects had an up and down day. It was good to see Snodgress pitch a perfect inning in his relief appearance as he could end up being a possibility to help the White Sox bullpen sometime down the road.

The Desert Dogs are 1-1 after two fall league games. Their game on Wednesday was postponed. They are scheduled to play at Scottsdale against the Scorpions on Friday.