The Game: The Phoenix Desert Dog extended their winning streak to four games with a 1-0 win over the Peoria Saguaros on Saturday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
The lone run of the game came in the second inning. Matt Angle struck a solo home run to right center to give the Desert Dogs the 1-0 margin of victory.
Stephen Strasburg struck out 6 of the 14 batters he faced enroute to his league leading fourth win of the season with the shut-out performance. Heath Rollins, Toshiyuki Yanuki and Drew Storen assisted in holding the shut-out intact to the end with Storen earning the save.
Phoenix Desert Dogs Player of the Game: Stephen Strasburg; improved to 4-1 with the win, allowed no runs on 1 hit with 6 strikeouts and a walk in 3 2/3 innings on the mound.
Rays Organization Stats:
Nevin Ashley; 1 for 4 with a stolen base and 3 K’s.
Shawn O’Malley; 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 K’s.
Heath Rollins; earned second hold of the season with 1 1/3 no-hit innings with 1 strikeout.
A Look Ahead: Sunday is an off day for all AFL teams. Play resumes on Monday as the Phoenix Desert Dogs (17-11) face the Mesa Solar Sox (13-14) at HoHoKam Park. Mitch Talbot (2-0, 5.30) will be on the mound for Phoenix against Randor Bierd (3-1, 5.50) for Mesa.