Salt River suffered its third straight loss, dropping a 7-5 decision to Glendale on Thursday night.
Drew Ward was the sole Nationals position player to appear. He batted eighth and was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and a GIDP. Defensively, he committed two errors and had one assist.
Abel De Lost Santos pitched the 8th but was rocked for three runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out two and was charged with a wild pitch, a blown save, and the loss.
The Rafters head back out on the road for a short ride to Mesa tonight. John Simms is scheduled to make his first AFL start.