2019 Minor League Season
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Author:  CardsofSTL [ June 12 19, 12:41 am ]
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June 11th Wrap


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Warner Ks 10 in Cardinals 4-1 win over RockHounds

Austin Warner struck out 10 over six one-run innings to help the Springfield Cardinals (25-39) cruise to a series-opening 4-1 win over the Midland RockHounds (31-32) on Tuesday night in front of 5,666 fans at Hammons Field.

W: LHP Austin Warner (3-5)
L: RHP Brian Howard (5-3)
S: RHP Junior Fernandez (4)

- A two-run fifth inning for Springfield was the difference on the scoreboard as back-to-back RBI singles by CF Dylan Carlson and DH Randy Arozarena turned a 1-1 tie into a 3-1 lead.

- It was 2B Irving Lopez that scored the go-ahead run in the fifth after a leadoff triple. It was also Lopez that tied the game 1-1 with a solo homer (8) to right field in the bottom of the third.

- Four of Warner's 10 strikeouts came in the second inning after RockHounds DH Chase Calabuig struck out but reached on a wild pitch to leadoff the inning.

- Warner allowed one run on six hits and a walk over his 6.0 innings of work, exiting with 10 strikeouts for the second time this season (5/14 vs. ARK). Warner has struck out seven or more batters in five of his last six starts and has allowed two earned runs or less in three of his last four.

- Cardinals 3B Yariel Gonzalez had a strong Hammons Field debut, batting 2-for-4 with a double.

- Cardinals 1B Chris Chinea continued to swing a hot bat, mashing his eighth home run of the season in the sixth inning and giving Springfield a 4-1 lead.

- RHP Kodi Whitley struck out four over 2.0 perfect relief innings. Fernandez followed suit with a perfect ninth (2 Ks) and his fourth save of the season.

Palm Beach

Fagalde, Santos and Gonzalez shut out Jupiter, Palm Beach wins 2-0

Alex Fagalde, Ramon Santos and Edgar Gonzalez combined for a shutout as the Palm Beach Cardinals defeated the Jupiter Hammerheads 2-0 on Tuesday.

Santos (1-0) picked up the win after he pitched one scoreless inning. Edward Cabrera (5-3) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and three hits while striking out five in the Florida State League game.

Both runs for Palm Beach came in the fourth inning when Chase Pinder scored on a groundout and Scott Hurst hit an RBI single.

The Hammerheads were held scoreless for the ninth time this season, while the Cardinals' staff recorded their seventh shutout of the year.

With the win, Palm Beach improved to 7-2 against Jupiter this season.


Chiefs Win 1-0 Tuesday

The Peoria Chiefs got a timely hit and great pitching all night long to beat the Clinton LumberKings 1-0 on Tuesday night. The win moves the Chiefs to 28-36 with two games left in the series and five games left before the All-Star break.

The game was scoreless into the sixth as neither team had a runner past second base in the first five innings. Brendan Donovan drew a leadoff walk in the sixth from All-Star Humberto Mejia and moved to third on a throwing error by Mejia on a bunt by Delvin Perez. Perez was caught stealing before Nolan Gorman walked to put runners on the corners. Brady Whalen put the Chiefs on top 1-0 with a double off the right field wall but Alexis Wilson popped up and Bryce Denton walked to load the bases. Clinton changed pitchers and Alex Vesia struck out Juan Yepez to end the inning.

Kyle Leahy cruised through the first seven innings on just 86 pitches as he struck out seven and allowed four singles. Clinton didn't have a runner past first base in the first six frames as they hit into one double play and stranded three.

Clinton started the eighth inning with a single and a sac bunt to get their first runner to second base. A groundout to second moved the runner to third but Donovan made a diving play at second base and threw out Chris Torres at first base to end the inning.

Leahy (4-4) picked up the win as he allowed five hits, all singles, over a career-high eight shutout innings. He struck out seven and did not issue a walk. Cole Aker earned his second save as he struck out two in a perfect ninth inning.

Author:  CardsofSTL [ June 13 19, 8:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2019 Minor League Season

June 12th Wrap


Redbirds Roll to 11-5 Win over Salt Lake

The Memphis Redbirds (28-38) broke a 4-4 tie with five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to an 11-5 win over the Salt Lake Bees (Angels) Wednesday night at AutoZone Park.

Memphis batted around in its five-run seventh, and a Tyler O'Neill two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth made it 11-4 in favor of the Redbirds.

The Bees (29-35) led 3-0 after the top of the first and 4-1 after two-and-a-half innings, before Rangel Ravelo hit a two-run home run in the third to make it 4-3. Ravelo then crossed the plate as the tying run in the bottom of the fifth on a John Nogowski double to deep center field.

Evan Kruczynski battled through 5.0 innings on the mound after a tough first inning, finishing with four runs allowed on eight hits. Four Redbirds relievers threw the final 4.0 innings, with Dominic Leone and Hunter Cervenka striking out the final six Bees of the game.

Ravelo was on base five times, singling three times and drawing a walk in addition to his home run. He scored four of Memphis' 11 runs. O'Neill ended the night 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBI.

Every Memphis starter reached base at least once, and seven scored a run.

Memphis had lost its previous 10 home games prior to tonight's win and scored 21 runs in those 10 contests.


RockHounds score 7 after rain delay, Cardinals lose 9-5

A 38-minute rain delay in the top of the sixth did more damage on the scoreboard than it did to the field. The Springfield Cardinals (25-40) entered the delay with a 4-2 lead, but when the sky cleared the Midland RockHounds (32-32) poured six runs on the board in the sixth inning and cruised from there to a 9-5 win.

W: LHP Zack Erwin (4-2)
L: RHP Merandy Gonzalez (1-3)
S: RHP Kyle Finnegan (9)

- Capped by a three-run home run by RockHounds SS Kevin Merrell, Midland scored six of their nine runs in the sixth inning following the rain delay. Gonzalez was on the mound for all six, allowing five runs (2 ER) on three hits and two walks in 0.1 innings. RHP Connor Jones took the mound before the delay and was charged with one run.

- Cardinals RHP Roel Ramirez struck out seven over 3.2 scoreless innings in his fourth start of the season. Generally utilized out of the bullpen, Ramirez allowed just two walks and zero hits.

- Freshly back from a stint at Triple-A Memphis, Cardinals DH Jose Godoy sent a 449-foot home run clear over the team's clubhouse and into the employee parking lot in right field that brought Springfield within 8-5 in the eighth. The exit velocity was estimated at 109.9 MPH.

- The bottom of the RockHounds lineup gave Cardinals pitching fits as the 6-9 hitters combined to go 7-for-15 with three walks, four RBIs and six runs.

Palm Beach

Alonso, Mahan lead Jupiter to 4-2 win over Palm Beach

Lazaro Alonso hit a three-run double in the fifth inning, and Riley Mahan doubled and singled as the Jupiter Hammerheads defeated the Palm Beach Cardinals 4-2 on Wednesday.

The double by Alonso scored Mahan, Angel Reyes, and Eddy Alvarez to give the Hammerheads a 4-0 lead.

The Cardinals cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Lars Nootbaar hit a two-run home run.

Jupiter starter Will Stewart (2-6) picked up the win after allowing four hits over six scoreless innings. Opposing starter Griffin Roberts (0-1) took the loss in the Florida State League game after allowing four runs and six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

For the Cardinals, Nootbaar homered and singled, driving home two runs.

Despite the loss, Palm Beach is 7-3 against Jupiter this season.


Jones’ run leads Clinton to 3-2 win over Peoria

Thomas Jones scored the decisive run on a wild pitch in the second inning, as the Clinton LumberKings defeated the Peoria Chiefs 3-2 on Wednesday.

Jones scored after he hit an RBI double and advanced to third on an error.

The walk by Rivera capped a three-run inning for the LumberKings that started when Jerar Encarnacion hit a home run to cut the Peoria lead to 2-1.

In the top of the first, Peoria scored on a sacrifice fly by Brady Whalen that brought home Brendan Donovan. In the following at-bat, Bryce Denton hit an RBI single, scoring Delvin Perez to give the Chiefs a 2-0 lead.

Encarnacion was a triple short of the cycle in the win.

Clinton right-hander Chris Vallimont (4-4) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on six hits over six innings. Opposing starter Alvaro Seijas (4-5) took the loss in the Midwest League game after allowing three runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Author:  CardsofSTL [ June 14 19, 5:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2019 Minor League Season

June 13th Wrap


Slugfest Goes to Salt Lake, 13-11

Each team had three multi-run innings Thursday night at AutoZone Park, and the difference was a two-run home run by the Salt Lake Bees (Angels) in the top of the ninth that secured a 13-11 win for the visitors over the Memphis Redbirds.

The Bees (30-35) hit four home runs in the game, including Jarrett Parker's go-ahead two-run shot in the ninth, and Memphis (28-39) hit three long balls of its own.

Five Redbirds had multi-hit games, with Adolis Garcia leading the way at 3-for-4 with his team-leading 14th home run of the season. He scored three times. Kramer Robertson was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, three runs, and five RBI, and Randy Arozarena homered and drove in four.

Rangel Ravelo had a double, a walk, and a single in his first three plate appearances, which marked eight-straight plate appearances reaching base going back to being on base five times last night.

Alex Reyes started and worked 3.0 innings for Memphis, allowing four runs on two hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

Memphis pitching walked nine Bees in the game, and five of them scored.

The Redbirds' 11 runs on 13 hits in each of the last two nights are season highs at AutoZone Park this season. In the 10 home games prior to yesterday, Memphis scored a total of 21 runs.


Cardinals take series from RockHounds on Kirtley's 11th-inning walk-off

The Springfield Cardinals (26-40) took the three-game series from the Midland RockHounds (32-33) by a 9-8 final on 1B Zach Kirtley's 11th-inning walk-off single in front of 6,255 fans at Hammons Field on Thursday night.

W: RHP Junior Fernandez (1-1)
L: RHP John Gorman (3-4)

- Kirtley's walk-off winner was set up in part by a wild pitch that allowed LF Conner Capel to advance to third base with one out. Kirtley lined the next pitch into right for win.

- It was Capel that tied the game for the Cardinals in the 11th when he laced a one-out double to the wall in left, scoring C Jose Godoy and making the score 8-8 after the RockHounds pushed a run across in the top half.

- Springfield erased a 6-3 hole in the bottom of the seventh with a four run inning courtesy of an RBI double by Alberto Triunfel, and RBI single by CF Dylan Carlson, an RBI groundout by 2B Irving Lopez and a balk that allowed Carlson to score and the Cardinals to claim a 7-6 lead.

- Fernandez more than earned the win, striking out five over 3.0 innings while allowing just one unearned run and one hit.

- Kirtley led all Cardinals batters with a 3-for-4 night. It's already his second three-hit game at the Double-A level in just eight games with Springfield.

- Capel (2-for-5) and DH Brian O'Keefe (2-for-5) also collected multi-hit games.

- Cardinals starting pitcher RHP Johan Oviedo struck out a season-high nine batters over 5.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and five walks.

Palm Beach

Game Cancelled due to Rain


Hollins leads Clinton over Peoria 3-1

Bubba Hollins doubled and singled twice as the Clinton LumberKings beat the Peoria Chiefs 3-1 on Thursday.

After five scoreless innings, Clinton got on the board in the bottom of the sixth when it crossed the plate for three runs, including an RBI double by Hollins and an RBI single by Davis Bradshaw.

In the top of the ninth, Peoria saw its comeback attempt come up short after Juan Yepez scored on a forceout to get within two.

Clinton starter Alberto Guerrero (3-1) picked up the win after allowing five hits over six scoreless innings. Opposing starter Diego Cordero (2-6) took the loss in the Midwest League game after allowing three runs and four hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Brendan Donovan reached base four times for the Chiefs.

With the win, Clinton improved to 4-2 against Peoria this season.

Author:  CardsofSTL [ June 14 19, 5:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Florida State League's All Star game will be at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter this weekend.

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