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Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Posted: May 23 19, 11:14 am
by Fat Strat
CardsofSTL wrote:
InvincibleCakeEater wrote:This Irving Lopez kid in Springfield should play some MLB. He's essentially a non prospect, but I could easily see him as a new Descalso.
He keeps showing up in the box score doesn't he? You never know how a player might develop or come out of nowhere.
He definitely has some of the Descalso vibe going on. He walks some. Doesn't strike out much. Hits for some power and seems to make decent contact. Don't know about his glove, but he does have the makings of a come-out-of-nowhere MLB player. Maybe not a good one, but something.

Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Posted: May 23 19, 10:49 pm
by CardsofSTL
May 23rd Wrap


Nashville Comes from Behind to Top Memphis
The Memphis Redbirds (23-24) scored the first three runs of the contest and led 4-1 after the top of the sixth, before the Nashville Sounds (Rangers) started a comeback and scored seven unanswered runs to spur an 8-5 win over the Redbirds Thursday night in Nashville, Tenn.

Drew Robinson was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and two RBI, and Tommy Edman homered for the second-straight game. Rangel Ravelo had a ground-rule double to extend his hitting streak to 18 games.

Ravelo's streak ties Matt Carpenter for the third-longest in Redbirds history. He is two shy of matching Adam Kennedy's 20-game hitting stretch for tops in franchise history.

Andrew Knizner opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first, before Robinson homered in the third and then had an RBI single in the fifth to give Memphis a 3-0 lead. Nashville's (18-28) Matt Davidson launched his 15th long ball of the year in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 3-1, and Adolis Garcia had a run-scoring double that plated Ravelo in the top of the sixth to bring the Redbirds' lead to 4-1.

In what would be his final batter faced, Evan Kruczynski surrendered a bases-clearing double to Davidson to knot the game at 4.

In his second Triple-A start, Kruczynski allowed those four runs on six hits in 5.2 innings. He struck out three and walked one.

Dominic Leone finished the sixth and worked a scoreless bottom of the seventh, and the Redbirds stranded a Tyler O'Neill in the top of the eighth.

Jesus Cruz entered in the bottom of the eighth and loaded the bases, before Zack Granite hit a grand slam to give Nashville an 8-4 lead.

Cruz hit the next batter, prompting the benches to empty, and he, manager Ben Johnson, and John Nogowski were ejected in a scuffle that followed.

Nashville has hit 20 Memphis hitters in 11 games between the two clubs this season, compared to three by Redbirds pitchers.

Edman homered with one out in the top of the ninth, but the next two Redbirds were retired to end the ballgame.

The first seven hitters in the Memphis lineup had at least one of the team's 10 hits in the ballgame. Six of those went for extra bases.

Rondon dazzles but Travs strike late for 4-1 win
-In just his second Double-A start, 21 year old RHP Angel Rondon struck out nine batters through 6.0 one-run frames, but the Arkansas Travelers (30-15) plated three runs in the bottom of the eighth to rally for the 4-1 win against the Springfield Cardinals (18-29) at Dickey-Stephens Park on Thursday night.

W: RHP Darin Gillies (2-1)
L: RHP Seth Elledge (2-3)
S: RHP Dan Altavilla (4)

-Arkansas jumped in front with a leadoff solo home run from DH Donnie Walton to start the bottom of the first, the only run allowed by RHP Angel Rondon.

-The Cardinals broke through to tie the game in the top of the eighth when LF Conner Capel connected on a two-out, two-strike RBI single up the middle, scoring 1B Evan Mendoza from third base to even it, 1-1.

-The Travs rallied right away in the bottom of the eighth, working two one-out walks to spark the charge. 3B Logan Taylor, SS Mike Ahmed and C Joseph Odom each then notched an RBI single, as Arkansas reclaimed the lead, 4-1.

-RHP Angel Rondon was superb in just his second-career Double-A start, allowing just the one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine batters through his 6.0 innings.

-Arkansas RHP Andrew Moore allowed just a base hit through his 6.0 scoreless innings, facing the minimum 18 batters during his time on the mound.

-With his base hit in the eighth, 1B Evan Mendoza has now hit safely 20 of his last 22 games.
Palm Beach




Chiefs Win 6-5 Thursday
The Peoria Chiefs took the final game of a five-game series 6-5 over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday afternoon as the hosts left the tying run on base to end the game. The 20-26 Chiefs now head to Iowa for a four-game series in Cedar Rapids.

The Chiefs got off to a great start against Wisconsin starter Reese Olson in the first inning. Brendan Donovan drew a walk, Delvin Perez singled to center and Nolan Gorman put the Chiefs on top 1-0 with a single to right-center. Ivan Herrera reached on an infield single to score Perez and Gorman scored on a bad throw to first on the play. Josh Shaw brought home the fourth run of the inning with a double to right-center to plate Herrera.

Peoria added on in the second inning with the help of an error. With two down, Perez reached on a throwing error by Olson as he attempted to bunt of a single. Gorman beat the shift with a single down the right field line and Perez scored all the way from first for a 5-0 lead with Gorman advancing to second on the throw.

Wisconsin scored three times in the fourth as David Fry once again drove in a run with a groundball through the right-side of a vacated shift. After an error kept the inning rolling, LG Castillo doubled home two before Kyle Leahy got a strikeout and groundout to escape the inning.

In the fifth the Chiefs scored against reliever Wilfred Salaman. Gorman was hit by a pitch to start the inning and he advanced to second on a balk before scoring on a double off the wall by Herrera.

Cole Aker, who is listed as Friday's starter in Cedar Rapids, came out of the bullpen in the sixth and Wisconsin threatened an inning later. Korry Howell reached on an error with one out and Bruce Turang walked. Aker bounced back with consecutive strikeouts to keep the Chiefs on top 6-3.

Wisconsin plated two runs in the ninth on a dropped fly ball with two outs. Edgar Escobar got Fry to pop up to first to end the game with the tying run at first base.

Leahy allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits and one walk over five innings as he struck out four. Aker allowed one hit over two shutout innings as he struck out three and walked one. Escobar nailed down his fourth save as he allowed two unearned runs to score on one hit and one walk while striking out two.

Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Posted: May 25 19, 1:05 am
by CardsofSTL
May 24th Wrap


Ravelo Moves One Shy of Matching Franchise Hitting Streak Mark
Rangel Ravelo homered to extend his hitting streak to 19 games, one shy of tying the franchise record, but the Nashville Sounds (Rangers) took the series finale with the Memphis Redbirds (23-25) Friday night in Nashville, Tenn., 10-6.

Memphis led 6-0, but the Sounds (19-28) scored the final 10 runs of the game. After a one-out walk in the top of the third, the next 18 Redbirds were retired until a one-out single in the top of the ninth.

Ravelo's two-run home run capped a six-run second inning for the Redbirds and brought his hitting streak to 19-straight contests. With a hit in his next game, he will match Adam Kennedy for the franchise record for consecutive games with a hit. Kennedy hit in 20-straight from June 28-Aug. 12, 1999.

Max Schrock had a two-run double in that second inning, Tommy Edman had a sacrifice fly, and Ramon Urias drew a bases-loaded walk.

But it was all Sounds after that, with Nashville scoring two in the second, three in the third, one in the sixth, and four in the seventh to secure the victory.

Jake Woodford started and only gave up three hits, but he was hampered by six walks. He struck out five in 5.0 innings. Chasen Shreve took the loss, walking three and surrendering four runs in one-third of an inning.

The Redbirds had two outfield assists in the game, with Drew Robinson getting an out at second base and Tyler O'Neill notching an out at third.

Travs take Friday night ballgame, 3-1
The Arkansas Travelers (31-15) swung in front with two runs in the seventh to claim the 3-1 win against the Springfield Cardinals (18-30) at Dickey-Stephens Park on Friday night.

W: RHP Darren McCaughan (3-3)
L: LHP Austin Warner (2-4)
S: RHP Zac Grotz (1)

-The Cardinals dealt the first blow with an RBI groundout from LF Conner Capel in the top of the second for the 1-0 lead.

-Arkansas tied it with an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth that scored on an RBI sac fly from 3B Logan Taylor.

-The tie remained until the bottom of the seventh, when an RBI single by C Joe DeCarlo and a run-scoring error bumped the Travs ahead, 3-1, the eventual final score.

-LF Conner Capel has driven in both RBIs for the Cardinals in the series, increasing his season total to 25 RBIs, second-most on the club.

-LHP Austin Warner tossed 6.1 innings with only one earned run (three runs total) on six hits and one walk, striking out eight.

-DH Johan Mieses went 2x4 with a pair of doubles.

-CF Dylan Carlson went 2x4 with a pair of singles, increasing his season average to .287 with 50 hits through his first 45 games.
Palm Beach




Chiefs Score Late Runs to Take Game One
The Peoria Chiefs scored four late runs to take the win 4-1 over the Cedar Rapids Kernels in game one of the series Friday night. The Chiefs improve to 21-26 on the season with game two of the series set for Saturday at 6:35 p.m.

The Kernels broke through against Chiefs starter Franyel Casadilla in the bottom of the fourth. With the bases loaded and one out, Andrew Bechtold hit a sac fly to right field to score the first run of the ballgame to put the Kernels ahead 1-0. The Kernels stranded a man at third when Casadilla induced a popup to Nolan Gorman at third to end the inning.

The Chiefs answered in the top of the sixth to tie the game. Jhon Torres started the inning with a single and advanced to third on a double from Wadye Ynfante. With one out, Torres scored on a Delvin Perez single to tie the game 1-1.

Peoria took their first lead of the ballgame in the top of the seventh, knocking Kernels starter Tyler Palm out of the game. With one out, Leandro Cedeno launched his third homerun of the season to left field to give the Chiefs the 2-1 lead.

The Chiefs continued their late-game hitting to add to their lead in the ninth. Brady Whalen doubled with one out and scored on a double from Cedeno, his second RBI of the night to increase the lead to 3-1. After a Malcom Nunez walk, Torres singled to score Cedeno for the Chiefs final run of the game as they went on to win 4-1.

Casadilla took the no decision, pitching five innings while allowing one run on three hits with one walk. Fabian Blanco (2-1) got the win as he pitched two scoreless innings allowing one hit and striking out one. Sebastian Tabata closed the game with two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two en route to his third save of the season.

Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Posted: May 25 19, 5:23 pm
by CardsofSTL
Palm Beach Cardinals announce 2019 Florida State League All-Stars


The Palm Beach Cardinals announced on Friday the players that will be representing the club at the 2019 Florida State League All-Star Game to be held at their home venue, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, on Saturday, June 15th.

Behind the plate, catcher Julio Rodriguez will be one of just three catchers on the South Division squad. The 21-year-old leads the first place Palm Beach Cardinals with five home runs and has 19 RBI to go with his .339 batting average. He was named Florida State League player of the week for the period beginning on May 12th and will be participating in his first Minor League All-Star game.

The other position player to make the All-Star team for Palm Beach is outfielder Justin Toerner. The 22-year-old from Temecula, California got off to a hot start in April and earned Player of the Month honors for both the Florida State League and St. Louis Cardinals organization. Toerner leads the Florida State league in batting average (.329) and on-base-percentage (.451), and walks (30), ranks second in runs (30), and has amassed 22 RBI primarily out of the leadoff position.

On the mound, relief pitcher Bryan Dobzanski got his second Minor League All-Star nod. The right-hander ranks third in the league with a .059 ERA among pitchers with 10+ appearances, ranks second with 16 total appearances and fourth with 12 games finished. Through 15.1 innings pitched, the 23-year-old has struck out 17 batters and opponents are hitting just .135 against him.

Also making the All-Star squad but not participating due to a promotion to Double-A Springfield is Angel Rondon. The Higuey, Dominican Republic native was 4-1 with a 2.04 ERA in 39.2 innings before the move and had a team high 44 strikeouts and .142 BAA.

Tickets for the Florida State League All-Star Game are on sale now at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium Ticket Office and online at

Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Posted: May 26 19, 12:21 am
by CardsofSTL
May 25th Wrap


10,041 Jam AutoZone Park Saturday Night
A sellout crowd of 10,041 packed AutoZone Park Saturday night as the Memphis Redbirds returned from a road trip to start a nine-day, 10-game homestand, but the San Antonio Missions (Brewers) shut out the Redbirds (23-26), 4-0.

Rangel Ravelo went 0-for-3, ending his hitting streak at 19 games. His streak is tied for the second-longest in franchise history with Scott Seabol in 2005, and he ended up just one game shy of matching Adam Kennedy for the longest in franchise history, which was set in 1999.

Ravelo hit .449 (31-69) during the hitting streak, which spanned from May 2-24. He had eight multi-hit games during the stretch.

Anthony Shew struck out nine in 5.0 innings in his first start back from the Injured List, including striking out the side twice. He allowed three runs on six hits with two walks.

Memphis' best chance to score came in the eighth inning, when it loaded the bases with one out. But back-to-back strikeouts ended the threat.

San Antonio's (29-20) Aaron Wilkerson tossed 5.2 shutout innings, allowing only three hits. He struck out eight. His last start was also against Memphis, and he did not allow an earned run in 6.0 innings with seven punch-outs in that outing.

The Redbirds did not have an extra-base hit in the game, ending their streak of 48-straight games with at least one extra-base knock to start the season.

Cardinals shut out Travs, 1-0
Four Cardinals relievers combined to lead Springfield (19-30) to the 1-0 shutout win against the Arkansas Travelers (31-16) at Dickey-Stephens Park on Saturday evening.

W: LHP Jacob Patterson (4-2)
L: RHP Nabil Crismatt (1-3)
S: RHP Merandy Gonzalez (3)

-The Cardinals scored the game's only run in the top of the fourth inning when LF Dylan Carlson raced home from third base on a wild pitch.

-RHP Roel Ramirez made the spot start for Springfield and escaped his lone jam with back-to-back strikeouts to strand two runners in a scoreless second inning.

-RHP Merandy Gonzalez slammed the door with a game-ending strikeout of 3B Logan Taylor, stranding the potential game-tying run at third base and closing the 1-0 win for Springfield.

-LHP Jacob Patterson (3.1 IP), RHP Ronnie Williams (2.0 IP) and RHP Merandy Gonzalez (1.0 IP) followed Ramirez with scoreless relief work. They combined to retire 14 consecutive Travelers from the fourth inning into the ninth inning.

-LF Dylan Carlson went 3x4 with three singles, collecting all of Springfield's hits in the game and scoring the lone run.

-Arkansas RHP Nabil Crismatt went 7.0 innings with just one run on two hits in the loss.
Palm Beach




Chiefs Score Eight Runs in Ninth Inning Loss
Despite scoring eight runs and knocking 14 hits, the Peoria Chiefs fell 9-8 to the Cedar Rapids Kernels Saturday night.

Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Posted: May 27 19, 3:45 am
by CardsofSTL
May 26th Wrap


Redbirds Upended against San Antonio
The Memphis Redbirds (23-27) came back twice against the San Antonio Missions (Brewers) Sunday night at AutoZone Park and led 4-2 after the sixth inning, but the Missions scored the final five runs of the game and earned a 7-4 win.

Adolis Garcia was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Drew Robinson also doubled and tripled in the game. He drove in two runs.

Ryan Helsley started and gave up one unearned run without a hit in 3.0 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

The game was tied at 1 until the top of the sixth, when San Antonio (30-20) plated a run to take a 2-1 lead. The Redbirds responded with three in the home-half, leading 4-2 after Garcia and Robinson hit back-to-back run-scoring triples. Dominic Leone, in the game as a relief pitcher, made his first professional at-bat and had an RBI groundout for the third tally of the frame.

The Missions came back with two runs in the seventh to tie the game again, before they broke it open with three runs in the top of the ninth on a Tyler Saladino home run. Saladino drove in five runs in the game and also had a three-bagger.

The Redbirds went down in order in the bottom of the ninth to end the ballgame.

Garcia had an outfield assist to nail a runner at the plate.

A day after his 19-game hitting streak ended, Rangel Ravelo went 1-for-4 with a walk.

San Antonio has now defeated Memphis seven-straight times.

Travs take Sunday matinee from Cards, 6-3
The Arkansas Travelers (32-16) closed the series at Dickey-Stephens Park with a 6-3 against the Springfield Cardinals (18-31) on Sunday afternoon.

W: RHP Justin Dunn (4-2)
L: RHP Johan Oviedo (1-1)
S: RHP Darin Gillies (4)

-The Cardinals overcame an early 1-0 deficit with three runs in the third on an RBI single from 1B Evan Mendoza and a two-run triple by CF Randy Arozarena for the 3-1 lead.

-Arkansas jumped in front with three runs in the fifth, striking with an RBI double by 1B Joe DeCarlo and RBI singles from CF Jake Fraley and DH Kyle Lewis to make it 4-3.

-C Joseph Odom accounted for the eventual final score with RBI singles in the sixth and eighth to pad the Travs lead.

-With his RBI single in the third, 1B Evan Mendoza has now hit safely in 21 of his last 15 games.

-C Jose Godoy entered as a defensive replacement in the fourth inning and went 1x1 with a double and a walk through the second half of the game.

-RHP Hector Mendoza tossed 1.2 perfect relief innings, retiring all five of his batters faced in order in the sixth and seventh.
Palm Beach




Chiefs Blown Out Sunday in Iowa
The Peoria Chiefs gave up eight runs in the first two innings and fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernels 14-1 in their first Sunday road game of 2019. The loss drops the Chiefs to 21-28 on the season with a Memorial Day 12:05 p.m. game set to finish the road trip.

The Kernels got on the board n the bottom of the first inning against fill-in starter Mike Brettell. Yeltsin Encarnacion reached on a comebacker and went to second on a throwing error by Brettell before scoring on an infield single by Ben Rodriguez.

Another error plated the Kernels second run in the second inning and Encarnaction launched a three-run homer for a 5-0 Kernels lead. Cedar Rapids loaded the bases with one out and ended Brettell's day when Jacob Pearson doubled home three runs for an 8-0 advantage.

Pearson singled home another run in the fourth against Thomas St. Clair for a 9-0 lead. The Chiefs third error of the game helped the Kernels score two runs against Cole Aker in the fifth inning for an 11-0 lead.

The Chiefs finally got on the board to avoid the shutout in the sixth inning. Brendan Donovan doubled to the wall in left-center to start to the inning and scored on a single to center by Nolan Gorman with one out.

Cedar Rapids collected their 12th run on a double, single, error and two walks in the seventh inning. They scored two more in the eighth against Edgar Escobar with two singles, a RBI groundout and an error for a 14-1 lead.

Brettell (1-1) took the loss as he allowed eight runs, six earned, on eight hits over 1 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out two. St. Clair allowed one run on four hits and one walk over 2 1/3 innings as he struck out one. Aker allowed three runs, one earned, on three hits and three walks while striking out three over three innings. Escobar allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits in one inning of work.

Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Posted: May 27 19, 7:18 pm
by CardsofSTL
May 27th Wrap


Redbirds Lose Two Close Games to San Antonio
The Memphis Redbirds (23-29) were swept in a doubleheader against the first-place San Antonio Missions (Brewers) Monday afternoon at AutoZone Park, losing the first game 3-1 and the second game 2-1.

Kramer Robertson had a hit in each game.

San Antonio improves to 32-20 with the wins. The Missions have defeated Memphis nine-straight times.

Game 1: San Antonio 3, Memphis 1
Tommy Edman led off the bottom of the first inning with his seventh home run of the season, tying a career high in just 39 games played by June, but San Antonio captured a 3-1 win in game one.

All three Missions runs came on home runs. David Freitas hit a two-run shot in the top of the second, and Mauricio Dubon created some breathing room with a solo shot in the top of the seventh.

Memphis brought the winning run at the plate with one out in the bottom of the seventh after back-to-back singles by Robertson and Joe Hudson, but a flyout and a groundout ended the game.

Daniel Ponce de Leon started and allowed two runs on six hits in 5.0 innings of work. Tommy Layne pitched the final 2.0 innings and gave up just the Dubon home run. He struck out three.

Memphis grounded into three double plays and finished 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position in the game.

Game 2: San Antonio 2, Memphis 1
The Redbirds had two singles in the nightcap, with the Missions winning 2-1. Memphis' run came on an error.

Ryan Meisinger took the ball first for the Redbirds and gave up one run on five hits in 4.0 innings.

Chris Ellis walked home the eventual winning run in the fifth. The final 14 Redbirds of the game were retired in order.

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Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Posted: May 28 19, 10:18 pm
by CardsofSTL
May 28th Wrap


Edman Notches Eighth Three-Hit Game of the Season
Tommy Edman had three of Memphis' five hits Tuesday night at AutoZone Park, but the first-place San Antonio Missions (Brewers) shut out the Redbirds, 8-0.

One of Edman's hits was a double. Andrew Knizner stole a base, and Rangel Ravelo had two outfield assists with Adolis Garcia added another.

After Evan Kruczynski tossed 6.0 innings, Chasen Shreve, Dominic Leone, and John Nogowski finished the ballgame with an inning of work apiece.

Knizner and Garcia had Memphis' other hits in the game. San Antonio had 18 to its credit.

The Redbirds (23-30) have lost 10-straight games to San Antonio (33-20), seven-straight games overall, and 12 of their last 14.

Carlson leads Cardinals to 7-4 win over Drillers
The Springfield Cardinals (20-31) erased a 4-1 deficit to beat the Tulsa Drillers (27-23) 7-4 on Tuesday night at Hammons Field in the first of a three-game series.

W: RHP Williams Perez (5-2)
L: RHP J.D. Martin (2-4)
S: RHP Junior Fernandez (2)

- With the Cardinals trailing 4-1 in the fifth, RF Dylan Carlson went opposite field for a two-run double that brought Springfield within a run. Two batters later and with the two-out rally still alive, CF Randy Arozarena tied the game 4-4 with a single to left. Next, Cardinals C Brian O'Keefe put Springfield ahead for good off an RBI double that made it 5-4.

- 2B Irving Lopez gave Springfield a 7-4 lead when he sent his seventh home run of the year over the wall in center in the eighth.

- Carlson led off the game with a Little League home run, tripling off the wall in center and advancing home on an error when the second baseman's throw hit him mid-slide and rolled into left field.

- Carlson finished 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, three runs and two RBIs.

- The Cardinals entered the game ranked second in the Texas League in extra-base hits. They added five more to that total on Tuesday. Carlson, LF Conner Capel and O'Keefe doubled, Carlson tripled and Lopez homered.

- Perez recorded his team-best fifth win of the season, striking out seven on 102 pitches over 6.0 innings, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks.

- Fernandez earned the save by throwing 3.0 shutout innings to close things out, striking out four and walking one without allowing a hit.
Palm Beach

Cardinals fall to Tortugas in homestand opener
It was not the homecoming Palm Beach was looking for on Tuesday night as the Cardinals fell to the visiting Daytona Tortugas 5-2.

Alex Reyes got the start for Palm Beach for the second time in 2019 and was flashing his pitch speed variation all night. He got two strikeouts in the first inning on 98 MPH fastballs and showed off his curveball in the high 70's to get other batters to chase later in his start. In all, Reyes allowed just one earned run (three total) in his 4 ⅓ innings on the mound. The 24-year-old allowed seven hits and just one walk while striking out five.

After returning home following a seven game road trip, the Cardinals wasted no time getting on the board in the first inning putting up a two spot on the board. Justin Toerner got the frame started with a single followed by a Zach Kirtley walk. 2019 Florida State League All-Star catcher Julio Rodriguez hit a one-out single to load the bases and the Yariel Gonzalez, who was the next hitter to the plate, brought a run home with an RBI single. Luken Baker continued the rally with a sacrifice fly bringing home the second runner of the inning, and what would turn out to be, the final Palm Beach run of the night.

Off of Reyes, Daytona tied the game at two in the the third on a one-out RBI triple off the bat of Drew Mount. Reyes proceeded to get Jonathan India out on strikes but allowed a two-out RBI single to Alejo Lopez.

After Reyes departed the game with runners on first and second and one out, CJ Saylor came in relief and immediately induced a fly out to short center field not allowing the runners to advance. With two outs in the frame, Stuart Fairchild hit a go-ahead RBI single to left making it a 3-2 game.

With two outs in the top of the ninth, Daytona scored two insurance runs courtesy of Jonathan India's two-run homer to make it a 5-2 game which would be the eventual final

Palm Beach, who led the league in hitting heading into Tuesday's game, were unable to score at all in the final eight innings, recording just three hits in that span.

Yariel Gonzalez recorded the only multi-hit game for Palm Beach going 2-4. Justin Toerner, Zach Kirtley, Scott Hurst, and Julio Rodriguez each had one hit in the loss.

Out of the 'pen, CJ Saylor threw a scoreless inning and Eli Kraus tossed 1 ⅔ scoreless frames of his own.

Chiefs Blown Out in Rain Shortened Series Opener
With the Peoria Chiefs trailing the Kane County Cougars 9-1, rain ended the game with one out in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday night. The Chiefs fall to a season-worst eight games under .500 at 21-29 with two games left in the homestand.

The Chiefs had a chance to break the scoreless tie in the bottom of the third. With one out, Brandon Riley and Brendan Donovan walked to put runners on first and second. Delvin Perez singled, but Riley was easily thrown out trying to score from second and Donovan was tagged out between third and home in a rundown for an inning-ending double play. Instead of having the bases loaded with one out for Nolan Gorman, the inning ended with the game scoreless.

The Cougars drew first blood in the top of the fourth against Chiefs starter Diego Cordero. A single and an error with two outs put runners on first and third before Cordero balked home the first run of the game.

Kane County added to their lead in the top of the fifth. After a single and a wild pitch, a one-out single scored the first run to increase the Cougars lead to 2-0 and a double put the Cougars up 3-0. A two-out single scored the final run of the inning for the 4-0 lead. Zack Shannon hit a solo home run off Cordero in the sixth inning for a 5-0 lead.

The Chiefs cut into the deficit in the bottom of the sixth against Justin Lewis. With one out, Nolan Gorman doubled and scored on a single by Ivan Herrera to put Peoria on the board down 5-1.

The Cougars blew the game open in the top of the seventh against Sebastian Tabata. He hit the leadoff batter and threw a wild pitch before giving up a two-run homer to Alek Thomas. Tabata walked the next two batters, committed a balk and loaded the bases on a third walk. Fabian Blanco came in and allowed a run to score on a wild pitch before walking in a run.

With the bases full of Cougars and one out in the seventh, the tarp went on the field at 8:57 p.m. The game was officially called at 9:27 p.m. with the 9-1 score standing as official.

Cordero (2-4) took the loss after pitching six innings allowing five runs, four earned on nine hits with four strikeouts and two balks. Tabata allowed four runs on one hit with three walks and one hit batter without recording an out. Blanco walked two and struck out one in his 1/3 of an inning and the bases were loaded against him when the game was called.

Re: 2019 Minor League Season

Posted: May 30 19, 5:45 am
by CardsofSTL
May 29th Wrap


Redbirds Lose Finale to San Antonio, 3-2
The Memphis Redbirds (23-31) tried to climb back from a 3-0 hole but came up just short in a 3-2 loss to the first-place San Antonio Missions (Brewers) in the series finale Wednesday night at AutoZone Park.

San Antonio (34-20) scored three runs off Jake Woodford in the top of the third inning, but Woodford locked down and was dominant after that. After an RBI double for the Missions' third run, the right-hander retired 13 of the final 15 hitters he faced, with a walk erased by a double play, and struck out the side in the seventh in his last inning of work.

He threw 67 of his 107 pitches for strikes and finished with seven strikeouts in 7.0 innings.

Max Schrock went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Memphis' other run in the game scored on a passed ball.

Tommy Edman stole his sixth base of the season for Memphis, and the Redbirds turned a season-high four double plays in the game.

Memphis had the potential tying run on base in the eighth after an Adolis Garcia single, but a pop-out ended the inning. The Redbirds went down in order in the bottom of the ninth to finish the ballgame.

Chris Beck and Tommy Layne threw 2.0 shutout innings in relief of Woodford.

Memphis has lost eight-straight games. San Antonio won the season series with the Redbirds 13-3, including winning the final 11 matchups.

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Palm Beach

Sanmartin Stifles Redbirds
LHP Reíver Sanmartín made sure his Florida State League Pitcher of the Week award didn't change his results. The 23-year-old tossed six scoreless innings, as the Daytona Tortugas blanked the Palm Beach Cardinals, 5-0, on Wednesday night at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

With zeroes across through two, Daytona (29-23) gave Sanmartín a lead to protect in the third. LF Drew Mount (2-5, R, RBI, SO) reached on an error with one out and advanced to second on a single by 3B Jonathan India (2-5, SO). After Mount swiped third, 2B Alejo Lopez (0-4, RBI, BB, 2 SO) hit a slow grounder to second. The infielder's only play was to first, as Mount scored from third to put Daytona in front, 1-0.

In the sixth, the Tortugas added to their lead with the long ball. On the third pitch of the frame, CF Stuart Fairchild (1-4, R, HR, RBI, BB) clocked a deep drive to left. The ball sailed over the left-field fence for a solo home run - his third of the year - to put the visitors up by a pair, 2-0.

Daytona added more insurance in the seventh and eighth. LF Lorenzo Cedrola (2-3, R, 3B, RBI) was plunked to lead off the seventh and scooted to second on a wild pitch. After a ground out moved him to third, Mount drove him in with a single to center. In the eighth, 1B Bruce Yari (1-4, R, SO) and DH Hendrik Clementina (1-4, R, SO) reached on back-to-back one-out singles and moved to second and third on a ground out. With two away, Cedrola hit a slow roller to short. The throw to first was late and wild. The 21-year-old was credited with an RBI infield single - with the second runner crossing on the error - to put the Tortugas ahead, 5-0.

Sanmartín (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 SO) was stellar again on Wednesday night. The southpaw hurled six spotless innings - extending his scoreless streak to 15.0 frames dating back to May 18 - to collect his second win of the season.

It was a tough defeat for Palm Beach's (31-20) RHP Tommy Parsons (5.0 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 4 SO). The Columbus, Ohio native yielded just one unearned run over five innings but suffered his first FSL defeat.


Big Sixth Inning Gives Chiefs Win Wednesday Night
A four-run sixth inning powered the Peoria Chiefs to a comeback 5-2 win over the Kane County Cougars Wednesday night. The Chiefs improve to 22-29 on the season with the series finale set for Thursday at 6:35 p.m.

Kane County opened the scoring in the top of the first against Chiefs starter Colin Schmid. With two outs, Jose Herrera hit a solo homerun for the 1-0 lead.

The Cougars added to their lead in the top of the second. Two singles and an error put runners on first and third and with two outs KeShawn Lynch hit a sac fly to score the second run of the game.

The Chiefs got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth. Josh Shaw led off with a single, advanced to third on a two-out double from Brendan Donovan and scored on a throwing error by Cougars' left fielder Joe Gillette to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Peoria took their first lead in the series in the bottom of the sixth. Nolan Gorman led off with a single and was safe at second on a throwing error. With runners on first and second Brady Whalen hit a bloop single to left to load the bases and Josh Shaw walked to tie the game at two. Jhon Torres cleared the bases with a three-run double, his second of the season, to put the Chiefs ahead 5-2.

Schmid (2-1) earned the win as he pitched six innings allowing two runs, one earned, on nine hits with five strikeouts. Edgar Escobar pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings with three walks and two strikeouts. Evan Sisk pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 innings allowing one hit and striking out two en route to his first save of the season.

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Posted: May 31 19, 2:43 am
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May 30th Wrap


Dodgers Tip Redbirds in Extras in Series Opener
The Memphis Redbirds (23-32) came back from down 1-0 and then 8-6, but the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Dodgers) scored a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning to take a 10-8 win in the series opener Thursday night at AutoZone Park.

Rangel Ravelo finished 3-for-5, ending a home run short of hitting for the cycle, and he drove in three and scored twice. Adolis Garcia launched his 12th home run of the season to cap a four-run Memphis third inning, and he also doubled.

Ramon Urias was 2-for-4, and Tommy Edman drew three walks and scored twice. Kyle Garlick hit a three-run home run for Oklahoma City (19-34) and finished with five RBI.

Anthony Shew battled through 5.0 innings on the mound for the Redbirds, scattering seven hits and allowing four runs, three earned. He struck out five. After Chris Ellis gave up four runs in the Dodgers' sixth to make the score 8-6, the Redbirds scored twice in the home-half to tie the game at 8 after six innings.

Chasen Shreve and Jesus Cruz were solid in 3.0 innings of relief, combining for seven strikeouts, with Shreve striking out the side in the eighth and Cruz doing the same in the ninth.

Oklahoma City scored twice in the top of the 10th off Chris Beck, and the Redbirds went down in order in the bottom of the 10th to end the ballgame.

The teams combined for 26 strikeouts at the plate and 17 walks.

Memphis has lost nine-straight games.

Cardinals sweep Drillers in doubleheader and series
The Springfield Cardinals (22-31) took both games of Thursday night's doubleheader against the Tulsa Drillers (27-25), winning Game 1 by a score of 5-1 and taking Game 2 with a 6-3 final in front of 4,379 fans at Hammons Field.

The doubleheader sweep also secured a three-game series sweep over Tulsa. Springfield won the series opener on Tuesday before Wednesday's weather-forced postponement.

W: RHP Kodi Whitley (1-2)
L: LHP Victor Gonzalez (0-1)
S: RHP Jacob Patterson (1)

- Cardinals 1B Chris Chinea broke a 0-0 tie with a fourth-inning RBI single. Three batters later, LF Dylan Carlson drove home what ended up being the winning runs off a two-out two-RBI single to center that put the Cardinals up 3-0.

- Chinea (2-for-3), 2B Alberto Triunfel (2-for-3) and CF Randy Arozarena (3-for-4) led the Cardinals with multi-hit efforts.

- Cardinals RHP Angel Rondon impressed in his first career start at Hammons Field, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings (2 H, 3 BB, 5 K) before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fourth.

W: RHP Seth Elledge (3-3)
L: RHP Michael Bowden (1-1)
S: RHP Merandy Gonzalez (4)

- After LF Conner Capel put the Cardinals ahead 1-0, 2B Rayden Ascanio blasted his first career Double-A home run. Ascanio's two-run shot extended the lead to 3-0 in the second inning.

- Tulsa tied things up 3-3 after scoring one run in the third and two more in the top of the fourth, but Springfield wasted no time breaking that tie when Chinea lifted a two-run go-ahead homer of the wall in left-center to put the Cardinals back up for good at 5-3.

- The Cardinals used an opener for the second time in a week after righty reliever Roel Ramirez (3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K) started Game 2 of the doubleheader. Springfield moved to 2-0 when using openers.

- Elledge (2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K) and Gonzalez (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings to secure the win and the series sweep.
Palm Beach

Cardinals salvage series with victory on Thursday
The Cardinals were able to salvage the three-game homestand against Daytona with a 2-1 victory to close out the series after dropping the first two matchups.

2019 Florida State League All-Star Alex Fagalde got the start for Palm Beach and flourished. The right-hander gave up just one run on a solo homer in six innings on the mound, giving up four hits and striking out five in the process. This was Fagalde's sixth straight start allowing two or less earned runs.

The Cardinals were first on the board in the third on a Scott Hurst RBI single to right field.

After Daytona's Hendrik Clementina hit a game tying solo homer, it took until the seventh inning for Palm Beach to regain the lead.

With two outs and Jose Martinez on first, Yariel Gonzalez and Scott Hurst hit back-to-back singles giving Palm Beach a 2-1 lead.

The Palm Beach bullpen made sure Daytona would not touch that lead as Mitchell Osnowitz, Patrick Dayton, and Bryan Dobzanski combined for three scoreless innings.

Dobzanski, a 2019 Florida State League All-Star, earned his sixth save of the season and dropped his season ERA to a miniscule 0.52 while recording two strikeouts in the 9th inning.

Osnowitz, who earned a victory out of the bullpen, moved to 1-1 on the season and has not allowed a run over his last 7 ⅓ innings spanning five appearances.

Chiefs Fall 6-2 to Kane County
The Peoria Chiefs fell 6-2 to the Kane County Cougars in their series finale Thursday night. The Chiefs fall to 22-30 on the season as they hit the road to open a weekend series with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Friday at 6:35 p.m.

The Cougars got on the board early in the top of the second against Chiefs starter Michael Brettell. After back-to-back walks to start the inning, Geraldo Perdomo hit a two-run double to score the first two runs of the game, but was thrown out trying to advance to third.

The Chiefs tied the game in the bottom of the fourth against Kane County starter Michel Gelabert. Brendan Donovan led off with a single and Delvin Perez reached on an error. With runners on first and second, Nolan Gorman walked to load the bases and Josh Shaw reached on a fielding error that allowed Donovan and Perez to score to tie the game at two.

Kane County regained the lead in the top of the fifth. With runners on first and second and two outs, Alek Thomas hit a two-run double to give the Cougars a 4-2 lead.

The Cougars added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Two walks and a hit by pitch loaded the bases before back-to-back two-out walks plated two runs to push the lead to 6-2.

Brettell (1-2) took the loss, pitching five innings, allowing four runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Cole Aker pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing one run on three walks and three strikeouts. Freddy Pacheco pitched 1 1/3 innings, issuing one walk and striking out two. Franyel Casadilla pitched one shutout inning, allowing two hits and notching one strikeout.