Daily Farm Report - 4/28/13

A daily recap of the minor league players in the Cardinals farm system.

Sorry for the delayed recap -- 6 games on the docket from yesterday. The Springfield blow out being the highlight. Taveras, Wisdom, O'Neill and Gast all have excellent days.

Memphis 1, Nashville 0 (Game 1: 7 innings)

  • Oscar Taveras was 2-for-2 with a home run and a walk.
  • Kolten Wong was 0-for-3.
  • Ryan Jackson was 3-for-3.
  • John Gast struck out 7 in 5 scoreless innings. He walked 1 and allowed 2 hits. Gast is really working on a different level this season. He's thrown almost 30 scoreless innings to start the season striking out 29 and walking just 7. On top of all that, he's maintained excellent groundball rates. Something significant seems to have changed.

Memphis 2, Nashville 1 (Game 2: 7 innings)

  • Justin Christian was 2-for-3 with a double.
  • Chad Huffman was 1-for-2 with a home run and a walk.
  • Oscar Taveras and Kolten Wong both went 0-for-3.
  • It was a bullpen start on account of the double header. Nick Greenwood pitched 3 shutout innings allowing 4 hits and striking out 2.
  • Sam Freeman followed with 2 strikeouts and 2 hits in 2 scoreless innings.
  • Eric Fornataro allowed the lone run in his 2 innings of work. He struck out 2 and allowed 2 hits.

Springfield 15, Arkansas 2 (Game 1: 7 innings)

Springfield 0, Arkansas 1

  • Mike O'Neill was 2-for-2 with a walk. After this weekend, O'Neill is hitting .338/.479/.378, which is a bizarre line but also very Mike O'Neill.
  • Springfield went 4-for-24 (all singles) with 3 walks in the game.
  • Anthony Ferrara struck out 5 in 5 innings. He allowed 1 run on 1 walk and 4 hits.
  • Deryk Hooker and Dean Kiekhefer both pitched a perfect inning striking out 1.

Palm Beach 4, Daytona 7

  • Nick Longmire was 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Matt Williams was 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks.
  • Scott Gorgen was roughed up for 4 runs in 3.2 innings. He allowed 5 hits and walked 4 while striking out 2. Might be time to see if he can make a run at the majors from the bullpen. It sure seems like his window of opportunity has closed as a starter.
  • Jose Almarante allowed 2 runs in 2.1 innings and Brandon Creath allowed a run of his own in 2 innings of work.

Peoria 4, Bowling Green 9

  • Patrick Wisdom was 3-for-4 with a double.
  • Jacob Wilson was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Tyrell Jenkins was on the wrong side of the walk today. He gave out 5 free passes in 2.1 innings. He allowed 4 hits and 5 runs while striking out just 2.
  • Dixon Llorens struck out 3 in 3 innings of relief. He allowed 1 run on 2 hits (solo home run).
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