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Daily Farm Report: Big Night For The Memphis Middle Infield

Greg Garcia continued his hot start, and his double play partner Pete Kozma got in on the act as Memphis trounced Round Rock 8-0. The rest of the system went 2-1.

Pete Kozma hit his 2nd homer of the season for Memphis on Friday
Pete Kozma hit his 2nd homer of the season for Memphis on Friday
Bob Levey

Memphis 8 - Round Rock 0

Notables:

  • Greg Garcia (2B): 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, CS
  • Randal Grichuk (DH): 1-5, R
  • Oscar Taveras (CF): 2-5
  • Stephen Piscotty (RF): 2-5, 2 R, RBI
  • Joey Butler (LF): 2-3, R, RBI, 2 BB
  • Xavier Scruggs (1B): 1-5, RBI, K
  • Pete Kozma (SS): 2-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
  • Angel Castro (SP): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3BB, 4 K
  • Jorge Rondon (RP): 2 IP, H, K
  • Keith Butler (RP): 1 IP, K
  • David Aardsma (RP): IP,
Notes:

  • Memphis only struck out twice as a team.
  • Greg Garcia and Oscar both extended their respective hitting streaks to 10 games.
  • Garcia is now slashing .278/367/.570, but has struck out 21 times in 19 games.
  • Pete Kozma's home run was his second since being sent back down to Memphis.

Springfield 3 - Arkansas 2


Notables
  • Mike O'Neill (LF): 0-3, R, BB, K
  • James Ramsey (CF): 0-3, R, BB, K
  • Aledmys Diaz (SS): 2-4
  • Cody Stanley (DH): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K
  • Rafael Ortega (RF): 0-3, R, BB, K
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 1-4, K, E (7)
  • Kurt Hayer (SP): 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • Ronnie Shaban (RP): IP, H, 3 K
Notes:
  • Mike O'Neill's K% this season (13.8%) is more than double his rate last year (6%) in Springfield.
  • Cody Stanley's double was Springfield's only extra base hit of the night.

Fort Myers 5 - Palm Beach 1

Notables:

  • Charlie Tilson (CF): 3-5, R
  • Starlin Rodriguez (LF): 0-4, BB, 3 K
  • Breyvic Valera (3B): 2-4, K
  • Jacob Wilson (2B): 0-3, BB, K
  • Matt Williams (SS): 1-4, 2 K
  • Alex Mejia (DH): 2-4, K
  • Thomas Lee (SP): 5.1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, BB, 5 K, HR
  • Dixon Llorens (RP): 2.1 IP, 3 K
Notes:

  • Llorens has struck out almost 40% of the batters he's faced this year. He's also walked over 20% them.

Peoria 8 - Quad Cities 4

Notables:

  • C.J. McElroy (CF): 1-5, RBI, K
  • Carson Kelly (C): 1-4, R, Passed Ball
  • Ronald Castillo (RF): 3-3, 2 R, BB
  • Jacob Wilson (3B): 1-5, RBI, 2 K
  • Kenneth Peoples-Walls (LF): 1-4, R, K
  • Matthew Young (DH): 1-4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI, K
  • Mason Katz (1B): 1-4, R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
  • Jimmy Reed (SP): 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K
  • Robert Stock (RP): 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Notes:

  • Carson Kelly allowed 2 stolen bases (he also caught a would be base stealer) and a passed ball. He has had some of the growing pains one would expect from a player learning to play catcher at the professional level, but it has not had much of an effect on his offense thus far.
  • Ronald Castillo is now slashing .323/.348/.508

Today's Probables (Cardinal affiliates in bold):

  • Memphis (Cooney) @ Round Rock (Tepesch)
  • Springfield (TBD) @ Arkansas (Roth)
  • Palm Beach (Cory Jones) @ Fort Myers (Hurlbut)
  • Quad Cities (Feliz) @ Peoria (Silfredo Garcia)

Happy VEB Day to everyone who will be at the game today.