Zach Petrick started the game off by giving up a homer to Iowa leadoff batter Ryan Kalish. His teammates picked him up in the bottom half of the inning, but neither Petrick nor the Memphis bullpen could keep the I-Cubs off the scoreboard. The depleted Redbird lineup, especially the top half of the order kept the game close.
Petrick had his best start in AAA on May 19th, in the 2 starts since he's given up 15 hits, 8 runs and 5 home runs over 9.2 innings.
Springfield staked Kyle Hald to a big lead early, when they put up 6 runs in the 2nd inning. The S-Cards batted around in the frame, and the rally was topped off by a Jacob Wilson grand slam.
Despite walking 5 Frisco batter in 5.1 innings, Kyle Hald managed to escape serious damage.
In yesterday's DFR fourstick mentioned Jacob Wilson's hot start to his AA career, and the Springfield 2B kept it up tonight. He had the best offensive night in the system and now has 10 extra base hits (2 HR, 8 2B) in 67 Texas League at bats, compared to 12 extra base hits in 121 Florida State League at bats earlier this year.
Silfredo Garcia (SP): 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Sam Tuivailala (RP): .2 IP, K
Chris Thomas (RP): 1 IP, 2 K
Danny Miranda (RP) 1 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Like their AA counterparts Palm Beach jumped out to an early lead. Charlie Tilson got things started with a single and the 4 run 1st was capped off by an Alex Mejia double and a Nick Martini triple. They led by a comfortable margin the rest of the game.
Luke Voit's hot start to his Florida State League career continues. 10 games in to his 1st full-season league assignment he is slasing .385/.467/.641 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, and 2 homers. He has struck out 5 times and walked 6 times.
The Palm Beach bullpen held Daytona scoreless for 2.2 innings, striking out 5, yielding 2 hits and walking 0 in the process.
Alex Reyes (SP): 4.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, HR
Robert Stock (RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
There wasn't much in the way of highlights for the Chiefs. Burlington starter Harrison Cooney threw a complete game shutout, striking out 9 Peoria hitters along the way. Alex Reyes was not able to keep pace, walks once again did him in. He needed 88 pitches to get through 4.2 innings.
This was Ronald Castillo 1st game back in the lineup since going on the DL May 20th.
Juan Herrera's stolen base was his team leading 20th. His 20 stolen bases this year is 1 more than his minor league career total (2011-2013) before this season.
Carson Kelly allowed 2 stolen bases and also had a throwing error on a pickoff attempt.
Memphis: TBA (Zach Petrick is listed as the starter, but he started last night)