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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Mejia and Wisdom Homer For Springfield, Casey Grayson Has A Big Night For Johnson City

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The system goes 5-3 on the night, and Memphis, Peoria, Palm Beach, State College the GCL Cardinals play games with postseason implications.

Patrick Wisdom
Patrick Wisdom
Rob Carr

Memphis 11 - New Orleans 6

Notables:
  • Tommy Pham (CF): 2-6, R, 3B, RBI
  • Pete Kozma (SS): 0-4, R, BB
  • Stephen Piscotty (RF): 3-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB (11)
  • Xavier Scruggs (1B): 2-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
  • Luis Mateo (2B): 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI
  • Mike O'Neill (LF): 1-4, 2 K
  • Heath Wyatt (SP): 3.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 0 K
  • David Aardsma (RP): 1.1 IP, 3 K
  • Kevin Siegrist (RP): 1 IP, R, BB, 2 K
Notes:
  • The Redbirds have 3 more games with the Zephyrs to close out the season, and with last night's win they maintained a 3 game lead in the American Southern Division of the Pacific Coast League. The Redbirds will have a chance to clinch the division tonight.
  • Heath Wyatt was making the 1st start of his professional career.
  • Last night's game clocked in at just a hair under 4 hours, which was the longest 9 inning game in Memphis Redbird history.

Springfield 6 - Arkansas 3

Notables:
  • Breyvic Valera (2B): 3-4, RBI
  • Cody Stanley (DH): 0-4
  • Curt Smith (RF): 1-4, R, HR, RBI
  • Alex Mejia (SS): 1-4, R, HR, RBI, BB
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 2-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB
  • Matt Williams (CF): 1-4, R
  • Kurt Heyer (SP): 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 6, K 1 HR
  • Mitch Harris (RP): 2 IP, H, BB, K
Notes:
  • Pat Wisdom hadn't had a multi-hit game since August 1st heading in to Wednesday's game, and now he has back-to-back multi-hit games. He has had a very disappointing season in Springfield, his line for the year is .217/.280/.368 with an ugly 30.5% K%. His 8th inning homer was his 1st since July 28th.
  • Alex Mejia is posting his highest BB%, lowest K% and the 2nd highest ISO of his career in Springfield.

St. Lucie 3 - Palm Beach 1

Notables:
  • Nick Martini (CF): 1-3, BB, K
  • Bruce Caldwell (3B): 0-4, K
  • Luke Voit (DH): 1-4, R, 3 K
  • Mason Katz (2B): 1-3, BB, K, SB (3)
  • Jimmy Bosco (RF): 1-3, K
  • Jimmy Reed (SP): 6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
  • Kevin Herget (RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Notes:
  • Palm Beach got off to an early lead, scoring in the 2nd inning, but St. Lucie was able to tally a run in the 4th, 6th and 7th innings and Palm Beach's bats went cold.
  • The loss was the 4th straight for Palm Beach, and they now trail Bradenton by 1.5 games with 2 to be played.

Peoria 10 - Beloit 4 (7 Innings)


Notables:
  • Vaughn Bryan (LF): 1-4, R, 2 RBI, K
  • CJ McElroy (CF): 1-4, 2 R, 2 SB
  • Justin Ringo (1B): 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K
  • Ronal Castillo (DH): 1-3, 2 RBI, BB
  • Rowan Wick (RF): 2-4, RBI, K
  • Steve Bean (C): 1-4, RBI
  • Rafael Medina (3B): 1-3, R, 2B
  • Richie Pedroza (SS): 2-2, 2 R, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
  • Michael Schulze (2B): 1-2, 2 R, 2B
  • Chase Brookshire (SP): 4.1 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Robert Stock (RP): 2.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K

Beloit 7 - Peoria 2 (7 Innings)


Notables:
  • CJ McElroy (CF): 1-3
  • Carson Kelly (C): 0-3, K
  • Ronald Castillo (LF): 2-3, R, K
  • Rowan Wick (RF): 0-2, R, BB, 2 K
  • Ronnierd Garcia (3B): 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Vaughn Bryan (PH): 0-1
  • Kyle Helisek (SP): 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Robert Stock (RP): 0.2 IP, 2 H, R, BB
Notes:
  • The Chiefs played a pair of 7 inning games to make up for Thursday's rainout.
  • After splitting the doubleheader the Chiefs are now 2 games out in the Midwest League wildcard standing with 3 games to play.
  • With Kyle "Heal Your Home With" Helisek's strikeout in the 1st inning of game 2 the Chiefs set the franchise record for most strikeouts in a season.

Batavia 6 - State College 1

Notables:
  • Darren Seferina (2B): 0-4, 2 K
  • Danny Diekroeger (3B): 0-1
  • Robelys Reyes (SS): 0-4, K
  • Nick Thompson (RF): 2-3, BB, K
  • Alex De Leon (1B): 1-3, R, BB
  • Kenny Peoples-Walls (LF): 1-4, K
  • Will Anderson (SP): 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Notes:
  • The loss dropped the Spikes to the 3rd seed in the New York-Penn League Playoffs with 3 games left on the schedule.

GCL Red Sox 7 - GCL Cardinals 4


Notables:
  • Magnueris Sierra (CF): 0-2, 2 K
  • Edmundo Sosa (SS): 2-3, R, BB, K
  • Mike Pritchard (1B): 2-4, R, K
  • Jake Gronsky (3B): 1-4, R, 2B, RBI
  • Derek Gibson (LF): 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
  • Malik Collymore (DH): 0-4, 2 K
  • Ramon Santos (SP): 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Notes:
  • There was a berth in the GCL Championship on the line, and the loss marked the end of the season for the GCL Cards.
  • The Cardinals scored three in the 1st to take an early lead, but the GCL Sox clawed there way back into the game, scoring a run in each of the next 3 innings to tie the game up. The Sox hit for the cycle in the 7th and plated 4 runs to take the lead for good. The Cards scored a run in the bottom of the 8th on a Derek Gibson inside-the-park home run, but that was as close as things got.
  • Magneuris Sierra was the team's offensive star this season, the 18 year old hit .368/.434/.505 to lead the team in all 3 slash stats. His 13 steals (caught 3 times) led the team as well. Malik Collymore and Michael Pritchard also turned in nice seasons, and Eliezer Alvarez slashed .353/.413/.632 in 68 at-bats.
  • On the pitching side, Frederis Parra led the team in ERA, strike outs, and innings pitched (2.70, 34, 46.2) while Jack Flaherty had the best K% (29.8%) striking out 28 batters and walking 4 in 22.2 innings.

Johnson City 7 - Greeneville 2


Notables:
  • Carlos Torres (CF): 1-5, K
  • Cole Lankford (LF): 0-5, R, 2 K
  • Oscar Mercado (SS): 2-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 K, SB (26)
  • Casey Grayson (DH): 2-3, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, K
  • Jesus Ustariz (1B): 4-4, BB
  • Chris Rivera (3B): 1-5, R, 2B
  • Steven Farinaro (SP): 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Notes:
  • Friday night was the regular season finale for Johnson City, the Cardinals will open up the postseason on Sunday against the Twins Appalachian League affiliate

Probables:

Memphis: Petrick

Springfield: TBD

Springfield: TBD

Palm Beach: Littrell

Peoria: Alex Reyes

State College: Scott Squier