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St. Louis Cardinals Daily Prospects Report: Playoff Edition -- Mercado's hit streak continues

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The system's offense endured a rough night, scoring just two runs across three games.

Cooney couldn't lead the Redbirds to victory.
Cooney couldn't lead the Redbirds to victory.
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Memphis lost to Omaha 0 - 7

  • Thomas Pham (CF), 0 for 4, 2 Ks
  • Stephen Piscotty (RF), 0 for 4, K
  • Xavier Scruggs (1B), 0 for 4, 2 Ks
  • Greg Garcia (2B), 0 for 3, K
  • Rafael Ortega (LF), 1 for 3
  • Tim Cooney, 4 2/3 IP, 4 Ks, 2 BBs, 6 Hits, HR, 4 ER, Pickoff
Notes:

Ouch. The Redbirds managed just six total bases on five hits, and never managed to draw a free pass. They went down on strikes 11 times. Aaron Brooks piled up 10 Ks in 8 innings, and Tim Collins added another in the 9th.

State College lost to Hudson Valley 0 - 3

  • Darren Seferina (2B), 1 for 4, 2 Ks
  • Nick Thompson (RF), 1 for 4
  • Alex De Leon (1B), 1 for 4, 2B, 2 Ks
  • Brian O'Keefe (C), 1 for 3
  • Daniel Poncedeleon, 5.0 IP, 6 Ks, 2 BBs, 6 Hits, 3 Runs, 1 ER
Notes:

Another shutout, and strikingly similar to the first. Collectively the Spikes went down on strikes 10 times with no walks and picking up just 6 hits for 8 total bases.

Johnson City beat Danville 2 - 1

  • Casey Turgeon (2B), 2 for 4, K, R
  • Oscar Mercado (SS), 2 for 4, K, R, SB
  • Blake Drake (RF), 0 for 4, K
  • Casey Grayson (1B), 1 for 3, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Magneuris Sierra (CF), 0 for 4
  • Chris Rivera (3B), 1 for 4, 2B
  • Jose Godoy (C), 0 for 3, BB
  • Juan Perez, 6.0 IP, 10 Ks, 3 BBs, H, ER
  • Kender Villegas, 3.0 IP, 5 Ks
Notes:

Godoy's walk was the only one in the Cardinals minor leagues on the day.

Mercado is now on a 7-game hitting streak, with 12 hits in that span. In four playoff games he has 7 hits, a walk, and 3 stolen bases. It's nice to see, but I think we'll mostly remember the .224/.303/.306 line from the regular season.

Tonight's Starters:

Memphis: Zach Petrick vs. John Lamb; Memphis trails Omaha 0 - 1 in 5-game series.

State College: Will Anderson vs. Hunter Wood; State College trails Hudson Valley 0 - 1 in 3-game series.

Johnson City: Steven Farinaro vs. Andrew Waszak; Johnson City leads Danville 1 - 0 in 3-game series.