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Weekend DFR: Did Jaime Garcia vampire Marco Gonzales's shoulder?

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Home runs by Aledmys Diaz, Harrison Bader, and Carson Kelly. Jeremy Hazelbaker tripled in three straight. There were good starts from Los Dos Reyes (Alex and Arturo), Luke Weaver, and others. Check out the farm while you still can.

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Behold, the games through the penultimate day of the regular season for the higher levels. Of note: Chris Correa's first and only draft seems like a good one. We have quite the pitching pipeline moving up through Peoria and Palm Beach. Oh, and I postulate a Jaime Garcia vampire fan theory. Enjoy the Farm Report.

Thursday's scores

Friday's scores

Saturday's scores

Sunday's scores

Memphis Redbirds

Th: Memphis 3, New Orleans 2

F: M 11, Oklahoma City 6

Sa: M 6, OKC 0

Su: M 3, OKC 5

Jon Jay had a hit Thursday before returning to St. Louis, "earning" starts over PBJ, Pham, and Moss/Reynolds, I suppose. Jeremy Hazelbaker added a triple, to continue a great season. He tripled again on Friday, a night that featured an Aledmys Diaz home run. The two combined on an outfield assist double play, as well. Hazelbaker tripled AGAIN (three triples in as many days!) Saturday. Diaz went 4 for 5 with a double, and Anthony Garcia went 3 for 4 with a double. Arturo Reyes, Heath Wyatt, and Dean Kiekhefer combined for the shutout. The bats lost their pop and Marco Gonzales continued his slump to end the weekend. Marco gave up 5 runs on 10 hits, one a dinger, two walks, and 6 K's. His AAA ERA on the year is a woozy 5.45, with his peripherals not giving much more reason for joy. Get well this offseason, Marco. Maybe Jaime Garcia is a vampire and leeched out Marco's left shoulder energy. I might be ok with that...

Springfield Cardinals

Th: Springfield 7, Arkansas 3

F: SGF 5, A 1

Sa: SGF 2, Tulsa 5

Su: 4, T 10

Springfield won Thursday and Friday to move into a tie for 1st place in the second half, only to fall back against Tulsa. If my math is correct, SGF needs to win Monday and Arkansas has to lose, or it's all over. Thursday, David Washington hit a grand slam in the first inning to basically win it. Charlie Tilson was a home run short of a cycle. Alex Reyes was again effective, but not efficient. He went 5 1/3 with 5 strikeouts against 3 walks. He allowed one run. Jonathan Rodriguez hit a 3-run shot on Friday. He added a couple hits in Saturday's and Sunday's games, as well. Mike Ohlman hit one out on Sunday. However, Ohlman and fellow Arizona Fall League choice Patrick Wisdom have been slumping to the finish line. Springfield's bullpen and several of their starters have been awful this year. Sunday was no exception.

Palm Beach Cardinals

Th: Palm Beach 6, Jupiter 8

F: PB 4, J 1

Sa: PB 0, J 2

Su: PB 8, J 3

Four games of PB and J. Thursday featured a Carson Kelly home run, two Mason Katz doubles, and a stinker by Luis Perdomo (7 earned runs). I could see Kelly and Katz moving up to Springfield next year, as the club tries to get a better sense of what they have in each (although Katz is old and Kelly is not). Perdomo seems headed for a repeat in high A. His year began well in Peoria, but Palm Beach has been rough sailing, both in terms of his peripherals and his results. On Friday, Katz doubled again, Kelly added a single, and Luke Weaver pitched well, throwing 7 innings, allowing an unearned run and striking out 6. We'll probably see him in Springfield to start next year, too. Unheralded Blake McKnight, from O'Fallon, MO and Evangel University in Springfield (where he probably didn't drink much O'Fallon Wheach) pitched well but got no support Saturday. His peripherals are underwhelming, but the results were good this year for the 2013 late-round draftee. Sunday was remarkable for Palm Beach's bullet-dodging. They gave up 16 hits and made three errors, but only gave up three runs.

Peoria Chiefs

Th: Peoria 5, Burlington 3

F: P 1, B 3

Sa: Peoria 1, Kane County 2

Su: P 2, KC 3

Thursday was a good night for Harrison Bader (home run and stolen base). Fellow 2015-draftee Paul DeJong also continued to hit over the weekend. Both have started their professional careers well. 2B Darren Seferina also continued to hit. As for the pitching, Thursday's was a mostly good start for Jack Flaherty, who pitched into the 7th, gave up 3 runs on 7 hits, with 7 K's. Matt Pearce one-upped him on Saturday, taking it into the 8th, allowing no earned runs, and matching the 7 K's... but losing. Ian McKinney pitched pretty well in Sunday's loss. Palm Beach should have a nice rotation next year.

State College Spikes

Th: State College 5, Batavia 2

F: SC 7, B 2

Sa: SC 2, Williamsport 1

Su: SC 1, Williamsport 2

22-year-old Venezuelan third baseman Ronnierd Garcia was the offensive star for the weekend, with multi-hit games in all 4, adding two doubles and a triple. Short-season ball is funny. He ended August hitting .269, but is now hitting a robust .306. 2015-draftee and former Oklahoma Sooner is the pitching star. He finished the season with 9 K's in six innings, finishing his first Cardinal summer with pretty decent peripherals.

That brings us to the last day of the regular season for AAA and AA. Palm Beach and Peoria each have a few more games throughout the week. No more weekend DFR's to do. It's been fun writing for you this last month. Not sure what the plan is for DFRs next year. Adios, and see you in the comment threads.