A Peoria win helped the Cards affiliates avoid a clean sweep. Nick Martini was the lone Cardinal minor leaguer to hit a homer, but Ryan Helsley and Landon Beck put together a solid outing against the Dayton Dragons.
- (SP): 3.2IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
- Harrison Bader (CF): 1-4, R, 2 K
Last night was the 6th time this season Mercado has been caught stealing. which leads the Florida State League. He does also have a FSL-high 12 steals...Danny Diekroeger, whose hat is too big, is hitting well in his second crack at the FSL. He is showing patience, gap power and strong contact skills. He's a bit old for the league, but right now the two guys who can handle 3rd in AA, Bruce Caldwell and Paul DeJong, are hitting the crap out of the ball, so he's got nowhere to go for now.
(CF): 1-4, K, SB
- Edmundo Sosa (SS): 0-4
- Brian O'Keefe (C): 2-4, 2B, RBI
- Eliezer Alvarez (2B): 1-2, 2 R, 3B, 2 BB, CS
- Chris Chinea (DH): 1-4, R, RBI
- Ryan Helsley (SP): 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
- Landon Beck (RP): 1 IP, 3 K
Ryan Helsley has handled the jump to full-season ball well, he sports a 25.9 K% and 7.8 BB% through 5 starts...Landon Beck spent the last two years as a starter, getting OK but not great results, mostly in short-season ball. He was moved to the bullpen this year and has responded by mowing down almost 43% of the Midwest League batters he's faced...Eliezer Alvarez has taken well to his first exposure to stateside pitching outside the complex leagues, he is second on the team in wRC+, and leads the Chiefs in BB, R, XBH, and SB.
MEM - Thomas Lee
PB - Ian McKinney
PEO - Brennan Leitao