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Farm Notes: Harrison Bader homers, Dakota Hudson tosses quality start

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Thursday’s farm notes

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While the big-league squad swept a day-night double header from the Blue Jays, the Cardinals’ farm teams went just 1-3 on Thursday evening.

Here are some notes from the day, as well as links to full box scores of each game:

Round Rock Express 9, Memphis Redbirds 7

-The Redbirds hit three home runs on Thursday: Patrick Wisdom and Paul DeJong went yard for the second time, and Harrison Bader picked up his third long ball of the season. Bader is 6-for-16 dating back to Saturday, April 22.

-Memphis recorded twelve hits, with all but three of the starters - Tommy Pham, Chad Huffman, and Carson Kelly - collecting at least one knock.

-Redbirds starter Josh Zeid was roughed up a little bit in his start, allowing four earned runs over 5 23 innings, raising his ERA to 5.75 through four starts thus far.

-Redbirds closer Rowan Wick blew his second save of the season when he allowed a five spot in the top of the ninth inning, with four of the handful of runs coming on two home runs.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals 4, Springfield Cardinals 3

-Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson powered through seven quality innings for Springfield on Thursday, constraining the Naturals to three runs and punching out seven along the way.

-Catcher Gabriel Lino is heating up at the plate for the Cardinals. With his second home run as part of a 3-for-5 day, Lino is batting .371 through 35 at-bats in ten games on the year to date.

-Third baseman Jacob Wilson smacked his third homer of the year.

Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Florida Fire Frogs 2

-Magneuris Sierra had a big day at the top of the line up for Palm Beach, reaching base twice, driving in a pair, and scoring a run of his own.

-The so-far-underrated Zac Gallen pitched another fine game for the Cardinals, this time limiting the Fire Frogs to two runs (one earned) in his five-inning outing that also featured six strikeouts.

-Ian McKinney picked up a four-inning save in relief of Gallen, striking out six batters from the sixth inning through game’s end.

Cedar Rapids Kernels 5, Peoria Chiefs 3

-The Kernels won the game, 5-3, in twelve innings.

-Peoria starter Ian Oxnevad pitched very well, holding the Kernels to two runs on six hits and a walk in his third start of the season.

-The Chiefs’ upper-half of the lineup did the run manufacturing, with leadoff batter Tommy Edman and three- and four-hole hitters Stefan Trosclair and Andrew Knizner each driving in a run.


That does it for Thursday! Check back throughout the week.