Cardinals affiliate teams won eight of ten games over the weekend, with two rain outs (Springfield and Peoria) on Saturday. Peoria attempted to make up their game on Sunday with a doubleheader, but the second game was postponed due to - you guessed it - rain.
With that, here are some notes from the weekend, one that wasn’t a total washout:
-The Redbirds pounded out eleven runs on sixteen hits against the Express on Sunday, with only one spot in the lineup not collecting a hit and six of the spots notching at least two.
-With two home runs on Sunday as part of the Redbirds’ big day, third baseman Paul DeJong is up to four long balls this season.
-Memphis first baseman Luke Voit went 4-for-11 with two homers over the weekend. He has five on the year.
-Chiefs starter Steven Farinaro was sharp against the Kernels on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits and needed only 83 pitches (56 strikes) to do so.
-Ryan Helsley tossed a quality start on Saturday, giving Palm Beach six innings of two-run ball while striking out seven Hammerheads batters.
-Shortstop Tommy Edman cracked a pair of doubles over the weekend, giving him eight two-baggers on the season thus far for Palm Beach.
-In three starts this season, Palm Beach starter Connor Jones owns a 1.13 ERA in sixteen innings of work, including five innings of one-run dominance in his Sunday outing against the Hammerheads.
-Every spot in Springfield’s initial batting order collected a hit on Sunday in the club’s 11-10 win over the Travelers, with only four of the spots not getting two hits.
-Jack Flaherty punched out four more batters and allowed only one earned run on Sunday, giving him 24 strikeouts and a hearty 0.33 ERA in 27 1⁄3 innings this season for Springfield.
MEM: Mike Mayers
SPR: Sandy Alcantara
PMB: Jake Woodford
PEO: Jordan Hicks