In case you haven’t watched the Cardinals much lately (Few would blame you, considering their aggravating, 3-7 stretch), three important transactions were made over the long weekend. Miguel Socolovich was designated for assignment, Kolten Wong was placed on the disabled list, and Randal Grichuk was demoted to Palm Beach. In corresponding moves, John Brebbia and Paul DeJong were purchased from Memphis, and Jose Martinez was activated off the disabled list.
With that, here are some other notes from the weekend:
-Springfield hurler Matt Pearce was masterful on Friday against the Missions, as he was the only pitcher of the night for the Cardinals; Pearce went the distance, allowing no runs and just four hits - and only one of them for extra bases.
-Mike Mayers had a nice outing on Sunday over the Iowa Cubs, tossing six innings of one-run ball with seven punchouts. Also, Sam Tuivailala got the save.
-Sandy Alcantara had a rocky outing for Springfield, working for just four innings and allowing three runs.
-Palm Beach infielder Leonaldo Pina collected five hits in ten at-bats over the weekend, including three doubles, a long ball, and seven RBIs.
-Memphis backstop Carson Kelly had a pretty solid weekend beside the plate, too, as he went 7-for-16 with a home run, double, and four runs batted in.
-Peoria infielder Andy Young posted an 8-for-17 weekend, with three homers and a two-bagger.
-Jack Flaherty suffered a tough loss on Saturday, as his six-inning outing with only two runs allowed didn’t stand up for the Cardinals to get a win. Flaherty now owns a 1.42 earned run average through 63 1⁄3 frames, ten starts and is 7-2.
-Luke Weaver pitched a great game on Monday against the Iowa Cubs, tossing seven innings of two-run ball and punching out nine batters along the way. Weaver is 5-1 on the year thus far.
MEM: Marco Gonzales
SPR: To be announced
PMB: Zac Gallen
PEO: Bryan Dobzanski