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Weekend Farm Report: Jack Flaherty dominates, Paul DeJong goes yard, and other notes

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Looking back on the weekend’s farm action

The biggest news involving the farm system came yesterday when the Cardinals promoted 21-year-old outfielder Magneuris Sierra to the Majors to take the place of Jose Martinez on the active roster.

In his first game, Sierra collected his first hit and scored his first run.

Aside from Sierra making his debut, the talk of the farm belongs in Memphis: the Redbirds have won ten games in a row, a franchise record. They are now 20-11.

Infielder Jhonny Peralta continued his rehab assignment with the Palm Beach Cardinals as he continues to recover from a respiratory illness. Thus far in the assignment, Peralta is 3-for-25 with nine punchouts. He is eligible to rejoin the club at any time.

Marco Gonzales made his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery and pitched very well. Gonzales lasted six innings for Palm Beach, allowing one run on two hits and striking out seven.

With that, here are some other weekend notes:

-Organization Pitcher of the Month for April Jack Flaherty continued that success in May, firing seven, two-hit innings on Friday with twelve strikeouts to lower his ERA to 0.69 and raise his K/BB ratio to 40:5 through 39 13 innings.

-Infielder Alex Mejia hit his thirteenth double of the season after having a total of fourteen all of 2016.

-Austin Gomber twirled a seven-inning gem on Sunday, allowing just one run - a solo homer.

-Catcher/designated hitter Andrew Knizner has four hits in his last eleven at-bats, including his third home run of the season.

-Ian Oxnevad struck out seven and allowed just two runs in his start on Friday.

-Infielder Paul DeJong hit his sixth homer of the season for Memphis on Saturday.

Monday’s probables:

MEM: Josh Zeid

SPR: TBA

PMB: Jake Woodford

PEO: Jordan Hicks