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Daily Farm Report: Sandy Alcantara goes 6 scoreless, Connor Jones strikes out 8, Juan Yepez homers

Thursday’s farm notes

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals-Media Day Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Before Thursday evening’s series finale with the Brewers, the Cardinals placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list with a right triceps strain, not the left forearm strain that shelved him from May 28 through June 9. In a corresponding move, infielder Paul DeJong was recalled from Triple-A.

With that, here’s a recap of Thursday’s action. The DSL Cardinals’ game with the DSL Twins was postponed.


Memphis Redbirds

Mike Mayers (SP): 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Patrick Wisdom (3B): 3-3, 2B, 2 RBIs

Randal Grichuk (LF): 0-4, 3 K

Luke Voit (1B): 1-4, 2B, R

Two defensive miscues ultimately cost the Redbirds and starter Mike Mayers in Thursday’s 6-2 loss to the Sky Sox.

Errors from Wilfredo Tovar and Patrick Wisdom led to four Sky Sox runs by the end of the fifth, knocking Mayers out of the game despite being charged with only one earned run.

Wisdom led the way on the offensive side, going 3-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in. Randal Grichuk struggled, punching out three times in four trips to the plate.

Springfield Cardinals

Sandy Alcantara (SP): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K

Adolis Garcia (RF): 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Bruce Caldwell (3B): 2-2, 2 R, RBI

A great performance from Sandy Alcantara backed the Cardinals in their 6-3 victory over the Travelers on Thursday.

Alcantara gave up two hits and walked four over six scoreless innings, resulting in his third win in seven decisions this season. Alcantara received adequate run support, especially from his right fielder.

Springfield right fielder Adolis Garcia got into his sixth homer of the season and picked up his twelfth double, driving in two runs in the ballgame to give him 29 runs batted in this year.

Palm Beach Cardinals

Connor Jones (SP): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K

Darren Seferina (2B): 3-3, BB, R

Thomas Spitz (RF): 2-3, 3B, R

Four late-inning runs for the Blue Jays resulted in a 5-2 loss for the Cardinals on Thursday evening.

Palm Beach starter Connor Jones allowed one run and whiffed eight over his five-inning outing before his pitch count - 93- led to his departure.

In the eighth inning, Cardinals reliever Jacob Evans gave up two runs in the frame, leading to his second loss this season. Estarlin Arias entered the game behind him and allowed two unearned runs before escaping the frame.

On the offensive side, Darren Seferina collected three of the Cardinals’ eight hits and scored one of just two runs.

Peoria Chiefs

Ian Oxnevad (SP): 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Juan Yepez (3B): 3-3, HR, R, 3 RBIs

Vince Jackson (LF): 2-3, BB, 2 R

Dylan Carlson (RF): 2-3, 2B, RBI

Two runs in the second, sixth, and seventh combined with a quality start were enough for a 6-3 Chiefs win over the Cougars in Thursday’s seven-inning contest.

Chiefs third baseman Juan Yepez was responsible for three of those half-dozen tallies, plating three runs in the game and two on his fifth long ball.

Ian Oxnevad toed the rubber for the Chiefs and recorded a quality start, allowing two earned runs over six innings to earn his first win in eight decisions this year, despite pitching to a 3.95 earned run average over twelve games - eleven starts.


Friday’s probables:

MEM: John Gant

SPR: Zac Gallen

PMB: No game

PEO: Austin Sexton