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Weekend Farm Report: Anthony Garcia homers (thrice!), Randal Grichuk goes yard (twice!), John Gant goes eight scoreless, Sean Gilmartin makes debut

Looking back on the weekend’s farm action

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With the big-league Cardinals dropping two of three over the weekend, more optimism can be found down on the farm.

So, here’s a look back at some highlights of the weekend:

-Springfield outfielder Anthony Garcia homered twice in an 18-1 win on Saturday and once again in Sunday’s 11-4 victory. Garcia is up to nine long balls this season for Springfield (ten total, if you include the one he hit in his stint with Memphis); his season high is nineteen, set in 2012.

-Magneuris Sierra had a big weekend for Springfield as well, going 8-for-16 with two doubles, a triple, and six runs batted in.

Cardinals Farm Journal: Week of 6/11-17

-After a promotion to Springfield last week, catcher Andrew Knizner drove in first run for the Cardinals on Sunday.

-Randal Grichuk had some home run fun of his own, smashing two for the Redbirds in Sunday’s 7-3 win.

-Harrison Bader jacked two as well, including his twelfth of 2017 on Sunday.

-On Friday night, Memphis starter John Gant allowed a mere two singles across eight shutout innings over the Sky Sox. Gant punched out six in the outing and now has a 2.13 earned run average to go along with 24 strikeouts in 25 13 frames.

-Backed by eighteen runs of support, Springfield hurler twirled seven innings of one-run ball for the Cardinals on Saturday to lower his earned run average to 2.95. Hudson allowed just six singles in his outing and punched out six along the way.

-Springfield designated hitter Dickie Joe Thon’s single in the bottom of the eleventh on Friday won the game for the Cardinals, 4-3. The walk-off knock was one of three hits Thon had over the weekend that saw him score five runs and drive in two.

-As highlighted in last week’s report, the Cardinals picked up former Mets lefty Sean Gilmartin and reassigned him to Triple-A Memphis. Gilmartin made his organization debut on Saturday and was rocked for seven earned runs on eleven hits.

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Monday’s probables:

MEM: Jack Flaherty

SPR: Austin Gomber

PMB: Jake Woodford (Game 1) and Derian Gonzalez (Game 2)

PEO: No game on Monday.