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Daily Farm Report: Patrick Wisdom homers, Zach Duke rehabs, Aledmys Diaz plays for Memphis

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Thursday’s farm

Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images

Here’s a look back at Thursday’s performances:

Memphis Redbirds

Marco Gonzales (SP): 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 Ks

Zach Duke (RP): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Aledmys Diaz (SS): 2-4, RBI, R

Breyvic Valera (2B): 3-4, 2 R

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

The Redbirds rode a pair of three-run frames and a quality start from Marco Gonzales to a 6-2 win over the Express on Thursday evening.

Third baseman Patrick Wisdom slammed a three-run homer in the second, and catcher Alberto Rosario, shortstop Aledmys Diaz, and first baseman Rangel Ravelo each plated a run in the seventh.

On the pitching side, Memphis got six frames of two-run ball from Gonzales, who whiffed eight along the way. Zach Duke, reh

Springfield Cardinals

Sandy Alcantara (SP): 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 Ks

Oscar Mercado (CF): 1-3, 2 RBIs

Anthony Garcia (DH): 1-2, 2B, R, 2 BB

Randy Arozarena (LF): 2-4, 3B, R

Three early runs were plenty for starter Sandy Alcantara, who pitched six innings to lead Springfield to a 4-1 victory on Thursday against the Travelers.

Alcantara allowed one run on two hits and four walks in his half-dozen frames, improving to 4-5 on the year.

Center fielder Oscar Mercado drove in two runs, while left fielder Randy Arozarena tripled and scored and designated hitter Anthony Garcia doubled, walked twice, and scored.

Palm Beach Cardinals

Jordan Hicks (SP): 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 Ks

Blake Drake (CF): 1-3, HR, RBI, R

Chris Chinea (1B): 1-2, 2B, BB

Jordan Hicks had a solid start, but the Cardinals’ bats couldn’t bail him out, as the Hammerheads took Thursday’s contest, 4-1.

Hicks allowed three runs over five innings with strikeouts. Palm Beach went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, leaving four on base. Center fielder Blake Drake’s fourth home run of the season in the sixth accounted for the lone Cardinals run.

First baseman had the only other extra-base hit for Palm Beach, with his 21st double of the year.

Peoria Chiefs

Evan Kruczynski (SP): 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks

Stefan Trosclair (1B): 3-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBIs, R, BB

J.R. Davis (2B): 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs, R

Big nights from first baseman Stefan Trosclair and second baseman J.R. Davis and a fine outing from Evan Kruczynski fueled the Chiefs to a 4-1 win on Thursday.

Trosclair went 3-for-3, upping his average to .278. Trosclair singled, doubled, and homered, finishing a triple shy of the cycle with two RBIs. Davis shot his fourth homer of the season and also drove in a pair.

As for Kruczynski, he earned his first win with six innings of one-run ball. Bryan Dobzanski and Eric Carter combined with three scoreless innings to round out the game.

State College Spikes

Daniel Castano (SP): 5 23 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks

Tyler Lancaster (1B): 2-3, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs

Imeldo Diaz (SS): 2-4, 2 RBIs

First baseman Tyler Lancaster’s bat and Daniel Castano’s arm helped the Spikes fight off four unanswered runs from the ValleyCats, who fell to State College by a 7-6 final on Thursday.

Lancaster drove in four runs on Thursday, with a grand slam in the third. Shortstop Imeldo Diaz drove in two, his seventh and eighth runs batted in this season.

Castano lasted through two outs in the sixth, allowed three runs (two earned) with six punchouts.

Johnson City Cardinals

Alvaro Seijas (SP): 3 IP, 9 H, 11 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks

Wadye Ynfante (LF): 3-4, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 2 R

Chase Pinder (CF): 2-3, RBI, R

The Bristol Pirates put it on the Cardinals last night, scoring sixteen runs to down Johnson City, 16-7.

Cardinals starter Alvaro Seijas allowed eleven runs, with only six of them earned, as the Cardinals committed three errors in the field. Despite the loss, Johnson City left fielder Wadye Ynfante had a big game, smashing two home runs, his first two of the year. Center fielder Chase Pinder had two hits with an RBI and a run scored. The Cardinals combined to go 4-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight on.

GCL Cardinals

Winston Nicasio (SP): 3 13 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 Ks

Noel De Jesus (RP): 1 23 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Jonathan Machado (CF): 1-3, 2B, 3 R

Carlos Soto (1B): 1-3, 2 R

Luis Flores (2B): 2-4, 3B, RBI

DSL Cardinals

Diego Cordero (SP): 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 Ks

Pablo Gomez (2B): 2-4

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Friday’s probables:

MEM: John Gant

SPR: TBD

PMB: Jake Woodford

PEO: Frederis Parra

SC: Jonathon Mulford

JHN: Johan Oviedo