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Weekend Farm Report: Carson Kelly and Nick Martini walk off for Memphis; Luke Weaver, Ryan Helsley, and Chris Ellis have nice outings

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The weekend’s farm action

Miami Marlins v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

A dreary weekend at PNC Park in Pittsburgh for the big Cardinals calls for a dose of Minor League talk today.

For a look back on the last week: Cardinals Farm Journal: Week of 7/9-15


-On Friday, which happened to be his 23rd birthday, Redbirds catcher Carson Kelly lined a walk-off single up the middle to give Memphis a 2-1 win over Round Rock. On the whole, Kelly went 3-for-5 with a homer, four walks, two runs scored, and three runs batted in.

-Peoria Chiefs outfielder Dylan Carlson hit three doubles in Friday’s game against the Lake County Captains.

-Carlson’s teammate, first baseman Stefan Trosclair, continued his hot hitting over the weekend, with three hits - inlcuding a double - in nine plate appearances, featuring two walks and a run scored.

-Outfielder Nick Martini launched a walk-off homer for Memphis on Sunday, as the Redbirds picked up their 60th victory of the season.

-Though he got a no decision, Jacob Evans had a very solid outing for Palm Beach, with one run over 5 1/3 innings to go with a handful of strikeouts and one walk.

-Junior Fernandez was also solid this weekend, with one earned run scoring on him in his six-inning outing.

-Luke Weaver improved to 8-1 with the Redbirds as he pitched five innings of one-run ball on Saturday.

-Palm Beach outfielder Shane Billings went 6-for-15 this weekend with two runs scored for the Cardinals.

-Ryan Helsley won his eighth game in ten decisions with five innings of one-run allowed on three hits and seven punchouts against the Flying Tigers.

-Chris Ellis was excellent for Springfield, tossing six shutout frames with as many strikeouts.

-Cardinals infielder Darren Seferina hit his first homer as a member of the Springfield squad, going 3-for-7 over the weekend on the whole.

-As Zach Duke continues his rehab, he pitched a scoreless inning on Saturday and Sunday for Memphis.

-Memphis outfielder Harrison Bader had three hits in seven at-bats this weekend, with a double and a stolen base.


Monday’s probables:


SPR: Dakota Hudson

PMB: Postponed - wet playing conditions.


SC: Sam Tewes

JNC: Edwar Ramirez