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.
SPR: Dakota Hudson
PMB: Postponed - wet playing conditions.
SC: Sam Tewes
JNC: Edwar Ramirez