Here’s a look back at Thursday’s farm:
Kevin Herget (SP): 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ks
Arturo Reyes (RP): 1 2⁄3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Miguel Socolovich (RP): 1 1⁄3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 Ks
Mark Montgomery (RP): 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ks
Wilfredo Tovar (SS): 3-5, HR, 4 RBIs, R
Tyler O’Neill (CF): 1-5, HR, RBI, R
Stephen Piscotty (RF): 3-5, 2B, 2 R
Memphis’ bullpen was roughed up a bit as the Redbirds fell to the Sounds by an 11-8 final score.
Luke Weaver was initially slated to start for the Redbirds but was called up to accommodate Trevor Rosenthal’s landing on the disabled list. In turn, Kevin Herget drew the start and turned in four innings of one-run ball. The relief staff wasn’t as solid, though, as Arturo Reyes allowed five runs over the fifth and sixth innings and Miguel Socolovich gave up three in the seventh.
At the plate, center fielder Tyler O’Neill crushed his 26th long ball of the season. Right fielder Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, and one of shortstop Wilfredo Tovar’s three hits on the night was a grand slam.
Sandy Alcantara (SP): 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 Ks
Pedro Echemendia (RP): 2 1⁄3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 Ks
Jacob Evans (RP): 2⁄3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Bruce Caldwell (2B): 1-3, 2B, RBI
Andrew Knizner (C): 2-3, 2B, R
Tommy Edman (SS): 1-4, 3B, R
The Missions scored twice from the eighth inning on to beat Springfield, 4-2.
Sandy Alcantara allowed two runs over his five-inning outing, striking out seven Missions. Pedro Echemendia relieved Alcantara and allowed a run in the eighth inning that proved to be the game-winning tally for San Antonio, who tacked on another run in the ninth off Cardinals reliever Jacob Evans.
Cardinals second baseman Bruce Caldwell doubled in catcher Andrew Knizner for a run in the fifth, after shortstop Tommy Edman tripled and scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the first. Aside from that, the Springfield bats were quiet.
Palm Beach Cardinals
Sam Tewes (SP): 8 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 Ks
Jose Martinez (SS): 4-6, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs, 3 R
Thomas Spitz (RF): 4-6, 2B, RBI, 3 R
Chris Chinea (1B): 3-7, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 R
Jose Godoy (C): 3-7, HR, 4 RBIs, 2 R
Leobaldo Pina (3B): 3-4, 2B, 2 R
Luke Dykstra (2B): 2-4, 3 R, 2 RBIs, BB
With a collective .470 batting average in the game, 12-for-24 (.500) with runners in scoring position, and 19 runs, the Cardinals rolled over the Blue Jays, 19-4.
With 24 hits and 18 RBIs up and down the batting order, pinpointing a single offensive contributor that outweighs another is a challenging task. Cardinals shortstop Jose Martinez and catcher Jose Godoy each homered and batted in four runs. Right fielder Thomas Spitz and second baseman Luke Dykstra scored three runs apiece, and first baseman Chris Chinea and third baseman Leobaldo Pina touched home plate twice.
Even though they scored 19 runs, the Cardinals still stranded 14 runners on base. Needless to say, it was a rough night for the Blue Jays’ pitching staff.
On Palm Beach’s pitching side, Sam Tewes was very dependable, logging eight innings with four runs allowed. Tewes picked up the win, evening his record at 1-1 with the Cardinals.
Austin Warner (SP): 6 IP, 2H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 Ks
Yeison Medina (RP): 1 1⁄3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 Ks
Austin Sexton (RP): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 Ks
Stefan Trosclair (2B): 2-5, 2B, HR, RBI, R
Brian O’Keefe (C): 2-2, 2 BB, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs
Dylan Carlson (CF): 2-2, 2 BB, 2 R
The River Bandits tied the game in the bottom of the eighth, but the Chiefs came back with a run in the ninth for a 5-4 win in Quad Cities.
Austin Warner was superb in his start for the Chiefs, limiting the River Bandits to two base hits over six innings, walking a pair and striking out five. Yeison Medina got roughed up of the bullpen for Peoria, but the Chiefs’ bats backed him up. Austin Sexton pitched a clean ninth for his first save as a Chief.
Stefan Trosclair had another productive day at the dish, going 2-for-5 with a double and a home run. Center fielder Dylan Carlson had two base hits, drew two walks, and scored twice, and backstop Brian O’Keefe went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks, and - fittingly - two runs batted in.
State College Spikes
Jonathon Mulford (SP): 4 2⁄3 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 Ks
Will Latcham (RP): 2 1⁄3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ks
Edwin Figuera (3B): 1-4, 2B
J.D. Crowe (LF): 1-4, 3B
Caleb Lopes (2B): 2-4
The Spikes couldn’t get on the scoreboard and fell to the Black Bears, 3-0.
Jonathon Mulford toed the rubber to start the game for the Spikes and allowed two runs in 4 2⁄3 innings. Will Latcham entered out of the bullpen in relief of Mulford and surrendered one run (not earned) over 2 1⁄3 frames. Despite rather solid pitching, the Spikes’ offense couldn’t do their part.
With six hits and two walks on the night, State College went 0-for-8 with runner in scoring position and stranded seven runners on the base paths. Third baseman Edwin Figuera went 1-for-4 with a double, and left fielder J.D. Crowe’s one hit in four at-bats was a three-bagger. Second baseman Caleb Lopes had two base hits, but they, too, were to no avail.
Johnson City Cardinals
Alvaro Seijas (SP): 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ks
Jake Walsh (RP): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 Ks
Luis Bandes (1B): 2-4, 2B, RBI
Chase Pinder (CF): 1-4, RBI
A solid night on the pitching front and just enough timely hitting resulted in a 3-2 win for the Cardinals over the Blue Jays.
Alvaro Seijas turned in a quality start for the Cardinals, twirling six innings of two-run ball. Jake Walsh followed with two scoreless innings out of the ‘pen, striking out four batters and resulting in his fifth win of the year.
Johnson City center fielder Chase Pinder drove in the Cardinals’ second run of the day in the third inning, with the club’s first tally scoring on a double play in the first. In the ninth, first baseman Luis Bandes came through with an RBI double to snap the 2-2 tie and put the Cardinals ahead for good.
Angel Rondon (SP): 2 2⁄3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 Ks
Chris Hunt (RP): 3 1⁄3 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 Ks
Enrique Perez (RP): 1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
Taylor Bryant (1B): 2-4, 2 RBIs
Carlos Soto (C): 1-5, 2 RBIs
Edmundo Sosa (SS): 1-3, BB, 2 R
Jordan Schafer (DH): 1-3, BB, 2 R
MEM: Matt Pearce
SPR: Chris Ellis
PMB: Jake Woodford
SC: Daniel Castano
JNC: Zach Prendergast