Every team in the Cardinals farm system got a win yesterday. Memphis had a doubleheader and won one, Springfield used late runs to pick up a win, and Palm Beach and Peoria won big.
Game 1: Round Rock Express 6 at Memphis Redbirds 1
Oscar Mercado (CF): 2-2, BB, R
Carson Kelly (C): 1-2, RBI, BB
Daniel Poncedeleon (SP): 5.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K’s
Memphis couldn’t get its offense going and the defense struggled in the first game of the day.
Round Rock scored a run in the top of the first and Memphis quickly responded in the bottom half with an RBI single by Carson Kelly. But that’s all the runs Memphis would score all game.
Daniel Poncedeleon (1-2) gave up all six runs, although only two were earned, over 5 2⁄3 innings. Arturo Reyes pitched the remainder of the game giving up two hits and having three strikeouts.
Game 2: Memphis Redbirds 2, Round Rock Express 1
Luke Voit (1B): 2-3, 2B, R
Patrick Wisdom (3B): 0-1, 2 RBI’s
Sam Tuivailala (SP): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K
The Redbirds used stellar pitching to help guide them to victory in the second game of the doubleheader.
Round Rock again took the first lead in the top of the second with a run. Patrick Wisdom knocked in Adolis Garcia with a sac fly in the bottom half to tie the game. The only other run in the game came in the bottom of the fourth on another Wisdom sac fly, this time knocking in Luke Voit.
Sam Tuivailala made his first rehab appearance after straining his knee earlier this month. He pitched the first inning and gave up a hit and had a strikeout. He threw 10 strikes on 15 pitches.
Kevin Herget (1-1) pitched four innings giving up two hits, one run, no walks, and had four strikeouts to pick up the win. Preston Guilmet pitched the final two innings to pick up his 5th save of the season.
Memphis continues their five-game set with Round Rock tonight at 7:05.
Springfield Cardinals 4, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 3
Lane Thomas (CF): 2-4, HR, RBI, 2 R
Conner Greene (SP): 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K’s
Springfield used some late run production to help them to their third straight win.
They took an early lead in the bottom of the first on a John Nogowski RBI single. However, they found themselves down 3-1 after six.
A Chris Chinea RBI single and Tommy Edman sac fly tied the game after 7. They took the lead for good in the bottom of the eighth on a solo shot by Lane Thomas, his sixth of the season.
Conner Greene got the start and gave up all three runs over 5 2⁄3 innings. Ronnie Williams pitched 2 1⁄3 scoreless innings to pick up his first win of the season. Hector Mendoza closed it out with a scoreless ninth for his second save of the season.
Springfield won all three games against Northwest Arkansas and opens a four-game set with the Arkansas Travelers tonight at 7:10.
Palm Beach Cardinals 6 at St. Lucie Mets 2
Austin Warner (SP): 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, BB, 9 K’s
Andy Young (2B): 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI’s, R
Jose Godoy (C): 2-3, HR, 2 RBI’s, R
Stefan Trosclair (1B): 2-3, 3B, 2 BB, R
Palm Beach used a combination of good hitting and good pitching to pick up an overall good win.
The teams traded two runs each in the first inning. Andy Young got the Cardinals on the board first with a two-RBI single. Young hit an RBI double his next time at the plate in the top of the third.
Palm Beach put two more runs up in the top of the fourth behind a Jose Godoy two-run homer. Their final run came in the top of the fifth when Andy Young scored on a wild pitch.
Austin Warner (1-1) owned the mound, he pitched eight innings of two run ball. He had nine strikeouts compared to only one walk. Yeison Medina came in and pitched a perfect ninth.
Palm Beach plays Game 2 of 4 with St. Lucie tonight at 5:30.
Peoria Chiefs 12 at Beloit Snappers 2
Evan Guillory (SP): 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K’s
Julio Rodriguez (C): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI’s, 2 R
Jonathan Machado (DH): 2-4, 2B, 5 RBI’s, BB, 2 R
Yariel Gonzalez (1B): 2-5, RBI, R
Elehuris Montero (3B): 2-5, 2 R
Peoria exploded out of the gate early and never looked back in an easy win.
Nick Plummer sent one over the wall as the first batter of the game. Johnathan Machado scored three on a double and then he scored on an RBI single by Julio Rodriguez. Peoria found themselves up 5-0 after one half inning.
Peoria put another run on the board in the top of the second on a Yariel Gonzalez RBI single. Beloit scored one in the bottom of the second and Julio Rogriguez hit a solo shot in the top of the fourth.
Beloit scored their only other run in the bottom of the sixth before Peoria exploded for another five-run inning in the top of the seventh.
Bryce Denton hit an RBI single, Machado a two-RBI single, and Rodriguez sent a second ball over the fence for a two-run shot.
Evan Guillory (2-1) put in a good performance giving up two runs over eight innings of work. He didn’t allow a single walk all eight innings. Cory Malcom pitched a perfect ninth, two of his three outs being strikeouts.
Peoria went 1-3 in the series against Beloit. They open a three-game series with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tonight at 6:35.
MEM: Dakota Hudson
SPR: Mike O’Reilly
PMB: Ian Oxnevad
PEO: Alvaro Seijas