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Weekend Farm Report: Sherriff & Tuivailala rehab with Memphis, Springfield’s homers, Palm Beach’s quality pitching, and Peoria’s mound woes

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a list of notes from the past weekend of farm play:

Memphis Redbirds

  • Ryan Sherriff and Sam Tuivailala continued their rehab with work at the Triple-A level. Sherriff allowed a solo homer on Friday in his one inning and pitched a scoreless frame on Sunday. Tuivailala allowed one run in one inning of work on Saturday.
  • Six homers were hit by the Redbirds this weekend: Oscar Mercado and Carson Kelly on Friday, Patrick Wisdom and Wilfredo Tovar on Saturday, and Alex Mejia and Rangel Ravelo on Sunday.
  • John Brebbia tossed two scoreless innings in Saturday’s game.
  • Ryan Helsley was superb in his start on Sunday. In seven innings against the Express, Helsley allowed just one run and whiffed nine batters.

Springfield Cardinals

  • In his Double-A debut, Mike O’Reilly allowed one unearned in 6 13 innings.
  • Thomas Spitz, Darren Seferina, and Andrew Knizner went yard in Friday’s game against the Travelers.

  • Lane Thomas drove in three runs on Saturday.
  • Jake Woodford improved to 2-2 on Saturday with one run allowed in his five-inning outing.
  • Chris Ellis turned in a quality start on Sunday with six frames of three-run ball, along with seven strikeouts.

Palm Beach Cardinals

  • Colton Thomson pitched 2 13 innings of relief on Saturday and struck out six of the seven batters he recorded out; he picked up his first win of the year.
  • With two more runs batted in on Sunday, Johan Mieses is up to 15 RBIs on the season.
  • Austin Sexton notched a two-inning save on Sunday, his first save of 2018.

Peoria Chiefs

  • Zach Prendergast bested his record to 3-0 with five frames of one-run ball.
  • Alvaro Seijas, Fabian Blanco, and Winston Nicacio struggled in their outings over the weekend; Seijas gave up six runs - all earned - in 1 23 innings, Blanco surrendered five runs in one frame, and Nicacio allowed seven runs in 2 13 innings.
  • Catcher Julio Rodriguez homered in Friday’s game, his third of the year, and Irving Lopez went deep for the first time this year on Saturday.

Monday’s probables:

MEM: Kevin Herget

SPR: Ramon Santos

PMB: Off on Monday

PEO: Off on Monday

Both videos are credited to the official Minor League Baseball YouTube channel.