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Weekend Farm Report: Tyler O’Neill homers (twice!), Andrew Knizner Continues to hit, Alex Reyes to start for Chiefs

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A look back at the weekend happenings down on the farm

Cincinnati Reds v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Some quick notes from the previous weekend of farm play:

Memphis Redbirds

Losses on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: currently 22-16

  • Kevin Herget allowed one run in 6 23 innings on Friday, striking out seven Dodgers. He took a tough loss, however, and dropped to 1-4.
  • Tyler O’Neill hit his 10th homer of the season on Saturday and his 11th on Sunday. Here’s a clip of Sunday’s long ball:

  • Mike O’Reilly had a very rough outing on Sunday. In relief of Sean Gilmartin’s 5 23 innings of one-run ball, O’Reilly logged 3 13 frames out of the bullpen.. and was tagged for seven runs, five of them earned. It was O’Reilly’s first blown save and first loss of the year with the Redbirds.

Springfield Cardinals

Two losses on Friday and Sunday; win on Saturday: currently 19-16

  • In the first game of Friday’s doubleheader with the Travelers, Ryan Helsley pitched well - a complete game, in fact: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 Ks. Helsley was charged with his second loss of the year, however, as Springfield only scored one run.
  • Catcher Andrew Knizner was 3-for-3 on Friday and 2-for-5 on Saturday. He is batting .357 in 25 games with the Double-A squad this year.

  • Victor Roache is still homer happy; the 26-year-old smacked his 11th homer of the year on Saturday.
  • Jake Woodford turned in a quality start on Sunday, logging six frames one-run (it was unearned) ball with five strikeouts.

Palm Beach Cardinals

Wins on Friday and Saturday: currently 21-14

  • Evan Kruczynski fanned 10 batters and walked zero in his 7 23 inning of work on Friday against the Marauders.
  • Outfielder Dylan Carlson had a fine day at the plate on Friday. Going 2-for-4, Carlson hit his second double of the season and first home run. Carlson batted in four of Springfield’s six runs.

  • In relief of Casey Meisner’s five-inning start on Saturday, Jesus Cruz fanned six batters across the sixth and seventh innings.
  • Johan Mieses went 3-for-4 with four runs batted in on Saturday, three of the runs on his fifth homer of the year.

Peoria Chiefs

Wins on Friday and Saturday: currently 17-16

  • Winston Nicacio picked up his first win as a Chief with six quality frames in Friday’s start. Levi MaVorhis recorded a two-inning save.
  • Infielder Taylor Bryant smacked his first homer of the year, a three-run shot that highlighted a four-run fourth for Peoria.
  • Jake Walsh turned in his longest start of the season on Saturday, with 7 13 innings of three-run ball over the Dragons.

Monday’s probables:

MEM: Dakota Hudson

SPR: Connor Jones

PMB: Austin Warner

PEO: Alex Reyes - this is Reyes’ second rehab start. He fanned six in 3 13 scoreless innings in an outing for Palm Beach.

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