The Cardinals farm system split yesterday. Memphis won big, Peoria lost big, Palm Beach won an extra inning affair, and Springfield let one slip away.
Memphis Redbirds 8 at Oklahoma City Dodgers 3
Sean Gilmartin (SP): 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s
Steven Baron (C): 3-4, 2B
Patrick Wisdom (3B): 2-4, 2B, RBI, R
Tyler O’Neill (RF): 1-4, HR, 2 RBI’s, BB, 2 R
Oscar Mercado (CF): 1-4, HR, 2 RBI’s, R
Memphis came out of the gate hot and never looked back.
They put three runs on the board in the top of the first inning behind a two-RBI double from Luke Voit and an RBI single from Patrick Wisdom. They followed that with two runs in the second on a two-run blast from Tyler O’Neill.
They scored an additional run in the third on a solo shot from Yairo Munoz.
Oklahoma City got on the board with a run in the bottom of the fifth but Memphis quickly responded with two more runs in the top of the sixth, Oscar Mercado hit a two-run bomb.
OKC scored a single run in the eighth and ninth.
Sean Gilmartin (2-1) was effective pitching five innings and only giving up a run. His ERA is now 4.82 after sitting at 18.00 a month ago today.
Mike O’Reilly pitched the final four innings and gave up two runs, three hits, a walk, and had three strikeouts. The extended relief appearance notched him his first save of the season.
Memphis takes on Oklahoma City in an early one today. First pitch is set for 11:05.
Tulsa Drillers 5 at Springfield Cardinals 3
Jake Woodford (SP): 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 BB, 3 K’s
Jeremy Martinez (C): 2-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI’s, R
Lane Thomas (CF): 1-3, HR, RBI, BB, R
Brett Cecill (RP): 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K
Springfield let one slip away in the late innings in a losing effort.
Tulsa took a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first. A solo shot from Lane Thomas made it a one run game in the bottom of the second. A two run shot from Jeremy Martinez gave Springfield a one run lead in the bottom of the seventh.
Tulsa responded with two runs of their own in the top of the eighth and another run in the ninth that Springfield failed to respond to.
Jake Woodford started the game and pitched five innings giving up two runs. Brett Cecil had a good first game on his rehab assignment pitching a scoreless inning.
Jacob Evans (0-2) pitched 1 2⁄3 and gave up two runs, three hits, and had a strikeout. Landon Beck pitched the final 1 1⁄3 and gave up one run, two hits, and had a strikeout. He was credited with a blown save, his second of the season.
Springfield enjoys an off day today before playing five games (double header on Friday) against the Arkansas Travelers starting tomorrow at 7:10.
Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Jupiter Hammerheads 3 (11)
Austin Warner (SP): 7.1 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K’s
Stefan Trosclair (DH): 2-5, 2B, 2 R
Evan Mendoza (3B): 2-5, 2B
Shane Billings (LF): 2-5
It was a low scoring affair, but Palm Beach pulled one out in 11 innings.
Jupiter scored first in the top of the first. Palm Beach tied it in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Johan Mieses. Dylan Carlson scored on a fielders choice to give Palm Beach the lead in the bottom of the sixth.
Jupiter tied it with a run in the top of the eighth and the game went to extras tied at two.
Jupiter took a one run lead in the top of the 10th but an Andy Young sac fly in the bottom half sent it to another extra frame. Palm Beach benefited from a throwing error by Jupiter’s third baseman in the bottom of the 11th and Carlson scored the winning run.
Austin Warner had his third straight quality start pitching 7 1⁄3 giving up two runs, five hits, and one walk to nine strikeouts. He’s got just under a 9:1 strikeout to walk ratio this season.
Will Latcham pitched 2 1⁄3 giving up one unearned run, two hits, one walk, and had four strikeouts. He got credited for his second blown save of the season.
Jacob Patterson (2-0) pitched 1 1⁄3 innings with a walk being the only blemish on his appearance.
Palm Beach looks for the series sweep of Jupiter tonight at 5:30.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 8, Peoria Chiefs 1
Elehuris Montero (DH): 2-4, 2B, RBI
Bryce Denton (LF): 2-4, 2B
Evan Guillory (SP): 5.1 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 10 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s
Peoria scored an early run and it proved to be the only highlight of the night in a blowout loss.
Peoria actually had the first lead in the game thanks to an RBI single from Elehuris Montero in the top of the first. From there, it was all downhill.
Bowling Green busted out for five runs in the bottom of the third, scored another in the sixth, and two more in the seventh.
Evan Guillory (3-2) got uncharacteristically roughed up in this game. He got tagged for six runs, five of them earned, in 5 1⁄3 innings. It’s the first time this season Guillory has given up more than three runs in a game. He’s given up two or less four times. The loss also snaps his three game winning streak.
Noel Gonzalez pitched 1 1⁄3 giving up two runs, three hits, one walk and had a strikeout. Thomas St. Clair pitched a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts.
Peoria looks to avoid the series sweep today. It’s an early one with first pitch set for 10:35.
MEM: Jack Flaherty
SPR: Off, next game 5/10
PMB: Ian Oxnevad
PEO: Alvaro Seijas