Memphis lost big, Palm Beach won, and Peoria swept a doubleheader for the second time in three days yesterday. The public’s eyes were on Springfield and Carlos Martinez’s rehab start. Springfield eventually lost in extras.
New Orleans Baby Cakes 10, Memphis Redbirds 3
Rangel Ravelo (LF): 2-5, R
Patrick Wisdom (3B)): 2-4, RBI, R
Alex Mejia (1B): 2-3, RBI
Andrew Knizner (C): 2-4, RBI
Dakota Hudson (SP): 5.2 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s
Memphis couldn’t extend their offense past the first few innings and pitching got bad late in a big loss last night.
Rangel Ravelo reached based on a single in the top of the first but advanced to second on a fielding error. Patrick Wisdom then drove him in with a single to give the Redbirds a quick 1-0 lead.
New Orleans took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second and Memphis quickly responded with two in the top of the third. Alex Mejia hit a sac fly and Andrew Knizner hit an RBI single. From there, the offense stalled. They had a chance with the bases loaded and one out in the 7th but got nothing out of it.
New Orleans regained the lead with two in the bottom of the fifth and took it home with six runs in the seventh.
Dakota Hudson (6-2) gave up four runs, the most he’s given up in a game this season, in 5 2/3 innings. He also gave up three walks and had four strikeouts.
Hector Mendoza had his first rude awakening in AAA ball giving up six runs, four hits, and two walks in 1 1/3 innings. Preston Guilmet pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Memphis and New Orleans have split the first two of a five-game series. Game 3 is tonight at 7:00.
Corpus Christi Hooks 9 at Springfield Cardinals 8 (12)
Carlos Martinez (SP): 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s
Lane Thomas (CF): 2-5, 2 RBI’s, BB, R
Evan Mendoza (3B): 2-4, RBI, 2 BB
Chris Chinea (1B-C): 2-6, 2B, 2 RBI’s, R
Springfield played the comeback kid role multiple times before finally coming up short in the 12th inning.
Corpus Christi took the first lead with two in the top of the second. They added a run in the sixth. Springfield finally scored in the bottom of the eighth on a two-RBI single by Lane Thomas. Two batters later, Thomas stole second and a throwing error by the catcher on the steal attempt allowed Edmundo Sosa to score the tying run.
In extras, Corpus Christi scored three in the 10th and Springfield responded. Evan Mendoza drew a bases loaded walk and Chris Chinea hit a two-RBI single. They had an opportunity with runners on second and third with one out but couldn’t cash in.
Corpus Christi scored a run in the 11th and Springfield, again, responded. Blake Drake started the inning on second, advanced to third on a sac bunt by Tommy Edman, and scored on a Stefan Trosclair groundout.
Corpus Christi finally put it away in the 12th with two runs. Springfield did respond, but only with one run. Blake Drake hit an RBI single.
All eyes were on Carlos Martinez and his first rehab start. He pitched four innings and gave up two runs and five hits. Before that alarms you, know he tried about every pitch in his arsenal and took some risks to see what could work. His slider still looks really nice.
Chris Ellis pitched 5 1⁄3 in relief and gave up four runs, three earned, five hits, four walks, and had 10 strikeouts. Landon Beck (2-2) pitched 2 2⁄3 giving up three runs, only one earned, two hits, a walk, and had a strikeout.
Corpus Christi sweeps Springfield and has beaten them five times in the last two weeks. Springfield starts a series with the San Antonio Missions tonight at 7:10.
Palm Beach Cardinals 3, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1
Jake Walsh (SP): 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s
Chase Pinder (CF): 2-4
J.B. Woodman (RF): 2-3, HR, 2 RBI’s, R
Palm Beach used a solid outing from Jake Walsh to help lead them to victory.
They grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second when J.B. Woodman hit an RBI single and Brian O’Keefe scored on a fielder’s choice. Charlotte tied the game in the top of the fourth.
J.B. Woodman put Palm Beach back up top with a home run in the bottom of the seventh and that’s all that would be needed.
Jake Walsh (1-1) was dealing in his second career start for Palm Beach. He pitched seven innings and only gave up a run and three hits. Robbie Gordon pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up a hit. Jacob Patterson picked up a save with a perfect 1 1/3, including a three strikeout ninth inning.
Palm Beach took two of three against Charlotte. They start a series with the Jupiter Hammerheads tonight at 5:30.
Game 1: Peoria Chiefs 6, Burlington Bees 5
Irving Lopez (2B): 2-3, RBI, BB, 3 R
Elehuris Montero (DH): 3-4, 3B, 2 RBI’s, R
Yariel Gonzalez (3B): 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s, R
Angel Moreno (LF): 2-3
Kodi Whitley (SP): 3.2 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s
Peoria used a walkoff win of their own in a Game 1 victory.
They found themselves in an early 1-0 hole after Burlington scored a run in the top of the first. They tied the game when Yariel Gonzalez scored on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the second.
Peoria took the lead on an RBI double by Gonzalez in the third but Burlington took it back with three runs in the fourth. Peoria tied it again in the fifth on an Elehuris Montero RBI triple and another Gonzalez RBI, this one a single.
The see-saw battle continued when Burlington took the lead once more with a run in the sixth. Peoria put it away with two in the bottom of the seventh on RBI singles from Montero and Irving Lopez.
Kodi Whitley started and gave up four runs, one earned, over 3 2/3. Bryan Dobzanski (2-2) relieved him and pitched 3 1⁄3 giving up a run, two hits, no walks, and had five strikeouts.
Game 2: Peoria Chiefs 7, Burlington Bees 2
Bryce Denton (LF): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s
Levi MaVorhis (SP): 5.1 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s
Peoria had a big six run inning and it was more than enough to help lead them to victory.
Burlington scored first with a run in the top of the third. Peoria had their six run inning in the fourth. J.R. Davis had a two-RBI single, Elehuris Montero had a three-RBI double, and Zach Kirtley had an RBI single.
Burlington mustered an additional run in the top of the fifth. Peoria got some insurance with an RBI double from Angel Moreno in the bottom of the fifth.
The offensive attack was pretty balanced. Bryce Denton was the only player with more than one hit but eight batters recorded a hit.
Levi MaVorhis (2-0) did well with his start going 5 1/3 and giving up two runs, four hits, no walks, and had five strikeouts. Robert Calvano did well in 1 2⁄3 of relief not allowing a hit with one walk and he had four strikeouts.
Peoria defeated Burlington five times in three days. Next up is a three-game series with the Clinton LumberKings starting tonight at 6:30.
MEM: Sean Gilmartin
SPR: Connor Jones
PEO: Alvaro Seijas