It was a disappointing night for the Cardinals farm system on Tuesday. Memphis had the night off and Springfield is the only club that came out victorious.
Springfield Cardinals 3, Tulsa Drillers 1
Chris Chinea (1B): 1-3, HR, 2 RBI’s, R
Connor Jones (SP): 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s
Connor Jones had a stellar outing and Springfield scored all their runs in one inning in a winning effort.
All three of Springfield’s runs came in the bottom of the fourth. Victor Roache hit an RBI single and Chris Chinea hit a two-run homer. It was a pitching masterpiece all night long. Tulsa’s only run came in the top of the ninth, they had three hits on the evening.
Jones (4-2) was a man on a mission pitching seven innings giving up no runs, one hit, and one walk with six strikeouts. Estarlin Arias pitched 1 1⁄3 out of the pen and gave up one run, two hits, and had two strikeouts.
Colton Thomson entered the game but was removed after walking the first two batters he faced. Yeison Medina finished off the final 2/3 inning to earn his second save of the season.
By salvaging a win, Springfield prevented a four-game sweep by Tulsa. They now start a four-game series with the Arkansas Travelers tonight at 6:30.
Fort Myers Miracle 3 at Palm Beach Cardinals 0
Andy Young (2B): 2-3, 2B
Austin Warner (SP): 7 IP, 3 R, 11 H, 1 BB, 8 K’s
Palm Beach couldn’t ever get anything going in a shutout loss.
The offense mustered six hits and had some late chances but couldn’t cash in.
Fort Myers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third and extended it to 3-0 in the top of the seventh. Palm Beach had runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh but failed to score.
In the eighth, with runners on first and second and one out, Andy Young singled to left and Kramer Robertson tried to score but was gunned down at the plate. The next batter struck out to end that threat.
Austin Warner (3-2) had a quality start by definition but gave up an absurd amount of hits (11) in seven innings. Prior to his last outing, he had given up five runs in his last six starts. He’s now given up seven in his last two. However, he still has a sub-3.00 ERA by the skin of his teeth (2.99).
John Kilichowski came out of the pen and pitched two perfect innings.
Palm Beach has split the first two games of the series. Game 3 is tonight at 5:30.
Beloit Snappers 6 at Peoria Chiefs 3
Irving Lopez (2B): 3-4, R
Yariel Gonzalez (1B): 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, R
Paul Balestrieri (SP): 5 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 1 K
Paul Balestrieri struggled in his first start since throwing a no-hitter and Peoria fell 6-3.
Peoria got on the board first in the bottom of the first when Elehuris Montero hit an RBI double. Beloit took the lead with two runs in the top of the third and extended it to 3-1 in the top of the fourth.
Peoria chipped away and got a run back in the bottom of the fourth on a Julio Rodriguez RBI single. Yariel Gonzalez hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game.
Beloit quickly responded with two in the top of the sixth and Peoria couldn’t answer. Beloit put up an additional run in the top of the ninth.
Balestrieri (2-3) was certainly not in no-hitter form going five innings and giving up five runs, eight hits, and three walks with a strikeout.
Thomas St. Clair pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen giving up two hits and having four strikeouts. Bryan Dobzanski pitched the ninth and gave up an unearned run and one hit with one strikeout.
The second game of this series starts tonight at 7.
DSL Mets1 10, DSL Cardinals Blue 7
Carlos Soler (CF): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s, BB, R
Freddy De Jesus (1B): 2-4, HR, 2B, 3 RBI’s, BB, R
Inohan Paniagua (SP): 1.2 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s
DSL Tigers1 8 at DSL Cardinals Red 6
Francisco Hernandez (3B): 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, BB, R
Joerlin De Los Santos (LF): 1-2, 3B, 3 BB, 2 R
Ronald Suarez (SP): 1.2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, K
Roy Garcia (RP): 2.2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, BB, 5 K’s
MEM: Dakota Hudson
PMB: Ian Oxnevad
DSL Blue: Hector Soto
DSL Red: Wilfredo Pereira