Tuesday was a very disappointing day for the Cardinals farm system. Nine teams were in action and only two, GCL and DSL Red, came out with victories.
El Paso Chihuahuas 7, Memphis Redbirds 4
Luke Voit (1B): 2-4, RBI
Wilfredo Tovar (SS): 2-4, R
Kevin Herget (SP): 5.2 IP, 7 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s
Memphis struck first and struck late but it wasn’t enough to beat seven middle inning runs from El Paso.
Memphis opened a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Oscar Mercado reached base on an error to open the inning, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Patrick Wisdom groundout. Luke Voit drove in a run one batter later.
El Paso chipped away at the deficit with a run in the bottom of the fourth. They took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and blew the game wide open with four runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Memphis tried to make a late run with two runs in the top of the eighth thanks to a Max Schrock RBI single and Tyler O’Neill sac fly but it was far from enough.
Kevin Herget (3-6) had a second straight rough outing giving up seven runs, seven hits, and two walks with two strikeouts in 5 2⁄3 innings. Hector Mendoza pitched a perfect 1 1⁄3 with two strikeouts. Conner Greene pitched a hitless eighth with two walks and two strikeouts.
Memphis splits the four game series with El Paso. They enjoy an off day today and start a four game set with New Orleans Thursday at 7:05.
Tulsa Drillers 5, Springfield Cardinals 1
Tommy Edman (SS): 2-4, R
Jacob Evans (SP): 2.2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s
Springfield recorded eight hits in the game but failed to capitalize for more than a run in a tough loss.
Tulsa put the game away early with four runs in the bottom of the third. Springfield scored one in the top of the sixth when Tommy Edman scored on a Lane Thomas groundout. Tulsa scored one more run in the bottom of the eighth.
Jacob Evans (0-5) struggled on the mound and only made it 2 2⁄3 innings giving up four runs, four hits, and two walks with three strikeouts.
Ramon Santos put in a lot of work out of the pen pitching 4 1⁄3 perfect innings. Colton Thomson pitched an inning and gave up a run and two hits with one strikeout.
Springfield goes for the four game series split with Tulsa today starting at 11:05.
Game 1: Daytona Tortugas 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 2
Jose Godoy (C): 2-3, 2B, R
Juan Yepez (1B): 2-2
Austin Warner (SP): 4.2 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s
Daytona opened the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the third. Palm Beach tied it in the top of the fifth on RBI doubles from Kramer Robertson and Chase Pinder.
It was short lived as Daytona responded with three in the bottom of the fifth and that was all they needed. They tacked on two additional runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Austin Warner (3-3) had his second rough outing in three starts. He went just 4 2⁄3 and gave up five runs, five hits, and two walks with seven strikeouts. His ERA has climbed from 2.51 to 3.41 in his last three starts.
Junior Fernandez finished out the game and gave up two runs, one earned, and two hits in 1 1⁄3 innings.
Game 2: Daytona Tortugas 4, Palm Beach Cardinals 2
Kramer Robertson (SS): 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s
John Kilichowski (SP): 2.1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s
Palm Beach gave up two runs late and only mustered three hits in the second game of the doubleheader.
Daytona again opened scoring in the same fashion with two runs in the bottom of the third. Also like the first game, Palm Beach tied it in the top of the fifth on a two-RBI double by Kramer Robertson.
Daytona took the lead back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth and Palm Beach couldn’t respond in the seventh.
John Kilichowski started the game and gave up two runs, two hits, and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 1⁄3 innings. Robbie Gordon pitched 2⁄3 of an inning and gave up a hit and a walk.
Jacob Patterson did a stellar job pitching two perfect innings with four strikeouts. Will Latcham (3-3) gave up two runs and two hits in an inning on the mound.
Palm Beach looks to avoid the sweep tonight at 5:30.
Bluefield Blue Jays 8, Johnson City Cardinals 7
Jonatan Machado (CF): 3-5, 2B, 2 R
Leandro Cedeno (LF): 3-5, HR, RBI, R
Nolan Gorman (DH): 1-4, HR, RBI, R
Oneiver Diaz (SP): 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 BB, 1 K
Johnson City opened their season by giving up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to fall by one.
They quickly took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first behind a two-RBI double by Zach Jackson. Bluefield tied it with two runs in the bottom of the third.
Johnson City went back on top in the top of the fourth on a solo homer from first round draft pick Nolan Gorman and an RBI single by Moises Castillo. A Leandro Cedeno solo homer tacked on another run in the top of the fifth.
Bluefield scored in the bottom of the fifth and tied the game in the bottom of the sixth. Both teams traded runs in the eighth inning. Johnson City scored another run in the top of the ninth but couldn’t hold on to the lead in the bottom half.
Oneiver Diaz started and pitched five innings giving up three runs, four hits, and four walks with one strikeout. Hector Villalobos gave up two runs and three hits in two innings. David Oca pitched 1 2⁄3 giving up three runs and five hits and took the loss.
Johnson City continues the series with Bluefield tonight at 7:05.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 7 at State College Spikes 4
Wadye Ynfante (CF): 2-4, RBI
Wood Myers (2B): 2-3, 2B, BB, R
Joe Gomez (C): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s
Jake Dahlberg (SP): 5 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s
State College fell victim to a seven run inning and that’s all Mahoning Valley needed to stay perfect on the early season.
State College actually grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second on a two-RBI double by Joe Gomez. The seven run inning came in the top of the seventh.
Edwin Figuera took advantage of a Mahoning Valley error to score a run in the bottom of the eighth and Wadye Ynfante drove in a run on a single in the ninth but that’s all State College could get.
Jake Dahlberg did well in his start going five innings without allowing a walk or run.
Chris Holba gave up three runs, two earned, in 1 1/3, Troy Montemayor gave up four runs, one earned, in 1⁄3 of an inning, and Jacob Schlesener pitched 2 1⁄3 scoreless innings giving up three hits.
State College looks to avoid the sweep against undefeated Mahoning Valley tonight at 7:05.
GCL Cardinals 10 at GCL Astros 0
Raffy Ozuna (SS): 2-5, 3B, 2 RBI’s, 2 R
Ivan Herrera (C): 2-5, 3 RBI’s, R
Victor Garcia (RF): 2-5, RBI, R
William Jimenez (CF): 2-3, RBI, BB, R
Diego Cordero (SP): 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s
DSL Twins 13, DSL Cardinals Blue 4
Diomedes Del Rio (CF): 2-3, 2 3B, RBI, 2 BB, R
Angel Cuenca (SP): 4 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s
DSL Cardinals Red 8, DSL Cubs2 6
Sander Mora (SS): 2-4, 2 2B, BB, 2 R
Franklin Soto (DH): 2-5, RBI, R
Luis Montano (RF): 2-3, RBI, BB, R
Francisco Hernandez (3B): 2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R
Joyser Garcia (C): 2-4, 2B, RBI, R
Jose Moreno (SP): 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 BB, 5 K’s
SPR: Jake Woodford
SC: Franyel Casadilla
DSL Blue: TBD
DSL Red: TBD