Paul DeJong went yard to help lead Memphis to victory in an otherwise disappointing day for the Cardinals farm system Tuesday. Every other non-DSL team took home a loss.
Memphis Redbirds 7 at Iowa Cubs 5
Oscar Mercado (CF): 3-4, BB, 2 R
Luke Voit (1B): 3-5, HR, 3 RBI’s, R
Paul DeJong (SS): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI’s, BB, 2 R
Randy Arozarena (RF): 1-4, HR, 2 RBI’s, R
Dakota Hudson (SP): 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s
Luke Voit stayed hot and Paul DeJong, Matt Bowman, and Luke Gregerson all made rehab appearances in a Redbirds victory.
DeJong hit a double in the first inning and was driven in by a Luke Voit single to give the Redbirds a 1-0 lead but Iowa tagged Dakota Hudson for four runs in the bottom of the first to make it 4-1.
Memphis quickly responded by tying the game in the top of the second thanks to a two-run shot by Randy Arozarena and another RBI single for Voit. It was all Redbirds from there.
A solo homer for Voit added a run in the top of the fifth and two-run homer for DeJong in the top of the seventh made it 7-4. Iowa grabbed a run in the bottom of the eighth.
Dakota Hudson (12-2) overcame the bad first inning and pitched six innings in total giving up the four runs, six hits, and one walk with six strikeouts. Matt Bowman pitched the seventh and gave up a hit with two strikeouts.
Luke Gregerson came in for the eighth and allowed one run and two hits with a strikeout. Andrew Morales closed the door in the ninth to pick up his first save of the season.
Memphis completes the five game sweep of the Iowa Cubs and extends their winning streak to six. Next is a five game set with the Omaha Storm Chasers starting tonight at 6:35.
Midland RockHounds 9, Springfield Cardinals 3
Ramon Urias (2B): 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R
Lane Thomas (CF): 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI’s, BB
Connor Jones (SP): 4.2 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 7 H, 7 BB, 3 K’s
The offense was stagnant in the first five innings of the game and ultimately led to an easy win for Midland.
Midland was up 6-0 before the Cardinals could put a run on the board in the top of the sixth. Lane Thomas drove in two with a triple to make it 6-2 but it was back up to 8-2 by the end of the sixth.
Midland scored one more run in the bottom of the seventh. Ramon Urias knocked one over the wall in the top of the ninth.
Connor Jones (4-3) pitched poorly going just 4 2⁄3 and giving up six runs, five earned, seven hits, and gave up seven walks to three strikeouts. Estarlin Arias gave up two runs in 2⁄3 of an inning.
Jason Zgardowski pitched 1 2⁄3 innings and gave up a run and three hits. Colton Thomson pitched a perfect eighth inning.
Springfield has lost five of six coming out of the All Star Break. They start a three game series with Frisco starting tonight at 6:30.
Bradenton Marauders 9, Palm Beach Cardinals 7
Juan Yepez (1B): 1-3, 2 RBI’s, R
Evan Guillory (SP): 3.2 IP, 9 R, 7 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s
Palm Beach made a valiant effort in the ninth but came up short.
Bradenton scored seven runs in the bottom of the third and two more in the fourth in what looked like was going to be an easy night for the Marauders.
Juan Yepez scored on a Shane Billings groundout to make it 9-1 in the top of the fifth. Palm Beach made it interesting in the ninth.
Yepez struck out to start the inning but then Palm Beach drew four straight walks. Kramer Robertson singled to drive in another run, Chase Pinder scored on a wild pitch, and Andy Young walked to load the bases back up.
Stefan Trosclair then singled in another run and Dylan Carlson struck out for the second out of the inning but Palm Beach still had the bases loaded. Yepez came back up to the plate and singled in two. Representing the go-ahead run, Ryan McCarvel flew out to end the game.
Evan Guillory’s (1-1) rude awakening in Palm Beach continued as he gave up nine runs, seven earned, seven hits, and three walks with two strikeouts. Robbie Gordon was stellar out of the pen pitching 3 1⁄3 perfect innings with six strikeouts. Thomas St. Clair pitched a scoreless eighth.
Palm Beach split the short two game set with Bradenton. Another two game series starts tonight at 5 with Daytona.
Burlington Bees 10, Peoria Chiefs 6
Julio Rodriguez (1B): 2-5, 2 RBI’s
Bryce Denton (LF): 2-4, HR, RBI, 2 R
Johan Oviedo (SP): 3.1 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 5 BB, 4 K’s
Peoria also found themselves in a big early hole and couldn’t fully recover.
They grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Julio Rodriguez drove in a run with a single. Burlington tied it up in the bottom of the second, made it 2-1 in the bottom of the third, and blew it open with five runs in the bottom of the fourth.
For an encore, Burlington scored two more in the bottom of the fifth. Bryce Denton homered in the top of the seventh to make it 9-2 but Burlington answered the run in the bottom half.
Peoria scored two runs in the eighth and ninth but it was far from enough.
Johan Oviedo (3-7) also had it rough on the mound going just 3 1⁄3 and gave up seven runs, eight hits, and five walks with four strikeouts. Patrick Dayton gave up two runs in 2 1⁄3 and Zach Prendergast gave up one run in 2 1/3.
Peoria has lost the first two games against Burlington. Game 3 starts tonight at 5:30.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 2 at State College Spikes 0
Edwin Figuera (3B): 2-4, 3B
Angel Rondon (SP): 5.1 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s
State College mustered five hits in a shutout loss.
Mahoning Valley scored their two runs in the top of the third and State College couldn’t put anything together all game long.
Angel Rondon (0-3) went 5 1⁄3 and gave up the two runs, six hits, but only one walk to seven strikeouts. Kevin Hamann pitched 2 1⁄3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts. Jacob Schlesener struck out four in 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings.
State College loses two of three to Mahoning Valley. A three game series with Auburn starts tonight at 5:30.
Greeneville Reds 8 at Johnson City Cardinals 2
Dionis Zamora (SP): 4.1 IP, 7 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s
While Johnson City managed two runs, it came on only four hits and Greeneville gained an easy victory.
Greeneville started early, taking a 4-0 lead in the top of the first. They tacked on three runs in the top of the fifth. Nolan Gorman scored on a groundout and Dariel Gomez scored on the same play following a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh. Greeneville’s final run came in the top of the ninth.
Dionis Zamora (0-2) provided another bad start for the Cardinals farm system. He pitched 4 1⁄3 and gave up seven runs, nine hits, struck out five, and walked one. Enrique Perez pitched 1 1⁄3 scoreless. Colin Schmid struck out five and gave up one run in three innings of relief.
Greeneville takes two of three over Johnson City. Next is a series with Bristol starting today at noon.
DSL Cardinals Blue 10 at DSL Rockies 4
Jean Selmo (LF): 3-4, 2B, 3 R
Carlos Soler (CF): 2-5, 2B, RBI, R
Freddy De Jesus (1B): 2-4, 2B, RBI, R
Diowill Burgos (DH): 2-4, HR, 2 RBI’s, BB, 2 R
Pablo Gomez (2B): 2-4, 2 RBI’s, R
Yowelfy Rosario (SS): 1-4, 2 RBI’s, R
Julio Puello (SP): 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s
DSL Cardinals Red 13, DSL Brewers 8
Cristhian Longa (C): 5-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI’s, R
Joerlin De Los Santos (DH): 2-5, 3B, RBI, 3 R
Sander Mora (SS): 2-5, 3 RBI’s, R
Adanson Cruz (CF): 2-4, 3 RBI’s, R
Claudio Ramirez (1B): 2-5, RBI, 2 R
Luis Montano (RF): 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s, 2 BB, 2 R
Ludwin Jimenez (SP): 4 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s
MEM: Kevin Herget
SPR: Mike O’Reilly
PEO: Jesus Cruz
SC: Jim Voyles
DSL Blue: TBD
DSL Red: TBD