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Daily Farm Report: Offensive Struggles

Taking a look at Thursday’s action

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The Cardinals farm system struggled mightily in the offensive department Thursday. Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, and Johnson City all scored three runs or less. The lone bright spot, State College, won big. DSL Red and the GCL team also picked up a victory.

Omaha Storm Chasers 3 at Memphis Redbirds 0

Wilfredo Tovar (LF): 2-4

Jake Woodford (SP): 6.1 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Memphis failed to put any runs on the board in an uninspiring loss.

Omaha scored two in the top of the second and their third run in the top of the seventh.

Jake Woodford (0-2) put together a quality start but got no run support. He finished with 6 13 innings and gave up three runs, six hits, and one walk with one strikeout. Tommy Layne finished out the seventh inning and got two strikeouts.

Hector Mendoza pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Landon Beck pitched a perfect ninth.

Omaha has taken the first two games of this series. Game 3 is tonight at 7:05.

Frisco RoughRiders 4 at Springfield Cardinals 2

Tommy Edman (SS): 2-3, 3B, RBI, 2 BB

Lane Thomas (CF): 2-5

Anthony Shew (SP): 7 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s

Springfield had 10 hits but couldn’t convert them into runs and overcome an early deficit.

That early deficit came in the top of the second when Frisco scored three runs. Springfield finally got on the board in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI triple by Tommy Edman.

Frisco extended their lead to 4-1 in the top of the ninth. Springfield had a shot in the bottom half. They loaded the bases with one out and Andrew Knizner walked to drive one in. Chris Chinea then grounded into a double play to end the game.

Anthony Shew (4-4) also put together a good outing and struggled with run support. He went seven innings and gave up three runs, five hits, and struck out seven with no walks. Jacob Evans pitched the final two innings and gave up a run.

Springfield has lost the first two games of this series and seven of eight coming out of the All Star Break. This series continues tonight at 7:10.

Daytona Tortugas 4 at Palm Beach Cardinals 3

Stefan Trosclair (1B): 3-4, HR

Juan Yepez (DH): 3-4, R

Chase Pinder (CF): 2-5, 2B, R

Ryan McCarvel (C): 2-4

Ian Oxnevad (SP): 3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s

Daytona broke a tie late in the game and Palm Beach could never recover.

Daytona took the first lead, 1-0, in the top of the first. Palm Beach quickly tied it with a Dylan Carlson sac fly in the bottom of the first. Daytona scored two in the top of the third.

Juan Yepez scored on a Kramer Robertson groundout to make it 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth. A solo shot by Stefan Trosclair tied it in the bottom of the sixth. Daytona regained the lead in the top of the seventh and Palm Beach couldn’t answer.

Ian Oxnevad went just three innings and allowed three runs, five hits, and three walks with three strikeouts. John Kilichowski pitched two scoreless innings out of the pen. Thomas St. Clair (0-1) gave up a run in 1 1/3, Eric Carter pitched a hitless 1 2/3, and Jason Zgardowski pitched a hitless ninth.

Palm Beach splits the short two-game series with Daytona. Next up is three games with Florida starting tonight at 5:30.

Burlington Bees and Peoria Chiefs was canceled due to wet grounds

State College Spikes 8 at Auburn Doubledays 0 (8)

Delvin Perez (SS): 3-4, R

Stanley Espinal (3B): 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI’s, BB

Michael Baird (SP): 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s

Not even rainy conditions could stop State College from putting up a lot of runs.

It started early with Stanley Espinal hitting an RBI double in the top of the first inning. Imeldo Diaz scored on a double play to make it 2-0 in the top of the fourth. Auburn’s defense gave them major help in the top of the seventh.

State College loaded the bases and scored a run thanks to a throwing error by Auburn. Two more runs scored on back-to-back wild pitches. Espinal then hit a sac fly to cap off the four-run inning.

Wadye Ynfante hit an RBI single and another run scored on a fielding error in the top of the eighth. The game was called early in the middle of the eighth because of rain.

A two-headed monster was on the mound in Michael Baird and Hector Villalobos. Baird pitched the first four scoreless innings and surrendered three hits with four strikeouts. Villalobos (1-0) pitched the final three and gave up two hits with two strikeouts.

State College looks for the sweep of Auburn tonight at 5:30.

Bristol Pirates 6, Johnson City Cardinals 3

Kevin Woodall (RF): 2-4, 2B, RBI

Nolan Gorman (3B): 2-4, HR

Kyle Leahy (SP): 4.1 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s

A three-run inning by Bristol played a big part in beating Johnson City.

Bristol took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Donivan Williams scored to tie it in the top of the second after Benito Santiago reached on a fielding error. They took the lead when Kevin Woodall Jr. hit an RBI double in the top of the third.

The decisive inning came when Bristol scored three in the bottom of the sixth. They tacked on an additional run in the seventh, Nolan Gorman smacked a home run in the top of the eighth, and Bristol scored another run in the bottom of the eighth.

Gorman’s home run is his sixth of the season and that ties him atop the Appalachian League (The guy he’s tied with has 13 more ABs than Gorman does).

Kyle Leahy gave up just one run in 4 13 innings. Enrique Perez (0-1) gave up two runs in 23 of an inning. Tommy Parsons came in and gave up two runs in two innings. Juan Alvarez pitched the eighth and gave up one run.

Bristol and Johnson City split the first two games. The deciding game is tonight at 7.

GCL Cardinals 7 at GCL Marlins 2

Diomedes Del Rio (CF): 2-5, RBI

Ivan Herrera (DH): 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 R

Andrew Warner (LF): 2-4, 2B, RBI, R

William Jimenez (RF): 2-3, RBI, BB, R

Mateo Gil (SS): 1-4, 2 RBI’s, BB, R

Cole Aker (SP): 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

DSL Twins 4, DSL Cardinals Blue

Carlos Soler (CF): 2-4, 2B, R

Jean Selmo (1B): 2-4, 2B, RBI

Inohan Paniagua (SP): 5.1 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s

DSL Cardinals Red 6, DSL Cubs2 4

Francisco Hernandez (3B): 3-3, 3 RBI’s

Adanson Cruz (CF): 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 R

Yowelfy Rosario (SS): 1-5, 2 RBI’s, R

Allinson Benitez (SP): 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s


Friday’s Probables

MEM: Daniel Poncedeleon

SPR: Austin Warner

PMB: Casey Meisner

PEO: Alex Fagalde

SC: Jake Dahlberg