There wasn’t a full slate of minor league action on Monday, with Springfield and State College getting the day off. Here’s what happened.
New Orleans Baby Cakes 4 at Memphis Redbirds 2
Kevin Herget (SP): 7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 8 K’s
Randy Arozarena (LF): 2-4, 2B, RBI
Justin Williams (RF): 1-4, 2B
Carson Kelly (C): 2-4
Starter Kevin Hergret tossed a solid outing, but the Memphis offense couldn’t pick him up on Monday. New Orleans jumped out to an early lead, beginning with a leadoff double by Braxton Lee in the top of the first. After inducing a groundout, Hergret allowed the first run of the game on a single to right field.
The Baby Cakes added an insurance run with one out in the top of the fourth on a Peter O’Brien home run. Memphis responded in the bottom of the frame. With one out, Carson Kelly reached base on a single to left. In the following at bat, the newly acquired Justin Williams roped a ground rule double to right-center. With Kelly waiting on third, Alex Mejia drove home the first run of the game on a softly lined single to left.
New Orleans pulled further away in the top of the sixth. With one on and one out, O’Brien launched his second home run of the game. The long ball was O’Brien’s 4th of the season. Memphis responded with a run in the bottom of the seventh but they never overcame the New Orleans lead.
Memphis is now 74-46.
Palm Beach Cardinals 7, Tampa Tarpons 6
Adam Wainwright (SP): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s
Elehuris Montero (3B): 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, R
Dylan Carlson (RF): 1-5, 3B, 2 R
Kramer Robertson (SS): 2-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R
It took an extra inning of work, but Palm Beach came out victorious over the Tampa Tarpons on Monday. Adam Wainwright emerged from his lengthy DL stint to toss an inning of rehab. Waino spun an effective rehab outing, striking out two and allowing no runs. The Cardinals took command of the game early, carrying a 4-0 lead into the top of the sixth inning.
The wheels came off with Ian Oxnevad toeing the rubber. A leadoff walk and a single put runners on the corners. With no outs, a Diego Castillo single plated the first Tampa run. In the next at bat, Hoy Jun Park attempted to score from second on a single but was gunned down from right field by Dylan Carlson. A double, a wild pitch, and a single all combined to yield Tampa three more runs. Austin Sexton replaced Oxnevad and escaped the jam with a double play.
The teams traded run through the end of the ninth inning, sending the game to extras tied 6-6. Bryan Dobzanski began extras by blanking the Tarpons in the top of the tenth. In the bottom of the frame, Dylan Carlson began the inning at second and scored on a wild pitch.
The Cardinals are now 64-50.
Peoria Chiefs 4, Clinton LumberKings 0
Jake Dahlberg (SP): 9 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K’s
Luken Baker (DH): 2-4, 2B, R
Nolan Gorman (3B): 1-3, 2 RBI
J.R. Davis (CF): 1-2, 2B, RBI, R
Stater Jake Dahlberg spun a dominant outing, never really giving Clinton a chance. The complete game shoutout was Dahlberg’s best outing of the year. The 2017 21st rounder has pitched 71.1 innings across two levels this year to the tune of a 2.14 ERA. He’s been limiting the free pass (1.39 BB/9) and running up a good chunk of ground balls and keeping the ball in the park.
The Chiefs offense backed up Dahlberg in the bottom of the third. With two outs, Rayder Ascanio double to left and came around to score on a J.R. Davis double in the next at bat. Nolan Gorman plated the second Chiefs run with a sharp line drive single to right.
Peoria added a run a piece in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings. Dahlberg carried the 4-0 lead all the way to the end.
The Chiefs are now 69-49.
Johnson City Cardinals 4, Bristol Pirates 2
Dionis Zamora (SP): 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K’s
Zach Jackson (C): 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Andrew Warner (DH): 1-1, 2 BB
Evan Sisk (RP): 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K’s
Johnson City opened the scoring in the bottom of the second. A leadoff walk, a botched fielder’s choice, and a single loaded the bases with no outs. Zach Jackson capitalized on the opportunity, doubling to right and scoring all three runs.
Bristol closed the gap to 3-2 by the top of the fifth. With their lead cut to one, Johnson City added an insurance run in the bottom of the frame. With runners on second and third and two outs, Moises Castillo scored on a wild pitch by Pirates’ hurler Roger Santana. Evan Sick relieved Zamora in the seventh and produced three innings of scoreless baseball.
Johnson City is now 22-27.
DSL Angels 2, DSL Cardinals Blue 1
Hector Soto (SP): 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K’s
Freddy De Jesus (1B): 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB
Luis Rodriguez (C): 2-4
Malcom Nunez (DH): 1-4
GCL Cardinals 4, GCL Astros 1
Chris Hunt (SP): 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BBm, 4 K’s
TERRY FULLER (DH): 1-4, HR, RBI, R
Carlos Soto (C): 1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Jhon Torres (RF): 2-4, R
MEM: Austin Warner
PMB: Jake Walsh
JC: Tommy Parsons