Memphis Redbirds 10 at Round Rock Express 2
Tommy Edman: 2-6, HR, 2B, 4 RBI
John Nogowski: 3-3, 2 BB
Edmundo Sosa: 3-4, RBI
Ramon Urias: 2-4, HR, BB
Andrew Knizner: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
Rangel Ravelo: 1-5, HR
Jake Woodford: 6.1 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 K
Round Rock grabbed an immediate 1-0 lead in the first but Memphis responded with five runs in the top of the second and took it home from there. The Redbirds got four runs on three home runs in the eighth: 2-run from Tommy Edman and solo shots from Ramon Urias and Rangel Ravelo.
Jake Woodford pitched through 6 1⁄3 innings and gave up two runs, five hits, three walks, and struck out four.
Jesus Cruz, Hunter Cervenka, and Chasen Shreve combined for 2 2⁄3 scoreless innings.
Memphis moves to 5-7 and split the four-game series with Round Rock. Memphis starts three games with San Antonio tonight at 6:35. San Antonio won two of three over Memphis last week.
Springfield Cardinals 6, Tulsa Drillers 5
Irving Lopez: 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB
Chris Chinea: 1-3, HR, BB
Williams Perez: 5 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 6 K
Springfield reinforced the idea of how important it is to score insurance runs.
Tulsa hit a solo home run in the ninth, but after Jose Godoy hit an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to put the Cardinals up two, it didn’t matter.
The Drillers gained an early 3-0 lead before Springfield chipped away and scored five runs over the next three innings, largely thanks to two home runs by Irving Lopez, to take the lead for good.
Williams Perez (1-1) pitched five innings and gave up three runs, eight hits, two walks, and struck out six.
Mike O’Reilly and Seth Elledge both pitched two innings and both gave up one run.
Springfield has won five straight after dropping their first seven. Game 2 with Tulsa is today at 11:10.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 0
Edgar Gonzalez: 6 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Teams are allowed to have a few clunkers and that’s exactly what this one was from Palm Beach.
The Cardinals totaled three hits and struck out 13 times. Justin Toerner, Chase Pinder, and Jose Martinez were responsible for the three hits.
It’s the first time Palm Beach has been shut out this season.
Pitching wasn’t bad, Edgar Gonzalez (1-2) went six innings and gave up three runs, one earned, seven hits, one walk, and struck out four. Zach Prendergast gave up two runs in two innings.
Palm Beach falls to 9-3 and Game 2 with Lakeland is a super early one today, 9:30 start time.
Clinton LumberKings 8 at Peoria Chiefs 7
Wadye Ynfante: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI
Brandon Riley: 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI, BB
Lars Nootbaar: 2-4
Brady Whalen: 2-5, 2B
Peoria never went away, but eight runs in the first three innings was too much for the Chiefs to overcome.
It didn’t hurt the Chiefs that they had a four-run inning of their own in the bottom of the second, highlighted by Brandon Riley’s 3-RBI double.
What did hurt the Chiefs is Clinton responding to that inning with five runs in the top of the third.
Wadye Ynfante hit a 2-run home run in the sixth to put Peoria within one, but they could never cash in from there.
Dionis Zamora (0-2) gave up eight runs, eight hits, two walks, and struck out six in 2 2⁄3 innings. The bullpen was fantastic. Edgar Escobar and Freddy Pacheco both pitched 2 1⁄3 scoreless. Fabian Blanco closed with a scoreless 1 2/3.
Peoria falls to 4-7, Game 2 with Clinton is tonight at 6:35.
MEM: Genesis Cabrera
SPR: Evan Kruczynski
PMB: Alex Fagalde
PEO: Tommy Parsons