Only two teams in the Cardinals farm system played Monday, and both struggled to generate offense. Memphis was shutout and Springfield was blown out.
New Orleans Baby Cakes 3, Memphis Redbirds 0
Andrew Knizner: 2-3, BB
Genesis Cabrera: 4.1 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 Ks
With two hits, Andrew Knizner nearly had half as many hits as the entire team. Memphis finished with five total hits, one coming from Tommy Edman, Lane Thomas and Edmundo Sosa.
Genesis Cabrera did fine on the mound though he didn’t pitch for very long. He was removed with one out in the fifth and gave up one run, four hits, three walks and struck out two.
Jesus Cruz pitched 1 2⁄3 scoreless innings and Chasen Shreve threw the final two, giving up two runs and three hits.
Memphis falls to 13-11 and continues the series with New Orleans at 6:30 Tuesday.
Frisco Roughriders 9 at Springfield Cardinals 2
Conner Capel: 2-4, HR
Evan Mendoza: 2-3, BB
Very little good things to take away from Springfield’s loss Monday. The first of the Cardinals’ two runs came when trailing 8-0 and the other when down 9-1.
Pitching was a struggle with Harold Arauz starting and giving up six runs, five earned, nine hits and one walk in 5 1⁄3 innings. Austin Warner gave up two runs in just 1⁄3 of an inning and Kodi Whitley finally finished the sixth with a strikeout.
Springfield also got scoreless innings out of Merandy Gonzalez and Seth Elledge, while Connor Jones pitched an inning and gave up one run.
Springfield falls to 8-17 and enjoys an off day Tuesday before starting a three-game set with the Amarillo Sod Poodles at 7:05 Wednesday.
MEM: Daniel Ponce de Leon
PMB: Johan Oviedo
PEO: Tommy Parsons