Pitching was largely ineffective in the Cardinals farm system Monday, with Palm Beach being the only exception. Memphis, Springfield, and Peoria all surrendered 10 runs; Palm Beach won via shutout.
Omaha Storm Chasers 14 at Memphis Redbirds 3
Tommy Edman: 2-4, BB
Adolis Garcia: 2-4
Joe Hudson: 1-4, HR
Alex Reyes: 0.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB
It’s very rare that a team will find success when they surrender 12 runs in a single inning, and that’s what Memphis did in a blowout loss to Omaha.
12 of Omaha’s 14 runs came in the top of the second. The Redbirds got a run thanks to an error in the bottom of the second. Joe Hudson hit a solo home run to left in the fifth. Omaha tagged on another run in the sixth, Drew Robinson drew a bases loaded walk in the seventh, and the Storm Chasers rounded out the scoring with a solo home run in the eighth.
Mike Hauschild’s debut with Memphis was far from what he wanted it to be. He gave up nine of the 14 runs in 1 1⁄3 innings. He also walked four and didn’t record a strikeout. For those curious, that’s a 48.60 ERA.
Tommy Layne gave up three runs in 2 1⁄3 innings of work. Alex Reyes made his first appearance for Memphis and gave up two walks in 2⁄3 of an inning. John Fasola and Chasen Shreve both gave up a run in relief.
John Nogowski (yes, the first baseman) pitched a scoreless ninth.
Memphis drops three of five to Omaha to start the season. A three-game set at San Antonio begins tonight at 7:05.
Tulsa Drillers 10, Springfield Cardinals 1
Chris Chinea: 3-4
Alberto Triunfel: 3-4
Springfield got hits (8), largely thanks to the work of Chris Chinea and Alberto Triunfel, but failed to convert those hits to runs in a blowout loss to Tulsa.
Triunfel, who was claimed off waivers in the offseason, is the leading hitter through five games at .400. Chinea is second, batting .385.
Tulsa scored a run in every inning except the seventh, capped off with three runs in the eighth. Springfield’s lone run came on a Dylan Carlson double in the top of the eighth.
Austin Warner pitched four innings and gave up five runs, nine hits, two walks, and struck out three. Casey Meisner and Will Latcham each pitched two innings in relief; Meisner gave up two runs while Latcham surrendered three.
Springfield falls to 0-5, the series with Tulsa continues tonight at 8:05. Not sure if you’ve heard of the guy, but the Drillers will have someone named Clayton Kershaw making a rehab start for them tonight.
Palm Beach Cardinals 3, Daytona Tortugas 0
Justin Toerner: 3-4
Nick Dunn: 2-4
Chase Pinder: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
Nick Plummer: 1-3, HR
Angel Rondon: 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 Ks
After some masterful pitching performances to start the year, Palm Beach attained its first shutout with a 3-0 win over Daytona.
Palm Beach’s early start turned out to be all they needed. Chase Pinder hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning and the pitching staff took it from there. The Cardinals got another run in the form of a Nick Plummer solo home run in the fourth.
Justin Toerner had three hits and now has nine hits in his first 15 at bats.
Angel Rondon pitched five scoreless innings and gave up two hits, two walks, and struck out six. CJ Saylor pitched 1 2⁄3 scoreless innings, Kodi Whitley pitched 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings, and Ronnie Williams got his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
Palm Beach moves to 4-1, Game 2 of the series with Daytona is tonight at 5:30.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 10 at Peoria Chiefs 6
Nolan Gorman: 2-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Brendan Donovan: 2-4, BB
Wadye Ynfante: 2-4
Nolan Gorman made a valiant effort.
Despite a three-run home run in the eighth and a two-run home run in the ninth, a 10-0 hole was far too much to recover from, and Peoria fell 10-6.
The home runs were his first of the season, and the 18-year-old is batting .476 through five games.
Brendan Donovan has also had a promising start to his campaign. The 2018 seventh round draft pick recorded two hits in the game and leads all of Class A in batting average and on base percentage. He has nine hits in his first 18 at bats and has also drawn six walks.
Peoria completely lost control of the game after giving up a combined seven runs in the fifth and sixth.
Dionis Zamora started the game and gave up four runs, six hits, three walks, and struck out seven. Chris Hunt gave up five runs in 1 1/3. Jim Voyles provided 3 1⁄3 innings of relief and gave up one run.
Peoria falls to 1-4 and have dropped four straight since winning the opener. Game 2 vs Wisconsin is tonight at 6:35.
MEM: Austin Gomber
SPR: Anthony Shew
PMB: Johan Oviedo