Memphis Redbirds 9, Nashville Sounds 3
Tyler O’Neill: 1-3, HR, BB
Drew Robinson: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI
John Nogowski: 1-4, HR, 3 RBI
Rangel Ravelo: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Jake Woodford: 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 Ks
In 44 Memphis at-bats, Tyler O’Neill has six home runs. Not bad.
Aside from that, Memphis put together an all-around great game. Three other Redbirds (Drew Robinson, John Nogowski, Rangel Ravelo) went yard and Jake Woodford turned in seven scoreless innings.
Memphis had some trouble putting the Sounds away, surrendering three runs in the final two innings, but nothing that would warrant concern for a comeback attempt.
Jesus Cruz pitched the eighth and gave up one run, Chris Beck gave up two in the ninth.
Memphis has won three of its last four and now sits at 21-18. The Redbirds have an off day Wednesday before returning to action against the San Antonio Missions Thursday at 7:05.
Springfield Cardinals 3, Arkansas Travelers 1
Justin Williams: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
Dylan Carlson: 2-4
Evan Mendoza: 2-4
Austin Warner: 7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 10 Ks
Everything went right on the mound and the Cardinals did enough offensively to back that up.
Austin Warner (2-2) struck out 10 in seven innings and Junior Fernandez struck out four in the final two to pick up his first save of the season.
Justin Williams picked up his first home run in a Springfield Cardinals uniform with a solo shot in the fifth. He’s batting .321 in seven games after starting the year on the IL with a “Right hand 2nd metacarpal fracture”.
Springfield has won four straight, is now 17-21 and goes for the sweep of Arkansas Wednesday morning at 11:10.
Palm Beach Cardinals 5, Tampa Tarpons 3
Zach Kirtley: 2-4, 2 RBI
Lars Nootbaar: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Alex Fagalde: 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 Ks
Seven of nine Palm Beach batters recorded a hit, and the Cardinals stunted a ninth-inning Tampa comeback to pick up their 23rd win of the season.
After giving up one run in the first, Palm Beach scored five runs total in the fourth and fifth.
Alex Fagalde (4-2) gave up one run in seven innings and his ERA drops to 2.76.
Tampa cut the deficit to two with two runs in the ninth and one out. The next batter flew out and Patrick Dayton came in to strike out the final batter of the game.
Palm Beach is now 23-14 and goes for its third straight win over Tampa Wednesday at 5:30.
Beloit Snappers 6 at Peoria Chiefs 5
Delvin Perez: 3-4
Nolan Gorman: 2-3, HR, 3B, 3 RBI
Leandro Cedeno: 2-4, 2B
PMB: Edgar Gonzalez
PEO Game 1: TBD
PEO Game 2: Diego Cordero