With Peoria’s game getting postponed, Memphis was the only team in action in the Cardinals farm system Monday. The Redbirds looked primed and ready for the major league squad, scoring two runs in 14 innings.
Game 1: San Antonio Missions 3 at Memphis Redbirds 1
Tommy Edman: 1-4, HR
Joe Hudson: 2-3
Daniel Ponce de Leon: 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 Ks
Should Daniel Ponce de Leon get his shot in St Louis anytime soon, he got a glimpse of the offensive production he’ll benefit from in Game 1.
Tommy Edman led off the bottom of the first with a home run, and that was all the Redbirds got. Memphis combined for five hits and five position players went hitless.
Tommy Layne contributed two innings out of the bullpen, giving up a run on a home run and one walk while striking out three.
Game 2: San Antonio Missions 2 at Memphis Redbirds 1
Ryan Meisinger: 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks
Following Game 1, the Redbirds managed to be even worse for Game 2.
Seven position players had at least one at-bat that went for nothing. Memphis combined for two hits, bringing their daily total to a massive seven.
Pitching wasn’t a problem. Ryan Meisinger turned in four innings and gave up one run, five hits and struck out two. Chris Ellis gave up one run in one inning and Jesus Cruz pitched two scoreless.
Memphis falls to 23-29 and has their fifth of six straight against the Missions Tuesday at 6:35. The Redbirds have dropped the first four.
MEM: Evan Kruczynski
SPR: Williams Perez
PMB: Alex Reyes
PEO: Diego Cordero