Alex Reyes got a major league experience in pitching well while the offense and defense struggles Tuesday. The offense also struggled in Peoria and Memphis. Springfield was the only victorious team, beating Tulsa 7-4.
San Antonio Missions 8 at Memphis Redbirds 0
Tommy Edman: 3-4, 2B
One day after scoring two runs in 14 innings, the Redbirds offense continued to get worse.
Tommy Edman was the lone bright spot with three hits. Five position players went hitless.
Evan Kruczynski (0-1) gave up plenty of contact, six runs and 14 hits in six innings. Chasen Shreve and Dominic Leone both gave up one run in one inning of relief. First baseman John Nogowski made his second appearance on the mound this season. Like the last one, he pitched a scoreless inning.
Memphis falls to 23-30 and has dropped seven straight overall and five straight to San Antonio. Game 6 is Wednesday at 6:35.
Springfield Cardinals 7, Tulsa Drillers 4
Dylan Carlson: 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
Irving Lopez: 2-4, HR
Junior Fernandez: 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks
Dylan Carlson’s 2-RBI double in the bottom of the fifth started a four-run inning that gave Springfield the lead for good. Carlson also tripled and scored on a throwing error to lead off the first.
He now ranks in the Top 5 in the Texas League with 33 RBI this season.
Leading by two in the eighth, Irving Lopez hit a solo home run for the final blow.
Williams Perez (5-2) pitched six innings and gave up four runs, five hits, two walks and struck out seven. Junior Fernandez picked up a lengthy second save of the season, pitching three hitless innings.
Springfield moves to 20-31. Game 2 with Tulsa is Wednesday at 6:30.
Daytona Tortugas 5 at Palm Beach Cardinals 2
Yariel Gonzalez: 2-4, RBI
Alex Reyes: 4.1 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks
With poor offensive support and a bad defense behind him, Alex Reyes got the most realistic look at what being back in St Louis will be like.
Reyes was removed in the fifth after pitching 4 1⁄3 and giving up three runs, one earned, seven hits, one walk and he struck out five.
On the offensive side, Yariel Gonzalez had two hits and the bottom four spots in the lineup went a combined 0-for-13.
Similar to the St. Louis Cardinals fortunes, Palm Beach scored both runs in the first before falling completely silent.
Palm Beach falls to 31-19. Game 2 against Daytona is Wednesday at 5:30.
Kane County Cougars 9 at Peoria Chiefs 1 (7)
Nolan Gorman: 1-3, 2B
Diego Cordero: 6 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 4 Ks
Weather forced the game to be called after seven innings at the mercy of Peoria.
The only source of considerable offense came in the bottom of the sixth when Nolan Gorman hit a double, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on an Ivan Herrera single.
Diego Cordero went six innings and gave up five runs, three earned, eight hits, no walks and struck out four. The Chiefs committed two errors.
Sebastian Tabata entered in the seventh and gave up a 2-run home run, walked three guys and hit one before being removed. Two of the inherited runners scored, tagging him for four runs without recording an out.
Fabian Blanco pitched just 1⁄3 of an inning before things were called.
Peoria falls to 21-29. Game 2 with Kane County is Wednesday at 6:35.
MEM: Jake Woodford
PMB: Tommy Parsons
PEO: Colin Schmid