Run scoring was a habit in the Cardinals farm system Tuesday. Peoria and both DSL teams scored 10+, Memphis scored nine and Springfield five. Palm Beach continued their downslide by only cashing in for two.
Memphis Redbirds 9, Tacoma Rainiers 3
Adolis Garcia: 3-5, HR, 2B, 3 RBI
Tommy Edman: 2-4, BB
Ramon Urias: 2-4, 2 2B, RBI
Tyler O’Neill: 2-5, 2B, RBI
Lane Thomas: 2-5, RBI
Rangel Ravelo: 1-4, HR, BB
Jake Woodford: 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks
Not much to complain about in a dominating performance from Memphis. The run scoring started with four in the top of the first and it was off from there.
Rangel Ravelo and Adolis Garcia both hit solo home runs in the third.
Jake Woodford (4-2) is again making a case for a call up. After two rough outings in mid May, he’s now thrown seven innings and given up three runs or less in consecutive starts; it’s the fourth time this season he’s put up such a stat line.
Dominic Leone made his first relief appearance since May 31 and got tagged for a run in one inning. Tommy Layne pitched a scoreless ninth.
Memphis moves to 24-35. Game 2 with Tacoma is Wednesday at 8:05.
Tulsa Drillers 7, Springfield Cardinals 5
Kramer Robertson: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Randy Arozarena: 1-4, HR, 3 RBI
Angel Rondon: 6.2 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 Ks
Springfield had enough time to respond after Tulsa scored three runs in the second inning. Springfield did not have enough time to respond after Tulsa scored three runs in the eighth inning.
Randy Arozarena erased the early three-run deficit with a three-run home run in the fourth. Arozarena has a hit in seven of his last eight games and has seen his average climb from .229 to .256.
After Tulsa broke the tie with a run in the seventh, Kramer Robertson gave the Cardinals their first lead with a two-run double in the eighth. Robertson has picked up where he left off in Springfield, recording a hit in all six games since being sent back down.
The lead was short lived, as Tulsa pulled off another three-run inning to give the final score.
Angel Rondon’s stat line is very misleading. Three of the four runs and four of the five hits came in the second inning. Aside from that, he faced the three-batter minimum in each inning until he was pulled with two outs in the seventh. Will Latcham finished the inning.
Junior Fernandez (0-1) had a very rare poor showing. He was tagged for all three eighth inning runs. Coming into Tuesday, he hadn’t given up a run since May 5 and it was the first time he’d given up more than one run in a relief appearance.
Springfield falls to 23-35 and looks to avoid getting swept, one week after sweeping Tulsa, Wednesday at 12:05.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 3 at Palm Beach Cardinals 2
Zack Gahagan: 2-3, BB
Chase Pinder: 2-5, RBI
Perry DellaValle: 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 Ks
It started from the first batter of the game, a solo home run by Lakeland’s Brock Deatherage, and Palm Beach trailed for the majority of the game before a ninth inning run put the Flying Tigers up for good.
Starter Perry DellaValle largely settled in after that opening batter and pitched through five innings, surrendering four hits on the one run, two walks and he struck out five.
No Cardinal even reached second base until the sixth inning when Luken Baker doubled Chase Pinder to third. That led to Pinder scoring on a Lars Nootbaar groundout for Palm Beach’s first run of the game.
The Cardinals tied things in the seventh when Pinder hit an RBI single, but Zack Gahagan was thrown out trying to advance to third to end the inning.
The man who started the runs also ended them, as Deatherage hit an RBI double in the top of the ninth to give Lakeland the final 3-2 edge.
C.J. Saylor and Mitchell Osnowitz (1-2) both gave up one run in one inning of relief. Ronnie Williams pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth.
Palm Beach falls to 32-25 and has lost five straight and seven of its last eight. Game 3 of 4 with Lakeland is Wednesday at 5:30.
Peoria Chiefs 12 at Quad City River Bandits 5
Juan Yepez: 4-4, 2 HR, 7 RBI, BB
Brady Whalen: 3-5, RBI
Bryce Denton: 3-5, RBI
Brendan Donovan: 2-6, HR, 2B, 2 RBI
Colin Schmid: 5 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 5 Ks
Juan Yepez is back.
Making his first start of the season, there’s not many more ways you can one-up that performance.
After Quad City got out to an early 3-0 lead, Peoria immediately responded with four runs in the top of the second and the rout was one. The Chiefs scored three runs in the third and two runs in both the seventh and eighth.
After a disappointing start in Palm Beach where he slashed .220/.275/.300 in 29 games, Bryce Denton delivered a three-hit performance in his first game with Peoria this season, where he spent all but three games in his 2018 campaign.
Colin Schmid put together a fair performance, the first time in four Peoria starts he couldn’t complete six innings.
Thomas St. Clair continued a disappointing season by giving up two runs in the sixth to put his ERA back up at 8.27. Edgar Escobar and Evan Sisk continued impressive seasons. Escobar threw two scoreless while Sisk pitched a scoreless ninth.
Peoria moves to 25-31. Game 2 with Quad Cities is Wednesday at 6:35.
DSL Cardinals Red 10, DSL Tigers1 6
Diowill Burgos: 3-4, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, BB
Albert Inoa: 2-3, 3B, RBI, 2 BB
Luis Andujar: 2-4, RBI
Alexander Samuel: 2-5, RBI
Diorys Guerrero: 3.2 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 Ks
DSL Yankees 12, DSL Cardinals Blue 10
Hansel Otamendi: 4-5, 2 2B
Darlin Moquete: 2-5
MEM: Anthony Shew
SPR: Austin Warner
PMB: Alex Fagalde
PEO: Michael Brettell