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Daily Farm Report - 5/17/13

A daily recap of the minor league players in the Cardinals' farm system.

A decent night in the system as they 2-2 W-L overall. Carson Kelly hit his 1st home run in the Midwest League. Although Tyrell Jenkins outing was cut short is was still a positive outing

Memphis 7, Tacoma 4

Memphis is still without Oscar Taveras. They didn't miss his intimidating presence nor violently controlled swing in there lineup last night as they rallied for 4 runs in the 8th to go on to win.

Adron Chambers was 2-5 with the go-ahead RBI single to spark the rally also stole his 4th bag.

Jermaine Curtis hit a 2-run single to break the game open.

Ryan Jackson continues to rack as he goes 3-5 with a 2-run shot. His 2nd of the season Jackson is now batting .385 that leads the system.

J.R. Towles smacked his 4th homer which was a solo shot.

Vance Albitz was 2-4 with a run scored.

Tyler Lyons pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing 6 hits, on 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts. Threw 92 total pitches.

Jorge Rondon continues to be an erratic power arm as he pitched a scoreless inning walking 2 and striking out 2.

Barrett Browning pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings.

Eric Fornataro gave up an earned run in an inning of work

Springfield 6, Arkansas 7

Springfield had the lead in the 8th but the bullpen imploded giving up 2 runs in the late innings.

Starlin Rodriguez showing some of that bat speed-fueled power potential by smacking his 3rd homer in which was a 2-run shot.

Xavier Scruggs went deep as well was a solo shot. His 11th of the season.

Luis Mateo hit a 3-run jimmy-jack his first as a Springfield Cardinal.

James Ramsey appeared via pinch hit recording a single in his lone at bat.

Anthony Ferrara gave up 5 hits on 5 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings walked 2 and struck out 4. Ferrara induced 9 groundouts.

Deryk Hooker pitched a scoreless 7th. Then gave up 2 earned runs in the 8th

Palm Beach 1, Jupiter 2

After the Ramsey promotion. Palm Beach has been squandering offensively looking for any spark from somewhere.

Collin Walsh was hitless but walked twice.

Stephen Piscotty doubled.

Jonathan Rodriguez was 2-4 with a double.

Danny Stienstra produced the only RBI for Palm Beach.

Ryan Sheriff pitched 5 innings giving up 4 hits, on 1 earned run, walked 4, struck out 4.

Lee Stoppelman walked 1 and struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings. Nice bounce back outing from Stoppelman after being roughed the previous

Peoria 5, Clinton 1

Breyvic Valera barreled an RBI single.

Jacob Wilson was 3-4 with 2 doubles, and an RBI. Wilson now has 34 RBI's this season.

Patrick Wisdom hit an RBI single. His 20th RBI of the season.

Carson Kelly hammered his first home run in the Midwest League.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="">#Chiefs</a> get two more as Kelly crushes one and almost kills a girl by the inflatables with a mammoth blast. Chiefs up 4-1 in the rain end 4.</p>&mdash; Kevin Capie (@KevinCapie) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Charlie Tilson starting to find that stroke as he goes 3-4 with 2 doubles.

Tyrell Jenkins pitched 5 solid innings allowing 4 hits on 1 earned run, 0 walks, and 4 strikeouts. Jenkins induced 8 groundouts-to-2 flyouts. His outing was cut short due to a rain delay he only threw 62 pitches going into the 6th inning. From reports it seems Jenkins is doing a better job keeping the ball down and throwing his sinking fastball to get ground balls and is mixing in his improved curve-ball which has been one of the reason to his recent success.

Joe Donofrio ate 3 scoreless innings in relief.

Zach Petrick pitched the scoreless 9th while striking out a batter.