The system went 2-2 W-L overall on the night. Memphis loses a crazy game which included a brawl with several ejections. Springfield split a game in a double-header with Northwest Arkansas. Stephen Piscotty and Jonathan Rodriguez both went deep contributing for FSL South's win in the FSL All-Star game. Patrick Wisdom does yard work on consecutive nights. Hector Hernandez tossed a quality outing.
A prototypical score from a game in Albuquerque. This game was a wild one as a brawl broke out with several punches thrown and players & coaches ejected. It was ignited by Jorge Rondon throwing directly at Justin Sellers after giving up a home a run.
Kolten Wong was 1-4 with an RBI and 2 walks.
Oscar Taveras was 1-4 with a sac fly and RBI single.
Brock Peterson continues to stay hot with a 2-3 night that included 2 home runs and 4 RBI's also walked twice.
Ryan Jackson collected 2 hits in 4 at bats.
Travis Tartamella was 2-2 with an RBI and 2 walks.
Maikel Cleto was very erratic he only lasted 3 innings he gave up only 4 hits on 7 earned but walked 8 and struck out 2. Threw a grand total of 90 pitches only 38 of them were for strikes. You would have to think this could wind being his last outing in the Cardinal organization. They've tried over and over again to help resolve his control issues but it's just not working out. One would think he could get an opportunity with another club given he still has upside and a live arm always attracts other clubs.
Jorge Rondon didn't retired a batter he gave up a homer and hit a batter that would eventually ignite the brawl and then Rondon would then be later ejected.
Sam Freeman walked 2 and struck out 4 in 3 scoreless innings. Freeman now has 7 straight scoreless outings.
Marc Rzepczynski was hammered he gave up 5 hits on 5 runs only 2 of them were earned in two innings of work.
To view part of the benches clearing brawl this was tweeted last night.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>First Video of the Memphis Redbirds vs Albuquerque Isotopes Bench Clearing Brawl <a href="http://t.co/cOtJTylLlX">http://t.co/cOtJTylLlX</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/SuperSloMo">@SuperSloMo</a></p>— MinorLeagueBlog (@MinorLeagueBlog) <a href="https://twitter.com/MinorLeagueBlog/statuses/346099634298568704">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Springfield 8, Northwest Arkansas 2 (Game 1)
Mike O'Neill continues to get on base he went 1-3 with an RBI double and walk.
James Ramsey was 2-4 with a 2-run shot his 4th at Springfield.
Ruben Gotay was 2-4 with an RBI single.
Nick Greenwood tossed all 7 innings in the first game he gave up 5 hits on 2 earned only walked 2 and struck out 4.
Springfield couldn't get much going offensively in this game. It was a pretty sloppy defensive effort as they committed 3 errors as a defense.
Mike O'Neil hit an RBI groundout. He always find ways to get mentioned every night and game.
Audry Perez was 1-2 with a double.
Corey Baker fresh from Palm Beach gave up 4 hits on 4 runs 3 of them were earned he walked 1 and struck out 1.
Stephen Piscotty was 1-5 with a solo long ball in this one.
Jonathan Rodriguez was DHing he was 1-3 with a 2-run homer.
Ronnie Shaban struck out 1 in a scoreless inning.
Breyvic Valera and Ildemaro Vargas both were 1-5 with singles.
Patrick Wisdom was 2-4 with another 2-run homer in consecutive nights. Wisdom now has 11 home runs on the season. In the past 10 games Wisdom is starting to turn it on going 13-for-37 (.351 AVG) 2 HR's 7 RBI's 4 doubles 1.076 OPS in his past 10 games.
Brett Wiley in his full-season debut was 1-3 with an RBI triple.
Jimmy Parque went 3-4 with a 3-run jimmy jack
Hector Hernandez showing more consistency he tossed 7 quality innings gave up 5 hits on 3 earned run and struck out 9 including one against Twins uber prospect Bryon Buxton.
Samuel Tuivailala struck out 1 in a scoreless frame.