On Tuesday evening the East faced the West in the Midwest League All Star game. The Cardinals sent five players from their Class A affiliate Peoria Chiefs. Representing the Chiefs were Nolan Gorman, who made the start at third base, Brady Whalen, starting at first base, Delvin Perez, who subbed in at second base, Edgar Escobar, with an inning in relief, and coming in to close out the tie-game was righthander Alvaro Seijas.
That’s a wrap on MidWest League All Star weekend Here are stat lines for our guys:— Peoria Chiefs (@peoriachiefs) June 19, 2019
Gorman - 0-for-1, BB, R
Whalen - 0-for-2
Perez - 0-for-2, SB, R
Escobar - 1.0 IP, 2K,
Seijas - 1.0 IP, BB, K#PTownProud #NewEraNewFun @alvaroseijas10 @nivledprez810 pic.twitter.com/lwKYgkSurV
After nine innings the game was knotted at three after Perez scored the tying run for the West late in the game.
Delvin Perez scores the tying run on an error by the East pic.twitter.com/JLlr4wYp6t— Peoria Chiefs (@peoriachiefs) June 19, 2019
Since there are no ties in baseball the game went into a sudden death Home Run Derby. What is that, you ask? According to everything I have read, in a sudden death Home Run Derby each team picks one player who has a certain amount of time to mash as many dingers as possible. The West chose the impeccably named Blaze Alexander, who hit one homerun in 90 seconds. The East countered with Chris Betts, who clinched the win for his team when he jacked his second dong.
A walk off home run in a sudden death home run derby at the 2019 Midwest League All Star Game. pic.twitter.com/8cWgSETYxi— Ballpark Traveler (@ballparktravels) June 19, 2019
Though they were not able to bring home the win, the Baby Birdos represented the Cardinals well and gained some valuable experience, no doubt. The infielders also posed for an incredibly precious photo:
I think that is probably a good note to end an article on.
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