The system went 3-0 last night, Springfield had the day off. Chad and Todd both hit their first Memphis Redbird homers, Tyler Lyons made it look like the rust has been knocked off, Magneuris continues to walk, and Jordan Hicks and Junior Fernandez both endured rough outings.
- Todd Cunningham (RF): 1-4, R, HR, RBI, K
- Chad Huffman (LF): 1-4, R, HR, RBI
- Luke Voit (1B): 1-4, K
- Harrison Bader (CF): 0-3, R
- Pat Wisdom (3B): 1-3, K
- Paul DeJong (SS): 1-3, 2B, K
- Carson Kelly (C): 0-1, 2 BB, CS
- Tyler Lyons (SP): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
- Arturo Reyes (RP): 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 K
Todd and Chad were signed this past winter to provide depth in the Memphis outfield and, at least in the Huffman’s case, maybe compete for a spot on the 25 man. The glut of infielders on the big club created a glut of outfielders in Memphis. Huffman has had success in AAA and Japan, he’s an interesting bat, but unfortunately for him and the Cardinals he bats right handed...Tyler Lyons is still on an injury rehab assignment, and has looked sharp so far. He’s fanned 10 and walked 1 through 10.1 IP in AAA and may be ready for a call up to the St. Louis pen before too much longer...Arturo Reyes made 19 starts in Memphis last year, and for much of the season was the only homegrown name in the Redbirds’ rotation. He’s been moved into a long man role for now, but with a couple injuries in the rotation and a call up for Lyons likely he may get another temporary crack at starting.
- Magneuris Sierra (CF): 3-5, 3 R, BB
- Darren Seferina (2B): 3-5, R, K
- Edmundo Sosa (SS): 0-4, K
- Chris Chinea (1B): 31-3, R, 2 RBI, BB
- Danny Diekroeger (3B): 3-4, R
- Luke Dykstra (PR-DH): 1-1, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Junior Fernandez (SP): 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Magneuris Sierra drew another walk last night, that’s 5 on the year. He’s still not hitting for much power, and he still strikes out too much for a guy who doesn’t hit for much power, but a little bit of plate discipline to complement his hit tool would go a long way toward making him a viable big league hitter, and given his defense and base running that is a very positive development...Palm Beach managed to score 8 runs even though they only had one extra base hit and 2 walks...This is the second appearance from the bad version of Junior Fernandez in as many starts.
- Tommy Edman (SS): 1-4, R, 3B, BB
- J.R. Davis (2B): 2-4, RBI, BB
- Andrew Knizner (C): 1-4
- Brian O’Keefe (DH): 0-4, 3 K
- Dylan Carlson (RF): 0-4, 2 K
- Nick Plummer (CF): 0-2, R, 2 BB
- Jordan Hicks (SP): 6.2 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Tommy Edman was part of the wave of up the middle talent the Cardinals suddenly found themselves with in the low minors last year. He showed the advanced approach you’d expect to see from a college draftee playing short-season ball, he’ll turn 22 in less than a month, so he’ll have a chance to move fast. First he has to show that the gap power, patient approach and base running will play in a full-season league...Brian O’Keefe once againd finds himself in a DH/Catcher timeshare...Jordan Hicks has struck out 7, walked 5 and allowed 9 hits in his brief (12.2 IP) A ball career.
MEM - Chris Ellis
SPR - Sandy Alcantara
PB - Zac Gallen
PB - Ian McKinney
PEO - Ronnie Williams