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Daily Farm Report: Tommy Pham Looks Pretty Good

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MLB: St. Louis Cardinals-Media Day
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LET’S GO BLUES

Triple A: Colorado Springs - Memphis 4

  • Breyvic Valera (2B): 1-5, R
  • Tommy Pham (RF): 2-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, SB
  • Luke Voit (1B): 1-3, 2B, 2 K
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 1-4, 2 K
  • Harrison Bader (CF): 2-4, R, 2B, K
  • Paul DeJong (SS): 0-2
  • Chris Ellis (SP): 3 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
  • Mark Montgomery (RP): 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 K

There wasn’t much to this one. The Sky Sox took advantage of the thin mountain air and the Redbirds did not...The top of the Redbirds’ order remains unsettled, but Pham, Voit and Wisdom continue to produce in the heart of the lineup. Hopefully, they’ll be joined by Bader and DeJong shortly...This was the first rough outing of the season for Montgomery, but he didn’t walk anyone, which is always a good sign for the guy whose control issues cost him his gig in the Yankees organization. His K:BB ratio, which currently sits at 16:1, is a much more important number than his ERA.

Double A: Springfield 5 - Midland 3

  • Oscar Mercado (CF): 2-4, R, K
  • Nick Martini (LF) 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB
  • Bruce Caldwell (2B): 2-4, 2 RBI, 2B, K, SB
  • Jacob Wilson (3B): 2-2, 2 R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
  • Sandy Alcantara (SP): 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
  • Daniel Bard (RP): 1 IP, 2 BB

Bruce Caldwell is, somewhat inexplicably, leading the team in steals with 2...Sandy Alcantara still hasn’t really gotten it going yet, but this was also a bit of a challenge promotion, he only made 6 starts in the Florida State League last year...Daniel Bard’s 2 walks last night give him 5 on the year, with only 3 punchouts. He is, however, healthy and throwing the ball toward home plate, so I’ll take it.

Class A Advanced: Tampa 1 - Palm Beach 0

  • Darren Seferina (2B/3B): 0-4, 2 K
  • Edmundo Sosa (SS): 1-3, 2B
  • Casey Turgeon (LF): 0-4, K
  • Chris Chinea (1B): 0-3, K
  • Jeremy Martinez (C) : 1-3, K
  • Randy Arozarena (RF): 0-3, K
  • Connor Jones (SP): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K

Obviously not much in the way of offensive highlights. Yankee starter Taylor Widener absolutely dominated 2 levels of rookie ball last year, but hadn’t had the same success in full-season ball until last night when he struck out 7 and walked none. Connor Jones stats as a professional aren’t that impressive for a 2nd rounder out of college, even if it has only been 15 innings, that is until you see his ground ball rate up in the 70s. He’s basically been the guy rb described in his prospect rankings he’ll pound the zone with his power sinker and splitter/change, but he’s not missing many bats. Or walk people.

Class A: Cedar Rapids 5 - Peoria 0

  • J.R. Davis (2B): 2-4, K, 2 SB
  • Shane Billings (CF): 1-3, K
  • Bryan Dobzanski (SP): 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Yeah, I don’t know, guys. Dobber looked OK, I guess? Hicksy goes today.

Today’s Probables

MEM - Mike Mayers

PB - Junior Fernandez

PEO - Jordan Hicks