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Peoria Outfielder Nick Plummer
Peoria Outfielder Nick Plummer
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Triple A: Memphis 6 - Albuquerque 4

  • Todd Cunningham (RF): 1-3, R, 2B, 2 BB
  • Nick Martini (LF): 0-3, R, 2 BB
  • Luke Voit (1B): 2-5, R, 2B, RBI, 2 K
  • Jhonny Peralta (SS): 2-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 1-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K
  • Harrison Bader (CF): 0-4, K
  • Tyler Lyons (SP): 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR
  • Rowan Wick (RP): 1.1 IP, 1 K

The Memphis attack was keyed by 5 doubles...Jhonny Peralta, Todd Cunningham and Nick Martini are furhter evidence to support my theory that anybody who Memphis plugs into the lineup this year will hit...Speaking of Peralta last night was his first XBH at any level this season and his second straight game without a K...Tyler Lyons' first rehab start could have gone better, but Albuquerque is also not a fun place to pitch.

Double A: Springfield 7 - Tulsa 2

  • Oscar Mercado (CF): 2-3, 2 R, BB, 2 SB
  • Jose Adolis Garcia (RF): 1-4, R, 2 K
  • Bruce Caldwell (2B): 0-1, R, RBI, 2 BB
  • Anthony Garcia (LF): 1-3, 2B, 4 RBI, K
  • Jacob Wilson (3B): 0-4, 2 K
  • Eliezer Alvarez (PH): 0-1
  • Dakota Hudson (SP): 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Oscar Mercado's 2 steals moved him into second place on the Texas League stolen base leader board, just one behind the league leader...Dakota Hudson has 23 strikeouts against only 4 walks in his last 4 starts. The 22 year-old is holding his own in the Texas League in his first full season as a professional. Hopefully by the end of the year we'll be able to count him among the impressive amount of pitching depth piling up at the upper levels of the Cardinals system.

Class A Advanced: Palm Beach 3 - Jupiter 2

  • Darren Seferina (DH): 0-4, 2 K

  • Edmundo Sosa (SS): 1-4, 2B

  • Casey Turgeon (LF): 0-4
  • Chris Chinea (1B): 2-4, 2 R, 2B

  • Jeremy Martinez (C): 0-3, K
  • Randy Arozarena (LF): 2-3, R, HR, 2 RBI
  • Juan Herrera (2B): 0-3, K
  • Jake Woodford (SP): 5.IP, 6 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K

If you're wondering why Juan Herrera's name sounds familiar, it's because he's been kicking around one level of A ball or another for since 2013 when he came back to the Cardinals in exchange for Marc Rzepczynski. He was called up from Extended Spring Training over the weekend...Jeremy Martinez has come crashing hard back down to Earth. He looked like the same hitter we saw last year in his pro debut, good contact skills and a ton of walks, but this year the power has completely dried up. His only XBH of the season, a double, was over a month ago. And in the meantime the walks have disappeared as well since pitchers are not afraid to challenge him.

Class A: Peoria 12 - Cedar Rapids 8 (7 Innings)

  • Tommy Edman (SS): 1-4, R, 3B

  • Jose Martinez (3B): 0-3, RBI, K
  • Andrew Knizner (C): 2-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI

  • Andy Young (2B): 1-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB
  • Dylan Carlson (LF): 1-3, 2 R, RBI

  • Vince Jackson (DH): 2-2, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB
  • Bryce Denton (RF) 2-4, SB

  • Nick Plummer (CF): 1-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB
  • Ronnie Williams (SP): 2.2, 3 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 0 K

Class A: Cedar Rapids 2 - Peoria 1 (7 Innings)

  • Jose Martinez (SS): 0-4, K

  • Andrew Knizner (DH): 1-3
  • Brian O'Keefe (C): 2-3, SB

  • J.R. Davis (2B): 2-3, R, HR, 3 RBI
  • Nick Plummer (CF): 1-2, BB

  • Dylan Carlson (RF): 0-3, K
  • Mike O'Reilly (SP): 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Another fresh face from EST. Jose Martinez was the price the Royals paid to acquire Tony Cruz after the 2015 season. He was a teenager almost all of last season and as a shortstop who didn't completely embarrass himself at the plate he was a pleasant surprise. Shortstop has become a crowded position in the Cardinals system though, so if he was to stick around as anything more than organizational fodder his offensive performance will have to be better than "didn't completely embarrass himself at the plate"...Andrew Knizner was the other catcher coming off impressive short-season debut, but unlike Jeremy Martinez he has continued to rake in full-season ball. He has already matched his home run total from last season, in just over 50% of the plate appearances. He'll also added 50 points to his ISO while maintaining his single digit K%. He may be ready to switch places with Martinez...Mike O'Reilly was pressed into service as a starter last week and in those two starts he's thrown ten innings striking out 13 and walking none.

Pitching Probables

MEM - Arturo Reyes

SPR - Matt Pearce

PB - Junior Fernandez

PEO - Ian Oxnevad