We knew it was coming. The Cubs absolutely handled the Cardinals this weekend. They swept the Cardinals out of first place. I am not going to write “blame” here because everyone has a different idea on how the club could improve. I can’t ignore the fact that the Cubs were just plain better in all aspects of the games.
They move back home for a series against the Phillies (19-12) and then play the Pirates this weekend. We need to get back on track.
Minor League Review
(games on 4/5/19)
Memphis split a doubleheader as they won 11-2 with pitcher Genesis Cabrera with 5IP/4H/2ER/3BB/5K getting the win. Tyler O’Neill hit two home runs and drove in four runs. John Nogowski was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI’s and catcher Andrew Knizner includes a home run with two hits. Edmundo Sosa also had 2 hits and 2 runs batted in. In the other game which was a makeup from Friday, the Redbirds lost 7-5 with Drew Robinson and Lane Thomas each contributed two hits with Ramon Urias driving in 2 runs. Attendance 10,742
Springfield Cardinals won 8-6 with Irving Lopez and Evan Mendoza each adding two hits. Connor Capel hit his 5th home run of the season and Johan Oviedo (who got promoted after the game to AA) went 5.2IP/7H/3ER/2BB/3K as the starter. Attendance:6408
Palm Beach lost 4-0 and managed one hit which was a double by Chase Pinder. DellaValle got the loss (1-2) with 6.2IP/7H/1ER/0BB/5K. Attendance 519
Peoria got a grand slam home run from Leandro Cedeno as the Chiefs were winners 11-3. Donovan had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s including a home run and Herrera scored 3 times in the game. Attendance 2567
STL- Miles Mikolas (3-2, 4.73 ERA)
Memphis- Daniel Ponce de Leon (2-1, 3.57)
Springfield- Williams Perez (2-1, 5.81)
Palm Beach- Tommy Parsons (league debut)
Peoria– Kyle Leahy (1-1, 4.35)
RHP Ronnie Williams assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.
Tommy Parsons has been promoted from Peoria to Palm Beach and is likely to start for them tonight.
Johan Oviedo has been promoted from Palm Beach to the Springfield Cardinals.
The organization released outfielder Shane Billings and pitcher Casey Meisner.
Memphis Monday Stats Searching
Here is how the Memphis Redbirds are faring in some of the numbers in comparison to the league average.
Standings: 2nd place in the Pacific Coast League American Northern 3 games back at 17-13. They are 6-5 at home and 11-8 away.
Average: 5th best with .277 (.312 high, .226 low)
Home Runs: 12th with 35 (71 high, 21 low)
Stolen Bases: they have 22 (34 high, 9 low)
5th in ERA at 4.63
6th in home runs allowed with 37 (58 high, 27 low)
15th in strikeouts with 239 (290 high, 234 low)
11th in attendance average with 4,538
Happy Minor League Birthday
Happy Minor League Birthday to Zach Pendergast! He was born on May 6, 1995, in Horsham, PA and is now on the roster of the Palm Beach Cardinals. He has no record in 17IP and a 2.65 ERA for this season.
This Date in Cardinals History
Tracking Musial’s Home Runs for May 6th
1956- Stan smacks #330 of his career with a solo home run while facing Al Worthington of the New York Giants in the bottom of the 8th inning with the game tied 4-4.
In 1959, Musial connects on a solo homer for career #399 off of Ray Semproch in the 8th inning as the Cardinals trailed 6-4.
In the top of the 9th inning in 1962, the game is scoreless, as Musial hits #448 facing Moe Drabowsky and Cincinnati.
In 2008, CF Rick Ankiel throws out two runners at third base in the same game from long distance and also hit as a Home Run in a 6-5 win.
Jason Motte has Tommy John surgery in 2013.
John Lovett 1877
Ed Karger 1883
Walter Cruise 1890
Dick Cole 1926
Leo Burke 1934
Kim Seaman 1957
Blix Donnelly 1944
Orlando Sanchez 1981