The Cardinals swept a four-game series over the lowly Cincinnati Reds. Carlos Martinez was sharp on the mound as he worked seven innings and struck out eleven batters while walking four and allowing two hits. Bud Norris shut the door for a save in the ninth inning to preserve a 3-2 win.
Now their work is cut out for them as they travel to cold Chicago for a three-game series with the Cubs.
MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS
Memphis lost 9-4 on Sunday. Max Schrock kept his hitting strong as he went 3-for-5 in the game. Oscar Mercado had two hits and Patrick Wisdom hit a home run and drove in three runs in the loss.
John Gant started the game and went 6IP/3H/2ER/2BB/3K. Arturo Reyes suffered the loss with 1.2IP/5H/4ER/1BB/2K and Edward Mujica finished the inning. More runs were allowed as Sean Gilmartin went 1IP/3H/3ER/0BB/1K in the game.
Springfield won 14-3 as the bats were hot in the game.Thomas Spitz was 3-for-4 with three runs batted in and Edmundo Sosa, Andrew Knizner, Victor Roache and Luke Dykstra each contributed two hits in the game. John Nogowski added three hits of his own. Home runs in the game were by Roache, Spitz, and Thomas. Connor Jones got the win with 5IP/5H/3ER/5BB/3K. Jacob Evans and Tyler Bray completed the final four innings.
Palm Beach lost 3-1 to the Florida Fire Frogs as the offense managed to get only 3 hits in the loss. Evan Mendoza, Andy Young, and Chase Pinder each collected one of the hits for the Cardinals. Ian Oxnevad got the loss with 5.2IP/6H/2ER/2BB/5K and Jacob Patterson and Ronnie Williams finished the game.
Peoria Chiefs won 2-1 behind the stellar hitting of Juan Yepez with three hits and two runs batted in. Elehuris Montero had two hits as did Irving Lopez. Luke Dobzanski picked up the win after relieving Alvaro Seijas and his 5IP/4H/1ER/2BB/7K
TOP 30 PROSPECTS
1. Alex Reyes RHP — (MLB) — DL
2. Jack Flaherty RHP — (AAA)
3. Carson Kelly C — (AAA) 0-for-4
4. Tyler O’Neill OF — (AAA) 1-for-1
5. Harrison Bader, OF — (MLB) 1-for-2 HR 2RBI’s
6. Dakota Hudson, RHP — (AAA)
7. Jordan Hicks, RHP — (MLB)
8. Ryan Helsley, RHP — (AA)
9. Andrew Knizner, C — (AA) 2-for-4 3RBI’s
10. Max Schrock, 2B — (AAA) 3-for-5
11. Randy Arozarena, OF/2B — (AA) 1-for-5
12. Yairo Munoz, SS — (MLB) 0-for-1
13. Oscar Mercado, OF –(AAA) 2-for-4
14. Austin Gomber, LHP — (AAA)
15. Junior Fernandez, RHP — (A)
16. Edmundo Sosa, SS –(AA) 2-for-6
17. Jonathan Machado, OF — (A) 0-for-3
18. Dylan Carlson, OF — (A)
19. Wadye Ynfante, OF — Extended spring training
20. Alvaro Seijas, RHP — (A) 5IP/4H1ER/2BB/7K
21. Conner Greene, RHP — (AA)
22. Jake Woodford, RHP — (AA)
23. Connor Jones, RHP — (AA) 5IP/5H3ER/5BB/3K (2-0)
24. Johan Oviedo, RHP — (A)
25. Delvin Perez, SS — Extended spring training
26. Tommy Edman, SS — (AA)
27. Zach Jackson, C — Extended spring training
28. Derian Gonzalez, RHP — (AA)
29. Ryan Sherriff, LHP — (MLB) — DL
30. Casey Meisner, RHP — (AA)
Monday- It is an 11:05 am start with Daniel Hudson 92-0, 6.10ERA) getting the start vs Iowa.
Tuesday- TBA @ Omaha with 6:35 PM first pitch.
Wednesday-6:35 PM in Omaha with no starts announced.
Monday- Jake Woodford (0-1, 8.00 ERA) is the starter for 11:10 game vs Frisco.
Tuesday- Ryan Helsley (0-1, 8.38 ERA) for the 11:10 start with Frisco.
Tuesday- 5:30 PM ET in Bradenton with no starters announced
Wednesday- 5:30 PM ET in Bradenton with no starters announced.
Tuesday- This is a 6:30 game at Quad Cities with Winston Nicasio (0-0, 18.00 ERA) starting.
Wednesday- 6:30 PM at Quad Cities and no starter announced.