What’s Cookin’ on the Farm?
Before we delve into the minor leagues I want to acknowledge the Cardinals front office for the Blogger Day invite. We had great hospitality from Marybeth Rea with the all-inclusive room and the graciousness of General Manager John Mozeliak. He took the time to answer ALL our questions and we all were feeling that he was very honest and forthright in his answers to our questions. Thanks for a great time!
I will write a separate blog on that event in the next few days.
The Cardinals have won three games in a row and many are saying disparaging words like it is only the Phillies. It’s a game and those are wins. That is what matters when the season ends. Now we have the Brewers coming into town and this becomes an important series. A doubleheader is on for Tuesday and the Cardinals have called up lefty Marco Gonzales to start one of the games.
Coming up is Baltimore and the Cardinals may be catching them at a good time.
In Memphis, the Redbirds were defeated in 12 innings 10-9 at the hands of New Orleans/ The offense was solid as Rangel Ravelo had four hits in the game and Luke Voit smacked his 10th home run of the season as one of his three hits in the game.
Luke Weaver made the start and lasted 2.1 innings allowing 3 hits and 3 earned runs in the game. There was a host of pitchers that followed him to the mound but Miguel Socolovich blew the save by giving up seven hits and four runs in two innings of work.
Springfield lost a close game 2-1 to Tulsa as the Cardinals only managed 5 hits in the game and walked NONE and fanned seven times as a team in the loss. Zac Gallen (1-1) suffered the loss with just over five innings of work and was responsible for both runs scored. Corey Baker and Ian McKinney each pitched scorelessly in the game.
Palm Beach defeated Dayton 9-3 as Randy Arozarena was 2-for-4 and hit his 8th home run of the year along with 4 RBI’s. Thomas Spitz had two hits in the game. Jake Woodford (4-3) got the win with six innings on the mound as he fanned seven and surrendered six hits and three runs in the game. Ross Vance, Dailyn Martinez and Jacob Evans each pitched and didn’t allow a run in the game.
Peoria had two home runs from Juan Yepez (acquired in the Matt Adams trade) but that wasn’t enough as Clinton defeated them 9-5. Brian O’Keefe has three hits and Andy Young swatted his 10th home run of the year.John Kilichowski, Ronnie Williams and Max Almonte each allowed runs in the loss. Eric Carter threw one scoreless inning.
PITCHERS FOR TUESDAY
Memphis- TBA announced (this is likely dues to Marco Gonzales being called up)
Springfield- Dakota Hudson (4-2, 2.98 ERA) for 11:05 start against Tulsa
Palm Beach- Junior Fernandez (3-1, 3.27 ERA) has 6:30 ET start in Jupiter
Peoria- Bryan Dobzanski (1-5, 4.70 ERA) starts a noon game at Dozer Park
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