Here are some results from the St. Louis Cardinals and their affiliates from Thursday evening. We hope you enjoyed this feature.
St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Leake was on the mound for the Cardinals facing rookie lefthander Amir Garrett of the Cincinnati Reds. There isn’t much to say here except why let Joey Votto beat you? First base was open and he was the biggest stick in the line-up. It makes no sense at all. The bats were silent and this team looks alot like the 2016 team so far. The Cardinals fall to 1-3 on the season as they lose 2-0.
The Cardinals will be at Busch Stadium for Game 2 of the series with the Reds for a 1:15 pm first pitch. Michael Wacha will take the hill for the Cardinals facing Bronson Arroyo for Cincinnati. It will be Yadier Molina Bobblehead Day. Also, Andy Van Slyke will be signing autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In addition to having a valid admission to the museum, fans must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and will be distributed beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch II Infield outside Cardinals Nation.
Memphis Redbirds (AAA)
Memphis goes to 2-0 on the year as they win 5-1 over the New Orleans Baby Cakes. Tyler Lyons started and went 3.1 innings and gave up one hit and no runs while walking one and striking out two. Arturo Reyes followed with 3.2 innings and two hits and one run. Rowan Wick finished the game with to perfect innings.
The Redbird banged out eight hits with Wilfredo Tovar going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in. Also getting doubles were Harrison Bader, Paul DeJong and Josh Cunningham.
The next game will be Saturday at 1PM with Chris Ellis getting the ball for Memphis.
Springfield Cardinals (AA)
The Springfield Cardinals were 7-0 winners over the Frisco RoughRiders and now improve their record to 2-0 on the season. The offense was jettisoned by Alex Mejia as he was 2-5 with 3 runs batted in. Blake drake hit a homer in the 4th inning and Bruce Caldwell had three hits in five at bats and Luis Cruz was 3-for-4 on the evening.
Sandy Alcantara was impressive as he threw six innings and gave up four hits with one walk and four strikeouts in the game. Jimmy Reed gave up three hits in two innings but no runs and Daniel Bard closed it out with two innings and allowed one hit, walked one and fanned two for the Cardinals.
The next game for Springfield finds Austin Gomber starting on the road with a 7:05 pm start of the game.
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A)
PB Cardinals improved their record to 2-0 with a 3-2 in over St. Lucie. Zac Gallen was the Cardinals starter and he went 6.2 innings allowing only two hits and one earned run along with three walks and nine strikeouts. He was followed to the mound by Juan Perez, Tyler Bray and Landon Beck. Bray was the winning pitcher of record.
The offense was led by Thomas Spitz with two hits with one a double and Edmundo Sosa, Austin Wilson and Chris Chinea each added a RBI. Chinea came courtesy of a home run.
The next game will be the home opener for Palm Beach with first pitch scheduled for 5:30 ET as Derian Gonzalez will get the start.
Peoria Chiefs (Low-A)
The Chiefs open the season as 8-2 winners over Burlington as 3 pitchers do the job. Jordan Hicks start and allowed three hits and no earned runs in six innings of work and he also walked four and fanned two. Ramon Santos threw 2 innings of one hit ball and Greg Tomchick struggled at the end as he threw 31 pitches and 13 were strikes allowing two runs with three walks in one inning.
Dylan Carlson hit a homer in the first inning to get it started but Andrew Knizner had four hits in five at bats and one RBI. Designated hitter Brian O’Keefe had 3 runs batted with two hits in five plate appearances. JR Davis also homered in the game and Andy Young had two singles in the win.
The Chiefs will have their home opener at Dozer Park with the first pitch scheduled for 6:30 PM CT as Ronnie Williams takes the hill for the Chiefs.
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Update Prohibited Items & Bag Inspection Policy
Fans are still allowed to bring their own food and beverages into Busch Stadium for all 81 games. However, some items will no longer be permitted to be brought through the gates. Outside cups (e.g. fast food/gas stations cups), mugs and thermoses are prohibited. All drinks must be factory sealed, in clear plastic bottles no larger than two (2) liters.
Multi-compartment backpacks are no longer permitted inside the ballpark. Duffel bags, tote bags, cinch bags, diaper bags and purses no larger than 16” x 16” x 8” are still allowed. Additionally, ice packs are prohibited unless required for a medical condition. Fans can still bring loose ice to keep food and beverages cold.