Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The Cardinals travel to Philadelphia for a night game with Mike Leake on the mound facing Jeremy Hellickson. The last time these two teams met the Cardinals swept them in St. Louis. Now with this on the road, and the Cardinals needing every win they can, it will be much harder to win. The Cardinals have been bad recently and the starting pitching staff has been atrocious.
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MEMPHIS REDBIRDS (AAA)
The Redbirds scored 3 runs in the 8th inning to edge out Round Rock 5-4. Carson Kelly and Breyvic Valera each had two hits in the game. Nick Martini drove in two runs and Randall Grichuk was 1-for-5.
Jack Flaherty started the game and allowed five hits and 3 earned runs in 5.2 innings of work. He also walked three and fanned two batters. Josh Zeid (3-2) got the win as he allowed three hits and one run. Miguel Socolovich notched a hold in the game with one inning of scoreless work whilefanning two batters. Josh Lucas finished with a scoreless, hitless 9th frame.
Mike Mayers (4-6, 4.11) gets the start tonight for a 7:05 start in Round Rock.
The Springfield defense made 3 errors to open the gates for Tulsa to win 5-2. Jacob Wilson and Magneuris Sierra had a pinch-hit double in the 9th inning.
Gomber started the game 5.2IP/6H/2ER/0BB/8K and was followed to the hill by Chris Ellis 1IP/0H/0ER/1BB/1K. Corey Baker allowed one run in one inning and Blake McKnight finished with no hits and one strikeout in his lone inning of work.
PALM BEACH CARDINALS
PB Cardinals had a doubleheader with the Pott Charlotte Stone Crabs. PB won game one (3-0) as Thomas Spitz had two hits and Randy Arozarena had one run batted in. Jake Woodford got the win and Dailyn Martinez pitched to the final batter of the game.
Game two finds the Palm Beach teams shutout 5-0 and the offense managed only two hits in the game. Derian Gonzalez 5IP/7H/5ER/2BB/6K suffered the loss and Ross Vance tossed two scoreless innings.
The Chiefs had the night off.
STATE COLLEGE SPIKES
It was opening day for the Spikes and the excitement was reaching a fever pitch. During the day there were some showers and storms that put a bit of doubt in playing the game. Here is the official website for State College Spikes.
The Spikes lost 9-2 to Williamsport. Ricardo Bautista hit HR#1 and Dennis Ortega went 2-for-4. Yariel Gonzalez and Matt Fiedler each had a hit in the loss. Sam Tewes (0-1) suffered the loss 5IP/5H/4ER/1BB/4K. Steven Farinaro relieved with 2.1 innings of scoreless work and Spencer Trayner finished 1.2IP/2H/1ER/1BB/2K.
The home opener was a success at Medlar Field with 4,034 in attendance as the game lasted 2 hrs and 34 minutes. Tomorrow both teams travel to Williamsport for their home opener. Pitchers have not been announced yet.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE CARDINALS
The DSL Angels completed the two game sweep over the DSL Cardinals with a 5-1 loss. The Angels scored all five runs in the 9th inning as Dionis Zamora blew the game 0.2IP/6H/5ER/1BB/0K. Allinson Benitez was the starter and threw a gem with 5IP/0H/0ER/2BB/8K. Hector Mendoza and Anthony Trompiz each had scoreless work out of the bullpen.
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