Friday Edition of Cardinals Minor League Report
A reminder that there will not be a weekend version of the Report. We will be back on Monday.
On Thursday, the Memphis Redbirds lost to Sacramento 5-3. Breyvic Valera and Wilfredo Tovar each had two hits in the game. Marco Gonzales took the loss (1-1) as he pitched 5.1 innings allowing nine hits and five earned runs. Mark Montgomery followed him to the mound with 0.2 innings and one hit/ Rowan Wick pitched a scoreless and inning as did John Brebbia. The game last 2 hours and 53 i=minutes in front of 7,212 people.Josh Zeid (2-1, 7.05 ERA) will be the starter tonight.
Springfield lost to Corpus Christi 4-3 in their game on Thursday in 10 innings. As a team, they managed only 7 hits. Oscar Mercado and Bruce Caldwell each had a run batted in for the Cardinals. Dakota Hudson pitched six innings and allowed seven hits and one earned run while walking five and fanning one. Chandler Hawkins allowed two hits and one earned run and Tyler Bray walked five and fanned two but gave up one earned run. Kevin Herget took the loss (0-2) in the 10th inning as he gave up two hits and one run. The game lasted an agonizing 3 hours and 45 minutes with 5,698 in attendance at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi. Josh Pearce (4-2, 2.44 ERA) will start the first game of a new series at San Antonio.
Palm Beach won both ends of a doubleheader on Thursday over Lakeland by identical 1-0 scores. In the first game, Casey Turgeon provided the offense with his 5th home run of the season. Derian Gonzalez went the distance as he allowed two hits and struck out two to get the win.
In game two, the Palm Beach squad only had three hits as Edmundo Sosa drove in the lone run. Ryan Helsley went the distance striking out 11 Lakeland batter and allowed four hits. Connor Jones (2-3. 5.29 ERA) will get the start on Friday against the Florida FireFrogs.
Peoria was defeated 4-0 by the Quad Cities River Bandits as they only managed six hits. Bryan Dobzanski (0-4) suffered the loss by allowing three runsRonnie Williams and Brady Bowen each pitched in the loss. Mike O’Reilley (1-1. 1.73 ERA)gets the start in a new series with Burlington.
Here are some top performance around the minor leagues from last night
White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter.
Padres rhp Dinelson Lamet made his major league debut and fanned with five innings and eight strikeouts
Lucas Giolito, rhp, White Sox. The big righthander pitched a seven-inning no-hitter—his first since he was a junior in high school, he said. Read more about it here.
Ian Anderson of the Braves was their 3rd overall pick last year and fanned 11 while allowing one hit in six innings for Low-A Rome.
Eloy Jimenez has been out twice with an injury and has played in nine games. He hit a grand slam last night and drove in five runs. He now has 10 runs batted in in those nine games for High-A Myrtle Beach
Grant Holmes is the number 6 prospect for the Athletics and the big right-hander allowed two hits and one run for AA-Midland.