Monday Edition Cardinals Minor League Report
The Cardinals lost on Sunday to the Colorado Rockies and lost the series. Despite the Cardinals hitting four home runs, all the solo type, they were defeated 8-4. Before the game, the Cardinals announced that Kolten Wong was going on the 10-day disabled list and Paul DeJong would be his replacement. One note that will go down in Cardinals history is that DeJong hit a home run in his first major league at-bat. John Brebbia also made his debut in relief.
What are the Cardinals going to do with their bullpen? It is in complete shambles with Matt Bowman being the latest to pitch poorly. Another issue is the bat of Randall Grichuk has not been a factor nor has the glove ability of Aledmys Diaz. The Cardinals brass has the tendency to over-value their players.
The Memphis Redbirds defeated the Iowa Cubs 5-2 with help coming off the bat of Chad Huffman. He hit a 3-run pinch-hit homer (7th HR this year) to provide a cushion for the win. Todd Cunningham added a double. Mike Mayers went six innings as the starter and allowed five hits and one earned run while fanning five and walking one batter. Mark Montgomery (1-0) received the win as he tossed two innings and gave up two hits and one run. Sam Tuivailala closed out the game with one inning by fanning two batters to receive his second save of the season. Luke Weaver (4-1, 1.97 ERA) gets the start for the home contest scheduled for 12:05 CT.
The Springfield Cardinals were defeated 7-1 at the hands of San Antonio. Magneuris Sierra had two hits as did Adolis Garcia. Sandy Alcantara suffered the loss (2-1) by tossing four innings and allowing four hits and three earned runs while walking one and fanning three batters. He was followed to the hill by Blake McKnight and he gave up two hits and two runs in two innings. Pedro Echemendia finished the game by giving up four hits and one earned run in two innings on the mound. The game lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes in front of 6,514 people. The Cardinals have Monday as an off-day.
Palm Beach smacked the Florida Fire Frogs 12-4 as Leobaldo Pina had four hits in five at-bats as he drove in five runs which included a double and his 3rd home run of the year. Thomas Spitz added two hits as he drove in three and hit his 1t homer of the season. Luke Dykstra chipped in with three hits. Junior Fernandez started the game and threw 4.1 innings as he gave up four hits and three earned runs. Dailyn Martinez picked up the win (2-0) with 1.2 innings on the rubber. He issued one walk and two hits during his work on the mound. Ross Vance finished up with 2 scoreless innings of work. The game was 2 hours and 44 minutes long and 864 fans were in attendance.
Peoria lost a slugfest 10-8 to the Burlington Bees. Andy Young was the offensive catalyst with three hits including a double and his 7th homer of the year along with 6 RBI’s in the game. Shane Billing was 4-for-5 with a triple. Brian O’Keefe had two hits and Juan Yepez contributed two hits. Steven Farinaro started and gave up four runs in four innings, Dewin Perez took the loss (0-2) as he yielded four runs and got nobody out. Yeison Medina pitched a scoreless inning and Ronnie Williams handled the last three frames with one hit allowed and four strikeouts. The game was 3 hours and 7 minutes in length and 705 were in attendance. Monday’s game features John Kilichowski (0-4, 4.59 ERA) for a 2PM start in Burlington.