Yesterday and Today with the Minor Leagues


The major league club is so baffling as they get shutout by Aaron Nola and the Phillies 1-0 and manage three hits. This is one day after bombing five home runs. The offense is very erratic. Tonight, Mike Leake (0-3, 5.83 ERA) will get a chance to get his first Cardinals win.

The AAA Memphis Redbirds won 7-6 as Sam Tuivailala picked up the win in relief. Jeremy Hefner started the game and threw five innings allowing 5 hits, 3 earned runs, walked 2 and srtruck out 5 batters. He was followed to the mound by John Church, Dean Kiekhefer, Juan Gonzalez and Tuivailala. The offense was led by Dean Anna as he went 2-for-4 and Jacob Wilson with a home run and 3 runs batted in.

Memphis is at home tonight at 6:35 CT with Arturo Reyes on the mound (0-2, 4.86 ERA)


Springfield (AA) won 5-1 as Harrison Bader continues his hot hitting as he went 3-for-5 and now is batting .366 on the season. Illinois State product Paul DeJong was 2-for-4 with a home run to jump start the offense. Andrew Morales got the start and was on the mound for 3 innings, followed by Chris Perry for 3.2 innings and John Brebbia finished as he blew the save but picked up the win.

Corey Baker toes the rubber for a 11:05CT start in NW Arkansas today.


Palm Beach (High-A) was defeated 5-3 as the offense was stymied and Orlando Olivera was the lone bat that produced as he went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI’s. Blake McKnight took the loss to drop his record to 0-3. Cody Schumacher and Silfredo Garcia each pitched in the game.


Peoria (Low-A) lost another game to see their record sink to 10-15 on the year. Eliezer Alvares had 3 hits including 2 doubles, Edmundo Sosa and Magnueris Sierra each contributed 2 hits in the loss. Jake Woodford pitched 5.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs while fanning seven batters. Juan Perez suffered the loss in the game and Chandler Hawkins along with Steven De La Cruz finished the game on the hill.

Peoria has a day game at 11AM in Dozer Park today with Sandy Alcantara on the mound.


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