Have you been enjoying the first full week of Cardinals baseball? I know we have. As you know, here at CardinalsGM, we try to be different. Many sites look deep into the Major League club and talk about stats and such.
We go deeper and dive into the Cardinals prospects and farm system. You won’t find many sites talking about this or odds about these games in your favorite baseball sportsbook. But hopefully, you enjoy what we put together each day.
Miles Mikolas did a decent job pitching into the 6th inning. It was poor baserunning as Fowler was thrown out at second with no one out and Ozuna thrown trying to stetch a leadoff double into a triple that was a problem for the Cardinals. The Birds had issues in the field as Jose Martinez dropped a couple of balls. The Cardinals did tie it in the 9th but gave it up in the 10th and lost 5-4.
Which brings me to a point. Matheny put Holland in the 10th and he walked like four guys. What is management thinking? He wasn’t ready. They sign him, give him two innings in High-A ball and think he is good to go. This loss is on the management.
1. Alex Reyes RHP — (MLB) — DL
2. Jack Flaherty RHP — (AAA)
3. Carson Kelly C — (AAA) HR in 2nd inning
4. Tyler O’Neill OF — (AAA) 1-for-4
5. Harrison Bader, OF — (MLB) K pinch hitting
6. Dakota Hudson, RHP — (AAA)
7. Jordan Hicks, RHP — (MLB)
8. Ryan Helsley, RHP — (AA)
9. Andrew Knizner, C — (AA) 1-for-3
10. Max Schrock, 2B — (AAA) 3-for-4
11. Randy Arozarena, OF/2B — (AA) 0-for-5 with 3 K’s
12. Yairo Munoz, SS — (MLB) struck out to end the game
13. Oscar Mercado, OF –(AAA) 0-for-3
14. Austin Gomber, LHP — (AAA)
15. Junior Fernandez, RHP — (A)
16. Edmundo Sosa, SS –(AA) 1-for-3
17. Jonathan Machado, OF — (A) 0-for-4
18. Dylan Carlson, OF — (A) 0-for-5
19. Wadye Ynfante, OF — Extended spring training
20. Alvaro Seijas, RHP — (A)
21. Conner Greene, RHP — (AA)
22. Jake Woodford, RHP — (AA)
23. Connor Jones, RHP — (AAA) 5IP/6H/3ER/3BB/2K
24. Johan Oviedo, RHP — (A)
25. Delvin Perez, SS — Extended spring training
26. Tommy Edman, SS — (AA) 2-for-3
27. Zach Jackson, C — Extended spring training
28. Derian Gonzalez, RHP — (AA)
29. Ryan Sherriff, LHP — (MLB) — DL
30. Casey Meisner, RHP — (AA)
Memphis (AAA) lost 4-2 to Omaha. The bats were relatively silent but Carson Kelly homered in the second inning to produce some offense. Max Schrock kept his hitting shoes on as he went 3-4 in the loss. Daniel Poncedeleon started the game and lasted five innings allowing only two hits and no runs with four walks and 5 punch outs. Sean Gilmartin allowed four runs and suffered the loss. Andrew Morales finished the game with one scoreless inning.
Springfield Cardinals (AA) defeated Frisco 4-3. Tommy Edman led the offense with three hits and Edmundo Sosa along with Lane Thomas had two hits. Connor Jones looked average on the hill with 5IP/6H/3ER/3BB/2K. Landon Beck got the hold with 2IP/1H/0ER/1BB/4K while Chris Ellis picked up the save with two scoreless innings which saw him fan three batters.
Palm Beach (High-A) won 9-1 over Dunedin on Monday night. The offense was led by shortstop Kramer Robertson with a game leadoff home run and four hits in five at-bats. Evan Mendoza rapped three hits in the game a J.B. Woodman homered as Andy Young homered in the win.
Ian Oxnevad pitched five innings and allowed four hits and one earned runs along with no walks and five strikeouts. Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect one inning with two strikeouts and Ian McKinney followed him to the mound and had two scoreless innings. Yeison Medina pitched the 9th inning and got into a bases loaded jam but worked out of it to allow no runs.
Peoria Chiefs (Low-A) lost 3-1 in 35 degree weather to Cedar Rapids. the Chiefs banged out hits but couldn’t score any runs. Yariel Gonzalez had three hits as did Elehuris Montero. Juan Yepez was 2-for-4 and Bryce Denton left four runners on base. Evan Guillory started and allowed nne hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched with one walk and seven strikeouts.
- Memphis Redbirds will have a 7:05 start at home against Omaha Storm Chasers with John Gant (1-0, 1.50 ERA) getting the start.
- Springfield Cardinals will continue on the road at Frisco with a 7:05 first pitch. Jake Woodford (0-0, 9.00 ERA) will toe the rubber to start the game.
- Palm Beach Cardinals faces Dunedin at home for a 5:30 ET start as the starter hasn’t been announced for Palm Beach.
- Peoria Chiefs have an early 11AM start at Dozer Park as it is DARE Day. Prospect Alvaro Seijas will be on the mound.
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Jose Martinez had an injury to his leg and had to leave the game. His status is unknown.