Tuesday Edition Cardinals Minor League Report
Here is my blog from last night called, “The Cardinals are Stale”.
Today’s version of the minor leagues is a bit abbreviated as the Springfield Cardinals and the Palm Beach Cardinals each had the day off. One thing to watch for this week is Randall Grichuk was assigned to High-A Palm Beach to work on his stroke. To get his batting eye back is an assignment given to him back in Jupiter.
Memphis defeated the Iowa Cubs 6-5 at AutoZone Park on Monday. Luke Weaver dominated from the mound as he was the winning pitcher and moved his record to 5-1 on the season. He worked seven innings and allowed six hits and two earned runs for the game. In addition, he walked two batters and struck out nine batters. He was followed to the hill by Rowan Wick and Ryan Sherriff and they allowed one run in their time on the mound. Sam Tuivailala struggled in the game as he worked 0.2 innings but gave up two hits and two earned runs.
The offense saw Nick Martini hit his 2nd homer of the season and Bruce Caldwell, Carson Kelly and Rangel Ravelo each contributed two hits in the win. The game lasted 3 hours and 12 minutes in front of 4,755 fans.
The Peoria Chiefs were beaten by Burlington 6-4 as pitcher John Kilichowski remained winless (0-5) for the year. He only went 2.1 innings and was blasted for nine hits and eight earned runs. Eric Carter, Austin Sexton and Brody Bowen finished the game. Bowen allowed five hits and tree runs in 1.2 innings of work.
Andy Young hit home run #8 on the year as he had two hits in the game. Also adding two hits were Brian O’Keefe, Ryan McCarvel, JR Davis and Jose Martinez. With 931 in attendance, the game lasted for 2 hours and 53 minutes.
The Starters for Tuesday
Memphis- Marco Gonzales (1-1, 2.89 ERA) 12:05CT start
Springfield- TBD 6:30 CT Hammons Field
Palm Beach- Zac Gallen (4-2, 1.72 ERA) 6:30ET at Roger Dean Stadium
Peoria- John Dobzanski (0-4, 4.58 ERA) in Dozer Park
Are you going to St. Louis to a game? They have NEW FOOD.
Delaware North Sportservice, the club’s concessionaire for more than 50 years, is preparing to welcome fans back to Busch Stadium. Delaware North Executive Chef Larry Johnson and his culinary team have developed a few new menu items for the 2017 season, including:
- Deluxe Sausages: Three different 1/3 pound links including our Old World Bratwurst, served with sauerkraut; our mild Italian Sausage, served with sautéed peppers and onions; and our medium heat Chorizo, served with sautéed peppers and onions. All deluxe sausages are served exclusively at our “Crowd The Plate” stand in Section 148 and can be purchased a la carte for $9 or as a combo with tater tots for $14.25.
- The Redbird: The winner of our Fan Food Challenge, the Redbird is a crispy breaded chicken breast, tossed in buffalo wing sauce, topped with Provel cheese and served on an egg Kaiser roll. The Redbird will be served exclusively at our “Double Play Tap & Grill” stands located in Section 135 and the Perficient Perch in Section 359. Served with tater tots for $14.
Mobile Friendly Fan Food Guide
The Cardinals Fan Food Guide is available at cardinals.com/food and via the MLB.com Ballpark mobile app to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages at Busch Stadium. In addition to showing where each concession item may be purchased, the Cardinals Fan Food Guide also includes a photo of each item, as well as its price. Fans can browse all concession options around the stadium generally via the A-Z listing or can target specific alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages and deserts. The Cardinals Fan Food Guide even gives fans the ability to sort offerings by Healthy Choices & Special Dietary Requests.
Fans can access the Cardinals Fan Food Guide from their mobile devices while attending a Cardinals game by using the public facing WiFi (CardinalsWiFi) that was launched at Busch Stadium earlier this season.