Here is the action from the St. Louis Cardinals and their minor league affiliates from Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Cardinals Lose 6-4 to Cubs
The St. Louis Cardinals fell to 1-2 on the season as they lost the series to the Cubs. The difference was a 3-run home run by Kyle Schwarber as they final was 6-4. Several Cardinals were able to get some first inning hits off John Lackey to score three runs but it all fell apart as Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil wasn’t able to get the job done.
Lance Lynn had a good outing in his first start since his Tommy John surgery. The Cardinals will now entertain the Cincinnati Reds as Mike Leake will take the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Leake, who spent the first six years of his career pitching for Cincinnati, will be opposed by Amir Garrett, making his Major League debut. In other news, Tyler Lyons is getting healthier and will be going to Memphis to rehab this week to help improve his left knee.
Memphis Wins in 13 Innings
Stubby Clapp was a happy man as he picked up his first win as the Redbirds manager. It wasn’t without plenty of effort which culminated in the 13th inning as Patrick Wisdom delivered a two-out home run on an 0-2 count to provide the winning run. Todd Cunningham saved the game in the 11th with a two-out diving catch as the New Orleans Baby Cakes had runners in scoring position ready to end the game.
On the offensive side, the Memphis team was led by two hits apiece from Tommy Pham, Patrick Wisdom and Harrison Bader. Luke Voit added three walks. Luke Weaver started the game but had to exit early with a finger issue. He was followed by Kurt Heyer who allowed three earned runs in 1.2 innings of work. Ryan Sherriff was called upon in the bottom of the 13th to close it out and he allowed a single and a wild pitch but got the three outs to preserve the win.
Arturo Reyes takes the mound tonight as the series continues with 7PM first pitch in New Orleans. BOXSCORE
Springfield Defeat Frisco RoughRiders
Jack Flaherty (Game Score =78) was rocking on the mound in the opener as he went 6.2 innings and fanned six while walking one along with allowing no earned runs to garner the win. Blake McKnight followed by allowing three runs in the 8th inning but Cory Baker closed it out for the Cardinals. The bats saw Springfield bang out 12 hits as Chris Chinea banged a solo homer and Nick Martini and Jacob Wilson had two hits along with Alex Mejia getting 3 hits and 3 RBI’s and the Redbird won 9-3.The next game is Friday at 7:05 with Sandy Alcantara on the mound.
Palm Beach Wins Opener
The PB Cardinals opened up in St. Lucie, an affiliate of the New York Mets, and came out with a 3-1 win. First baseman Chris Chinea had a homer and Darren Seferina tripled. Danny Diekroeger had a hit along with catcher Jeremy Martinez and Luke Dykstra. Junior Fernandez started the game and pitched 4.2 innings allowing 3 hits, one earned run while walking four and fanning five St. Lucie Mets batters. Jacob Evans notched the win with an inning and a third followed by a hold from Brennan Leitao and a save from the arm of Ross Vance. The Cardinals are back at St. Lucie on Friday for a 7:05 ET game with Zac Gallen as the starter. Their record is 1-0 on the season and share first place in the Florida State League South.
Peoria Chiefs Postponed
The game was postponed due to wet field conditions. The teams will play just one game as scheduled on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday’s game will be made up as part of a double header when the Chiefs return to Burlington May 26-29. The next game is Friday at 6:30 CT in Burlington.
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