Monday’s game in Chicago was postponed due to the very cold weather. Tuesday night Adam Wainwright got the call on the mound in a very cold evening facing Tyler Chatwood of the Cubs. Both teams acted as if they didn’t want to be in the batters’ box which resulted in many strikeouts for both teams. The pitchers also had their moments in walking batters and a few got hit by the pitch.
The Cardinals won 5-3 after Adam Wainwright went five innings. Greg Holland struggled but Tyer Lyons got a key out and Bud Norris registered a 5-out save. The offense was led by Matt Carpenter with 2 hits and 3 RBI’s. Paul DeJong took time out from his strike parage to homer in the 8th inning.
If the weather holds, these two teams square off for a day game at Wrigley Field.
MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS
Memphis Falls in 10 Innings
The Redbirds tied it up in the 9th inning but lost 4-3 in 10 innings to Omaha. Oscar Mercado had 3 hits and drove in two runs in the game while Patrick Wisdom walked in the at-bats. Carson Kelly had two hits including a double and Alex Mejia stroked two singles. Austin Gomber was strong on the hill in seven innings as he allowed five hits and two runs. Mike Mayers had two scoreless frames but Kevin Herget took the loss by allowing two hits, three walks, and two runs.
The Redbirds continue their series in Omaha with a 6:35 start.
Here is a link to a digital 2018 Memphis Redbirds Media Guide.
Springfield Cardinals Slam 4 Home Runs
On Tuesday the bats came alive as the Cardinals smacked four long balls. Lane Thomas was 2-for-4 and drove in 3 runs with his home run. John Nogowski, Darren Seferina, and Chris Chinea each went yard. Edmundo Sosa connected on his 4th double of the season and his first triple. Tommy Edman had one hit and stole his second base of the season. Four runs were scored in the 7th inning to provide the 7-5 win.
Ryan Helsley was the starter and he tossed six innings and allowed four hits, four earned runs, six walks, and seven strikeouts in the game. Landon Beck relieved him and blew a save chance but was the pitcher of record to register the win. Ramon Santos entered the 8th inning and got nobody out in four batters. He surrendered four hits and one hit before Chris Ellis stopped the bleeding with two innings of scoreless work and notched his second save of the season.
Springfield has an off-day on Wednesday and then travels to Arkansas for games at 7:10 on Thursday and Friday. No starters have been named for Springfield for these games.
Palm Beach Waits Til 9th Inning to Win
The PB Cardinals had two hits going into a tie game in the 9th inning. However, Kramer Robertson singled with one out, Chase Pinder singled to send him to second, Evan Mendoza flew out to rightfield which sent Robertson to third, and Johan Mieses singled in a row. The Palm Beach Cardinals won 2-1 over Bradenton. Anthony Shew started and went 5.2 innings as he allowed four hits and no earned runs and was relieved by Jesus Cruz. Ian McKinney completed the final two innings to garner the win as he fanned four and allowed no runs.
The next game is Wednesday at 6:30 PM ET in Bradenton. No starter has been named for this contest.
Peoria Chiefs Score Runs in 8th Inning to Win 6-2
The Chiefs got all their tallies at one time to defeat the Quad Cities River Bandits 6-2 on Tuesday. Peoria coaxed eight walks to go with six hits. Dylan Carlson drove in two runs and Irving Lopez and Juan Yepez drove in the others. Winston Nicasio worked six innings and allowed two runs on three hits while fanning five in the game. Zach Prendergrass notched his second win in relief with two scoreless innings and Kevin Hamann walked one and struck out in one inning on the mound.
Peoria has a 6:30 start on Wednesday in the Quad Cities.
TOP 30 PROSPECTS
1. Alex Reyes RHP — (MLB) — DL
2. Jack Flaherty RHP — (AAA)
3. Carson Kelly C — (AAA) 2-for-5 1 RBI
4. Tyler O’Neill OF — (AAA) 0-for-5
5. Harrison Bader, OF — (MLB) 1-for-1 against the Cubs
6. Dakota Hudson, RHP — (AAA)
7. Jordan Hicks, RHP — (MLB) pitched a 1-2-3 inning vs. Cubs
8. Ryan Helsley, RHP — (AA) 6IP/4ER/4ER/6BB/7K
9. Andrew Knizner, C — (AA)
10. Max Schrock, 2B — (AAA) 1-for-3
11. Randy Arozarena, OF/2B — (AAA) 0-for-5
12. Yairo Munoz, SS — (MLB)
13. Oscar Mercado, OF –(AAA) 3-for-4 2 RBI’s
14. Austin Gomber, LHP — (AAA) 7IP/5H/2ER/3BB/3K
15. Junior Fernandez, RHP — (A)
16. Edmundo Sosa, SS –(AA) 2-for-5 4th double and 1st triple
17. Jonathan Machado, OF — (A)
18. Dylan Carlson, OF — (A) 1-for-4 2 RBI’s
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) DL
24. Johan Oviedo, RHP — (A)
25. Delvin Perez, SS — Extended spring training
26. Tommy Edman, SS — (AA) 1-for-4 SB (2)
27. Zach Jackson, C — Extended spring training
28. Derian Gonzalez, RHP — (AA)
29. Ryan Sherriff, LHP — (MLB) — DL
30. Casey Meisner, RHP — (AA)
- Memphis Redbirds placed 1B Rangel Ravelo on the temporarily inactive list.
- Springfield Cardinals placed RHP Connor Jones on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 16, 2018.
“I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn’t throw it past me, none of them.“ -Hank Aaron