Things are really good right now as the Cardinals are currently in first place and are playing well on the road. I understand the skepticism of beating the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins but you need to win those first.
After the game in which Dexter Fowler would pinch hit and the speed of Magneuris Sierra would be crucial, Mike Matheny had this to say:
“A game like this is really big for any team,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “You play well, you’re in it, and all of a sudden you get the air kicked out of you, and you find a way to get back on your feet. It shows me a lot about our club.”
The Cardinals won 6-5 and will continue their series tonight in Miami.
Looking around the Organization
St. Louis defeated Miami 6-5
Memphis Redbirds lost 3-1 to Iowa
Springfield Cardinals won 1-0 over Tulsa
Palm Beach was a winner 7-1
Peoria beat Western Michigan 3-1
Starting Pitchers Statline
There was some really good pitching last night in the minor leagues.
Daniel Poncedeleon was hit in the head at the start of the 2nd inning and had to be removed. By all early accounts he will be fine. 1IP/2H/0ER/0BB/1K
Josh Pearce started for Springfield and was fantastic. He went 6 innings and then 3 other pitchers relieved him and they each allowed no runs in a simple 1-0 win. 6IP/2H/0ER/2BB/6K
Junior Fernandez pitched a complete game win. He struck out six, walked one, allowed 5 hits and one earned run in nine strong innings of work.
Mike O’Reilly got a surprise start for the Chiefs and he did well. 5IP/2H/1ER/0BB/6K.
Prospects with a Bat
Majors- Magneuris Sierra 2-for-3 .357
AAA- Harrison Bader 1-for-4 .264
AAA- Paul DeJong 1-for-4 .297
AAA- Breyvic Valera 1-for-3 .303
AA- Adolis Garcia 0-for-4 SB#3 .278
AA- Eli Alvarez 1-for-4 HR#2 .241
HiA- Randy Arozarena 0-for-3 SB#3 .204
HiA- Edmundo Sosa 2-for-5 .283
LoA- Dylan Carlson 2-for-3 .213
LoA- Bryce Denton 0-for-3 .105
LoA- Nick Plummer 1-for-3 .200
On the Hill Today
Majors- Lance Lynn (4-1, 2.04) vs. Tom Koehler (1-1, 5.40)
AAA- No Game today
AA- No Game today
HiA- Zac Gallen 2-2, 2.17 ERA
LoA- Tyler Lyons- He is making a rehab start for the big club.
Springfield Cardinals 15-14 record and 2.5 games back of 1st place
Team Ave: .266 (2nd best in league)
HR: 22 (2nd)
BB: 26 (2nd)
K: 278 (most in league)
SLG: .405 (3rd)
Team ERA: 4.01 (5th)
Hits Allowed: 252 (6th)
HR Allowed: 23 (5th)
BB Allowed: 91 (7th)
K’s: 217 (8th or last)
CoMING Up: The Cardinals will conclude their roadtrip today (6:10 CT) against the Marlins, and after an open date on Thu., they will open an 8-game, 11-day homestand (CHI-3, BOS-2, SF-3) beginning with the Chicago Cubs on Friday night (7:15 p.m. CT).
The Cardinals 9th place hitters have driven in 22 runs, tops among all teams in the majors with the NY Yankees (19) being the next closest…their 6 HR’s out of the no. 9 spot also lead the majors and their .455 slugging pct. is 3rd in all of baseball behind only the Cubs (.473) and Astros (.459).
Carlos Martinez joined Adam Wainwright (April 21 at MIL) with a 4-RBI
game this season, only the fourth time (also 1932, 1973, 1986) the Cardinals have had two or more pitchers contribute 4-RBI games in the same season…they had three pitchers (Tim Conroy, Ray Burris & Bob Forsch) turn the trick in 1986…the only other team to have two such games in their first 31 games.