Here is your St. Louis Cardinals Sports Briefing for Saturday, April 8, 2017. We will touch on the major league club and each of the Cardinal affiliates.
Diaz and Wacha are a Winning Combo
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Reds 10-4 on Saturday as Michael Wacha was very good on the mound going a solid 6 innings. The hitting star was Aledmys Diaz with two home runs and four RBI’s. The Cardinals are now 2-3 on the season.
Sunday’s Game: The Cardinals end the 3-game series with the Cincinnati Reds by sending Carlos Martinez to the hill. He was masterful in his first outing facing the Chicago Cubs. Cincinnati’s starter will be Scott Feldman. Game time is 1:15 CT
Pham Homers Twice in 9-3 Loss for Memphis
Memphis lost their first game of the season 9-3 to the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Saturday. Chris Ellis started the game for the Redbirds tossing five innings and allowing three hits and two earned runs. Thomas Lee got the loss with ⅔ of an inning and giving up five hits and four runs.
The offense was a bit stagnant except for Tommy Pham who homered twice and drove in three runs. Luke Voit was 2-for-3 in the game.
Sunday’s Game: The Redbirds continue their series in New Orleans facing the Baby Cakes with Mike Mayers getting the start for a 1PM start.
Early Damage Leads to Springfield Loss
The Frisco RoughRiders scored five runs in the first inning to cruise to a victory over the Springfield Cardinals. Frisco had 16 hits off four Springfield pitchers as Gomber, Hudson, Herget and Echemendia each surrendered runs in the game. Bruce Caldwell provided the offense with a home run and 2 runs batted on his way to a 2-for-3 night.
Sunday’s Game: Dakota Hudson goes to the hill for Springfield on Sunday in Midland, Texas with the first pitch scheduled for 4PM CT.
Palm Beach Loses in the 9th Inning
It came to the bottom of the 9th until St. Lucie scored a run off of Jacob Evans (1-1) to put an end to the PB Cardinals win streak. Derian Gonzalez started and went four innings followed by Ian McKinney for 2.2 and then Brennan Leitao struggled in ne inning to register a blown save. Then Evans picked up the loss.
The Palm Beach squad only managed four total hits with 3 singles and a triple by Thomas Spitz. Danny Diekroeger registered two runs batted in.
Ryan Helsley will toe the rubber in Jupiter for a 1PM ET first pitch.
McCarvel Powers Chiefs to 3-1 Win
It was the bat of Ryan McCarvel in the 4th inning that provided the runs as he walloped a 3-run homer in the game. Brian O’Keefe was 2-for-3 in the contest. Four pitchers limited Burlington to one run as Ronnie Williams, Dailyn Martinez (1-0), Brody Bowen (H1) and Estarlin Arias (SV1) provided stellar performances.
Ian Oxnevad is the starter at Dozer Park for the Chiefs with a 5pm CT start.
News and Information
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
In March, Steve Carlton, Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Tim McCarver, Mark McGwire, Edgar Renteria and Scott Rolen were revealed as the seven players nominated for possible induction into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. The seven modern ballot nominees were selected by a “Red Ribbon” committee of Cardinals baseball experts through a secret ballot process and appear on the Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot online at cardinals.com/HOF presented by Edward Jones (#CardsHOF). The two players with the most online fan votes after voting concludes on April 14 will be inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this August.