Piscotty gets 1st Pro HR- Swauger continues to rake-Holliday homers on Holiday and More Cardinals Stuff
4th of July Results From the Cardinals and Their Farm System
Most of the country had a very hot day on Independence Day but it didn’t stop the professional baseball teams from filling up their stadiums. Let’s take a look at how they did and some of the performances for each team.
St. Louis Cardinals- Every holiday should have a homer by…… Matt Holliday homered in the first inning and Jon Jay got an RBI by getting hit with the bases loaded. Adam Wainwright got through 7 innings and had 104 pitches before giving way to Maikel Cleto who pitched a perfect inning. The 8th inning found David Freese up with the bases load and he delivered a single to plate two runs. Jason Motte comes in to pitch the 9th inning and closed it out by allowing two hits and no runs to record another save.
Triple-A Memphis- The Redbirds were defeated by Nashville 6-4. Mark Hamilton doubled and the pitcher Brandon Dickson got two hits for the offense. Dickson hurled 5.2 innings and allowed 8 hits and 6 runs to see his record fall to 4-8 on the season. BOX SCORE
Double-A Springfield- Greg Garcia knocked in two runs and Chris Swauger smacked two hits to lead the Redbirds offense to a 5-0 victory over Midland. Seth Maness went to the mound for 7 innings and allowed 2 hits and no runs while walking one and striking out five to see his ERA fall to 2.12. BOX SCORE
Class A Advanced Palm Beach- Shortstop Ronny Gil had three hits and second baseman Starlin Rodriguez manage two hits by the team lost 7-4 to Bradenton. Chris Corrigan (2-3) took the loss and Iden Nazario hurled 1.2 innings without allowing a run. BOX SCORE
Class A Quad Cities- Stephen Piscotty hit his first professional home run and Juan Castillo had three hits including his 6th home run of the season as the River Bandits banged out 17 hits in a 12-7 win over Kane County. Sam Gaviglio got the win even though he gave up 6 runs of his own. BOX SCORE
NewYork Penn League Batavia- Second baseman Breyvic Valera got two more hits and raised his average to .351 on the young season as the team scored 2 runs in the ninth to edge Connecticut 3-2. Kyle Barraclough went six innings and allowed two runs to keep the game tied. He was followed to the mound by Jose Almarante and Joseph Scanio for scoreless innings. BOX SCORE
Appalachian League Johnson City- Ronald Castillo tripled and C.J. McElroy had two hit to lead Johnson City to a 6-4 win over Greeneville. Zachary Petrick picked up the win by pitching the last two innings and allowing no runs.