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It was a rough day for the Baby Birds as the teams’ combined for a 2-6 record. Your only winners were Palm Beach and State College. The GCL Cards lost both ends of a double-header.
Memphis fell to Tucson 4-2 on Wednesday. Mike O’Neill had a very successful Triple-A debut. As the lead-off hitter, O’Neill had 2 hits and a run scored. Chad Huffman had a double and an RBI as well. Jamie Romak took over first base for Brock Peterson, who was recalled by the Cardinals on Wednesday. Nick Additon was solid for 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, a run, 3 walks, and struck out 4. Deryk Hooker allowed a run in 2 innings in his return to Memphis. Fernando Salas picked up the loss while allowing 2 runs in the 9th.
Player of the Game: Mike O’Neill
Springfield was shut out on Wednesday by the Tulsa Drillers. The Cards only managed 4 hits on the night. Colin Walsh, Stephen Piscotty, and the pitcher, Richard Castillo all singled and Xavier Scruggs doubled. Castillo picked up his 7th loss, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits over 6 innings. Zach Russell had a successful Double-A debut with a scoreless 7th inning. Jose Almarante closed it out with a scoreless 8th.
Player of the Game: Xavier Scruggs
Palm Beach beat Clearwater 4-3 on Wednesday. Jonathan Rodriguez keeps on hitting. On Wednesday, Rodriguez had 3 hits including a double and a run scored. Jimmy Parque had 2 hits, a run scored, and an RBI out of the ninth spot. Jacob Wilson was 1-for-4 with a walk in his High-A debut. Joe Cuda picked up his first High-A win in 6 innings. Cuda allowed 9 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, and struck out 3. Iden Nazario pitched 2 scoreless innings and Ronnie Shaban saved his 14th game with 2 strikeouts in the 9th inning.
Player of the Game: Jonathan Rodriguez
Peoria lost a heart breaker 4-3 on Wednesday in the Quad Cities. The Chiefs had a 4-1 lead going into the bottom of the 9th but couldn’t hold it. Trevor Martin was the offensive star for Peoria, collecting 3 hits, which included 2 doubles, 2 RBI’s and a run scored. Charlie Tilson also had a hit and a run batted in. Kyle Helisek pitched beautifully in 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, no runs, 2 walks, and striking out 6. Joe Donofrio picks up his second loss of the season, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits over 2 1/3 innings.
Player of the Game: Trevor Martin
State College beat Tri-City 7-4 on Wednesday. Steven Ramos led the way from the top of the lineup collecting 2 hits, including a double and triple. Ramos also recorded an RBI and a run scored. Mason Katz had 2 doubles, an RBI, and a run scored. Louis Voit and Matthew Young also recorded 2 hits each. Juan Herrera was 0-for-4, with a walk and run scored in his Cardinals organizational debut. Juan Bautista allowed 4 runs on 5 hits over 5 2/3 innings. Jhonny Polanco, Kyle Webb, and Jeff Rauh combined to hold the ValleyCats scoreless over the last 3 1/3 innings.
Player of the Game: Steven Ramos
Princeton beat Johnson City 10-9 in a shootout on Wednesday. Jhohan Acevedo had 3 hits out of the lead-off spot and he also scored 3 runs. Leandro Mateo followed with 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Steve Bean and Rowan Wick each homered, the first for Bean and the third for Wick. Wick and Justin Ringo each drove in three runs. Will Anderson took his second loss, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits over 3 innings. Fernando Baez pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief to lower his ERA to 1.47.
Player of the Game: Jhohan Acevedo
The GCL Cards lost 2-1 in the first game of a double-header on Wednesday. The Cards recorded just three hits, 2 from Luis Perez and a single from DeAndre Asbury. Ian McKinney pitched 3 shutout innings to lower his season ERA to 0.73. McKinney allowed 3 hits and he struck out 2. Ismael Brito picked up his first loss while allowing 2 runs over 3 innings.
Player of the Game: Ian McKinney
The GCL Cards also lost game 2 of the double-header to the Nationals 3-2. Malik Collymore hit his first professional home run for the Cards. Rafael Medina also added a double and a run scored. Hector Salazar picked up his third loss allowing 2 runs on 4 hits over 4 innings.
Player of the Game: Malik Collymore
Cardinals Minors Recap: Carlos Martinez dazzles in return to Memphis (cardinalsfarm.com)
Cardinals Minor Recap: Memphis loses the game and Tommy Pham (cardinalsfarm.com)
Cardinals Minors Recap: Michael Wacha and Rob Kaminsky cruise in starts (cardinalsfarm.com)
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