Results from games played Saturday, August 23rd.
In his first Triple-A start, Jonathan Cornelius pitched well enough to win but his bullpen couldn’t keep it close for the Redbirds offense. Cornelius finished after allowing two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Three Redbirds relievers combined to give up four runs.
Sunday’s game: Memphis (73-61) vs. Sacremento (75-60) 6:05 CT, Marco Gonzales (3-1, 3.86 ERA)
After a stint at Memphis, Ryan Sherriff did not receive a warm welcome when he returned to the Texas League. Sherriff was tagged for three runs in only three innings of work.
Seth Blair followed and was charged with two runs in two innings. Dixon Llorens was roughed up for five runs in only two-thirds of an inning. Outfielder David Popkins finished on the mound, allowing three runs, including a homer, in an inning.
Sunday’s game: Springfield (63-67) vs. Tulsa (64-65), 5:10 CT, Kurt Heyer (4-10, 4.63)
Starter Corey Littrell is now 0-2 after being charged with eight runs, three earned, in seven innings of work. The southpaw gave up 11 hits but walked none and finished with seven strikeouts. His defense let him down with four errors on the night.
Sunday’s game: Palm Beach (73-58) vs. Bradenton (72-59), 1:05 ET, Corey Baker (5-2, 2.21 ERA)
Sunday’s game: Peoria (67-63) at Clinton (56-73), 2:00 CT, Alex Reyes (6-7, 3.91 ERA)
Will Anderson is now 6-2 after spinning six innings of three run baseball in the division-clinching game.
Sunday’s game: State College (41-26) at Jamestown (30-35), 4:05 ET, Fernando Baez (2-1, 3.68 ERA)
Sunday’s game: Johnson City (33-29) at Kingsport (32-30), 6:00 ET, TBA
Leadoff man Magneuris Sierra led the charge with four hits and two RBI as the home team hammered out 16 hits. Derek Gibson collected two hits including a home run, his second of the season. Jake Gronsky, Malik Collymore, DeAndre Asbury-Heath, and Eliezer Alvarez all finished with a pair of hits.
Sunday’s game: The Gulf Coast League takes Sundays off.
The final game of the 2014 regular season was rained out. The Cards finish in ninth place in their 10-team division with a 22-48 record, 28 ½ games out of first place.
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