Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 6/17/15

Though Memphis and Springfield took defeats, the three lower-level clubs claimed Tuesday wins. Rob Kaminsky and Luis Perdomo had strong starts while Alex De Leon powered Peoria’s offense.

Results from games played Tuesday, June 16th.

Memphis 1 at Nashville 7

John Gast could not complete the fifth as the Redbirds fell to the Sounds 7-1, evening the series at one game each with one to go. Memphis (35-31) remains in second but drops to five games behind Round Rock (TEX) with the loss.

Gast (L, 3-4) lasted just 4 1/3, surrendering three runs, two earned, on five hits and four walks and a wild pitch. Justin Wright left Gast’s last runner on but yielded four runs on four hits and two bases-on-balls over two. Keith Butler went the last 1 2/3, giving up a walk, single and sac fly, allowing two runners to score that were charged to Wright.

Ninth place batter Travis Tartamella and five hole batter Jacob Wilson were the only Redbirds with more than one hit. Tartamella went 3-for-4 with a double while Wilson singled twice in four at bats. Rafael Ortega went 1-for-3 and scored his team’s only tally, driven in by Stephen Piscotty.

Wednesday’s game:at fourth-place Nashville (30-36) (OAK), 7:05 pm CT, Tim Cooney (5-3, 2.80)

Springfield 0 at Tulsa 2 (5)

Springfield (27-37) suffered a rain-shortened 2-0 loss to Tulsa (27-36) (LAD) for a split of the four-game set. The defeat dropped the S-Cards back into fourth, a half game in back of the Drillers.

Jimmy Reed was charged with his first Texas League loss against one win, permitting both runs in the fifth. Three of his five hits allowed happened during that frame, immediately preceding a 33-minute rain delay with two out after which the game was called. Reed walked two.

A single by Michael Ohlman was the visitors’ only hit although Jeremy Hazelbaker did work two free passes and stole his 12th bag of the season.

Wednesday’s game: vs. first-place Northwest Arkansas (38-26) (KC), 7:10 pm CT, Kyle Hald (0-3, 5.97)

Palm Beach 6 vs. Dunedin 1

Rob Kaminsky’s strong outing was key in the PB-Cards’ 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays. Palm Beach (31-34) climbed out of sixth and last place with the win and leads the four-game series, two games to none.

Kaminsky scattered six hits and a walk over seven innings, yielding a tally and evening his record to four wins and four losses. He fanned five. Lee Stoppelman struck out two, giving up a hit in the eighth, his first outing since being reassigned from Springfield. Silfredo Garcia tossed a scoreless ninth.

The home team mustered 12 singles, led by Derek Gibson and Juan Herrera, who had three hits apiece. Gibson scored once while Herrera knocked in three and swiped a bag. David Washington accounted for three runs, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Wednesday’s game: vs. fourth-place (North) Dunedin (29-36), 6:35 pm ET, Alex Reyes (2-4, 1.98)

Peoria 6 at Beloit 1

The Chiefs kicked off a six-game road swing with a 6-1 win over the sixth-place Snappers (OAK). Peoria (31-33) trails fourth-place Kane County (ARI) by a game and will square off against the Cougars upon the completion of the Beloit series.

Peoria’s 10-hit attack was led by three players garnering multi-hit efforts: Alex De Leon, Oscar Mercado and Andrew Sohn. Our Player of the Day De Leon was a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk, solo shot and two runs scored while Mercado singled twice in five at bats, touching home once and knocking in one. Sohn singled and doubled in four at bats with a run scored.

Luis Perdomo’s sparkling effort consisted of seven frames of six-hit ball, earning his third win in nine decisions. The Dominican struck out seven, yielding a run on six hits and not issuing a free pass. Blake McKnight permitted a hit and two bases-on-balls over the final two frames.

Wednesday’s game: at Beloit (25-40). 7:00 pm CT, Austin Gomber (5-3, 3.44)

DSL Cardinals 5 vs. DSL Angels 4

The Dominican Cardinals walked off with a 5-4 win over the DSL Angels on Tuesday. The DSL Birds (7-8) are tied with the DSL Rockies for fifth in the tight Boca Chica South Division, three in back of both the DSL Giants and DSL Yankees1.

Each squad had eight hits but the Dominican Birds got the winning tally by sandwiching two singles around a free pass and sac bunt. Elehuris Montero singled twice in five at bats, scoring one and driving in the ninth-inning score. Left fielder Carlos Rodriguez singled and doubled in three at bats with a walk, crossing once.

Will Changarotty, the fourth Cardinals’ pitcher of the game, picked up his first win of 2015 with a one-two-three ninth. Franyel Casadilla started, permitting two runs on five hits and two free passes through five. He struck out five.

Reliever Enrique Perez worked out of four bases-on-balls for two scoreless frames but Fabian Blanco (BS, 1) was not so fortunate. The Venezuelan southpaw was charged with two runs on three hits in his only inning of work.

Wednesday’s game: at DSL Angels (8-7), 10:30 am ET, Oneiver Diaz (1-2, 2.93)



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