Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 6/22/15

Memphis garnered the system’s only win on Sunday, backed by Tommy Pham’s bat. Springfield, Peoria and State College all went down to defeat.

Results from games played Sunday, June 21st.

Memphis 7 at Oklahoma City 3

Tommy Pham’s perfect offensive effort led Memphis to a 7-3 victory over Oklahoma City on Sunday, salvaging the final of four at the Dodgers.

Pham, our Player of the Day, took part in three of his team’s scores, going 4-for-4 with a double, run scored, two RBI and his fourth stolen base. Stephen Piscotty, the only other Redbird with more than one hit, went 2-for-4 with a three-run shot that gave his squad some breathing room in the seventh. Five other Redbirds had one hit each, including Jacob Wilson. His seventh long ball of 2015 with Pham aboard gave Memphis (37-34) a lead in the sixth that they never relinquished.

John Gast picked up the win, tossing five frames while allowing two runs on six hits and three bases-on-balls, evening his record to 4-4. Marcus Hatley was touched for a tally on two hits and a free pass in 1 2/3. Sam Tuivailala retired all four batters faced, leaving Hatley’s last two runners on while Mitch Harris faced the minimum in the ninth.

Monday’s game: off.

Tulsa 5 at Springfield 3 (10)

Patrick Wisdom’s game-extending solo shot was not enough as Springfield (30-39) dropped the 10-inning series’ opener to Tulsa, 5-3.

Wisdom’s ninth-inning home run, his seventh, knotted the game at two all, sending the game into extras. But three off Iden Nazario (L, 0-3) the next frame buried the home team.

Jimmy Reed hurled seven strong innings, scattering eight hits and a walk with two runs given up. Ryan Sherriff bridged the gap from Reed to Nazario, yielding a hit while fanning two.

The S-Cards’ 12-hit attack was spearheaded by Mike O’Neill and Nick Martini, who had three hits each. O’Neill doubled once in four at bats with a sac bunt and Martini singled three times in five at bats. Charlie Tilson went 2-for-4 with a walk and run scored.

Monday’s game: vs. Tulsa (29-39) (LAD), 7:10 pm CT, TBA

Palm Beach - off

On Sunday, Palm Beach (32-35) enjoyed the final day of the All-Star break before heading back into action.

Monday’s game: at Fort Myers (35-32) (MIN), 7:05 pm ET, TBA

Peoria 3 at Kane County 4

Two scores against reliever Robby Rowland plunged Peoria from victory to a 4-3 walk-off defeat at Kane County (ARI). The Chiefs dropped the rain-abbreviated series two games to none and closed out the first half at 33-35.

Rowland (BS, 1) (L, 1-2) simply did not have it, surrendering four hits and a walk in his inning of work. Starter Jhonny Polanco lasted just four innings, giving up two runs on five hits and two bases-on-balls, striking out five.

Relievers Nick Lomascolo, Dixon Llorens and Kyle Grana took the middle frames. Lomascolo and Llorens each went 1 1/3, Lomascolo allowing a hit. Grana walked two, retiring three.

Darren Seferina had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two triples, a run scored and two driven in. Unfortunately, his three hits were half of the team total, so no one else did a whole lot.

Monday’s game: Peoria is off while they prepare to host the Midwest League All-Star Game, to be held on Tuesday, June 23rd.

Williamsport 8 at State College 1

State College was pounded by Williamsport (PHI) 8-1 on Sunday as the Spikes were on the wrong end of a three-game sweep in their season-opening series.

Dailyn Martinez took Sunday’s loss, serving up seven runs, six earned, on nine hits and a free pass in just 3 1/3. Nick Frey permitted four hits over the next 3 2/3 scoreless frames but Jery Then yielded a run on three hits and a walk in two.

State College managed seven hits but went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Right fielder Thomas Spitz singled and doubled in four at bats, touching home once while catcher Jesse Jenner went 2-for-4.

Monday’s game: vs. Auburn (3-0) (WSH), 7:05 pm ET, Juan Perez (0-0, ---)

GCL Cardinals

The Gulf Birds begin their 2015 season by hosting their Nationals counterparts on the Cardinals back fields at Jupiter.

Monday’s game: vs. GCL Nationals, 12:00 pm ET, Sandy Alcantara (US debut)

DSL Cardinals – off

The Dominican Summer League always takes Sundays off.

Monday’s game: DSL Cardinals (8-11) vs. DSL Nationals (7-12), 10:30 am ET, Franyel Casadilla (0-1, 4.20)

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