Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 7/22/15

The system was 6-3 on Tuesday with Springfield outfielder Anthony Garcia our Player of the Day.

The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day for Tuesday is Anthony Garcia, who went 4-for-5 with two RBI in Springfield’s win over Arkansas.

Results for games played Tuesday, July 21.

Memphis 9 at New Orleans 0

The Redbirds offense was efficient on Tuesday night, scoring nine runs on six hits, and five runs in just two at-bats. Jacob Wilson blasted a grand slam in the fourth inning, while Cody Stanley hit a solo home run in the fifth. The remaining four runs scored on a double play, two walks, and a fielding error. Stanley was 2-for-3 on the night and scored three runs. Xavier Scruggs was 2-for-3.

Starter Thomas Lee pitched seven scoreless innings, surrendering five hits, striking out five and walking one. Mitch Harris, starting his rehab assignment, pitched one scoreless inning in relief, allowing no hits and striking out two. Keith Butler finished with a no hit, scoreless inning. Lee earned the win.

Wednesday’s game: at New Orleans, Zach Petrick (5-5, 4.29) 6:00 CDT

Springfield 6 at Arkansas 5

The Cardinals tied the game up twice, only to lose the lead each time. They didn’t give up, and in the ninth put themselves ahead for good.

Fresh off his Pan American Games success, Anthony Garcia led the way offensively, going 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Michael Ohlman drove in two runs on a fourth inning single. Jonathan Rodriguez plated the winning run in the ninth and was 2-for-4. David Washington was also 2-for-4.

Jimmy Reed started and went five innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on five hits. Chris Thomas, Kurt Heyer, and Kyle Barraclough pitched in relief, with Heyer getting the win and Barraclough the save.

On the basepaths, Washington stole his third base in seven attempts. Rodriguez swiped his sixth base but was caught stealing for the third time. Ohlman was caught trying to steal in his first attempt.

Wednesday’s game: at Arkansas, TBA 7:10 CDT

Palm Beach 7, Bradenton 4

Though the Cardinals fell behind early, they rallied in the middle innings to take the lead and hold onto it. Brett Wiley doubled in the sixth inning to score two runs, and Collin Radack doubled in another run in that same inning. Casey Turgeon had one RBI on a fourth inning single, a second run scored on a Michael Massi sac fly, and Danny Diekroeger worked an RBI walk.

On the basepaths, Diekroeger stole his second base in as many attempts for Palm Beach, Radack swiped his fourth base in six attempts, Massi stole his third in as many attempts, and C.J. McElroy stole his 25th base in 45 attempts.

On the mound for the Cardinals was starter Nick Petree, who tossed seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits while striking out five and walking three. Petree earned the win. Robby Rowland pitched two innings in relief, giving up two runs on six hits.

Wednesday’s game: vs. Lakeland, TBA 5:35 CDT

Peoria 5, Clinton 7 (10 innings)

Peoria scored early, but the LumberKings quickly took the lead away. Peoria tied it up in the eighth and the game went into extra innings, but the visitors tacked on the winning runs in the 10th and the Chiefs were unable to rally.

It wasn’t Luis Perdomo’s best outing as he gave up five runs, four earned, on nine hits in six innings of work. Nick Frey and Dixon Llorens pitched in relief, with the latter allowing the winning runs in the 10th to take the loss.

On the offensive side, Harrison Bader was 2-for-5, driving in two runs on a first inning double. Oscar Mercado plated a run on a seventh inning groundout, and Brian O’Keefe added a sac fly in the eighth. Paul DeJong was 2-for-5 for the night, but with no RBI. A double steal in the seventh had Andrew Sohn stealing home to score, while Oscar Mercado swiped second. Sohn's steal of home was his 17th stolen base in 19 attempts. Mercado’s stolen base was his 34th in 48 attempts.

Wednesday’s game: vs. Clinton, Dewin Perez (1-3, 10.35) 11:00 a.m. CDT

State College 0 at Aberdeen 1

This game was a classic pitcher’s duel. Neither team managed a run until the eighth inning, when the Iron Birds scored the only run on a single, a walk, a passed ball, and a sac fly. Spikes starter Ian McKinney tossed seven two-hit innings, striking out three and giving three free passes. Jery Then pitched in relief and took the hard-luck loss.

The Spikes offense managed just four hits as Thomas Spitz, Casey Grayson, Orlando Olivera, and Jose Godoy produced singles. The Spikes struck out 15 times.

Spitz stole his seventh base in as many attempts.

Wednesday’s game: at Aberdeen, Jorge Rodriguez (2-2, 2.92) 6:05 CDT

Johnson City 9, Danville 1

Starter Ronnie Williams pitched five innings, giving up one run on one hit, striking out five and walking two. Juan Caballero and Steven De La Cruz pitched in relief. Williams was the winning pitcher.

For the offense, third baseman Luke Doyle drove in five runs, three on a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning, and two more on a single in the fifth. Eliezer Alvarez was 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Anthony Ray was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Chris Rivera added a sac fly. Chris Chinea plated a run on a fourth inning single. McCarvel and Ray each scored two runs.

Wednesday’s game: vs. Danville, Ryan Helsley (0-0, 1.08) 6:00 CDT

GCL Cardinals 9, GCL Marlins 1 Game 1 DH (seven innings)

The Cardinals took the lead early and kept adding on to blow out the Marlins. Joshua Lopez led the way, going 2-for-4 and driving in four runs, two on a single in the first inning and two more on another single in the sixth. Dylan Becker plated one run on a sac fly in the first and doubled in the third inning to score two additional runs. Luis Bandes was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Dylan Tice had an RBI single in the sixth. Bandes, Tice, and Bladimil Franco each scored two runs. Franco was 2-for-4.

Junior Fernandez was the starting and winning pitcher for the Cardinals. Fernandez pitched five innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits while striking out six. Jordan DeLorenzo pitched the last two innings in relief, yielding no runs and no hits.

GCL Cardinals 4, GCL Marlins 3 Game 2 DH (seven innings)

Derian Gonzalez was the starting pitcher for the Cardinals in the second game of the doubleheader. Gonzalez tossed five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking three and became the winning pitcher. Estarlin Arias pitched the last two innings in relief and earned the save, his second.

Bladimil Franco was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI. Luis Bandes drove in the other two runs on a third inning double. A Frankie Rodriguez triple was the only other extra base hit. Dylan Tice scored two runs.

On the basepaths, Franco stole his second base in as many attempts. Carlos Talavera was caught stealing for the second time in six attempts.

Wednesday’s game: at GCL Marlins, TBA 11:00 a.m. CDT

DSL Cardinals 6, DSL Mariners2 9 (10 innings)

The Cardinals took the lead three times, but couldn’t hold onto it in the final innings. The game went into extra innings and the Mariners2 scored three runs in the 10th for the win.

Starter Juan Alvarez pitched six innings, surrendering five runs, four earned, on eight hits. Reliever Edwar Ramirez gave up the tying run in the ninth, though it was unearned, and was tagged with the blown save. Fabian Blanco took over in the 10th, and gave up the winning runs, three in all.

Brian Sanchez was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Sanel Rosendo was 2-for-5, driving in two on a single and a solo home run. Wadye Ynfante was 2-for-4, plating a run on a second inning double. Luis Flores was 3-for-4.

Wednesday’s game: vs. DSL Angels, TBA 9:30 a.m. CDT

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