Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 7/28/15

The system was 3-5 on Monday with our Player of the Day DSL Cardinals’ catcher Leandro Cedeno.

The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day for Monday is Leandro Cedeno, who was 3-for-4 with two RBI in the DSL Cardinals win over the DSL Nationals.

Results for games played Monday, July 27.

Memphis 3, Iowa 8

The Redbirds got on the board first, but the Cubs tied it up, and then took control. The Redbirds never gained any traction.

Starter Marco Gonzales pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits. The long ball bit Gonzales, as he gave up two, for three runs total. Gonzales was tagged with the loss. Tyler Waldron, Keith Butler, and Joey Donofrio pitched in relief. Butler was responsible for the four additional Cubs runs, three earned.

There wasn’t offense much to speak of. The Redbirds scored three runs on five hits. One came home on a throwing error, one crossed home on a sac fly double play off the bat of Jacob Wilson, and the final run scored on a wild pitch. The only extra base hit was a double from Ed Easley.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Oklahoma City, Zach Petrick (5-5, 4.27) 7:05 CDT

Springfield 2 at Tulsa 6

Though the Cardinals took the lead first, they lost it in the fourth and never caught up. The Cardinals first run came in during the second inning on a Michael Ohlman solo home run. Ohlman drove in the only other run as well, on a double in the sixth. Aledmys Diaz was 2-for-4.

The pitching of starter Jimmy Reed was less than stellar. Reed pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up five runs, four earned, on nine hits. Ronnie Shaban and Ryan Sherriff pitched in relief. Shaban pitched a scoreless 2/3 inning, but Sherriff allowed one run in his two innings of work. Reed was tagged with the loss.

Anthony Garcia stole his fifth base in seven attempts.

Tuesday’s game: at Tulsa, Mike Mayers (1-4, 6.07) 7:05 CDT

Palm Beach 2 at Brevard County 4 Game 1 DH

This game was the completion of the suspended game from Sunday. Palm Beach got on the board first, but the Manatees came back and scored four runs, and the Cardinals couldn’t catch up.

Before the rain, starter Rob Kaminsky pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing no runs and no hits, while striking out three and walking one. Blake McKnight tossed four innings, giving up two runs on four hits. Silfredo Garcia finished the game and took the loss, yielding two runs on four hits as well.

The Cardinals offense scored two runs on eight hits. Danny Diekroeger had a sac fly and Carson Kelly had an RBI double in the ninth. Collin Radack was 2-for-4.

On the base paths, Radack stole his fifth base in seven attempts, C.J. McElroy swiped his 27th base in 37 tries, and Robelys Reyes stole his 19th bag in 28 attempts.

Palm Beach 2 at Brevard County 1 Game 2 DH (seven innings)

The Cardinals offense stayed off the board for five innings, but the sixth inning was the key for the Cardinals, as they scored two runs and held on to the lead. Two doubles, one off the bat off Collin Radack and the other by Blake Drake, drove in the winning runs. Radack was 2-for-3 on the night.

Starter Corey Littrell went six innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out four. The one run allowed was a solo home run in the second inning. Littrell earned the win. Robby Rowland earned the save with a scoreless seventh.

Tuesday’s game: at Brevard County, Nick Petree (2-2, 3.97) 5:35 CDT

Peoria

The Midwest League Chiefs used Monday to travel to Wisconsin to take on the Timber Rattlers.

Tuesday’s game: at Wisconsin, Luis Perdomo (5-7, 2.89) 7:05 CDT

State College

The Spikes returned home to State College on Monday after their weekend series at Hudson Valley.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Vermont, Jorge Rodriguez (2-2, 2.43) 6:05 CDT

Johnson City 4 at Elizabethton 0 Game 1 DH (seven innings)

In Game 1 of the doubleheader, the Cardinals scored half of their runs from the long ball. Luke Doyle hit a solo home run in the first inning, and Chris Rivera repeated in the fourth. Rivera had two RBI on the night, driving in a run on a second inning single. Allen Staton plated a run on a sac fly in the fifth. Edmundo Sosa was 3-for-4.

Ryan Helsley was the starting pitcher for the Cardinals. He pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits, while striking out five and walking one. Steven Farinaro and Sasha Kuebel pitched in relief with Farinaro the winning pitcher.

Sosa stole his fifth and sixth bases in seven attempts, and Malik Collymore stole his third bag in four tries.

Johnson City 1 at Elizabethton 4 Game 2 DH (seven innings)

The Cardinals got their one run in the first inning. After that, it was all Twins. The Twins took the lead in the bottom frame of the first, and added two more in the fifth.

Starter Harley Holt took the loss. He pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on five hits, striking out five and handing out two free passes. Jonathan Escudero pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, also allowing two runs.

The Cardinals offense managed five hits total. Their one score was a solo home run by Allen Staton. Eliezer Alvarez was 2-for-3.

Ryan McCarvel stole his first base in as many attempts. Alvarez stole his seventh base and was caught stealing for the second and third time in ten tries.

Tuesday’s game: at Elizabethton, Juan Bautista (1-1, 2.92) 6:00 CDT

GCL Cardinals 2, GCL Marlins 3

This game was tied at 1-1 after the first inning. The Cardinals added a run in the third, but couldn’t hold on to the lead, as the Marlins scored two in the ninth to get the win.

Starter Junior Fernandez pitched five innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out eight. Relievers Ismael Brito and Jordan DeLorenzo held on through the next 2 2/3 innings. Estarlin Arias faltered in the last 1 1/3 innings, giving up the winning two runs. Arias was tagged with both the blown save and the loss.

The Cardinals scored two runs on four hits, all singles. Carlos Torres drove in a run on a first inning single. Luis Bandes plated one on a sac fly in the third.

On the base paths, Torres stole his first base in two attempts. Andrew Brodbeck was caught stealing for the third time in five tries. Carlos Talavera was picked off first base.

Tuesday’s game: at GCL Marlins, TBA 11:00 CDT

DSL Cardinals 6 at DSL Nationals 2

The Nationals got on the board first, but the Cardinals added runs in four different innings to take the game well in hand. Starter Juan Alvarez tossed seven innings, giving up one run on eight hits and striking out three. Anthony Trompiz pitched two innings in relief, allowing one additional run on two hits. Alvarez was the winning pitcher.

Leandro Cedeno was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Sanel Rosendo provided a run on a solo home run. Luis Flores plated two, one on a seventh inning triple, the other on an RBI walk. Brian Sanchez was 2-for-5 including a double. Sanchez stole his sixth base in eight attempts.

Tuesday’s game: vs. DSL Nationals, TBA 9:30 CDT



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