Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 9/14/15

The Peoria Chiefs fell short in their quest for the Midwest League Championship on Sunday. Harrison Bader went 2-for-4 and drove in one.

Results from game played Sunday, September 13th.

Peoria 4 at Cedar Rapids 5

Two runs off the Chiefs’ bullpen resulted in a 5-4 loss to Cedar Rapids (MIN) and finished Peoria’s post-season hunt.

Sasha Kuebel (L, 0-1) took the mound in the seventh, trying to defend a 4-3 lead. A lead-off single, sac bunt and walk was followed by a steal of third that put runners at the corners with one out. A passed ball charged to Steve Bean brought the tying run in. The lefty coaxed a pop out in foul ground before yielding to right-hander Jery Then to face the righty-handed batter. Then served up an RBI single to left which proved decisive.

Southpaw Ian McKinney pitched in and out of trouble during each of his 3 1/3 innings of work, allowing at least two baserunners per frame. The results were two runs on eight hits and a base-on-balls.

Nick Frey stranded McKinney’s last runner but gave up a run on two hits in 1 2/3. He also hit a batter. Tyler Bray retired all three faced, two on strikeouts.

All four Peoria scores occurred in the third and were unearned, the result of a fielding error on what should have been the third out. Instead, Steve Bean (single) and Darren Seferina (force) touched home, followed shortly by Oscar Mercado (walk), who scored on a balk. Harrison Bader singled home Alex De Leon who reached on the aforementioned fielding error.

Bader, Seferina and Kenny Peoples-Walls each had two of the team’s eight hits – all singles. Bader and Seferina took four at bats and Peoples-Walls three.

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