Results for games played Wednesday, May 11th.
The Redbirds (13-17) handed the ball to Thomas Lee to start, but it did not go well. Lee lasted just 1 2/3 innings, with six earned runs already on the board. Reliever Heath Wyatt pitched three innings, giving up two more. Ryan Sherriff (1.72 ERA) went 1 1/3 innings and Miguel Socolovich answered the bell in the seventh inning by not allowing any more runs. For Omaha, former Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz has settled in nicely with a .309 batting average.
Offensively, Memphis was led by left fielder Anthony Garcia (.195 BA), who went 2-for-3 with a base-on-balls. Patrick Wisdom (.257 BA) had a single and triple in five at-bats. Recently promoted from Palm Beach, catcher Jesse Jenner went 2-for-3 with a walk.
Thursday’s game: at Omaha, J.C. Sulbaran (2-2, 3.68 ERA) 6:35 CT
Springfield Cardinals had Wednesday off
The Cardinals will be back at Hammons Field for Thursday’s contest against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Thursday’s game: vs. NW Arkansas, Mike Mayers (2-2, 3.54 ERA) 7:10 CT
The Cardinals finally ended their 10-game losing streak in high-octane fashion over the Stone Crabs.
The offense came to life to the tune of 10 runs scored. Player of the Day Casey Turgeon led the way with a 3-for-5 night, including a double, a home run, and a walk. Blake Drake likewise had three hits, including a triple. Hitting lower in the order, second baseman Darren Seferina went 2-for-5, smacking a solo shot in the ninth inning. Seferina also stole his eighth base of the season.
2014 draftee Matt Pearce (2.72 ERA) held the Stone Crabs in check for a 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and striking out four. In relief, the Cardinals turned to Cody Schumacher, who yielded one run. In the eighth inning, Kyle Grana struck out the side. Flame-throwing former outfielder Rowan Wick finished, striking out two in the ninth.
Thursday’s game: at Charlotte, Ian McKinney (2-2, 2.86 ERA) 5:35 CT
The Chiefs (15-17) came into the doubleheader Wednesday on a four-game win streak and won the first game, but lost the second to conclude their three-game road series over the Snappers with a 2-1 edge.
In game one, the Chiefs were led by shortstop Edmundo Sosa (.281 BA), who doubled and drove in a run in three at-bats. Second baseman Eliezer Alvarez had a good game too, with two RBI and his eighth stolen base of the season.
Jake Woodford started and pitched brilliantly to pick up his first Midwest League win. Woodford lowered his ERA to 3.12 after pitching a 5 1/3 inning shutout, striking out five. Landon Beck added 1 2/3 scoreless innings to record his fourth save of the season.
In game two, the Chiefs sent Sandy Alcantara to the mound. Alcantara (3.95 ERA) somewhat rebounded from his previous 1/3 inning effort to the tune of five innings, four runs, one earned, with six strikeouts to three walks.
The Chiefs offense managed just five hits in game two. Alvarez (.286 BA) was the lone star going 1-for-1 with a double and two walks.
Thursday’s game: at Clinton, Ryan Helsley (2-1, 1.88 ERA) 6:30 CT
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