Results for games played Monday, June 27th.
The Redbirds (37-40) sent Deck McGuire to the mound Monday and he went six innings, allowing two runs and striking out five. John Brebbia followed and picked up the win after the offense landed tallies in the seventh and eighth innings. Dean Kiekhefer pitched a scoreless eighth inning, but allowed a pair of walks and a run-scoring single in the ninth. Miguel Socolovich retired the next three in order for his second save.
The Redbirds offense was led by David Washington, who connected for his 13th home run in the seventh inning off former major leaguer Craig Breslow. Matt Williams also went 1-for-3 with a triple and Charlie Tilson added a triple in his lone at-bat after entering the game as a pinch-runner/defensive replacement.
Jeremy Hazelbaker was among six players ejected in the fifth inning after he took exception to a Jose Urena pitch thrown at his head. Other Redbirds bounced were Jose Martinez and Juan Gonzalez.
Tuesday’s game: vs. New Orleans, Alex Reyes (2-0, 4.35 ERA) 7:05 PM CT
The Springfield Cardinals were off due to the Texas League All-Star Game on Tuesday.
The game will be hosted by Springfield at Hammons Field.
Game 1: Palm Beach Cardinals 2 at Charlotte Stone Crabs 1 (rescheduled finish from Sunday)
Palm Beach picked up its 35th win of the year against 38 losses with one close win over the Stone Crabs Monday after rain ended their affair on Sunday and one close loss in the regularly scheduled contest.
Sunday starter John Walter pitched two innings before the game was suspended. Blake McKnight came on when play resumed on Monday and pitched three innings of one-run ball to pick up the win. Equally as effective, Chandler Hawkins followed with 3 1/3 scoreless innings, only running into a little trouble in the ninth, when Landon Beck closed the door on the Stone Crabs.
Darren Seferina went 1-for-3 with a walk and picked up his 25th stolen base of the year. Cole Lankford (.302 BA) went 2-for-4 with an RBI batting in the two hole.
In the second and regularly scheduled contest, Palm Beach went with Matt Pearce. Pearce was effective, pitching all six innings, allowing two runs with three strikeouts. Pearce’s season ERA actually rose slightly to 2.69 as he took the loss.
The Palm Beach offense was shut out in the nightcap, managing just two hits, including Jhohan Acevedo’s double.
Tuesday’s game: vs. Fort Myers, Ian McKinney (6-3, 3.21 ERA) 6:30 PM ET
Peoria (42-33, 2-3 second half) lost despite nearly pulling off the comeback with two runs in the ninth. Offensive standouts included Craig Aikin, 2-for-4, Edmundo Sosa, 2-for-3 with a walk, and Brian O’Keefe, 2-for-4 with a RBI.
Sandy Alcantara struggled, pitching five innings and allowing five runs, four earned, while striking out five and walking four. Luke Harrison followed with two innings of one-run ball, before Tyler Bray pitched a scoreless eighth.
Tuesday’s game: at Beloit, Juan Perez (3-1, 2.43 ERA) 7:00 PM CT
The State College Spikes moved to 8-3 with a win Monday over the Black Bears of West Virginia.
DH Elier Rodriguez was the offensive star, with two hits in three at-bats, including a home run and a walk. Tommy Edman (.455 BA) continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-5 with two RBI.
The Spikes relied on starter Dailyn Martinez, who pitched six innings, giving up one unearned run and striking out four. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 0.96 with the start. John Kilichowski pitched two effective innings of scoreless relief, striking out two and Spencer Trayner followed with a scoreless frame.
Tuesday’s game: vs. Brooklyn, Carson Cross (1-0, 5.40 ERA) 7:05 PM ET
The Johnson City Cardinals’ game Monday against Elizabethton was postponed due to weather.
It will be made up on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s games: Game 1: vs. Elizabethton, Daniel Castano (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 6:00 PM ET, Game 2: to follow, TBA.
The Gulf Coast League Cardinals (2-2) sent Jacob Schlesener to the mound Monday but he did not fare well, giving up four runs in 1 1/3 innings while walking five. A series of relievers followed - Will Changarotty, Colton Thomson, Robert Calvano, Champ Rowland, and Silas Bohannan. Changarotty and Calvano allowed a run each.
Offensively, the GCL Birds managed just two hits, one from first round pick, Dylan Carlson (.143 BA), and one off the bat of fifth round pick, Walker Robbins (.250 BA).
Tuesday’s game: at GCL Astros, TBA 12:00 PM ET
The Dominican Summer League Cardinals improved to 15-5 after scoring nine runs against the DSL Angels Monday.
The Cardinals actually managed just four hits and five RBI. They did however receive 17, yes 17, walks from the wild Angels pitchers. Raffy Ozuna had a 2-for-5 day with a walk. Among the walking elite were Wadye Ynfante and Dariel Gomez with three walks, and Elehuris Montero, Julio Rodriguez, Esequeil Delgado, and Moises Castillo all with two.
Junior Gonzalez picked up the win with six innings of scoreless pitching. Gonzalez struck out four and walked only two. Estailin Tejada and Cristhian Lugo added three innings of scoreless relief.
Tuesday’s game: at DSL Brewers, TBA 10:30 AM ET
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