Adolis Garcia (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

Highlights of Thursday’s games across the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system and a look ahead to Friday’s action.

St. Louis’ minors won two and lost one with one postponed on Thursday. Adolis Garcia’s bat led Springfield to victory, joined by Palm Beach. Peoria went down to defeat and Memphis’ game was washed out.

Results from games played Thursday, April 20th.


Memphis at Colorado Springs - postponed 

Game three of four between the Redbirds and Colorado Springs was rained out.  It has been rescheduled as part of a double header on Friday.  Memphis (7-7) is still looking for its first win of the series.

Friday’s games:  at Colorado Springs (9-3) (MIL).  Game 1 – 5:30 pm CT, Josh Zeid (0-1, 8.31)/Daniel Poncedeleon (1-0, 1.80)

Springfield 6 at Arkansas 3

Springfield (8-5) opened an eight-game road trip with a 6-3 victory over Arkansas.

Austin Gomber (W, 1-1) tossed six strong frames, allowing one run on three hits and three walks. The big lefty fanned five.

Daniel Bard permitted two runs while retiring just two batters but Trey Nielsen left two of three inherited runners aboard.  Pedro Echemendia retired the side in order for his first save.

Player of the Day Adolis Garcia led the S-Cards’ offense, going 3-for-4 with a solo bomb and two doubles, plus a walk.  He knocked in two.  Nick Martini doubled twice in three at bats with two walks, a run scored and three RBI.

Friday’s game:  at Arkansas (6-7) (SEA), 7:10 pm CT, Dakota Hudson (1-0, 2.31)


Palm Beach 3 vs. Tampa 2

Zac Gallen struck out eight over 6 2/3 as Palm Beach (9-6) edged Tampa, 3-2.  The Beach Birds claimed three of the four-game home set with the Yankees (8-7).

Gallen (W, 1-1), who yielded just one run in his third straight start, gave up four hits and issued one free pass. The right-hander threw 59 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

New arrival Dailyn Martinez kept the opposition off the board over 1 1/3, allowing a hit and walk.  Landon Beck made things a tad too interesting in the ninth when a lead-off double-fly out-wild pitch combination brought Tampa within a run.  But Beck retired the next two batters for his fourth save.

Palm Beach matched Tampa’s six hits, with Randy Arozarena and Edmundo Sosa garnering two each.  Arozarena went 2-for-4 with a double and triple, scored once and drove in one while Sosa singled and doubled in two at bats with a walk, run scored and stolen base.

Friday’s game:  vs. Charlotte (5-10) (TB), 6:30 pm ET, Derian Gonzalez (0-1, 7.45)


Peoria 8 at Wisconsin 11

The Chiefs came out on the wrong end of a high-scoring affair, falling to Wisconsin, 11-8, in the road series opener.  It is the fifth loss in Peoria’s (6-7) past six games.

Peoria scored in six of nine frames, outhitting the Timber Rattlers 15 to 12.  Tommy Edman finished a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5 and touching home twice.  Five Chiefs had two hits apiece:  Andy Young, Andrew Knizner, Brian O’Keefe, Ryan McCarvel and Danny Hudzina.  These six players bat one through six in the order.

Chiefs’ hurlers did not back the offensive effort, however.  Ronnie Williams was charged with five runs on nine hits and three walks through four plus.  Ramon Santos (L, 0-1) and Greg Tomchick both went two innings, yielding three tallies each.  All three fell prey to the long ball, Williams and Tomchick both serving up two-run shots and Santos a solo blast.

Friday’s game:  at Wisconsin (7-7) (MIL), 6:35 pm CT, Ian Oxnevad (0-1, 5.19)


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