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

The St. Louis Cardinals farm system went 1-3 on Tuesday. Lefty Austin Gomber lost his shutout bid in the seventh in Springfield’s loss. Peoria managed the only victory.

Results from games played Tuesday, April 25th.


Memphis 0 at Oklahoma City 6

Subpar pitching and hitting doomed the Redbirds to a 6-0 loss at Oklahoma City (10-9) (LAD).  After winning the first two of four against the Dodgers, Memphis (10-10) went scoreless in the final two games for a series split.

Mike Mayers (L, 1-3) lasted just three frames, yielding two first-inning solo shots comprising two of the four runs charged to him. The right-hander allowed seven hits in all and issued one free pass.

Kevin Herget could not work around Patrick Wisdom’s throwing error in the fourth, permitting two unearned tallies on a hit and three walks over two.  John Brebbia (two innings) and Josh Lucas (one) were not scored upon.

Wisdom’s miscue was one of three errors on the day for the visitors.  That was just one shy of the Redbirds’ hit total, all singles.  Yikes!  

Wednesday’s game:  Off

Springfield 1 at Northwest Arkansas 4

S-Cards’ starter Austin Gomber tossed six strong frames before tiring, with the result a 4-1 loss at Northwest Arkansas. This evens the series at one game each with two on tap.

Player of the Day Gomber (L, 1-2) tossed a three-hitter through six but kicked off the seventh with a single and bomb.  Another ball went over the fence one out later, giving Gomber a line of six hits and three runs with no walks and eight strikeouts.  The southpaw threw 59 of his 84 pitches for strikes.  Tyler Bray permitted the final Naturals run on two hits in the eighth.

Springfield’s (10-8) sole tally, unearned, came after Nick Martini worked a free pass to open the eighth and eventually scored a throwing error by the Naturals’ second baseman.  Martini was one of five Cardinals with a hit, all singles.

Wednesday’s game:  at Northwest Arkansas (9-9) (KC), 11:05 pm CT, Dakota Hudson (1-1, 4.60)


Palm Beach 2 at Florida 22

A 10-run first led to a 22-2 shellacking of Palm Beach (9-9) in the series opener against the Fire Frogs at Kissimmee.

All six Beach Birds hurlers were scored upon, beginning with Jake Woodford (L, 1-1), who could not finish the first.  Woodford surrendered seven runs, three earned, on four hits, a walk and a hit batsman while retiring two.  Brennan Leitao served up three more before finishing the frame, including a two-run home run.

Dailyn Martinez allowed more runs, four, than he recorded outs, three.  Steven De La Cruz’ four tallies were spread across three frames but Landon Beck and infielder Leobaldo Pina combined for a four-run eighth.

Magneuris Sierra took part in both of his team’s scores, going 3-for-4 with a walk, run scored and RBI out of the lead-off spot.  The only other Beach Bird with more than one hit was Luke Dykstra, who singled twice in four at bats while batting ninth.

Wednesday’s game:  at Florida (9-10) (ATL), 7:05 pm ET, Junior Fernandez (1-0, 3.06)


Peoria 9 at Quad Cities 5

A four-run second catapulted Peoria (8-10) to a 9-5 win at Quad Cities, evening the series at one game apiece with one to play.

The Chiefs offense generated 13 hits, including two doubles, a triple and a home run.  Andy Young spearheaded the effort, going 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI.  Four players had two hits each: J.R. Davis, Ryan McCarvel, Bryce Denton and Matt Davis.  All but Denton knocked in two, and McCarvel’s RBI came via his fifth bomb of 2017.  Denton and McCarvel doubled.

Starter Jordan Hicks (W, 3-0) needed all of the offensive support his teammates could muster.  Hicks gave up five runs, four earned, on six hits, four walks and three hit batters in 6 1/3.

Estarlin Arias let both of Hicks’ final two baserunners cross home, permitting two hits in 1 2/3.  Eric Carter fanned three in the ninth.

Wednesday’s game:  at Quad Cities (10-9) (HOU), 6:35 pm CT, Ronnie Williams (1-0, 6.94)


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