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

On a light Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-1. Player of the Day Zac Gallen pitched Palm Beach to a road win, but the Peoria offense was shut out.

Results from games played Wednesday, May 11.

 

Memphis Redbirds off

The Redbirds were off on Wednesday and will resume play at AutoZone Park on Thursday against the El Paso Chihuahuas. Arturo Reyes (4-0, 1.33) is slated to take the mound for Memphis.

 

Springfield Cardinals off

Following Wednesday’s off day, Jack Flaherty (5-0, 0.69) will toe the rubber for the Cardinals on Thursday in Arkansas against the Travelers.

 

Palm Beach Cardinals 5 at Fort Myers Miracle 0

Five runs from the offense in the first two frames to pair with six scoreless innings of pitching from Zac Gallen resulted in a 5-0 road victory for the Cardinals over the Miracle on Wednesday evening.

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Back-to-back doubles in the top of the first by Darren Seferina and Randy Arozarena put Palm Beach up before a wild pitch and RBI single from Casey Turgeon gave the Cardinals and Gallen an early 2-0 advantage. That grew to 5-0 with RBI from Seferina, Turgeon, and Chris Chinea in the top of the second. The big lead proved to be more than enough for the Cardinals’ right-hander.

The top two batters, Seferina and Arozarena, finished with two singles, a double and an RBI each and three runs scored between them. However, the latter had trouble on the bases, getting picked off once and caught stealing another time. Turgeon finished the night with two runs batted in.

Player of the Day Gallen, who picked up his third win of the year, shut down Fort Myers over his six solid frames, allowing just five hits and punching out nine Miracle batters. Gallen’s quality start - his fourth of the season - was followed up by three scoreless innings from relievers Anthony Ciavarella, Steven De La Cruz, and Landon Beck.

Thursday’s game: Derian Gonzalez (0-4, 6.33) at Bradenton Marauders, 5:30 PM Central time.

 

West Michigan Whitecaps 3, Peoria Chiefs 0

A mere four hits were all the Chiefs could muster as they fell to the Marauders by a 3-0 final score on Wednesday afternoon.

Singles from J.R. Davis, Andrew Knizner, Andy Young, and Brian O’Keefe didn’t amount to anything more for Peoria on Wednesday, a day when the club needed some offense to support an uneven rehab start from Tyler Lyons.

Lyons, charged with the loss, threw 35 pitches, 22 strikes, through 2 2/3 innings, during which the lefty allowed two runs on four hits. Two of the hits were infield singles and the other two were doubles. The regular starter, Ian Oxnevad, followed and twirled five innings of one-run ball, but the offense was stymied.

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Stefan Trosclair wore the golden sombrero, with four of Peoria’s 11 strikeouts in four at-bats. The Chiefs managed to get just one runner as far as second base all afternoon.

Thursday’s game: Steven Farinaro (1-1, 5.56 ERA) vs. South Bend Cubs, 6:30 PM Central time.

  

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