Anthony Garcia (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

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

On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals affiliates struggled to a 0-4 result. Springfield outfielder Anthony Garcia is the Player of the Day for hitting a two-run home run.

Results from games played Monday, June 12.


Memphis Redbirds off

The Redbirds were off Monday and will pick back up on Tuesday at AutoZone Park against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Josh Zeid (2-2, 6.11) is scheduled to start for Memphis.


Tulsa Drillers 4, Springfield Cardinals 3

Other than the three-run fourth, Springfield failed to get anything going offensively and fell, 4-3, at Tulsa on Monday.

Cardinals outfielder and Player of the Day Anthony Garcia accounted for two of team's three runs with a two-run home run, his sixth long ball of the season. Jacob Wilson followed Garcia's homer with one of his own, his eighth of 2017. Oscar Mercado went 3-for-4 and scored on Garcia's homer.

Dakota Hudson, who dropped to 4-3 with the defeat, delivered a quality start, allowing four runs (three earned) over six innings. Three miscues by Springfield, including one by Hudson himself, certainly made a difference in the close-scoring contest.

Tuesday's game: Matt Pearce (5-4, 2.48) at Tulsa Drillers, 7:05 PM Central time.


Dunedin Blue Jays 6 at Palm Beach Cardinals 2

The Blue Jays got the Cardinals' starter on the ropes at the end of his outing and rode their efforts to a 6-2 win on Monday evening at Roger Dean Stadium.

After pitching four scoreless innings, Palm Beach hurler Junior Fernandez was roughed up for six runs - all earned - across the fifth and sixth innings, with the big blow a three-run homer. The end result was his second loss in five decisions this season.

Fernandez wasn't given much support, however, as the Cardinals mustered just two runs on five base hits, all singles, and drew just two walks. Infielder Luke Dykstra had two hits and scored a run.

Tuesday's game: Derian Gonzalez (3-5, 4.20) vs. Dunedin Blue Jays, 5:30 PM Central time.


Clinton LumberKings 7 at Peoria Chiefs 6

Three late-inning runs against the Peoria bullpen were the difference, as the LumberKings downed the Chiefs by a 7-6 score on Monday.

Peoria starter Bryan Dobzanski surrendered four runs on eight hits and two walks in just 4 2/3 innings. Reliever Frederis Parra allowed one run in the seventh before Brady Bowen was tagged for a pair of tallies in the top of the ninth, his first blown save and second loss of the year.

In the batter's box, the Chiefs managed 13 hits, including nine from the middle of the lineup. Ryan McCarvel captained the effort with a 4-for-5 day that included two doubles. Chiefs backstop Brian O'Keefe drove in a pair.

Tuesday's game: Mike O'Reilly (4-1, 1.69) at Kane County Cougars, 6:30 PM Central time.


DSL Mets 10 at DSL Cardinals 2

Nine runs over the final three innings finished a 10-run day at the ballpark for the DSL Mets, 10-2 winners at the Cardinals complex on Monday.

Cardinals starter Francis Ventura pitched really well, giving up just one run over his otherwise solid, five-inning outing. From there, the play was not so clean, however. Reliever Roy Garcia took the brunt as he was beaten up for six runs (five earned) while recording just four outs. The defense committed four errors and a passed ball, as four of the Mets runs were unearned.

At the plate, the Cardinals managed just two runs on eight hits, two off the bat of the leadoff man, outfielder Carlos Soler.

Tuesday’s game: vs. DSL Phillies Red, 10:30 a.m. ET.


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