Record: 3-4 week, 20-12 season
Longest Streak: L2
The Palm Beach Cardinals ran into
The series' final two games were a
different story, however. The
Cardinals dropped a 5-4 decision as
The Cardinals returned home and split a four-game series with the Sarasota Reds. The first game of the series, a 5-4 Cards triumph, produced fireworks from start to finish. The red-hot Hill hit another home run, a solo shot in the first inning, and Donovan Solano produced the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to secure the win.
Donovan Solano, SS: Solano is quietly leading this Cardinals team in hitting at a .328 clip. The Colombian-born shortstop raised that average this week with a 9-for-24 showing.
Steven Hill, DH: Sooner or later, Hill is going to need his own "Who's Hot" column. He had his most powerful period of the season this week, banging three homers and driving in four. On the season, he is hitting .324 with six home runs and 23 RBIs.
Jess Todd, P: Being named the organization's Pitcher of the Month is usually not enough by itself to make this very discriminatory list; but in this case, we have to make an exception. He started his May off the way he ended his April, pitching three innings of one-run ball in his only outing this week.
Brandon Buckman, 1B: Buckman only appeared in three games this week and went hitless in his seven at-bats. He is only 2 for his last 24 and has yet to hit a home run this year.
The Week Ahead
The Cards continue their four-game set at home with the Dunedin Blue Jays (18-16, 4th in FSL West) before taking a well-deserved day off on Sunday. They round out the week with a three-game set with the Jupiter Hammerheads (16-17, 4th in FSL East) at Roger Dean.
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