Games played (and not) on Friday, July 16.
Behind David Kopp, the Redbirds fell behind 5-0 after three and could not close the gap against former Marlins starter Chris Volstad. June organizational Player of the Month Bryan Anderson had a pair of doubles and recently-returned Mark Hamilton homered and drove in two.
Eduardo Sanchez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0R/ER, 2 K
Josh Kinney: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1K
Mark Hamilton: 1-for-3, BB, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Bryan Anderson: 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
David Kopp: 3 2/3 IP, 9 H, 6 R/ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR
Jim Rapoport: 0-for-4
Originally scheduled for a doubleheader on Friday night, the set between the visiting Springfield Cardinals and NW Arkansas Naturals was postponed for the second consecutive night due to unsafe field conditions. What was scheduled as a four-game series has been cut to three because of the two postponements. The clubs hope to get in a Saturday doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. with the make up of Thursday's game to be played as part of a doubleheader next Friday, July 23 at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, AR.
at NW Arkansas Saturday night.
Kevin Thomas shut the Tigers out on three hits over 5 2/3 innings and David Carpenter picked up the four-out save, his tenth of the season. Catcher Charles Cutler had a triple(!) and two RBI while D'Marcus Ingram had three hits.
Kevin Thomas: 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 K, win
David Carpenter: 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K, save
D'Marcus Ingram: 3-for-4, 2B, R, RBI
Charles Cutler: 2-for-3, 3B, 2 RBI
Niko Vasquez: 0-for-4, 2 K
Xavier Scruggs: 0-for-3
Alex Castellanos: 0-for-3, 2 K
Nick Derba: 0-for-3, K
The Cardinals plated two in the first on Xavier Scruggs' home run and never looked back in sweeping the road doubleheader. Jared Bradford tossed a one-hitter for five innings.
Jared Bradford: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K, win
Miguel Tapia: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB
D'Marcus Ingram: 2-for-4, 2 RBI
Jarred Bogany: 2-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 R
Xavier Scruggs: 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, K
Matt Frevert: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Arquimedes Nieto (7-5, 3.69) vs. Jon Kibler (2-3, 3.49)
Quad Cities (12-7, 2H) 5,
Deryk Hooker set a season high with nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings and Mike Blazek and Aaron Terry tossed one-hit ball over the final 3 2/3. Ryan Jackson clubbed a three-run home run and reached on base all four times up as the Bandits salvaged the final game of their first-ever series against the Captains.
Deryk Hooker: 5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 9 K, win
Mike Blazek: 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 1 K
Aaron Terry: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Luis Mateo: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, fielding error
Ryan Jackson: 3-for-3, BB, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
Ryde Rodriguez: 2-for-4, RBI, K
Matt Adams: 0-for-4, 2 K
Robert Stock: 0-for-3, BB, K
Frederick Parejo: 0-for-4, K
Alan Ahmady: 0-for-2, K
Ross Smith: 0-for-3, K
TBD vs. Jose De Paula (4-2, 1.81)
With a walkoff run in the bottom of the ninth on Colin Walsh's RBI triple, the Muckdogs won their fourth straight. In the process, they moved above .500 and into third place in the Pinckney Division of the New York-Penn League.
Keith Butler: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Jose Rada: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 1 K, win
Mike O'Neill: 2-for-3, 3B, 2 BB, 2 R, caught stealing
Colin Walsh: 3-for-5, 3B, R, RBI, K
Adam Melker: 2-for-3, 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI
Jonathan Rodriguez: 2-for-4, RBI
Andrew Moss: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Matt Valaika: 0-for-4
Roberto Espinoza: 0-for-3
The first-place Cardinals roared back from an early 1-0 deficit behind Packy Elkins' two doubles and three RBI. Phil Cerreto had three hits and plated two. Starter Trevor Rosenthal took the win by allowing two runs in five innings.
Trevor Rosenthal: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K, win
Charllan Jimenez: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Aidan Lucas: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Packy Elkins: 2-for-6, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI, K
Phil Cerreto: 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K
Chris Edmondson: 2-for-5, R, RBI
Romulo Ruiz: 2-for-4, 2 R, BB
Reggie Williams: 2-for-5, R, RBI, K
Travis Taratmella: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Oscar Taveras: 0-for-4, 2 K
Cesar Valera: 0-for-4, BB, R, 2 K
TBD vs. Eduardo Aldama (1-1, 9.00)
GCL Nationals 14 at Cardinals (11-10) 8, 10 innings
The Cards scored one in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extras, but the depleted pen forced catcher Anthony Garcia into emergency action. It didn't go well as he took his first professional loss. Kyle Mura made his first rehab appearance since being assigned to the club.
Kyle Mura: 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Hector Garcia: 3-for-4, 2B, K
Anthony Bryant: 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Anthony Garcia (as hitter): 2-for-6, RBI, K
Adriano Uribe: 4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R/4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Anthony Garcia (as pitcher): 2/3 IP, 4 H, 6 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, loss
Roberto De La Cruz: 0-for-2, 2 K
Cardinals off Saturday.
DSL Cardinals (23-17) at Brewers - postponed
Cardinals off Saturday.
VSL Reds at Cardinals (20-29) - postponed
Mariners at Cardinals on Saturday morning.
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