It was a rough night for the baby Birds as all three teams in action lost. Springfield had a double-header washed out and Peoria is on their All-Star break. Carlos Martinez had his worst start since returning to the minor leagues and a 30+ pitch first inning is probably what did him in. David Popkins didn’t skip a beat from his first half success. He extended his hitting streak to 13 games and is hitting roughly .540 in those 13 games.
The State College Spikes, the Cardinals Short-Season (A) affiliate kicked off its season on Monday with a loss at the hands of the Williamsport Crosscutters. Juan Bautista was solid in his 5 innings, but the offense struggled to score. Two 2103 draft picks made their debuts for the Spikes as Jimmy Bosco was hitless and catcher Alex DeLeon had a hit in 3 at-bats.
Here are the results from Monday’s action:
Memphis (35-37) 3, Albuquerque 4
In a suspension filled series, the Isoptopes sweep the Memphis Redbirds as top prospect Carlos Martinez couldn’t turn things around on Monday. Ryan Jackson 1-for-3, R, RBI….. Jamie Romak 2-for-4, double, R….. Travis Tartamella 1-for-3, R
Carlos Martinez 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 4 K….. Mitchell Boggs 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K….. Michael Blazek 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
Player of the Game: Jamie Romak
Palm Beach (28-38) 5, Fort Myers 6
The Palm Beach Cardinals started the second half of the season with a walk-off loss to the Boston Red Sox’ HIgh-A affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle. Colin Walsh 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI….. Jonathan Rodriguez 1-for-5, double, RBI….. David Popkins 3-for-4, R….. Danny Stienstra 1-for-5, R…… Nick Longmire 2-for-4, 2 R….. Juan Castillo 3-for-4….. Ronny Gil 1-for-3, 2 RBI
Kurt Heyer 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 7 K….. Danny Miranda 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K….. Travis Miller (L, 1-8) 0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB
Player of the Game: Colin Walsh
Williamsport 4, State College (0-1) 2
The new Cardinals’ short-season (A) affiliate, the State College Spikes, open the season with a loss at home to the Williamsport Crosscutters. Cesar Valera 1-for-4, R…. Bruce Caldwell 1-for-3, R….. Carson Kelly 0-for-3, RBI…. Trevor Martin 2-for-4….. Alex DeLeon 1-for-3
Juan Bautista 5 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K…… Jhonny Polanco 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K….. Willy Paulino 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Player of the Game: Trevor Martin