Down on the farm: August 18, 2013

Nice to see the big club take two of three from those Cubbies, right? And hey, our new guy Kolten Wong got on base (albeit on an error) and scored a run. Progress! Also for those who couldn’t listen to it, here’s the link to my interview about Oscar Taveras and Kolten Wong for ESPN Hawaii: [ http://www.espnhawaii.com/page.php?page_id=64 ] it was recorded the day before Wong got called up. So you could say I called his promotion, just didn’t think it’d be this quick.

Memphis Redbirds (AAA): Lost 5-2 to Omaha

Brock Peterson hit a triple (Memphis’ first XBH in 4 games) and two RBI. But the Stormchasers chased away Carlos martinez in four innings, plating 5 runs in the fifth inning to take the game.

Springfield Cardinals (AA): Won 3-2 over Midland

Ruben Gotay and Starlin Rodriguez both went 2-4 to lead the Cardinals’ offense. Starter Jonathan Cornelius struck out five batters while only giving up four hits.

Peoria Chiefs (A): Lost 3-1 to Cedar Rapids

Charlie Tilson is still hot, going 2-4 and scored the lone run tonight. Starter Kyle Helisek went 6+ but gave up three runs and took the loss.

State College Spikes (A): Won 4-0 over Batavia

So the newest affiliate with the best nickname took on the former STL affiliate with the best nickname, Batavia (Muckdogs). Steven ramos led the way with two hits, including a triple, and two runs scored. Jimmy Reed pitched six shutout innings as the Spikes went on to shutout the Muckdogs.

Johnson City cardinals (A): Won 9-2 over Bristol

JC scored nine runs in two innings and that’s all they would need to top the Sox. Threes were wild for Kenneth Peoples-Walls, who went 3-3, with 3 RBI. Stalyn Lopez got the win as the game ended in the sixth inning due to rain.

Palm Beach Cardinals (A): Lost 2-0 to Charlotte

The Stone Crabs got two runs off of PB reliever Hector Hernandez. PB was held to three hits and zero runs.

GCL Cardinals (Rookie): Did not play

DSL Cardinals (Rookie): Did not play

The big club is only one game back after the PIT loss so things are good for the whole organization (for the most part)! As always, PREACH ON, my friends and good luck getting back to work tomorrow.

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