Down on the Farm: August 20, 2013

It didn’t take long for Kotlen Wong to dust off the Major League jitters, huh? One night after getting a couple infield hits and steals, he got three hits, and though he made the last out of the game, he nearly killed the pitcher. This kid is gonna be alright. Here’s what happened for those still waiting for their shot.

Memphis Redbirds (AAA): Won 4-0 over Omaha

Jamie Romak had two hits and two runs scored. Chad Huffman had a double and two RBI. Nick Additon was a stud, only allowing two hits in seven innings. Keith Butler and Sam Freeman kept the goose egg on the board for Omaha.

Springfield Cardinals (AA): Lost 21-6 to NW Arkansas

Nope, this wasn’t a football game. This was a good old-fashioned minor league scoring fest (at least for NW Arkansas). On the plus side, Stephen Piscotty hit a home run and even robbed a home run but the pitching couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain.

Peoria Chiefs (A): Lost 8-3 to Cedar Rapids

Peoria was held to just five hits, and for the first time in what feels like forever, Charlie Tilson didn’t hit one. Starter Chris Perry got rocked for eight runs in just over three innings.

State College Spikes (A): Won 10-4 over Williamsport

Steven Ramos, Cesar Valera and Brett Wiley set the table, and David Washington and Ronald Castillo drove them in all night. 15 hits cut down the crosscutters and put the Spikes in a tie for the best record in the NY-Penn League. Andrew Pierce didn’t start, but went four innings and got the win.

Johnson City Cardinals (A): Postponed (Rain)

Palm Beach Cardinals (A): Postponed (Rain) – Currently losing 4-2 to St. Lucie

This game will be finished tomorrow afternoon.

GCL Cardinals (Rookie): Lost 13-10 to GCL Mets

DSL Cardinals (Rookie): Postponed (Rain)

Well rain can’t wash away this column, so PREACH ON, my friends!

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