Down on the Farm: First Place Redbirds Edition

So. Many. Roster. Moves. Michael Blazek back down to Memphis and Michael Wacha sent “officially” to Springfield. No word on whether Wacha will actually pitch for the SPR Cardinals. Wacha and Blazek are expected to be back Tuesday. Congrats to Lee Stoppleman and Jose Almarante on their call-ups to Memphis from Springfield. Vance Albitz has been struggling at the dish so he goes back to Springfield. Sam Freeman is back with the big club. Hopefully you kept that all straight, because I’m sure it’ll all change again tomorrow haha.

Memphis Redbirds (AAA): Won 2-1 over New Orleans

Say hello to your FIRST PLACE REDBIRDS! Yep, with an Omaha loss and Martinez pitching to his Little Pedro nickname (7 IN, 1 R, 9 SO), Memphis has tied Omaha in the PCL standings. The game was tied going into the ninth, and with Adron Chambers on third, Jermaine Curtis hit a go-ahead sac-fly to take the lead. Rondon closed out the game and the Redbirds moved up in the standings.

Springfield Cardinals (AA): Lost 6-4 to Arkansas

Springfield got off to a hot start, leading 4-1 after three innings. But Arkansas scored five unanswered runs to top the Cardinals. Stephen Piscotty had two hits, including a double, and two RBI. Cody Stanley and Luis Mateo also added two hits each. Anthony Ferrera started and gave up five runs in five innings with five walks and five strikeouts to take the loss.

Palm Beach Cardinals (A): Lost 1-0 to Charlotte

Charlie Tilson went 2-4 with a triple and Patrick Wisdom kept his hitting streak alive at nine games. PB couldn’t score, and though Ryan Sheriff had a great start, pitching 7.2 innings, he gave up one run that ultimately dommed the Cardinals.

Peoria Chiefs (A): Lost 3-2 to Clinton

Nick Martini was led the Chiefs with two doubles in five ABs, driving in one RBI. Jordan Walton went 2-4 as well. Peoria starter Mike Mayers gave up all three Clinton runs in the second inning and took the loss.

State College Spikes (A): Won 8-2 over Jamestown (7 innings)

A three-run third inning and a five-run fourth inning propelled the Spikes to an easy win. Jimmy Bosco went 2-3 with two doubles and two runs scored. Alex De Leon had two hits, two runs and went deep for a home run. Andrew Pierce allowed one run in six innings to earn the win in a shortened game.

Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie): Lost 6-3 vs Burlington

Kenneth Peoples-Walls with another nice game, driving in two RBI and two hits in three ABs. That’s just about all the offense JC would get as Ronnierd Garcia knocked in the other JC run. Alexander Reyes went five innings, gave up three runs and took the loss. Anderson Gerdel gave up the other three for JC.

GCL Cardinals (Rookie): Cancelled

No game for the big club tonight and the Pirates lost so the Cardinals have a full one game lead on the Buccos. As always, PREACH ON, my friends!


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