All aboard the Memphis shuttle! Tyler Lyons is back down after a pretty good start yesterday and Fernando Salas has been recalled after some nice outings lately. Whether Lyons actually pitches in Memphis (or even goes there before his next STL start) is another story, but our guys are on it like Allen Craig on a fastball with a man on second. And the Pirates dropped another game so YAY!
Memphis Redbirds (AAA): Won 8-2 over New Orleans
Memphis took the lead in the fifth inning over the Zephyrs, but added salt to the wound putting up a five-spot in the top of the ninth inning. Jamie Romak led the Redbirds wth four hits, a home run, and four RBI. Greg garcia, Ryan Jackson, and Justin Christian all had multi-hit games as well. Boone Whiting earned the win and Hooker and Rondon kept the sheet reatively clean from there. Memphis is now 1.0 GB of Omaha in the PCL Standings.
Springfield Cardinals (AA): Lost 8-4 to Arkansas
Springfield got up three runs early in the first inning, but it was all Arkansas from there. From the second inning, the Travelers outscored the Cardinals 8-1. Stephen Piscotty hit another home run and two other hits and Xavier Scruggs added two RBI. Tim Cooney took his lumps, giving up seven runs in six innings to take the loss.
Palm Beach Cardinals (A): Won 1-0 over Fort Myers (7 innings)
In a game that was postponed from yesterday, the Cardinals sneak away with a 1-0 win over Fort Myers. Jonathon Rodriguez was the hero, as he went 2-3 with a home run. That’s all they would need as starter Joe Cuda shut out the Miracle for five innings and Aiden Lucas shut them out in the final two innings.
Peoria Chiefs (A): Lost 4-2 to Cedar Rapids
Bruce Caldwell and Juan Herrera both went 2-4, but Peoria only mustered 3 more hits on the night. Silfredo Garcia went six innings and gave up three runs (only one ER) and took the loss.
State College Spikes (A): Won 5-3 over Williamsport (11 innings)
This one was all knotted at two heading into the 11th inning. Then the Spikes scored three in the top of the 11th to take the lead and finish the Crosscutters. Brett Wiley brought in two RBI and Steven Ramos had two hits. Carson Kelly has been on a tear lately, and came through with a run scored and an RBI. Arturo Reyes started and only allowed two runs in six innings. Jacob Booden would vulture the win away in the extra frames.
Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie): Won 2-0 over Danville
Kenneth Peoples-Walls went 2-4 and scored a run. Devante Lacy added a couple of hits as well. Nick Lomascolo pitched a gem, shutting out Danville in six innings to earn the win.
GCL Cardinals (Rookie): Won 11-6 over GCL Mets
Pretty good day with everyone but Peoria taking home the wins tonight. As always, PREACH ON, my friends!