The Cardinals didn’t play on Monday. They will begin a 3-game series at Busch Stadium with the New York Mets. On Tuesday it will be Luke Weaver vs Steven Matz, Wednesday finds Michael Wacha on the hill and Thursday will be Carlos Martinez.
MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS
Memphis won 3-0 as Austin Gomber struck out 16 batters eight innings of work. He also allowed six hits and no runs. The game started with the only three runs of the game coming off the bats of the first three in the Redbirds lineup.
NOTE: Gomber is on the same rotation schedule as Adam Wainwright. It is possible Gomber may get the call for this one on Saturday.
Oscar Mercado doubled to begin the game. Max Schrock singled him home for a one-run lead. Yairo Munoz hit a 2-run homer and that was all the runs needed.
Springfield held on to win 6-5. John Nogowski added 3 hits and 3 RBI’s with a home run. Catcher Andrew Knizner was 2-for4 in the win. Ramon Urias was 3-for-4 with a home run.
Chris Ellis got the win with six strong innings. He was followed to the mound by Estarlin Arias, Andrew Morales, and Hector Mendoza.
Palm Beach was rained out and will play a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Peoria lost in 10 innings to Beloit. Bryan Dobzanski suffered the loss by allowing a walk and a hit in extra innings. Winston Nicasio started the contest and allowed five hits in 5.1 innings of work.
Six different players each had a single for the Chiefs as Dylan Carlson drove in the only run for Peoria. Machado, Montero, Yepez, Carlson, and Figura got the other singles.
TOP 30 PROSPECTS
1. Alex Reyes RHP — (MLB) — DL
2. Jack Flaherty RHP — (AAA)
3. Carson Kelly C — (AAA)
4. Tyler O’Neill OF — (MLB)
5. Harrison Bader, OF — (MLB)
6. Dakota Hudson, RHP — (AAA)
7. Jordan Hicks, RHP — (MLB)
8. Ryan Helsley, RHP — (AA)
9. Andrew Knizner, C — (AA) 2-for-4
10. Max Schrock, 2B — (AAA) 2-for-3 RBI
11. Randy Arozarena, OF/2B — (AAA) 1-for-4
12. Yairo Munoz, SS — (AAA) 2-for-4 2run HR
13. Oscar Mercado, OF –(AAA) 1-for-4
14. Austin Gomber, LHP — (AAA) 8IP/6H/0ER/0BB/16K
15. Junior Fernandez, RHP — (A)
16. Edmundo Sosa, SS –(AA) 0-for-4
17. Jonathan Machado, OF — (A) 1-for-5
18. Dylan Carlson, OF — (A) 1-for-4 RBI
19. Wadye Ynfante, OF — Extended spring training
20. Alvaro Seijas, RHP — (A)
21. Conner Greene, RHP — (AA)
22. Jake Woodford, RHP — (AA)
23. Connor Jones, RHP — (AAA)
24. Johan Oviedo, RHP — (A)
25. Delvin Perez, SS — Extended spring training
26. Tommy Edman, SS — (AA) 0-for-3
27. Zach Jackson, C — Extended spring training
28. Derian Gonzalez, RHP — (AA)
29. Ryan Sherriff, LHP — (MLB) — DL
30. Casey Meisner, RHP — (AA)
Players that Played Well and Not in Top 30 Prospects List
Ramon Urias (2B) 2-for-4 HR
Victor Roach (RF) 2-for-4 HR
Mike Mayers (P) 1IP/0H/0ER/0BB/1K
UNDER the RADAR
He bats right and throws right at 6″3″ 210 lbs he makes a good size for a third baseman. In 2016 ad 2017 he played exclusively in the Dominican Summer League. He moved to the Gulf Coast League last year and the Cardinals liked his game. This season he is at Low-A Peoria where he is hitting .400 and has a 4 game hit streak. He has a lifetime .271 average since he began professional baseball.
- Memphis does not play on Tuesday.
- Springfield sends Ryan Helsley (0-1, 7.47 ERA) with 6:30 home start.
- Palm Beach is at home with Jupiter and Mike O’Reilly (1-1, 2.12 ERA) on the hill.
- Peoria plays at Beloit with Jake Walsh (1-0, 2.20 ERA) starting.
QUOTE of the DAY
“I’m not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Babe Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference.” -Lou Gehrig