Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 7/12/17

Results from games played Tuesday, July 11th.

Memphis – off     

Carson Kelly (USA TODAY Sports Images)

The Redbirds are in the midst of the Pacific Coast League All-Star break.  The Triple-A All-Star Game will take place on Wednesday, July 12th, at 8:00 pm CT at Cheney Field, home of the Tacoma Rainiers (SEA).  Three Memphis players, catcher Carson Kelly, lefty reliever Ryan Sherriff and right-handed starter Luke Weaver, were named to the team, with Weaver having since been promoted to St. Louis, then returned.

Wednesday’s game:  off

Springfield – off

Fresh off a 6-4 home stand versus two South Division rivals, second-place Springfield (10-8) heads out on a brief four-game road trip to fourth-place Arkansas (SEA).

Wednesday’s game:  at Arkansas (8-10), 7:10 pm CT, Dakota Hudson (7-3, 2.63)

Palm Beach – off

Third-place Palm Beach (10-8) will try to halt a four-game losing skid as they begin a three-game series with fourth-place Jupiter (MIA) at Roger Dean Stadium.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Jupiter (9-9), 6:30 pm ET, Jake Woodford (5-4. 2.96)

Peoria – off

Second-place Peoria (11-8) opens a six-game home stand versus Eastern Division foes, Lake County (CLE) and Fort Wayne (SD).

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Lake County (9-9), 7:00 pm CT, Ian Oxnevad (3-8, 4.11)

State College 0 at Tri-City 7

Joshua Lopez (Johnson City Cardinals)

The Spikes (11-10) were blanked by Tri-City, 7-0, in the road series opener Tuesday evening.

All five runs charged to Anthony Shew (L, 2-2) over 6 2/3 came in the third, two of them products of a home run.  The righty gave up seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts.  Noel Gonzalez allowed two runs on a hit and three walks in 1 1/3.

The visitors were limited to five hits in all, three by catcher Joshua Lopez, who doubled once in four at bats.  He was also charged with his fourth passed ball of 2017.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Tri-City (8-12) (HOU), 7:00 pm ET, Sam Tewes (1-2, 4.84)

Johnson City – off

Johnson City (8-11) hosts Bristol (PIT) for three before beginning a six-game road trip.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Bristol (5-14), 7:00 pm ET, Edwar Ramirez (1-2, 6.32)

GCL Cardinals 3 at GCL Astros 4

Jonatan Machado (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The Gulf Birds (6-7) could not recover from an early deficit, falling to the GCL Astros, 4-3.

Starter Brian Pirela (L, 0-2) was bitten by the long ball, surrendering a two-run blast in the first plus solo shots in the third and fourth.  The righty went five innings in all, permitting seven hits and two free passes.

A quartet of relievers shared the final four frames.  Chris Hunt and Enrique Perez each tossed a one-two-three inning but Jim Voyles got into trouble by walking two after retiring his first two faced.  Patrick Dayton cleaned up the mess by inducing a 6-4 force out.

The GCL Cardinals generated six hits, with Jonatan Machado the only player having more than one.  In his 2017 debut, the center fielder singled twice in four at bats, scoring once.  Catcher Robbie Coman’s only hit in three at bats was his first professional home run.  Shortstop Delvin Perez had a rough day in his first game back in the GCL after being sent down from Johnson City, going hitless in five at bats with three strikeouts.

Wednesday’s game: off

DSL Cardinals 2 vs. DSL Yankees 1

Enmanuel Solano spun seven frames of shutout ball as the DSL Cardinals (13-19) slipped past the DSL Yankees, 2-1.

Solano (W, 2-0) had a perfect game through six and faced just two over the minimum overall.  The seventh was a bit rocky, however, after the 18-year-old Dominican right-hander issued a free pass to his first batter and line drive single to left to his second.  But Solano escaped via a force out at third, pop out and ground out.

Roy Garcia gave up a single and walk and was charged with an unearned tally when a steal of third resulted in a throwing error by catcher Ivan Herrera, allowing the lead runner to come home.  Dionis Zamora survived a two-out single and wild pitch for his fifth save.

The home team capitalized on three Yankees’ miscues to score unearned runs in the third and seventh.  First baseman Cristhian Longa generated almost all of his team’s offense, going 4-for-4, but did not figure in the scoring.

Wednesday’s game:  at DSL Yankees (14-18), 10:30 am ET, Wilfredo Pereira (0-4, 3.00)

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