Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 8/26/17

photo: Andrew Summerville (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system endured a 1-7 Friday. Our Player of the Day is State College starting pitcher Andrew Summerville, who pitched seven scoreless, one hit innings in the Spikes’ victory over Williamsport.

Results for games played Friday, August 25.

Memphis 2 at Iowa 4

The Redbirds were defeated in a close contest in Des Moines for the second night in a row.  Starter Dakota Hudson was tagged with his first loss with Memphis, pitching six innings and giving up four runs on five hits.  The right hander struck out one and walked three.  Miguel Socolovich and Sean Gilmartin each added a scoreless inning of relief.

Luke Voit plated a run in the fourth on a ground out.  Nick Martini doubled in the other run in the ninth.  Voit was 2-for-4 on the night. Harrison Bader stole his 14th base in 22 attempts.

The Redbirds are 84-48 on the season and are in first place in the PCL Southern by 21 games.  Memphis has already clinched the Division.

Saturday’s game:  at Iowa, Jack Flaherty (6-2, 2.69) 7:08 CT.

Springfield 1 at NW Arkansas 4

Zac Gallen (Palm Beach Cardinals)

The Cardinals fell to NW Arkansas on the road on Friday night, as the bats went virtually silent.  Only one Cardinals run came across the plate, and it was on a wild pitch in the fourth inning.  The offense managed seven hits, including doubles by Eliezer Alvarez and Anthony Garcia.

Starter Zac Gallen pitched six innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on six hits.  The right hander struck out five and walked two.  Corey Littrell was charged with two runs on three hits in his one inning of relief.  Landon Beck tossed a scoreless eighth. Gallen was tagged with the hard-luck loss.

Darren Seferina stole his 10th base in 12 attempts.  Alvarez made a missed catch error, and Jacob Wilson committed a fielding error.

The Cardinals are 73-57 overall, including 38-21 in the second half and remain tied for first place in the Texas League North.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Tulsa, TBA 6:10 CT

Palm Beach 2, St. Lucie 6

Ramon Santos (Johnson City Cardinals)

The Mets’ late inning surge coincided with a fade from the Cardinals bullpen.  Starter Ramon Santos pitched well, going 6 1/3 innings, giving up one run on eight hits.  The right hander struck out four and walked one.  Ian McKinney tossed one inning of relief in which he gave up two runs on two hits. McKinney took the loss.  Dailyn Martinez surrendered three runs in his one inning and was charged with the blown save.  Ross Vance got the last two outs of the ninth.

Cardinals bats scored two runs despite just five hits.  Jose Godoy was 2-for-3 and drove in both Palm Beach runs.  Thomas Spitz was caught stealing for the fourth time in 15 attempts.

Godoy had a passed ball. Spitz and Vince Jackson each had an outfield assist.

The Cardinals are 70-55 overall and 30-27 in the second half, which puts them seven games back of first place in the FSL South.

Saturday’s game:  vs. St. Lucie, Connor Jones (7-5. 4.15) 4:30 CT.

Peoria 2, Kane County 3

Evan Kruczynski (Peoria Chiefs)

The Chiefs lost a squeaker to Kane County on Friday night with a run in the eighth.  The bats managed two runs on eight hits, including doubles by Juan Yepez and Mick Fennell.  Yepez was a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI.  Yepez drove in his run on a single in the eighth. Fennell’s double plated one in the seventh.

Chiefs’ starter Evan Kruczynski pitched seven innings, giving up one run on four hits, while fanning eight and walking one.  Dewin Perez surrendered two runs, one earned, in 1/3 of an inning and took the loss.  Bryan Dobzanski pitched the final 1 2/3 scoreless innings.

In the field, Perez committed a fielding error.

The Chiefs are 61-69 overall and 31-29 in the second half to put them eight games back of first place in the Midwest League West for the second half.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Kane County, Frederis Parra (3-6, 4.32) 6:30 CT.

State College 2, Williamsport 0

Andrew Summerville (State College Spikes)

The Spikes shut out Williamsport on Friday.  Starter Andrew Summerville pitched seven scoreless innings to earn his fourth win of the season.  The left hander allowed only one run, while fanning seven and walking two.  Robbie Gordon tossed the final two run-free innings to earn his second save.

The Spikes scored in the first on a sac fly by Bryce Denton.  The other run came home in the sixth on a Yariel Gonzalez single.  Gonzalez was 2-for-3.  Edwin Figuera was 3-for-4.

Scott Hurst stole his fifth base of the season in seven attempts, but was also caught stealing for the third time in eight attempts.  Both occurred in the same inning.  Zach Kirtley made a fielding error.  Summerville picked two runners off first base.

The Spikes are 33-30 and are three games back of first place in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Williamsport, Johan Oviedo (1-2, 5.22) 6:05 CT.

Johnson City 6, Greeneville 9

Jake Dahlberg (Johnson City Cardinals)

The Cardinals fell to the Astros Friday night at home.  Starter Franyel Casadilla did not have a good night on the mound.  Casadilla gave up eight runs, seven earned, on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.  The right hander fanned three and walked two to suffer his sixth loss of the season.  Juan Alvarez followed with 2 2/3 innings of relief, surrendering one run on three hits.  Jake Dahlberg tossed the final three scoreless innings.

The Cardinals scored all six runs across the third and fourth innings.  In the third, one came home on a wild pitch, while two more came home on Luis Bandes’ single.  In the fourth, Jonathan Rivera doubled in a run.  Irving Lopez’ sac fly plated one, and another came home on a wild pitch.  No Johnson City batters had multiple hits.

Bandes and Brady Whalen each committed a fielding error.

The Cardinals are 33-27 on the season. They are 2.5 games back of first place in the Appalachian League West and have a one-game lead in the wild card.

Saturday’s game:  at Princeton, Edwar Ramirez (3-6, 6.62) 6:00 CT.

GCL Cardinals 3 at GCL Astros 4 (seven innings, Game 1 DH)

Jonatan Machado (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The Cardinals were edged by the Astros in a game shortened by rain.  It was the first of a doubleheader, with the second cancelled due to the weather.  The Cardinals offense managed three runs on eight hits.  Center fielder Jonatan Machado was a perfect 3-for-3 and drove in all three runs with a sixth-inning double.  Dariel Gomez was 2-for-3.

Winston Nicacio pitched the first inning, allowing no runs and no hits.  Angel Rondon followed with four innings, surrendering four runs, two earned, on eight hits and took the loss.  Cory Malcom tossed a scoreless seventh.

Catcher Cameron Knight had a throwing error and a passed ball.

The Cardinals are 23-24 on the season and are 5.5 games back of first place in the GCL East.

Saturday’s game:  Off.

DSL Cardinals 4, DSL Nationals 10

The Cardinals were pounded by the Nationals on Friday.  Cardinals pitching had a tough day at the park, with starter Dionis Zamora suffering his fourth loss of the season.  Zamora went three innings, giving up four runs on eight hits, while striking out one and walking one.   Hector Soto followed with two innings, surrendering two runs on four hits.  Wilman Madera relinquished four runs in his 2 2/3 innings of work. Only Anthony Trompiz put up a zero in his 1 1/3 innings.

The Cardinals offense scored four runs on eight hits.  The first run came on a fielding error in the second inning.  Victor Garcia doubled in a run in the sixth and another came home on a hit by pitch.  The final run was plated on a Diomedes Del Rio groundout. Raffy Ozuna was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.  Ivan Herrera was 2-for-4.

Carlos Soler had an outfield assist.

The Cardinals are 29-40 on the season and are 19.5 games back of first place in the DSL South.

Saturday’s game:  at DSL Nationals, TBA 9:30 a.m. CT.

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