Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 9/20/17

The Memphis Redbirds finished their historic season with a loss in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Jacob Wilson doubled in two runs.

Results from the game played Tuesday, September 19th.

Memphis 3 vs. Durham 5      

Jacob Wilson (USA TODAY Sports Images)

The Pacific Coast League Champion Memphis Redbirds came up short in their one-game quest for the Triple-A National Championship, falling to the International League-winning Durham Bulls (TB), 5-3, at Scranton, PA Tuesday evening.

The Redbirds built a 3-1 lead midway through four, but the lead unraveled in the bottom of the frame.  Reliever Josh Zeid, who took the mound after starter Dakota Hudson was given a quick hook by manager Stubby Clapp, proceeded to jam the sacks full on a hit by pitch, single and walk before surrendering a two-out grand slam to Bulls’ second baseman, Kean Wong, brother of the Cardinals’ Kolten. During the regular season, Zeid led the Redbirds in long balls allowed with 18.

Hudson’s three-inning stint consisted of one run yielded on four hits, two walks and a sac fly.  He fanned five. Rowan Wick, Mark Montgomery, Miguel Socolovich and Mike Mayers each tossed a scoreless frame, but the offense did not score again.

Memphis’ offense was held to six hits with Tyler O’Neill and Wilfredo Tovar garnering two apiece.  O’Neill singled twice in five at bats, touching home once out of the two hole while Tovar went 2-for-4 in the eight spot.  The only hit to go for extra bases was Jacob Wilson’s two-run double in the first that scored O’Neill and Adolis Garcia (hit-by-pitch). Right fielder Garcia also threw out Wong at third base.

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