photo: Anthony Shew (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)
The St. Louis Cardinals system was 0-2 on Friday. Memphis and Palm Beach were rained out and will be played on Saturday. Our Player of the Day is Springfield starter Anthony Shew, who tossed seven innings, giving up only one run on four hits, and striking out five with no walks. He was charged with a loss that was undeserved, let down by his offense.
Results for games played Friday, April 19.
This game was postponed due to rain and will be made up on Saturday as part of a doubleheader, with first pitch at 4:35 pm.
Saturday’s games: vs. Round Rock, Alex Reyes (1-0, 0.00) 4:35 CT (Game 1), Austin Gomber (1-0, 4.70) (Game 2)
The Cardinals were blanked by the Naturals in Springdale on Friday. The Springfield offense was shut down by Naturals pitchers, as they scattered only four hits. The only extra base hit was a double off the bat of Evan Mendoza. Mendoza also singled to go 2-for-4. Chris Chinea and Jose Godoy each singled. The only other offensive happening occurred when Dylan Carlson was picked off first base.
Starter Anthony Shew pitched very well but still took the loss. Shew went seven innings and gave up only one run on four hits, while striking out five. Jacob Patterson closed out the game with a scoreless eighth.
The Cardinals went to 5-11 on the season and 0-9 on the road with this loss. They are 3-6 in one-run games.
Saturday’s game: at NW Arkansas, Williams Perez (1-1, 9.75) 6:05 CT.
This game was postponed due to rain and wind and will be made up on Saturday as part of a doubleheader, with first pitch at 4:30 pm.
Saturday’s games: vs. St. Lucie, Johan Oviedo (2-0, 2.25) 4:30 CT (Game 1), TBA (Game 2)
The Chiefs lost a close contest at Community Field in Burlington. Starter Diego Cordero had a good outing, going 6 1/3 innings while giving up only one run on six hits. The left-hander fanned five and walked one.
Bullpen failure cost Peoria the win. With the score 2-1 in in favor of the Chiefs, Sebastian Tabata relieved Cordero in the seventh and closed the inning. Tabata returned to start the eighth and walked the first batter, who stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Tabata struck out the second hitter, but what followed was a second walk, another wild pitch, and a third walk. With the bases loaded, Tabata issued his fourth walk and a run scored to tie the game. A fifth walk gave Burlington the lead. Tabata was replaced by Thomas St. Clair. A sac fly scored the third run of the inning, charged to Tabata, before St. Clair secured the third out. Tabata was charged with the loss.
The Chiefs offense entered the fifth inning behind 1-0. Brandon Riley led off with a walk and Zach Jackson reached on an error. Delvin Perez grounded into a force out and Riley scored to tie the game.
The Chiefs briefly took the lead in the eighth after Lars Nootbaar drew a walk and Nolan Gorman singled. Leandro Cedeño was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Nootbaar scored on Brendan Donovan’s sac fly.
In the ninth, with the Chiefs down 4-2, Jackson’s solo home run to right to brought the Chiefs to within, but that is how it ended.
Riley stole his second base of the season and had an outfield assist. Delvin Perez committed a throwing error, his fourth miscue of 2019.
The loss took the Chiefs to 5-10 on the season.
Saturday’s game: at Burlington, Kyle Leahy (0-0, 0.00) 5:00 CT.
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