Memphis vs. San Antonio, Genesis Cabrera (2-3, 6.35) 6:35 CT.
Springfield at Arkansas, Johan Oviedo (1-0, 4.98) 2:10 CT.
Palm Beach at Charlotte, Perry DellaValle (2-2, 1.88) 11:30 am CT.
Peoria at Cedar Rapids, Michael Brettell (1-0, 1.35) 2:05 CT.
Julio Rodriguez is the early favorite for player of the day, 3 hits, 3 rbis. It will be interesting to see if they promote him to Springfield, and see if he can adapt. With all due respect to Knizner and Hererra, I have always wondered if he might not be the best catching prospect we have. Better defensively at this point than the other 2, and hits quite a bit better than Ortega. No matter what happens, I cannot remember having more catching prospects than now. We were searching for Yadis heir apparent for 10 years. Even trading Kelly hasn’t thinned prospects out.
In his start for Memphis tonight, TCN's no. 5 #stlcards prospect Ryan Helsley threw three hitless innings. Two walks, two strikeouts and one unearned run allowed. Only 23 of 45 his pitches went for strikes.
Cabrera’s last two starts have been very good. Woodford’s last two were not good. Ponce de Leon is still walking too many and not going beyond about five innings. Gomber seemed the best choice, but is injured.
Memphis' bullpen failure wasted Player of the Day Adolis Garcia’s single, double & triple on a 1-3 Sunday across the #stlcards system. Palm Beach flipped the script with a 5-run 9th inning comeback. Peoria was blown out and Springfield lost an early lead. https://t.co/KI6taL9azDpic.twitter.com/2v9b2xbOJx