April 17, 2019 at 8:58 am #87800
Memphis vs. San Antonio – Daniel Ponce de Leon
Springfield vs. Tulsa (AM) – Casey Meisner
Palm Beach at Lakeland – Perry DellaValle
Peoria vs. Clinton (afternoon) – Alvaro SeijasApril 17, 2019 at 9:30 am #87804April 17, 2019 at 10:12 am #87813
Billings seems to be the airplane shuttle from EST to Springfield. This doesn’t bode well for him once short-season starts imo.April 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm #87854
And Billings shows that I’m a fool with a 3-run homer for Springfield as they tried to mount a comeback in the 7th. Meisner put the Cards in the hole early in often as he was shelled for 5 home runs and 6 runs total.
Montero came to the plate in the bottom of the 9th with 2 on and 2 out and he struck out to complete an 0-for-5 day. Springfield loses 7-10.
April 17, 2019 at 2:38 pm #87860
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In the Peoria game Jacob Schlesener appears to have been removed from the Chiefs rotation as he come into the 7th out of the bullpen and proceeded to walk all 4 batters he faced on just 22 pitches.
Not really sure what some prognosticators saw in him in declaring him a top 30 prospect.April 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm #87863
My guess is that others were hoping he would be a late-blooming lefty, but IMO, his control had not improved enough after four years in short-season ball. He would have short bursts of success, but could not sustain. Also, by default, some watch Missouri native prospects more closely than others. This community ranked him #81 this past winter.April 18, 2019 at 6:28 am #87892
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The Chiefs waste a dandy 6 inning, 4 hit, 1 run, 9 K and 1 BB performance from Venezuelan starter, Alvaro Seijas, by yielding five 7th inning runs, en route to an 8-5 setback to Clinton’s upstart LumberKing squad. Rogersville, Mo. native Jacob Schlesener being the main culprit of the 7th inning meltdown by issuing 4 consecutive free passes to start the inning. Enter Noel De Jesus out of the Peoria pen with the sole purpose of dousing the fire, while possibly fanning a LumberKing batter or two. However the only thing De Jesus fanned was the flames, as he surrendered 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk in his lone inning of labor. On the Chiefs offensive end of things, they banged out 11 hits, with Lars Nootbaar getting 2 of them by accomplishing the tough part of hitting for the cycle by both tripling and homering. Ivan Herrera ( HR ) and Brady Whalen also chipped in with a couple of hits, with phenom, Nolan Gorman, going 1-3 with a rbi.April 18, 2019 at 7:03 am #87897
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Herrera is off to a pretty good start with a .290/.389/.645 line, good for a 193 wRC+. Should be fun to watch him battle at Peoria as an 18 year old, as he’s right in the conversation with Gorman as a phenom in his own right.April 18, 2019 at 7:13 am #87902
The #stlcards system went 1-3 on Wednesday as Peoria and Springfield yielded 18 runs in total, Palm Beach lost a pitchers' duel despite eight shutout IP by Player of the Day Perry DellaValle, and Memphis salvaged a nail-biting home win over San Antonio. https://t.co/AAtuIUWYzH pic.twitter.com/SFHPyTdVLt
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) April 18, 2019
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