Wednesday Game Recaps; Donaldson and Harrison Enjoy Big Games
Wednesday was a successful day for the Cardinals and their affiliates. The organization went 3-1 and unfortunately, the only loss belonged to the Chiefs. Triple-A Memphis got to enjoy an off day and will begin a home series with the Nashville Sounds tonight.
The parent club got an 11 inning victory in Kansas City. Matt Carpenter looks like he’s returning to his 2013 form by going 5-5 with two doubles, one of which brought in the game-winning run. Adam Wainwright took a shutout into the ninth before faltering and had to settle for a no decision. You can read the Cardinals postgame recap here.
Kyle Hald was the first of three pitchers to combine for a 3-0 shutout for Double-A Springfield in their win over Arkansas. Hald went 6 2/3 innings on four hits with four strikeouts before giving way to Lee Stoppelman and Justin Wright to complete the shutout. Former Chief Patrick Wisdom contributed with a two-run home run. Click here for their game story.
While the St. Louis Cardinals were busy getting an extra-inning road win, the Palm Beach Cardinals got a walk-off win against Clearwater, by scoring three times in the bottom of the ninth for a 4-3 victory. In last night’s game, Palm Beach had eight former Chiefs in their starting lineup, but it was the most recent player to leave Peoria- Jimmy Bosco- that scored the game-winning run. His first hit for his new team came in the ninth and he moved to second on a wild pitch before scoring on Charlie Tilson’s single to cap a terrific comeback. You can read all about the exciting win here.
Former Chiefs Josh Donaldson and Josh Harrison each enjoyed a big game last night as well. Donaldson crushed his 16th home run of the season at Yankee Stadium, which gave the A’s a 5-4 lead in an eventual 7-4 Oakland win.
Harrison, the Former Chief of the Day, has solidified himself as the Pirates leadoff hitter. He finished yesterday 3-4 and all three hits went for extra bases. After lining out in his first at bat, he tripled with two outs but was stranded. He then doubled in a run in the fifth and doubled again in the eighth, but was left on the bases both times as the Pirates fell 3-2 despite allowing just one hit.