Thursday Org Recap & Former Chiefs Update
The Cardinals organization went 3-2 on the night as Memphis improved to .500 while Springfield and Palm Beach both had great outings on the hill lead them to victories. T
he Cardinals started out on the right foot as they had a 2-0 lead headed into the sixth thanks to a solid performance from Michael Wacha thus far. Things unraveled in the bottom half of the sixth as the Royals scored three runs off Wacha and would not look back from there, going on to win the ballgame 3-2. Matt Carpenter followed up his five-hit performance on Wednesday by producing another RBI in this one. John Jay had the only multi-hit night for the Cards going two for four with two runs scored. Here is the Game Recap.
Memphis notched their their 30th win of 2014 with a 7-4 victory over Nashville in their homestand opener. Former Chief Zach Petrick improved to 3-3 after allowing only three runs off four hits, struck out four, and walked four over five and a third innings of work. Scott Moore went one for four with his sixth home run of the season and three RBI; David Aardsma locked down his 11th save of the season. Memphis’ game story can be found here.
Sam Gaviglio led the way for Springfield in their 5-1 victory over Arkansas. Gaviglio followed up Wednesday’s shutout for Springfield by allowing only one run off six hits, walked none, and struck out five over six innings pitched en route to his third win of the year. Jonathan Rodriguez is tearing it up in this series thus far; he went two for four with a triple and three RBI last night and is five for eight with four RBI on the series. Former Chief Patrick Wisdom went two for four with a double. Read about their dominant win here.
Palm Beach is currently riding a three-game win streak after blowing out Clearwater 9-2 last night. Former Chief of the Day Silfredo Garcia is shutting down opponents in High-A ball. Silfredo tossed six shutout innings, in which he gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out five garnering his third win in four starts since his promotion to Palm Beach. Garcia is currently 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA; he allowed 22 runs over 29 2/3 innings for the Chiefs while he has only allowed seven runs over 23 1/3 innings for Palm Beach. Former Chief Bruce Caldwell had a huge day at the plate going three for four with a run scored and three RBI while newly promoted former Chief Jimmy Bosco went one for four, producing two RBI in just his second game with the club. Read about the strong performance here.
Former Chief Justin Bour made his major league debut for the Miami Marlins last night and did not disappoint. Bour went two for five with an RBI base hit in the seventh; the Marlins would go on to beat the Rays 11-6. Here is Bour’s first hit and his first RBI.
Former Chiefs Darwin Barney and Junior Lake each had big nights at the plate for the Cubs as they beat the Mets 7-4. Lake went one for five with a two-run triple that he tried to stretch into an inside the park home run after an errant throw to third, but was unfortunately thrown out at the plate. Barney legged two doubles and crossed the plate three times. Here is Lake’s two-run triple.