Friday’s Org Report and Former Chief Recap
Big day for the Cardinals organization on Friday as they went 4-1 including a blow-out win in State College’s season opener. The St. Louis Cardinals started a three-game series with the Nationals with a 1-0 victory fueled by Lance Lynn’s incredible performance on the mound en route to his seventh win of the season. He went eight innings, gave up only two hits, walked none, and struck out eight. Matt Adams returned from the DL and launched his fourth home run of the year in his first at-bat. Below is Lynn’s dominating performance and Adams’ solo shot:
Memphis got off to a rough start trailing 3-0 early, but a three-run homer by Xavier Scruggs in the sixth would knot the game at three. The game remained tied until the top of the ninth when Eric Fornataro gave up the game-winning unearned run and Memphis lost the opening game of their series with Reno 4-3. Here is the Game Story.
Springfield notched a narrow victory 2-1 over NW Arkansas, much thanks to dominant pitching by Marco Gonzales. Gonzales garnered his second win of the season after allowing only two hits, walking none, and fanning a season-high ten batters over six innings of work. Springfield brought out their top relievers to close this one out as Ryan Sherriff, Justin Wright, and Joe Donofrio (all of their ERA’s are below 2.00) each tossed a scoreless inning. Below is Gonzales’ filthy 10th strikeout:
The Florida State League is in the midst of their All-Star break and will not play until Monday. Former Chiefs Kyle Helisek, Charlie Tilson, and Breyvic Valera will be playing the the All-Star Game tonight at 7:05 EST.
State College blew out Williamsport 10-3 in their season opener. Rowan Wick made State College history by becoming the only player to hit two home runs in a season debut, and was only the eighth State College player ever to hit two homers in a single game. Former Chief Jake Stone was walked twice and scored two runs. Here is the recap.
DJ LeMahieu and Albert Pujols had the only RBI for Former Chiefs in the majors on Friday. LeMahieu was one for four with a run scored and a RBI while Pujols was one for four with a two-run single. Prior to last night, Pujols had not produced a RBI in a week.