Wednesday Org Report and Crisp Homers
Cardinals affiliates went 5-2 on Wednesday, including the Chiefs 2-1 win over Cedar Rapids for their fourth straight victory. Triple-A Memphis had an off day.
St. Louis got a comeback win in Colorado to take top prospect Marco Gonzales off the hook for the loss in his major league debut. Gonzales cruised through three innings before allowing five runs in the fourth. He tossed another shutout inning in the fifth and came out having allowed seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts. The Cards then scored eight of the game’s final nine runs for a 9-6 win as Trevor Rosenthal nailed down his 23rd save. The power surge continued for Matt Adams, who hit his ninth home run and third of the series.
Double-A Springfield was leading their game with Corpus Christi 3-0 into the sixth before giving up seven runs over the next three innings and fell 7-4. Aldemys Diaz and Cody Stanley each had three hits. Former Chief Breyvic Valera made his Double-A debut by going 1-3 with a run and a walk.
Advanced-A Palm Beach gave up two runs in the first inning but nothing else, and used a four-run eighth to defeat Charlotte 5-2. Former Chief Silfredo Garcia got a no decision after five innings, while another former Chief, Dixon Llorens, picked up his seventh save. Two more former Chiefs, Charlie Tilson and Nick Martini, each had three hits. Tilson fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.
Short Season-A State College had a furious comeback against Jamestown, scoring five runs between the fifth and eighth inning to send the game into extras, but fell by an 8-7 score in 12. Rowan Wick crushed two more homers to give him nine in 13 games. Jeff Rauh, a member of the Chiefs earlier this season, tossed three scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.93.
Rookie-A Johnson City took a 9-4 win at Bristol by scoring seven times in the eighth inning. Blake Drake, a 2014 draft pick, had two hits to raise his average to .429 and stole his third base. Another 2014 draftee, Landon Beck, tossed four scoreless innings in the start, allowing one hit with four walks and five strikeouts.
The Gulf Coast League Cardinals got a 5-4 win over the GCL Nationals to improve to 4-1.
Former Chief Coco Crisp continued to produce since coming off the disabled list. He finished 3-5 with two RBI and this solo homer in Oakland’s 8-5 win over the Mets.