I missed this in last night’s DFR, but it was mentioned by an astute commenter: Adam Daniels was released and Brandon Buckman was promoted to Springfield. I’m not sure he earned a promotion with a .260/.334/.344 line at Palm Beach, but he went 2-4 in his first outing at Springfield.
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The system played five games tonight and went 2-3. All the details are after the jump.
Memphis had the night off
- Brandon Dickson has not fared so well since his promotion to Springfield. This was his second outing and he gave up seven runs on nine hits and two walks over only 4.2 innings.
- Jon Mikrut followed up with 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up only a walk.
- Marco Gonzalez pitched a perfect 1.2 innings and Fernando Salas struck out two in the ninth to record the save.
- Donovan Solano has done well since moving up to Springfield. He was 3-5 on the night with a stolen base.
- Allen Craig was 2-3 with a home run and a pair of walks. I’ve been talking all year about how this season could determine who between Craig and Freese is the future for the Cardinals at third base. They have both acquitted themselves so well, though, that I’m not sure anything has been decided. This is a good problem to have.
- Mark Shorey was 3-5 with a double, a triple and a stolen base.
- Jose Martinez was 1-3 with a bomb.
- The offense was pretty limited – Kozma was 0-3 with a walk, and all five of Palm Beach’s hits came from two players: Nick Derba was 2-3 with a double and Antonio DeJesus was 3-3.
- Tyler Herron got the start and wasn’t terrible, but wasn’t particularly good either. He only gave up a pair of runs in 4.1 innings, but he walked four and allowed five hits. He also struck out four and committed a balk.
- Davis Billardello pitched two hitless innings, but was credited with an earned run when the one walk he gave up came around to score with Casey Mulligan pitching.
- The Casey Mulligan Experience has hit a bit or a rough patch. He had a bad outing last time and in addition to the inherited runner that he allowed to score tonight, he gave up two more of his own on two hits and two walks.
- Wayne Daman pitched a scoreless inning.
- Not a pretty game. My guess is that Erik showed up an jinxed the team.
- Blake Murphy and Carlos Pupo were each 2-3 and Tommy Pham was 1-3.
- Richard Castillo started and was betrayed a bit by his defense (his own included as he committed one of the three errors on QC tonight). He allowed five runs but only two were earned. He gave up seven hits, a walk and struck out six over six innings.
- Cedar Rapids blew the game open against Matt Spade. He gave up five runs on four hits and a walk in one inning of work.
- Dylan Gonzalez pitched a perfect inning, striking out a pair.
- Big night for a lot of guys. Colt Sedbrook was 4-6 with a double, Jose Garcia was 2-6 with a homer and Chris Swauger was 2-4 with a homer and a walk. [deep breath]
- Jermaine Curtis was 1-2 with a walk and a stolen base, Brett Lilley was 1-2 with a double, Frederick Parejo was 3-6 with a stolen base, and Charles Cutler and Xavier Scruggs were each 2-4 with a walk, Scruggs also doubled.
- The pitching was just as good tonight, with zero walks on the evening.
- Ramon Delgado threw the first five innings and only allowed one hit while striking out seven.
- Adam Veres followed with six strikeouts over three innings and Daniel Richardson finished the game with a scoreless inning.
- Nico Vasquez overcame his StainGuard concerns to go 2-4 with a double and a stolen base.
- Alex Castellanos also doubled in going 1-3.
- Jack Cawley was 2-4.
- Randy Santos got the start and gave up three runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out six.
- Carlos Gonzalez came in, pitched an inning and got lit up to the tune of three runs on two hits and a walk.
- Joel Pichardo pitched two perfect innings, striking out three.