With the revolving door from Memphis to St. Louis now in full effect (a few years after it should have started I might add), and Garcia and Freese making solid contributions to the team as starters I pose this question:
Who is the next ‘big impact’ guy likely to come from the system? Will it be this season and if not, then when?
We’ve got a full slate on the DFR, so let’s get to it.
- Reuben Gotay, Mark Hamilton, Daniel Descalso, Allen Craig and the Enigma Evan MacLane all hit singles.
- Sugar Shane Robinson went 2-for-4 with a 2B.
- Evan MacLane took the loss going 7 IP with 6 H, 4 R (2 ER), 2 BB and 5 K.
- Josh Kinney pitched the 8th, recording a strikeout in the perfect frame.
- Pete Kozma went 1-for-3 with a 2B, R and BB.
- Andrew Brown and Aaron Luna both had a hit.
- James Rapoport went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
- Curt Smith went 1-for-3 with no windmills.
- David Kopp went 6 strong innings, striking out 6, walking 3 and giving up only 4 hits.
- Then the wheels came off the wagon.
- Blake King, who picked up a hold, yielded 2 ER on a walk and then a HR while retiring only 1 batter.
- Thomas Eager followed, taking the blown save by giving up a hit and a walk in 1.2 IP.
- Eduardo Sanchez was tagged with loss despite not giving up a hit, walking 1 only for
- Matt Meyer to give up a 3-run HR in the 9th, putting his line at 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R (0ER) 1 BB.
- D’Marcus Ingram led the game off with a solo HR, because legally a 2-run shot wasn’t allowed. He also picked up a single.
- Ryan Jackson, Niko Vasquez, Ryde Rodriguez, Devin Shepard and Robert Stock all had singles.
- Edgar Lara had a double and RBI, but also struck out 3 times.
- Scott Shneider went 5 IP, giving up 3 H and 1 R (unearned) walking 3 and striking out 5. He was in line for the win.
- Unfortunately Deryk Hooker took the double whammy of a blown save and a loss with a 3IP, 4 H (1HR), 3 ER, 2 BB and 3 K.
- Tommy Pham went 1-phor-phour with a stolen base.
- Matthew Carpenter was 1-for-3 with a 2B and 2 R.
- Tony Cruz went 2-for-3 with a 3-run HR.
- Alex Castellanos was 1-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
- Arquimedes Nieto, shockingly not a graduate of Syracuse, struck out 6 in 6.2 IP for the win. He gave up 4 H, 2 ER and 3 BB.
- Joel (Luc) Pichardo gave up a hit and struckout 3 in his 1.1 IP.
- Francisco Samuel walked 1 on his way to striking out the side in his inning of work.