The S-Cards made some moves today, sending my talisman Arqiumedes Nieto and his bag of inventions back to Palm Beach giving the open rotation spot to Ryan Kulik.
An old friend returns as Jose Martinez returns to active baseball for the first time in 2 years. He appeared for the GCL Cardinals on August 22nd and tonight and so far has gone 2-7. Welcome back Jose!
Batavia had the ol’ doubleheader rained out. Let’s play 3 tomorrow?
- Brandon Dickson went almost the whole way for the Redbirds going 8.2 innings. He allowed a bunch of hits (9) but struck out 8 and walked only 1 giving up 2 runs. I’ve liked the results this year, but at this point Dickson is who he is. He’s a heavy ground-ball pitcher that has continued to have around 8 K/9 in the upper minor leagues. Consider me intrigued to see him against MLB hitters in Spring Training or otherwise.
- Chuckie Fick picked up the last out.
- Mark Hamilton had a double, a HR and two walks.
- Nick Stav was 4-5 with a HR.
- Amaury Cazana didn’t need a bat to hit a HR, but he used one anyway, just to try to fit in.
- Dan Descalso had two hits, one a double.
- David Kopp had a chaotic line to say the least giving up 11 hits and 4 runs in 4.1 innings.
- Tom Eager, Ramon Delgado pitched the next 3.2 innings.
- Blake King continued to pile up the Ks with another 2 in 1 inning.
- Matt Carpenter had another 2 hits. Yawn. Good yawn.
- X-man went 1-2 with 2 walks.
- Scott Schneider’s early season blockbuster success has given way to a serious fall back to earth. He only went 3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits and striking only 2.
- Joel Pichardo picked up the pieces over the next 3.2.
- The only offense for the PB-Cards was CJ Beatty’s first PB HR. He also walked.
- Ryde Rodriguez and Richard Racobaldo both doubled.
- Eric Fornataro allowed 3 runs in 5.2 innings and took the loss.
- Daniel Calhoun pitched 2.1 shutout innings after coming in with 2 on. He struck out 2.
- 21-year old Raniel Rosario had a HR and a walk. He is on his second league this year after graduating leagues this offseason. He’s OPSing over 1.000 in QC. Name to keep an eye on. He was all of QC’s offense tonight.
- Cale Johnson and Trevor Rosenthal combined on the shutout. Johnson struck out 3 and allowed 2 hits in 7 innings. Rosenthal struck out 2 and allowed 2 hits in 2 innings.
- Reggie Williams, the Cardinals 10th round draft pick had the game’s only run with a solo HR.
- That’s it. That’s the list.