Boone Whiting leads the way with a terrific performance as Springfield advances in the Texas League playoffs, moving on to play Frisco for the pennant. Results after the jump.
Memphis and Springfield blow out their opponents with the same total while the lower minors play in close games. Michael Wacha continues to dominate in his limited playing time and Patrick Wisdom flashes some power as the minor league seasons approach their conclusions. The organization went 4-1.
Sunday was excellent for the Cardinals as they handily defeated the maligned Reds and went undefeated in the minor leagues, with the system’s two top pitching prospects excelling. Even Memphis looked like they knew how to play baseball.
Jonathan Singleton murdered Springfield, Brandon Dickson mowed down Tacoma and Palm Beach plays a double header as the system goes 2 and 5. Some solid pitching performances from soft-tossing lefties, although not without a few hits along the way.
Some good outings for Cardinals pitching prospects with encouraging performances from a couple inconsistent top prospects and another dominant performance from a consistent up-and-comer. However, Seth Blair, unfortunately, is neither of these.
Not much offense in the upper minors today, save for a homer by a certain Hawaiian. Another solid outing by Carlos Martinez, if a bit shaky in the control department, as the system goes 2-4.
The upper minors had some excellent hitting and pitching performances, including an absolute slugfest in AAA as the system goes 3-2-1.
On the day Trevor Rosenthal gets a surprise call to the majors, Springfield has no trouble hitting Yordano Ventura, Quad Cities squanders an early lead and it only takes Batavia six innings to score 13 runs as the system goes 2-2.
The Futures Game stole the top position players off the Springfield roster but Carlos Martinez didn’t seem to notice. As the major leagues enter the all-star break, the minor leagues cruise onward with a full slate of games. Not much offense to speak of but some good pitching performances, as the system goes 4-2.