Palm Beach and Quad Cities both fell victim to the weather as their games were rained out. The other two teams that did play sent top prospects to the mound and both delivered. Matt Adams provided all the offense the Memphis would need to get Shelby Miller the win. Trevor Rosenthal allowed only one hit in six innings as he helped Springfield to a victory.
Springfield posted the only win on the night; it took 11 innings to get it done. John Gast was strong on the mound for the Cardinals. Despite losses by all the other farm teams, Jonathan Cornelius posted a great start for Quad Cities and Shane Robinson got off to a fast start after being sent down to Memphis. On to the good stuff….
John Gast and Oscar Taveras deliver the goods for Springfield in a win and Memphis loses a thirteen inning marathon. Seth Maness hits a speed bump in the form of the Lakeland Flying Tigers and Quad Cities loses despite a Roberto De La Cruz homer. On to the good stuff….
Carlos Martinez, Mike O’Neill and Jonathan Rodriguez power Palm Beach to the system’s only victory. Tyrell Jenkins pitched in a losing effort for the River Bandits. He recorded 10 of his 18 outs via the strikeout, once again demonstrating why those of us who follow the minor leagues are excited about the guy.
Oscar Taveras hit his 7th homerun of the season in a Springfield victory and Jonathan Rodriguez continued his hot street while helping Palm Beach to a victory. Quad Cities was swept in a double header despite Tyrell Jenkins’ solid start and his penchant for missing bats.
The organization’s top two pitching prospects were on the mound tonight but were upstaged by Springfield starter Michael Blazek and Quad Cities starter Dail Villanueva. On the hitting side, Allen Craig makes a case for immediate activation from the DL, Oscar Taveras continues his assault on the Texas League, and Virgil Hill has a coming out party.
The night was marked by three stud pitching prospects performing well. The farm, however, went 1-3 overall.
Memphis put together a strong all around performance that culminated in a win. Springfield was dominated by a top pitching prospect and Allen Craig makes an appearance in a Palm Beach loss. Finally, Quad Cities has an offensive explosion but Mr. Jenkins didn’t need much as he pitched the team to his first victory of the young season.
As yesterday’s poll indicated, strong starting pitching was the theme of the day. The organization saw very strong performances from all four starting pitchers, though the bullpen let Memphis down. Strong pitching and some offense from Palm Beach resulted in an organizational record of 3-1 on the night.