Springfield prevails in game one of their second round playoff series behind a phenomenal outing from Carlos Martinez and some timely home runs. Let’s get to the good stuff….
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.
Springfield falls in game 4. The series goes the distance today. Win, or go home.
Springfield took an early lead and held on throughout the game to go up 2 games to 1 in the series over the Tulsa Drillers. Springfield’s bullpen looks to be a strength when they can simply lean on their top relievers.
Springfield’s offense was stymied again by Tulsa’s Josh Outman. Yes, the same pitcher who came within one strike of a no-hitter (before Oscar Taveras spoiled his bid) last week. The series is now tied 1-and-1 but Springfield will have home-field advantage in the final 3 games (should the series last that long). Details after the jump…
Batavia had to win both of the games in their double-header today to have a chance at the playoffs, but they lost both of them. Springfield, however, overcame a disappointing outing from Carlos Martinez to take game 1 of the Texas League’s North Division Series thanks to Chris Swauger‘s power display. Details after the jump…
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As we all know by now the Cardinals have called up their 2011 #1 Overall prospect from AAA Memphis to the major league bullpen for the stretch run. This move comes with very little downside roster-wise and a nice bonus for a top prospect after a good season. More after the jump.
Batavia was the only team scheduled to play a game tonight. That game was postponed. Here is a couple discussion topics in its place.
Only four teams laced upthe cleats last night and it didn’t go well for three of them. Boone Whiting was a tough luck loser despite a great start and John Gast pulled himself together with a great start of his own. Let’s get to the good stuff….
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.