Johnson City made a push for the playoffs by sweeping Bristol in a doubleheader. Batavia also helped their playoff standing by getting a win versus division leading Auburn. The real standout players on the night were all toeing the rubber. Thomas Lee leads those players and pulled off the rare relief appearance in game one of the doubleheader followed by a stellar 7.0 inning start in game two.
The upper minors were pretty rough last night. Both Quad Cities and Batavia featured solid outings from their starting pitcher and Anthony Garcia makes another DFR.
Seth Maness does the unthinkable in Springfield bringing his season walk total up to 9 by issuing 2 free passes. Johnson City romps Princeton twice in one day and Kolten Wong flashes a little power.
The system had a strong showing as it won 5 of its 6 games played. Two of the system’s best pitching prospects took the mound today in Shelby Miller and Carlos Martinez. Several hitters put on impressive hitting displays for Johnson City. Details after the jump…
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After the jump, let’s take a look at where the Cardinals minor league teams stand with regards to the standings and the playoff hunt.