Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A):
The Palm Beach Cardinals took the lead, lost the lead, re-took the lead, lost the laed again, re-took it again, and added one run for insurance in the ninth to overcome the Dunedin Blue Jays 5-3 at Knology Park yesterday.
Davis Bilardello improved to 4-1 on only four outs worth of work in middle relief. The Cards used six pitchers in the game, starter Tyler Norrick, then Eddie Degerman before Bilardellow. Earning holds after Bilardellow were Casey Mulligan and Kenneth Maiques, each tallying their second holds, respectively. Francisco Samuel closed, earning his 20th save of the season.
The game-winning hit was supplied by Daryl Jones, a solo shot in the fifth inning to put the Cards up 4-3. The homer was Jones’ seventh of the season. Jones was 4-for-4 on the day.
Also providing some punch was Brandon Buckman, who doubled in a 1-for-2 effort.
Third baseman Brian Cartie doubled and was 3-for-3.
Batavia Muckdogs (A-short season): Lost 6-3 to the Oneonta Tigers.
Blake Murphy homered in the losing cause.
Beau Riportella went 2-for-4 with a double and 1 run scored.
Jameson Maj (2-2, 3.19) suffered the loss for the Muckdogs, pitching 5 complete innings, giving up 1 earned run out of two, allowing 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out a couple.
Ramon Delgado had a rough outing in relief, allowing 4 runs (all earned) in just 1.2 innings of work. He gave up 4 hits while issuing 4 free passes, striking out one.
Springfield Cardinals (AA): Won 8-7 with some late-inning scoring over the Arkansas Travelers.
The Travelers outhit the Cards 13-12, but feel short in a ninth inning comeback.
Marco Gonzalez (5-0) kept a perfect pitching record while Fernando Salas added another save to his record (18).
Mark Shorey went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, and 1 run scored.
Cody Haerther hit his 11th homer of the season on a 2-for-3 day which found him crossing the plate twice.
Allen Craig went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
Andrew Brown went 2-for-4 with a run scored and 2 RBIs.
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Got shutout 8-0 by the Dunedin Blue Jays.
Only four Cards got basehits: Matthew Arburr, Brian Cartie, Daniel Descalso, and Tyler Henley.
Quad-Cities River Bandits (Low-A): Won 6-3 to the Fort Wayne Wizards at Modern Woodmen Park.
Jared Bradford notched the win, his record now 1-1 with 3.95 ERA. Pete Parise recorded his 10th save.
Thomas Pham hit his 13th round-tripper on a 3-for-4 day.
Peter Kozma went 2-for-4 with a double.
D’Marcus Ingram went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, and 2 runs scored.