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Minors Report: Weaver Lowers ERA to 1.93, Tebow Takes Fernandez Deep

Memphis 7, Oklahoma City 2

The Redbirds won for the second straight night on Wednesday. Luke Weaver picked up his seventh win and lowered his ERA to 1.93 with six shutout innings. He struck out six and walked two. Trey Nielsen added an inning of scoreless relief, and Josh Lucas picked up the save despite giving up two runs over the final two frames.

Chad Huffman got the scoring going in the bottom of the first with a two run homer. The Memphis bats were quiet until Rangel Ravelo singled in Breyic Valera in the seventh to make it 3-0. Then in the eighth, Harrison Bader and Wilfredo Tovar each hit two-run homers to give Memphis the 7-2 victory.

Palm Beach 5, St. Lucie 2 (Game one)

Palm Beach scored four runs in the top of the first, and that was enough for Palm Beach starter Connor Jones to pick up the win in game one of the doubleheader between Palm Beach and St. Lucie. Jose Godoy followed up an error, wild pitch, and sac fly with a two-run double to cap off the four run first.

Jones pitched five innings and gave up two runs, one of which scored on a fielding error by center fielder Blake Drake. He allowed another run in the fourth, but Dailyn Martinez shut the door with 1 1/3 innings of relief as Palm Beach took game one in seven innings.

Palm Beach 5, St. Lucie 3 (Game two)

Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow took Cardinals’ prospect Junior Fernandez deep in the second inning of game two. Fernandez allowed three runs over five innings and struck out four.

Darren Seferina led the charge on offense, as he went 3-for-3 with a stolen base. Just like the first game, Randy Arazorena went 0-for-2 but managed to drive in a pair of runs as well as throw a St. Lucie runner out at the plate.

State College 7, Auburn 1

The Spikes used a balanced offensive attack on Wednesday to take down the Auburn Doubledays. With no player recording more than two hits, but seven players recording at least one, with the help of a balk and a couple wild pitches, added up to seven runs for the Spikes.

Anthony Shew picked up the win, as he went 5 2/3, only allowed one run, and struck out eight to bring his record to 2-0. Three Spikes relievers threw 3 1/3 innings to two-hit ball to secure the win.

Johnson City 6, Greenville 3

Wood Myers led Johnson City to their second straight win over Greenville with a 3-for-5 performance. Wade Ynfante, Starlin Balbuena, Irving Lopez, and Cameron Knight also added RBI’s for Johnson City.

Johnson City starter Franyel Casadilla went four shutout innings, and the bullpen carried it from there. A scoreless inning from Jake Walsh earned him the win, and Jacob Patterson notched his first save with 1 1/3 scoreless.

GCL Cardinals 4, GCL Mets 5

First baseman Leandro Cedeno hit two homers Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Mets.

Junior Gonzales went four innings and allowed three runs, and the Cardinals’ bullpen wasn’t much better. Austin Warner went 2 1/3 and allowed an unearned run, CJ Saylor win 1 2/3, gave up a run and took the loss as the Mets walked off the Cardinals.

Thursday’s Schedule

Triple-A: Memphis (Marco Gonzales) vs. Oklahoma City (LAD)

Double-A: Springfield (Austin Gomber) @ Midland (OAK)

A-Advanced: Peoria (Juan Perez) vs. Beloit (OAK)

A-Short Season: State College (TBD) vs. Auburn (WAS)

Rookie: Johnson City (Edwar Ramirez) vs. Greenville (HOU)




Colin Garner
Colin is a catcher at Drury University who's a big fan of pitch calling, bullpenning, and Game of Thrones. Gets very frustrated with nonsense from people around him while attending games.
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