Last week I covered the first few games for the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league players in Arizona. Today, I want to go ahead and talk about the second week of games and how the performances of the Cardinals’ players are stacking up. To keep this as a week to week recap, I will not include the numbers from yesterday.
Alex Reyes – Reyes had another start for the Segauros this past week and proved to be a bit more human as he pitched four innings allowing one run, on four hits and two walks, while striking out just four in his four innings of work. If Reyes is going to continue to improve, he has got to get the control under wraps as he has four walks in 7.2 IP in Arizona. Reyes will get the start tomorrow against the Mesa Solar Sox, who are 2-8 so far.
Aledmys Diaz – Since last week, Diaz has played in five games going 6-13 with three extra-base hits (2 doubles and one home run), 3 RBI, 3 walks, and only striking out once in those 13 at bats. That is much better than Diaz’s rough 0-8 start.
Patrick Wisdom – Unfortunately, Wisdom has not had the luck of getting to the lineup as often as Diaz has and has only been in two games the past week, totaling three singles and an RBI in that time.
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Luke Weaver – Weaver had another solid outing out of the bullpen for Surprise, going three innings again and limiting the Salt River Rafters to just one hit and one run (unearned), bringing his ERA down to 1.50.
Dean Kiekhefer – Kiekhefer had two appearances of two innings a piece totaling four innings for the week. In his first appearance he didn’t allow a runner to reach base and struck out one, not allowing a run and notching a save. In his second appearance of the week, he didn’t have as much luck, allowing one earned run on two hits for his first earned run of the AFL season.
Robby Rowland – Rowland had the lone bad week for the Cardinals’ prospects as he gave up four earned runs on four hits (one home run) in one inning on Friday. Rowland did make up for this, by tossing a 1-hit inning on Sunday.
In total, the baby birds are having a pretty good fall and it is especially good to see Diaz continuing his hot streak. Hopefully we can see a good outing from Reyes tomorrow. Stay tuned for next week’s recap.