Cardinals Fall 10-7 in Extras
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Frisco RoughRiders (31-31; 64-67) topped the Springfield Cardinals (28-35, 58-75) 10-7 in 10 innings on Monday night in the first of a four-game series at Hammons Field.
W: RHP Yoel Espinal (3-4)
L: RHP Roel Ramirez (5-3)
S: RHP Jacob Lemoine (4)
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
- After the Cardinals scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 7-5 lead, Frisco tied things in the ninth off a Tony Sanchez sacrifice fly that brought in Andretty Cordero and a Brendon Davis RBI single, scoring Charles Leblanc.
- Frisco pushed three more runs across in the top of the 10th with only one coming on a batted ball--Cordero's RBI single. Ryan Dorow put the RoughRiders ahead for good 8-7 when he scored on Michael De Leon's strikeout-passed ball. De Leon reached on the play. Juremi Profar cemented the 10-7 final by scampering home on another passed ball.
- Cardinals C Brian O'Keefe was hit in the helmet on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth, bringing in Johan Mieses and cutting Frisco's lead to 5-4. The Cardinals took a 6-5 lead on a two-RBI single by 1B Juan Yepez. O'Keefe later scored on a groundout by SS Kramer Robertson, putting Springfield up 7-5.
- Rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals OF Jose Martinez led Springfield with two RBIs, finishing his night 1-for-3 with a double. Fellow rehabbing OF Tyler O'Neill also doubled, scoring a run.
- LHP Austin Gomber opened for Springfield, tossing a scoreless first inning before handing things off to LHP Evan Kruczynski.
- Outside of a four-run fourth, Kruczynski was strong for Springfield. The lefty allowed five runs on five hits and zero walks over 7.0 innings, striking out five.
WHAT'S ON DECK:
-The Cardinals and RoughRiders continue their series Tuesday night with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday is a Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Day.
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