Thursday, July 12, 2018

GCL: Cardinals Beat Mets 12-2: Brandon Purcell Singles, Homers, & Drives In Five Runs; Victor Garcia Singles, Walks, Homers, & Knocks In Three Runs; Brian Pirela Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Luken Baker started at first base and batted second.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Andrew Warner started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with three runs, one walk, and one stolen base.
Victor Garcia started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs, three runs, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Brandon Purcell entered late in the game at catcher and batted sixth.  2-for-2 with one home run, five two-out RBIs, two runs, and one walk.
William Jimenez started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one triple, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Derian Gonzalez started and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (g/f:2-0)
Brian Pirela entered in the second and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, one unearned run, two walks, and struck four out for the winning decision (3-0).  (g/f:4-3)
Francisco Justo entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck four out fro the save (2).  (g/f:0-5)

Rough Outing:
Diomedes Del Rio started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Joe Freiday started at catcher and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts, one passed ball, and allowed one stolen base.
Raffy Ozuna started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Cole Kreuter started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

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