Mieses Blasts Cardinals Past Hooks, 4-2

by Springfield Cardinals Media Relations

The Springfield Cardinals (27-40) rode a three-run home run by DH Johan Mieses to a 4-2 win over the Texas League South leading Corpus Christi Hooks (32-34) on Friday night in front of 5,958 fans at Hammons Field.

DECISIONS:
W: RHP Angel Rondon (2-0)
L: RHP Cristian Javier (2-2)
S: RHP Bryan Dobzanski (1)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
– With the Cardinals trailing 2-0 in the fourth, Mieses deposited a three-run homer off a 1-2 pitch from Javier that put the Cardinals ahead for good at 3-2.

– Cardinals 2B Alberto Triunfel gave Springfield some breathing room when he drew a two-out bases-loaded walk in the seventh to push the lead to 4-2.

NOTABLES:
– Rondon lowered his ERA to 3.31 by limiting the Hooks to just two runs on four hits and six walks over 6.0 innings, striking out three.

– Springfield pitching held Corpus batters to a 1-for-11 mark with runners in scoring position.

– The Cardinals bullpen closed the game with 3.0 scoreless innings from RHP Mitchell Osnowitz (1.0 IP, 0 H), RHP Connor Jones (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K) and Dobzanski (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K).

– Dobzanski’s save was his first at the Double-A level.

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