Cardinals Blank Travelers, 4-0

by Springfield Cardinals Media Relations

1B Yariel Gonzalez drove in all four runs while RHP Tommy Parsons and RHP Mitchell Osnowitz combined to blank the Arkansas Travelers (12-5, 55-30) in a 4-0 win for the Springfield Cardinals (7-10, 37-50) on Sunday evening.

DECISIONS:
W: RHP Tommy Parsons (3-2)
L: RHP Zac Grotz (4-4)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
-1B Yariel Gonzalez broke the scoreless tie with a two-out RBI single in the top of the fourth, bringing home RF Lars Nootbaar from third base for the 1-0 lead for Springfield.

-The Cardinals doubled the lead with a two-out rally in the top of the sixth. Nootbaar kept the inning alive with an infield single, before going first to third on a single by DH Chase Pinder. Gonzalez then struck again with an RBI single to right-center, scoring Nootbaar for the 2-0 lead.

-Gonzalez came through with two more two-out RBIs in the top of the eighth, clobbering a two-run home run to right field to double the Springfield lead, 4-0.

NOTABLES:
-1B Yariel Gonzalez finished the night going 3×4 with all four RBIs for Springfield.

-RF Lars Nootbaar went 3×4 with three singles and three runs in just his third Double-A game.

-CF Scott Hurst went 2×5 with a double and a run-saving diving catch that ended the sixth inning.