Cards Lose to Travelers, 8-1

by Springfield Cardinals Media Relations

The Springfield Cardinals (21-26, 51-66) fell 8-1 to the Arkansas Travelers (28-19, 71-44) on Friday night in front of 6,375 fans at Hammons Field.

DECISIONS:
W: LHP Ricardo Sanchez (8-8)
L: RHP Tommy Parsons (4-4)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
– The Travelers scored the bulk of their runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings, putting up a single run in the third, a pair in the fourth and a trio in the fifth. The three-run fifth blew things open with all runs coming courtesy of 1B Evan White’s second home run of the night.

– Rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina bounced back from an 0-for-4 night on Thursday with a line-drive single into center in his first at-bat of the game on Friday.

NOTABLES:
– White led the way for the Travelers with five RBIs and two home runs, finishing the night 3-for-4.

– Parsons allowed six runs on eight hits and a walk over 6.0 innings, striking out four.

– Molina was 1-for-3 with a first-inning single in the second game of his rehab assignment with Springfield.

– Cardinals C Brian O’Keefe homered (11) in the ninth for Springfield’s only run.