Cardinals Drop Last Road Game of Season, 7-2

by Springfield Cardinals Media Relations

In their final road game of the 2019 Regular Season, the Springfield Cardinals (28-34, 58-74) fell, 7-2, to the Midland RockHounds (33-29, 67-64). The Cardinals come home for the final homestand of the season from Monday, August 26 – Monday, September 2.

DECISIONS:
W: RHP Kyle Friedrichs (6-7)
L: RHP Tommy Parsons (4-6)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
-After the RockHounds took a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI single from SS Edwin Diaz, the Cardinals countered in the second with an RBI sac fly from C Brian O’Keefe to score RF Johan Mieses and tie it early at 1-1.

-Midland RF Greg Deichmann lifted the RockHounds right back in front, 2-1, with a leadoff solo shot in the bottom of the second.

-The RockHounds powered two more out in the third with back-to-back blasts from 2B Nate Mondou (two-run) and SS Edwin Diaz (solo) to make it 5-1.

-An RBI double from 1B Dan Gamache in the bottom of the fourth added to the Midland lead, increasing it to 6-1.

-After a RockHound run in the eighth made it 7-1, RF Johan Mieses belted a solo home run in the ninth to account for the eventual final of 7-2 in the Midland win.

NOTABLES:
-RF Johan Mieses went 2×4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs. He has five home runs in his last 11 games, increasing his season total to 15 in Double-A and 21 homers overall.

-DH Elehuris Montero went 2×4 with two singles.

-3B Juan Yepez collected a double and has nabbed an extra-base hit in four of his last five games (two homers, two doubles).