Springfield Cardinals Notebook: 2014 Week 20

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The Double-A Cardinals have won 10 of 14 but still need to make up five games with 13 remaining. David Popkins has sparked the offense since his return from Palm Beach.

This report covers the period from Thursday, August 14th through Wednesday, August 20th. The Springfield Cardinals finished up the home-stand taking four of seven games against two of the stronger South Division teams on the other side of the Texas League. With the win on Wednesday, they extended a current four-game winning streak and have taken 10 of their last 14 games. That stretch of play puts them in second place in the North Division but they still trail the division-leading Arkansas Travelers (LAA) by five games. Springfield is 27-30 on the season with 13 games remaining on the schedule. Thursday, August 14th, Springfield 6 vs. Frisco 2 Kyle Hald’s seven superb frames led Springfield to a triumph over Frisco (TEX) in the deciding and final game of the series. Hald retired nine straight to kick off the game before allowing back-to-back batters to reach on his only base-on-balls issued plus a single. Four batters later, the lefty gave up a double before retiring the next...

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