Tulsa, OK – RHP Gordon Graceffo retired his first 17 batters in a row, carrying the perfect game bid into the 6th inning and guiding the Springfield Cardinals (35-31, 66-69) to the 8-0 shutout win against the Tulsa Drillers (28-38, 68-65) on Thursday night at ONEOK Field.
W – RHP Gordon Graceffo (7-4)
L – RHP Kyle Hurt (1-5)
Graceffo finished with 6.0 innings, just one hit, no runs and no walks while matching a career high with nine strikeouts… He retired 18 of his 19 batters faced in total, after putting down his first 17 in a row… Graceffo closes his 2022 Double-A season with three scoreless starts, not allowing a single run in his final 16.2 innings of work… RF Jordan Walker went 2×5 with a two-run single in the 4th… 1B Brady Whalen and C Nick Raposo both notched RBI singles in the 1st… LF Todd Lott and SS Masyn Winn added RBI doubles.
-Friday, Sept. 16, 7:05pm – SPR RHP Kyle Leahy (10-7, 5.33) @ TUL RHP Nick Nastrini (1-1, 3.51)
-Broadcast live on ESPN Radio The Jock 96.9 / 99.9 / AM1060 and SpringfieldCardinals.com
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