Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 04/29/11

Tony Cruz knocks in two, including winning run, to lift Memphis to second straight win. Amaury Cazana drives in game-winner in Mexico. Matt Adams homers but Springfield falls. Maikel Cleto K's six over seven innings, Xavier Scruggs homers to lead Palm Beach to second consecutive win. Jordan Swagerty tosses six scoreless, Frederick Parejo hits three-run dinger in a Quad Cities victory.

Results from games played Thursday, April 28
 

Memphis beat Round Rock 6-5 in 10 innings

 

Individual Highlights:

Jim Rapoport 3-for-5 with one two-out RBI and one caught stealing

Pete Kozma 2-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays

Andrew Brown 1-for-5 with one double, one run, and two strikeouts

Freddie Bynum 2-for-4 with one double, two runs, one walk, and assisted in two double plays

Matt Carpenter 1-for-5 with one double and one two-out RBI

Aaron Luna 2-for-3 with two runs, two walks (one intentional), and one strikeout

Tony Cruz 3-for-4 with one triple, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one walk, assisted in one double play, and picked one runner off

Donovan Solano 0-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, and grounded into one double play

Adam Ottavino started and pitched six innings  He allowed five hits, one earned run, five walks, and struck five out

Rich Rundles entered in the tenth and pitched one inning  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0) (p-s:12-7)(g/f:1-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Cory Rauschenberger entered in the seventh and pitched one inning  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (1) (p-s:15-8)(g/f:1-0)

Blake King entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters  He allowed no hits, two earned runs, one walk, and hit one batter for the hold (2) (p-s:14-4)(g/f:0-1)

Victor Marte entered in the eighth and pitched 1 2 innings  He allowed two hits, no runs, one intentional walk, threw two wild pitches for the blown save (2) (p-s:28-17)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:2-2)

 

Former Cardinal:

Brian Barden 2-for-4 with two runs, one walk, and assisted in one double play

 

Boxscore

Memphis Redbirds Official Site Post Game

Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

 

 

Monclova beat Puebla 8-7 in 11 innings

 

Amaury Cazana 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, two runs, three walks, and one fielding error

 

Boxscore

MiLB Official Site Post Game

 

 

NW Arkansas beat Springfield 5-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Matt Adams 3-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs

Alex Castellanos 2-for-4 with one strikeout

Eric Duncan 0-for-1 with one RBI

Niko Vasquez 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout

Jesse Simpson entered in the eighth and pitched two innings  He allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out (p-s:27-15)(g/f:4-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Jermaine Curtis 0-for-3 with two ground into double plays

Tyler Henley 0-for-4 at the plate

Deryk Hooker started and pitched six innings  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, two home runs, two walks, struck six out, and picked two runners off for the losing decision (0-3) (p-s:87-55)(g/f:5-2)

Ryan Kulik entered in the seventh and pitched one inning  He allowed two hits, one earned run, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, one balk, and struck one out (p-s:31-17)(g/f:1-1)

 

Boxscore

Springfield Cardinals Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Corner Post Game

 

 

Palm Beach beat Fort Myers 5-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Adam Melker 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one walk

Zack Cox 2-for-4 with one strikeout

Rainel Rosario 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout

Alan Ahmady 1-for-4 with one RBI and grounded into one double play

Xavier Scruggs 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout

Travis Tartamella 0-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and one sac fly

Maikel Cleto started and pitched seven innings  He allowed five hits, one unearned run, one pickoff error, and struck six out for the winning decision (1-0) (g/f:5-5)

Tyler Lyons entered in the eighth and pitched one inning  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out (g/f:1-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Ronald Ramirez 0-for-4 with one strikeout

Chase Reid entered in the ninth and pitched one inning  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out (g/f:0-2)

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Quad Cities beat Cedar Rapids 6-0

 

Individual Highlights:

Frederick Parejo 1-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts

Nick Longmire 2-for-5 with one stolen base and two strikeouts

Jonathan Rodriguez 0-for-1 with one run, three walks, and one strikeout

Kyle Conley 1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, and one strikeout

Packy Elkins 2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout

Jordan Swagerty started and pitched six innings  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck eight out for the winning decision (2-1) (g/f:4-3)

Justin Wright entered in the seventh and pitched two innings  He allowed two hits, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out (g/f:2-0)

Keith Butler entered in the ninth and pitched one inning  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out (g/f:1-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Cody Stanley 0-for-4 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and allowed one stolen base

 

Notes:

Manager Johnny Rodriguez told the Quad-City Times that outfielder Oscar Taveras is nearing a return Taveras ran the bases and took batting practice before Thursday's game

 

Boxscore

Quad Cities River Bandits Official Site Post Game

 

 

Friday's Probables

 

Round Rock (13-8) visits Memphis (8-12) @ 7:05 PM CT - P.J. Walters

Tulsa (11-8) visits Springfield (8-12) @ 7:07 PM CT - Mike Blazek

Fort Myers (11-10) visits Palm Beach (7-14) @ 6:35 PM ET - Joe Kelly

Cedar Rapids (13-7) visits Quad Cities (10-10) @ 7:00 PM CT - Seth Blair

 

 

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