Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 05/01/11

Tony Cruz hits grand slam, Aaron Luna drives in three to send Memphis to victory. Tommy Pham homers, Scott Schneider K's six over six as Springfield falls one run short. Eric Fornataro strikes out six over eight innings in Palm Beach win. Anthony Ferrara tosses seven no-hit innings as Quad Cities shuts out opponent.

Results from games played Saturday, April 30.

Memphis beat Round Rock 10-7

 

Individual Highlights:

Pete Kozma 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Nick Stavinoha 1-for-4 with two runs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Freddie Bynum 2-for-5 with one double, three strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Andrew Brown 1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, and one run.

Matt Carpenter 3-for-3 with two runs, one walk, and one hit by pitch.

Tony Cruz 2-for-5 with one home run, four two-out RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Aaron Luna 2-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, one run, and one hit by pitch.

Donovan Solano 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run.

 

Rough Outing:

Adron Chambers 0-for-4 with one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and was picked off.

Brandon Dickson started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed 12 hits, five earned runs, one home run, one walk, threwone wild pitch, and struck three out. (p-s:105-71)(g/f:7-9)

Blake King entered in the seventh and pitched to five batters.  He allowed no hits, two unearned runs, and three walks for the winning decision (2-0). (p-s:24-8)(g/f:2-0)

Victor Marte entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out. (g/f:19-16)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:2-2)

 

Former Cardinal:

Brian Barden 1-for-5 with one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

 

Boxscore

Memphis Redbirds Official Site Post Game

Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

 

 

Oaxaca beat Monclova 2-1

 

Amaury Cazana 2-for-4 with two doubles and two strikeouts.

 

Boxscore

MiLB Official Site Post Game

 

 

Tulsa beat Springfield 3-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Tommy Pham 2-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, and one run.

Tyler Henley 1-for-1 at the plate.

Alex Castellanos 2-for-4 at the plate.

Chris Swauger 1-for-1 at the plate.

Nick Derba 0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.

Scott Schneider started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one unearned run, and struck six out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout at the plate.  (p-s:89-55)(g/f:4-6)

Jesse Simpson entered in the seventh and pitched two innings. He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out. (p-s:20-15)(g/f:2-0)

Nick Greenwood entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk. (p-s:12-6)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Ryan Jackson 0-for-3 with one sacrifice.

Matt Adams 0-for-4 with one strikeout and one fielding error.

Jose Garcia 0-for-2 with one sacrifice and one throwing error.

Niko Vasquez 0-for-2 at the plate.

Jose Rada entered in the ninth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck one out for the blown save (2) and losing decision (1-2). (p-s:27-16)(g/f:1-0)

 

Boxscore

Springfield Cards Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Corner Post Game

 

 

Palm Beach beat Bradenton 2-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Zack Cox 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one fielding error.

Rainel Rosario 0-for-1 with three walks.

Alan Ahmady 3-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, and one fielding error.

Xavier Scruggs 2-for-4 with one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Luis Mateo 1-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.

Eric Fornataro started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed seven hits, one earned run, struck six out, and picked one runner off for the winning decision (1-0). (g/f:13-4)

Tyler Lyons entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (1).  (ir-s:3-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Audry Perez 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and threw out one of two runners.

Ronald Ramirez 0-for-4 and assisted in one double play.

Chase Reid entered in the ninth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and two walks for the hold (2).  (g/f:2-0)

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Quad Cities beat Cedar Rapids 2-0

 

Individual Highlights:

Greg Garcia 2-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.

Oscar Taveras 1-for-3 with one walk, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.

Jonathan Rodriguez 0-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Kyle Conley 2-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.

Anthony Ferrara started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck eight out for the winning decision (2-1). (g/f:3-7)

Boone Whiting entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one balk, and struck three out for the save (2). (g/f:4-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Nick Longmire 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Packy Elkins 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Frederick Parejo 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Juan Castillo 0-for-3 with one strikeout and picked one runner off.

 

Boxscore

Quad Cities River Bandits Official Site Post Game

Quad-City Times Post Game

 

 

Sunday's Probables

 

Round Rock (14-9) visits Memphis (9-13) @ 1:35 PM CT - Raul Valdes

Tulsa (12-9) visits Springfield (9-13) @ 2:07 PM CT - Kevin Thomas

Bradenton (12-12) visits Palm Beach (8-15) @ 5:05 PM ET - Justin Smith

Wisconsin (7-12) visits Quad Cities (11-11) @ 5:00 PM CT - Kevin Siegrist

 

 

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