Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 05/16/11

Pete Kozma was perfect at the plate and drove in two runs as Memphis won second straight. Amaury Cazana homered in Mexico. Springfield swept in DH as Alex Castellanos and Matt Adams knocked in two runs each. Zack Cox plated two, Shelby Miller K'd ten in game one; Rainel Rosario drove in two in game two as Palm Beach splits DH. Starlin Rodriguez plated two as Quad Cities won second consecutive.

Results from games played Sunday, May 15.

Memphis beat Fresno 10-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Adron Chambers 1-for-5 with one walk and one strikeout.

Aaron Luna 1-for-3 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one sac fly, and one hit by pitch.

Nick Stavinoha 1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Andrew Brown 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one caught stealing.

Matt Carpenter 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Tony Cruz 2-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one missed catch error, and one passed ball.

Ramon Vazquez 2-for-4 with one RBI, three runs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Pete Kozma 4-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, two runs, one intentional walk, and assisted in one double play.

P.J. Walters started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, eight walks (one intentional), hit one batter, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-3).  One sacrifice, one RBI, and one walk at the plate. (p-s:87-39)(g/f:5-3)

Pete Parise entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits, one unearned run, and struck two out for the hold (2).  1-for-1 with one RBI at the plate. (p-s:25-18)(g/f:4-2)

Jason Buursma entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and hit one batter. 0-for-1 with one strikeout at the plate. (p-s:22-14)(g/f:5-0)

 

Former Cardinal:

Edgar Gonzalez 1-for-4 with two RBIs

 

Boxscore

Memphis Redbirds Official Site Post Game

Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

 

 

Monclova beat Monterrey 6-5 in 10 innings

 

Amaury Cazana 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, two walks, and one strikeout.

 

Boxscore

 

 

NW Arkansas beat Springfield 3-0 in game one of doubleheader

 

Individual Highlights:

Jose Garcia 1-for-3 at the plate.

Matt Adams 1-for-2 with one walk and assisted in one double play.

Alex Castellanos 2-for-3 at the plate.

Chris Swauger 0-for-1 with one walk.

Deryk Hooker started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one home run, four walks, threw one wild pitch, struck five out, and assisted in one double play for the losing decision (1-4). (p-s:92-56)(g/f:4-5)

Samuel Freeman entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk. (p-s:18-10)(g/f:1-1)

 

Individual Highlights:

Ryan Jackson, Eric Duncan, Niko Vasquez, Audry Perez 0-for-3

Charles Cutler 0-for 3 with a strikeout

 

Boxscore

NW Arkansas Naturals Official Site Post Game

 

 

NW Arkansas beat Springfield 8-4 in game two of doubleheader 

 

Individual Highlights:

Alex Castellanos 1-for-1 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run.

Ryan Jackson 1-for-2 with one run, one walk, and one sacrifice.

Matt Adams 2-for-4 with one double and two RBIs.

Niko Vasquez 0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.

Nick Derba 0-for-1 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

Kevin Thomas started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, one unearned run, one walk, and struck three out. (p-s:75-48)(g/f:11-1)

Matt Frevert entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs. (p-s:12-9)(g/f:0-2)

 

Rough Outing:

Eric Duncan 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Jermaine Curtis 0-for-2 with one walk and two throwing errors.

Chris Swauger 0-for-3 at the plate.

Jose Rada entered in the sixth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, three runs (two earned), and two walks (one intentional) for the hold (3) and losing decision (1-3). (p-s:16-5)(g/f:1-0)

Nick Greenwood entered in the sixth and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed four hits, four runs (three earned), and two home runs for the blown save (2). (p-s:27-16)(g/f:3-0)(ir-s:3-3)

 

Boxscore

NW Arkansas Naturals Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Corner Doubleheader Post Game

 

 

Palm Beach beat Tampa 5-3 in game one of doubleheader

 

Individual Highlights:

D'Marcus Ingram 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Zack Cox 2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Rainel Rosario 2-for-3 with one caught stealing.

Edgar Lara 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run.

Domnit Bolivar 1-for-3 with one triple, two two-out RBIs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Luis Mateo 1-for-2 with two runs, one walk, two stolen bases, and assisted in one double play.

Shelby Miller started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck ten out for the winning decision (2-2). (g/f:2-3)

Chris Corrigan entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk for the hold (1). (g/f:1-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Juan Castillo 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Brett Zawacki entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out for the save (1). (g/f:1-0)

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Tampa beat Palm Beach 5-4 in game two of doubleheader

 

Individual Highlights:

Rainel Rosario 1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.

Edgar Lara 2-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and assisted in two double plays.

Domnit Bolivar 1-for-2 with one double, one run, and one walk.

Travis Tartamella 1-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and threw out one of two runners.

Daniel Calhoun entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no hits. (g/f:1-1)

 

Rough Outing:

D'Marcus Ingram 0-for-4 at the plate.

Kyle Conley 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.

Ronald Ramirez 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Luis Mateo 0-for-3 and assisted in one double play.

Justin Smith started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, hit two batters, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-4). (g/f:5-2)

Jorge Rondon entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck two out. (g/f:1-0)

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Quad Cities beat Beloit 5-4

 

Individual Highlights:

Nick Longmire 0-fro-5 with one RBI, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

Cody Stanley 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.

Jonathan Rodriguez 0-for-2 with one run, three walks, and assisted two double plays.

Packy Elkins 1-for-4 with one walk.

Starlin Rodriguez 1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.

Greg Garcia 1-for-1 at the plate.

Virgil Hill 1-for-4 with one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout., and grounded into one double play.

Yunier Castillo 1-for-2 with two runs, two walks, one stolen base, one strikeouts, and one fielding error.

Boone Whiting entered in the third and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed no hits, one unearned run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck one out. (g/f:4-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Justin Wright entered in the sixth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck four out for the winning decision (3-0). (g/f:3-1)

Hector Corpas entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (1). (g/f:0-2)(ir-s:1-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Seth Blair started and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, one walk, hit two batters, and struck two out. (g/f:4-1)

 

Boxscore

Quad Cities River Bandits Official Site Post Game

 

 

Monday's Probables

 

Fresno (18-20) visits Memphis (14-22) @ 7:05 PM ET - Brandon Dickson

Springfield (14-21) visits Arkansas (15-17) @ 7:10 PM ET - Mike Blazek

Tampa (14-23) visits Palm Beach (14-23) @ 6:35 PM ET - John Gast

Quad Cities (19-18) has day off

 

 

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