Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 06/06/11

P.J. Walters strikes out six over seven innings to lead Memphis to second straight win. Amaury Cazana cranks a three-run homer in Mexico. Scott Schneider K's five over six innings but Springfield falls late. Xavier Scruggs drives in two including game-winner in Palm Beach's second consecutive win. Quad Cities pitching and hitting struggles in loss. Draft notes included.

MLB Draft

 

Missoula Mavericks Legion program (Montana) outfielder Ben Roberts worked out for the Cardinals last weekend: Great Falls Tribune

 

Deltona High School's (Florida) Jack Lopez passed up working out for the Cardinals due to a scheduling conflict: The Daytona Beach News-Journal

 

Tennessee Tech's Chad Oberacker has no regrets passing up the Cardinals last summer to return to college for his senior season: Go Erie

 

Pittsburgh's reliever Ray Black showcased for the Cardinals on Thursday: Citizen Voice


 

Results from games played Sunday, June 5.

Memphis beat Oklahoma City 3-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Nick Stavinoha 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Freddie Bynum 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Daryl Jones 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and two strikeouts.

P.J. Walters started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, two walks, hit two batters, and struck six out for the winning decision (3-3).  1-for-3 with one strikeout at the plate.  (p-s:98-66)(g/f:7-3)

Victor Marte entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (6).  (p-s:13-7)

 

Rough Outing:

Adron Chambers 0-for-4 with one ground into double play.

Bryan Anderson 0-for-4, assisted in one double play, and threw two runners out.

Donovan Solano 0-for-4 at the plate.

Jess Todd entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out for the hold (1). (p-s:16-9)(g/f:0-1)

Raul Valdes entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (3). (p-s:8-5)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-1)

 

Former Cardinal:

Brian Esposito 1-for-4 with one RBI and two strikeouts.

 

Astros Rehab:

Brandon Lyon entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs. (p-s:12-7)(g/f:1-0)

 

Boxscore

Oklahoma City Redhawks Official Site Post Game

 

 

Minatitlan beat Monclova 4-3

 

Amaury Cazana 1-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

 

Former Cardinals:

Ivan Bellazetin (Minatitlan) 2-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.

Ricardo Rincon (Minatitlan) entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, two walks, and threw one wild pitch. (p-s:13-4)(g/f:1-0)

 

Boxscore

 

 

San Antonio beat Springfield 4-3

 

Individual Highlights:

Jermaine Curtis 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one run.

Chris Swauger 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Charles Cutler 1-for-1 with one two-out RBI.

Scott Schneider started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one walk, struck five out, assisted in one double play, and picked one runner off.  0-for-1 with one sacrifice at the plate. (p-s:69-44)(g/f:8-2)

Samuel Freeman entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (3). (p-s:13-7)(g/f:1-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Tommy Pham 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Zack Cox 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and one throwing error.

Travis Tartamella 0-for-3 with one sacrifice, one strikeout, and one passed ball.

Jose Rada entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the hold (5). (p-s:19-12)(g/f:2-0)

Jorge Rondon entered in the ninth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed one hit, two runs (one earned), one home run, one walk, and struck one out for the blown save (1) and losing decision (0-1). (p-s:23-12)(g/f:2-0)

 

Notes:

Pham left the game with an unknown injury.

 

Boxscore

Springfield Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Palm Beach beat St. Lucie 3-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Greg Garcia 2-for-4 with one triple, two runs, and one stolen base.

Alan Ahmady 0-for-2 with two walks and one caught stealing/pickoff.

Kyle Conley 1-for-3 with one intentional walk.

Xavier Scruggs 2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), and one run.

Edgar Lara 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and grounded into one double play.

Kevin Siegrist started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, two walks, hit two batters, and struck five out. (g/f:9-2)

Tyler Lyons entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the winning decision (1-1). (g/f:2-0)

 

Rough Outing:

D'Marcus Ingram 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Niko Vasquez 0-for-3 at the plate.

Ted Obregon 0-for-3 with one ground into double play.

Jesse Simpson entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck two out for the blown save (2). (g/f:3-0)

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

South Bend beat Quad Cities 9-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Starlin Rodriguez 2-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.

Jonathan Rodriguez 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one walk, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.

Hector Corpas entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs. (g/f:1-1)

Dean Kiekhefer entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs. (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Michael Swinson 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Chris Edmondson 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Virgil Hill 0-for-3 with one strikeout and one outfield assist.

Anthony Ferrara started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, one walk, hit three batters, one balk, and struck six out for the losing decision (4-3). (g/f:6-3)

Angel DeJesus entered in the eighth and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed four hits, four earned runs, one home run, and two walks. (g/f:1-0)

 

Boxscore

Quad Cities River Bandits Official Site Post Game

 

 

DSL Cardinals had regularly scheduled day off

 

 

Monday's Probables

 

Memphis (26-30) visits Oklahoma City (24-33) @ 7:05 PM CT - Brandon Dickson

Springfield (26-28) visits San Antonio (37-18) @ 7:05 PM CT - Kevin Thomas

Palm Beach (24-33) has day off

Quad Cities (31-26) has day off

DSL: Cardinals (0-5) visit Mariners (2-3) @ 10:30 AM - TBA

 

 

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