Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 06/26/11

Maikel Cleto strikes out nine over 7 2/3 in Memphis win. Shelby Miller strikes out eight over six as Springfield is shut out. Palm Beach pitching struggles as team's winning streak snapped. Seth Blair K's eight over five innings in Quad Cities victory. Jose Almarante has solid start in Batavia loss. Johnson City moves to 5-0.

Results from games played Saturday, June 25. 

 

MLB Draft

 

Kyle Arnsberg (2011 40th round selection/Victoria Generals-Texas Collegiate League) 1-for-4 with one caught stealing and one error.

 

East Texas beat Victoria 9-1

 

Arnsberg has played in 19 games going 12-for-70 (.171) with one triple, seven RBIs, six runs, eight walks, two hit by pitches, one caught stealing, 15 strikeouts, grounded into two double plays, and and committed four errors.  His dad, Brad who was recently fired as Astros pitching coach, is representing him in negotiations with the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

Chris Costantino (2011 43rd round selection) plays for the Laconia Muskrats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.  He has played in nine games going 13-for-34 (.382) with two doubles, three RBIs, five runs, two walks, one hit by pitch, two caught stealing, nine strikeouts, and committed two errors.

 

 

Memphis beat Omaha 3-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Matt Carpenter 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.

Steven Hill 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and threw out two runners.

Maikel Cleto started and pitched 7.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, one balk, and struck nine out for the winning decision (1-0). (p-s:100-66)(g/f:4-4)

Jess Todd entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (2). (p-s:5-3)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Victor Marte entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (12). (p-s:12-6)(g/f:1-2)

 

Rough Outing:

David Freese 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

 

Boxscore

Omaha Storm Chasers Official Site Post Game

Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

 

 

Laguna beat Monclova 3-2

 

Amaury Cazana 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one outfield assist.

 

Former Cardinal:

Hugo Castellanos (Laguna) entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters. He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (5). (p-s:13-9)(g/f:2-0)

 

Boxscore

 

 

Tulsa beat Springfield 2-0

 

Individual Highlights:

Nick Punto 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Ryan Jackson 0-for-3 with two walks and assisted in two double plays.

Shelby Miller started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck eight out for the losing decision (3-1).  1-for-2 with one strikeout at the plate.  (p-s:81-55)(g/f:5-4)

Brett Zawacki entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out. (p-s:27-14)(g/f:0-2)

Jorge Rondon entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs. (p-s:3-2)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Alex Castellanos 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Zack Cox 0-for-4 at the plate.

 

Boxscore

Springfield Cardinals Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Corner Post Game

 

 

Charlotte beat Palm Beach 9-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Adam Melker 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one run.

Alan Ahmady 1-for-3 with one walk.

Rainel Rosario 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.

Luis Mateo 1-for-1 with one double.

 

Rough Outing:

Niko Vasquez 0-for-4 at the plate.

Kevin Siegrist started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, one home run, five walks, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-1). (gf/:7-2)

Daniel Calhoun entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, five earned runs, one walk, and struck two out. (g/f:1-0)

Chris Corrigan entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out. (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Quad Cities beat Wisconsin 3-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Michael Swinson 0-for-4 with one RBI and one walk.

Chris Edmondson 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Jonathan Rodriguez 2-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.

Cody Stanley 1-for-4 with one double, one passed ball, and threw out one of two runners.

Starlin Rodriguez 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.

Geoff Klein 3-for-4 with two doubles, one run, and one strikeout.

Seth Blair started and pitched five innings.  He allowed no hits, one earned run, seven walks, threw one wild pitch, one balk, and struck eight out for the winning decision (4-3). (g/f:6-1)

Dean Kiekhefer entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the save (1). (g/f:2-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Nick Longmire 0-for-4 with one walk and three strikeouts.

Angel DeJesus entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, hit two batters, and struck two out for the hold (3). (g/f:2-0)

 

Boxscore

Quad Cities River Bandits Official Site Post Game

 

 

Williamsport beat Batavia 3-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Mike O'Neill 1-for-4 with one walk.

Jeremy Patton 2-for-5 with one double, one run, and assisted in one double play.

Nick Martini 0-for-3 with two walks.

David Medina 1-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.

Romulo Ruiz 1-for-3 with one walk.

Cesar Valera 1-for-3 with one walk, one hit by pitch, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Jose Almarante started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, two runs (one earned), two walks, committed one pickoff error, and struck three out. (g/f:8-5)

 

Rough Outing:

Juan Castillo 0-for-5, assisted in two double plays, and threw one runner out.

 

Boxscore

Williamsport Cutters Official Site Post Game

 

 

Johnson City beat Greeneville 6-3

 

Individual Highlights:

Steven Ramos 1-for-5 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.

Matt  Williams 2-for-5 with one double, one run, one throwing error, and assisted in two double plays.

Kolby Byrd 2-for-5 with one double, one triple, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

David Washington 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one hit by pitch, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.

Gary Apelian 3-for-5 with one double, one RBI, and one run.

Roberto De La Cruz 1-for-3 with two runs, one walk, and one fielding error.

Jonathan Keener 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.

Tyler Rahmatulla 1-for-3 with one double, one hit by pitch, and assisted in two double plays.

Jose Pasen started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, three runs (one earned), three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0). (g/f:7-5)

Michael Santana entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (2). (g/f:4-0)

Tyler Mills entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck two out for the save (1). (g/f:1-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Ronald Castillo 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

 

Boxscore

Greeneville Astros Official Site Post Game

 

 

GCL Cardinals had off day

 

 

DSL: Brewers beat Cardinals 7-3

 

Individual Highlights:

Daniel Barbuena 0-for-2 with one walk, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and one hit by pitch.

Domingo Diaz 0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Alejandro Mejia 1-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Jose Gomez 1-for-4 with one RBI, two strikeouts, one throwing error, and allowed one stolen base.

 

Rough Outing:

Amauris Capellan 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Jhohan Acevedo 0-for-4 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and one outfield assist.

Hector Salazar started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, four runs (three earned), one home run, two walks, hit two batters, and struck two out for the losing decision (0-1). (gf/:8-1)

Jonathan Escudero entered in the fifth and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), one walk, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out. (g/f:5-1)

 

Boxscore

 

 

Sunday's Probables

 

Memphis (40-36) visits Omaha (41-36) @ 2:05 PM CT - P.J. Walters vs. Jeff Suppan

Tulsa (2-2) visits Springfield (1-3) @ 6:07 PM CT - David Kopp

Jupiter (0-2) visits Palm Beach (2-1) @ 5:05 PM ET - Eric Fornataro

Quad Cities (1-1) visits Wisconsin (1-1) @ 1:05 PM CT - Trevor Rosenthal

Jamestown (6-3) visits Batavia (3-6) @ 5:05 PM ET - Javier Avendano 

Johnson City (5-0) visits Greeneville (0-5) @ 6:00 PM ET - Ben Freeman

GCL: Astros (3-2) visit Cardinals (2-2) @ 12:00 PM ET - Ramon Ulacio 

DSL Cardinals (6-18) have day off

 

 

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