Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/05/11

The Cardinals system went 3-4 on Monday. Johnson City's Gary Apelian was on base all five times and had four RBI on a walk, two singles, a triple and home run.

Results from games played Monday, July 4.

Nashville 5, Memphis 4


The visiting Redbirds gave back 2-1 and 3-2 leads before pulling even at 4 in the eighth. The game ended on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch by Chuckie Fick after a Nick Stavinoha error. Tyler Greene homered and drove in two to lead the offense.


Individual Highlights:

Adam Ottavino: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 home run

Adron Chambers: 2-for-5, run

Tyler Greene: 4-for-5, home run, 2 runs, 2 RBI


Rough Outing:

Cory Rauschenberger: 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, 1 K, 1 home run

Rich Rundles: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R/0 ER, 1 BB, hit by pitch, loss

Chuckie Fick: 1/3 IP, walkoff hit by pitch

Nick Stavinoha: 1-for-4, strikeout, missed catch error

Andrew Brown: 0-for-4, strikeout

Pete Kozma: 0-for-4, two strikeouts





Midland 15, Springfield 5


The home club scored early and often - five in the first, six in the second and four in the fourth - eliminating the Cardinals' brief one-run lead. Ex-Cardinals farmhand Gary Daley went six innings for Midland while Cards starter Kevin Thomas had one of the ugliest lines of the season.


Individual Highlights:

Samuel Freeman: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER

Jose Garcia: 2-for-5, walk, run scored, RBI, strikeout

Eric Duncan: 2-for-4, walk, run

Jermaine Curtis: 2-for-4, double, RBI, two strikeouts

Charles Cutler: 1-for-3, two walks, run


Rough Outing:

Kevin Thomas: 1 1/3 IP, 9 H, 11 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, loss

Jose Rada: 2 2/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 K





Palm Beach 6, Bradenton 2


Starter Joe Kelly continued to pitch well, going 6 2/3. Alan Ahmady was on base three times, scored twice and drove in two others.


Individual Highlights:

Joe Kelly: 6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 K, win

Jordan Swagerty: 1 IP, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Niko Vasquez: 3-for-4, run

Alan Ahmady: 1-for-2, double, 2 walks, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI

Robert Stock: 1-for-2, double, 2 walks, RBI


Rough Outing:

Ted Obregon: 0-for-4, RBI, fielding error





Kane County 3, Quad Cities 2 (11 innings)


#1 draft pick Kolten Wong hit his first professional home run to put the visitors up 2-1 in the fifth, but the Bandits did not score again. Hector Corpas blew the save in the ninth and Cale Johnson yielded the walkoff in the 11th without recording an out.


Individual Highlights:

Boone Whiting: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

Kolten Wong: 1-for-4, walk, 2 runs, home run, strikeout


Rough Outing:

Hector Corpas: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K, wild pitch, blown save

Cale Johnson: 0 IP, 1 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, throwing error, loss

Chris Edmondson: 0-for-5, strikeout

Packy Elkins: 0-for-4, strikeout

Michael Swinson: 0-for-3, walk, strikeout, throwing error





Batavia 3, Mahoning Valley 2


In front of a home crowd that included farm director John Vuch, starter Jonathan Cornelius was sharp, allowing just two baserunners over the first four innings. The home club came back to win with three in the bottom of the eighth. Oddly, all three runs scored on Mahoning Valley errors, so no Muckdogs received RBIs.


Individual Highlights:

Jonathan Cornelius: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 4 K, 1 HBP

Drew Benes: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Danny Miranda: 1 IP, all zeroes, save

Romulo Ruiz: 2-for-4, double, two strikeouts


Rough Outing:

Juan Castillo: 1-for-4, 3 strikeouts, run, two passed balls

Nick Martini: 0-for-3, strikeout

Virgil Hill: 0-for-3, 2 strikeouts, stolen base





Johnson City 9 at Kingsport 7


Gary Apelian was on base all five times. He and David Washington went deep for the visitors, who were ahead 9-1 before the game got interesting late.


Individual Highlights:

Gary Apelian: 4-for-4, triple, home run, walk, run, 4 RBI

Anthony Garcia: 2-for-4, three runs, RBI

Steven Ramos: 2-for-4, two runs, strikeout, two stolen bases

Roberto Canache: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 2 K

Heath Wyatt: 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 K, save


Rough Outing:

Matt Williams: 0-for-5, two strikeouts

Josh Lucas: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, win

Ryan Sherriff: 2/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR





Gulf Coast League: Mets 3, Cardinals 2


Starter Ramon Ulacio yielded all three runs in the fourth as the Cardinals gave up a 1-0 lead. Despite 11 hits, the Cards' offense crossed home plate just twice.


Individual Highlights:

Ildemaro Vargas: 3-for-4, double, walk

Dutch Deol: 2-for-4, double, two runs scored, strikeout

Leandro Mateo: 0-for-4, 2 RBI, stolen base

Willy Paulino: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K, pickoff

Angel Tapia: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K


Rough Outing:

Ramon Ulacio: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 K, loss

Hector Garcia: 1-for-4, 1 K

Gerwuins Velazco: 1-for-4, 3 K




Dominican Summer League: Cardinals at Marlins (postponed)



Tuesday's Probables


Memphis (45-39) at Nashville: 7:05 P.M. CT – Nick Additon

Springfield (3-8, 35-46) at Midland: 7:35 P.M. CT – John Gast

Bradenton at Palm Beach (8-3, 37-43): 6:35 P.M. ET – Justin Smith

Quad Cities (4-7, 44-36) at Kane County: 1:00 P.M. CT – TBA

Mahoning Valley at Batavia (8-10): 7:05 P.M. ET – Jose Almarante

Johnson City (11-3) at Bluefield: 7:00 P.M. ET – Kyle Hald

Gulf Coast League: Cardinals (5-6) are off

Dominican Summer League: Brewers at Cardinals (10-21): 10:30 A.M. EDT



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