Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/09/11

The Cardinals system went 5-1 on Friday as Gulf Coast League catcher Luis Perez was a one-man wrecking crew, hitting two singles, a double, two home runs, scoring five and driving in six.

Results from games played Friday, July 8.

Memphis 3 at Round Rock 1


Tyler Greene's game-winning, two-run home run in the top of seventh was the difference-maker. Mike Blazek excelled in his Triple-A debut.


Individual Highlights:

Tyler Greene: 2-for-5, home run, 2 RBI, K

Andrew Brown: 2-for-3, home run, walk, RBI

Jim Rapoport: 2-for-4, double

Mike Blazek: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 K, wild pitch, win

Chuckie Fick: 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Victor Marte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 K, save


Rough Outing:

Mark Hamilton: 0-for-3, HBP

Matt Carpenter: 0-for-4, 2 K, GIDP





Frisco 15 at Springfield 11


The Cards fought part of the way back after being down 10-2 in the fourth inning, but couldn't close the entire gap. Half of Scott Schneider's ten runs were unearned as both he and shortstop Ryan Jackson committed errors.


Individual Highlights:

Jose Garcia: 3-for-6, double, run, 3 RBI, stolen base

Matt Adams: 2-for-6, run, 2 K

Eric Duncan: 2-for-5, run, K

Zack Cox: 4-for-5, 2 doubles, run

Alex Castellanos: 1-for-3, double, walk, 2 runs, RBI

Charles Cutler: 2-for-4, 2 runs

Chris Swauger: 2-for-4, triple, walk, run, RBI, K

Daryl Jones: 1-for-4, walk, run, 3 RBI, K

Daniel Calhoun: 3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, error


Rough Outing:

Ryan Jackson: 1-for-5, RBI, K, error

Scott Schneider: 3 1/3 IP, 9 H, 10 R/5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2 balks, error, loss

Samuel Freeman: 2 IP, 5 H, 4 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K





Dunedin at Palm Beach (postponed)


The two clubs will try again to play the postponed game via a Sunday double-header of seven innings each.



Quad Cities 7 at Burlington 5 (10 innings)


The Bandits forced extras on Michael Swinson's eighth inning double and scored three times in the tenth to win the road series.


Individual Highlights:

Michael Swinson: 2-for-3, double, 2 walks, 2 runs, SF, 2 RBI

Oscar Taveras: 2-for-6, double, run, 2 RBI, 2 K

Geoff Klein: 2-for-4, double, walk, 2 RBI, K

Packy Elkins: 1-for-2, 2 walks, SAC

Trevor Rosenthal: 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R/3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 HR

Justin Edwards: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 4 K, win


Rough Outing:

Chris Edmondson: 0-for-5, RBI, 2 K

Colin Walsh: 0-for-5, GIDP





Batavia 4, State College 3


Roberto Reyes was credited with three stolen bases, including home but a walkoff double by David Medina ended it. Adam Bileckyj threw three dominant innings for the win.


Individual Highlights:

Roberto Reyes: 1-for-5, 2 runs, RBI, 3 stolen bases, K

David Medina: 1-for-4, double, walk, RBI, K

Jeremy Patton: 1-for-4, walk, run, RBI

Juan Castillo: 2-for-3, double. Walk

Corey Baker: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 K, wild pitch

Adam Bileckyj: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 K, win


Rough Outing:

Romulo Ruiz, Nick Martini: 0-for-2, K

Pat Daugherty: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 K, wild pitch





Johnson City 8 at Pulaski 0 (5 innings)


Neal Pritchard plated four in the rain-shortened road tilt as Ben Freeman is credited with a shutout. David Washington tripled and stole home.


Individual Highlights:

Steven Ramos: 2-for-4, double, picked off

Kolby Byrd: 3-for-4

David Washington: 1-for-2, triple, walk, 3 runs, stolen base

Matt Williams: 0-for-1, 2 walks, 2 runs, RBI, stolen base

Neal Pritchard: 2-for-3, double, 4 RBI

Ben Freeman: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K, win





Gulf Coast League: Cardinals 17 at Nationals 6


The Cards plated eight runs in the eighth inning to turn a two-run lead into a slaughter. The visitors stole three bases, collected 14 singles, two doubles, a triple and two homers from Luis Perez.


Individual Highlights:

Cesar Valera: 3-for-6, 4 runs, 1 K, stolen base

Luis Perez: 5-for-6, double, two home runs, 5 runs, 6 RBI

Sam Tuivailala: 3-for-5, walk, 2 runs, 2 RBI, stolen base, error

Victor Encarnacion: 3-for-5, triple, walk run, 2 RBI

Lance Jeffries: 2-for-5, walk, run, strikeout, stolen base

Ildemaro Vargas: 1-for-2, double, run, RBI

Anthony Bryant: 1-for-3, 2 walks, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 2 K, stolen base

Arturo Toribio: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R/1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, win


Rough Outing:

Michael Knox: 0-for-5, walk, 2 Ks

Kenny Peoples-Walls: 0-for-4, 3 Ks, 2 errors





Dominican Summer League: Cardinals 1 at Brewers 1


This game was suspended in the middle of the eighth inning. A completion date was not immediately made available. Juan Bautista and Kender Villegas allowed just two hits and fanned eight over seven innings.


Individual Highlights:

Robelys Reyes: 1-for-3, double, walk, run

Ronnierd Garcia: 1-for-3, RBI, K

Juan Bautista: 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 5 BB, 5 K

Kender Villegas: 3 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K


Rough Outing:

Daniel Barbuena: 0-for-4

Jose Pena: 0-for-3, K, GIDP

Jose Martinez, George Araujo: 0-for-3, 2 K





Saturday's Games


Memphis (47-41) at Round Rock: 7:05 P.M. CT – Nick Additon

Frisco at Springfield (5-9): 7:07 P.M. CT – Kevin Thomas

Dunedin at Palm Beach (9-6): 5:05 P.M. ET – Eric Fornataro

Wisconsin at Quad Cities (7-8): 7:00 P.M. CT – Zack Russell

Batavia (12-10) at State College: 7:05 P.M. ET - Jonathan Cornelius

Johnson City (13-5) at Pulaski: 7:00 P.M. ET - Tyrell Jenkins

GCL: Mets at Cardinals (8-6): 11:00 A.M. ET

DSL: Astros at Cardinals (11-23): 10:30 A.M. ET



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