Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/10/11

It was a rough night down on the farm for the St. Louis affiliates. The teams went a combined 3-4 but saw several very strong pitching performances turned in.

Games played Saturday, July 9.


Memphis 4 at Round Rock 5


Three runs in the sixth would be all the Express would need to top the Redbirds.


Individual highlights:

Bryan Anderson: 3-for-3, 1 2B, 1BB

Nick Stavinoha: 3-for-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI

Adron Chambers: 2-for-4, 2 R


Rough outing:

Nick Additon: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB

Andrew Brown: 0-for-5, 2 K




Round Rock 5 at Springfield 3


Rehabbing Eduardo Sanchez was saddled with the loss as he works his way back to the St. Louis bullpen.


Individual highlights:

Kevin Thomas: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 7 Ks

Zack Cox: 2-for-4, 2 RBI

Matt Adams: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 2 R

Daryl Jones: 2-for-4, 1 RBI


Rough outing:

Eduardo Sanchez: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER

David Kopp: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER




Dunedin 6 at Palm Beach 1


The Blue Jays plated runs in the fifth through eighth innings to overtake their hosts. 


Individual highlights:

Alan Ahmady: 2-for-4, run scored

Edgar Lara: 2-for-4, with a double and an RBI

Eric Fornataro: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB


Rough outing:

Domnit Bolivar: 0-for-4, error (his 10th)

Rainel Rosario: 0-for-4, 3 K




Wisconsin 0 at Quad Cities 4


The River Bandits staff combined for a three-hitter with starter Zack Russell turning in one of his top performances as a professional.


Individual highlights:

Zack Russell: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 6 K

Kolten Wong: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R

Oscar Taveras: 1-for-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 2B


Rough outing:

Packy Elkins: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 3 K




Batavia 9 at State College 3


The Muckdogs plated seven runs in the top of the sixth for the lopsided victory.


Individual highlights:

Nick Martini: 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 R

Cesar Valera: 2-for-4, 3 RBI, 1 R

Drew Benes: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 Ks

Joey Bergman: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 R


Rough outing:

Jonathan Cornelius: 4 BB, 3 IP

Eric Binder: 0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB




Johnson City 9 at Pulaski 2


Starter Tyrell Jenkins picked up his first victory as a professional after tossing six quality innings. 


Individual highlights:

Tyrell Jenkins: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 8 K

Steven Ramos: 4-for-5, 2 R, 1 SB, 1 RBI

Matt Williams: 2-for-4, 2 RBI

Kolby Byrd: 2-for-5, 1 2B

Jesus Montero: 2-for-4, 2 RBI




GCL Mets 3 at GCL Cardinals 2


Reliever Francisco Samuel put together a solid inning as he tries to re-establish himself as a top prospect.


Individual highlights:

Jem Argenal: 2-for-3, run scored

Francisco Samuel: 1 IP, 0 H, 2 K


Rough outing:

Stalyn Lopez: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K




DSL Cardinals 9, Astros 5


The Cards made the most of nine hits as they recovered from four errors. Second baseman Robelys Reyes powered the offense.


Individual highlights:

Robelys Reyes: 2-for-4, walk, double, home run, 2 runs, 5 RBI

Daniel Barbuena: 2-for-4, RBI, error

Jonathan Escudero: 4 IP, 3 H, 0R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K, win

Fidencio Flores: 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K, save


Rough outing:

Hector Salazar: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R/2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, error

Ismael Brito: 2/3 IP, 0 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Leobaldo Pina (error), Luis Cruz: 0-for-5, K




Sunday's Games


Memphis (47-42) at Round Rock: 7:05 P.M. CT – Brandon Dickson

Midland at Springfield (5-10): 7:07 P.M. CT – Joe Kelly

Dunedin at Palm Beach (9-7) doubleheader: 4:05 P.M. ET – Tyler Lyons and Justin Smith

Wisconsin at Quad Cities (8-8): 4:00 P.M. CT – Boone Whiting

Batavia (13-10) at State College: 5:05 P.M. ET Jose Almarante

Johnson City (14-5) at Pulaski: 7:00 P.M. ET – Josh Lucas

GCL: Cardinals (8-7) are off

DSL: Cardinals (12-23) are off


MLB Futures Game: 6:00 P.M. ET – Shelby Miller (US) and Carlos Martinez (World)



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