Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 7/17/11

The St. Louis Cardinals minor league affiliates went 5-2 on Saturday. Highlights included a strong pitching performance from Joe Kelly and a big day at the plate for Oscar Taveras.

Round Rock 3 at Memphis 2

Nick Additon allowed only three runs in seven solid innings but it was not enough as Round Rock's Martin Perez stifled the Redbird offense.


Individual highlights:

Nick Additon: 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Ron Mahay: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Jim Rapoport: 2-for-4

Aaron Luna: 1-for-4, HR


Rough Outing:

Nick Stavinoha: 0-for-4

Pete Kozma: 0-for-4


Springfield 7 at Northwest Arkansas 3

Joe Kelly earned his first Double-A win after going eight solid innings.


Individual highlights:

Joe Kelly: 8 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K

Jose Garcia: 2-for-4, 2B, 1 R

Shane Robinson: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI


Rough Outing:

Ryan Jackson: 1-for-4, 3 K


Palm Beach 3 at Tampa 2

The Cardinals put a tally on the board in the eighth and ninth to overtake the Yankees.


Individual highlights:

Niko Vasquez: 2-for-4, 2 K

Robert Stock: 1-for-4, 3B

Tyler Lyons: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

Jordan Swagerty: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K


Rough outing:

Rainel Rosario: 0-for-3, 1 K

Ted Obregon:  0-for-3, 1 K


Bowling Green 7 at Quad Cities 8

The River Bandits scored in the bottom of the 12th to send the Hot Rods home disappointed.


Individual highlights:

Oscar Taveras: 4-for-7, 2 2B

Cody Stanley: 2-for-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Geoff Klein: 4-for-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI


Rough outing:

Kolten Wong: 0-for-6, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Drew Benes: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB


Batavia 4 at Auburn 2

Tied going into the eighth, the Muckdogs put a crooked number on the board in the top of the inning and held on for the victory.


Individual highlights:

Juan Castillo: 2-for-4

Romulo Ruiz: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI

Sean Watson: 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K


Rough outing:

Garrett Wittels: 1-for-5, 2 K


Princeton 3 at Johnson City 2

The Rays scored in the top of the 10th to gain the road victory.


Individual highlights:

Tyler Rahmatulla: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Gary Apelian: 2-for-4

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


Rough outing:

David Bergin: 0-for-4, 3 K


GCL Astros 0 at GCL Cardinals 7

Four Cardinals pitchers combined to three-hit the Astros.


Individual highlights:

Ramon Ulacio: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 K

Hector Garcia: 3-for-4, HR, 3 R, 4 RBI

Adam Ehrlich: 3-for-4


Rough outing:

Lance Jeffries: 0-for-3


Sunday's Probables


Memphis vs. Round Rock: 7:05 P.M. ET – Brandon Dickson

Springfield at NW Arkansas: 7:00 P.M. CT – John Gast

Palm Beach vs. Brevard County: 5:05 P.M. ET – Arquimedes Nieto

Quad Cities vs. Bowling Green: 3:00 P.M. ET – Boone Whiting

Batavia vs. Auburn: 5:05 P.M. ET – Seth Maness

Johnson City vs. Princeton: 6:00 P.M. ET – Josh Lucas

Gulf Coast League: Cardinals at Marlins: noon EDT

Dominican Summer League: Cardinals off



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