Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/31/11

The system went 4-2 on Saturday as Richard Castillo pitched six scoreless innings for Palm Beach.

Results from games played Saturday, July 30.

Memphis 6, Iowa 3


.113-hitting Nick Derba had two hits and drove in two. Freddie Bynum and Adron Chambers each scored twice. Starter Maikel Cleto allowed all three runs in six innings of work and added an RBI double. Just down from St. Louis, Raul Valdes picked up the win and Victor Marte the save.  


Individual Highlights:

Nick Derba: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K

Freddie Bynum: 2-for-4, 2 R, K

Adron Chambers: 0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R, K

Raul Valdes: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K, win

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


Rough Outing:

Andrew Brown: 0-for-3, BB, 2 K





Springfield 11, NW Arkansas 5


The Cards won their fifth straight. Matt Adams and Eric Duncan both went 2-for-4 and added four RBI each. Shelby Miller struggled, going four-plus innings on 101 pitches. He allowed three runs. Scott Schneider picked up the win in relief.


Individual Highlights:

Ryan Jackson: 2-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI, K

Matt Adams: 2-for-4, 2B, BB, 4 RBI

Eric Duncan: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB, R, 4 RBI, K, GIDP

Chris Swauger: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R

Scott Schneider: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 K, win


Rough Outing:

Shelby Miller: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 K, HR

Charles Cutler: 0-for-5, RBI

Daryl Jones: 1-for-5





Palm Beach 5, Clearwater 1


Starlin Rodriguez matched a season-high with three hits and scored twice and Kyle Conley hit his fifth home run in his last nine games. Richard Castillo tossed six shutout innings to earn his first victory with Palm Beach this season.


Individual Highlights:

Starlin Rodriguez: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI

Kyle Conley: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, K

Rainel Rosario: 2-for-3, BB, RBI, CS

Richard Castillo: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K, win


Rough Outing:

Greg Garcia, Niko Vasquez, Xavier Scruggs: 0-for-3

Ted Obregon: 0-for-3, error

Robert Stock: 0-for-4, K





Kane County 5 at Quad Cities 4


Bandits starter Zack Russell allowed five runs in the first inning, one unearned, and the offense could not quite recover. Michael Swinson doubled and tripled and Chris Edmondson drove in a pair.


Individual Highlights:

Chris Edmondson: 1-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, 2 K

Nick Longmire: 2-for-5, R, error

Michael Swinson: 2-for-3, 2B, 3B, BB, R

Drew Benes: 2 IP, all zeroes

Iden Nazario: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K


Rough Outing:

Jonathan Rodriguez: 0-for-4

Cody Stanley: 1-for-4, R, 2 K, GIDP, passed ball

Ronny Gil: 1-for-4, R, error

Zack Russell: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R/4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR, loss





Connecticut 5, Batavia 4 (12 innings)


The visiting Muckdogs scored in the eighth to send the game into extra innings but Javier Avendano yielded a walkoff home run in the 12th inning.


Individual Highlights:

Romulo Ruiz: 2-for-5, 2B, SB, 2 RBI, K

David Medina: 1-for-3, HR, 2 BB, 2 R, K


Rough Outing:

Virgil Hill: 0-for-4, BB, SB, CS, K

Roberto Reyes: 0-for-4, BB, K

Garrett Wittels: 1-for-6, R, SB, 2 K, GIDP

Kevin Moscatel: 1-for-5, K

Cesar Valera: 1-for-5, 2 K

Hector Hernandez: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K, HR

Javier Avendano: 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K, HR, loss





Johnson City 5, Bristol 1


Tyler Rahmatulla was on base four times, stole two bases, scored twice and plated two and Gary Apelian doubled, homered and drove in three. Josh Lucas allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings.


Individual Highlights:

Matt Williams: 2-for-4, 2 runs, SB

Tyler Rahmatulla: 2-for-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB, throwing error

Gary Apelian: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Josh Lucas: 6 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 K, win

Roberto Canache: 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Heath Wyatt: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K


Rough Outing:

Steven Ramos, David Washington: 0-for-4

Kolby Byrd: 0-for-4, K

Ronald Castillo: 0-for-3, 2K





Gulf Coast League: Cardinals were off



Dominican Summer League: Cardinals at Brewers (postponed)



Sunday's Probables


Memphis vs. Iowa: 6:05 P.M. CT – Brian Broderick

Springfield vs. NW Arkansas: 6:07 P.M. CT – Joe Kelly

Palm Beach vs. Clearwater: 5:05 P.M. ET – Eric Fornataro

Quad Cities vs. Kane County: 2:00 P.M. CT – Boone Whiting

Batavia at Connecticut: 1:05 P.M. ET – Jonathan Cornelius

Johnson City at Elizabethton: 7:00 P.M. ET – Kyle Hald

Gulf Coast League: Cardinals at Astros: noon EDT

Dominican Summer League: Cardinals are off



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