Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 08/01/11

The system went 3-4 on Sunday as Johnson City's Roberto De La Cruz hit two homers and drove in five.

Results from games played Sunday, July 30.

Memphis 5, Iowa 1


Redbirds starter Brian Broderick dominated the Cubs through the first seven innings allowing only four hits and three walks while fanning three. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate. Adron Chambers singled, doubled and scored. Left fielder Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter and Freddie Bynum each singled, walked, scored and drove in one.


Individual Highlights:

Freddie Bynum, Matt Carpenter: 1-for-3, BB, R, RBI

Allen Craig: 1-for-2, BB, R, RBI

Adron Chambers: 2-for-5, 2B, R

Brian Broderick: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 K, win, 2-for-3 at the plate

Cory Rauschenberger: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB


Rough Outing:

Shane Robinson: 0-for-4, BB, K

Aaron Luna: 0-for-2, K

Ron Mahay: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, K





NW Arkansas 9 at Springfield 1


The Cardinals' five-game winning streak ended. Joe Kelly allowed four runs, three earned, over six innings, lowering his Double-A ERA to 6.52. Jeff Lyman allowed the visitors to double their scoring in the seventh. Jose Garcia plated the only Springfield run on a solo homer.


Individual Highlights:

Jose Garcia: 1-for-4, HR, K

Ryan Jackson: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 K

Chris Swauger: 2-for-3


Rough Outing:

Joe Kelly: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R/3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, pickoff, throwing error, loss

Jeff Lyman: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R/ER, 1 BB, 0 K, HR

Jermaine Curtis: 0-for-4

Matt Adams, Zack Cox: 0-for-4, K

Eric Duncan: 0-for-4, 2 K





Clearwater 3 at Palm Beach 2


Eric Fornataro took his fourth straight loss despite just one of the three Threshers runs having been earned. Jordan Swagerty fanned the side in the ninth. Domnit Bolivar hit a solo home run.


Individual Highlights:

Greg Garcia: 3-for-4, 2B, RBI

Robert Stock: 2-for-4, K

Domnit Bolivar: 1-for-4, HR, K, error

Adam Melker: 1-for-2, BB, SB, R

Eric Fornataro: 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R/1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, WP, loss

Jordan Swagerty: 1 IP, all zeroes, 3 K


Rough Outing:

Starlin Rodriguez, Xavier Scruggs: 0-for-4

Kyle Conley: 0-for-4, 2 K

Niko Vasquez: 0-for-3, sac, 2 K





Quad Cities 3, Kane County 1


A Chris Edmondson walkoff home run was the difference-maker. Earlier, Kolten Wong had a solo shot. Boone Whiting allowed just one run over seven innings.


Individual Highlights:

Chris Edmondson: 3-for-4, SB, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K

Oscar Taveras: 2-for-3, BB

Kolten Wong: 1-for-4, HR, K

Boone Whiting: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 K, HR

Dean Kiekhefer: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K, win


Rough Outing:

Michael Swinson: 0-for-4

Colin Walsh: 0-for-4, K

Geoff Klein: 0-for-4, 3 K, error

Victor Sanchez: 0-for-3, BB, 2 GIDP





Connecticut 8, Batavia 2


Down only 2-1 in the sixth, Eric Binder presided over a five-run Tigers outburst that cost the Muckdogs the game. Despite yielding just two runs in five innings, Jonathan Cornelius took the loss. Joey Bergman hit a solo home run.  


Individual Highlights:

Joey Bergman: 1-for-3, BB, HR, K

Jeremy Patton: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, K

Travis Miller: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 K


Rough Outing:

Garrett Wittels (error), David Medina: 0-for-4, K

Casey Rasmus: 0-for-4, 2 K

Nick Martini: 0-for-3

Virgil Hll: 2-for-4, K, CS, picked off

Jonathan Cornelius: 5 IP, 5 H. 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HR, loss

Eric Binder: 0 IP, 2 H, 5 R/3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, HR, error





Johnson City 10 at Elizabethton 6


The Cardinals rapped out 15 hits, but yielded 13 themselves. Robert De La Cruz hit a pair of home runs and drove in five. Ryan Sherriff and Logan Billbrough combined for six one-run innings in relief.


Individual Highlights:

Matt Williams: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 runs, BB, 2K

Tyler Rahmatulla: 3-for-4, 2B, BB, R

Gary Apelian: 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, GIDP

Anthony Garcia: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, RBI, K

Roberto De La Cruz: 2-for-6, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 K

Logan Billbrough: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 K, win

Ryan Sherriff: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K


Rough Outing:

Steven Ramos: 0-for-5, BB

Kolby Byrd: 0-for-5, SF

Kyle Hald: 4 IP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, WP





Gulf Coast League: Astros 4, Cardinals 3


The Cardinals almost made it back, scoring two in the ninth, but fell short. The Cards out-hit the ‘Stros, 13-8.  Dail Villanueva went five innings, allowing three runs, two earned.


Individual Highlights:

C.J. McElroy 1-for-4, BB, 2 RBI

Luis Mateo: 2-for-5, CS

Luis Perez: 2-for-5, double, RBI

Sam Tuivailala: 3-for-3, BB, 2 runs
Lance Jefferies: 2-for-4, K

Dutch Deol: 2-for-3, double, BB, K

Cesar Aguilar: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K, WP


Rough Outing:

Phil Cerreto: 0-for-5, 2K

Gerwuins Velazco: 0-for-4





Dominican Summer League: Cardinals were off



Monday's Probables


Memphis vs. Iowa: 7:05 P.M. CT – Blaine Boyer

Springfield vs. NW Arkansas: 7:07 P.M. CT – John Gast

Palm Beach vs. Clearwater: 6:35 P.M. ET – Carlos Martinez

Quad Cities vs. Kane County: 7:00 P.M. CT – Anthony Ferrara

Batavia at Connecticut: 7:05 P.M. ET – Jose Almarante

Johnson City at Elizabethton: 7:00 P.M. ET – Eduardo Hiraldo

Gulf Coast League: Cardinals at Marlins: noon ET

Dominican Summer League: Cardinals vs. A's: 10:30 AM ET



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