Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 08/08/11

John Vuch talks prospects. Allen Craig, Nick Stavinoha, and Mark Hamilton each drive in two runs in Memphis victory. Donovan Solano hits a grand slam as Springfield splits doubleheader. Romulo Ruiz hits three-run shot in Batavia win.

Results from games played Sunday, August 7.

 

Farm News

 

John Vuch was on KMOX with Dan McLaughlin and discussed Shelby Miller, Carlos Martinez, Aaron Luna, Kolten Wong, Zack Cox, Matt Carpenter, Adron Chambers, Nick Stavinoha, Maikel Cleto, Pete Kozma, and Tyler Greene.

 

 

Memphis beat Reno 10-3

 

Individual Highlights:

Tyler Greene 1-for-4 with two runs, one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.

Allen Craig 1-for-3 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, three runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one outfield assist.

Nick Stavinoha 2-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, one run, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.

Mark Hamilton 2-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, two runs, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.

Matt Carpenter 3-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.

Bryan Anderson 2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and one strikeout.

Pete Kozma 2-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.

Brandon Dickson started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed ten hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck three out for the winning decision (5-9).  0-for-3 with one sacrifice and one strikeout at the plate.  (p-s:100-70)(g/f:14-3)

 

Rough Outing:

Jess Todd entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck two out. (p-s:20-18)(g/f:1-0)

 

Notes:

Matt Carpenter is currently riding a 13-game hitting streak.

 

Former Cardinal:

Joe Mather 1-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, and grounded into two double plays.

 

Boxscore

Colorado Springs Sky Sox Official Site Post Game

Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

 

 

Springfield beat Tulsa 9-3 in game one of doubleheader

 

Individual Highlights:

Daryl Jones 2-for-4 with two runs and one walk.

Ryan Jackson 1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and two strikeouts.

Matt Adams 0-for-1 with one run and three walks.

Aaron Luna 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Donovan Solano 1-for-4 with one home run, four RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Jermaine Curtis 2-for-3 with one run and one walk.

Audry Perez 2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

John Gast started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed eight hits, three earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck five out for the winning decision (4-1).  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and grounded into one double play at the plate. (p-s:94-66)(g/f:11-3)

 

Boxscore

 

 

Tulsa beat Springfield 4-1 in game two of doubleheader

 

Individual Highlights:

Jim Rapoport 1-for-2 with one walk, grounded into one double play, and one outfield assist.

Matt Adams 1-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one walk, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.


Rough Outing:

Nick Additon started and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, two home runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the losing decision (3-1).  1-for-1 at the plate. (p-s:53-30)(g/f:2-6)

Scott Schneider entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, two runs (one earned), and threw one wild pitch. (p-s:20-12)(g/f:1-2)

Nick Greenwood entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out. (p-s:15-11)(ir-s:1-1)

 

Boxscore

Springfield Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

 

Fort Myers @ Palm Beach was postponed

 

Palm Beach Official Site Announcement

 

 

Beloit beat Quad Cities 8-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Kolten Wong 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one sac fly, one strikeout, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.

Mike O'Neill 1-for-2 with two walks, one stolen base, one strikeout, and one passed ball.

Oscar Taveras 1-for-4 with one RBI.

Cody Stanley 1-for-4 with one double and three strikeouts.

Justin Edwards entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out. (g/f:0-1)


Rough Outing:

Michael Swinson 0-for-4 at the plate.

Geoff Klein 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Anthony Ferrara started and pitched six innings.  He allowed nine hits, four earned runs, one home run, and struck four out for the losing decision (10-6). (g/f:8-1)

Hector Corpas entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, four earned runs, and struck two out. (g/f:1-1)

 

Boxscore

Quad Cities River Bandits Official Site Post Game

 

 

Batavia beat Williamsport 8-4

 

Individual Highlights:

Garrett Wittels 1-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and grounded into one double play.

Danny Stienstra 1-for-3 with two runs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Romulo Ruiz 1-for-3 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, two runs, one walk, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

David Medina 1-for-3 with one run and one walk.

Juan Castillo 1-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and allowed one stolen base.

Virgil Hill 1-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.

Cesar Valera 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.

Travis Miller entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the winning decision (2-0). (g/f:3-1)

Javier Avendano entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck three out for the save (2). (g/f:3-2)

 

Rough Outing:

Phil Cerreto 0-for-3 at the plate.

Roberto Reyes 0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Jose Almarante started and pitched four innings.  He allowed nine hits, four earned runs, and one home run. (g/f:7-4)

 

Boxscore

Williamsport Cutters Official Site Post Game

 

 

Bluefield beat Johnson City 7-6 in 10 innings

 

Individual Highlights:

Steven Ramos 3-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one caught stealing.

Matt Williams 2-for-5 with two RBIs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Tyler Rahmatulla 1-for-5 with one double, one run, and assisted in one double play.

Roberto De La Cruz 1-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

David Washington 2-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, one strikeout, was picked off., and assisted in one double play.

Jesus Montero 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Nick Gillung entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck three out.

 

Rough Outing:

Eduardo Hiraldo started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, three home runs, one balk, and struck five out. (g/f:6-5)

Roberto Canache entered in the ninth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-1). (g/f:2-0)

Michael Santana entered in the tenth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one walk. (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-2)

 

Boxscore

 

 

GCL: Cardinals beat Nationals 4-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Ildemaro Vargas 2-for-4 with one double, two runs, and one walk.

Luis Perez 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, one sacrifice, and allowed on stolen base.

Lance Jeffries 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one stolen base, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.

Anthony Bryant 2-for-3 with one triple, one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.

Kenny Peoples-Walls 0-for-2 with two walks, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Tyler Melling entered in the fifth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck three out for the winning decision (5-0). (g/f:4-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Willy Paulino entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out for the save (10). (g/f:2-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Gerwuins Velazco 0-for-5 with one strikeout.

Stalyn Lopez started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck five out. (g/f:5-3)

 

Boxscore

 

 

DSL Cardinals had day off

 

 

Monday's Probables

 

Memphis (58-57) visits Colorado Springs (53-63) @ 7:05 PM MT - Adam Ottavino

Springfield (21-22) visits Tulsa (20-23) @ 7:05 PM CT – Mike Blazek

Fort Myers (16-26) visits Palm Beach (23-20) for a doubleheader beginning @ 5:05 PM ET – Carlos Martinez, Tyler Lyons

Quad Cities (26-16) visits Beloit (19-23) @ 7:00 PM CT – Ryan Copeland

Batavia (24-26) visits Williamsport (28-22) @ 7:05 PM ET – Todd McInnis

Bluefield (26-20) visits Johnson City (30-16) @ 7:00 PM ET – Jose Pasen

GCL: Mets (20-20) visit Cardinals (23-17) @ 2:00 PM ET – Brad Watson

DSL: Cardinals (21-34) visit Rays (25-32) @ 10:30 AM ET – Juan Bautista

 

 

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