Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 08/20/11

Nick Stavinoha drives in four runs as Memphis wins second straight. Eric Fornataro strikes out six over seven innings but Palm Beach ends seven-game winning streak. Gary Apelian hits two homers in Johnson City's extra innings loss.

Results from games played Friday, August 19.

 

Memphis beat Las Vegas 11-6

 

Individual Highlights:

Adron Chambers 2-for-3 with two runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, two stolen bases, and two caught stealing.

Shane Robinson 1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs, and two walks.

Nick Stavinoha 2-for-3 with one home run, four RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, two walks, and one strikeout.

Matt Carpenter 2-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one throwing error, and one fielding error.

Tyler Greene 3-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in three double plays.

Tony Cruz 3-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and allowed one stolen base.

Pete Kozma 0-for-2 with two runs, two walks, and assisted three double plays.

Victor Marte entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (25). (p-s:2-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Bryan Anderson 0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.

Adam Ottavino started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, two walks, and struck four out for the winning decision (6-8). (p-s:96-55)(g/f:11-3)

Rich Rundles entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck two out. (p-s:17-10)(ir-s:2-2)

Chuckie Fick entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one unearned run, two walks, committed one throwing error, and struck two out for the hold (14). (p-s:37-22)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0)

 

Notes:

Former St. Louis Cardinal Josh Kinney was promoted by the White Sox to join the major league club.

 

Boxscore

Memphis Redbirds Official Site Post Game

 

 

San Antonio beat Springfield 4-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Jim Rapoport 0-for-2 with one RBI, one sac fly, one hit by pitch, and one fielding error.

Zack Cox 1-for-4 and one throwing error.

Charles Cutler 0-for-2 with one run, one hit by pitch, and allowed three stolen bases.

Chris Swauger 2-for-3 with one strikeout and one fielding error.

Kevin Thomas entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out. (p-s:22-14)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Ryan Jackson (2 K), Matt Adams, Eric Duncan (1 K) 0-for-4

Donovan Solano 0-for-3

John Gast 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, loss

 

Notes:

John Mozeliak said Shelby Miller will pitch before the end of the 2011 season.

 

Boxscore

Springfield Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Jupiter beat Palm Beach 2-0

 

Individual Highlights:

Starlin Rodriguez 1-for-3 with one hit by pitch, two strikeouts, and assisted in three double plays.

Alan Ahmady 0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.

Rainel Rosario 1-for-4 at the plate.

Niko Vasquez 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Luis De La Cruz 0-for-2 with one walk and one stolen base.

Eric Fornataro started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, three walks, threw two wild pitches, and struck six out for the losing decision (7-12). (g/f:9-3)

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

Chase Reid entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out. (g/f:1-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Greg Garcia (2 K), Kyle Conley, Xavier Scruggs 0-for-4, K

Domnit Bolivar 0-for-3

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Clinton beat Quad Cities 5-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Jonathan Rodriguez 1-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Geoff Klein 3-for-4 with two doubles and one two-out RBI.

Packy Elkins 0-for-2 with one two-out RBI, two walks, and one strikeout.

 

Rough Outing:

Ronny Gil 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Nick Longmire 0-for-4 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.

Oscar Taveras 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

Boone Whiting started and pitched five innings.  He allowed eight hits, three earned runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out for the losing decision (3-2). (g/f:3-5)

Drew Benes entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, and threw one wild pitch. (g/f:8-1)

 

Boxscore

Quad Cities River Bandits Official Site Post Game

 

 

Lowell beat Batavia 12-8

 

Individual Highlights:

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

Romulo Ruiz 1-for-3 with one double, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, and one fielding error.

Jeremy Patton 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run.

Roberto Reyes 0-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.

Virgil Hill 1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and three strikeouts.

Nick Martini 1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and one run.

Cesar Valera 2-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and one fielding error.

Yunior Castillo entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out. (g/f:2-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Jose Almarante started and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, two walks, committed one pickoff error, and struck four out. (g/f:0-3)

Adam Bileckyj entered in the fourth and pitched to eight batters.  He allowed three hits, six runs (one earned), one home run, two walks, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-3). (g/f:2-0)

Pat Daugherty entered in the fourth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out. (g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-1)

Manuel De La Cruz entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck one out. (g/f:0-3)

 

Notes:

Former Cardinals minor league signee and Mariners prospect Vicente Campos was named to Baseball America's ‘In The Team Photo' section of the Prospect Hot Sheet.

 

Boxscore

Lowell Spinners Official Site Post Game

The Daily News Post Game

 

 

Danville beat Johnson City 5-4 in 16 innings

 

Individual Highlights:

Matt Williams 2-for-6 with two doubles, one walk, one stolen base, and one throwing error.

Ronald Castillo 1-for-1 at the plate.

Gary Apelian 3-for-7 with two home runs, two RBIs, two runs, two strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.

David Washington 0-for-5 with two walks and two strikeouts.

Kolby Byrd 2-for-6 with one double and one run.

Jesus Montero 1-for-1 at the plate.

Breyvic Valera 0-for-5 with one RBI, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Chris Costantino entered in the fifth and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out. (g/f:2-2)

Dyllon Nuernberg entered in the tenth and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out. (g/f:3-3)

Michael Santana entered in the 13th and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out. (g/f:4-2)

 

Rough Outing:

Anthony Garcia 0-for-5 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Roberto De La Cruz 0-for-7 with two strikeouts.

Tyler Rahmatulla 0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Nick Gillung started and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one walk, one balk, and struck two out. (g/f:5-2)

Heath Wyatt entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits, one earned run, and hit one batter for the hold (3). (g/f:3-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Logan Billbrough entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk for the blown save (1). (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)

Matt Rein entered in the 16th and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one intentional walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-1). (g/f:2-0)

 

Boxscore

 

 

GCL Cardinals had day off

 

 

DSL: Mariners beat Cardinals 8-2 in game one of doubleheader

 

Individual Highlights:

Robelys Reyes 2-for-3 with one triple and one run.

Leobaldo Pina 1-for-2 with one double, two RBIs, one sac fly., and assisted in one double play.

 

Rough Outing:

Rafael Medina, Fernando Baez, Junior Augustin, George Araujo 0-for-3

Carlos Torres, Jose Gomez, Jhohan Acevedo 0-for-2

Jonathan Escudero 5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, loss

Delvi Rodriguez 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 4 R/0 ER, 2 BB

 

Boxscore

 

 

DSL: Mariners @ Cardinals game two of doubleheader was cancelled

 

 

Saturday's Probables

 

Memphis (66-60) visits Albuquerque (64-63) @ 7:05 PM PT – Maikel Cleto vs. Mike Parisi

Springfield (23-30) visits Corpus Christi (20-33) @ 7:05 PM CT – Mike Blazek

Palm Beach (31-23) visits Jupiter (21-33) @ 6:35 PM ET – Kevin Siegrist

Beloit (25-28) visits Quad Cities (30-23) @ 7:00 PM CT – Anthony Ferrara

Mahoning Valley (33-26) visits Batavia (27-31) @ 7:05 PM ET – Ryan Sherriff

Danville (33-24) visits Johnson City (37-20) @ 6:00 PM ET – Eduardo Hiraldo

GCL: Cardinals (28-20) visit Astros (16-33) @ 12:00 PM ET – Stalyn Lopez

DSL: Brewers (44-26) visit Cardinals (26-44) @ 10:30 AM ET – Luis Perdomo

 

 

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