Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 09/04/11

Adam Ottavino allows one run over seven innings as Memphis wins third straight. Matt Adams, Daryl Jones each homer in Springfield loss. Starlin Rodriguez hits grand slam as Palm Beach splits doubleheader. Chris Costantino strikes out four over three as Johnson City wins game one of championship.

Results from games played Saturday, September 3.

 

Random Tidbits

 

Cubans outfielder/third baseman Adonis Garcia, left-handed pitcher Onelkis Garcia, and outfielder Yoennis Cespedes are all searching for a way to receive eligibility to sign with a major league club according to Baseball America.

 

John Sickels at Minor League Ball takes a look at the Peoria Javelinas (Arizona Fall League) roster which features reviews on Matt Adams, Ryan Jackson, and Oscar Taveras.

 

 

Memphis beat Nashville 4-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Nick Stavinoha 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Mark Hamilton 1-for-2 with one double, one run, two walks, one strikeout, and assisted in three double plays.

Matt Carpenter 0-for-2 with two walks.

Andrew Brown 1-for-3 with two two-out RBIs, one walk, and one strikeout.

Adam Ottavino started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (7-8).  0-for-2 with one strikeout at the plate.  (p-s:84-52)(g/f:13-2)

Bryan Augentstein entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the hold (7).  (p-s:17-10)(g/f:1-2)

Victor Marte entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (31). (p-s:16-9)(g/f:2-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Adron Chambers 0-for-5 with one strikeout.

Bryan Anderson 0-for-4 with one strikeout and allowed one stolen base.


Rehab:

Nick Punto 1-for-4 with one run, one throwing error, and assisted in two double plays.

 

Former Cardinal:

Felipe Lopez 1-for-2 with one walk, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.

 

Notes:

Tyler Greene and Tony Cruz will likely be called up on Tuesday after the Memphis regular season ends according to the Cardinals Official Site.

 

Boxscore

Memphis Redbirds Official Site Post Game

Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

 

 

Arkansas beat Springfield 7-4

 

Individual Highlights:

Ryan Jackson 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, and assisted in two double plays.

Matt Adams 2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and assisted in three double plays.

Chris Swauger 2-for-4 with one double and one walk.

Jermaine Curtis 1-for-1 at the plate.

Daryl Jones 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.

Kevin Thomas entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, committed one throwing error, and struck one out. (p-s:30-19)(g/f:3-2)

Jorge Rondon entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out. (p-s:10-7)(g/f:1-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Zack Cox 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Eric Duncan 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Donovan Solano 0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in three double plays.

John Gast started and pitched five innings.  He allowed ten hits, five earned runs, two home runs, two walks, struck one out, and picked one runner off for the losing decision (4-4). (p-s:91-58)(g/f:9-0)

Francisco Samuel entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits, two earned runs, two walks, committed one pickoff error, and struck one out. (p-s:13-4)

Jeff Lyman entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk. (p-s:17-9)(g/f:0-2)(ir-s:2-2)

 

Notes:

Eric Duncan would like to stick with the Cardinals organization after the 2011 season is up according to the Springfield News-Leader.

 

The Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League released former Springfield Cardinals second baseman Aaron Herr.  He played in 95 games going 105-for-366 (.287) with 20 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs, 57 RBIs, 52 runs, 35 walks, and 78 strikeouts.

 

Boxscore

Springfield Cardinals Official Site Post Game

Springfield News-Leader Post Game

 

 

St. Lucie beat Palm Beach 3-1 in game one of doubleheader

 

Individual Highlights:

Ted Obregon 2-for-3 with one run, one stolen base, and one caught stealing.

Alan Ahmady 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI.

Carlos Martinez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), four walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out for the losing decision (3-3). (g/f:6-3)

Chase Reid entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out. (g/f:1-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Domnit Bolivar 0-for-3 and one fielding error.

Luis De La Cruz 0-for-3, assisted in one double play, and allowed one stolen base.

Niko Vasquez 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.


Rehab for Mets:

Johan Santana started and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck two out. (g/f:2-2)

 

Boxscore

 

 

Palm Beach beat St. Lucie 10-5 in game two of doubleheader

 

Individual Highlights:

Starlin Rodriguez 2-for-4 with one home run, four two-out RBIs, two runs, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Domnit Bolivar 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Xavier Scruggs 1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, three strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Rainel Rosario 2-for-4 with one double and one run.

Robert Stock 0-for-2 with one run and two walks.

Niko Vasquez 1-for-3 with two runs and one walk.

Edgar Lara 2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.

Justin Wright entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out. (gf/f:3-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Kyle Conley 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Adam Melker 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Tyler Lyons started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck seven out for the winning decision (9-4). (g/f:6-1)

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Quad Cities @ Peoria was cancelled

 

Notes:

Oscar Taveras was ranked #4 and Kolten Wong #7 in this past week's Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet.

 

Peoria Chiefs Official Site Announcement

 

 

Auburn beat Batavia 2-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Garrett Wittels 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Danny Stienstra 1-for-4 with one double and one two-out RBI.

Corey Baker started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, hit one batter, and struck four out for the losing decision (5-3). (g/f:7-3)

Ricky Martinez entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out. (g/f:3-1)

Adam Bileckyj entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck four out. (g/f:1-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Romulo Ruiz 0-for-3 with one walk and assisted in one double play.

Jeremy Patton 0-for-3 with one walk.

David Medina 0-for-3 with one walk, three strikeouts, and one fielding error.

Victor Encarnacion 0-for-3 with one ground into double play.

 

Boxscore
Auburn Doubledays Official Site Post Game

 

 

Johnson City beat Bluefield 4-3

 

Individual Highlights:

Breyvic Valera 2-for-5 with one triple, one run, and one stolen base.

Matt Williams 1-for-2 with one RBI, one run, two walks, one sac fly, and one stolen base.

Tyler Rahmatulla 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one fielding error.

Gary Apelian 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.

Neal Pritchard 1-for-1 with one RBI and one throwing error.

David Washington 1-for-4 with one double and three strikeouts.

Chris Costantino entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck four out. (g/f:4-1)

Michael Santana entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the winning decision (1-0). (g/f:2-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Anthony Garcia 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

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

 

Boxscore

Johnson City Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

Sunday's Probables

 

Nashville (70-72) visits Memphis (76-65) @ 6:05 PM CT - Brian Broderick

Arkansas (30-38) visits Springfield (30-38) @ 2:07 PM CT – Scott Schneider

Palm Beach (38-30) visits St. Lucie (34-35) @ 11:00 AM ET – Richard Castillo

Quad Cities (40-26) visits Peoria (26-41) @ 1:00 PM CT – Zack Russell

Auburn (45-29) visits Batavia (36-38) @ 1:05 PM ET – Sam Gaviglio

Johnson City (1-0) visits Bluefield (0-1) @ 6:00 PM ET – Nick Gillung

GCL Cardinals finished 31-24 and in fourth place in the East Division

DSL Cardinals finished 27-44 and in third place in the Santo Domingo Division

 

 

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