Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 09/05/11

John Vuch talks farm system. Nick Gillung strikes out six and allows one run over six as Johnson City sweeps Appalachian League championship. Nick Stavinoha drives in three runs as Memphis wins third straight. Travis Tartamella knocks in two of Springfield's three runs in loss.

Results from games played Sunday, September 4.

 

Around The Farm System

 

John Vuch visited with Dan McLaughlin on KMOX and discusses the players heading to the Arizona Fall League with Matt Adams playing every day at first base and a possibility in the outfield, Ryan Jackson getting time at shortstop and second base.  Other things on the agenda included plans for movement of players through the system with the season over, the Johnson City team (pre-championship talk), and the Gulf Coast League club.  In the second segment, Vuch talks offseason workouts for pitchers, Shelby Miller, Carlos Martinez, Kolten Wong, player movement among draft picks, Victor Marte, Zack Cox, Shane Robinson, and Adron Chambers.

 

 

Memphis beat Nashville 5-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Tyler Greene 1-for-4 with two runs and one stolen base.
Nick Stavinoha 2-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs, and one run.

Freddie Bynum 0-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Pete Kozma 0-for-2 with one RBI and one sac fly.

Cory Rauschenberger started and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, and struck three out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout at the plate. (p-s:64-36)(g/f:2-4)

Jess Todd entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the winning decision (2-1).  0-for-1 at the plate. (p-s:16-10)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Rich Rundles entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and stuck one out. (p-s:11-8)(g/f:1-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Matt Carpenter 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Bryan Anderson 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and threw out one of three runners.

Pete Parise entered in the fourth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:30-23)(g/f2-3)

Chuckie Fick entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck one out. (p-s:19-8)(g/f:1-1)

 

Former Cardinal:

Felipe Lopez 0-for-3 with one walk and one throwing error.

 

Notes:

Tony LaRussa said that Nick Stavinoha is unlikely to get called up after Memphis' season, according to the Cardinals Official Site.

 

Mark Hamilton is also being mentioned as a possible call up along with Tyler Greene and Tony Cruz after the Memphis season finale according to the Post-Dispatch.

 

Boxscore

Memphis Redbirds Official Site Post Game

Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

 

 

Arkansas beat Springfield 10-3

 

Individual Highlights:

Ryan Jackson 1-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.

Eric Duncan 1-for-4 with one double, two strikeouts, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Travis Tartamella 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

 

Rough Outing:

Chris Swauger 0-for-4 with one strikeout and one outfield assist.

Samuel Freeman entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, two walks, and threw one wild pitch. (p-s:26-14)(g/f:2-1)

Nick Greenwood entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck three out. (p-s:36-22)(g/f:2-1)

Jeff Lyman entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, and two home runs. (p-s:31-21)(g/f:2-2)

 

Boxscore

Springfield Cardinals Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Corner Post Game

Springfield News-Leader Post Game

 

 

Palm Beach beat St. Lucie 4-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Xavier Scruggs 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.

Edgar Lara 1-for-1 at the plate.

Alan Ahmady 1-for-4 with one run and one walk.

Rainel Rosario 1-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

Kyle Conley 2-for-5 with one strikeout.

Domnit Bolivar 2-for-2 with one RBI.

Niko Vasquez 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, and grounded into one double play.

Richard Castillo started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, three walks, hit one batter, and struck two out for the winning decision (5-4). (g/f:1-5)

Jesse Simpson entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (7). (g/f:0-2)

Daniel Calhoun entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (4). (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:3-0)

Chase Reid entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (3). (ir-s:3-0)

Keith Butler entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out for the save (12). (ir-s:2-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Adam Melker 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

TC Palm Post Game

 

 

Peoria beat Quad Cities 4-3 in 12 innings

 

Individual Highlights:

Oscar Taveras 3-for-6 with one run.

Jonathan Rodriguez 0-for-3 with one run and two walks.

Cody Stanley 2-for-5 with one RBI.

Nick Longmire 1-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Chris Edmondson 2-for-4 with one RBI, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.

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

Aidan Lucas entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.

Drew Benes entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one intentional walk, and struck one out. (g/f:3-2)

Dean Kiekhefer entered in the tenth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out. (g/f:4-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Kolten Wong 0-for-6 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and one throwing error.

Ronny Gil 0-for-3 with one strikeout and one fielding error.

Geoff Klein 0-for-5 at the plate.

Zack Russell started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), one walk, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, committed one throwing error, and struck three out. (g/f:7-2)

 

Boxscore

Quad Cities River Bandits Official Site Post Game

 

 

Batavia beat Auburn 4-2

 

Individual Highlights:

Vance Albitz 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, two runs, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.

Romulo Ruiz 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and assisted in one double play.

Jeremy Patton 2-for-4 with one triple, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.

Sam Gaviglio started and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck three out. (g/f:3-2)

Javier Avendano entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-2). (g/f:2-0)

Ethan Cole entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit and no runs. (g/f:2-3)

 

Rough Outing:

Garrett Wittels 0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.

Danny Stienstra 0-for-4 at the plate.

Victor Encarnacion 0-for-3 at the plate.

Travis Miller entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run. (g/f:2-1)

Danny Miranda entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run. (g/f:2-0)

 

Boxscore

Auburn Doubledays Official Site Post Game

The Batavian Post Game (including photos)

The Daily News Post Game

 

 

Johnson City beat Bluefield 4-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Matt Williams 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Gary Apelian 1-for-3 with two runs and one hit by pitch.

Neal Pritchard 2-for-3 with two doubles, one two-out RBI, two runs, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.

Roberto De La Cruz 1-for-4 with one double and one two-out RBI.

Jonathan Keener 3-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and picked one runner off.

Nick Gillung started and pitched six innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, two walks, and struck six out for the winning decision (1-0). (g/f:6-5)

Logan Billbrough entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck four out for the save (1). (g/f:1-2)

 

Rough Outing:

Breyvic Valera 0-for-5 with one strikeout.

Steven Ramos 0-for-3 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.

 

Boxscore

Johnson City Cardinals Official Site Post Game

Johnson City Press Post Game

 

 

Monday's Probables

 

Nashville (70-73) visits Memphis (77-65) @ 1:05 PM CT – Brian Broderick

Arkansas (31-38) visits Springfield (30-39) @ 12:07 PM CT – Deryk Hooker

Palm Beach finishes with an overall record of 68-70 and in third place in the Florida State League South Division

Quad Cities (40-27) visits Peoria (27-41) @ 1:00 PM CT – Hector Hernandez

Batavia finishes with a 37-38 record and in fourth place in the NY-Penn League Pinckney Division

Johnson City finishes with a 45-23 record and as Appalachian League champions

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

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

 

 

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