Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 06/23/12

The minors went 4-3 with a postponement on Friday. Quad Cities, Johnson City and the GCL and DSL Cardinals all won. Memphis, Springfield and Batavia went down to defeat. Palm Beach's game was postponed.

Omaha 11, Memphis 3

Brian Broderick lasted just three innings as Memphis was walloped by Omaha 11-3 on the road. The two teams split their four-game series.

Broderick (3-8), who moved up in the rotation when Shelby Miller's scheduled start was skipped, gave up ten runs, eight earned, on eight hits and three walks. It began with a four-run first and was followed with a six-run third. Nick Greenwood relieved Broderick and held the Storm Chasers scoreless for three innings before John Gaub gave up a run on two hits in the seventh.

Four consecutive singles plated two Redbirds runs in the second with Bryan Anderson and Lou Montanez driving in Steven Hill and Pete Kozma. Hill led off the fourth with a single and eventually scored on a single by Cedric Hunter. Anderson had three of Memphis' 11 hits but the team stranded 10 runners by going 4-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Saturday's game: Memphis begins four games at New Orleans (MIA), 6:00 pm CT, Scott Gorgen (0-0, ---)

Tulsa 8, Springfield 4

Justin Wright gave up two-run shots in the seventh and eighth as Springfield fell to host Tulsa 8-4.

Wright was charged with four hits and a walk in 1 2/3 on his way to his first loss. Seth Maness started and could not finish the sixth, allowing four runs on nine hits in 5 1/3. Jorge Rondon stranded two runners when he recorded the final two outs in the sixth.

The S-Cards' followed their Triple-A counterparts by stranding 12 base runners and going 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Jake Shaffer doubled to open the second and was joined on the basepaths by Xavier Scruggs when the latter was hit by a pitch. Audry Perez' double plated Shaffer and Maness singled home Scruggs. Back-to-back solo shots by Oscar Taveras and Chris Swauger opened the seventh and completed the Cardinals' scoring. Swauger had three hits, including a double and the home run, and both of Shaffer's hits were doubles.

Saturday's game: at Tulsa, 7:05 am CT, Trevor Rosenthal (5-6, 3.04 ERA)

Palm Beach vs. Jupiter – postponed due to rain

Saturday's games: game one at 3:35 pm EST, Chris Corrigan (1-1, 2.38 ERA); game two upon the completion of game one, TBA

Quad Cities 5 at Peoria 3

Quad Cities scored three runs in the final two frames to open its second half with a 5-3 victory at Peoria.

The River Bandits went ahead with two in the fourth when consecutive doubles by Anthony Garcia and David Medina plated Colin Walsh (walk) and Garcia. Starter Sam Gaviglio gave it all back plus one when he allowed three in the bottom of the frame, including a two-run home run. Gaviglio fanned nine in five innings and gave up five hits.

Travis Miller picked up his third win when Quad Cities re-took the lead with two in the eighth. Neal Pritchard singled with one out and scored on Matt Williams' second triple of 2012. Williams came across when Walsh singled. Luis Mateo's slam to open the ninth increased Quad Cities' lead to 5-3. Heath Wyatt struck out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth to earn his 10th save.

Saturday's game: at Peoria, 6:30 pm CT, Hector Hernandez (4-4, 3.95 ERA)

Jamestown 7 at Batavia 5

Two unearned runs were the difference in the game as Batavia fell to Jamestown at home.

Kyle Barraclough absorbed his first loss when he allowed three runs, one earned, on five hits in three innings. Barraclough is part of Batavia's quasi-tandem structure in which two of the five rotation slots are filled by four pitchers. The right-hander pitched with Ben O'Shea who started and allowed three runs, earned, on five hits in four. Jamestown's final tally was off Adam Bileckyj and came on two hits and a walk in two innings.

Second baseman Breyvic Valera, first baseman David Washington and left fielder Jordan Walton each had two of the Muckdogs' nine hits. Valera scored two while Washington drove in two. Walton split the difference by scoring one and driving in another.

Saturday's game: at Jamestown, 7:05 pm EST, Kyle Helisek (0-0, ---)

Johnson City 4 at Bluefield 2 (10)

Johnson City kicked off its first road trip of 2012 with a 4-2 10-inning victory over Bluefield.

The JC-Cards received most of their production from the designated hitter's slot as two DHs drove in three of the Cardinals' four runs. Co-Player of the Day Trevor Martin went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk and plated the tying run in the ninth. Anthony Bryant, our other co-Player of the Day, pinch ran for him and remained in the game to get the game-winning hit, a single in the 10th that drove in two. C.J. McElroy and Ildemaro Vargas each had three hits with McElroy scoring the Cardinals' first run, in the first inning.

Thomas Lee tossed a scoreless 9th to earn his first win and Ronnie Shaban sealed the victory by striking out the side in the 10th for his second save. Stalyn Lopez started and gave up only a second-inning run when he issued two of his four walks and allowed his only hit in four frames. Zach Petrick allowed the go-ahead run in the sixth which came on a 2 2/3-inning performance that included four hits and a walk.

Saturday's game: at Bluefield, 7:05 pm EST, Steven Gallardo (0-0, ---)

GCL Cardinals 9 at GCL Marlins 3

A five-run sixth broke a two-all tie as the Cardinals flew over the Marlins 9-3.

Five singles and a hit batsman plated five in the sixth with Kenny Peoples-Walls' two-run single doing the most damage. Ronnierd Garcia scored twice and drove in one and Amaury Capellan did likewise. Jacoby Almaraz' only hit was a double that drove in two and he scored also.

Righty reliever Norge Paredes earned his first win by holding the Marlins scoreless over 2 2/3 that encompassed the fifth through seventh innings. Zack Russell gave up a hit in the first in a rehab appearance before regular starter Ramon Ulacio took over in the second. Ulacio went 3 1/3 with the two runs charged to him coming in his final inning of work. He surrendered five hits and three walks while fanning three in that span. Javier Machuca was charged with a run on two hits in the eighth.

Saturday's game: vs. GCL Marlins, 10:00 am EST, Silfredo Garcia (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

DSL Cardinals 6 at DSL Astros 5

The Dominican Birds fought back from a 4-1 deficit through four to down the DSL Astros on the road.

Frederis Parra picked up his second win in relief of starter Dailyn Martinez. Parra held the Astros scoreless on three hits over 2 2/3. Martinez gave up five hits and a walk over five innings but only one of the four runs charged to him was earned. Ismael Brito picked up his fourth save although he did allow a run to cross in the ninth.

Trailing 4-1 entering the fifth, the Cardinals plated two on singles by Robelys Reyes and Leobaldo Pina. They tied the game with a run in the sixth that was the result of two walks, a hit batsman and a wild pitch that brought the runner across. Pina singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh that was part of the two runs that scored that inning.

Saturday's game: at DSL Athletics, 10:30 am EST, Luis Perdomo (2-0, 0.00 ERA)

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