Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 06/24/12

Victories were hard to find but Saturday's games were highlighted by strong pitching debuts. Scott Gorgen was fantastic in his first Triple-A start while Tim Cooney and Steven Gallardo were solid in their respective professional debuts.

Results from games played on Saturday, June 23.

Memphis 2 at New Orleans 4
In his Triple-A debut, Scott Gorgen was fantastic. The former fourth-round pick allowed a run on a solo shot by Luke Montz in the second inning. It would be the only run the Tommy John survivor would allow in six innings of work. Too bad he did not factor in the decision.

Barret Browning was saddled with the loss after blowing his first save. Browning was tagged for three runs in a single inning of relief.

Ryan Jackson and Mark Hamilton had three-hit nights. Jackson also drove in a run.

Sunday's game: at New Orleans, 3 PM ET, Brandon Dickson (2-7, 3.63)

Springfield 5 at Tulsa 4
Starter Trevor Rosenthal allowed only two hits in five shutout innings. The effort was good enough for his sixth victory of the season. Though he allowed a run in the ninth, Eric Fornataro was credited with his third save.

Xavier Scruggs doubled and slammed his 12th home run of the season in the second inning. Greg Garcia walked twice and scored two runs. Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras went a combined 0-for-8 during the game.

Sunday's game: at Tulsa, 7:05 PM CT, Richard Castillo (4-1, 2.62)

Jupiter 1 at Palm Beach 0 Game 1
Starter Chris Corrigan allowed only one run in four innings while striking out five. Unfortunately, his offense only managed four hits.

Chris Edmondson collected two hits to raise his average to .265.

Jupiter 4 at Palm Beach 1 Game 2
Hoping to bounce back in the nightcap, the Cardinals struggled once again to score runs. Mike O'Neill singled and drew a walk. The outfielder is now hitting .343/.426/.408. Starlin Rodriguez had two hits for the home team and is now hitting .395 over his last 10 games.

Brad Watson was tagged with the loss after being charged with four runs in only four innings of work. Watson now has an ERA over seven.

Sunday's game: vs. Clearwater, 5:05 PM ET, TBA

Quad Cities 4 at Peoria 2
After hitting his 15th home run in the first inning, Colin Walsh is now tied for the Midwest League home run lead with Miguel Sano. Also, Walsh drew two walks. Roberto De La Cruz singled twice and scored a run.

Starter Hector Hernandez allowed two runs but lasted only 4.2 innings. Reliever Robert Stock struck out three in 2.1 shutout innings. For his effort he picked up his fourth victory. Stock is now 4-0 since moving to the mound.

Sunday's game: at Peoria, 2 PM CT, Kyle Hald (3-3, 3.11)

Batavia 5 at Jamestown 3
In his professional debut, 2012 third round pick Tim Cooney allowed only one run on a solo home run in five innings of work. Unfortunately, Cooney would not factor in the decision. Jose Almarante picked up the victory after 1.1 innings of shutout relief. Lee Stoppelman was credited with his first professional save.

Anthony Melchionda and David Bergin each had two hits including a double and drove in a run. Breyvic Valera and Roberto Reyes each had two hits as well.

Sunday's game: at Jamestown, 4 PM ET, Ben Freeman (0-0, 4.26)

Johnson City 4 at Bluefield 5
The Baby Birds battled back to tie the game in the top of the eighth and it would stay knotted at four going into the bottom of the ninth. After recording the first out, Cody Springer walked Art Charles and then gave up a game winning RBI to Dickie Thon, Jr.

Starter Steven Gallardo allowed only one run in four innings during his professional debut.

Lance Jefferies had two hits and Steve Bean drove in two runs. Anthony Bryant had a hit along with stealing two bases. Carson Kelly went 0-for-4 and is now hitless in his first 15 professional plate appearances.

Sunday's game: at Bluefield, 6:05 PM ET, Cory Jones (pro debut)

GCL Marlins 4 at GCL Cardinals 5
Luis Perez led the offense with two triples and three RBIs. The other damage was done by rehabbing Michael Swinson. The speedy outfielder hit a solo shot in the fourth to go along with a walk.

Starter Silfredo Garcia was tagged for four runs on five hits in 5.1 innings. The 20-year-old did rack up six strikeouts. Anderson Gerdel was credited with the win after striking out two in a shutout inning of relief. Johnny Polanco nailed down his second save with a perfect ninth.

Sunday's game: GCL Cardinals are off Sundays

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Sunday's game: DSL Cardinals are off Sundays

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