Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 06/30/13

The Cardinals minor league affiliates could muster only two wins in nine contests on Saturday. At Memphis, Carlos Martinez is making a case for a rotation spot in the big leagues while Kurt Heyer tossed seven scoreless innings for Palm Beach.

Results from games played Saturday, June 29.

Memphis 2 vs. Albuquerque 3

Starter Carlos Martinez allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks in six innings of work. Martinez struck out five while throwing 90 pitches, 54 for strikes. Nick Greenwood contributed two shutout innings of relief.

Chad Huffman singled three times to push his average to .315. Tommy Pham singled twice and whiffed twice as he is still trying to adjust to the PCL. Rob Johnson doubled for the Redbirds' only extra base hit.

Sunday's game: Memphis (40-43) vs. Albuquerque (46-37), 1:35 CST, Nick Additon (5-3, 4.29)

Springfield 3 at San Antonio 5

Cody Stanley singled twice and drove in a run. The Cardinals' backstop is now hitting .301 since joining the Texas League. Mike O'Neill singled and walked and now has an incredible on base percentage of .436.

Anthony Ferrara would give up only three runs in his six-inning start but did not factor in the decision. Reliever Heath Wyatt was charged with the loss after giving up two runs in his 1 2/3 inning outing.

Sunday's game: Springfield (38-40) at San Antonio (42-37), 6:05 CST, Tim Cooney (3-4, 4.53)

Palm Beach 5 at Bradenton 0

Starter Kurt Heyer was marvelous in his final June start. Our Player of the Day allowed only two hits with seven strikeouts in seven scoreless innings of work. Danny Miranda finished with two hitless innings of relief.

Anthony Garcia had three hits including two doubles. After a slow start, the outfielder is hitting close to .390 in June. Colin Walsh collected three hits out of the leadoff spot to raise his average to .272. Also, in the three hit club, is Casey Rasmus, who is now hitting .417 since being promoted from Peoria.

Sunday's game: Palm Beach (35-43) at Bradenton (31-47), 5:00 EST, TBA

Peoria 1 at Cedar Rapids 2

Hector Hernandez was outstanding and very deserving of a victory. The southpaw allowed only one run on five hits in eight innings of work. Thomas Lee was charged with the loss and is now 2-1 on the season.

Patrick Wisdom collected three hits which accounted for almost half of the Chiefs' offensive output.

Sunday's game: Peoria (42-34) at Cedar Rapids (49-28), 2:05 CST, Silfredo Garcia (2-1, 4.95)

State College 1 at Batavia 3 (Game 1)

David Washington was the only Spike with multiple hits, two doubles. He also drove in his team's only run. Jimmy Bosco doubled and scored a run while new arrival Mason Katz added a single.

Starter Andrew Pierce allowed a run on three hits in two innings of work. Willy Paulino took the loss after giving up two runs in his two frames.

State College 4 at Batavia 5 (Game 2 postponed from Friday night)

The Muckdogs scored four in the bottom of the seventh and last inning to secure the sweep. Jeff Rauh was charged with his first blown save and first loss of the season. Starter Juan Bautista allowed a run on four hits in five innings but unfortunately did not pick up the victory.

Steven Ramos led the way offensively with two hits. Trevor Martin's two-run double caused the most damage for the Spikes.

Sunday's game: State College (6-6) at Batavia (6-5), 1:05 EST, Chris Perry (0-1, 0.82)

Johnson City 2 at Princeton 6

Dailyn Martinez was charged with his first loss after allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings. Steve Sabatino and Zach Loraine both struck out three in multiple innings of relief.

Leadoff man Vaughn Bryan had a triple, the team's only extra base hit. Kenny Peoples-Walls singled to raise his average to .364.

Sunday's game: Johnson City (7-3) at Princeton (2-7), 6:05 EST, Hansel De Los Santos (0-1, 18.00)

GCL Cardinals 6 at GCL Marlins 7

Chris Rivera led the offense with two hits including a two-run home run. Jhohan Acevedo and Rafael Medina each collected three hits. The trio of C.J. McElroy, Leobaldo Pina, and Jake Stone each contributed a pair of hits.

Starter Hector Salazar was roughed up for six runs in only 4 2/3 innings. Reliever Juan Caballero was tagged with the loss after giving up a run and only collecting one out.

Sunday's game: No game scheduled

DSL Cardinals 8 at DSL Orioles2 1

Joshua Lopez collected three hits, including two doubles, to pace the offense. Ruben Encarnacion and Henry Alvarado each chipped in a pair of hits. Encarnacion also walked twice and stole two bases.

Frederis Parra allowed just an unearned run in seven innings of work to raise his record to 3-0.

Sunday's game: No game scheduled



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