Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/07/13

It was quite a successful night down on the farm for the Cardinals but all the wins are overshadowed by injury to Tyrell Jenkins.

Results from games played Saturday, July 6.

Memphis 7 vs. Nashville 2

2013 has been a struggle for Adron Chambers but the speedy outfielder excelled at the plate on Saturday. Chambers singled and doubled twice to lead the Redbirds over their cross-state rivals.

Greg Garcia had two hits including a double and scored two runs. Kolten Wong hit a solo shot and drove in three. Jamie Romak hit his 18th home run of the season.

Nick Additon is now 6-4 after going seven innings and allowing only two runs. Sam Freeman and Fernando Salas each pitched in an inning of relief.

Sunday's game: Memphis (43-47) vs. Nashville (32-58), 6:05 CST, Tyler Lyons (3-1, 3.43)

Springfield 8 vs. San Antonio 1

Luis Mateo doubled and homered along with driving in three to pace the Cardinals offense. Audry Perez collected a pair of hits and reached base on a walk. Xavier Scruggs went 0-for-3 with two walks and three strikeouts.

Tim Cooney picked up the win after giving up only one run in 6.2 innings. Kevin Thomas and Justin Wright combined for 2.1 shutout innings.

Sunday's game: Springfield (41-43) vs. San Antonio (47-38), 6:09 CST, Richard Castillo (5-4, 3.91)

Palm Beach 2 vs. Jupiter 3 (13 innings)

The teams decided to play extra as this game lasted 13 innings. Reliever Dean Kiekhefer gave up a run in the top of the 13th and was charged with the loss.

Starlin Rodriguez and Danny Stienstra both collected three hits for the home team. Jonathan Rodriguez singled twice and drove in a run.

Starter Tyrell Jenkins allowed a hit to the only batter he faced and then exited the game. Early reports are the right-hander might have suffered a shoulder injury.

Jordan Swagerty gave up three hits in two scoreless as he works his way back from elbow surgery.

Sunday's game: Palm Beach (37-46) at Jupiter (43-40), 5:05 EST, Kurt Heyer (2-2, 5.01)

Peoria 4 vs. Beloit 3

C.J. McElroy might hit at the bottom of the lineup but he was at top of the offense for the Chiefs. The centerfielder produced two doubles and drove in three runs. Charlie Tilson had two hits and scored a run.

Silfredo Garcia allowed a run in his five-inning start but did not factor in the decision. Mike Aldrete threw two innings of relief to pick up the win. Joey Donofrio picked up his second save of the season.

Sunday's game: Peoria (45-38) at Beloit (55-31), 5:00 CST, Brad Watson (0-2, 6.00)

State College 5 vs. Batavia 2

The Spikes scored four in the bottom of the first and held on for the victory. Chris Perry picked up the win after allowing only one earned run in his six-inning start. Brady Adamek pitched 1.1 scoreless to record his third save.

Back in the lineup, Ronald Castillo singled twice and drove in a run. Castillo is now hitting .410. Carson Kelly doubled and drove in two.

Sunday's game: State College (11-8) vs. Mahoning Valley (7-12), 6:05 EST, Chase Brookshire (0-0, 0.00)

Johnson City 10 vs. Kingsport 5

Brett Wiley had three hits and drew a walk to pace the Cardinals. Rowan Wick had two hits while Ronnierd Garcia had a hit, drew two walks, and scored three runs.

Steve Sabatino picked up the win after allowing two runs in 2.2 innings of work in relief.

Sunday's game: Johnson City (8-7) at Bluefield (10-5), 6:05 EST, Dailyn Martinez (0-1, 7.71)

GCL Cardinals 5 at GCL Marlins 3 (Game 1)

Elier Rodriguez collected three hits including his second double of the season. Leobaldo Pina had two hits to push his average to .304.

Reliever Fidencio Flores is now 3-0 after pitching three scoreless innings. Juan Cabellero collected his second save.

GCL Cardinals 0 vs. GCL Marlins 3 (Game 2)

In his professional debut, Steven Farinaro allowed two runs in his only inning on the bump and was saddled with the loss.

At the plate, leadoff man Jhohan Acevedo singled twice and stole a base.

Sunday's game: No game scheduled

DSL Cardinals 2 at DSL Cubs 4

The Cardinals outhit the Cubs 10 to 4 but were unable to force enough of those runners across the plate.

Starter Frederis Parra was tagged with his first loss of the season after the Cubs scored all four runs on four hits in his four innings of work.

Luis Bandes and Ruben Encarnacion each had a pair of hits for the visitors. Henry Alvarado reached base twice and drove in two runs.

Sunday's game: No game scheduled



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