Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/17/13

Springfield's Zach Petrick is our top player in the Cards' only US game on MLB All-Star Tuesday.

Results from games played Tuesday, July 16.

Memphis is off

The Triple-A Redbirds are off for the Pacific Coast League All-Star break, resuming regular play on Thursday.

Wednesday's game: The Triple-A All-Star Game will be in Reno Wednesday night. Brock Peterson and Michael Wacha will represent the Redbirds.

Springfield 5, Arkansas 2

Springfield gave starting hurler Zach Petrick four runs to work with in the first two innings and scored their last run in the seventh to secure the victory. Petrick shined brightly in his Texas League debut as he gave up only one earned run on four hits. He walked one and struck out eight in six innings of continued dominance. \

Lee Stoppelman punched out two in a scoreless eighth to set up Deryk Hooker. The closer converted his seventh save of the season in a scoreless inning in which he fanned two.

Mike O'Neill contributed in an RBI single and also reached via base on balls, something he is prone to do very often. James Ramsey and Ruben Gotay both went deep for solo shots. They were Ramsey's 10th and Gotay's 11th.

Wednesday's game: Springfield (46-47) vs. Arkansas (48-46), 7:09 CT, Tim Cooney LHP (5-5, 3.82 ERA)

Palm Beach was off

Wednesday's game: Palm Beach (44-48) at Lakeland (42-49), 6:30 ET, TBA

Peoria was off

Wednesday's game: Peoria (50-41) vs. South Bend (59-35), 7:30 ET, TBA

State College was off

Wednesday's game: State College (14-13) vs. Lowell (16-11), 7:05 ET, Nick Petree RHP (0-1, 1.13)

Johnson City was off

Wednesday's game: Johnson City (13-11) at Pulaski (13-10), 7:00 ET, Alex Reyes RHP (1-2, 3.86)

Gulf Coast League Cardinals were rained out

The GCL Cardinals game was postponed due to rain. They will make it up as part of a double-header Wednesday.

Wednesday's games: GCL Cardinals (10-10) vs. GCL Mets (5-15), 10:00 ET, TBA; Game 2, Makeup of 7/10 postponement, TBA

DSL Cardinals 14, DSL Orioles 2 (Game 1, seven innings)
DSL Orioles 1 at DSL Cardinals 0 (Game 2, seven innings)

In game one, the Cardinals broke out with 14 runs on 12 hits, hammering the Orioles 2 pitching staff. Magneuris Sierra had three of the Cardinals twelve hits and drove in one. Joshua Lopez, DSL veteran Robelys Reyes and Yunior Sanchez contributed three RBI each.

Jorge Rodriguez went five innings, giving up one earned on four hits. He walked one and struck out six. Alirio Negrette retired the last four batters but it wasn't easy as he gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits to finish the game.

In game two, the Cardinals were shut out on a combined three-hitter in seven innings. The Cards offense struggled just to something going as they went 3-for-24 against the Orioles 2 pitchers.

David Oca pitched well despite getting any runs of support. In four innings he allowed four hits on one earned, walking two and striking out six. Yeison Medina contributed three scoreless innings to keep it close.

Wednesday's game: DSL Cardinals (21-16) at DSL Orioles 2 (15-23), 10:30 ET, TBA

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