Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/20/13

On a busy Friday, the system went 5-4 with two rainouts. Mason Katz went deep for State College.

Results from games played Friday, July 19.

Memphis 1, Oklahoma City 4 (Game one - seven innings)
Memphis 5, Oklahoma City 1 (Game two - seven innings, 7/18 make up)

In the first game, Memphis was shut down by former big league pitcher Brad Peacock, who was one out away from a seven-inning complete game. Kolten Wong had two hits, a double and a triple. Chad Huffman had an RBI single for the lone run produced by the Memphis offense.

Nick Addition pitched six solid innings, giving up two earned on five hits and he struck out nine.

In the second game, Memphis scored all their runs early with five in the first three innings. Jamie Romak had two doubles and came around to score twice - on a Greg Garcia two-run RBI single that also scored Chad Huffman and Tommy Pham RBI double. Jermaine Curtis collected two hits, one an RBI double.

In another terrific outing, Tyler Lyons had six strong innings of work, allowing one earned on six hits. The lefty walked two and struck out six. Keith Butler pitched a scoreless final inning in his first outing at Memphis in over a month and half.

Saturday's game: Memphis (49-51) vs. Oklahoma City (52-47), 6:05 CT, Chris Carpenter RHP (making his second rehab start)

Springfield 5 at NW Arkansas 7

Jonathan Cornelius, the starter for Springfield, did not fare well against the NW Arkansas offense as he allowed seven earned on nine hits in four innings. Heath Wyatt ate three scoreless innings out of the Springfield bullpen on five hits and three strikeouts.

James Ramsey had a nice night with three hits a single, double, solo homer, and walk. Adam Melker had the same three hits also, except his was a two-run shot. Vance Albitz singled twice, one for an RBI.

Saturday's game: Springfield (47-49) at NW Arkansas (40-58), 6:00 CT, Seth Blair RHP (3-6, 4.97 ERA)

Palm Beach at Lakeland – double-header rained out

Palm Beach was scheduled to play a double-header, but the plans were again washed away. The first game was postponed and should be made up Saturday. The second game, the make up contest from Thursday's rainout, was cancelled.

Saturday's games: Palm Beach (45-48) at Lakeland (41-50), 4:00 ET (GM 1), TBA, (GM 2), TBA

Peoria 7, South Bend 5

After South Bend made it a one-run game in the top of the eighth, Peoria took their previous two-run advantage right back and won by that margin, 7-5. Charlie Tilson had three hits and two RBI while Nick Martini had two hits and two driven in. Jordan Walton and Breyvic Valera both had RBI singles. Jeremy Schaffer hit a solo home run, his seventh of the season.

In his Midwest League debut, Chris Perry pitched seven quality innings while giving up three earned on five hits. He walked one and struck out six on a total of 93 pitches.

Saturday's game: Peoria (52-42) vs. West Michigan (46-51), 6:30 CT, Silfredo Garcia RHP (2-2, 4.59 ERA)

State College 4, Lowell 2

Mason Katz' home run gave State College a sixth inning two-spot which placed them in the lead and put starter Juan Bautista in line for the win. The right-hander pitched six innings and allowed two earned on three hits. He struck out six and walked four with nine groundouts induced. Kyle Webb, Mitch Harris and Jeff Rauh each added a scoreless relief inning and struck out a total of five.

Carson Kelly had three hits and an RBI double. Player of the Day Mason Katz' clutch go-ahead two-run home run was the second homer of his professional career.

Saturday's game: State College (16-14) vs. Connecticut (12-19), 7:05 ET, Chase Brookshire LHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Johnson City 6 at Pulaski 9

In four innings, starter Will Anderson allowed three earned on six hits and struck out five. Brandon Lee blew the save and took the loss as he surrendered five runs (three earned) on five hits in an inning. Zach Loraine fanned five in two shutout frames.

Luis Perez went deep with a solo shot, his second of the season. Kenny Peoples-Walls continues his hot hitting with a walk and two hits, including a solo homer. Kyle Grieshaber was 2-for-4 with a run driven in. In his second game back from injury, Steve Bean doubled. J.J. Altobelli had three hits, including a three-bagger that gave him an RBI. Devante Lacy hit a two-run single.

Saturday's game: Johnson City (16-13) vs. Greenville (18-10), 6:00 ET, Dailyn Martinez RHP (1-1, 3.15 ERA)

GCL Cardinals 5 at GCL Marlins 2

The GCL Cardinals added two runs in the seventh to take the late lead and added another in the ninth to win. Rafael Medina had a two-run single. Leobaldo Pina stroked an RBI triple but committed his fourth error at short, a throwing error.

Starter Fidencio Flores walked five and struck out two in five shutout innings. Kyle Grana fanned three in two scoreless frames.

Saturday's game: GCL Cardinals (13-11) vs. GCL Marlins (10-13), 10:00 ET, TBA

DSL Cardinals 7 at DSL Yankees1 5

It was a combined offensive effort from the DSL Cardinals offense, as six of the nine hitters in the lineup at least produced one RBI. Edmundo Sosa scored twice and hit an RBI single. Luis Bandes' RBI single pushed his average above the Mendoza line. Joshua Lopez had two hits, one an RBI double, and Joaquin De La Cruz also had a run-scoring double. Ramon Luna hit a two-run double.

Starter Frederis Parra only lasted 1 2/3 innings, giving up three earned on four hits and walking one. Yeison Medina pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 0.98.

Saturday's game: No games scheduled.

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