Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/21/13

Chris Carpenter struggled in Memphis, but State College walked off on David Washington's second grand slam of the season.

Results from games played Saturday, July 20th.

Memphis 1, Oklahoma City 8

Memphis lost in a big way in Chris Carpenter's second rehab start. Kolten Wong had two hits, including an RBI double, for the only production coming out of Memphis' lineup. Chad Huffman reached base four times, all on walks.

Carpenter pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up four earned on nine hits. He walked two and struck out two while throwing 74 pitches, 49 strikes, and took the loss. Jorge Rondon struggled in an inning, allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits and walking one. Marc Rzepczynski pitched a clean frame. Sam Freeman continues his stingy streak as he pitched two scoreless and struck out three.

Sunday's game: Memphis (49-52) vs. Oklahoma City (53-47), 6:05 CT, Boone Whiting RHP (4-4, 4.74 ERA)

Springfield 1 at NW Arkansas 3

Seth Blair was solid in seven innings, yielding three earned on four hits. The right-hander struck out eight and walked three but was on the losing side. Blair was out-dueled by Royals first-rounder out of last years class Kyle Zimmer, in his Texas League debut.

Mike O'Neill, Xavier Scruggs, Cody Stanley and Adam Melker all singled. Vance Albitz had a two-hit game while Ruben Gotay had a double for his lone hit. Springfield's only scoring came on a James Ramsey RBI groundout.

Sunday's game: Springfield (47-50) at NW Arkansas (41-58), 6:00 CT, Zach Petrick RHP (1-0, 1.50 ERA)

Palm Beach at Lakeland – double-header rained out

For the second consecutive night, Palm Beach was scheduled to play a double-header, but the plans were again washed away. Because the two teams are not scheduled to play again this season, both contests were cancelled.

Sunday's game: Palm Beach (45-48) vs. Tampa (40-53), 5:05 ET, TBA

Peoria 4, West Michigan 5

Peoria scored one in the ninth but fell short of tying. Jacob Wilson had three hits, a single, double, and solo homer. Breyvic Valera doubled and walked. Ildemaro Vargas had three singles, one for an RBI.

Silfredo Garcia pitched six innings, giving up five earned on eight hits. The night's losing pitcher walked three and struck out two.

Sunday's game: Peoria (52-43) vs. West Michigan (47-51), 5:00 CT, Brad Watson RHP (2-2, 4.15 ERA)

State College 8, Connecticut 5

State College rallied for four runs in the ninth on David Washington's walkoff grand slam. Jimmy Bosco had a single and triple and walk. Bruce Caldwell had two hits and a run batted.

Player of the Day Washington had a monster offensive performance with three hits -two doubles, the home run - and five RBI. Mason Katz had two hits, including a double. Alex De Leon launched a two-run homer, his second professional shot.

Chase Brookshire pitched 2 1/3 scoreless on three hits, one walk and one strikeout. In 4 2/3 innings, Kevin Herget gave up four runs (two earned) and struck out two. New arrival Mike Aldrete took the win, yielding one run over the final two frames.

Sunday's game: State College (17-14) vs. Connecticut (12-20), 6:05 ET, Arturo Reyes RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Johnson City 10, Greeneville 11 (10 innings)

Johnson City lost a tough one in the tenth inning by a single run. The eventual game-winner scored on a sacrifice fly after loser Norge Paredes wild-pitched the runner to third.

On a night the Cardinals committed four errors, including two by Ronnierd Garcia, five of Greeneville's runs were unearned.

The Cards outhit their opponent 12 to 7. Vaughn Bryan had an RBI single, a walk and stole his 12th bag of the season. Brett Wiley's only hit was a two-run RBI single. Kenny Peoples-Walls had three hits, a single, a double, a home run and had four RBI. Richy Pedroza had two hits, a walk and a run driven in.

Starter Dailyn Martinez gave up five runs (two earned) on three hits. He walked five and struck out two in 4 2/3 innings.

Sunday's game: Johnson City (14-14) vs. Greeneville (19-10), 6:00 ET, Hansel De Los Santos RHP (1-2, 5.89 ERA)

GCL Cardinals 1, GCL Marlins 4

GCL Cardinals got in their game before noon but they went down in defeat. Jhohan Acevedo produced the lone run on a solo homer, his first of the season. DH Chris Rivera and shortstop Oscar Mercado singled. DeAndre Asbury singled and walked. Malik Collymore struck out twice in three at bats and committed a throwing error at second.

Losing pitcher Isaac Silva gave up four earned runs on four hits in four innings. Dylan Hawkins struck out five in three scoreless innings. He has not been scored upon in his first five outings to start his pro career.

Sunday's game: No game scheduled.

DSL Cardinals were off Saturday

Sunday's game: DSL All-Star Game at the Cubs facility. Frederis Parra and Edmundo Sosa are the Cardinals invited to participate.

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