Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/22/13

Jonathan Rodriguez hit two home runs in Palm Beach's win on a 1-4 Sunday across the system.

Results from games played Sunday, July 21st.

Memphis 2, Oklahoma City 3

Oklahoma City scored one run in the eighth to take the lead for good. Jamie Romak had a perfect night at the plate with four hits, two runs scored and two stolen bases including a steal of home. Tommy Pham had the lone RBI via a single.

Boone Whiting went six innings, yielding two earned on three hits. Whiting struck out three and walked one. Keith Butler took the loss after giving up an unearned run in two innings. Butler walked two, struck out three and made a throwing error. Michael Blazek pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout.

Monday's game: Memphis (49-53) vs. Round Rock (56-45), 7:05 CT, Scott McGregor RHP (4-5, 5.13 ERA)

Springfield 4 at NW Arkansas 5

Springfield lost the lead in the bottom half of the ninth as NW Arkansas scored two to walk-off with the win. Deryk Hooker yielded two earned on three hits for the blown save and loss.

Mike O'Neill had an RBI single and walked. James Ramsey had an RBI groundout. Casey Rasmus had two hits and a run driven in.

In his second Texas League start, Zach Petrick went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three earned on five hits. He struck out three and walked three while throwing a total of 91 pitches. Lee Stoppelman retired the last two batters in the eighth after Kevin Thomas collected five outs.

Monday's game: Springfield (47-51) vs. Tulsa (47-51), 7:09 CT, Tim Cooney LHP (6-5, 3.57 ERA)

Palm Beach 9, Tampa 4

Palm Beach put up a seven-spot in the fourth that gave them a big advantage that they held onto to win.

David Popkins had three hits in five at bats, a solo home run (his sixth), and an RBI single. Player of the Day Jonathan Rodriguez had a huge offensive game with two homers and five RBI. Ronny Gil had two hits and an RBI.

Tyler Melling pitched three shutout innings, walking two and striking out two. Pitching in relief, Kurt Heyer was the winner. He pitched four innings, giving up three earned on four hits, walking one and striking out four. Robert Stock punched out two in a scoreless inning.

Monday's game: Palm Beach (46-48) vs. Tampa (40-54), 12:05 ET, Ryan Sherriff LHP (3-2, 3.21 ERA)

Peoria 0, West Michigan 2

Peoria's offense was shut down for just four hits by the West Michigan pitching staff. Brad Watson was good in eight innings, as he gave up two earned on five hits. Watson struck out six and walked three in 86 pitches thrown.

Monday's game: Peoria (52-44) vs. West Michigan (48-51), 11:00 CT, Cory Jones RHP (6-1, 1.24 ERA)

State College 1, Connecticut 2 (suspended after 5 ½ innings – to be resumed at 12:00 ET Monday)

The current results will be continued when play is resumed. Jimmy Bosco walked twice. Carson Kelly hit an RBI double for the only Spikes run produced so far.

In his first start, Arturo Reyes completed four innings. He gave up two earned on three hits and struck out two. Jhonny Polanco took over with a scoreless inning before the game was suspended.

Monday's games: State College (17-14) vs. Connecticut (12-20), Noon ET, Willy Paulino RHP (1-1, 1.33 ERA)

Johnson City 4, Greeneville 9

Greeneville put up five runs in the seventh to take the lead and went on to win. Victims were Brandon Lee, Steve Sabatino (blown save, loss) and Tyler Mills.

Justin Ringo hit an RBI triple. Lance Jeffries had two hits, a walk and an RBI. Yoenny Gonzalez had an RBI double.

Johnson City used six pitchers. Hansel De Los Santos completed five innings. He gave up two earned on six hits, walked three and struck out six. In 1 1/3 scoreless innings, Nick Lomascolo walked two and struck out two. Fernando Baez fanned two in a scoreless inning.

Monday's game: Johnson City (14-15) vs. Greeneville (14-15), 7:00 ET, Blake McKnight RHP (2-0, 1.80 ERA)

GCL Cardinals had no scheduled game on Sunday

Monday's game: GCL Cardinals (13-12) vs. GCL Mets (6-19), 12:00 ET, TBA

DSL All-Star Game – American League 3 at National League 1

The visiting American League broke a 1-1 tie with single runs in the sixth and seventh to pull away with the win.

Though Frederis Parra was announced in the top of the sixth inning, the right-hander apparently did not pitch. Edmundo Sosa pinch hit in the bottom of the eighth and drew a walk. The shortstop moved up to second base on a single and stole third. He was stranded there, however. Sosa played in the field for the final half-inning but had no chances.

Monday's game: DSL Cardinals (23-17) vs. DSL Nationals (22-17), 10:30 ET, TBA

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