Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 08/13/13

Justin Ringo had an excellent day at the plate for Johnson City but the system garnered just one win in five games on Monday. Springfield and State College were off while Memphis' contest was postponed.

Results from games played Monday, August 12.

Memphis at Colorado Springs – postponed

The Redbirds' series opener at Colorado Springs (COL) was postponed due to rain and is now part of a twin bill on Tuesday.

Tuesday's games: doubleheader: Memphis (59-63) at Colorado Springs (58-61). Game one – 5:05 pm CT, TBA/TBA

Springfield – off

Springfield (26-24) opens a six-game swing through Texas starting with three at Frisco (TEX).

Tuesday's game: at Frisco (19-31), 7:05 pm CT, Seth Blair (3-9, 4.63)

St. Lucie 8 vs. Palm Beach 4

The PB-Cards' (26-21) quest for the second-half division title took a step backward Monday night when they fell for the third straight time at first-place St. Lucie (NYM). The Cards now trail the Mets by a game.

Hector Hernandez (L, 3-1) was ineffective, giving up eight runs on eight hits and five walks in 5 1/3. Half of those tallies were served up on two home runs by the lefty who struck out five. Logan Billbrough allowed Hernandez' final runner to cross on the only hit he yielded in 1 2/3. Robert Stock permitted a hit in the eighth.

Jacob Wilson and Patrick Wisdom both went 2-for-3 with a double and two bases-on-balls. Wisdom touched home once with an RBI.

Tuesday's games: doubleheader at Bradenton (19-27) (PIT). Game one – 5:00 pm ET, TBA

Clinton 7 vs. Peoria 1

The Chiefs (25-25) were pounded at Clinton in the decisive game three of their series. Ben O'Shea (L, 1-3) lasted just four innings, allowing six runs on 11 hits and a free pass while fanning two.

Thomas Lee and Joe Scanio each tossed a perfect frame with Scanio recording two K's. Brady Adamek worked around a two-out double in the seventh before Joey Donofrio gave up a tally on two hits in the eighth.

While six Chiefs each had one hit, their only score was the result of a free pass to Juan Herrera in the third. Herrera advanced on C.J. McElroy's single then on a ground out and raced home on a wild pitch.

Tuesday's game: off

State College - New York-Penn League All-Star Game

The New York-Penn League All-Star game will take place Tuesday evening at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT. Five Spikes were chosen as part of the National League squad. First baseman David Washington and outfielders Steven Ramos and Ronald Castillo were named to start the game while shortstop Cesar Valera and outfielder Jimmy Bosco were selected as reserves.

Tuesday's game: All-Star Game, 7:35 pm ET, Dodd Stadium-Norwich, CT.

Johnson City 7 vs. Greeneville 5 – game one
Greeneville 8 at Johnson City 4 – game two (7)

The JC-Cards (26-25) played their second double-header in two days as they split a pair versus first-place Greeneville, 7-2 and 4-8, on Monday.

Game one finished a July 22nd contest that was suspended with the Appy Birds at bat in the fifth, trailing 5-4 and one out with the bases loaded. Johnson City tied the game at five-all when play resumed on a ground out by Richy Pedroza that brought in Rowan Wick.

Wick's long ball to lead off the seventh broke the tie while Pedroza's two-out double knocked in Justin Ringo (double) for an insurance run. Ringo, our Player of the Day, went 3-for-4 with a double and solo bomb while touching home twice. Vaughn Bryan singled twice in five at bats with a run scored and an RBI.

Southpaw Ismael Brito took the ball when the game re-started, striking out three in 1 2/3 with two hits and a base-on-balls given up. Kyle Grana stranded two inherited runners, allowing a hit in 1 1/3 to pick up his first win in as many decisions. It was a fine Appalachian League debut for both Brito and Grana. Zach Loraine earned his first save with a scoreless ninth.

On July 22nd Blake McKnight yielded a five-run second with six hits, including a two-run blast, and three walks over 4 2/3. McKnight struck out four. Stalyn Lopez issued a free pass but notched the final out of the frame, thus stranding two of McKnight's runners.

In game two, Johnson City scored three in the first inning but that lead was short-lived as the Astros piled on seven runs over the next three frames. All of those tallies were against Luis Perdomo (L, 1-5) and came on nine hits and two free passes. Brandon Lee yielded an unearned tally on two hits and three bases-on-balls over 3 1/3 that also scored two inherited runners.

Four players had two hits apiece, all singles, with Justin Ringo accounting for three of the Cardinals' four runs. Ringo crossed home twice and drove in one. Jhohan Acevedo and Leandro Mateo each went 2-for-4 while touching home once. Ronnierd Garcia singled twice in three at bats with an RBI.

Tuesday's game: vs. Greeneville (33-18), 7:00 pm ET, Dailyn Martinez (2-3, 3.27)

GCL Nationals 2 vs. GCL Cardinals 1

The GCL Cardinals (19-26) fell once again to the GCL Nationals, this time 2-1 on the road.

Rob Kaminsky took the loss in his first professional decision, giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits and two free passes in three. Palm Beach's Sam Gaviglio made his first rehab appearance, striking out three in three innings with two hits. Jonathan Escudero and Fidencio Flores each tossed a scoreless frame.

The Gulf Birds finally pushed across a tally in the seventh when Rafael Medina led off with a single, his only hit in four at bats, and eventually scored on a ground out by DeAndre Asbury. Malik Collymore singled and doubled in four at bats for two of his team's six hits.

Tuesday's game: vs. GCL Nationals (39-6), 12:00 pm ET, Ian McKinney (0-0, 0.55)

DSL Pirates2 1 at DSL Cardinals 0 (7) – game one
DSL Cardinals at DSL Pirates2 – game two - suspended

The DSL Cardinals (32-28) were held to three hits in the first of two scheduled contests versus the DSL Pirates2.

Jorge Rodriguez took the tough loss when he allowed an unearned run in the fourth. Rodriguez struck out five through five with four hits yielded. Jose Lara permitted a hit over the final two frames.

The second game was suspended with the Pirates batting in the bottom of the second. There was a runner on third with two out in the scoreless contest.

Tuesday's game: at DSL Pirates2 (35-23), 10:30 am ET, David Oca (2-3, 3.49)

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