Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 05/04/14

On Saturday night, the Cardinals system managed only one victory in four games, a 10-run outburst by Palm Beach.

Results from games played Saturday, May 3rd.

Memphis 0 at Colorado Springs 1

The Sky Sox tallied a run against reliever Sam Freeman in the bottom of the ninth for the walkoff victory. Redbird starter Scott McGregor was masterful, but unfortunately, his counterpart, Christian Bergman, was too. McGregor, our Player of the Day, finished the night at seven innings while allowing only two hits, no walks and striking out five.

Shane Robinson doubled for Memphis' only extra base hit. Kolten Wong singled and is now hitting .280 since being demoted. Oscar Taveras went 0-for-4, ending his 16-game hitting streak. He finished the night with a .301 average.

Sunday's game: Memphis (14-15) at Colorado Springs (12-16), 2:35 CT, Boone Whiting (0-3, 4.55)

Springfield 3 vs. Tulsa 8

Springfield held a 3-2 lead going into the eighth until the Drillers plated five runs in the top of the inning. Reliever Ronnie Shaban took the loss after allowing four earned runs in just one inning. Starter Sam Gaviglio was solid with only two runs allowed in the initial six innings.

Leadoff man Rafael Ortega singled twice while Curt Smith doubled twice out of the cleanup hole. TCN's April Player of the Month James Ramsey singled and is now hitting .311.

Sunday's game: Springfield (14-15) vs. Tulsa (14-15), 2:10 CT, Jaime Garcia (rehab)

Palm Beach 10 vs. Fort Myers 3

After a brief rain delay, the Cardinals tallied five runs in the bottom of the first. David Washington's two-run double got the scoring started. To put an exclamation point on the victory, Palm Beach put up another three in the eighth on a three-run shot by Anthony Garcia. It was the outfielder's sixth of the season, tying him for the system lead.

Jacob Wilson and Breyvic Valera each had a pair of hits for the home team. Casey Rasmus singled twice to raise his average to .321.

Despite a 1.88 ERA, Kyle Helisek logged his first victory in four starts. The lefty allowed only two runs on five hits in six innings. In his first outing with Palm Beach, Will Anderson notched a three-inning save.

Sunday's game: Palm Beach (13-16) at Fort Myers (16-13), 1:05 ET, Marco Gonzales (1-1, 1.90 ERA)

Peoria 0 at Cedar Rapids 3

The visiting Chiefs could manage only four hits as Cedar Rapids' starter Aaron Slegers struck out six in his seven innings on the hill. Ronald Castillo provided half the offense with a single and a double. Carson Kelly doubled while Jimmy Bosco contributed the other hit, a single.

In his first start for Peoria, Blake McKnight allowed two runs on six hits in his five innings on the mound and took the loss.

Sunday's game: Peoria (17-10) vs. Cedar Rapids (16-12), 2:05 CT, Nick Petree (2-0, 1.29)



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