Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 08/10/14

Tommy Pham led the way for Memphis on a 3-5 Saturday across the Cardinals minor league system.

Results from games played Saturday, August 9th.

Memphis 21, New Orleans 3

In a game with multiple offensive stars, Tommy Pham proved to be the biggest on Elvis Night at AutoZone Park. The leadoff man collected four hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs. Pham also drew a walk and is now hitting .336 this season.

Randal Grichuk had three hits and drove in three. Scott Moore and Pete Kozma homered with Kozma’s a three-run shot.

Tyler Lyons is now 7-1 after allowing three runs in six innings. Lyons struck out eight while allowing a walk and scattering nine hits.

Sunday’s game: Memphis (63-58) vs. New Orleans (60-61) 6:05 CT, Carlos Martinez (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Springfield 3 at Midland 9

This seems to be a season that can’t end too soon for pitcher Sam Gaviglio. The right-hander is now 5-11 after being tagged with another loss on Saturday night. Gaviglio was charged with four runs, only one earned, in his five-inning outing.

Mitch Harris followed and was tagged for two runs in his only inning of work. Seth Blair’s struggles continue as the former first-round pick walked three in two innings and gave up a three-run home run.

Breyvic Valera and Jonathan Rodriguez both collected a pair of hits while J-Rod drove in a run. Travis Tartamella singled and finished with two RBI.

Sunday’s game: Springfield (54-64) at Midland (67-52), 2:00 CT, Mike Mayers (2-5, 3.33 ERA)

Palm Beach 0 vs. Fort Myers 4

The Cardinals only managed two hits for starter Nick Petree. The right-hander allowed four runs on eight hits in eight innings of work. Ronnie Shaban pitched a scoreless ninth.

Nick Martini and Ildemaro Vargas accounted for the team’s only hits.

Sunday’s game: Palm Beach (65-52) vs. Fort Myers (69-47), 1:05 ET, Jimmy Reed (4-0, 2.57 ERA)

Peoria 3 vs. Wisconsin 11

A seven-run third from the Timber Rattlers was too much for the Chiefs to overcome. Starter Arturo Reyes was only able to get one out in the third and was chased after being charged with all seven runs in the frame. Reliever Steve Sabatino was tagged for three more runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Vaughn Bryan had two hits out of the leadoff spot and was the only Chief with a multi-hit game. Rowan Wick hit his third home run since being promoted from State College, a three-run shot.

Sunday’s game: Peoria (61-56) vs. Wisconsin (64-53), 2:00 CT, Kyle Helisek (0-0, 4.50 ERA)

State College 1 at Connecticut 3

After a red hot start to the season, the Spikes have found runs and wins harder to come by. Saturday night, the team managed only one run, which was driven in by Nick Thompson. The right-fielder finished with two hits, the only player with a multi-hit night.

Daniel Poncedeleon was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs in five innings of work.

Sunday’s game: State College (33-22) at Connecticut (29-26), 4:05 ET, Trey Nielsen (3-2, 1.32 ERA)

Johnson City 6 vs. Burlington 3

This game was cut short due to the weather after seven and a half innings. Ismael Brito got the win with 2 1/3 perfect innings of relief. Starter Julio Mateo allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Carlos Torres hit the difference maker, a three-run home run in the second inning. Casey Grayson had two hits, including his third home run of the season, a solo shot.

Sunday’s game: Johnson City (25-22) vs. Kingsport (24-25), 4:00 ET, Juan Perez (4-3, 2.89 ERA)

GCL Cardinals 6 at GCL Mets 2

The Cardinals put up three in the third and three more in the sixth to move 13 games above .500 (28-15). Malik Collymore led the offense with three hits and two runs driven in. Eliezer Alvarez doubled, walked, and finished with three RBI.

Starter Dylan Hawkins spun four scoreless innings but did not factor in the decision. Silas Bohannan notched his second win with two innings of relief.

Sunday’s game: No game scheduled

DSL Cardinals 2 vs. DSL Red Sox 3

Starter Derian Gonzalez allowed only one run on three hits in five innings. Two unearned runs in the eighth led to Junior Gonzalez taking the loss. Fielding errors by third baseman Allen Cordoba (26th error of the season) and first baseman Joaquin De La Cruz were the downfall, causing Gonzalez to have to get five outs in the inning.

Jonathan Rivera had the only two hits for the Cardinals and their only RBI.

Sunday’s game: No game scheduled

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