Gagliano's Tuesday Farm Report 3-1

I can't use derivatives of the word asymptote any more. The Cards' farm teams have crossed .500.

Memphis won 3-2. Cummings went 5 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 5 bb, 4 k. Lots of walks, but he did what he needed to. Journell and Cali held them scoreless, 2.2 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 2 bb, 2 k before the bad guys got two off Borland. Gall was 2 of 2 with 2 doubles and a SF. Memphis finished the road trip 6-2. This team could well have some legs. Memphis added Moylan, which I've been waiting on for what seems a couple years. And there's a great article by Marlon Morgan on Wainwright. The piece of info that particularly stood out for me is that Wainwright got to Jupiter early, when only Carpenter and Morris were there, and the two of them worked with Wainwright. Carp suggested a change in Wainwright's sinker that might be a chunk of the improvement.

Springfield won 7-5. Cook went 3.1 ip, 8 h, 5 r, 0 bb, 1 k, after five perfect innings vs. this team last time. Axelson, Ferrari, Nussbeck, and Kinney went 5.2 ip, 3 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 4 k. Bolivar was 2 of 4, Schutzenhofer and Hanson were 2 of 5. Hanson is now at .349/.470, though I see he's made, gulp, 11 errors, largely playing an unfamiliar position after a long break from the team. Ewt was at the game and wrote about it at the end of the Cards' game report. He had particularly favorable things to say about Kinney and Ferrari, plus a nice story about Gorecki.

Palm Beach lost 2-1 in 11. Pomeranz had the game of the day, though, 8 ip, 8 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 8 k.

Quad Cities won 10-5. Scherer went 3.2 ip, 6 h, 4 r, 3 er, 3 bb, 4 k. Knoff, Medina, Gross, and Ool went 5.1 ip, 1 h, 1 r, 1 bb, 3 k. Don't you really want to hear the crowd chant Ool's name at the new Busch some day? Hoffpauir was 3 of 5, Lemanczyk 3 of 6, and Williams 2 of 4 with a BB. He's gotten his OBP up to .364 playing CF. He was last year's 11th round pick. Thanks go, I believe, to UConn for pointing him out to me.

And with that, Quad Cities finally hits .500.

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