Cardinals Minor League Notebook

The Minor League Notebook, the newest feature at the Birdhouse, is a weekday daily recap of games played by the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League teams.



For the Games of - 08/07/06




Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A)

Record - 45-71

Standings - Pacific Coast League, American North Division - 3rd Place 17.4 GB

Results: LOST - Memphis scored 16 runs Monday night, you would think that would be enough for a win. But we are talking about Memphis here. Memphis lost to Fresno 17-16.

It was Alan Benes, (4-4 5.76 ERA) the Redbirds 7th pitcher of the evening blew a save in the 11th, giving up three earned runs in two third of an innings pitched and was saddled with a loss.

Notes: WHO'S HOT/WHO'S NOT: OF Timo Perez has hit .438 in his last eight games with two homers, four RBIs and five runs scored. 1B Jorge Toca has hit .417 with two RBIs and two runs in his first three games with the Redbirds. IF Bo Hart has batted .174 in his last six contests.

Going into Monday night's game the Redbirds have hit .243 and scored 428 runs, ranking last in the 16-team league in both categories.



Springfield Cardinals (Double-A)

Record - 19-24 (39-29, 1st half)

Standings - Texas League, East Division - 4th place 5 GB

Results: LOST - The Springfield Cardinals on a seven-game, eight-day road trip lost the first game of a three-game set against the Midland RockHounds Monday 5-1.

Notes: The Cardinals had their first off-day in 19 games yesterday. They now have only one remaining day off for the rest of the season (August 21).




Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A)

Record - 23-22 (39-31, 1st half)

Standings - Florida State League, East Division - 3rd Place 3 GB

Results: WON - The Palm Beach Cardinals and Clearwater Threshers remained scoreless through five innings and after a 26 minute rain delay, the Cardinals picked up a single run in three consecutive innings to go onto a 3-1 victory at Roger Dean Stadium. Cardinals' starter Mitchell Boggs threw five scoreless innings in a no-decision effort, allowing just three hits and striking out four. Boggs continues to pitch great baseball at the Dean, boasting a 2.09 ERA. The Cardinals improve to one game above .500 with a 23-22 record for the second half.

Notes: Closer Mike Sillman (S, 29) continues to distance himself in the saves category, picking up his sixth save in the Cardinals last nine games.




Swing of Quad Cities (Low-A)

Record - 26-18 (34-34, 1st half)

Standings - Midwest League, West Division - 2nd Place .5 GB

Results: LOST - Quad Cities lost to Clinton by a score of 4-3 Monday night to drop a half game out of first place behind Kane County, who defeated Peoria Monday night 4-1.

The Swing starter Trey Hearne suffered only his third loss of the season, in spite of giving up two runs on four hits in seven innings. Hearne has an impressive season record of 9-3 with a 2.35 ERA.

Notes: After losing his job as the Swing closer earlier in the season, RHP Scott Vander Weg struggled through May with a 6.48 ERA. He has re-found the touch as of late, however, and has been lights out over his last four appearances. In that time

he is 3-0 with five strikeouts in 5.2 scoreless innings of work, allowing three hits and on walks.




State College Spikes (SS-A)

Record - 22-24

Standings - New York Penn League, Pinckney Division - 4th Place 3.5 GB

Results: WON - A night after collecting only three hits, the Spikes offense exploded for nine runs on 14 hits en route to a 9-4 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Gary Daley Jr. picked up his team leading fifth win of the season after tossing 5.2 impressive innings. The third-round selection from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo allowed only two runs on eight hits, but more impressively Daley Jr. who came into the game with a league leading 22 walks, didn't walk a batter. Offensively, every batter in the Spikes lineup collected a hit with Matt Wilkerson leading the team with two RBI, including his fifth home run of the season

Notes: Tuesday night at the ballpark, the first 2,000 fans receive a Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Mini-Replica presented by The Family Clotheslines.




Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie)

Record - 20-25

Standings - Appalachian League, West Division - 3rd Place 10 GB

Results: WON - Defeated Burlington 3-0 on Monday night. Tyler Herron picked up his third win of the season after pitching 6.2 innings and three hits and no walks and no runs, while striking out five batters. Herron's record improves to 3-5 with 3.91 ERA.

Notes: Kris Bakely picked up his second save of the season Monday, pitching 2.1 innings of shutout relief.




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