MiLN - Farm System 3-2 Friday Night

The Springfield Cardinals lost their seventh straight game Friday night and have won just five games this month.



For the Games of - 08/25/06


Happy Birthday Mom!


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A)

Record - 53-81

Standings - Pacific Coast League, American North Division - 3rd place, 20 GB

Results: WON - Memphis defeated Nashville 8-7 Friday night in spite of being out hit 12-9. Brad Thompson picked up his second AAA win, pitching three innings in scoreless relief.

Notes: Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa has indicated that there are no plans to bring up any of the Memphis outfielders when the Major League roster expands in September. For what it is worth, trust me that is subject to change.



Springfield Cardinals (Double-A)

Record - 22-39 (39-29, 1st half)

Standings - Texas League, East Division - 4th place, 14.5 GB

Results: LOST - The Springfield Cardinals dropped their seventh straight decision on Friday night, getting shut out by the Tulsa Drillers 1-0. The Redbirds fall to 22-39 in the second half and 61-68 overall.

Notes: LAST GAME - The Springfield Cardinals lost 7-3 to the Tulsa Drillers Thursday night. Mike Parisi (8-7) allowed five runs over five innings, with all five runs coming in the first inning. Nick Stavinoha was 3-4 with a double and homer. Juan Richardson was 3-4 with a homer and two RBI's. Travis Hanson was 2-4 with a double.

The Cardinals have still (I have written this seven times) just won just five games in August thus far, none of them being back-to-back. The Cards haven't won two straight games since 7/27-28 as part of a four-game winning streak.



Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A)

Record - 31-26 (39-31, 1st half)

Standings - Florida State League, East Division - 3rd place, 1.5 GB

Results: RAINED OUT for the fourth day in a row

Notes: As anyone seen the plans for the Ark?

Palm Beach is 16-6 over the last 22 games.



Swing of Quad Cities (Low-A)

Record - 35-24 (34-34, 1st half)

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

Results: WON - Trey Hearne pitched eight strong innings and got plenty of offensive support Friday night as the Swing of the Quad Cities put seven runs on the board to defeat the Peoria Chiefs 7-1 win over the Peoria Chiefs at O'Brien Field. Bryan Anderson, Jon Jay, and Casey Rowlett carried the load offensively, combining to go 10-for-13 with four runs scored and all six runs batted in.

Quad Cities (35-24, 69-58) remains a half-game out of first place with the win while dropping their magic number to two, a number that could fall to one if Cedar Rapids loses their game to Beloit. Peoria (29-31, 70-59) missed out on their chance to get back to .500 in the second half, though they clinched a playoff berth by winning the Western Division during the first half of the season.

Notes: The Swing will return to John O'Donnell Stadium for a six-game home stand on Saturday, August 26. Quad Cities will host Peoria Chiefs in the final two games of a home-and-home series before welcoming the Kane County Cougars into town for a four-game set beginning on Monday, August 28.


State College Spikes (SS-A)

Record - 32-30

Standings - New York Penn League, Pinckney Division - 3rd place, .5 GB

Results: LOST - The Spikes lost the opener of a critical two-game series with the Auburn Doubledays Friday by the score of 7-3 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Spikes offense struggled against Auburn's pitching, as Matt Wilkerson provided the only offense going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Despite the loss the Spikes remain ½ a game out of first place in the logjam at the top of the Pinckney Division, trailing both the Doubledays and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

Notes: Fan favorite Jose Salazar will be returning to the State College Spikes today, as his plane will touched down in State College at 4:00. Salazar was called up from the Spikes to Quad Cities on August 6. In his short stint with The Swing, Salazar hit .250 (6-24) in eight games. Salazar played second base for The Swing, while at State College, Salazar played primarily shortstop.



Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie)

Record - 31-32

Standings - Appalachian League, West Division - 3rd place, 8 GB

Results: WON - Johnson City won a slugfest Friday, 11-10. King went 4 ip, 2 h, 2 r, 1 er, 4 bb, 8 k. Buckman was 4 of 5, Pham 3 of 4, Reyes 3 of 5, Shorey 2 of 5, Garcia and Mulligan 2 of 5.

Notes: The Cardinals have won six of their last seven games and hope to finish the season above the .500 mark.



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