MiLN - Minor League Post Season Gets Underway

The Memphis Redbirds, Springfield Cardinals, State College Spikes and Johnson City Cardinals have all been eliminated from post season play, but the Palm Beach Cardinals and Swing of Quad Cities continue play this week.



For the Games of - 09/04/06



Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A)

Record - 58-86

Standings - Pacific Coast League, American North Division - 3rd place, 18 GB

Results: LOST - The season finished the way it started for Memphis, with a loss Monday to the New Orleans Zephyrs by a score of 6-4.

The loss caps off a disappointing 58-86 season for the Redbirds.

Notes: Thank God for the Omaha Royals who finished the season with a 53-91 record, just good enough to keep the Redbirds out of last place.

Left-handed start Chris Narveson, right-handed reliever Josh Kinney and infielder John Nelson is expected to be promoted to St. Louis this week.

When outfielder Skip Schumaker is done playing for the U.S. national team in Olympic qualifying, he join the club.



Springfield Cardinals (Double-A)

Record - 27-43 (39-29, 1st half)

Standings - Texas League, East Division - 4th last place, 16.5 GB

Results: The regular season ended Sunday and as you might expect, the Cardinals will not be participating in post-season play.

Notes: Seven players from the Springfield roster will be participating in the Arizona Fall League this season, which begins October 10th....Dennis Dove, Stuart Pomeranz, Eric Haberer, Mike Parisi, Brendan Ryan, Amaury Marti and Nick Stavinoha will represent the Cardinals' prospects that make up the Peoria Saguaros roster (along with prospects from the Padres, Yankees, Nationals and Phillies). All seven Cardinals will be participating in the AFL for the first time.

The Cardinals' AFL contingent also includes one member of the team's supporting personnel, athletic trainer Brad LaRosa.



Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A)

Record - 36-29 (39-31, 1st half)

Standings - Florida State League, East Division - CHAMPIONS

Results: Regular Season is Over - Championship Series begins Tuesday

Notes: The Palm Beach Cardinals are playoff bound again. The Cardinals (36-29) are the 2nd Half Champion of the Florida State League East Division. They will take on the 1st Half Champion St. Lucie Mets in a best of three series to decide who will represent the East Division in the FSL Championship series. The Cardinals were 9-8 against St. Lucie during the regular season.

Game one of the three game series will be on Tuesday, September 5th at 7:05 PM at Roger Dean Stadium. Games two and three (if needed) will take place in St. Lucie on Wednesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 PM.

The 2006 Palm Beach club set a franchise record with their 74th win (the Cardinals won 73 games in 2004) giving them a one-game lead over Daytona in the FSL East.

Mike Sillman earned his 35th save in the game to tie the franchise record of 35 earned by Mark Worrell in 2005.



Swing of Quad Cities (Low-A)

Record - 42-27 (34-34, 1st half)

Standings - Midwest League, West Division - CHAMPIONS

Results: WON - The Swing of the Quad Cities exploded for 15 hits and the first eight runs of the ballgame in a 10-4 victory over Burlington in the final game of the regular season on Monday afternoon at John O'Donnell Stadium. In the process the 2006 Swing established new single-season franchise records with 253 doubles and a .272 batting average as a team, adding to a new hit record (1,274) that had been set on Saturday night.

Quad Cities (42-27, 76-61) heads into the playoffs the second-half champion in the Western Division, and will host the Kane County Cougars in game one of a best-of-three series beginning at John O'Donnell Stadium at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Burlington (29-41, 64-73) split 10 games with the Swing on the year, the only Western Division team that Quad Cities failed to win their season series against.

Notes: Victor Moreno (1-2) picked up his first win of the season with 3.2 innings out of the bullpen, as starter Adam Ottavino was pulled after just two innings of work in an effort to leave him available to start a potential game three on Friday night at Elfstrom Stadium.



State College Spikes (SS-A)

Record - 36-35

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

Results: The Spikes played their second double header in as many days, Monday, splitting the pair with the Batavia Muckdogs. The Spikes fell in game one 4-1, before taking the evening's finale 1-0 in extra frames. At the end of the day, the Spikes fell 5 games behind Auburn in the Pinckey Division with only 4 games to go, eliminating the Spikes from the pennant chase.

Notes: The Spikes will close out their road schedule on Tuesday with a 7:05 start against the Muckdogs. RHP Eddie Degerman will take the mound for State College. The Spikes will then return to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to close out their inaugural season against the Jamestown Jammers. Wednesday will be a twin bill starting at 5:35pm. Great seats are still available and can be purchased over the phone by calling 877-99-SPIKES, logging on to, or visiting the Medlar Field at Lubrano Park box office.



Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie)

Record - 34-34

Standings - Appalachian League, West Division - 4th place, 8 GB


Notes: The Johnson City Cardinals want to send out a thank you to all of our fans and sponsors for making 2006 a great season for the Johnson City Sports Foundation and the Johnson City Cardinals!





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