MiLN - CF Rick Ankiel "Player of the Day"

Rick Ankiel scored two runs and had two hits to include his seventh home run of the season on Tuesday night, to help lead the Memphis Redbirds to a 8-7 win and four-game sweep over the Omaha Royals.


The St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Notebook

For Games Played on Tuesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Rally to beat Omaha

Memphis scored three runs in the ninth to beat Omaha 8-7 to complete a four-game sweep of the Omaha Royals.

Memphis starter Matt Ginter was knocked around Tuesday, giving up 13 hits, and five earned runs in just 4.2 innings. Kelvin Jimenez (1-0) earned his first win of the season, following relievers; Mike Sillman, Dennis Dove and Andy Cavazos. Jimenez pitched a perfect ninth inning, no runs, no hits, no errors.

CF Rick Ankiel hit his seventh home run of the season, drove in two runs and scored two to help lead the Redbirds to victory.


RECORD: 10-10, 2nd Place, 3.5 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Rained Out On Tuesday Night

An announcement regarding the making up of Tuesday's contest will be made at a future date.

RECORD: 5-9, 4th Place, 1.5 GB


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Winners 3-0 over Daytona

The Palm Beach Cardinals had sent three pitchers to the mound on Tuesday to shut out the Daytona Cubs on Tuesday.

Cardinals' starter Trey Hearne got his first win of the season, pitching seven shutout innings, giving up just three hits while striking out six batters.

Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless inning of relief before giving the ball to the former catcher turn pitcher Jason Motte to close out the game, picking up his third save of the season.


RECORD: 10-7, 1st Place


Swing of Quad Cities (A): It's Miller Time – Miller Shuts Out Swing

The Fort Wayne Wizards' Drew Miller pitched seven no-hit innings on Tuesday to lead the Wizards past the Swing who could only manage one hit in the contest, 1-0.

The lone Swing hit came in the ninth off the bat of Donovan Solano, a little blooper to break up the no hitter for the Wizards.

Swing starter P.J. Walters (0-1) did his part, pitching five innings, giving up just one hit, while striking out three batters and walking none. Elvis Hernandez (2-2) was tagged with his second loss of the season, giving up the only run of the night.


RECORD: 9-10, 6th Place, 3.0 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS)

Season opens on Tuesday June 19th, against the Auburn Doubledays.


Johnson City Cardinals (R)

The Cardinals will open the season on the road in Greenville on Tuesday, June 19th.



Minor League Pitcher of the Day

P.J. Walters

I don't care that his team the Swing lost and that Walters didn't factor into the decision, he pitched five shutout innings Tuesday night, giving up only one hit, while striking out three batters and walking none. Clearly P.J. had the best pitching performance on the day.


Minor League Player of the Day

Rick Ankiel

CF Rick Ankiel hit his seventh home run of the season Tuesday night. He drove in two runs and scored two to help lead his team to victory. Ankiel's seventh home run puts him in a tie for second in the PCL behind LF Jack Cust of the Portland Beavers who has eight.



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