MiLN - Colby Rasmus "Player of the Day"

The St. Louis Cardinals' top prospect went a combined 4-for-7 in the Springfield Cardinals double-header on Thursday, to include 2 HRs, a double, 2 RBI, a walk and four runs scored.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Notebook

For Games Played on Thursday

 

Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Omaha 7-2

The Redbirds scored both their runs in the top of the first inning but that was all the offense they could muster on Thursday, as they dropped their second game in a row to Omaha.

LHP Randy Keisler (0-1) took his first lost in the minors this season, giving up six runs on nine hits, while striking out three and walking one in 6.1 innings.

Boxscore

RECORD: 15-13, 2nd Place, 0.5 GB

 

Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Split Double-Header with Wichita

The Double-A Cardinals split a double-header against the Wichita Wranglers on Thursday, with the Cardinals taking game one, 7-5 and the Wranglers coming back and taking game two 6-5.

SP Cory Rauschenberger picked up his first Double-A win in game one and 1B Joe Mather hit his league leading 11th home run of the season to help the cause.

OF Colby Rasmus homered twice on the day to help lead the Cardinals offense.

Matthew Scherer (L, 1-2) suffered the loss in the second game.

Boxscore Game 2

RECORD: 10-13, 3rd Place, 1.5 GB

 

Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Winners 5-1 over Brevard County

The St. Louis Cardinals 2006 top draft pick Adam Ottavino along with two relievers; Scott Vander Weg and Zachery Zuercher combined on a four-hitter as visiting Palm Beach defeated Brevard County, 5-1, on Thursday night.

Ottavino (2-3) tossed five innings, allowing one run on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Scott Vander Weg walked one in three hitless frames before Zachary Zuercher fanned one in a perfect ninth inning.

The offensive star of the day Mark Hamilton went 2-for-4, to include a two-run single in a three-run sixth for the Cardinals.

Boxscore

RECORD: 16-10, 1st Place

 

Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 3-0 over Great Lakes

Swing tandem starters; P.J. Walters and Elvis Hernandez along with reliever Kenneth Maiques, shut downed the visiting Great Lakes, 3-0, on Thursday.

Walters picked up his first win of the season and with a perfect ninth inning, Maiques earned his sixth save on the season.

1B Brandon Buckman's two-run homer in the first inning would be all the offense the Swing needed.

Boxscore

RECORD: 14-12, Tied for 3rd Place, 1 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

The Swing starter scattered five hits over five innings, did not give up a run, struck out seven batters on the day to pick up his first win on the season. The win pulled Swing within one game of the division leaders.

 

Minor League Player of the Day

Colby Rasmus

The St. Louis Cardinals' top prospect went a combined 4-for-7 in the Springfield Cardinals double-header on Thursday, to include 2 HRs, a double, 2 RBI, a walk and four runs scored.

 

 


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