The St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Notebook
Games Played Saturday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Colorado Springs 5-4
Down 4-3 going into the seventh inning the Redbirds tied the game up with a clutch home run from 3B Travis Hanson, his first homer of the season. Colorado came back and scores the final and winning run of the night in the bottom of the seventh to give them a 5-4 victory.
Memphis starter Troy Cate pitched six innings, allowing four runs on six hits, walking three and striking out one. He did not factor into the decision.
Reliever Matt Ginter (L, 1-4) pitched two innings giving up three hits, allowing the winning run to score in the bottom of the seventh.
1B Rico Washington went 2-for-5, to include a double and his fourth home run of the season, driving in two of Redbirds' runs on Saturday.
RECORD: 18-19, 3rd Place, 3.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost a Double-Header to Wichita
The Springfield Cardinals were defeated by the Wichita Wranglers in the first game of a double header 5-3.
Springfield staged a late rally that fell short in the seventh innings, scoring two runs in the seventh on Sean Danielson's two-out double.
Game one starter Mitchell Boggs (2-3) allowed five runs on 10 hits while striking out five and walking two in 5.1 innings for the Cardinals.
Game two looked a lot like game one, the Wranglers scored five runs again and the Cardinals staged another two run seventh inning on the home runs by OF Colby Rasmus and Sean Danielson, in an attempt to comeback from a 5-2 deficit, only to fall victim to Wichita for the second time on Saturday, as the Wranglers defeated the Cardinals 5-4 in the nightcap.
1B Mike Ferris hit his first home run this season in the second inning
Cardinals' starter Eric Haberer (2-2) was charged with four runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings to drop to 2-2 on the season.
LF Sean Danielson had a big night going 3-for-7 in the double-header with a home run and a two-run double. In his first 13 games in Springfield since being promoted from Palm Beach, Danielson is hitting .436 with one home run and seven RBI. Boxscore Game One
RECORD: 14-19, 3rd Place, 3.5 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Lost to Dunedin Blue Jays 6-4
The Cardinals allowed the Blue Jays to score six runs Saturday for the second game and second loss in a row.
Starting pitcher Tyler Norrick (L, 3-3) lost his third game this season, giving up four runs on nine hits, walking four and striking out five.
2B Casey Rowlett led the Cardinals offense with the only extra-base hit on the night, an RBI double in the ninth inning.
The loss is the third in a row for the Cardinals as they fall to third place, 2.5 games out of first place.
RECORD: 20-15, 3rd Place, 2.5 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 1-0 over Burlington
2B Jaime Landin went 2-for-3 on the night driving in the winning and only run for Quad Cities in the fifth inning.
Walters scattered four singles over his five innings pitched, struck out three and didn't walk anyone.
RECORD: 21-15, 3rd Place, 1.0 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 pitched five shutout innings for Quad Cities Saturday to pick up his third win of the season. The key to his success Saturday? He didn't walk anyone.
Minor League Player of the Day
2B Jaime Landin went 2-for-3 on the night for Quad Cities, driving in the winning and only run as the Swing defeated Burlington 1-0.