The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 05/14

LF Jon Jay returned to Springfield's lineup Sunday after missing 10 games because of a sore shoulder. He extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 1-for-3 and scoring three runs for the Cardinals.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Notebook

Games Played Sunday

 

Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Sky Sox 11-7

The Memphis Redbirds scored seven runs on Sunday and on most days that should be good enough for a win, but it wasn't Sunday as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox unloaded on Memphis pitching for 11 runs to beat the Redbirds 11-7.

Memphis starting pitcher Mike Smith (L, 4-3) lost for the first time since April 17, allowing seven runs on eight hits and a walk in five innings while striking out four. Redbirds reliever Chris Lambert surrendered four runs on one hit and three walks, retiring one batter.

2B Edgar Gonzalez drove in three runs and catcher Brian Esposito went 3-for-4 for the Redbirds.

Catcher Ryan Christianson played in left field in Sunday's game and went 2-for-3 with a walk and he hit his third home run of the season in the fourth inning, scoring twice on the day.

Boxscore

RECORD: 18-20, 3rd Place, 3.5 GB

 

Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Defeated Arkansas 9-4

The Springfield Cardinals jumped out on top in the second inning with a two-run double by Sean Danielson who continues to be one of the hottest batters in the Texas League.

The Cardinals would go on and add two more runs in the fifth to build a 4-0 lead and add five more runs to the scoreboard over the final three innings.

Springfield starter Cory Rauschenberger (W, 3-2) pitched six innings en-route to his third win of the season, allowing two unearned runs on two hits and five walks, striking out two. Jason Motte recorded his second save with 2.1 scoreless frames. For Rauschenberger it was his third straight win and he took a no-hitter into the fifth, having one of his best starts of the season.

LF Jon Jay returned to the lineup Sunday after missing 10 games because on an injured right shoulder. He extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 1-for-3, being walked twice and scoring three times.

3B Juan Richardson went 2-for-4 and drove in three of the Cardinal runs.

Boxscore

RECORD: 15-19, 3rd Place, 3 GB

 

Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): No Games Scheduled

There were no games in the Florida State League scheduled on Sunday. The Palm Beach Cardinals remain just one game above the .500 mark with a 18-17 won loss record, good enough for third place and just 2.5 games back.

RECORD: 18-17, 3rd Place, 2.5 GB

 

Swing of Quad Cities (A): Defeated Burlington 3-2

Quad Cities took advantage of three errors committed by Burlington and scattered 10 hits pushing across three runs, two of them earned to hand the Burlington Bees a 3-2 loss.

Starter Tyler Herron (W, 2-4) allowed just one run over five innings, on three hits, striking out five and walking one, to win his second consecutive start, improving to 2-4 on the season.

Reliever Kyle Sadlowski recorded the last out for his first save this year.

3B Donovan Solano 2-for-5 Sunday knocked in the first run for Quad Cities and scored the second run later in the third inning to give the Swing a 2-0 lead.

The Swing would add another run in the fourth that turned out to be the winning run as Quad Cities extends its current winning streak to three games.

Boxscore

RECORD: 22-15, 3rd Place, 0.5 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

Tyler Herron

Starter Tyler Herron (W, 2-4) allowed just one run over five innings, on three hits, striking out five and walking one, to win his second consecutive start, improving to 2-4 on the season.

 

Minor League Player of the Day

Jon Jay

The Springfield Cardinals' left fielder Jon Jay returned to the lineup after missing 10 games because of a sore shoulder and extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a 1-for-3 night and scored three runs in his first game back, as the Cardinals defeated the Arkansas Travelers 9-4 on Sunday.

 

 


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