The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 05/29

Ankiel's five RBI on Monday was just one shy of his career record. The pitcher turned outfielder now ranks in the Pacific Coast League's top five in both home runs (11) and RBIs (39).

 

 

Games Played on Memorial Day

 

Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Memphis 11-6 over Round Rock

The Redbirds exploded for 11 runs on Monday to defeat the Round Rock 11-6.

CF Rick Ankiel hit a run-scoring double in the first inning and a solo homer in the third before blasting a three-run dinger in the fifth. Ankiel, for five RBI on the night. Ankiel now ranks in the Pacific Coast League's top five in both home runs (11) and RBI (39).

The other offensive contributors included RF Nick Stavinoha's sixth-inning grand slam that broke the game wide open. LF Skip Schumaker and PH John Nelson also went yard for the Redbirds, with Schumaker scoring three runs, while Mike McCoy went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored.

Memphis reliever Hugo Castellanos (W, 1-0) pitched three perfect innings in relief of starter Matt Ginter and earned his first win of the season. Ryan Meaux and Mark Worrell combined to allow three runs over three innings, while Andy Cavazos pitched a scoreless ninth.

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 25-27, 4th Place, 5.0 GB

 

Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Winners 5-4 over San Antonio

It took 10 innings but the Cardinals will take the win with a 5-4 victory Monday.

CF Colby Rasmus hit two home runs going 2-for-4 as he continues to show signs of improvement at the Double-A level.

Cardinals' reliever Matthew Scherer (W, 2-3) got the win after pitching a perfect 10th frame. Starter Eric Haberer pitched five innings scattering six hits, allowing three runs, walking four and striking out one.

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 22-25, 2nd Place, 3.0 GB

 

Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Idle on Monday

RECORD: 28-22, 2nd Place, 2.5 GB

 

Swing of Quad Cities (A): Split a Double Header

Quad Cities split a pair of seven innings games Monday the Swing took a 1-0 decision in the opener before losing in game two, 4-0.

Reliever Kyle Mura picked up the win in game one and Kenny Maiques earned his 10th save.

In game two, Quad Cities starter Tyler Herron pitched five innings, giving up three hits, walking one and striking out three. Reliever Kyle Sadlowski (L, 0-2) gave up two runs on four hits over two innings for his second loss.

BOXSCORE GAME ONE

BOXSCORE GAME TWO

RECORD: 27-23, 4th Place, 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.

 

Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R)

The Cardinals will open their season on Wednesday, June 20th.

 

 


Minor League Pitcher of the Day

Tyler Herron

He didn't get a decision Monday but Quad Cities starter Tyler Herron pitched five innings, giving up three hits, walking one and striking out three to become our starter of the day.

 

Minor League Player of the Day

Rick Ankiel

Ankiel's five RBI on Monday was just one shy of his career record. The pitcher turned outfielder now ranks in the Pacific Coast League's top five in both home runs (11) and RBIs (39).

 

 


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