Games Played Wednesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): No PCL Games Scheduled Wednesday
TRIPLE-A ALL-STAR GAME: Fan voting for the Triple-A All-Star Game has begun and will be conducted exclusively online. Ballots will be available on MiLB.com, as well as on the official websites of the International League, Pacific Coast League and all 30 Triple-A teams.
Fans can select one player at each infield position, three outfielders, a designated hitter and four pitchers -- two starters and two relievers. That's a lot of choices, and there's a lot of competition. Don't forget to vote for your Redbirds.
RECORD: 27-33, 4th Place, 9.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to the Tulsa Drillers 8-5
The Springfield Cardinals pitching staff gave up 17 hits to the Tulsa Drillers Wednesday night and Tulsa didn't waste many opportunities scoring eight runs to knock Springfield 2.5 games behind them in the standings.
Starter Cory Rauschenberger (L, 4-4) gave up seven of the eight runs, five of them earned -on nine hits in four-plus innings. He struck out three and didn't walk anyone.
Mighty Joe Mather hit is Texas League-leading 16th home run and recently promoted from Quad Cities and new teammate left-fielder Mark Shorey hit is first homer with Springfield, his fourth of the season.
RF Sean Danielson went 3-for-5 with a run scored and pinch-hitter Michael Ferris lined a two-run double in the sixth for the Cardinals but Springfield could not overcome the eight runs given up.
After last night's loss the Cardinals are 9-5 against the Tulsa Drillers this season and 3-3 at Hammons Field in Springfield.
RECORD: 26-28, 2nd Place, 2.5 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Lost to Tampa 8-3
For the second consecutive night the Palm Beach Cardinals have given up eight runs, being outscored over the two games 16-3.
Cardinals' starter Trey Hearne (L, 3-5) saw his season won-loss record fall to two games below .500 as he surrendered six runs on 10 hits and one walk with three strikeouts in six innings last night.
Catcher Brandon Yarbrough went 2-for-4 on the night with an RBI single in the seventh and 1B Mark Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a double and belted a two-run homer, his 11th, in the ninth as the Cardinals attempt for a comeback win came up six runs short.
RECORD: 31-27, 2nd Place, 2.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Off Day for the Midwest League
Currently in the midst of a seven-game winning streak and enjoying their best record of the season, the Swing of the Quad Cities got good news on Tuesday with the announcement that six members of the Swing were selected to participate in the 2007 MWL Summer All-Star Classic.
The Western All-Stars, selected by field managers across the league, will include two starting position players and four pitchers from the Swing. The All-Star selections include; 1B Brandon Buckman and SS Christian Lopez, and the Swing will be represented by RHP's P.J. Walters, Brandon Dickson, Elvis Hernandez, and Kenny Maiques.
RECORD: 34-24, 3 Place, 1.5 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.
VSL Cardinals (R) Lost 10-9 to the Astros
The VSL Cardinals lost a tough one Wednesday 10-9 to the VSL Astros. Jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first, by the fifth inning they were battling with a 9-6 lead that they could hold only until the seventh when the Astros scored three runs in the top of the frame to tie the game. The Astros would take the lead with a run in the top of the eighth that went unanswered.
Left-handed hitting third baseman Kleininger Teran went 1-for-4, hitting his first home run of the season, driving in two runs. LF Alberto Jose Rivero had a 2-for-4 night, with a walk and drove in two runs.
Starter Geney Rios pitched 4.1 innings, scattering six hits and giving up five runs, three of them earned, but did not factor into the decision.
Reliever David Brito (L, 1-2) gave up only one hit in 2.1 innings but allowed the winning run to see his record fall to 1-2.
The Cardinals are in last place in the Venezuelan Summer League (Rookie) with a 5-15 record and 11.5 games back of the Astros.
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Double-A Cardinals reliever was one of the few pitchers in the organization to have any type of decent outing on Wednesday. Pitching the final inning in Springfield's 8-5 loss, Garcia gave up just one hit but struck out two batters to give his team a chance to comeback in the bottom of the ninth.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Springfield Cardinals right fielder Sean Danielson went 3-for-5 with a run scored Wednesday night as his team fell to the Drillers 8-5.