The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 06/23

P.J. Walters was dominant in his first Class-A Advanced start, striking out 10 batters over seven innings allowing just two runs to pick up his first win with the Palm Beach Cardinals.



Games Played Friday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Winners 4-3 over Round Rock

The Redbirds take two of three from Round Rock with Friday's 4-3 victory over the Express.

Out of the bullpen, Troy Percival pitched a perfect eighth inning striking out three, with Brian Falkenborg picking up his 17th save with a scoreless ninth frame. Chris Lambert (W, 1-1) earned his first win by keeping the Round Rock Express at bay in the 7th inning.

Infielders Mike McCoy and Rico Washington both went deep to lead the Redbird offense.


RECORD: 34-41, 4th Place, 9.5 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost 2-0 to Tulsa

The Cardinals were shut out Friday night 2-0 by the Tulsa Drillers.

Springfield starter Jaime Garcia (L, 3-7) continues to pitch in tough luck, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while fanning six in 5.1 innings, but couldn't get any run support.

Second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir doubled twice for Springfield and drew a walk going 2-for-3 in the loss.

Springfield starting pitcher Mitchell Boggs has been added to the North Division All-Star Team, replacing Arkansas Travelers' pitcher Nick Adenhart, who has been placed on the DL.

The addition of Boggs brings the total of Springfield Cardinals selected to the All-Star Game to nine, although only eight are now scheduled to play, with Joe Mather's promotion to Memphis taking him out of the starting lineup. Boggs, who was a post-season Florida State League All-Star last year, is 6-3 with a 4.19 ERA in 14 starts.


RECORD: 2-2, 2nd Place, 1.0 GB


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Winners 13-2 over Jupiter

It was all Palm Beach Friday night as they had 15 hits leading to 13 runs to the only two runs Jupiter could push across the plate.

Cardinal third baseman Allen Craig scored twice, going 4-for-5 with four RBI. LF Ian Church drove in four runs as well, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored. Not to be left out in offensive barrage. 2B Dan Nelson went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two.

P.J. Walters (W, 1-0) picked up his first win in his first start for the Cardinals. Walters was recently promoted from Quad Cities where he had a record of 6-1 with a 2.62 ERA in 10 starts for the Swing. Friday Walters pitched seven innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out 10 as he seemed unfazed by the promoted to Class-A Advanced.


RECORD: 1-1, 2nd Place (Tie), 1.0 GB


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

Quad Cities shut out Wisconsin Friday night, as Swing pitching held the Timber Rattlers to just five hits.

Swing piggyback starter Shaun Garceau (W, 5-4) picked up his fifth win on the season, pitching four scoreless frames following Eddie Degerman's four shutout innings.

Kenny Maiques pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 16th save.

First baseman Jared M Schweitzer went deep in the sixth inning for his sixth home run this season.


RECORD: 2-0, 1st Place


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost 8-1 to Mahoning Valley

The Muckdogs fall to 1-3 on the short season as Mahoning Valley beat them Friday 8-1.

Third baseman Brian Cartie had the only RBI for the Muckdogs, a two-out base hit in the fourth inning.

Left-hander Davis S. Bilardello was tagged with the loss, giving up three runs, two of them earned in 2.2 innings.


RECORD: 1-3, 3rd Place (Tied), 2.0 GB


Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost 8-0 to Bristol

Cardinals' starter David Peralta (L,0-1) allowed six runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking two in 3.1 innings.

First baseman Charles Pelt had two singles going 2-for-4 Friday.


RECORD: 2-2, 2nd Place, 1.0 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Did Not Play

RECORD: 2-0, 1st Place



VSL Cardinals (R) Lost 3-2 to Seattle

Down 3-0 the Cardinals scored twice in the seventh inning but came up just a run short Friday, losing the contest to Seattle 3-2.

Starter Omar Diaz (L, 1-4) gave up just three hits and two runs in five innings as his record fell to 1-4.


RECORD: 11-24, 7th Place, 15 GB


DSL Cardinals (R) Winners 4-3 over Oakland (2)

The Cardinals beat Oakland (2) 4-3 Friday night. FYI Oakland has two teams in the DSL hence the (2).

Angel Tapia picked up the win for the Cardinals pitching four scoreless frames.


NOTE: You'll have to read down the boxscores to come to the Cardinals games. All DSL boxscores are on a single page.

RECORD: 9-8, 3rd Place, 3.0 GB



Minor League Pitcher of the Day

P.J. Walters

The new Palm Beach Cardinals starter was dominant in his first Class-A Advanced start, striking out 10 batters over seven innings allowing just two runs for his first win for the Cardinals.


Minor League Player of the Day

Allen Craig

The Palm Beach Cardinal third baseman had another big night at the plate, going 4-for-5; scoring twice and driving in four runs to help the Cardinals to a big win over 13-2 win over Jupiter.



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