The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 07/05

Springfield Cardinals outfielder Mark Shorey homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, as the first place Cardinals defeated the Midland RockHounds 10-2 at Hammons Field Wednesday night



Games Played on the 4th of July


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Albuquerque 12-7

The Memphis Redbirds hit five home runs Wednesday but still lost to Albuquerque 12-7.

Redbirds starter Blake Hawksworth took the loss, his record falling to a dismal 3-10 on the season.

CF Rick Ankiel hit his league leading 24th home run and teammates; Tagg Bozied, John Rodriguez, Brian Esposito and Jarrett Hoffpauir also hit the ball out of the park in the 12-7 slugfest.


RECORD: 36-51, 4th Place, 15.5 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Winners 10-2 over Midland

Cardinals' starter Eric Haberer (W, 6-4) earned the win after giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits and three walks with one strikeout over 5.2 innings.

Left-fielder Mark Shorey went 2-for-5 Wednesday, hitting two homers and driving in six runs.


RECORD: 8-5, 1st Place


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Postponed

Wednesday's Florida State League game between Palm Beach and Vero Beach was postponed due to rain at Holman Stadium.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. ET.

RECORD: 7-5, 2nd Place, 0.5 GB


Swing of Quad Cities (A): Lost to Clinton 4-0

Swing starter Elvis Hernandez (L, 5-6) suffered his sixth loss this season Wednesday, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out five.

Quad Cities could only muster four hits, leaving five runners stranded in yesterday's shutout loss to the Clinton Lumberkings.


RECORD: 6-7, 6th Place (tie), 1.5 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Auburn 3-2 in 11

Muckdogs sent five pitchers to the mound Wednesday with reliever Wayne Daman taking the loss, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk in his one inning of relief.

Third baseman Daniel Descalso and DH Steve Gonzalez each drove in a run for Batavia.


RECORD: 5-11, 5th Place, 6.0 GB


Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost to Elizabethton 6-5 in 11

Reliever Mark Diapoules had a blown save and was tagged with the loss Wednesday, giving up four runs on five hits.

Left-fielder Joe Hage went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI and a run scored.


RECORD: 4-9, 3rd Place, 9.0 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Day Off Wednesday

RECORD: 5-6, 3rd Place, 5.5 GB


VSL Cardinals (R) Lost to the Mets 10-3

The Cardinals left eight runners on base Wednesday which never helps, as they fell to the Mets 10-3 Wednesday.


RECORD: 14-30, 8th Place, 17.5 GB


DSL Cardinals (R) NO REPORT

RECORD: 14-12, 3rd Place, 4.5 GB





Minor League Pitcher of the Day

Eric Haberer

Cardinals' starter Eric Haberer (W, 6-4) picked up his sixth win on the season after giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits and three walks with one strikeout over 5.2 innings on Wednesday.


Minor League Player of the Day

Mark Shorey



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