The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 07/12

Catcher Brandon Yarbrough had a big night going 4-for-5, finishing a home run shy of the cycle, for the Cardinals. He scored twice and had an RBI.



Games Played Wednesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): All-Star Break

The International League All-Stars defeated the Pacific Coast All-Stars 7-5 Wednesday.

Memphis reliever Mark Worrell faced three batters without giving up a hit or a run, walking one in 0.2 innings pitched.

BOXSCORE – All-Star Game

RECORD: 39-52, 4th Place, 16.5 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to Wichita 5-2

The Springfield Cardinals winning streak came to an end Wednesday at six games as the Wichita Wranglers defeated them 5-2.

Cardinals' starter Adam Daniels (L, 3-2) gave up four runs on six hits while striking out three and walking two in six innings. All four of the Wranglers runs scored off of Daniels came in the third inning.

LF Sean Danielson and RF Casey Rowlett scored the two runs for the Cardinals.


RECORD: 13-6, 1st Place


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Lost 5-4 to Clearwater in 11

The Cardinals lost to Clearwater 5-4 in 11 innings Wednesday but didn't lose any ground in the standings as Brevard County fell to Sarasota 4-1.

Catcher Brandon Yarbrough had a big night going 4-for-5, finishing a home run shy of the cycle, for the Cardinals. He scored twice and had an RBI.

Starter Chris Narveson allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts over three innings. Reliever Jon Mikrut (L, 3-1) gave up a run on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in two innings to be tagged with his first lost this season.


RECORD: 10-9, 2nd Place, 1.5 GB


Swing of Quad Cities (A): Lost 2-1 to Clinton

It was the only game on the Mid-West League schedule yesterday as Clinton edged Quad Cities 2-1.

Starter Elvis Hernandez (L, 5-7) took the loss, despite striking out a season high eight batters, allowing two runs on seven hits over five innings. Middle reliever Jason Cairns hurled two shutout innings before Kyle Mura pitched a scoreless eighth as the bullpen did everything they could to give the club a chance to win.

Quad Cities was held to just four hits in yesterday's contest with the Swings only run coming off the solo home run by Jared Schweitzer who was playing first base, in the sixth.


RECORD: 9-9, 4th Place, 2.5 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Lowell 3-2

Batavia lost to the Lowell Spinners Wednesday 3-2 to fall 10 games below the .500 mark.

Starter Jess Todd pitched 3.2 innings, giving up six hits, two runs, one earned, walking two and striking out three. Blake King (L, 0-2) took the loss, pitching three decent innings really, giving up one run on one hit, walking two and striking out five.


RECORD: 6-16, 6th Place, 7.0 GB


Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost 7-5 to Danville

The Cardinals lost to Danville 7-5 Wednesday, quickly falling behind 4-0 in the bottom of the first, but again still fighting back just coming up short to fall to 7-13 on the season.

Johnson City starter Senger Peralta (L, 0-3) surrendered four runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking two over four innings. After the first inning Peralta pitched three shutout innings.

RF Jon Edwards went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a run scored to help lead the Redbird offense. Second baseman Mike Folli had only one hit Wednesday but he made it count, driving in two more runs for the Cardinals.


RECORD: 7-13, 3rd Place, 11.0 GB.


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Lost to the Marlins 4-2

The Cardinals actually lost twice to the Marlins yesterday, losing the first game, completed a game that had been suspended on the 6th because of the weather.

BOXSCORE – Final July 6


The Cardinals drop to last place in the GCL Eastern Division standings.

RECORD: 5-11, 5th Place, 7.5 GB


VSL Cardinals (R) Lost to Seattle 4-2

The Cardinals continue to struggle to find enough offense to be competitive.


RECORD: 15-34, 8th Place, 19.5 GB


DSL Cardinals (R) Lost two to the Phillies

The Phillies took both games of a double-header Wednesday by the scores of, 3-0 and 11-1, on a positive note after being outscored 14-1 yesterday, at least there wasn't a triple-header scheduled.

With the sweep, the Phillies move a half game ahead of the Cardinals in the standings as the Cards fall to fourth place, three and a half games out of first, a half game back of the third place Phillies.



RECORD: 17-15, 4th Place, 3.5 GB




Minor League Pitcher of the Day

The Swing Bullpen

Relievers Jason Cairns and Kyle Mura pitched three shutout innings of relief Wednesday to give their club a fighting chance for a comeback victory, which never materialized.


Minor League Player of the Day

Brandon Yarbrough

Catcher Brandon Yarbrough went 4-for-5, with a double, triple, RBI and scoring twice Wednesday for the Palm Beach Cardinals.



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