Games Played Friday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Tacoma 4-3
Starter Mike Parisi allowed three runs on six hits while striking out seven in 6.1 innings for a no decision Friday night. Reliever Andy Cavazos (L, 1-4) took the loss giving up what would be the game winning home run in the eighth to the Rainiers,
Third baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir hit his third home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third. RF Joe Mather went 2-for-3 and scored twice. Brendan Ryan the Cardinals shortstop of the future went 0-for-4, ending his 16-game hitting streak.
RICK ANKIEL WATCH: 1-for-4
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 47-67, 4th Place, 21.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to Tulsa 11-10
The Cardinals outhit the Drillers 19-13, but four errors leading to six unearned runs and leaving eight runners on base, contributed to a 11-10 loss for Springfield.
Starter Mitchell Boggs surrendered seven runs, only one of them earned, on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings.
Second baseman Juan Lucena went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and four RBI to lead the Cardinals assault.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 2-for-4, 2B, BB, 1R
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 23-17, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Lost to St. Lucie 4-2
The Mets' three run seventh inning sent the Cardinals to the showers Friday night with a 4-2 loss. Cardinals' starter Adam Ottavino (L, 9-6) surrendered four runs on six hits and two walks while fanning three over 6.1 for his first loss in 10 starts.
Catcher Brandon Yarbrough went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
BRANDON BUCKMAN WATCH: 0-for-2 with an RBI
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 19-21, 2nd Place, 4.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 11-5 over W. Michigan
Designated Christian Reyes hit his 10th home run Friday night, going 4-for-5 with a career high five RBI. First baseman Steven Hill went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored to help pace the offense.
Reliever Mike Schellinger (W, 6-3) picked up the win after giving up a run on two hits with three strikeouts in 2.1 IP. Starter Tyler Herron allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits and two walks with one strikeout over 4.2 innings pitched.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: After a 3-for-4 night Friday, Hill is hitting .426, 4HR, 18RBI over his last 10 games.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 23-16, 3rd Place, 1.0 GB
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Winners 10-3 over Jamestown
The Dogs won their fourth game in a row with a 10-3 victory over the Jamestown Jammers.
Starter Jonathan Stambaugh who did not factor into the decision, allowed one unearned run on five hits and a walk while striking out three in four innings. Reliever Logan Collier (W, 1-0) pitched around two walks in the fifth for the win.
Catcher David Carpenter had three hits with three RBI and a run scored to lead the Dogs attack.
The Muckdogs have now won four in a row and eight of their last 10 games. Go Dogs.
RECORD: 17-25, 5th Place, 7.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost to Burlington 12-3
The Cardinals were beaten by the Burlington Royals Friday night 12-3. Johnson City starter Jose Mateo (L, 3-2) lasted only 1.2 innings, as he gave up seven runs on six hits and two walks.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 1-for-4, 2B, throwing error
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) OFF DAY
The Cardinals last game was on July 31st, due to rainouts and off days. If they ever play again, they are currently riding a three game winning streak and have won eight of their last 10 games.
RECORD: 16-17, 3rd Place, 10.0 GB.
VSL Cardinals (R) OFF DAY
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 26.0 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) OFF DAY
RECORD: 23-26, 4th Place, 9.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Batavia reliever picked up his first win Friday in one inning of relief, working around two walks as the Muckdogs win their fourth game in a row.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Quad Cities DH went 4-for-5 Friday night, driving in a career high five RBI.
Organizational Pitcher of the Month
April - Tyler Norrick, Palm Beach, 3-1, 1.63 ERA, 19K in 5 starts
May - P.J. Walters, Quad Cities, 4-0, 0.88 ERA, 30.1 IP scoreless streak
June – Tyler Herron, Quad Cities, 5-0, 2.27 ERA, 37K, 2 BB, in 31.2 IP
July – Jess Todd, Batavia, 3-0, 0.94 ERA, striking out 36 batters in 28.2 IP
Organizational Player of the Month
April – Joe Mather, Springfield, .324, 10HR, 16RBI,
May – Colby Rasmus, Springfield, .349, 8HR, 24RBI
June – Allen Craig, Palm Beach, .337, 7HR, 24RBI
July – Osvaldo Morales, DSL, .333, 6HR, 20RBI
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