Games Played Wednesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Portland 11-4
Center fielder Rick Ankiel who had been nursing a calf injury was back in the lineup Wednesday night and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in the 11-4 loss to Portland.
JOE MATHER WATCH: 1-for-4 with an RBI
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 48-71, 4th Place, 23.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to the Missions 12-8
Starter Adam Daniels didn't make it out of the third inning giving up seven run on seven hits, two of them home runs and a walk.
Fan favorite Cody Haerther went 3-for-5 with three doubles and an RBI and a run scored.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 1-for-4, with a walk and two runs scored
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 24-20, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Lost to Dunedin 13-3
The Cardinals suffered an embarrassing 13-3 loss to Dunedin Wednesday.
Starter Adam Ottavino (L, 10-4) gave up four runs on five hits while striking out five in 6.1 innings, before the bullpen gave up nine more runs.
Third baseman Allen Craig went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, his 18th, and two RBI.
JON JAY WATCH: 0-for-3, a run scored
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 20-25, 4th Place, 6.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners over Dayton 5-2
Starter Tyler Herron (W, 10-5) gave up just one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four to pick up his 10th win of the season. Herron has just one loss in his last 14 starts. Kenneth Maiques pitched a perfect ninth frame to notch his 25th save.
Designated hitter Nick Derba went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Swing offense.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: 3-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a run scored. Hill is now hitting .369 for Quad Cities.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 27-17, First Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Hudson Valley 8-4
Hudson Valley doubled up on Batavia Wednesday 8-4.
Starter Pete Parise (L, 3-2) gave up four runs on five hits in just 2.2 innings to get tagged with the loss.
First baseman Andrew Brown had a big night, going 2-for-4 to include a two-run homer, finishing the night with three RBI and naturally a run scored.
TYLER HENLEY WATCH: 1-for-3, with an RBI and a walk. The Cardinals eighth round pick in this year's draft is currently hitting .364 for Batavia.
RECORD: 18-29, 5th Place, 9.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost Two to Elizabethton
The Cardinals finally lost the game to the Elizabethton Twins that was suspended in the fifth on July 24 with Johnson City holding a narrow 1-0 lead. The Twins scored seven runs in the seventh to beat the Redbirds.
The Twins beat the Cardinals 5-2 in the second game.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: The Cardinals top draft pick this year went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and is currently hitting just .222 for Johnson City.
RECORD: 19-27, 3rd Place, 15.5 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) OFF DAY
RECORD: 20-19, 2nd Place, 7.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) OFF DAY
RECORD: 24-29, 4th Place, 12.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Quad Cities starter gave up just one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four to pick up his 10th win of the season.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Quad Cities' Steven Hill went 3-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a run scored Wednesday.
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, 36K, 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
Birdhouse Award Winners
Jarrett Hoffpauir, Springfield, Player of the Month for June, .337, 7HR, 24RBI
Tyler Herron, Quad Cities, Starter of the Month for June, 5-0, 2.27 ERA, 31.2 IP
Kyle McClellan, Springfield/Palm Beach, Reliever of the Month for June, 2-0, 0.00 ERA
Colby Rasmus, Springfield, Player of the Month for June, .340, 8HR, 24RBI
P.J. Walters, Quad Cities, Starter of the Month for May, 4-0, 0.88 ERA
Luke Gregerson, Palm Beach, Reliever of the Month for May, 0-0, 11SV, 0.64 ERA
Joe Mather, Springfield, Player of the Month for April, .324, 10HR, 16RBI
Tyler Norrick, Palm Beach, Pitcher of the Month for April, 3-1, 1.63 ERA
Jason Motte, Palm Beach, Reliever of the Month for April, 1-0, 3SV, 0.90 ERA
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