Games Played Friday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Omaha 5-1
Starter Mike Smith (L, 10-11) gave up just two runs on three hits and a walk in 8.1 innings but took the loss. Reliever Christopher Perez recorded two outs and allowed three runs on two hits, for a rare less than stellar performance.
The Cardinals only managed two hits on the night with the only run being scored coming off an RBI base hit by Jarrett Hoffpauir in the fourth.
TRAVIS HANSON WATCH: The former Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year, just off the DL, went 0-for-3 Friday night in his first game back.
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 48-72, 4th Place, 23.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to San Antonio 5-3
Starter P.J. Walters (L, 1-3) yielded three runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in five innings to take the loss.
Leadoff man and shortstop Jose Martinez went 4-for-5, with a home run, a double, an RBI and a run scored to lead the Redbird offense.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 1-for-5, with his 19th homer
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 25-21, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Winners 7-3 over Tampa
Starter Brad Furnish (W, 2-3) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts over five innings to pick up the win, his second victory in five starts with the Cardinals.
BRANDON BUCKMAN WATCH: 0-for-4 with an RBI
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 21-26, 4th Place, 5.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Lost to Dayton 6-2
Starter Shaun Garceau (L, 7-10) relinquished four runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts over three innings to take his third loss in a row.
Second baseman Jaime Landin was the only Swing player to have a multi-hit game, Jaime went 2-for-4 and is hitting .485 (16-for-33) over his last 10 games.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: 1-for-4,
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 28-18, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Winners 2-1 over Vermont
Starter Blake King gave up only one hit in five scoreless frames for a no-decision. Reliever Ryan Riddle (W, 2-1) picked up the win two scoreless frames and Wayne Daman earned is second save with a scoreless ninth.
Left-fielder Tyler Henley went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored both times he got on base.
DANIEL DESCALSO WATCH: The Cardinals third round draft pick this year, went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Descalso who is hitting .250 on the season, is hitting .333 over his last 10 games.
RECORD: 19-30, 5th Place, 9.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Winners 6-0 over Princeton
Starter Nick Additon (W, 2-0) picked up his second win, pitching five complete scoreless innings, giving up only four hits and two walks while striking out nine. Jose Arredondo pitched four scoreless frames, giving up just two hits and three walks while he struck out five more batters.
Second baseman Mike Foli went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored as his batting average moves up to .299 on the season.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 2-for-5 with a double and his first professional home run
RECORD: 22-27, 4th Place, 13.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Winners 3-2 over the Marlins
REID GORECKI WATCH: 1-for-5
RECORD: 22-19, 2nd Place, 6.5 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) POSTPONED - RAIN
RECORD: 24-30, 4th Place, 12.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Muckdogs' starter gave up only one hit in five innings to only get a no-decision and Birdhouse Pitcher of the Day honors for his efforts.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Springfield Cardinals' shortstop went 4-for-5, with a home run, a double, an RBI and a run scored.
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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