Games Played Saturday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Winners 7-5 over Omaha
Chris Perez picked up his third save at Triple-A in Saturday's 7-5 over Omaha. Reliever Kelvin Jimenez (W, 2-3) earned his second win, pitching two-thirds of an inning, giving up a run on two hits before getting out of the inning.
CF Skip Schumaker drove in four runs to lead the offense.
BRENDAN RYAN WATCH: 2-for-4, with a walk and a run scored
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 49-72, 4th Place, 22.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to Corpus 13-5
Starter Eric Haberer (L, 11-6) gave up eight runs, five earned, on 11 hits and four walks in 5.1 innings pitched.
Shortstop Jose Martinez continued to swing a hot bat, going 2-for-5 to include his eighth home run on the season, driving in three runs and scoring one.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 0-5
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 25-22, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Lost to Tampa 6-0
Starter Tyler Norrick (L, 9-9) gave up six runs on nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six innings to see his record fall to .500 at 9-9.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 21-27, 4th Place, 4.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 3-2 over Fort Wayne
Starter Brandon Dickson (W, 10-6) gave up one run on seven hits, striking out two and walking two over five innings to pick up the win Saturday. Reliever Kenny Maiques struck out the side in the ninth to post his 26th save and tie the franchise save record.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: 2-for-3 with a home run and a double
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 29-18, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Winners 6-3 over Vermont
Third baseman Daniel Descalso went 2-for-5 with three RBI.
TYLER HENLEY WATCH: 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI
RECORD: 20-30, 5th Place, 9.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Winners 3-1 over Princeton in 11
Reliever Andres Rosales (W, 1-0) got the win after tossing five shutout innings, striking out eight while giving up three hits, two walks and a wild pitch. Eduardo Sanchez earned his fourth save with a scoreless 11th frame.
Designated hitter Osvaldo Morales' two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Cardinals their come from behind win over Princeton.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 3-for-5 with an RBI
RECORD: 22-28, 3rd Place, 15.5
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) TWO – POSTPONED RAIN
The double-header Saturday was postponed due to rain.
RECORD: 22-19, 2nd Place, 7.0 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 Quad Cities' closer tied a franchise record with his 26th save on the season Saturday.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Johnson City DH hit a two-run homer in the 11th to give the Cardinals a 3-1 victory.
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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