The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/12

Quad Cities' reliever Kenny Maiques struck out the side in the ninth Saturday to post his 26th save and tie the franchise save record.



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.


2007 All-Stars: Bryan Anderson, Sean Danielson, Jaime Garcia, Jarrett Hoffpauir, Joe Mather, Chris Perez, Colby Rasmus, Juan Richardson


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.

Dan Nelson and Luke Gorsett had two hits in what was otherwise a quiet day for the Redbird bats.

2007 All-Stars: Allen Craig, Luke Gregerson, Mark Hamilton, Tyler Norrick, Adam Ottavino,


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

2007 All-Stars: Brandon Buckman, Brandon Dickson, Elvis Hernandez, Christian Lopez, Kenny Maiques, P.J. Walters


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

Davis Bilardello (W, 3-2) pitched 2.1 innings hitless innings to pick up his third win, with Josh Dew getting his 10th save, striking out the only batter he faced.

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



RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB




RECORD: 24-30, 4th Place, 12.5 GB




Minor League Pitcher of the Day

Kenny Maiques

The Quad Cities' closer tied a franchise record with his 26th save on the season Saturday.



Minor League Player of the Day

Osvaldo Morales

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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