Games Played Sunday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Omaha 7-5 in 12
Starter Blake Hawksworth gave up a run on six hits while striking out seven in five innings for one of his better starts of the season, for a no decision.
OF Skip Schumaker went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and two RBI. Schu should be the next player to get the call back to St. Louis.
JOE MATHER WATCH: 1-for-4 with two walks and a run scored
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 49-73, 4th Place, 23.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Winners 7-6 over Corpus Christi
Submarine reliever Mike Sillman (W, 1-0) earned his first victory Sunday, walking one and striking out two in a scoreless eighth. Jason Motte the catcher turned pitcher, worked around a double in the ninth to record his seventh save.
Shortstop Jose Martinez went 3-for-5 and scored twice as he continues to be a sparkplug in the Cardinals recent offense.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 1-for-2 with a HR
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 26-22, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Winners 5-4
Reliever Scott Vander Weg (W, 4-4) picked up the win for the Cardinals Sunday after scattering two hits in two innings of relief. Luke Gregerson worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth to rack up his 21st save. Starter Eddie Degerman allowed four runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking five in five frames for a no decision.
Second baseman Dan Nelson led the offense going 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, and two walks.
BRANDON BUCKMAN WATCH: 2-for-5, with an RBI
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 22-27, 4th Place, 4.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 5-2 over Fort Wayne in 10
Right-fielder Daryl Jones had one of his best games of his career, going 4-for-5 with a double and a home run with four RBI.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: 1-for-4 with a home run
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 30-18, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Vermont 10-4
Starter Pete Parise (L, 3-3) suffered the loss after he pitched 4.2 innings and gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks with two strike outs
First baseman Charlie Pelt went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
THOMAS PHAM WATCH: 2-for-3, with a walk, a double, a triple, an RBI and run scored
RECORD: 20-31, 5th Place, 9.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost to Bluefield 4-1
Starter Omar Javier (L, 0-6) still looking for his first win, remained winless Sunday after giving up two runs on one hit and four walks with three strikeouts over three innings.
First baseman Osvaldo Morales went 1-for-3 Sunday, his one hit being his second home run.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 0-for-3 with a walk
RECORD: 22-29, 3rd Place, 15.5 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Lost to the Dodgers 13-5
The Cardinals scored first but not as often as the Dodgers defeated them 13-5.
Starter James Hooker (L, 1-1) took the loss after he surrendered six runs, three earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out four in 3.2 innings.
Center fielder Brian Buck went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored
RECORD: 22-20, 2nd Place, 8.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) Winners 10-5 over the A's(2)
The Cardinals doubled up on the A's(2) on Sunday 10-5.
Second baseman Ted Obregon went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, while stealing three bases.
Randy Santos (W, 2-2) picked up his second win, pitching three innings in relief, giving up just one run on two hits and a walk while striking out three. Angel Tapia earned his sixth save pitching two scoreless frames.
RECORD: 25-30, 4th Place, 12.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Quad Cities' pitcher struck out two in 2.1 perfect innings Sunday to pick up his third win on the season.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Quad Cities' right-fielder went 4-for-5 Sunday with a double and a home run with four 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, 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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