The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/14

The Quad Cities' closer Kenny Maiques gave up just one hit and struck out two in one and a third scoreless innings Monday night to pick up his 27th save, breaking the mark set by John Huey of the Quad City Cubs in 1983.

 

 

Games Played Monday

 

Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Omaha 4-2

Starter Matt Ginter (L, 2-6) gave up three runs on five hits in four-plus innings. Reliever Hugo Castellanos gave up a run on four hits, striking out two in four innings, to keep his club in the game, with a very good outing.

The Redbirds scored both of their runs on home runs, by 1B Tagg Bozied and LF Nick Stavinoha. Bozied is putting together a solid season at Triple-A, hitting .268, 23 HR, 69 RBI, for Memphis.

SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 0-for-3, BB

2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 49-74, 4th Place, 24.5 GB

 

Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to Corpus Christi 6-1

The Springfield Cardinals are on the verge of losing their grip on first place after losing to Corpus Christ Monday night, 6-1. The Cardinals just 3-7 over their last 10 games are now just one game ahead of Arkansas.

Starter Adam Daniels (L, 4-6) gave up four runs on seven hits and five walks with a strikeout over five innings for his third consecutive loss.

The only run the Cardinals could score would come off an RBI double by Cody Haerther to drive in Amaury Marti in the sixth.

AMAURY MARTI WATCH: scored the only run Monday, went 2-for-3, currently hitting .289 for Springfield through his first 11 games since joining the club from Mexico

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: 26-23, 1st Place

 

Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): OFF DAY

The Cardinals, who have been in the mix for a shot of a division title, went The Cardinals went 2-5 last week and fell to third place in the FSL East. They now trail Brevard County by 5 1/2 games.

ALLEN CRAIG WATCH: is 12-for-37 with two homers in his last eight games

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: 22-27, 4th Place, 4.0 GB

 

Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 5-2 over Fort Wayne

Quad Cities beat Fort Wayne for the second night in a row by the same score as Kenny Maiques became Quad Cities' all-time single-season saves leader as the Swing topped visiting Fort Wayne, 5-2, on Monday.

Maiques allowed just one hit and struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless innings to notch his 27th save, breaking the mark set by John Huey of the Quad City Cubs in 1983. Maiques has saved all but four of the Swing's victories this year.

Reliever Jason Cairns (W, 2-0) gave up one run on three hits, striking one without issuing a walk over three innings to pick up his second win for the Swing.

First baseman Steven Hill had a big night, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.

JAIME LANDIN WATCH: 4-for-4 Monday, raising his average to .280. Landin is hitting .500 (17-for-34) over his last 10 games.

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

BOXSCORE

FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 31-18, 1st Place

 

Batavia Muckdogs (SS) OFF DAY

ANDREW BROWN WATCH: Brown hit two home runs for the Muckdogs this week. His .722 slugging percentage ranked third in the league. Brown who is hitting just .219 over his past 10 games is making his hits count with; three home runs, three doubles and eight RBI with seven runs scored. When he's not hitting, he's walking, with 10 bases on balls over his last 10 games.

RECORD: 20-31, 5th Place, 9.0 GB

 

Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost to Bluefield 11-7

The Cardinals who are struggling of late, losing seven of their last 10 games to include the last two games, came up short Monday night losing to Bluefield by the score of 11-7.

Starter Jose Mateo gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 4.2 innings, but did not factor into the decision. Reliever Senger Peralta (L, 1-5) was badly beaten, giving up four runs on three hits and a walk in just 1.1 IP to suffer his fifth loss.

Leadoff man and second baseman Mike Foli, went 2-for-3, with two walks, scoring twice and drove in a run to lead the Johnson City offense. DH Matt Arburr also had two hits on the night and scored twice.

PETE KOZMA WATCH: 2-for-4, with a double and an RBI, raising his batting average to .271. Kozma is hitting .364 against right-handed pitching but just 0.67 against lefties.

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 22-30, Third Place, 16.5 GB

 

Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) OFF DAY

RECORD: 22-20, 2nd Place, 8.5 GB

 

 

VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER

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

 

 

DSL Cardinals (R) OFF DAY

RECORD: 25-30, 4th Place, 13.0 GB

 

 


 

Minor League Pitcher of the Day

Kenny Maiques

The Quad Cities' closer gave up just one hit and struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless innings Monday night to earn his 27th save, breaking the mark set by John Huey of the Quad City Cubs in 1983.

 

Minor League Player of the Day

Steven Hill

The Quad Cities first baseman went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI Monday night.

 

 

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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