The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/15

Quad Cities' outfielder Steven Hill drove in three runs Tuesday to include the game winner in the ninth with his walk-off base hit.



Games Played Tuesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Winners over Oklahoma 1-0

Starter Mike Parisi (W, 7-10) scattered six hits over seven innings while striking out four to pick up his seventh win Tuesday. Closer Chris Perez worked around a walk in the ninth for his fourth save with the Redbirds.

Leadoff man and center fielder Skip Schumaker doubled and scored the only run the Redbirds would need.

JOE MATHER WATCH: 1-for-3 with a double, Mather is hitting just .188 over his last 10 games with no home runs and only one RBI

2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell


RECORD: 50-74, 4th Place, 23.5 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): DAY OFF TUESDAY

By winning the First Half North Division title, the Springfield Cardinals will be going to the Texas League Playoffs for the first time in team history. Individual Playoff Tickets go on sale this today at 9am and can be purchased by stopping by the Cardinals Ticket Office at Hammons Field or by calling (417) 863-2143.

The Cards are guaranteed at least two games at Hammons Field, as they'll open the best-of-five with two games at home on Wednesday, Sept. 5th and Thursday, Sept. 6th. The Redbirds could potentially play as many as six home games at Hammons Field during the Texas League playoffs. We hope you join us at Hammons Field for the upcoming Texas League playoffs as the Springfield Cardinals look for their first Texas League Championship.

COLBY RASMUS WATCH: is hitting .250 (7-for-28) with 2HR, 2RBI, over his last 10 games

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):

Tuesday night's Florida State League game between the Vero Beach Devil Rays and Palm Beach Cardinals was postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday at 5:05 p.m. ET.

ALLEN CRAIG WATCH: hitting .293 (12-for-41) with two HR & five RBI over his last 10 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, 3.5 GB


Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 7-6 over Fort Wayne

Starter Tyler Herron gave up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in 4. 2 innings, for a no-decision. Reliever Kyle Mura picked his third win (3-0) working around two hits and a bases loaded jam.

Left-fielder Steven Hill went 2-for-5 on the night with three RBI including the game winning hit and scored a run.

TIM DORN WATCH: 1-for-4 with 2 strike outs

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: 32-18, 1st Place


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) ALL-STAR GAME BREAK



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


Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost to Greenville 6-1

Starter Jose Arredondo (L, 4-4) took the loss after giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits in five innings.

The Cardinals who could only come up with four hits on the night, were never really in the game after Greenville scored four runs in the third.

Designated hitter Matt Arburr scored the only run for the Redbirds that run coming in the seventh inning.

PETE KOZMA WATCH: 1-for-3 with a walk and a double


RECORD: 22-31, 3rd Place, 18.0 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Lost to the Nationals 4-0

The Cardinals could only muster two hits Tuesday to fall to the Nationals 4-0.

Starter Stuart Pomeranz who is on a rehab assignment with the GCL team, pitched two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out one batter.

Mike Blazek (L, 3-3) was saddled with the loss, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks.


RECORD: 22-21, 2nd Place, 8.5 GB



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



DSL Cardinals (R) Winners 4-0 over the A's(1)

The Cardinals banged out 11 hits and held the A's to just five singles Tuesday to come out on top 4-0.

Center fielder Edwin Gomez provided the bulk of the offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and a run scored.

Starter Jose Rosario (W, 4-6) picked up the win, pitching five complete innings, giving up just four hits, while walking two and striking out two. Reliever Hector Corpas picked up his first save on the season, pitching four scoreless frames, giving up just one hit and one walk while striking out three.


RECORD: 26-30, 4th Place, 12.5 GB




Minor League Pitcher of the Day

Mike Parisi

The Memphis starter picked up his seventh win on the season Tuesday night, pitching seven complete shutout innings.


Minor League Player of the Day

Steven Hill

The Quad Cities outfielder the game winning RBI Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with three 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

Osvaldo Morales, DSL, Player of the Month for July, .333, 6HR, 20RBI
Nick Additon, Johnson City, Start of the Month for July, 1-0, 1SV, 1.78 ERA
Justin Fiske, Batavia, Reliever of the Month for July, 6G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA

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 May, .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, Starter 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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