Games Played Wednesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Shutout by Oklahoma 4-0
Starter Mike Smith (L, 10-12) gave up four runs on 10 hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings for his third straight loss.
The Redbirds could manage only to come up with six hits and two walks, leaving seven runs stranded on the night.
SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 0-for-3, with a walk
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 50-75, 4th Place, 24.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A):
Starter Mitchell Boggs (L, 10-6) gave up five runs on 11 hits while striking out five over six innings and was tagged with the loss. The Cardinals now lead the second-place Arkansas by just one game in the Texas League North Division standings.
Third baseman Juan Richardson went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored to lead the offense.
COBLY RASMUS WATCH: 2-for-4, with a walk and a run scored
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 26-24, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Take Two from Vero Beach
The Cardinals took two from Vero Beach on Wednesday winning the first game, 7-1 and followed up with a 5-4 win over the Devil Rays in the nightcap.
GAME ONE – Adam Ottavino (W, 10-7) walked a season-high six, but allowed only an unearned run on three hits while striking out two in six innings to pick up his 10th win.
Catcher Brandon Yarbrough went 3-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored.
GAME TWO – Starter Trey Hearne and three relievers combined on a six-hitter as the Cardinals defeated Vero Beach, 5-4, to sweep Wednesday's doubleheader. Hearne allowed three runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out five in four innings.
Closer Luke Gregerson retired the side in order in the seventh frame to pick up his 22nd save on the season.
The Cardinals only had two hits, both singles, but they took advantage of four Devil Ray errors to pull out a win.
FYI, the Cardinals committed three errors as well in game two, in what was sort of an ugly game, other than picking up the win.
ALLEN CRAIG WATCH: 1-for-4, with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs scored on Wednesday
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 24-27, 3rd Place, 3.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): OFF DAY
KENNY MAIQUES WATCH: Kenny became the Swing's All-Time Saves Leader with his 27th save Monday.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 32-18, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) ALL-STAR BREAK
DANIEL DESCALSO WATCH: hitting .357 (15-for-42) over his last 10 games
RECORD: 20-31, 5th Place, 9.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Winners 7-3 over Greeneville
Starter Andres Rosales pitched four innings, giving up three runs on two hits and a walk, but struck out six batters along the way, but did not factor into the decision.
Reliever Ray Silva (W, 1-1) picked up the win with a perfect frame in the fifth.
Outfielder Jon Edwards had a huge night, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run, with four RBI and two runs scored.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 2-for-5, two runs scored
RECORD: 23-31, 3rd Place, 18.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Lost to the Marlins 4-1
The Cardinals scored their only run in the first inning to take an early lead only to see it evaporate as they fell to the Marlins 4-1 on Wednesday.
RECORD: 22-22, 3rd Place, 9.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) Sweep a Double-Header from the Mariners
The Cardinals doubled up on the Mariners twice on Wednesday beating them twice by the score of 4-2.
RECORD: 27-31, 4th Place, 13.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Palm Beach Cardinals closer retired the side in order in the seventh frame of the second game of a double-header Wednesday to pick up his 22nd save on the season.
Minor League Player of the Day
Johnson City outfielder Jon Edwards collected four RBIs and fell a triple shy of the cycle as the Cardinals defeated Greeneville, 7-3, on Wednesday.
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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