Games Played Thursday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Oklahoma 5-1
Starter Randy Keisler (L, 8-9) was tagged for five runs on seven hits while walking five and striking out four in 7.1 innings. Since the All-Star break, Keisler is 1-4 with a 4.56 ERA.
Not much offense Thursday, the recently acquired Brian Barden was the only player to have more than one hit, he went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to drive in the only Memphis run. In his first three games for the Redbirds Barden is hitting .333 (4-for-12).
SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 0-for-4
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 50-76, 4th Place, 25.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): POSTPONED RAIN
The idle Cardinals saw their lead in the Northern Division sink to just one-half a game ahead of Arkansas, as the Travelers beat the Hooks Thursday, 6-4.
The Cardinals have lost seven of their last 10 games.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 26-24, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Lost to Vero Beach 8-6
The left-hander has been on the disabled list since 2006 after undergoing rotator cuff surgery. The Major League club is hoping Mulder will be ready to join the rotation in September.
ALLEN CRAIG WATCH: 2-for-3, with a double, two RBI and a run scored
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 24-28, 3rd Place, 4.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 7-1 over Kane County
Starter Shaun Garceau (W, 8-10) gave up just two hits while striking out four and walking one in five scoreless innings to pick up the win Thursday over Kane County.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: 2-for-4, with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 33-18, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Auburn 1-0
Starter Thomas Eager took the loss Thursday night, despite giving up just the one run in four innings pitched, on four hits and three walks. Relievers Ryan Riddle and Clay Long combined for four innings of scoreless relief.
RECORD: 20-32, 5th Place, 10.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Winners 9-4 over Elizabethton
Starter Reynier Gonzalez gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits, three walks and four wild pitches while striking out one in four innings, for a no-decision. Reliever Ray Silva (W, 2-1) picked up the win with a scoreless frame in the fifth. Omar Javier earned his first save, pitching four innings, giving up just one run.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 2-for-5, with a double, a home run, three RBI and a run scored
RECORD: 24-31, 3rd Place, 17 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Lost to the Mets 9-2
Starter Carlos Gonzalez (L, 3-1) suffered his first loss, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out three over five complete innings.
The Cardinals could only manage to come up with three hits but still managed to score two runs
RECORD: 22-23, 3rd Place, 10.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) Lost to the Phillies 8-1
Starter Randy Santos (L, 2-3) was tagged with the loss Thursday, giving up three runs, only one of them earned, on two hits and three walks, while striking out six.
The Cardinals could only come up with five hits, leaving seven runners on the basepaths.
RECORD: 27-32, 4th Place, 14.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Quad Cities starter gave up just two hits while striking out four and walking one in five scoreless frames Thursday to pick up another win.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Cardinals' 2007 top draft pick went 2-for-5, with a double, a home run, three RBI and a run scored Thursday 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
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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