Games Played Friday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Oklahoma 4-3
Starter Blake Hawksworth (L, 3-13) gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with a season-high eight strikeouts in five frames. Blake who looked like the best pitcher in the system during spring training is 0-7 in 14 starts since May 27.
First baseman Tagg Bozied drove in two of the three Redbird runs to lead the offense Friday night.
SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 1-for-4, with a walk and a run scored
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 50-77, 4th Place, 26.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Split a Double-Header over San Antonio
The Cardinals split a double-header Friday with San Antonio, winning the first game 2-1, before dropping the second game 1-0, to see their lead over the Arkansas Travelers evaporate.
GAME ONE: P.J. Walters (W, 2-3) picked up his second win for Springfield, pitching five complete innings giving up just two hits and just one walk while striking out three. Jason Motte earned his 8th save, pitching a scoreless ninth.
GAME TWO: San Antonio shutout the Cardinals in game two, 1-0.
Starter Eric Haberer (L, 11-7) pitched his second career complete game, allowing just one run on two hits with five walks over six innings, to get hit for a very tough loss. He has lost three straight after winning his previous seven starts.
The Cardinals managed to get only four hits, with shortstop Jose Martinez getting two of them.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 27-25, Tied for 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Beat Daytona 6-4
ALLEN CRAIG: 1-for-5 with a run scored
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 25-28, 3rd Place, 3.5 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 3-1 over Kane County
Quad Cities just keeps on winning, winning their sixth straight game Friday night, beating the Kane County Cougars 3-1. The Swing have won nine of their last 10 games.
Reliever Kyle Mura (W, 4-0) walked one and struck out three in two scoreless frames to pick up the win. Closer Kenneth Maiques struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 28th save.
Outfielder Steven Hill went 2-for-4, with a double and two RBI
DARYL JONES WATCH: went 0-for-3, with a walk and an RBI
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 34-18, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Auburn 8-4
Starter Blake King (L, 1-3) lasted just three innings, giving up four runs on six hits, two walks while striking out three.
Designated hitter Will Groff went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
RECORD: 20-33, 5th Place, 11.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost to Elizabethton 5-4
Starter Senger Peralta allowed one run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts over four frames. Reliever Dylan Gonzalez (L, 0-1) gave up one run on one hit and a walk in 1.1 innings and was tagged with the loss.
Center fielder Travis Mitchell went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 1-for-4, one run scored
RECORD: 24-32, 3rd Place, 18.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Lost to the Dodgers 12-5
Starter Francisco Samuel suffered the loss Friday, giving up six runs on just two hits, but he walked seven over his three innings pitched while striking out three.
James Hooker had a remarkable day on the mound, pitching four innings allowing one run, giving up just two hits and a walk, while striking out 11 of the 16 batters he faced.
Left-fielder Jairo Martinez had a good day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
RECORD: 22-25, 3rd Place, 11.5 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) Winners over the A's(2), 5-2
Starter Ramon Urena (W, 1-1) pitched a great game Friday, going six innings, giving up just one hit and two walks, while striking out six to pick up his first win.
The Cardinals racked out 10 hits, and took advantage of three A's errors to beat them 5-2.
RECORD: 28-32, 4th Place, 14.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Springfield Cardinals' starter pitched his second career complete game, giving up just one run on two hits with five walks over six innings, to get saddled for a very tough loss.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Palm Beach Cardinals' DH, Mark Shorey went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three 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
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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