The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/18

Springfield Cardinals' starter Eric Haberer 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. In other news; James Hooker struck out 11 of the 16 batters he faced for the GCL Cardinals, Luke Gregerson earns his 23rd save and much more...

 

 

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

BOXSCORE

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.

Amaury Marti and Mark Hamilton each had two hits for the Cardinals and Colby Rasmus homered and scored twice to lead Springfield to the win in game one.

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.

2007 All-Stars: Bryan Anderson, Sean Danielson, Jaime Garcia, Jarrett Hoffpauir, Joe Mather, Chris Perez, Colby Rasmus, Juan Richardson

BOXSCORE Game One

BOXSCORE Game Two

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

Starter Tyler Norrick (W, 10-9) picked up his 10th win after giving two runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in seven innings. Closer Luke Gregerson earned his 23rd save.

Designated hitter Mark Shorey went 2-for-4 to include a double, a home run, three RBI. RF Luke Gorsett went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.

ALLEN CRAIG: 1-for-5 with a run scored

2007 All-Stars: Allen Craig, Luke Gregerson, Mark Hamilton, Tyler Norrick, Adam Ottavino,

BOXSCORE

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

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: 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.

2007 All-Stars: Josh Dew, Jess Todd, Andrew Brown

BOXSCORE

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

BOXSCORE

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.

BOXSCORE

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.

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 28-32, 4th Place, 14.5 GB

 

 


 

Minor League Pitcher of the Day

Eric Haberer

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

Mark Shorey

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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