Games Played Saturday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Winners 7-6 over the Cubs
The Redbirds scored two runs in the eighth to come from behind and beat the Cubs 7-6 Saturday.
Starter Chris Lambert, gave up six runs, five earned, on 10 hits and two walks in three innings and didn't get a decision. Reliever Andy Cavazos (W, 2-5) picked up the win with 1.1 innings is scoreless relief. Closer Chris Perez pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up his fifth save of the season.
TRANSACTION: Catcher Kelly Stinnett was activated from the restricted list before Saturday's game.
SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 2-for-5 with an RBI
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 51-77, 4th Place, 26.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to Corpus Christi 3-2 in 13
Reliever Nick Webber (L, 1-3) was tagged with Springfield's latest loss Saturday. The Cardinals have lost seven of their last 10 games and have dropped a game back of Arkansas.
Webber pitched 2.2 innings in relief, giving up just one run, coming off a bases loaded walk, giving the Hooks the 3-2 win over the Cardinals.
COBY RASMUS WATCH: 2-for-6, with a double
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 27-26, 2nd Place, 1.0 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Winners 9-2 over Daytona
Palm Beach starter Eddie Degerman (W, 2-4) gave up two runs on two hits, two wild pitches and four walks with seven strikeouts in seven-plus innings to pick up his first win since July 15th.
OF Mark Shorey hit a grand slam Saturday to lead the Cards offense. Through his first four games for Palm Beach, Shorey is hitting .400 (4-for-10) with two home runs and eight RBI. Mark batted .269 with 11 homers and 33 RBIs in 60 games with Double-A Springfield and .293 with three homers and 30 RBIs in 50 games with Class A Quad Cities this season.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 26-28, 3rd Place, 3.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Lost to Burlington 4-2
Quad Cities entered play on Saturday night having won 10 of their last 11 games, but their six-game winning streak came to an end after the 4-2 loss on the road to the Bees.
Starter Elvis Hernandez (L,6-8) gave up four runs on six hits, striking out two and walking two over 4.1 innings to see his record fall to 6-8.
First baseman Steve Hill went 1-for-3 with a singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.
DARYL JONES WATCH: 0-for-4
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 34-19, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Auburn 2-1
Starter Brandon Gardner (W, 1-4) allowed both of Auburn's runs on five hits in four innings to take the loss. Reliever Jon Stambaugh pitched four scoreless innings giving up only two hits and a walk, while striking out four.
Third baseman Andrew Brown went 1-for-3 and drove in the only Dog run.
TOMMY PHAM WATCH: 0-for-4 with a run scored
RECORD: 20-34, 5th Place, 12.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost 2 to Kingsport
Kingsport outscored Johnson City 9-7, but the two run differences was good enough for two wins. The Cardinals lost 8-7 in the first game, before losing 1-0 in the second contest.
BOXSCORE Game One
RECORD: 24-34, 3rd Place, 18.5 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Day Off
RECORD: 22-25, 3rd Place, 12.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) Day Off
RECORD: 28-32, 4th Place, 14.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Muckdog's pitcher, pitched four scoreless innings giving up only two hits and a walk, while striking out to give his team a chance to win Saturday.
Minor League Player of the Day
OF Mark Shorey hit a grand slam Saturday to lead the Cardinals to a 9-2 win. Through his first four games for Palm Beach, Shorey is hitting .400 (4-for-10) with two home runs and eight RBI. Mark batted .269 with 11 homers and 33 RBIs in 60 games with Double-A Springfield and .293 with three homers and 30 RBIs in 50 games with Class A Quad Cities this season.
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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