Games Played Tuesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Winners 3-1 over Iowa
It took 10 innings but the Redbirds came out on top of the Iowa Cubs 3-1 on Tuesday with a two-run walk off homer by Joe Mather.
Starter Randy Keisler didn't get a decision after he just allowed a single run on four hits over seven innings. Reliever Brian Falkenborg (W, 2-4), struck out three over 1.1 scoreless innings and earned his second win and closer Chris Perez earned his 10th Triple-A save.
RF Joe Mather drove in all three Redbird runs.
SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 2-for-3 with a run scored and two walks
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 52-79, 4th Place, 28.5
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to Tulsa 4-3
The Cardinals continue to struggle of late, losing to Tulsa 4-3 Tuesday. The first half division winners have lost seven of their last 10 games.
Starter P.J. Walters surrendered a run on six hits in seven innings. He struck out a season-high 10 and did not walk a batter and deserved a better fate for his efforts. Jason Motte was saddled with his fourth blown save and tagged with a loss after giving up three earned runs on two hits and a walk.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 1-for-4, with a home run and two RBI
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 28-28, 2nd Place, 1.5 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Defeated Vero Beach 3-1
Mark Mulder, making his second rehab start for the Cardinals, allowed an unearned run on two hits while striking out three in four innings. Brad Furnish (W, 3-3) struck out three and walked one over three hitless innings to pick up his third win. Luke Gregerson pitched the ninth for his 24th save.
ALLEN CRAIG WATCH: 1-for-4 with a walk
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 28-30, 3rd Place, 3.5 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Lost 2 to the Clinton Lumberkings
The Clinton Lumberkings swept two games from Quad Cities Tuesday, beating the Swing 4-3 in game one and 2-0 in game two.
GAME ONE: Starter Tyler Herron (W, 10-6) gave up four runs on four hits and struck out six in five innings and was tagged with his sixth loss.
Second baseman Jose Garcia went 2-for-3, with a run scored and two RBI
GAME TWO: Starter Michael Schellinger (L, 6-4) gave up two runs on four hits and two walks while fanning two over four frames for his fourth loss.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 35-21, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Winners 6-4 over State College
Reliever Logan Collier (W, 2-0) picked up his second win, pitching four complete innings, giving up just one run on one hit and a walk, while striking out two. Wayne Damon earned his third save with a scoreless frame in the ninth.
Right-fielder Justin Roberson went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored.
RECORD: 23-34, 4th Place, 10.5 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Winners 4-3 over Bristol
Reliever Reynier Gonzalez (W, 1-0) surrendered two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four in 3.2 innings. Matt Spade walked one and struck out one in 1.1 scoreless innings for his second save.
First baseman Nick Vera went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.
RECORD: 27-35, 3rd Place, 18.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Took two from the Mets
The Cardinals swept a double-header 8-0, 4-1, from the Mets on Tuesday.
GAME ONE: The Cardinals racked out 16 hits and scored eight runs while shutting out the Mets, 8-0, in the first game.
Starter Carlos Gonzalez (W, 4-1) pitched five shutout innings, giving up four hits and two walks, while striking out four to pick up his fourth win. Reliever Gustavo Martinez tossed two shutout innings in a non-save situation.
First baseman Scott Thomas led the offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
GAME TWO: Reliever Rigoberto Lugo (W, 2-2) pitched two scoreless innings in relief giving up only one hit to pick up his second win.
Center fielder Marcus Ingram went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
RECORD: 24-27, 3rd Place, 12.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) Swept by the Phillies
The Cardinals were swept by the Phillies in a double-header Tuesday.
RECORD: 28-35, 4th Place, 17.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
Making his second rehab start for the Cardinals, Mulder allowed an unearned run on two hits while striking out three in four innings. Mulder is expected to be ready to return to St. Louis for the final month of the season.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Memphis outfielder drove in all three of the Redbird runs on Tuesday to lead them to a 3-1 over the Iowa Cubs.
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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