The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/23

Blake Hawksworth snapped a personal seven game losing streak Wednesday, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out six over five complete innings to pick up just his fourth win on the season for Memphis.

 

 

Games Played Wednesday

 

Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Winners 20-12 over Isotopes

The Redbirds tied a franchise record Wednesday night with five home runs and scored 20 while leaving 10 runners on base.

Offense, Offense, Offense; OF Skip Schumaker led the assault batting leadoff and going 5-for-7 with a double and four runs scored. OF Nick Stavinoha went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBI and four runs scored. 2B Jarrett Hoffpauir added a grand slam and had three hits on the night.

Starting pitcher Blake Hawksworth (W, 4-13) finally won a game again to snap a personal seven game losing streak, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out six over five complete innings.

JOE MATHER WATCH: 3-for-6, with a double, a home run, three RBI and three runs scored.

2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 53-79, 4th Place, 27.5 GB

 

Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Winners 4-3 over Tulsa

Todd Wellemeyer in Springfield on a rehabilitation assignment for St. Louis started and gave up two unearned runs in one-plus innings. Wellemeyer was placed on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow on July 12.

Eric Haberer (W, 12-7) gave up just one run in spite of giving up nine hits in 5.2 innings to earn his team-leading 12th win. Submarine pitcher Mike Sillman worked around a walk in the ninth to pick up his first save.

OF Amaury Marti went deep with his fifth home run for Springfield.

COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 3-for-4, with a HR and two runs scored

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

BOXSCORE

FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 29-28, 2nd Place, 0.5 GB

 

Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Lost to Vero Beach 4-2 in 10

Starter Tyler Norrick gave up two runs on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts over six innings for a no-decision. Reliever Scott Vander Weg (L, 5-5) suffered his fifth loss, giving up a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th frame.

Catcher Brandon Yarbrough went 3-for-3 with an RBI and was hit by a pitch.

ALLEN CRAIG WATCH: 2-for-5, with a HR and two runs 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: 28-31, 3rd Place, 4.5 GB

 

Swing of Quad Cities (A): POSTPONED

The Swing of the Quad Cities and the Clinton LumberKings were rained out on Wednesday night, but a doubleheader is scheduled for Thursday night at 6:00 p.m.

Tyler Henley became the latest member of the St. Louis Cardinals 2007 draft class to reach a full-season league on Wednesday, as the eighth-round pick out of Rice University was promoted to the Swing of the Quad Cities. Henley hit .281 with a .403 on-base-percentage through his first 18 pro games with the Muckdogs.

TIM DORN WATCH: Tim has been playing with a protective covering under his batting glove and has been nursing a sore thumb for weeks now.

2007 All-Stars: Brandon Buckman, Brandon Dickson, Elvis Hernandez, Christian Lopez, Kenny Maiques, P.J. Walters

FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 35-21, 1st Place

 

Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Winners 2-1 over State College

Starter Jon Stambaugh pitched five solid innings, giving up just the one run on six hits and no walks, while striking out six to get a no-decision for his efforts. Brandon Garner (W, 2-4) picked up his second win, pitching three scoreless innings giving up just one hit and Josh Dew earned his 13th save with a perfect ninth frame.

Left-fielder Justin Roberson went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored.

DAVID CARPENTER WATCH: 1-to-3

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

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 24-34, 4th Place, 10.5 GB

 

Johnson City Cardinals (R) DAY OFF

RECORD: 27-37, 3rd Place, 18.5 GB

 

 

Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Lost to the Dodgers 8-3

The Cardinals fell to the Dodgers 8-3, with starter Francisco Samuel (L, 0-4) getting tagged for six runs on five hits and three walks to take the loss.

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 24-28, 3rd Place, 13.0 GB

 

VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER

RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB

 

 

DSL Cardinals (R) Beat the A's(2) 13-4

The Cardinals beat the A's(2), 13-4 in a game that was completed early (7th inning) because of rain.

Leadoff man and shortstop Juan Mosquera led the offense, going 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored. Mosquera is now hitting .299.

Arquimedes Nieto (W, 4-2) picked up his fourth win, pitching two scoreless innings in relief.

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 29-35, 4th Place, 16.5 GB

 

 


 

Minor League Pitcher of the Day

Blake Hawksworth

Hawksworth snapped a personal seven game losing streak, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out six over five complete innings to pick up just his fourth win.

 

Minor League Player of the Day

Colby Rasmus

Rasmus went 3-for-4, with a HR and two runs scored to lead the Springfield Cardinals to a 4-3 win over Tulsa.

 

 

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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