Games Played Thursday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Albuquerque 10-0
The Redbirds lost to the Isotopes Thursday night 10-0 in a rain shorten game called in the eighth.
Starter Chris Lambert (L, 1-4) gave up five runs on seven hits over four innings with six strikeouts and a walk for the Redbirds.
Memphis only had four hits and failed to score.
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Winners 8-2 over Tulsa
Starter Cory Rauschenberger (W, 9-8) pitched six solid innings, giving up just three hits and three walks while matching a season high seven strikeouts, as Springfield defeated visiting Tulsa, 8-2, on Thursday to move back into a tie for first place with Arkansas.
Shortstop Jose Martinez hit his ninth home run on the season, driving in three runs to lead the offense.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 0-4, one run scored
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 30-28, 1st Place, Tie with Arkansas
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Winners 3-1 over Jupiter
The Cardinals came out on top Thursday with a 3-1 win over the Jupiter Hammerheads.
Starter Eddie Degerman had a no-hitter into the eighth inning Thursday as Palm Beach defeated visiting Jupiter, 3-1. Degerman (W, 3-4) tied a career high with nine strikeouts, allowing one run on a hit, three walks and a wild pitch.
Designated hitter Mark Shorey had the only extra-base hit for the Cardinals, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
ALLEN CRAIG WATCH: 0-for-4
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 29-31, 4th Place, 7.5 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Takes Two from Clinton
The Swing defeated the Lumberkings twice Thursday by the score of 3-2 in game one and 7-3 in the nightcap.
GAME ONE: Starter Brandon Dickson gave up just one unearned run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts over four innings. Reliever Kyle Mura (W, 6-0) gave up two hits and struck out one in two scoreless innings to pick up his sixth win, before Kenneth Maiques worked a scoreless eighth for his Midwest League-leading 30th save.
Designated hitter Christian Reyes drove in two runs in game one, going 1-for-4 with his 12th home run on the season.
GAME TWO: Starter Shaun Garceau allowed three runs on three hits, walked four and struck out three over 5.1 innings for a no-decision. Reliever Armando Carrasco (W, 6-2) got a blown save before picking up his sixth win.
Christian Reyes playing at first in the second game, went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 37-21, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Defeated Mahoning Valley 6-4
Brian Broderick picked up his first win for Batavia Thursday, pitching 3.1 innings in relief of Phillip Anderson who started the game. Broderick gave up one earned run on three hits, with no walks while striking out five. Another first,Justin Fiske picked up his first save for the Muckdogs, pitching three plus innings of scoreless, hitless relief.
RECORD: 25-34, 4th Place, 10.5 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) DAY OFF
RECORD: 27-35, 3rd Place, 18.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Day Off
RECORD: 24-28, 3rd Place, 13.5 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) DAY OFF
RECORD: 29-35, 4th Place, 17.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
Fiske picked up his first save for the Muckdogs Thursday, pitching three plus, perfect innings in relief.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Cardinals' shortstop Jose Martinez hit his ninth home run on the season, driving in three runs to lead the Cardinals back into a tie for first place with Arkansas.
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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