Games Played Sunday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Albuquerque 10-7
Starter Randy Keisler (L, 8-10) was hit hard Sunday, giving up nine runs, eight earned on 10 hits, with four of them being home runs as his chances for a September call up take a big hit.
The Redbirds scored seven runs on 12 hits, but left eight runners stranded as they continue to free fall in the standings, now 29 games back of the first place Nashville Sounds.
Catcher Matt Pagnozzi had a good night at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 2-for-3, with two doubles, two RBI, two walks and a run score, raising his batting average at Triple-A to .310.
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 54-82, 4th Place, 29.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Winners 16-0 over Arkansas
First baseman Mark Hamilton homered and drove in five runs as visiting Springfield crushed Arkansas, 16-0, on Sunday, to move a game and a half ahead of the Travelers in the standings.
Every Cardinals batter had at least one hit and scored at least one run. Center fielder Colby Rasmus went 3-for-6 with a leadoff homer, his 26th, in the first and third baseman Rico Washington went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI, to lead the assault on Arkansas.
Starter P.J. Walters (W, 3-3) picked up his third win for Springfield, pitching seven complete scoreless innings, giving up six hits and two walks, while striking out four.
AMAURY MARTI WATCH: 2-for-5, with a walk and three runs scored
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 32-29, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Shutout by St. Lucie 3-0
The Cardinals were shut out by the St. Lucie Mets by the score of 3-0 Sunday, dropping the Redbirds four games back in the standings.
Starter Mark Mulder (L, 0-2), who was making his third rehab start for Palm Beach, allowed just one run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts over four innings. Mulder, who has been on the disabled list all year while recovering from offseason surgery on his left shoulder, is expected to make at least one more rehab start before rejoining St. Louis.
First baseman A.J. Van Slyke went 2-for-4 in the losing cause as the Cardinals could only come up with five hits and left seven base runners stranded.
ALLEN CRAIG WATCH: 0-for-4
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 31-33, 3rd Place, 4.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 1-0 over Cedar Rapids in 11
Starter Tyler Herron and three relievers combined on a three-hitter Sunday and the Swing of the Quad Cities scored on an error in the 11th inning to edge the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 1-0.
Herron, pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out seven without issuing a walk in his best outing of the season, but did not get a decision for his efforts. Reliever Kyle Sadlowski (W, 4-3) picked up the win, pitching a scoreless frame in the 11th, despite giving up a hit and a walk.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: 0-for-3
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 38-23, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Auburn 6-3
Auburn doubled up on Batavia Sunday 6-3. Starter Brandon Garner (2-5) surrendered three runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out two without issuing a walk over four innings.
Right-fielder Justin Roberson went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
ANDREW BROWN WATCH: 1-for-4 with an RBI
RECORD: 25-37, 5th Place, 13.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost to Danville 6-1
Starter Omar Javier (L, 0-8) still looking for his first win in 14 games, gave up three runs on four hits and four walks with one strikeout over four innings.
The Cardinals scored their only run in the top of the ninth and were never in the game.
RECORD: 27-38, 3rd Place, 21 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) SUSPENDED RAIN
RECORD: 24-29, 3rd Place, 14.5 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 30-35, 4th Place, 16.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
Walters picked up his third win for Springfield, pitching seven complete scoreless innings, giving up six hits and two walks, while striking out four.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Springfield Cardinals' first baseman homered and drove in five runs Sunday to lead the Cardinals back into first place.
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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