Games Played Tuesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Iowa 8-2
Starter Chris Lambert deserved a better fate after he surrendered just three hits and two walks with two strikeouts over five shutout innings, leaving the game with a 2-0 lead.
Reliever Mark Worrell was tagged with a blown save and the loss, giving up four runs without retiring a batter.
Right fielder Joe Mather hit his 13th home run for Memphis, driving in the two Redbird runs on the night.
SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 1-for-4, still hitting above .300, ever so slightly at .301
MIGUEL CAIRO WATCH: 2-for-4, with a double and a run scored, hitting .310, could see some playing time in St. Louis when the rosters expand in September
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 54-84, 4th Place, 31.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Winners 5-4 over Wichita
Starter Cory Rauschenberger (W, 10-8) picked up his tenth win, pitching six complete innings, giving up just two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: hit his league leading 28th home run Tuesday night to lead off the game, 1-for-3, with a walk
Texas League Post-Season All-Stars were announced on Monday, with three Springfield Cardinals named to the 2007 squad. OF Colby Rasmus, C Bryan Anderson and RHP Chris Perez were all selected to this year's Post Season Team.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 34-29, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): OFF DAY
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 32-33, 3rd Place, 3.5 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 4-3 over Burlington in 10
Former Southern Illinois Miner, Tim Dorn, went 3-for-4 with a two-run, inside-the-park homer as visiting Quad Cities edged Burlington, 4-3, in 10 innings Tuesday.
Starter Shaun Garceau pitched 6 shutout innings, giving up only 4 hits and a walk, with two strike outs, in one of his best starts of the season. Garceau did not factor into the decision, reliever Kyle Mura (W, 7-0) ended up getting the win on the night.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: 2-for-4, with two doubles and an RBI
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 40-23, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to State College 6-4
Both teams had 11 hits on the night, but it was Batavia coming up on the short end of the stick, losing to the Spikes 6-4.
Thomas Eager (L, 1-6) was tagged with the loss.
Third baseman Andrew Brown drove in two of the Dogs 11 runs to help lead the offense.
JON EDWARDS WATCH: 1-for-1, with a double and an RBI, hitting .333 for the Dogs through his first four games at Batavia
RECORD: 26-38, 5th Place, 13.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) POSTPONED RAIN
Tuesday's Appalachian League game between Princeton and Johnson City was postponed due to rain at Howard Johnson Field.
The Johnson City Cardinals will wrap up the 2007 season at home on August 29th. Due to last nights cancellation the Cards will square off against the Princeton Devil Rays in a double header Wednesday.
RECORD: 27-39, 3rd Place, 21.5 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 24-30, 3rd Place, 15.5 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 30-35, 4th Place, 16.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
The Quad Cities starter pitched six shutout innings, giving up only four hits and a walk, while striking out two.
Minor League Player of the Day
Went 3-for-4 with a two-run, inside-the-park home run to help lead Quad Cities past Burlington, 4-3, in 10 innings Tuesday.
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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