Games Played Wednesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Iowa 3-1
Starter Mike Parisi (L, 8-12), who deserved a better fate, allowed one run on six hits while striking out three and walking four over six innings for his 12th loss.
The Redbirds left 14 runners stranded on the bases Wednesday night, so they had plenty of chances that they didn't capitalize on as Parisi takes a tough loss.
OF Skip Schumaker had a good night at the plate, as he went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored.
TAGG BOZIED WATCH: 0-for-4, with an RBI sac fly to score Schumaker
RECORD: 54-85, 4th Place, 31.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Lost to Wichita 9-5
Wichita scored six runs in the top of the second as the division leading Cardinals played catch-up all night, coming up short in a 9-5 loss to the last place Wranglers.
Starter Adam Daniels (L, 4-7) didn't make it out of the second inning, as he gave up six runs on four hits and two walks, for the loss. Daniels has dropped four straight decisions since beating the Wranglers on July 21.
Third baseman Allen Craig after going 0-for-4 in his first game at Double-A on Tuesday, went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run Wednesday.
Outfielder Cody Haerther also went deep, driving in three runs to lead the offense.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 1-for-4 with a run scored, extending his hitting streak to 15 games
2007 All-Stars: Bryan Anderson, Sean Danielson, Jaime Garcia, Jarrett Hoffpauir, Joe Mather, Chris Perez, Colby Rasmus, Juan Richardson; Post Season All-Stars, 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: 34-30, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Winners over Brevard County 10-7
Starter Eddie Degerman (W, 4-4) allowed five runs, four earned on five hits and two walks while striking out five in five innings to even his record at 4-4. Closer Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless frame in the ninth for his 28th save.
Catcher Brandon Yarbrough had three hits, three RBI and scored three times to lead the Cardinals' offense.
MARK SHOREY WATCH: 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored
The Cardinals are 2.5 games back of the first place St. Lucie Mets with just four games left on the schedule, two more against Brevard County and two against Jupiter.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 33-33, 2nd Place 2.5 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Lost to Burlington 1-0 in 10
The Swing of the Quad Cities had their chance to clinch a playoff berth on Wednesday night, but lost to the Burlington Bees, 1-0, in 10 innings.
Start Elvis Hernandez who left the game in the bottom of the fourth due to an apparent injury, pitched 3.1 shutout innings, giving up only one hit and a walk.
Reliever Matt Spade in his first game for Quad Cities was tagged for the loss, giving up the only run in the bottom of the 10th to the Bees.
The Swing could only come up with four hits Wednesday with shortstop Oliver Marmol getting two of them.
The Magic Number for Quad Cities is now just one, so look for them to clinch a playoff spot tonight.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: 0-for-4
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 40-24, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Winners 7-6 over State College in 11
Outfielder Jon Edwards was the big hero Wednesday night, going 4-for-5 with a walk, a double, two runs scored including a solo blast in the top of the 11th to propel the Dogs past State College 7-6.
Shortstop Domnit Bolivar batting in the leadoff spot also had four hits on the night, going 4-for-7 with two runs scored.
Reliever Wayne Damon (W, 3-2) picked up the win, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and Joshua Dew earned his 14th save with a perfect frame in the bottom of the 11th.
ANDREW BROWN WATCH: 2-for-5, with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs scored
RECORD: 27-38, 5th Place, 13.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Split a Double-Header with Princeton
The Cardinals won the first game of a double-header Wednesday against Princeton, 1-0, before dropping the nightcap 4-1.
GAME ONE: Starter Jose Mateo (W, 4-2) came within just two outs of racking up his first career shutout, as he scattered five hits without giving up a walk or a run over 6.1 innings, to pick up his fourth win for the Cardinals.
Reliever Eduardo Sanchez struck out the final and only two batters he faced for his fifth save.
It was an amazing win for the Redbirds considering they only had two hits in game one, both coming in the third inning when DH Robert Sanzillo led off with a single, stole second and came home on CF Adron Chambers' two-out base hit.
GAME TWO: Starter Jose Arredondo (L, 5-5) gave up two runs on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings to suffer his fifth loss.
The Cardinals only run in the second game came off the bat of first baseman Osvaldo Morales who hit his third homer, a solo blast in bottom of the third inning.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 1-for-6, his only hit a single coming a game two of the double-header
RECORD: 28-40, 3rd Place, 22 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 Johnson City starter came within just two outs of racking up his first career shutout, as he scattered five hits without giving up a walk or a run over 6.1 innings.
Minor League Player of the Day
Wednesday night Edwards went 4-for-5 with a walk, a double, two runs scored including a solo home run in the top of the 11th to lead the Muckdogs to a 7-6 win over State College.
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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