The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 04/10

Down on the farm Wednesday, Memphis got a big outing from our "Pitcher of the Day", while the 0-6, Springfield Cardinals had the night off. Palm Beach fell to an archrival, as Quad Cities took two on the chin.



Games Played Wednesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Winners 2-0 over New Orleans

Mike Parisi was very proficient Wednesday afternoon, allowing five hits to go along with three strikeouts in six innings. Of his 79 pitches, 48 were strikes. Ron Flores and Jason Motte each were credited with a hold as each worked an inning in relief. Memphis closer, Chris Perez got his first save of the year, after getting two strikeouts in the ninth. Of the 18 pitches Perez threw, 13 were strikes.

Jarrett Hoffpauir continued his hot start with two more hits and an RBI. Former Bayou Bengal, Nick Stavinoha matched Hoffpauir with two hits and a run batted in. Casey Rowlett got a pinch hit, stole a base, and scored a run. Josh Phelps doubled and scored a run. Colby Rasmus was 0-5 on the night with three strikeouts.


RECORD: 4-3, 2nd Place, 1 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Off Day

Springfield, 0-6, had the night off. The Cardinals will take their first road trip of the season to take on the Frisco Roughriders (Rangers), who swept Springfield at home during the first series of the season at Hammons Field.

RECORD: 0-6, Dead last but only 2 back


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Fell to Daytona 7-4

Steven Hill had the best night of any Cardinal Minor League hitter with three hits and three RBIs. Tyler Henley had a fantastic night with three hits, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base. Daryl Jones and Isa Garcia each collected a hit. Daniel Descalso had a forgettable night, going 0-4 at the plate, he also made three errors in the field, including two throwing errors in the bottom of the third.

Despite the box score not reflecting it, we believe the tandem starter system was used by Palm Beach Wednesday. Kyle Mura was credited with pitching seven innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits and three bases on balls, but that is likely a shared line with David Kopp that was missed by the scorer. Of note only one of the seven runs were earned. Gary Daley now has five hit batters in his last two games. The 2006 draft pick hit two Cubs in a scoreless inning of relief.


RECORD: 5-2, 1st Place


Quad Cities River Bandits (A): Drop Two to Cedar Rapids

In game one of a double-header, Cedar Rapids shut out Quad Cities 2-0, in seven innings. J.D. Stambaugh gave up two runs on six hits to go along with two strikeouts in four innings. The last time out Stambaugh struck out seven in four innings. Pete Parise gave up a hit and recorded a strikeout in two shutout innings.

Andrew Brown had the only extra base hit, a double. The only other offense was singles off the bats of Adron Chambers and Charlie Pelt.

Quad Cites was shut out again by Cedar Rapids, for seven innings, in the nightcap, 3-0.

After collecting only three hits in Game 1, the River Bandits could only muster up two hits in game two. Pete Kozma and Andrew Brown each singled. Kozma drew a walk as well.

Shaun Garceau gave up three runs on six hits in only three innings of work. Matt Spade made his 2008 debut with 1.2 shutout innings. Spade gave up a hit and two walks to go along with his two strikeouts. Wayne Daman got in 1.1 innings of relief, striking out two.

After being swept in the double-header, the River Bandits fall to 3-4 on the season.



RECORD: 3-4, 3rd Place, 4 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS)

Season begins June 18th, on the road against the Auburn Doubledays

2007 RECORD: 31-43, 12th Place, 16.0 GB


Johnson City Cardinals (R)

Season begins on June 17th, on the road against the Bristol Sox

2007 RECORD: 28-40, 3rd Place, 22.0 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R)

Season begins on June 19th, on the road against the GCL Marlins

2007 RECORD: 24-30, 3rd Place, 15.5 GB


VSL Cardinals (R)

Season begins in May

2007 RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB


DSL Cardinals (R)

Season begins in June

2007 RECORD: 30-35, 4th Place, 16.5 GB



Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Mike Parisi

The Opening Day starter for Memphis had an efficient afternoon with a 79-pitch outing. Parisi gave up just five hits in six shutout innings.




Minor League Player of the Day - Steven Hill

A late round find in the 2007 draft, Hill had three hits and three RBIs. Starting at catcher on Wednesday for Palm Beach, Hill is now hitting .375.407/.417/.




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