Cardinals Minor League Notebook 05/01

Mark Mulder is shelled in his first rehab start at Memphis and in Springfield the balls were flying out of Hammons Field. Palm Beach continues to win and the Quad Cities scored late to ensure a victory. Nick Additon returned to his dominant ways and Casey Rowlett tried to be the unlikely hero for Springfield.


Games Played Wednesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - lost to Salt Lake City, 10-5

Yes, it was just a rehab start but the Cardinal brass have to be concerned with Mark Mulder giving up nine runs on nine hits including three home runs in 3.2 innings of work. Ron Flores gave up one earned run, his first of the year, in 1.1 innings. John Wasdin worked out of the bullpen allowing only one hit and striking out five in 2.2 innings. Jason Motte struck out one in a perfect inning of relief.

Jarrett Hoffpauir and Mark Johnson had two hits apiece and each scored a run. Nick Stavinoha hit a solo home run and drew a walk. D'Angelo Jimenez doubled, walked, and drove in three runs. Colby Rasmus walked and scored a run.


RECORD: 11-16, 3rd place, 4.5 games back


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - fell to NW Arkansas 11-6

It was a home run fest at Hammons Field as the two teams combined to hit eight home runs on the night. Casey Rowlett was the hitting star for the Cardinals. The 25 year old hit two home runs, each with a runner on. He added a single as well. Matt Pagnozzi hit a solo shot and also singled. The hot hitting Shane Robinson hit a solo shot as well.

Cory Rauschenberger got the start and gave up a solo home run and struck out four in four innings. Nick Webber was roughed up for seven runs including two home runs in two innings of relief. Bob Zimmerman gave up three runs, none of which were earned, and struck out two in 1.2 innings. Zack Zuercher walked three but did not allow a hit in his 1.1 innings.


RECORD: 12-14, 1st place


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - defeated Vero Beach 5-2

Daryl Jones went 2-for-2, while collecting three walks and now sports a line of .344/.437/.508. Jones stole a base and got picked off. Steven Hill hit a solo shot and singled. Donovan Solano and David Carpenter each doubled and scored a run.

Tyler Herron gave up two runs on five hits with four strikeouts in five innings. Brandon Dickson got his second win of the season by allowing only a hit in three innings. Kenny Maiques picked up his third save by striking out one and walking one in the ninth.


RECORD: 18-8, 1st place


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - defeated Lansing 4-3

Pete Kozma got things going in the first with a solo home run, his third. He would hit a sacrifice fly put the River Bandits up 3-2 in the eighth. Charlie Kingrey would follow with a solo home run that would prove to be the difference. Kingrey singled earlier in the game and is hitting .400 in his last 10 games. Andrew Brown would single, double, and score a run.

Mark Diapoules gave up a run on three hits and notched four strikeouts in four innings. Nick Additon followed and allowed a run on four hits and six strikeouts in his four innings of work. Cardoza Tucker made his first relief appearance and was credited with the save with two strikeouts in the ninth.


RECORD: 15-10, 3rd place, 4.0 games back


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 - Nick Additon

After a rough couple starts, the 20 year old returned to his dominant ways that he exhibited earlier in the season. With six more strikeouts in four innings, he now has 29 strikeouts compared to only six walks in 23.1 innings.



Minor League Player of the Day - Casey Rowlett

The 25-year-old hit only three long balls all of last year so tonight's offensive explosion is definitely one of Rowlett's best games as a professional. The former Arkansas Razorback has four hits in two starts since returning from Memphis.


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