Games Played Memorial Day
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - pounds Nashville 9-4
On a day that the Redbirds scored nine runs, David Freese was the offensive star. The St. Louis native fell a triple short of the cycle and drove in six runs. His home run was a three run blast in the fifth. Colby Rasmus hit his seventh home run of the season, a two run blast, along with walking and scoring a run. D'Angelo Jimenez reached base three times with a single, double, and a walk. Josh Phelps drew two walks and singled along with scoring three runs. After not bunting in a key situation on Sunday night, Joe Mather's only hit came on a bunt on Monday afternoon.
P. J. Walters allowed three runs on seven hits including a home run. Walters was dominant at times with nine strikeouts. Matt Scherer was solid in two shutout innings. Scherer would double in his only at bat. Jason Motte's recent struggles continue as he walked two and gave up two hits that led to a run. Ron Flores pitched a shutout ninth.
RECORD: 27-25, 1st place
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - doubles up Corpus Christi 4-2
Kyle Sadlowski made the start and only made it through 3.2 innings while allowing a run on a hit and two walks. Nick Webber would follow with 2.1 shutout innings. Luke Gregerson pitched two shutout innings, striking out four and giving up a hit. With his effort, Gregerson picked up his first win of the season. Fernando Salas allowed a solo home run in the ninth but still picked up his fourth save.
Shane Robinson singled twice, scored a run, and drove in a run. Robinson is now hitting .369. Jose Martinez singled, scored a run, and hit a solo home run in the third. Mark Shorey had two hits and drove in two runs. Mark Hamilton reached base twice with a single and a walk.
RECORD: 23-27, 3rd place, 4.0 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Off Day
The Cardinals return to action on Tuesday, hosting the Jupiter Hammerheads.
RECORD: 30-20, 1st Place
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Winners 9-5 over KCC
Charlie Kingrey singled, doubled, scored two, and drove in two runs. Paul Vasquez tripled and singled along with driving in two RBIs. Domnit Bolivar had two hits and drove in two runs. Pete Kozma reached base three times with two singles and a walk. Kozma also scored two runs. Tommy Pham singled and stole a base.
River Bandit starter Thomas Eager walked the leadoff man Adam Klein and then was pulled from the game. Klein would come around to score. Eduardo Sanchez allowed two more runs in the first but would then settle down and not allow a run in his next four innings. Sanchez picked up the win and is now 5-1 on the season. Cardoza Tucker was touched for a run on a hit and a walk but struck out three in two innings of relief. Pete Parise picked up his third save with two innings of relief.
RECORD: 26-23, 4th place, 9.5 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) Shutout by the Pirates
The Cardinals pounded out nine hits on Monday, as the team stranded 10 runners on the bases and couldn't get anybody across home plate as the VSL Pirates shut them out 3-0.
Javier Avendano was tagged with the loss, despite giving up just one run on three hits and two walks in four innings.
RECORD: 6-6, Fourth Place Tie, 3.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R)
Season begins on Saturday, May 31 as they entertain the DSL A's #2 club
2007 RECORD: 30-35, 4th Place, 16.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Eduardo Sanchez
Entering the game after Thomas Eager pitched to only one batter, Sanchez gave up a couple of runs but would then settle in and not allow a run over the next four innings. The 19 year old would strikeout three hitters on the day and his ERA now sits at 3.56.
Minor League Player of the Day - David Freese
The St. Louis native enjoyed his finest game as a member of his hometown organization. With six RBIs, Freese drove in more than a third of his season total. On the day, Freese increased his batting average by 12 points to .272.
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