Games Played Sunday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to Albuquerque 6-1
The Isotopes jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first off of reliever Hugo Castellanos (L, 2-1) who was making his fourth start for the Redbirds, this time in place of the injured Blake Hawksworth. Hugo, to his credit, pitched five complete innings, giving up only one more run, after the first four in the first.
Chris Duncan made his second start at Triple-A, batting third and starting in left. He went 1-for-3, with a double and scored the only run for the Redbirds.
Colby Rasmus is apparently back, he went 2-for-3, including, a double and drawing a base on balls, raising his batting average to .220. Rasmus has hit .378 in his last 10 games, you had to know it was just a matter of time.
The Redbirds have lost six of their last 10 games and have fallen two games off the pace, with a .500 record of 29-29.
RECORD: 29-29, 3rd Place, 2.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Winners 1-0 over the Hooks
The Cardinals shut out the Corpus Christi Hooks for the second time in nine days, coming away with a 1-0 victory Sunday.
Springfield starter, Adam Ottavino worked just three innings, retiring the first six batters he faced. Kyle Sadlowski picked up the win, working a scoreless fourth and fifth inning, giving up just one hit and no walks, while striking out two of the seven batters he faced.
Fernando Salas, the Birdhouse Minor League Reliever of the Month of May, earned his sixth save in his last six appearances, by striking out two in the ninth frame to shut the door on the Hooks.
The Cardinals record stands now at 25-30, just four games back of Northwest Arkansas in the North Division. The Cardinals have played the first place NWA 12 times this season, winning five and dropping seven.
RECORD: 25-30, 3rd Place, 5.0 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Winners 2-0 over the Mets
The Cardinals shut out the Mets Sunday, 2-0, with Kyle Mura (W, 5-1, 4.36) picking up his fifth win on the season, pitching 7.1 shutout innings, giving up only four hits, without walking anyone and he struck out six.
Joshua Dew and Francisco Samual combined for 1.2 innings pitched, Dew earning his fourth hold and Samuel his eighth save.
Leadoff man, Antonio DeJesus went 1-for-4, with his only hit being a triple and he scored the Cardinals first run. Tony Cruz scored the other Palm Beach run, going 1-for-4 Sunday.
The Class-A Cardinals continue to play well, despite all the roster moves, winning seven of their last 10 games.
RECORD: 35-21, 1st Place
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Lost 10-5 to the Snappers
The Quad Cities River Bandits jumped out to an early lead on Sunday evening, but a seven-run third inning by the Beloit Snappers sealed the Bandits fate, as they couldn't snap back fast enough and far enough to avoid the 10-5 loss.
Leadoff man and center fielder Andron Chambers had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-3, to include two triples and an RBI, while scoring three times. Chambers also managed to draw three walks.
Starter Josh Wilson (L, 1-1, 4.98) was tagged with the loss, giving up seven runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out two.
RECORD: 28-26, 4th Place, 11.0 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) OFF DAY
RECORD: 9-7, Tied for 3rd Place, 2.0 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) Fell to the Mariners 7-4
The Cardinals dropped their second straight game, losing 7-4 to the Mariners on Sunday.
Starter Charllan Jimenez deserved a better fate than a no-decision, pitching four shutout innings, giving up just two hits and two walks, while striking out four.
RECORD: 0-2, 5th Place, 2.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Kyle Mura
Had one of the best starts in the Cardinals farm system this season on Sunday, pitching 7.1 shutout innings, giving up only four hits, without issuing any walks, while striking out six batters, to pick up his fifth win.
Minor League Player of the Day - Adron Chambers
Chambers had a 3-for-3 that included three extra-base hits, three runs scored, and three walks, all in a losing cause to the Beloit Snappers, as Quad Cities stranded 16 baserunners on Sunday.
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