The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 06/03

Nick Additon earns 'Pitcher of the Day' honors, while Bryan Anderson takes home 'Player of the Day' accolades.


Games Played Monday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to Albuquerque 5-3

Mitchell Boggs left with two on and the lead in the seventh. Well both runners scored so he was charged with three runs on the night and got a no decision after working six innings. Jason Motte was roughed up for three runs on four hits in two innings of work. After being dominant in the early going, his ERA has climbed above four.

Colby Rasmus has reached base in 12 straight games after singling twice and driving in a run. Bryan Anderson singled, doubled, scored a run, and drove in a run. The 21 year old is now hitting .351 in Triple-A. Jarrett Hoffpauir collected two hits and is trying to get back on track after seeing his average drop under .270. David Freese entered the game as part of a double switch and hit his seventh home run in his only at bat.


RECORD: 29-30, 3rd Place, 2.0 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Winners over Corpus Christi 5-3

Mark Hamilton doubled twice and drove in two runs. The 23 year old has hit in eight of his last 10 games. Jon Jay hit a two run home run in a four run Springfield eighth. Mark Shorey collected two hits. Tyler Greene had an RBI single. Shane Robinson reached base twice via a single and a walk to go along with his twelfth stolen base.

Mark McCormick put together his best Double-A start to date with seven shaky innings on Monday night. The Hooks hit three solo home runs off of the former Baylor Bear to account for the opponent's scoring. Luke Gregerson walked one and struck out one in his lone inning of relief. Fernando Salas picked up his seventh save after striking out the side in the ninth.


RECORD: 26-30, 3rd Place, 4.0 GB


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Defeated the Cubs 2-1

The Cardinals got one in the second and one in the sixth and held on with a strong performance from its pitching staff. Elvis Hernandez pitched 5.2 innings of one run ball. The Cubs only manage four hits and two walks off the Dominican while striking out four times. 18-year-old Richard Castillo followed and struck out two of the four batters he faced. The other two hitters he faced grounded out. Josh Dew pitched a scoreless inning to drop his ERA to 0.81. Francisco Samuel struck out the side to pick up his ninth save.

The offense mustered only three hits on the night. Daryl Jones homered in the second to put Palm Beach on the board. Antonio DeJesus doubled and would come around to score the game winner as Tony Cruz drove him in on an RBI single. Nick Derba struck out three times in three at bats.


RECORD: 36-21, 1st Place


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Doubles up on Beloit 4-2

Starter Nick Additon was almost perfect in five innings of work. The 20 year old struck out six and the only base runner reached via a walk. In his last two appearances, Additon has thrown nine no-hit innings while striking out 10. He is now 5-2 on the season with a 2.49 ERA. Fellow tandem starter Mark Diapoules earned his second save of the season by giving up two runs in four innings of work. The 20 year old allowed four hits and struck out seven Snapper batters.

Pete Kozma has been cold recently but he seemed to heat up during the night's action. The 2007 first round pick, fell a home run short of the cycle along with driving in a run and scoring a run. It was a nice rebound after going 1-18 in his last four games. Nick Peoples singled twice and is hitting .350 since being moved up from extended spring training.


RECORD: 29-26, 3rd 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) Defeated Tigers 7-6 in 11

The Cardinals got one in the 11th to pull out the victory over the Tigers. Hector Garcia singled in Gerrardo Mannbel with two outs for what proved to be the game winner. The 18 year old Mannbel led the way by reaching base four times via a single, double, and two walks. He drove in three runs on the day and is now hitting .353.

Hector Garcia singled four times and drove in a run. As a team, the Cardinals committed three errors.

In five innings, Javier Avendano was touched for only one run on four hits with four strikeouts. Yonathan Gonzalez picked up the victory with 3.2 hitless innings.


RECORD: 10-7, 3rd Place, 2.0 GB


DSL Cardinals (R) RAINED OUT

RECORD: 0-2, 5th Place, 2.0 GB



Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Nick Additon

With five innings of no hit baseball, Additon picks up this honor for his second consecutive start. The 20 year old now has five wins on the season with 53 strikeouts in 50.2 innings.



Minor League Player of the Day - Bryan Anderson

With two more hits, Bryan Anderson has his average up to .351. The California native already has six doubles in only 74 at bats after only recording 15 two-baggers in 389 at bats in 2007. Anderson has also shown proficiency behind the plate in throwing out 29% of would be base stealers and the Redbirds are 12-8 when he is the starting catcher.


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