The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 06/07

Quad Cities pitcher Nick Additon may not be faster than a speeding bullet, or more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but other than that, he's pitching like Superman. Additon has not given up an earned run in his last 26 innings pitched, spanning six games, dating back to May 16th.


Games Played Friday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to Round Rock 10-6

P.J. Walters got hammered for nine runs in only 1.2 innings. Though the Redbirds made a valiant effort, the deficit was too great to overcome. The Condor Hugo Castellanos pitched 2.1 shutout innings. Nick Webber continues to struggle, walking three and being tagged with a solo home run. Matt Scherer and John Wasdin each pitched a scoreless inning.

Though he went 0-for-2, Colby Rasmus walked three times and scored twice. Nick Stavinoha singled, doubled, and drove in two runs. Gabe Johnson hit a solo home run, his second of the season. David Freese reached base twice and had an RBI.


RECORD: 31-31, 2nd Place, 3.0 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Pounds Tulsa 9-4

Down 4-2 after three innings, the Cardinals scored often, culminating with a four run ninth. "Sugar" Shane Robinson had three hits and three RBIs to move his average up to .392. Jon Jay collected three hits as well and drove in a run.

Steven Hill, was the third Cardinal with three hits, including a home run in his third straight game.

Kyle Sadlowski pitched 2.2 innings allowing two runs on two hits and three walks. Scott Vander Weg picked up the victory with a shutout inning. Jon Mikrut and Luke Gregerson combined for three shutout innings out of the bullpen.


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


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Shutout by Tampa 10-0

After being named the Florida State League Player of the Week, Kyle Mura went out and was annihilated by the Yankees, who scored five runs on 13 hits in 5.2 innings. Davis Bilardello was tagged for four runs in 1.1 innings. Brandon Garner allowed a run on three hits in his only inning of action.

Two Nebraska Cornhuskers, Andrew Brown and Luke Gorsett each collected two singles. Daryl Jones singled to push his average to .298.


RECORD: 39-22, 1st Place


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Lost to Wisconsin 6-5 in 11

The game went back and forth until the home team ended in the bottom of the 11th. Matt Spade gave up a run on three hits without recording an out to be charged with the loss. Mark Diapoules drew the start and was shaky allowing four runs in four innings while striking out six.

Nick Additon . gave up just one hit, in four shutout innings in relief, while striking out seven.

Pete Kozma had really been struggling of late but all was well on Friday night. The Okie reached base five times via four singles and a walk. Tommy Pham had two hits and drove in a run. Domnit Bolivar blasted a three run homer in the eighth. Nick Peoples singled and drew three walks.


RECORD: 30-28, 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) Lost to the Astros 8-1

Similar to the game the two organizations played across the border in Houston. Christofher Dumont and Jose Cortez both had two hits to lead the anemic Cardinals offense Friday afternoon. Gerard Mannbel added a hit and is batting .350 on the season.

Starter, Hector Corpas, was pounded for six runs in only three innings. Fabian Marquez gave his team four shutout innings of relief.


RECORD: 11-10th 5th Place, 3.0 GB


DSL Cardinals (R) Lost to the Mariners 7-6 in 11

Wader Perez led the offense with three hits including two doubles and two runs batted in. Alexander Castellano and Roberto Reyes both singled, drew a walk, and drove in a run. Unfortunately, Reyes struck out four times as well.

Starter, Angel Cruz, pitched five shutout innings striking out seven. Eddy Rivera struck out four in 2.2 shutout innings of relief.


RECORD: 0-4, 5th Place, 3.5 GB



Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Nick Additon

The 20 year old finally gave up a hit after but it was only one as he pitched four shutout innings striking out seven. In his last 17 innings, Additon has allowed only three hits and has struck out 18 batters.



Minor League Player of the Day - Steven Hill

There were some good candidates on the night but we had to go with the "The King". In his last five games, Hill is hitting .450 including, hitting a home run in each of his last three games. He is now hitting .326 with five home runs, in 22 Double-A games.


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