The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 06/11

Springfield is back in first place, Tommy Pham goes deep twice and much more...


Games Played Tuesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - lost to Iowa 4-3

Down three runs going into the bottom of the ninth, the Redbirds staged a failed comeback attempt with two runs to fall by the final score of 4-3

Brian Barden singled, doubled, and scored a run. Cody Haerther and Jarrett Hoffpauir both had two hits. Colby Rasmus singled twice, as his average creeps up to .225.

Anthony Reyes gave up three runs on five hits in seven innings, his longest outing of the season. Jason Motte allowed a run on two hits to go along with two strikeouts in his only inning of work. John Wasdin contributed a scoreless frame.


RECORD: 32-33, 2nd place, 5.0 games back


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Defeated Arkansas 3-1

Starter, Tyler Herron was effective in spinning 5.2 innings, allowing only one run on six hits to go along with three strikeouts. Luke Gregerson gave the team 2.1 scoreless innings. Fernando Salas record three groundouts in the ninth to pick up save number ten.

Shane Robinson just continues to be the beast of the Texas League. On Tuesday night, the former Seminole doubled and hit his fourth home run of the season. The long ball, a two run shot, was his fourth of the season. Allen Craig singled, walked, and drove in a run. Casey Rowlett drew two walks and scored a run.

Steven Hill was hit by a pitch in the second inning. Though he did run the bases, he would not come back out to play defense in the third inning.

The victory put Springfield into a first place tie with Arkansas.


RECORD: 32-21, Tie for 1st Place


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Won 5-4 over Clearwater

Brandon Buckman had a nice night at the plate, with a double, a walk, and a solo home run. Oliver Marmol hit his first home run of the season, a two run shot in the second inning. Daniel Descalso doubled twice and scored a run.

Brad Furnish scattered eight hits that led to three runs over five innings of work. Kenny Maiques returned to action, just coming off the DL with two shutout innings. Cardoza Tucker was charged with an unearned run on a hit and two walks. Davis Bilardello picked up his first save with 1.1 scoreless innings.


RECORD: 41-24, 1st Place


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Defeated Peoria 8-5

The Chiefs were able to tag River Bandit starter Thomas Eager for five runs on six hits in four innings of work. Matt Spade followed and struck out two in a shutout inning. Brian Broderick was outstanding with four shutout innings, striking out eight.

Tommy Pham put on a power display with two long balls, both solo shots. Matt Arburr got into the mix as well with his ninth home run, a two run job. In Arburr's other three at bats, he struck out. Pete Kozma chipped in a hit and two RBIs.


RECORD: 31-29, 4th place, 8.0 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) - Defeats the Tigers 4-1

Starter Carlos Noguera pitched five complete innings, giving up just one run on three hits, while striking out three. Fabian Marquez, struck out three, in three shutout innings to earn the win. David Brito earned his first save of the season with a scoreless frame in the ninth.

Hector Garcia collected two hits including a solo home run, as did Christofher Dumont. Gerard Mannbel had only one hit, a solo home run, his fourth.


RECORD: 13-11, 4th Place, 2.5 GB


DSL Cardinals (R) Rainout

The DSL Cardinals best friend, the rain. They are .500 in rainouts.




Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Brian Broderick

With eight strikeouts and four shutout innings, Broderick has allowed one run in his last nine innings. The 6'6" Broderick now has three saves on the season.



Minor League Player of the Day - Tommy Pham

With two more home runs Tuesday night, Pham now has nine in 101 at bats. Though his power numbers are impressive, he is hitting just .200 on the season.


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