Games Played Tuesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Winners over New Orleans 3-1
Mitchell Boggs stifled Zephyr hitters for only one run on four hits in six solid innings of work. Boggs recorded 11-groundball to three fly ball outs. Kelvin Jimenez picked up his ninth save while lowering his ERA to 1.27.
For the seventh straight game, Colby Rasmus did not play.
RECORD: 51-41, 2nd place, 4.5 games back
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Shutout by Midland 2-0
The Rockhounds' James Simmons was superb limiting Cardinal hitters to only two hits over eight shutout innings. Simmons struck out 11. Allen Craig and Mark Shorey each doubled and Casey Rowlett tripled for the only offense.
RECORD: 9-8, 2nd place, 2.0 games back
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Split a Double-Header
Falls to Clearwater 3-2
Mark Diapoules scattered six hits over six innings but did not factor in the decision. Francisco Samuel was charged with a blown save and the loss after the Threshers scored two runs without the reliever recording an out.
Palm Beach – Winners over Clearwater 6-4
Casey Mulligan picked up his first win after hurling two shutout innings. Davis Billardello picked up the save with two shutout innings of his own.
After collecting two hits in the first game, Daryl Jones had two more including a triple. Dan Nelson singled, doubled, and drove in two runs. Tony Cruz had another two hit game and drove in two runs.
Both games were seven innings.
RECORD: 9-8, 3rd place, 1.0 games back
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - OFF DAY
The River Bandits return to action on Wednesday at South Bend.
RECORD: 10-9, 4th place tie, 2.5 games back
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - OFF DAY
The Muckdogs will host the Lowell Spinners for a three game series starting on Wednesday night.
RECORD: 11-10, 3rd place, 3.0 games back
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Rained Out
The Cardinals and Pulaski will play a doubleheader on Wednesday.
RECORD: 10-10, 4th place, 5.5 games back
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Lost to the Dodgers 10-9
Yunier Castillo singled twice and hit his first home run of the year, a two-run shot, in the fourth inning. Devin Shepard busted out with a three hit performance to push his average to .333. David Medina doubled and hit a solo shot in the seventh.
RECORD: 6-10, 4th place tie, 7.0 games back
VSL Cardinals (R) - Thumped by the Pirates 10-3
The Pirates pounded out 15 hits off four Cardinal pitchers. Hector Corpas picked up the loss after giving up five runs in four innings. In only 1.1 innings, the Pirates scored five off of reliever Ruben Alvarado.
RECORD: 22-23, 5th place, 10.0 games back
DSL Cardinals (R) - Falls to the A's(1) 5-2
RECORD: 9-19, 5th place, 12.5 games back
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Mitchell Boggs
After returning from his first cup of coffee, Boggs held Zephyr hitters at bay to pick up the victory on Tuesday night. With the win, the Redbirds pulled within 4.5 games of first place Iowa.
Minor League Player of the Day - Nick Stavinoha
Stavinoha continues his stellar season with three hits including two long balls on the road at New Orleans. The 26 year old now has 12 home runs this season and his now hitting .359.
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