Games Played Wednesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - All-Star Break
The Redbirds' Nick Stavinoha singled in two at bats and scored the PCL's first run. The PCL defeated the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game, 6-5.
RECORD: 54-44, 2nd place, 5.0 games back
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Winners 4-3 over Tulsa
With the bases loaded and two out in the ninth, Mark Shorey singled to drive in two runs to put the Cardinals ahead for the first time since the third inning. Fernando Salas came on in the bottom of the inning to nail down his 16th save and ensure the series victory over the Drillers.
Shorey finished the night with three hits and three runs batted in.
RECORD: 13-12, 2nd Place, 2.0 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Lost to Sarasota 3-1
This game was called after eight innings because of rain. Starter, Brandon Dickson who was tagged with the loss scattered 12 hits that led to three Reds' runs in a 7.2 inning complete game. Dickson's record stands at 7-7 with a 2.99 ERA.
Charlie Kingrey was the only Cardinal with multiple hits, two singles, and he scored the only run. Tyler Henley and Brian Cartie both collected doubles. Matt Arburr singled, walked, and drove in the lone run.
RECORD: 14-10, 2nd Place, 0.5 GB
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Buzzed Burlington 8-2
Carlos Pupo broke the game open with a three run homer in a four-run River Bandit seventh. On the day, Pupo ended the game with three extra base hits and four RBIs. In the eighth, Ross Oeder broke the Bees' stinger with a two run home run.
Pete Kozma had two hits, two runs batted in, and two runs scored.
RECORD: 14-12, 4th Place Tie, 4.0 GB
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Defeated by Staten Island 6-5
The Muckdogs made a comeback but came up short in the end. Jermaine Curtis had four hits to increase his average to .333. Shane Peterson reached base twice and scored a run. Colt Sedbrook had two hits including his first professional home run.
Ramon Delgado was roughed up in his worst outing of the season. The Yankees scored six off the young right-hander in only 3.1 innings. Jameson Maj allowed only one hit while striking out four in three shutout innings
RECORD: 15-13, 3rd place, 5.0 games back
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Loss to the Mets 12-9
The Cardinals were leading by seven going into the bottom of then ninth. The Mets were able to put up 10 runs on three pitchers to conclude a thrilling comeback victory.
RECORD: 13-15, Last Place, 6.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Rained Out
RECORD: 9-11, 2nd place tie, 6.0 games back
VSL Cardinals (R) - Shutout by the Pirates 3-0
In a poorly played game for our boys in South America, the Cardinals had almost as many errors, three, as the team had hits. Wilson Perez doubled for the team's only extra base hit. Billy Bolivar made all three of the Cardinals' errors.
RECORD: 24-26, 5th place tie, 10.5 games back
DSL Cardinals (R) - Lost to the A's(2) 4-2
Sloppy is the best way to describe the play of the DSL team on Wednesday. The Cardinals collected only two hits but were charged five errors. The team was shutout until the top of the ninth when the team plated two runs thanks by sloppy play by the A's.
Starter Angel Cruz struck out seven in five innings and now stands at 3-2 on the season
RECORD: 13-23, 4th place, 13.0 games back
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Nick Additon
The 20-year-old is continuing to impress everyone with his eighth victory of the season on Wednesday. Additon allowed only one earned run on four hits in seven solid innings to improve to 8-3 with a 2.64 ERA for the year.
Minor League Player of the Day - Mark Shorey
The 23-year-old came up big when the Cardinals needed him with a two-out, two RBI single in the top of the ninth to give Springfield the victory. Shorey finished with three hits and three RBIs to help ensure the series win over Tulsa.
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