The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 07/17

Twenty-year-old right-handed pitcher, Nick Additon continues to impress everyone with his eighth victory of the season for Quad Cities 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.


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.

Jon Jay seems to be recovered from his shoulder injury with three hits and a stolen base. Tyler Greene, Cody Haerther, and Andrew Brown each singled and walked.

Adam Daniels gave the Cardinals 5.2 innings but struggled with his command, walking five. Reliever Marco Gonzalez improved to 4-0 picking up the win.


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.

Nick Additon moved to 8-3 on the season with seven innings of two run baseball. Jared Bradford chipped in two shutout innings of relief.


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.

Reliever Jorge Rondon was charged with the loss after allowing four runs without recording an out. Starter Reynier Gonzalez hurled four innings while striking out three.

Curt Smith led the offense with three hits and four RBIs including a three run home run in the fourth. Niko Vasquez singled, doubled, and scored three runs.


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.

Carlos Noguera was charged with three runs, none earned, in a five-inning start. Miguel Lopez struck out four in four shutout innings of relief.


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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