Games Played Thursday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - OFF DAY
The Redbirds will kick off the second half of the Pacific Coast League season on the road to take on Oklahoma on Friday night
RECORD: 54-44, 2nd place, 5.0 games back
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Winners over Tulsa 7-2
RECORD: 14-12, 2nd place tie, 2.0 games back
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Shelled by Sarasota 10-2
Starter Brad Furnish made it only three innings as the Reds tattooed the starter for five runs on five hits. Furnish had trouble with his command leading to four walks. Blake King allowed four runs on two hits and three walks in only two-thirds of an inning. Kenny Maiques and Casey Mulligan each chipped in a scoreless inning.
14-11, 3rd place tie, 1.0 games back
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Winners over Burlington 5-2
Brett Wallace can rake. The first round pick fell a homer short of the cycle to raise his average to .375. Ross Oeder had a big night with two solo home runs. Adron Chambers singled, doubled, and scored two runs.
RECORD: 15-12, 4th place, 3.0 games back
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Doubles up Staten Island 4-2
The Muckdogs scored all four runs in the second inning as Blake Murphy, Domnit Bolivar, and Xavier Scruggs started the inning with consecutive hits. Then after a hit by pitch, a sac fly, a wild pitch, and a throwing error, Batavia held a four run lead.
Colt Sedbrook collected three hits and drew a walk to go along with his seventh stolen base. Bolivar finished the night with two hits.
Scott Gorgen was touched for two runs in four innings but did not factor in the decision. Miguel Tapia hurled 3.1 shutout innings on his way to his third win. Adam Reifer picked up his seventh save with a scoreless ninth.
RECORD: 16-13, 2nd place tie, 4.0 games back
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Falls to Bristol 4-3
The Cardinals used a double brigade to try to overcome the White Sox but fell one run short in the end. The baby birds had seven doubles on the night, led by Curt Smith's two doubles and three total hits. It is the second game in a row with three hits and his fourth multi hit game in a row. Smith is now hitting .359.
RECORD: 13-16, 5th place, 6.0 games back
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - OFF DAY
RECORD: 9-11, 2nd place tie, 6.0 games back
VSL Cardinals (R) - Winners over the Rays 5-2
The Cardinals were able to overcome three errors and only four hits due to the bat of first baseman Roberto Perez. The 19 year old hit a grand slam in the sixth that proved to be the game winner.
RECORD: 25-26, 6th place, 9.0 games back
DSL Cardinals (R) - Winners 3-2 in 11 over the Mariners
Catcher Audris Perez was the offensive star of the day, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Eduard Estalis improved to 3-2 on the season yesterday, picking up the third win with 2.1 innings of shutout relief. Alejandro Pinales pitched four complete innings, giving up just one hit and striking out five, without walking anyone. Pinales had followed starter Pedro Pena, who did not get a decision for his four innings of work, giving up only one run.
RECORD: 14-23, 4th Place, 11.5 games back
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Tyler Herron
The 21-year-old was stingy at Tulsa giving the Drillers only one earned run in six innings of work. Herron is now 5-4 after being promoted to Double-A.
Minor League Player of the Day - Brett Wallace
The first round pick is a hitting machine. Wallace is now hitting .375 after falling a homer short of the cycle.
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