The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 07/18

Brett Wallace the St. Louis Cardinals 2008 first round draft pick is hitting .375 after falling just a home run short of hitting for the cycle Thursday night.


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

The Cardinals used four home runs and a strong outing from Tyler Herron to overtake the Drillers. Allen Craig, Tyler Greene, Andrew Brown, and Jose Martinez all went deep for Springfield.

Jon Jay reached base three times with two singles and a walk. Mark Shorey had two hits, an RBI, and a run scored. It was Shorey's fourth multi-hit game in a row.

Tyler Herron gave up only one earned run in six innings to pick up his fifth victory. Josh Dew and Justin Fiske combined for three shutout innings.


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.

Daryl Jones singled, tripled, and drove in a run. Tyler Henley doubled and scored a run.


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.

Chuckie Fick picked up the win after allowing two runs in six innings. Pete Parise struck out two in the ninth to pick up his ninth save.


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.

Niko Vasquez singled twice and drew a walk. The third round pick is now hitting .337. Jarred Bogany singled, doubled, and drove in a run.

The White Sox plated four runs in five innings off of starter Randy Santos. Adam Veres spun three shutout innings while striking out two.


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.

Starter Javier Avendano hurled only two innings before being replaced by Geney Rios. The 20 year old picked up the victory with seven innings of two run ball while striking out seven.


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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