The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 07/30

Josh Phelps, the big first baseman was the Memphis Redbird's only offense Tuesday night, hitting three home runs in the 12-3 loss to Tacoma. Phelps now has six home runs in his last four games.


Games Played Tuesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Pounded by Tacoma 12-3

Josh Phelps was the man for the Redbirds with three home runs, all solo shots. Phelps now has six home runs in his last four games and 23 long balls this season.

Jon Jay made his Triple-A debut with a lone single in four at bats. He started in centerfield and hit out of the sixth hole. Tyler Greene reached base twice with a hit and a walk.

P.J. Walters was pounded for seven runs on seven hits including three home runs in just 4.2 innings. Matt Clement was touched for a run in 1.2 innings of relief. Matt Scherer was roughed up for four runs in his two innings of relief.


RECORD: 60-49, 2nd place, 4.0 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Lost to Arkansas 8-2

Starter Adam Ottavino was knocked around for eight runs on eight hits while making it only through three innings. He did face four batters in the fourth without recording an out.

The bullpen was excellent; Jon Mikrut and Adam Daniels combined to hurl five innings while allowing only three hits. Mikrut did allow an inherited runner to score.

Daryl Jones has to be happy to be out of Northwest Arkansas. During each of his at bats at Arvest Park, the Naturals played a Daryl Strawberry clip from the Simpsons to get the crowd chanting, "Daryl, Daryl". His pleasure of being out of Springdale showed on the field with a three-hit performance, falling a triple short of the cycle while driving in both of the Cardinals' runs. Jones hit his first Double-A home run, a solo shot, in the fourth.

Allen Craig singled twice and scored a run. Craig is now hitting .304.

The Cardinals have now lost five in a row.


RECORD: 19-19, 2nd place, 4.5 GB


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Rained Out

The game will be made up today, part of a double-header.

RECORD: 17-18, 4th place, 4.0 GB


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Rained Out

The series opener with West Michigan will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Game one will start at 6 PM with Jared Bradford taking the mound for the River Bandits. Ryan Kulik is scheduled to start game two.

RECORD: 20-17, 3rd place, 1.5 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Winners over Williamsport 6-4

The Muckdogs used a five-run fourth inning to gain the victory over the Crosscutters. Fredrick Parejo and Domnit Bolivar led the way with two-RBI singles in the inning.

Jon Edwards reached base three times with two singles and a walk. Shane Petersen walked and stole a base while Bolivar swiped two on the night.

Scott Gorgen picked up his second professional victory with five innings of one run baseball. The UC-Irvine product struck out four while allowing only three hits. Adam Reifer picked up his eleventh save with a one-run ninth.


RECORD: 23-16, 2nd place tie, 3.0 GB


Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Off Day

RECORD: 20-20, 4th place, 3.5 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Thrashed by the Marlins 14-0

It was an ugly day for the Cardinals with the Marlins pounding out 15 hits off of five hurlers. Starter Miguel Flores was charged with four runs on six hits in 3.2 innings. Zack Zuercher pitched 1.1 shutout innings while striking out two.

Ronald Russell's struggles continue. The young right-hander yielded three runs on four hits, a hit batter, and two walks in his two-inning outing. Christian Concepcion was down right dreadful. In just an inning, the 18 year old was charged with seven runs on only two hits but six walks and he hit a batter! His ERA is now 32.79.

Juan Mosquera singled twice and was the only Cardinal with multiple hits. Ryde Rodriguez doubled for the team's only extra base hit.


RECORD: 12-21, 5th place, 9.0 GB


VSL Cardinals (R) - Lost to the Mariners 5-4

Reliever Carlos Oraa gave up two runs in the bottom of the eighth and was charged with his third blown save of the season to go along with his second loss.

Alberto Rivero and Yorbel Alcala both singled twice to lead the offense. Jose Cortez picked up a triple and scored a run.


RECORD: 29-33, 5th place, 13.0 GB


DSL Cardinals (R) - Lost to the Phillies 11-9


RECORD: 17-35, Last Place, 13.5 GB




Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Scott Gorgen

Gorgen hurled five inning of one run baseball. The right-hander gave up only three hits while striking out four.




Minor League Player of the Day - Josh Phelps

The big first baseman was the Redbird offense, hitting three home runs on Tuesday night. Phelps now has six home runs in his last four games.


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