Games Played Saturday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to New Orleans 3-2
Matt Scherer took the loss for the ‘Birds, their third straight, giving up one run on four hits in two innings of work. Memphis starter P.J. Walters allowed two runs on three hits with five strikeouts over six innings. The Redbirds have lost each of the last three game Walters has started.
Josh Phelps, who has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, went 2-for-3 on the night, with two doubles and an RBI and run scored.
Brian Barton's eight-game hitting streak came to an end after a 0-for-5 night at the plate. Bryan Anderson is 2-for-27 in his last nine games.
Memphis sends Mitchell Boggs to the mound this afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 1:35 p.m.
RECORD: 64-56, 2nd Place, 6.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Lost to Corpus Christi 4-1
Starter Adam Ottavino turned in a rare quality start for him this season, but was the losing pitcher in a 4-1 loss to the Hooks on Saturday. Ottavino pitched six complete innings, giving up two runs on eight hits and a walk, while striking out four.
Not much offense Saturday, the Cardinals could only muster five hits. Third baseman Allen Craig did manage to drive in the one run for Springfield.
RECORD: 26-22, 2nd Place, 4.0 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Defeated Jupiter 3-1
The star of the game, leadoff man and left-fielder Tyler Henley, went 3-for-4 to include a home run, a double, and two runs scored, as the Cardinals defeated the Hammerheads 3-1.
Starter Tyler Herron got a no decision, after he pitched 5.1 innings, giving up just one run on three hits and three walks while striking out three. Davis Bilardello earned his 5th win with 2.1 shutout innings in relief, while Francisco Samuel picked up his 25th save for Palm Beach.
RECORD: 24-24, 4th Place, 4.5 GB
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) -
Starter Chuckie Fick turned in his third consecutive strong outing. The 22-year-old right-hander fired off seven innings while allowing just one run on five hits. He struck out six and walked one, over his last three appearances; Fick has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 20:1 and an ERA of 2.11 despite a 1-2 record.
Outfielder Jon Edwards led the offense going 2-for-4 with both of his hits leaving the park, as he drove in four runs and scored twice.
RECORD: 25-23, 3-way Tie for 3rd
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Shutout Brooklyn 2-0
Three Muckdogs pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout against Brooklyn on Saturday.
Starter Thomas Eager gave up just one hit and a walk in his five innings on the mound to pick up his third win for Batavia. George Brown & Adam Reifer combined for four shutout innings, with Reifer picking up his 14th save.
RECORD: 30-20, 2nd Place, 10.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Lost to Greenville 7-2
Starter Mike Blazek was tagged with the loss yesterday, after giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five.
First baseman Curt Smith continues to be a bright spot in the Cardinals lineup as Johnson City begins to fade away, now 5.5 games back in the standings. Smith went 2-for-4 with a double and is hitting .371 on the season.
RECORD: 26-25, 4th Place, 5.5 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - RAINED OUT
RECORD: 14-27, Last Place, 10.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 31-34, 5th Place, 13.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) - OFF DAY
RECORD: 23-32, Last Place, 12.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Thomas Eager
Pitched five shutout innings Saturday for Batavia, giving up just one hit and a walk.
Minor League Player of the Day - Jon Edwards
The Quad Cities hit two home runs, driving in four runs on the day to pace the River Bandits offense.
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