The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/12

Casey Rowlett led the charge in Springfield's extra-inning victory. Though he did not factor in the decision, Shaun Garceau provided Palm Beach with another solid outing.


Games Played Monday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to New Orleans 3-2

Pitcher Adam Wainwright made his second rehab start in Memphis, experiencing better results this time out. In three innings, the Georgia native was charged with two runs on four hits while striking out two.

Jon Jay singled, doubled, and drove in a run. The former Hurricane is hitting .360 since joining Memphis. Nick Stavinoha singled twice to raise his average to .347.

Clayton Mortensen was tagged with the loss after giving up a run in 3.1 innings. Mark Worrell struck out four in 1.2 scoreless innings.


RECORD: 64-58, 2nd place, 6.0 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Tops Corpus Christi 4-3

Casey Rowlett singled with singled with two outs in the top of the 11th and came around to score on a Donovan Solano double to put the Cardinals up by a run. Luis Perdoma got three flyballs in the bottom of the inning to pick up the win.

Rowlett recorded four hits for the Cardinals out of the leadoff spot. Solano had three hits and drove in a pair. Mark Shorey had a hit and an RBI. Shorey now has 63 RBIs on the season.

After a string of superb starts, Justin Fiske had trouble with his control. The southpaw walked six that led to three runs in 4.1 innings. Luke Gregerson hurled 2.2 shutout innings. Fernando Salas struck out five in his two innings of relief.


RECORD: 28-23, 2nd place, 5.0 GB


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Winners over St. Lucie 5-1

With two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth, Daniel Descalso stepped to the plate and put a Emary Frederick pitch over the wall for a Grand Slam and a Cardinal win. Luke Gorsett added three hits, threw out a base runner, and stole a base. Paul Vasquez added three hits as well.

Pete Parise threw a shutout inning to pick up his first Florida State League win. Davis Bilardello got two outs in the bottom of the ninth but then put two runners on so he made way for Francisco Samuel. The 21-year-old got the final out to record his 26th save.

Shaun Garceau continues to contribute solid outings for the Redbirds. The 20-year-old allowed one run on four hits while striking out seven in seven innings of work.


RECORD: 26-24, 4th place, 2.5 GB


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Winners over Clinton 4-2

The River Bandits ran into a buzz saw in the form of former first round pick, Michael Main. Going into Monday's action, the 19 year old had posted a 1.52 ERA in five starts for the Lumberkings.

Domnit Bolivar put the Bandits on the board in the third inning with a two-run home run. Jon Edwards reached base twice with a single and a walk.

Emergency starter Jared Bradford was solid spinning five innings of two run baseball. He now has two wins and a 3.64 ERA. In his full season debut, Jameson Maj struck out four hitters in four shutout innings to pick up the save.

Maj was the 53rd player to see action for the River Bandits this season.


RECORD: 27-23, 3rd place, 3.5 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Falls to Brooklyn 2-1

The Muckdogs managed only five hits and none for extra bases while striking out 14 times as a team. Xavier Scruggs had a hit, a walk, and scored the team's only run. Jairo Martinez drove in Scruggs in the second.

Zachary Pitts went four innings and was charged with the loss after allowing two runs in the first. Arquimedes Nieto struck out four in three hitless innings.


RECORD: 30-22, 2nd place tie, 3.5 GB


Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Winners over Greeneville 7-2

Joey Hage put together a four hit night to lead the Cardinals. Curt Smith continues to punish Appy League hitting with three more hits and two more RBIs. Jack Cawley singled twice to push his average to .333.

Starter Kevin Thomas allowed two runs in his five-inning appearance to pick up his second win. Thomas' ERA stands at 1.29 in 28 innings at JC. Reynier Gonzalez picked up his first save after throwing four hitless innings and striking out six.


RECORD: 28-25, 4th place, 5.0 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Day Off

RECORD: 15-27, 5th place, 10.5 GB


VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over

RECORD: 31-34, 5th Place, 13.5 GB


DSL Cardinals (R) - Lost to the Mariners 11-3

Wader Perez and Audris Perez each singled, doubled, and scored a run. Perez is now hitting .324.

Keury Herrara picked up the loss after allowing four runs in three innings. Unfortunately, none of the runs were earned.


RECORD: 23-33, 5th place, 14.0 GB




Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Shaun Garceau

The 20 year old lowered his ERA to 3.14 after spinning seven innings of one run baseball for Palm Beach. Garceau struck out seven and only gave up four hits



Minor League Player of the Day - Casey Rowlett

In the extra-inning affair, Springfield's Rowlett contributed four hits as well as scoring the game winning run in the top of the 11th.


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