Games Played Tuesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Winners over Round Rock 7-4
After two seasons and 18 starts, Blake Hawksworth earned his first win at home Tuesday night as the Redbirds beat Round Rock 7-4 at AutoZone Park. Hawksworth pitched five solid innings, giving up just two runs. Randy Flores threw a shutout inning.
Nick Stavinoha fell a triple short of the cycle, drove in three and scored three runs. His home run was his 15th of the season and his average now sits at .350. Jarrett Hoffpauir had three hits and drove in two runs. Bryan Anderson had two hits and is now hitting .295.
RECORD: 65-58, 2nd place, 5.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Day Off
No games were played in the Texas League.
RECORD: 27-23, 2nd place, 5.0 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Rained Out
RECORD: 26-24, 4th place, 2.5 GB
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Falls to Clinton 4-2
RECORD: 27-24, 4th place, 4.0 GB
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Winners over Tri-City 3-2
With two on and two out in the ninth, Beau Riportella ripped a two-run double to left to drive in two and give the Muckdogs the lead. Adam Reifer came in and closed down the ninth to pick up his 15th save.
Riportella finished the night with two hits and three RBIs. Charlie Cutler had two hits pushing his average up to .260.
RECORD: 31-25, 2nd place, 2.5 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Bombed Greeneville 19-8
The Cardinals were helped by nine Astros' errors. Curt Smith is positioning himself for a promotion with three more hits to raise his average to a spectacular .387. Also, Smith drove in three more runs and now has 44 RBIs in 42 games.
Alex Castellanos had two hits and scored five runs. Paul Cruz had a double, drew three walks, and scored four runs.
Matt Frevert picked up his third win after hurling 1.1 shutout innings.
RECORD: 29-25, 4th place, 4.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Fell to the Dodgers 4-3
Reliever Chris Notti was tagged for two runs in the bottom of the ninth as the Cardinals drop another victory. Notti was dominant at times, striking out five in 3.1 innings. Anthony Ferrara had trouble commanding the strike zone, walking four in his five-inning start.
"The King" Steven Hill started his rehab assignment. The 2007 draft pick went hitless in four at bats including two strikeouts.
RECORD: 15-28, 5th place, 11.5 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 31-34, 5th Place, 13.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) - No Report
RECORD: 23-33, Last Place, 14.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Blake Hawksworth
It has been a disappointing season for the player who was once one considered one of the top prospects in the system. On Tuesday, "Hawks" put in another solid start with five innings of two-run baseball.
Minor League Player of the Day - Nick Stavinoha
The former Bayou Bengal continues to torment Pacific Coast League pitching with three more hits and three more RBIs.
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