The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/20

In a match up of the top two teams in the Texas League North, Springfield was doubled up by Northwest Arkansas. Mark Shorey did all he could for his Springfield team, collecting four hits in a losing cause. In the Appalachian League, Scott McGregor continues his dominance since joining Johnson City.


Games Played Tuesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to Albuquerque 4-3

Reliever Kelvin Jimenez could not hold a one run lead in the bottom of the eighth and was charged with his fifth loss of the season. In his second Triple-A start, Jess Todd deserved the victory with six innings of two-run baseball. The 22 year old struck out six while allowing a walk and home run to former Redbird Tagg Bozied.

The red-hot David Freese added two more hits and three more RBIs and now has 83 runs batted in on the year. Josh Phelps added a single and a double.


RECORD: 69-61, 2nd place, 8.0 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Fell to NWA 8-4

In a first place showdown, the hometown Naturals won their fifth straight against the visiting Cardinals. Springfield didn't help its cause with five errors.

The Cardinals held a 3-1 advantage going into the bottom of the fourth when the home team put five unearned runs on the board.

Starter Brad Furnish hurled five innings, allowing six runs but none of them were earned. Josh Dew added two shutout innings of relief.

Mark Shorey led the offense with four hits in five at bats. Jose Martinez had two hits and two RBIs. Martinez now has 67 RBIs this season.

With two more hits on Tuesday night, Daryl Jones is hitting .301/.474/.507 in 23 games for Springfield.


RECORD: 32-25, 2nd place, 1.0 GB


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Off Day

There were no games scheduled in the Florida State League.

RECORD: 28-27, 4th place, 4.0 GB


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Lost to Burlington 5-1

The River Bandits' offensive woes continue. The team had only five hits with Francisco Rivera collecting two of them. Domnit Bolivar had a hit and is hitting .312 since July 1.

J.D. Stambaugh was charged with the loss. Reliever Kenny Maiques was tagged for two runs in only 1.1 innings of work.


RECORD: 29-29, 4th place tie, 7.5 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - NY-Penn All-Star Game

The NL All-Stars notched a 4-3 victory over the AL representatives. Muckdog pitcher Adam Reifer picked up the win with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning. Arquimedes Nieto added a shutout inning.

Colt Sedbrook led off but went hitless in two at bats. Charlie Cutler drew a walk and scored a run. Frederick Parejo hit a solo home run.


RECORD: 35-23, 1st place


Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Winners over Bluefield 8-1

Designated hitter Rickey Noland hit a two-run home run in the second inning to start the scoring. Osvaldo Morales hit a two-run shot of his own in a three-run fourth and then the bullpen held on for the victory.

Scott McGregor continues to dominate Appy League hitters with five shutout innings. David Carpenter allowed a solo home run.

Luis Mateo singled three times and stole his seventh base. Nico Vasquez and Jack Cawley had two hits each.


RECORD: 33-27, 2nd place, 5.0 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Rained Out

RECORD: 15-33, 5th place, 14.0 GB


VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over

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


DSL Cardinals (R) - Day Off

The Cardinals have only four games left.

RECORD: 26-35, 4th place, 14.0 GB




Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Scott McGregor

The former Memphis Tiger struck out five in five shutout innings on Tuesday night. Since being promoted to Johnson City, McGregor is 4-0 with a 0.33 ERA.




Minor League Player of the Day - Mark Shorey

Even though his team did not win in the match up involving the top teams in the Texas League North, Shorey did all he could for a win. In five at bats, he had four hits and a run scored.


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