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.
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.
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
RECORD: 29-29, 4th place tie, 7.5 GB
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - NY-Penn All-Star Game
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.
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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