Games Played Wednesday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to Omaha 7-6
Josh Phelps hit his 30th home run of the season, a three-run shot, in the third inning to give the Redbirds the lead. Phelps now has 96 RBIs on the season. Nick Stavinoha hit his 16th of the year and is hitting .336 with 73 RBIs.
RECORD: 69-62, 2nd place, 8.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Falls to NWA 6-5
The Cardinals seemed poised to end their losing streak against the host team with a 5-4 lead entering the bottom of the eighth. On the hill for Springfield was Luis Perdomo to bridge the gap to closer Fernando Salas. But it wasn't to be as the Naturals connected for two solo home runs off of Perdomo to take a two-game lead in the Texas League North.
Jose Martinez had three doubles and scored a run for the Cardinals. The 22 year old has now hit in 10 straight games including five multi-hit games during that stretch.
Daryl Jones led off the game with his fourth Double-A home run and extended his hitting streak to seven games.
RECORD: 32-26, 2nd Place, 2.0 GB
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - RAINED OUT
RECORD: 28-27, 4th place, 4.0 GB
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - OFF DAY
RECORD: 29-29, 4th place tie, 7.5 GB
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - All-Star Break
RECORD: 35-23, 1st place
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Lost at Bluefield 7-6
The Cardinals scored two runs in the top of the eighth to force extra innings. In the bottom of the tenth, Rodolfo Cardona hit a walk off home run off of JC reliever Joel Pirchardo for the Orioles' victory.
RECORD: 33-28, 2nd place, 6.0 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) - Split a Double-Header
GAME ONE: Doubled up the A's (2) 2-1
In a game scheduled for seven innings, the Cardinals scored in the bottom of the 12th for the victory. Jorge Lopez had two hits and was the only Cardinal with multiple hits in the game.
Four pitchers combined on the six-hitter. Alejandro Pinard picked up the victory.
GAME TWO: DSL Cardinals – Fall to the A's (2) 4-3
Both games were scheduled for seven innings.
RECORD: 27-36, 4th place, 13.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Charllan Jimenez
The 18 year old spun six innings of one hit baseball though he would not factor in the decision.
Minor League Player of the Day - Jose Martinez
Though it came in a losing effort, Martinez looked like the player many expected. He collected three doubles to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
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