The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/21

It was a wet day in Florida costing the Florida teams action. Two more teams were scheduled to be off, the Quad Cities and Batavia. Jose Martinez looked like the player many expected while a very young Charllan Jimenez was fantastic for the DSL team.


Games Played Wednesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to Omaha 7-6

The Royals got to starter P.J. Walters for five runs in 5.1 innings. Randy Flores was charged with the loss after allowing a run in two-thirds of an inning.

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.

Starter Adam Ottavino scattered nine hits that led to four runs in five innings of work. Jon Mikrut chipped in two shutout innings of relief.

In his Double-A debut, Brett Wallace had a double in four at bats. Donovan Solano singled and doubled to push his average to .339 since being promoted.

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.

Luis Mateo continues to punish Appy League pitching with three more hits including his first home run. Jack Cawley reached base three times with two hits and a walk as did Edgar Lara.


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

The A's avoided the sweep by coming up with four runs in the top of the seventh. Pedro Pena was charged with the loss after giving up all four runs. Michael Avila doubled twice.

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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