Gulf Coast League Cardinals Report: 08/25/08

It has been a long, rough season for the St. Louis Cardinals' entrant in the Gulf Coast League.



It was a wet and sorrowful week as the boys in the back lots of Roger Dean Stadium. The Gulf Coast League Cardinals came off a nine game losing streak and saw three games canceled due to the torrential downfalls in Florida. 


The Cardinals finally got a win in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday, beating the Nationals 9-8.  The team now stands at 16-37 with only two games to play.


On the Move


Ryde Rodriguez was promoted on July 20th Johnson City.  The 20-year-old was pacing the team in batting average, hits, and RBIs.  Along with Rodriguez, the slick-fielding Yunier Castillo took his glove to the Appalachian League.   


Audris Perez was promoted to the States after hitting .322 for the Cardinals' DSL team.  Joining Perez in the U.S. was pitcher Angel Cruz.  


Who's Hot 


Juan Castillo is hitting .360 over his last nine games.  In Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Devin Shepherd collected five hits. 


Gulf Coast League


With their record of 16-37, the Cardinals are in last place, 15.0 games back, in the East Division.


The Cardinals rank 15th out of 16 teams in team batting average and slugging percentage.  On the pitching side, the Cardinals' 5.62 ERA is the worst in the GCL.  Next on the list, the Orioles, better the Cardinals by nearly a run.  The team also ranks last in saves and shutouts while ranking next to last in WHIP and strikeouts.


Up Next


The Cardinals face off against the Mets on Monday before ending their season at the Dodgers on Wednesday. 



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