The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/28

Two southpaws, Nick Additon and Justin Fiske, hurled gems for their respective teams. Donovan Solano picked the ideal time to hit his first Double-A home run.


Games Played Wednesday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Winners over Iowa 6-4

Down 4-0 and having a perfect game pitched against them going into the fifth, things were beginning to look grim for the Redbirds. But David Freese led off the inning with a double and would later score on Jarrett Hoffpauir's third home run of the season.

Memphis used five hits to score four runs in the sixth inning to claim the victory.

Mitchell Boggs was charged with four runs in five innings of work. The trio of Ron Flores, Kelvin Jimenez, and Jason Motte combined for four innings of one hit ball. Motte struck out two in the ninth to pick up his seventh save.


RECORD: 73-64, 2nd place, 7.0 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Winners over Tulsa 5-3

With the score knotted at one in the bottom of the sixth, Donovan Solano stepped to the plate with two on and two out. The 20-year-old decided it would be the perfect time to hit his first Double-A home run. Solano parked the Josh Hall pitch over the left field wall to score Andrew Brown and Brett Wallace.

Justin Fiske spun six innings of one run baseball while striking out five. Fiske is now 4-0 with a 3.29 ERA.

The rehabbing Josh Kinney struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief. Marco Gonzalez was charged with two runs in only a third of an inning. Fernando Salas pitched 1.2 innings to pick up his 25th save.

Brett Wallace singled and has a hit in each of his eight Texas League games. Mark Shorey had two hits to raise his average to .304.


RECORD: 38-27, 2nd place, 1.0 GB


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Split a Double Header

GAME ONE: Tops St. Lucie 9-1

Nick Additon continues to cement himself as one of the most intriguing arms in the system. The 20 year old hurled six innings while the Mets managed only one unearned run off the southpaw. He is now 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA since being promoted to the Florida State League.

Mike Folli led the way with two hits, two RBIs, and he scored three runs. Matt Arburr doubled twice and scored two runs. Pete Kozma went hitless but did contribute two RBI sac flys.

GAME TWO: Palm Beach – Lost to St. Lucie 2-1

In the nightcap, the Cardinals and Mets managed only two hits apiece. Wayne Daman gave up a two-run home run to Brahiam Maldonado in the fifth inning that proved to be the game winner for St. Lucie.

Antonio DeJesus had a hit and scored the team's only run. DeJesus finished the night with three hits and is hitting .329 in the month of August.

Both games were seven innings.



RECORD: 32-31, 4th place, 5.5 GB


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Lost to Burlington 4-3

Jameson Maj was charged with his second loss after the Bees plated four runs in 4.2 innings on the right-hander. Scott McGregor pitched 2.1 shutout innings of relief.

Adron Chambers singled twice and scored two runs. Francisco Rivera reached base three times with two hits and a walk. Curt Smith drove in two runs and now has eight RBIs in his first seven games for the River Bandits.


RECORD: 32-32, 4th place, 8.5 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Rained Out

The game against Mahoning Valley will not be made up.

RECORD: 39-25, 2nd place, 1.0 GB


Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Season Over

RECORD: 36-30, 2nd place, 5.0 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Doubled up the Dodgers 4-2

It has been a long, dreadful short-season for the GCL team but at least the team went out with a victory.

The rehabbing Colby Rasmus reached base three times with a single, a double, and a walk. Devin Shepherd singled and scored a run.

Starter Kevin Siegrist hurled three shutout innings. Anthony Ferarra struck out five in three scoreless innings. Adam Prange logged his third save.

The struggles of Gary Daley continued on this last day of the schedule. Daley was only able to record one out before exiting after walking three that led to him being charged with two runs.


RECORD: 17-38, 5th place, 16.0 GB


VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over

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


DSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over

RECORD: 27-39, Last Place, 15 GB




Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Justin Fiske

Though Nick Additon hurled a gem as well, Fiske's victory kept Springfield on the heels of first place Northwest Arkansas. Fiske gave up only one run in six innings while striking out five.



Minor League Player of the Day - Donovan Solano

With two on and two out in the sixth inning, Solano hit his first home run for Springfield that proved to be the game winner.


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