The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 09/02

In the hunt for a division title, Batavia got huge performances from starter Scott Gorgen and outfielder Shane Peterson. For Memphis, Springfield, and the Quad Cities, Labor Day was each team's last day of work for 2008.


Games Played Monday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Doubled up Oklahoma 4-2

Mitchell Boggs was tagged for a home run, his only one earned run in seven innings of work. Boggs struck out six and finishes his season at Memphis with a 9-3 record and a 3.45 ERA. Jason Motte picked up his ninth save.

D'Angelo Jimenez and Mark Johnson each collected two hits. Jimenez scored two runs while Johnson drove in two runs. Brendan Ryan added a double and an RBI.


RECORD: 75-67, 2nd place, 8.0 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Falls to Arkansas 3-2

The Travelers plated three runs off of relievers Josh Kinney and Fernando Salas in the eighth inning for the victory. The tandem wasted a fantastic start from Justin Fiske. The southpaw hurled 6.2 innings of shutout baseball.

Jim Rapoport singled three times and drove in a run. In the field, Rapoport recorded an outfield assist. Brandon Buckman recorded a single and a double.


RECORD: 40-30, 2nd place, 2.0 GB


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Regular Season Over

The Cardinals return to action on Tuesday matching up against Daytona in the first round of the FSL playoffs.

RECORD: 75-62 Overall, 1st place


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Lost to Wisconsin 5-0

The River Bandits managed only one hit, a single by Domnit Bolivar. Timber Rattlers starter Michael Pineda went the distance while striking out 14.

Jameson Maj was tagged with the loss after allowing two runs in 3.2 innings. Scott McGregor was charged with three runs, two earned, in three innings of relief.


RECORD: 35-35, 4th place tie, 8.5 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Spiked State College 13-0

If a statement needed to be made about this New York-Penn League race, Batavia made it loud and clear on Labor Day. The Muckdogs were all over the Spikes as Batavia marches toward a playoff berth.

Shane Peterson got things going in the first inning with a two-run home run, his first since turning professional. Peterson would later double in the game. Colt Sedbrook led the offense with three hits and an RBI.

Back in the lineup for the Muckdogs, Jermaine Curtis singled, doubled, and drove in two runs. Chris Swauger added a two-run home run, his sixth of the season, in the seventh inning.

Scott Gorgen spun five shutout innings while allowing only two hits. Miguel Tapia hurled three innings of one hit relief.


RECORD: 43-26, 1st place, 1.5 GB


Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Season Over

RECORD: 40-25, 2nd place, 0.5 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Season Over

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, 15.0 GB




Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Scott Gorgen

With his team in the thick of the playoff race, Gorgen was spectacular in five shutout innings. The right-hander is now 4-2 with a 2.55 ERA.



Minor League Player of the Day - Shane Peterson

The 2008 second round pick hit his first home run of the season to begin the onslaught in Batavia's lopsided victory on Monday. In his last seven games, he has four multi-hit games.


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