The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 09/04

Palm Beach jumped out to a commanding lead but the rain took away the team's momentum in Game One of the Florida State League Playoffs. With a chance to clinch a playoff spot, Batavia could not overcome an early deficit.


Games Played


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Lost to Daytona 10-9


The Atlantic Ocean storms continue to play havoc on the FSL playoffs. After having Tuesday night's action lost, the rain brought another delay on this night.

After jumping out to a commanding lead during the washed away game the previous night, the Cardinals did the same on Wednesday, leading 8-3 after seven innings. The skies would open and the start of the eighth inning would be delayed and the rain would wash way Palm Beach's momentum.

The Cubs would rally with six unearned runs off of reliever Pete Parise in the top of the eighth. In the inning, Daytona would be helped by two errors and a passed ball. After the Cards were unable to score in the bottom of the inning, the Cubs' Russ Canzler homered to extend the visitors' lead to two runs in the top of the ninth.

Reliever Michael Cooper got two quick outs in the bottom of the ninth and would then have Matt Arburr down two balls, two strikes. Arburr was not ready for his night to end and he deposited Cooper's pitch over the left-field wall. After a pitching change, Luke Gorsett would walk but Brian Cartie would then ground out to end the game.

Starter Nick Additon experienced his shakiest start since joining Palm Beach but still put together a solid outing. In five innings of work, the Cubs plated two runs on seven hits off the southpaw. Casey Mulligan would follow with 1.2 innings of relief. Sam Freeman struck out the only batter he faced.

Gorsett doubled twice, drew two walks, and drove in three runs. Antonio DeJesus singled, tripled, and scored a run. Oliver Marmol singled twice and stole a base.




Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Falls to Jamestown 7-2

With a victory, Batavia would have wrapped up a playoff spot but the Jammers had different plans. Jamestown jumped out to a big lead with a five-run first.

Joshua Hester had a not-so-happy birthday. The right-hander, who turned 23 on Wednesday, was charged with seven runs, four earned, in 2.1 innings. The bullpen was superb with 5.2 shutout innings.

Frederick Parejo singled three times and drove in a run. After a huge night on Tuesday, Jermaine Curtis chipped in two more hits.

Shane Peterson continued his hot-streak with two more hits, an RBI, and a run scored. It was a rough night for Colt Sedbrook. The former Arizona Wildcat went hitless in four at bats and made two errors.


RECORD: 44-27, 1st place, 1.5 GB


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Season Over

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


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) -

RECORD: 76-64 overall, 2nd place in first and second half


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) -

RECORD: 68-66 overall, 4th place in first and second half


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 - Nick Additon

In the biggest game of his professional career, Additon put together five solid innings of two-run baseball.



Minor League Player of the Day - Luke Gorsett

It has been a disappointing year for the former Nebraska Cornhusker but Gorsett made a fresh start in Game 1 of the FSL playoffs. Gorsett reached base four times on the night and drove in three runs.


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