The Cardinals Minor League Notebooks 06/04

Tyler Norrick struck out five batters in two innings Wednesday night to pick up the win in Springfields victory 12-5 over San Antonio.


Games Played – Wednesday, June 3rd


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to Oklahoma 10-4

Shortstop and leadoff man Tyler Greene went 3-for-5 with a run scored and Joe Mather finally hit his first home run on the season, going 2-for-4 last night, but it wasn't enough as the Redhawks pounded the Redbirds 10-4.

Starter P.J. Walters was tagged with the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk, through five complete innings, while striking out five.

BRETT WALLACE WATCH: Brett had another 0-for night, going 0-for-4.

TOP 40 PROSPECTS: Brett Wallace (#2), Bryan Anderson (#3), Jess Todd (#4), Jon Jay (#10), Clayton Mortensen (#11), Adam Ottavino (#13), Allen Craig (#14) and P.J. Walters (#23),

OKC PRESS RELEASE: Streak Slammed: RedHawks roll in 10-4 win


RECORD: 28-25, 2nd Place, 1.5 GB - PCL American North Division


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Defeated San Antonio 12-5

The Cardinals fired off 16 hits en-route to a 12-5 win over San Antonio Wednesday night. Leadoff man Daryl Jones reached base four times, going 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored, as a matter of fact, the top four in the lineup; Daryl Jones, Donovan Solano, Daniel Descalso & Curt Smith each, scored twice.

Reliever Tyler Norrick, who earned the win, was brilliant in relief. The left-hander walked one over two scoreless innings, striking out five men along the way.

PETE KOZMA WATCH: Kozma hit his first Double-A homer in the bottom of the eighth, going 2-for-5 on the night with two runs scored and two RBIs.

TOP 40 PROSPECTS: Daryl Jones (#5), Pete Kozma (#12), Lance Lynn (#18), Francisco Samuel (#19), Tyler Herron (#25), and Steven Hill (#29).

PRESS RELEASE: Cards Open Homestand with 12-5 Win


RECORD: 29-21, 1st Place - Texas League North Division


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Lost to Dunedin 9-5

It was a battle between two last place teams in the FSL, and despite outhitting the Blue Jays 12-11 and scoring the first two runs of the game in the top of the second, the Cardinals couldn't overcome a six run assault by Dunedin in the bottom of the second as they lose the first game of a four-game set to the Jays.

First baseman Francisco Rivera was among four players to have a multi-hit game. Rivera went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored.

Starter Brian Broderick didn't make it out of the third inning after giving up eight earned runs on 11 hits and a walk, to suffer his fourth loss of the season to go with his five wins.

TOP 40 PROSPECTS: Richard Castillo (#15), Nick Additon (#21), Adam Reifer (#22), Shaun Garceau (#28), David Kopp (#34) and Curt Smith (#39).


RECORD: 21-31, Last Place, 11.5 GB - FSL South Division


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - NIGHT OFF

INJURY UPDATES: Injury Report: OF Jon Edwards was placed on the DL on 5/23 after suffering a pulled quad while legging out an infield single the day before. LHP Jonny Bravo was placed on the DL on 5/21, retroactive to 5/19, after experiencing left shoulder soreness while warming up in the bullpen on 5/20. He is currently rehabbing at the Cardinals complex in Florida. C Blake Murphy (right elbow) started the season on the DL before appearing in three ballgames in late April— going 2-for-7 with two RBI—but returned the DL on 4/30 after his only defensive action on 4/23. He is currently at the Cardinals complex in Florida.

TOP 40 PROSPECTS: Niko Vasquez (#16), Jon Edwards (#32), Arquimedes Nieto (#38) and Ryde Rodriguez (#40)

RECORD: 24-27, 5th Place, 8.5 GB - MID Western Division


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - The Muckdogs will begin the defense of their NYPL Championship Title on June 19th when they host Auburn at home.

Johnson City Cardinals (R) - The Cardinals will open the season on the road in Kingsport on Tuesday, June 23rd. The Cardinals will play a three game series with the Mets before the action comes to Howard Johnson Field on Friday, June 26th when the Cardinals play host to the Burlington Royals in the 2009 home opener.

Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - The GCL Cardinals open their season on June 23 vs. the GCL Marlins.

Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Tyler Norrick

On in relief, the SIU Alumni struck out five batters in two innings to pick up the win for the Springfield Cardinals Wednesday night.



Minor League Player of the Day - Daryl Jones

The five-tool outfielder had another big night at the plate, reaching base four times, going 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored.



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