The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 06/06

All-Star Charles Cutler leads Quad Cities' attack over Burlington Friday night


Games Played Friday, June 5th


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to Oklahoma 8-0

For the fifth time this season and the second game in a row, the Memphis Redbirds were shutout, this time by Oklahoma 8-0, as Memphis starter Adam Ottavino loses his seventh game and is still looking for his first win this season.

Ottavino didn't make it out of the second inning, giving up seven runs on four hits, including a home run and four walks, to get hung with another loss. One has to wonder how much longer the Cardinals will stick with this former first round draft pick.

BRETT WALLACE WATCH: Went 1-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Redhawks.

ROSTER MOVE: Shortstop Tyler Greene was promoted to St. Louis.

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

OKC PRESS RELEASE: Back-to-Back Blanks: OKC shutouts Memphis again


RECORD: 28-27, 2nd Place, 2.5 GB - PCL American North Division


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Winners 5-3 over San Antonio

Fan favorite Steven Hill came through with a game winning hit Friday night as the Cardinals take two of three from the San Antonio Missions.

Pete Parise earned the win in relief, despite allowing the game-tying home run while Francisco Samuel picked up his 12th save on the season, with a scoreless frame in the ninth.

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

PRESS RELEASE: Cards Take Series with 5-3 Win


RECORD: 30-22, 1st Place - Texas League North Division


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Lost to Dunedin 4-2

The Cardinals lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays for the third straight game and will try to salvage the final game of a four-game set tonight.

Starter Richard Castillo suffered his sixth loss of the season and he's also is still looking for his first win in the 09 campaign.

Leadoff man and outfielder Adron Chambers went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, reached base via a walk and also threw out a runner at home, to cap a very nice game for the former Pensacola Junior College standout.

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


RECORD: 21-33, Last Place, 13.5 GB - FSL South Division


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Winners 7-5 over Burlington

Quad Cities' lone All-Star Charlie Cutler went 4-for-4 with a home run Friday night, while infielder Alex Castellanos extended his hitting streak to a team-high 11 games and scored the game-winning run as River Bandits stung the Bees with a 7-5 win.

Reliever Joel Pichardo earned his first win for Quad Cities with a scoreless eighth and David Carpenter picked up the save. Starter Arquimedes Nieto overcame two early runs to toss six strong innings, retiring the last 11 batters he faced.

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



RECORD: 25-28, 5th Place, 7.5 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 - Arquimedes Nieto

Nieto didn't factor into the decision for Quad Cities, but after giving up two early runs he settled down and tossed six scoreless frames to give the Bandits the chance for their comeback win.



Minor League Player of the Day - Charles Cutler

The All-Star had a big night at the plate, going 4-for-4 including a home run to lead Quad Cities to a big win over the Burlington Bees.



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