The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 06/09

Quad Cities' infielder Alex Castellanos extended his hitting streak to 14 with a leadoff single in the first, marking the longest streak by a River Bandits player this year and the longest current stretch by a Midwest Leaguer. The infielder from Miami is batting .404 with eight extra-base hits, 13 runs scored and seven stolen bases during the streak.

 

Games Played Monday, June 8th

 

Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Lost to New Orleans 2-1

The game was decided in the sixth inning when the Zephyrs scratched out a pair of runs in their half of the inning thanks to four straight singles. Redbirds starter P.J. Walters left after issuing a walk to load the bases with no outs. However, reliever Matt Scherer pitched out of the bases loaded jam to limit the damage. Jarrett Hoffpauir's solo home run in the bottom of the sixth cut the lead to one but Tim Wood and Nate Field combined to toss three scoreless innings to secure the victory.

Memphis starter P.J. Walters dropped his fourth straight decision allowing two runs on eight hits with six strikeouts over five-plus innings.

BRETT WALLACE WATCH: Pinch hit, 0-for-1

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),

PRESS RELEASE: 'Birds offense falters in 2-1 loss to Zephyrs

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 30-28, 2nd Place, 3.0 GB - PCL American North Division

 

Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Lost to Corpus Christi 6-3

The Springfield Cardinals dropped their first home series this season, as the Corpus Christi Hooks picked up a 6-3 win on Monday night, giving them two of three in the series at Hammons Field.

Starter David Kopp was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on three hits and five walks, while striking out three, through his five innings on the mound.

Steven Hill helped lead the offense going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a base on balls and Antonio DeJesus hit his first home run of the season.

TOP 40 PROSPECTS: Daryl Jones (#5), Pete Kozma (#12), Lance Lynn (#18), Francisco Samuel (#19), Steven Hill (#29), and David Kopp (#34)

PRESS RELEASE: Hooks Take Two of Three with 6-3 Win

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 31-24, 1st Place - Texas League North Division

 

Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Lost to Clearwater 9-0

The Clearwater Threshers even the series at one game each in the four-game set as they shutout the Cardinals 9-0.

Starter Brian Broderick suffered the loss, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out five through his six innings on the mound.

Not much offense Monday night, leadoff man Adron Chambers had the only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4)

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

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 23-34, Last Place, 13.0 GB - FSL South Division

 

Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Lost to Clinton 16-2

The River Bandits suffered their worst defeat of the season Monday night, losing to Clinton 16-2.

Alex Castellanos extended his hitting streak to 14 with a leadoff single in the first, marking the longest streak by a River Bandits player this year and the longest current stretch by a Midwest Leaguer. The infielder from Miami is batting .404 with eight extra-base hits, 13 runs scored and seven stolen bases during the streak.

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

PRESS RELEASE: BANDITS PACK PARK WITH 7,056; MOST SINCE RENOVATION

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 25-31, Tied for 7th Place, 9.5 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 - P.J. Walters

Gave up only two runs over six innings, just wasn't good enough to pick up a win.

 

 

Minor League Player of the Day - Alex Castellanos

Alex extended his hitting streak to 14 games last night.

 

 

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