The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 06/10

The Quad Cities River Bandits avoided a sweep, while Memphis and Palm Beach take losses and Blake King & Jarrett Hoffpauir take home our daily "Pitcher & Player of the Day" honors.


Games Played Tuesday, June 9th


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) -

New Orleans hit three home runs on their way to earning a series split with a 9-5 win over Memphis Tuesday night at AutoZone Park.

The Zephyrs scored two runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to take control of the game. New Orleans tacked on three more runs in the ninth to defeat the Redbirds 9-5. Jarrett Hoffpauir supplied all the Memphis offense with two home runs. The ‘Birds second baseman hit a three-run shot in the seventh and a two-run blast in the ninth.

Memphis starter Evan MacLane took the loss giving up four runs, two earned, on seven hits across five innings.

BRETT WALLACE WATCH: Brett went 0-for-2, reached base twice via the walk and scored a run.

TYLER GREENE WATCH: In Memphis on a rehab assignment, Greene went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored but made two errors.

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 dominated in 9-5 loss to New Orleans


RECORD: 30-29, 2nd Place, 3.5 GB - PCL American North Division


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Day Off

The first place Springfield Cardinals had the day off Tuesday and will begin a four-game set at Tulsa tonight at 7:05 PM CT with Trey Hearne (4-1) taking the mound.

The Cardinals hold a two-game lead over Tulsa in the Texas League North Division standings.

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

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


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Lost to Clearwater 3-1

The Cardinals lost their second straight game to Clearwater, losing 3-1 Tuesday.

Blake King, on in relief of starter Nick Additon was very impressive in his 3.1 shutout innings on the mound, striking out seven batters and lowering his season ERA to just 1.08.

The Cardinals had six hits but could only muster up one run as they sink deeper into the bottom of the standings.

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


RECORD: FSL South Division


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Winners 7-3 over Clinton

The Bandits avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the LumberKings Tuesday night with a 7-3 win over Clinton.

Quad Cities starter Hector Cardenas tossed five solid innings to earn the win, allowing two runs on six hits while fanning three. After giving up a single run in each of the first two frames, the Dominican left-hander blanked the LumberKings over the next three innings while recording all nine of those outs on groundballs (7) and strikeouts (2).

Homers by from Alex Castellanos, his third and Jared Bogany, his first, help lead the offense Tuesday night.

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

PRESS RELEASE: Bandits avoid Sweep


RECORD: 26-31, 6th 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 - Blake King

King struck out seven batters in 3.1 innings Tuesday to lower his ERA on the season down to 1.08.



Minor League Player of the Day - Jarrett Hoffpauir

Hoffpauir hit two home runs driving in all five of Memphis' runs on Tuesday night as the Redbirds fell to the Zephyrs 9-5.



© 2009 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.


The Cardinal Nation Top Stories