Games Played Tuesday, June 23rd
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Winners 6-3 over Iowa
After not scoring in two consecutive games the Redbirds offense finally woke up in the third inning with the club scoring four runs. Shane Robinson led off with a solo home run to left field, his second on the season and Jarrett Hoffpauir followed with a triple to center before scoring on Nick Stavinoha's sacrifice fly. After a Brett Wallace single Brian Barden capped the rally with a two-run blast, his first home run for Memphis. Barden and Hoffpauir each had three hits to pace the ‘Birds 14-hit attack.
Starter Mitchell Boggs earned his third win for Memphis having a solid outing up until his final two batters faced. Cory Aldridge and Mario Lisson hammered back-to-back home runs to end Boggs' night. The winning pitcher fanned five Royals and allowed three runs on seven hits. Matt Scherer and Royce Ring both came in to hold for the 'Birds while closer Jess Todd sealed the deal with a 1-2-3, two-strikeout ninth inning to grab his 14th save of the year.
BRETT WALLACE WATCH: 1-for-4 with a run score
RECORD: 33-38, 3rd Place, 7.5 GB - PCL American North Division
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Winners 5-2 over Arkansas
The Springfield Cardinals set themselves up for a winner-take-all game with the Tulsa Drillers, defeating the Arkansas Travelers by a score of 5-2 on Tuesday night at Hammons Field. After 70 games and a half-season, the Cards and Tulsa Drillers finish with identical records of 38-32, tied atop the North Division.
RECORD: 38-32, Tied for 1st Place - Texas League North Division
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Winners 5-2 over Sarasota
Adam Reifer got tagged with his sixth blown save but still managed to be in the right place at the right time to pick up his second win on the season. Starter Nick Addition had a very solid performance, pitching five complete innings, giving up only one earned run while striking out seven.
Leadoff man and outfielder Adron Chambers had another big night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored.
RECORD: 29-40, 5th Place, 13.5 GB - FSL South Division
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - ALL-STAR BREAK
Charlie Cutler, the only River Bandit to make the MWL All-Star team, went 0-2 in Tuesday's game as the West All-Stars lost to the East 6-3.
RECORD: 30-40, 6th Place, 11 GB - MID Western Division
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Winners 7-0 over Williamsport
The Muckdogs remained undefeated on the season, improving to 4-0, with a 7-0 win over Williamsport Tuesday night.
Starter Deryk Hooker threw four innings in the start with two hits, one walk and four strikeouts. Tyler Lavigne followed him in a strong four innings, letting up only one run with four strikeouts to earn the win. Dan Richardson pitched a scoreless 9th to close out the game.
Third baseman Matt Carpenter and second baseman Devin Goodwin each had three hits on the night with outfielder Ryde Rodriguez driving in two runs to pace the Dogs offense.
RECORD: 4-0, 2nd Place, 0.5 GB – NYPL Pinckney Division
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Lost to Kingsport 7-5
The Cardinals scored three in the first and another run in the second to jump out to a 4-0 lead that they couldn't hold as they drop the first game of the season to Kingsport 7-5.
First baseman Matt Adams had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs.
Starter Reynier Gonzalez didn't make it out of the second inning, giving up five runs on five hits, including a home run to get saddled with the loss.
RECORD: 0-1, Tied for Last Place, 1.0 GB – APP West Division
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Defeated the Marlins 6-1
RECORD: 1-0, 1st Place – GCL East Division
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Franciso Samuel
Samuel picked up his 18th save on the season as he gives the Springfield Cardinals a chance to clinch the first half division title.
Minor League Player of the Day - Matt Adams
The Johnson City Cardinals first baseman went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in the season opener.
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