Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 09/23/09

Memphis lost the Triple-A Championship on a wild pitch in extra innings but finished a strong season winning the 2009 Pacific Coast League crown.

Results from games played Tuesday, September 22.


World Baseball Cup


Daniel Descalso (Memphis) did not play.


Former Quad Cities outfielder Yonathan Sivira went 1-for-4 for Venezuela.


USA Beat Venezuela 6-3

USA Official Site Post Game

USA meets up with manager Eduardo Perez's Puerto Rico team on Wednesday.


Curt Smith (Palm Beach) started in left field and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one walk.


Netherlands Beat Chinese Taipei 11-2

Netherlands faces Australia on Wednesday.



Triple-A Baseball National Championship


Durham Beat Memphis 5-4 In 11 innings


Individual Highlights:

Jon Jay 1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one hit by pitch.

Tyler Greene 1-for-5 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Allen Craig 2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.

David Freese 0-for-2 with one RBI, two walks, one sac fly, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Mark Hamilton 0-for-3 with two walks and assisted in one double play.

Brian Barden 1-for-4 with one intentional walk and one strikeout.

Mark Shorey 1-for-1.

Shane Robinson 1-for-5 with one double and grounded into one double play.

Adam Ottavino Two innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts, and picked one runner off. (p-s:34-20)(g/f:1-2)

Fernando Salas One inning, no hits or runs. (p-s:12-8)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Josh Kinney Two innings, one hit, no runs, and two strikeouts. (p-s:28-19)(g/f:3-1)


Rough Outing:

Matt Pagnozzi 0-for-3 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.

P.J. Walters Started, four innings, seven hits, four earned runs, one home run, one hit by pitch, one wild pitch, and three strikeouts. (p-s:68-48)(g/f:4-6)

Royce Ring Loss (0-1), one inning, two hits, one earned run, two walks (one intentional), one wild pitch, and one strikeout. (p-s:23-12)(g/f:2-0)

Oneli Perez 0.0 innings, no hits or runs, and one wild pitch. (p-s:1-0)(ir-s:2-1)


Former Cardinals Playing For Durham (Rays):

Michel Hernandez 1-for-5 with one double and one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.



Memphis Redbirds Official Site Post Game

Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game



Josh Kinney, Tyler Greene, David Freese, and Matt Pagnozzi (contract purchased) were the four players named after the game who have received a call up to join the major league club. Obviously, You're Not A Golfer


Congratulations to the Memphis Redbirds for winning the 2009 Pacific Coast League crown! A thank you from the entire staff and readers of The Cardinal Nation goes out to the team, staff and front office for the wonderful and exciting season you gave us.  See you next year.



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