Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 05/28/10

Quad Cities' Eric Fornataro tossed five innings of no-hit ball as the system went 2-2 on Thursday.

Games played Thursday, May 27.

 

Fresno 6, Memphis (25-21) 4

 

The Redbirds lost their second consecutive in Fresno. Lance Lynn gave up five runs in five innings. Offensively, Memphis couldn't get a key hit as they went a collective 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

 

Individual highlights:

Rich Rundles: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER

Jim Rapoport: 2-for-4, 3B, BB, R, 2 RBI

Amaury Cazana: 1-for-2, HR

 

Rough outing:

Lance Lynn: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, BB, 6 K, loss

Mark Hamilton: 0-for-4, BB, RBI, 2 K

Daniel Descalso: 1-for-5

 

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vs. Albuquerque Friday night.

Oneli Perez (0-1, 3.71) vs. Scott Elbert (1-1, 5.40).

Note that Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will play in his first rehab game at AutoZone Park on Friday.

 

Corpus Christi 3 at Springfield (25-21) 2

 

Nick Additon and Thomas Eager each allowed a solo home run to the Hooks' German Duran. Mike Folli drove in both Cardinals runs and Aaron Luna gunned down a Corpus Christi runner at the plate as Springfield's two-game winning streak ended.

 

Individual highlights:

Nick Additon: 6 2/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 K, HR

Steven Hill: 2-for-5, K, threw out attempted basestealer

Andrew Brown (hitter): 3-for-5, 2B, R, 2 K

Mike Folli: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, K

Aaron Luna: 0-for-1, 3 BB, R, outfield assist

 

Rough outing:

Thomas Eager: 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K, HR, loss

Andrew Brown (baserunner): caught stealing, picked off

Adron Chambers, Aaron Miles: 1-for-5

 

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vs. Corpus Christi Friday night.

Gary Daley (3-4, 5.08) vs. Tyler Lumson (3-1, 3.02).

 

Palm Beach (25-21) 5 , Charlotte 4

 

Cardinals pitchers fanned 11 and walked just one but barely held on for the win. David Carpenter allowed a two-run home run in the ninth before collecting the save.

 

Individual highlights:

Brett Zawacki: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, BB, 3 K

Scott McGregor: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, K

Kevin Thomas: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 3 K, win

Matt Frevert: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 3 K

Colt Sedbrook: 2-for-4, R, RBI

Rich Racobaldo: 2-for-4, 2B, R

Jarred Bogany: 2-for-4, RBI, SB

 

Rough outing:

David Carpenter: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, K, HR, save

Nick Derba: 0-for-4, K

Oliver Marmol: 0-for-2, BB, K, caught stealing

 

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vs. Lakeland Friday night.

Richard Castillo (3-2, 3.47) vs. Brayan Villarreal (5-3, 3.40).

 

Quad Cities (28-19) 2, Beloit 0

 

Eric Fornataro did not allow a hit in five innings. Anderson Hidalgo's one-out double in the eighth off Jesse Simpson broke up the no-hitter and was the Snappers' only hit on the evening. Quad Cities pitchers walked six and collected nine strikeouts. The Bandits offense was 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position, but offered just enough to win.

 

Individual highlights:

Eric Fornataro: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 K, win

Chris Notti: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Jesse Simpson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K. WP

Aaron Terry: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K, save

Robert Stock (hitting): 2-for-4, run

Ryan Jackson: 2-for-3, R, RBI, K

 

Rough outing:

Luis Mateo: 0-for-3, 2 K, throwing error

Robert Stock (catching): two stolen bases against, passed ball

 

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at Burlington Friday night.

Mike Blazek (2-2, 4.91) vs. Tyler Sample (1-2, 4.78)

 

VSL Cardinals (2-6) off

 

vs. Reds Friday morning.

 

 

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