Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/19/10

Arquimedes Nieto and Zack Russell tossed 14 2/3 scoreless for Palm Beach and Batavia on Sunday as the system went 3-5.

Games played Sunday, July 18.


New Orleans 5, Memphis (50-45) 3


Two of the five runs charged to Brandon Dickson in five innings were unearned as the result of a Ruben Gotay error. Joe Mather was on base four times and hit a solo home run.


Individual highlights:

Joe Mather: 3-for-3, BB, HR, RBI

Adron Chambers: 1-for-3, 2 BB, K

Donovan Solano: 1-for-4, 2B, R, K


Rough outing:

Brandon Dickson: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R/3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, HR, loss

Ruben Gotay: 0-for-3, 2 K, throwing error

Bryan Anderson: 0-for-4, K

Mike Folli: 0-for-2




vs. Omaha Monday night.

Chuckie Fick (2-0, 3.78) vs. Bryan Bullington (6-2, 2.86)



NW Arkansas 4, Springfield (6-13, second half) 3


After going seven games over .500 in the first half, the Cards fell seven below in the second half. Springfield had a 3-0 lead in the sixth inning Sunday, but couldn't hold off the home Naturals. Chris Swauger drove in two of the Cards' three runs.


Individual highlights:

Ryan Kulik: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Andrew Brown: 1-for-3, BB, 2 R, HR, RBI

Chris Swauger: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, K


Rough outing:

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

Daryl Jones: 0-for-4, K

Steven Hill: 0-for-4, 2 K

Pete Kozma: 0-for-3, 2 K

Jose Garcia: 0-for-3




vs. Tulsa Monday night.

Scott McGregor (1-3, 4.66) vs. Cory Riordan (4-4, 3.82)



Palm Beach (13-9, 2H) 2, Brevard County 0


Arquimedes Nieto came just one batter short of a complete game shutout on three hits. The Cardinals managed just four hits themselves, but eked out the win.


Individual highlights:

Arquimedes Nieto: 8 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 K, win

Ted Obregon: 1-for-3, SB, RBI


Rough outing:

Niko Vasquez: 0-for-4

Rich Racobaldo: 0-for-3, 2 K




vs. Brevard County Monday night.

Richard Castillo (6-6, 3.98) vs. TBD



Fort Wayne 10 at Quad Cities (13-8, 2H) 8


Eric Fornataro couldn't hold a lead in the fourth as the Bandits lost despite collecting 17 hits. Matt Adams, Alan Ahmady and Ryan Jackson each had two RBI.


Individual highlights:

Jason Novak: 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Jesse Simpson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 2 K

Devin Goodwin: 3-for-6, 2 R

Alan Ahmady: 4-for-6, R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Matt Adams: 3-for-4, 3 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI, K

Ryan Jackson: 2-for-4, 2 RBI

Robert Stock: 2-for-5, 2 R, K


Rough outing:

Eric Fornataro: 3 2/3 IP, 10 H, 9 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, loss

Ryde Rodriguez: 0-for-5, K




vs. Ft. Wayne Monday afternoon.

Jorge Rondon (3-5, 3.44) vs. Nick Greenwood (4-4, 4.54)



Batavia (15-14) 6, Jamestown 1


The Muckdogs scored five in the second and Zack Russell continued his strong pitching, tossing six shutout innings on two hits and one walk. Audry Perez homered and plated three.


Individual highlights:

Zack Russell: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 K, win

Jose Rada: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Colin Walsh: 1-for-2, 2 BB, 2 R, fielding error

Audry Perez: 1-for-4, BB, HR, 3 RBI

Adam Melker: 2-for-3, 2B, RBI

Pat Biserta: 2-for-4, R, SB


Rough outing:

Victor Sanchez: 0-for-4, K

Yunier Castillo: 0-for-3, SF RBI




vs. Jamestown Monday night.

Pitchers TBD



Johnson City (17-9) 15, Kingsport 5


The first-place Cardinals exploded for 19 hits. Roberto Reyes plated three and Juan Castillo drove in two. Seven Johnson City batters had multiple hits. Ryan Copeland fanned seven in 3 2/3 and picked up the win in relief.


Individual highlights:

Ryan Copeland: 3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 K, HR, win

Romulo Ruiz: 3-for-4, 3 R, BB, fielding error

Phil Cerreto: 3-for-5, 2B, HR, RBI

Juan Castillo: 3-for-5, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, passed ball


Rough outing:

Hector Hernandez: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HR, WP

Cesar Valera: 0-for-5, R, RBI, 2 K

Virgil Hill: 1-for-5, 3 K




vs. Kingsport Monday night.
Pat Daugherty (1-1, 5.40) vs. Brett Mitchell (2-1, 3.10)



GCL: Mets 5, Cardinals (11-11) 3


The Cardinals never led, nor were they ever out of it despite managing just four hits, two by Roberto De La Cruz.


Individual highlights:

Dyllon Nuernberg: 2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Cesar Aguilar: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB

Roberto De La Cruz: 2-for-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, K


Rough outing:

Ben Freeman: 3 2/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R/4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, WP, loss

Starlin Rodriguez: 0-for-4, K

Luis Pimentel: 0-for-3, K

Kevin Moscatel: 0-for-4

Steven Ramos: 0-for-2, error




Astros at Cardinals Monday afternoon.



DSL All-Star Game – AL 4, NL 3


Carlos Matias: 1/3 IP, 1 K

Luis Perez: 0-for-1




Cardinals at Mariners Monday morning



VSL: Pirates 11, Cardinals (20-30) 4


Starter Silfredo Garcia dug a deep hole for the Cardinals in the first inning, from which they could not recover. Limbert Rivas was perfect at the plate.


Individual highlights:

Jhonatan Escudero: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Limbert Rivas: 4-for-4, 2 R

Gerwuins Velazco: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI

Kevin Gonzalez: 2-for-2


Rough outing:

Silfredo Garcia: 1 IP, 6 H, 6 R/4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, loss

Edubray Ramos: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Jhohan Acevedo: 0-for-3




Rays at Cardinals Monday morning.



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