Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/28/10

Xavier Scruggs put together an outstanding debut at Double-A Springfield. Two Cardinal minor league starters saw outstanding efforts wasted due to a lack of offense.

Memphis fell to New Orleans 1-0

It was a tough night for Redbirds' starter P.J. Walters. The 25-year-old allowed only one hit in six innings. Unfortunately, the only hit was a solo home run off the bat of Scott Cousins. And unfortunately, he was matched up against Zephyrs' ace, Sean West, who threw a complete game shutout.

Donovan Solano had three of Memphis' five hits.

Reportedly in attendance was one of Aaron Luna's closest friends and former high school teammate, New Orleans backup quarterback and former University of Missouri star, Chase Daniel.

Springfield shut out Arkansas 4-0

In his first Double-A at bat, Xavier Scruggs did what he had done often at Palm Beach. He put the ball over the outfield fence. Scruggs finished the night with two hits and two runs scored.

Daryl Jones doubled twice out of the leadoff spot while Matt Carpenter reached base twice and stole two bases. Jose Garcia singled and doubled to push his average to .315.

Nick Additon got the start for the Cardinals and lasted six innings. The southpaw allowed only four hits and struck out five on his way to his sixth victory.

Palm Beach fell to Daytona 7-5

The red-hot Kevin Thomas labored through his roughest outing since joining the Cardinals' rotation. The right-hander was chased after yielding four runs on eight hits in his five innings. Thomas is now 6-1 with a 2.91 ERA.

Jarred Bogany doubled and hit his fourth home run of the season. Charles Cutler, Rich Racobaldo, and Ryan Jackson each contributed two hits, as well.

Quad Cities was not in action.

The River Bandits will play host to the Clinton Lumberkings on Wednesday night.

Batavia had the day off.

The Muckdogs will be on the road to take on the Auburn Doubledays on Wednesday.

Johnson City topped by Burlington 6-4

It was a tight contest with the score tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the fifth. But the Royals plated five runs in the bottom of the inning and withstood a Johnson City surge to hold onto the victory. JC starter Boone Whiting was chased after 4.2 innings of work. He was charged with five runs on four hits and two walks. Jeff Nadeau finished with 3.1 innings of solid relief work.

Oscar Taveras led the way with two doubles out of his number two spot in the batting order. Kleininger Teran reached base three times with two hits and a walk. Roberto Reyes singled twice and scored a pair.

GCL Cardinals had an off day.

The team returns to action on Wednesday against the GCL Mets.

VSL Cardinals bitten by the VSL Tigers 15-3

It was an ugly game for the Cardinals of the Venezuelan League. The pitching staff gave up 20 hits and three walks that led to 15 Tigers runs. Starter Ismael Brito took the loss after being tagged for eight runs on eight hits in only 3.2 innings.

At the plate, Limbert Rivas collected two hits including a double. Rivas is now hitting .322/.423/.380. Jhohan Acevedo added two hits as well.

DSL Cardinals shut out by the DSL Mariners 1-0

Of the Cardinals' five hits, Amaury Capellan had the only extra base one, a double. Edouard Estalis was the tough luck loser. The right-hander gave up one run on four hits as he went the distance for the Cardinals.

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