Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 09/06/10

Tyler Norrick's three scoreless innings help Memphis hold onto playoff hopes. Springfield goes down hard, but still lands in playoffs. Arquimedes Nieto deals as Palm Beach ends season on two-game winning streak. Quad Cities uses four starters in shutout. Nick McCully goes six strong as Batavia preps for postseason.

Memphis Beat Iowa 8-7 in 15 Innings

 

Individual Highlights:

Tyler Greene 1-for-6 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.

Daniel Descalso 1-for-6 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one sacrifice, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Allen Craig 3-for-5 with one RBI, two runs, and two walks.

Mark Hamilton 3-for-7 with one double, two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Joe Mather 1-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, two runs, two walks, and one hit by pitch.

Ruben Gotay 1-for-5 with two RBIs, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

Matt Scherer entered in the sixth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out. (p-s:3-3)(ir-s:1-0)

Rich Rundles entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs. (p-s:7-5)(g/f:1-1)

Eduardo Sanchez entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck four out. (p-s:34-23)(g/f:1-0)

Josh Kinney entered in the tenth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out. (p-s:23-13)(g/f:4-0)

Francisco Samuel entered in the 12th and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out. (p-s:24-16)(g/f:1-0)

Tyler Norrick entered in the 13th and pitched three innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck three out for the winning decision (3-1).  0-for-1 with one strikeout at the plate. (p-s:41-23)(g/f:3-3)

 

Rough Outing:

Jim Rapoport 0-for-4 at the plate.

Amaury Cazana 0-for-3 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.

Oneli Perez started and pitched four innings.  He allowed seven hits, six earned runs, one home run, five walks, and struck four out.  1-for-2 with one double at the plate. (p-s:87-54)(g/f:3-4)

P.J. Walters entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout at the plate. (p-s:21-13)(g/f:4-0)

 

Boxscore

Memphis Redbirds Official Site Post Game

Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

The Cardinal Nation Post Game

 

 

Arkansas Beat Springfield 8-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Pete Kozma 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.

Aaron Luna 1-for-4 with one double.

Andrew Brown 1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.

Chris Swauger 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Jason Buursma entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk. (p-s:25-16)(g/f:4-2)

Ramon Delgado entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out. (p-s:15-10)(g/f:1-1)

Blake King entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs. (p-s:14-9)(g/f:2-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Nick Derba 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, grounded into one double play, one throwing error, and allowed one stolen base.

Antonio DeJesus 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Trey Hearne started and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, four runs (one earned), one home run, and four walks for the losing decision (4-4). (p-s:69-38)(g/f:3-6)

Thomas Eager entered in the fourth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, four earned runs, threw two wild pitches, and struck two out. (p-s:28-18)

 

Boxscore

Springfield Cardinals Official Site Post Game

Springfield News-Leader Post Game

 

 

Palm Beach Beat Jupiter 2-1

 

Individual Highlights:

Niko Vasquez 1-for-4 with one triple and one run.

C.J. Beatty 1-for-3 with one RBI and two strikeouts.

Rich Racobaldo 2-for-3 with one double and assisted in one double play.

Ryde Rodriguez 1-for-2 with one two-out RBI, one intentional walk, and grounded into one double play.

Arquimedes Nieto started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, and struck four out for the winning decision (9-7). (g/f:10-6)

Casey Mulligan entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck four out for the save (12). (ir-s:1-0)

 

Rough Outing:

Jarred Bogany 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Domnit Bolivar 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Roberto Espinoza 0-for-3 at the plate.

 

Boxscore

Palm Beach Cardinals Official Site Post Game

 

 

Quad Cities Beat Peoria 1-0

 

Individual Highlights:

Michael Swinson 1-for-4 with one double and one run.

Ross Smith 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and two strikeouts.

Devin Goodwin 1-for-2 with one double, one walk, and one strikeout.

Ivan Castro 1-for-3 with one double, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and threw one runner out.

Daniel Bibona started and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, struck four out, and picked one runner off. (g/f:0-1)

Justin Smith entered in the third and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, and struck three out. (g/f:1-1)

Daniel Calhoun entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (10-0). (g/f:3-2)

Joe Kelly entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, struck four out, and picked one runner off for the hold (2). 

Jose Rada entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (7). (g/f:2-1)

 

Rough Outing:

Luis Mateo 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Cody Stanley 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Colin Walsh 0-for-3 and one fielding error.

 

Boxscore

Quad Cities River Bandits Official Site Post Game

Quad-City Times Post Game

 

 

Batavia Beat Auburn 7-0

 

Individual Highlights:

Nick Longmire 1-for-3 with one triple, two runs, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.

Audry Perez 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one run.

Joey Bergman 2-for-4 with two runs and one strikeout.

Pat Biserta 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI and one run.

Matt Valaika 2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Jon Edwards 2-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and two strikeouts.

Nick McCully started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, no runs, and struck four out for the winning decision (4-0). (g/f:9-5)

Travis Lawler entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out. (g/f:0-2)

Keith Butler entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out. (g/f:1-0)

Chase Reid entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck three out.

 

Rough Outing:

Juan Castillo 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Yunier Castillo 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

 

Boxscore

The Daily News Post Game

 

 

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