Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/23/13

Monday's Player of the Day: Cory Jones

Peoria's Cory Jones fanned 12 in six innings on a 4-4 Monday across the Cards minor league system.

Results from games played Monday, July 22.

Memphis 0, Round Rock 9

Memphis offense was shut down and had lapses defensively that hurt them in the sixth inning. One of two Greg Garcia errors and a Scott McGregor wild pitch contributed to three unearned runs to starting pitcher McGregor, who gave up a total of five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Through his 1 1/3 frames, Marc Rzepczynski was the only Memphis reliever to hold Round Rock scoreless. Jorge Rondon gave up a homer in a inning. Victor Marte gave up three earned on four hits in an inning of work.

Memphis had only six hits, singles from Ryan Jackson, Justin Christian, Chad Huffman, Tommy Pham, Luis Mateo, and Garcia.

Tuesday's game: Memphis (49-54) vs. Round Rock (58-48), 7:02 CT, Nick Greenwood LHP (2-3, 5.82 ERA)

Springfield 3, Tulsa 2

Springfield rallied late as they scored one in the eighth to tie and one in the ninth to walk-off with the win. James Ramsey hit a game-tying homer in the eighth, his 13th of the season. Ruben Gotay turned on a pitch and went deep for the 12th time. Colin Walsh had two hits in his Double-A debut. Chris Swauger was hit by a pitch to end the game with the bases loaded.

Tim Cooney cruised through the first three innings scoreless, but ran into trouble in the fourth with five consecutive hits allowed and two earned given up. After that, he battled through two innings, earning the quality start. Cooney struck out eight total in six innings.

The bullpen did well. Jose Almarante struck out two in a scoreless inning. Heath Wyatt gave up a hit, walked one and struck out one as he pitched a shutout frame. Winner Lee Stoppelman gave up a hit but the struck out two in a scoreless ninth.

Tuesday's game: Springfield (48-51) vs. Tulsa (47-52), 7:09 CT, RHP Richard Castillo (6-6, 4.32)

Palm Beach 1, Tampa 2

Palm Beach lost at home by one run. Starlin Rodriguez doubled and walked. Jonathan Rodriguez produced the run via an RBI double.

Ryan Sherriff pitched five innings, giving up one earned on five hits with the rest of his line being ones. Jordan Swagerty pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out one. Ronnie Shaban faced one batter and punched him out.

Tuesday's game: Palm Beach (46-49) vs. Tampa (41-54), 6:35 ET, Kyle Hald LHP (5-6, 4.69 ERA)

Peoria 7, West Michigan 3

Peoria broke out for seven runs on 11 hits on seven runs but the offense was not the story on Monday afternoon. It was Player of the Day and strikeout artist Cory Jones. In six innings, he gave up three earned on six hits and struck out a career high 12 batters. Dixon Llorens punched all the batters he faced in two scoreless frames. Zack Russell added a scoreless ninth.

Patrick Wisdom had two hits, including a double, and four RBI. Ildemaro Vargas had a run-scoring double. Trevor Martin collected two hits, including an RBI two-base hit.

Tuesday's game: Off. On Wednesday, Peoria (53-44) at Cedar Rapids (61-37), 6:35 CT, LHP Kyle Helisek (7-3, 3.03)

State College 2, Connecticut 5 (suspended after 5 ½ innings Monday and resumed on Tuesday)
State College 4, Connecticut 2 (shortened to five innings by rain)

In game one, Connecticut scored two in the eighth inning to pull away for the win. Carson Kelly had three hits and an RBI. The third baseman is now batting .302 on the season.

Starter Arturo Reyes was the losing pitcher. He went four innings, giving up two earned on three hits on Monday before the game was suspended.

In game two, State College scored two runs in the fifth to take the lead just before the rains came and the game was ended early. Jimmy Bosco had an RBI single. David Washington had two hits and a run batted in. Carson Kelly had two hits and two RBI.

Willy Paulino was the Spikes' only hurler. He pitched five innings of two-run ball, walked one and struck out six.

Tuesday's game: State College (18-15) at Mahoning Valley (20-15), 7:05 ET, tandem start with LHP Jimmy Reed (1-1, 1.59) and RHP Nick Petree (1-1, 1.29)

Johnson City 4, Greeneville 5 (suspended after five innings, to be resumed 8/12)

Vaughn Bryan had two hits and an RBI. Justin Ringo went deep, a solo shot, for the first time in his professional career. Steve Bean walked twice and had an RBI single.

Blake McKnight pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up five earned on six hits. He walked three and struck out four.

Tuesday's game: Johnson City (14-15) at Greeneville (20-15), 7:00 ET, RHP Blake McKnight (2-0, 1.80)

GCL Cardinals 9 at GCL Mets 8 (14 innings)

The Cardinals finally came through in the 14th inning to score the game-winner as Jhohan Acevedo singled home DeAndre Asbury. Acevedo and Eliezer Alvarez both had three hits and an RBI in eight at bats. Jose Gomez and Carlos Torres had one hit with one RBI. Chris Rivera made pinch-hit appearance for a sac fly. Elier Rodriguez had a two-run RBI single in a pinch-hit appearance.

Starter Juan Perez was removed after only recording one out. He gave up four earned on two hits. Ismael Brito pitched 2 2/3 scoreless to follow. Steven Farinaro struck out and walked two in two scoreless. Ian McKinney gave up two runs (no earned) on one hit. He struck out two in two innings.

Tuesday's game: GCL Cardinals (14-12) vs. GCL Mets (6-20), 12:00 ET, TBA

DSL Cardinals 0, DSL Nationals 2

In the first game of the second half, the Cardinals were shut down on only three hits allowed by the Nationals pitching staff. In five innings, Ramon Santos allowed two earned on six hits. He struck out four and walked two.

Tuesday's game: DSL Cardinals (23-18) at DSL Nationals (23-17), 10:30 ET, TBA



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