The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/17

The Cardinals Minor League Notebook  08/17

Pete Kozma, the Cardinals' 2007 top draft pick went 2-for-5, with a double, a home run, three RBI and a run scored Thursday night.

 

 

Games Played Thursday

 

Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Lost to Oklahoma 5-1

Starter Randy Keisler (L, 8-9) was tagged for five runs on seven hits while walking five and striking out four in 7.1 innings. Since the All-Star break, Keisler is 1-4 with a 4.56 ERA.

Not much offense Thursday, the recently acquired Brian Barden was the only player to have more than one hit, he went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to drive in the only Memphis run. In his first three games for the Redbirds Barden is hitting .333 (4-for-12).

SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 0-for-4

2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 50-76, 4th Place, 25.5 GB

 

Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): POSTPONED RAIN

The idle Cardinals saw their lead in the Northern Division sink to just one-half a game ahead of Arkansas, as the Travelers beat the Hooks Thursday, 6-4.

The Cardinals have lost seven of their last 10 games.

2007 All-Stars: Bryan Anderson, Sean Danielson, Jaime Garcia, Jarrett Hoffpauir, Joe Mather, Chris Perez, Colby Rasmus, Juan Richardson

FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 26-24, 1st Place

 

Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Lost to Vero Beach 8-6

St. Louis Cardinals starter Mark Mulder (L, 0-1), suffered a loss, making his first rehab start for Palm Beach, gave up four runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk in 1.1 innings pitched.

The left-hander has been on the disabled list since 2006 after undergoing rotator cuff surgery. The Major League club is hoping Mulder will be ready to join the rotation in September.

The Cardinals drove in six runs with 3B Allen Craig, RF Luke Gorsett and LF Nathan Southard each driving in two runs.

ALLEN CRAIG WATCH: 2-for-3, with a double, two RBI and a run scored

2007 All-Stars: Allen Craig, Luke Gregerson, Mark Hamilton, Tyler Norrick, Adam Ottavino,

BOXSCORE

FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 24-28, 3rd Place, 4.0 GB

 

Swing of Quad Cities (A): Winners 7-1 over Kane County

Starter Shaun Garceau (W, 8-10) gave up just two hits while striking out four and walking one in five scoreless innings to pick up the win Thursday over Kane County.

Designated hitter Steven Hill, 3B Tony Cruz and 2B Jaime Landin each drove in two runs for the Swing, to lead the offense.

STEVEN HILL WATCH: 2-for-4, with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored

2007 All-Stars: Brandon Buckman, Brandon Dickson, Elvis Hernandez, Christian Lopez, Kenny Maiques, P.J. Walters

BOXSCORE

FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 33-18, 1st Place

 

Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Auburn 1-0

Starter Thomas Eager took the loss Thursday night, despite giving up just the one run in four innings pitched, on four hits and three walks. Relievers Ryan Riddle and Clay Long combined for four innings of scoreless relief.

The Dogs were held to just six hits and left a total of nine runners stranded. LF Tommy Pham and 2B Will Groff, each went 3-for-4 on the night, to account for all the hits.

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 20-32, 5th Place, 10.0 GB

 

Johnson City Cardinals (R) Winners 9-4 over Elizabethton

Starter Reynier Gonzalez gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits, three walks and four wild pitches while striking out one in four innings, for a no-decision. Reliever Ray Silva (W, 2-1) picked up the win with a scoreless frame in the fifth. Omar Javier earned his first save, pitching four innings, giving up just one run.

RF Jon Edwards and SS Pete Kozma both homered to lead the Cardinals offense.

PETE KOZMA WATCH: 2-for-5, with a double, a home run, three RBI and a run scored

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 24-31, 3rd Place, 17 GB

 

Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) Lost to the Mets 9-2

Starter Carlos Gonzalez (L, 3-1) suffered his first loss, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out three over five complete innings.

The Cardinals could only manage to come up with three hits but still managed to score two runs

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 22-23, 3rd Place, 10.0 GB

 

VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER

RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB

 

 

DSL Cardinals (R) Lost to the Phillies 8-1

Starter Randy Santos (L, 2-3) was tagged with the loss Thursday, giving up three runs, only one of them earned, on two hits and three walks, while striking out six.

The Cardinals could only come up with five hits, leaving seven runners on the basepaths.

BOXSCORE

RECORD: 27-32, 4th Place, 14.5 GB

 

 


 

Minor League Pitcher of the Day

Shaun Garceau

The Quad Cities starter gave up just two hits while striking out four and walking one in five scoreless frames Thursday to pick up another win.

 

Minor League Player of the Day

Pete Kozma

The Cardinals' 2007 top draft pick went 2-for-5, with a double, a home run, three RBI and a run scored Thursday night.

 

 

Organizational Pitcher of the Month

April - Tyler Norrick, Palm Beach, 3-1, 1.63 ERA, 19K in 5 starts
May - P.J. Walters, Quad Cities, 4-0, 0.88 ERA, 30.1 IP scoreless streak
June – Tyler Herron, Quad Cities, 5-0, 2.27 ERA, 37K, 2 BB, in 31.2 IP
July – Jess Todd, Batavia, 3-0, 0.94 ERA, 36K, 28.2 IP

 

Organizational Player of the Month

April – Joe Mather, Springfield, .324, 10HR, 16RBI,
May – Colby Rasmus, Springfield, .349, 8HR, 24RBI
June – Allen Craig, Palm Beach, .337, 7HR, 24RBI
July – Osvaldo Morales, DSL, .333, 6HR, 20RBI

 

Birdhouse Award Winners

Osvaldo Morales, DSL, Player of the Month for July, .333, 6HR, 20RBI
Nick Additon, Johnson City, Start of the Month for July, 1-0, 1SV, 1.78 ERA
Justin Fiske, Batavia, Reliever of the Month for July, 6G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA

Jarrett Hoffpauir, Springfield, Player of the Month for June, .337, 7HR, 24RBI
Tyler Herron, Quad Cities, Starter of the Month for June, 5-0, 2.27 ERA, 31.2 IP
Kyle McClellan, Springfield/Palm Beach, Reliever of the Month for June, 2-0, 0.00 ERA


Colby Rasmus, Springfield, Player of the Month for May, .340, 8HR, 24RBI
P.J. Walters, Quad Cities, Starter of the Month for May, 4-0, 0.88 ERA
Luke Gregerson, Palm Beach, Reliever of the Month for May, 0-0, 11SV, 0.64 ERA


Joe Mather, Springfield, Player of the Month for April, .324, 10HR, 16RBI
Tyler Norrick, Palm Beach, Starter of the Month for April, 3-1, 1.63 ERA
Jason Motte, Palm Beach, Reliever of the Month for April, 1-0, 3SV, 0.90 ERA

 



Ray Mileur can be reached via email at raymileur@yahoo.com

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