Games Played Friday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): Winners 12-5 over Albuquerque
Third baseman Edgar Gonzalez went 5-for-5 with a home run and six RBI and he scored twice. OF Joe Mather hit his 11th home run for Memphis and drove in four runs Friday night.
Mike Parisi picked up his eighth win.
SKIP SCHUMAKER WATCH: 2-for-6, two runs scored
2007 All-Stars: Mark Worrell
RECORD: 54-80, 4th Place, 27.5 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): POSTPONED RAY
The idle Cardinals moved back into first place Friday night, a half game ahead of Arkansas, as the Travelers were defeated by the Wichita Wranglers 8-1
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: 30-28, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Split a Double-Header
The Cardinals split a double-header Friday, losing the first game 8-2, before coming back and win game two, 6-3.
GAME ONE: Starter Stuart Pomeranz (0-2) surrendered three runs on four hits and a walk while fanning two over two innings in his second start for Palm Beach.
First baseman Allen Craig was the only Cardinal with more than one hit, he went 2-for-3 with a walk.
GAME TWO: Starter Trey Hearne gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings. Donnie Smith (W, 2-1) pitched around a hit and a walk with two strikeouts over 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win before Luke Gregerson tossed a hitless seventh for his 26th save.
Catcher Brandon Yarbrough drove in three runs to lead the offense.
2007 All-Stars: Allen Craig, Luke Gregerson, Mark Hamilton, Tyler Norrick, Adam Ottavino,
BOXSCORE Game One
BOXSCORE Game Two
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 30-32, 3rd Place, 4.0 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): Lost to Cedar Rapids 9-0
Starter Elvis Hernandez was tagged for his ninth loss Friday night, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven over four and a third innings.
Quad Cities could only muster up three hits, all singles, by Daryl Jones, Christian Reyes and Arnoldi Cruz.
STEVEN HILL WATCH: 0-for-4
2007 All-Stars: Brandon Buckman, Brandon Dickson, Elvis Hernandez, Christian Lopez, Kenny Maiques, P.J. Walters
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 37-22, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Lost to Mahoning Valley 3-1
Starter Thomas Eager pitched five solid innings, giving up only one run but did not factor into the decision. Clay Long (L, 0-5) was tagged with the loss, giving up two runs in three innings of relief.
2007 All-Stars: Josh Dew, Jess Todd, Andrew Brown1>
RECORD: 25-35, 4th Place, 11.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) Lost to Burlington 5-1
Starter Nick Additon (L, 2-1) suffered his first loss for the Cardinals Friday night.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 1-for-4 with a double
RECORD: 27-36, 3rd Place, 19.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) POSTPONED RAIN
RECORD: 24-38, 4th Place, 14.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) NO REPORT
RECORD: 30-35, 4th Place, 16.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
Gregerson picked up his 27th save on the season Friday night.
Minor League Player of the Day
Gonzalez went 5-for-5 with a grand slam and a career-high six RBIs on Friday as the Memphis Redbirds rolled past the Isotopes, 12-5.
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
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