Played Friday, May 8
Lost 7-2 on the road at Iowa
Memphis Redbirds were stumped by the Iowa Cubs’ J.R. Mathes, who spun eight
shutout innings in Des Moines Friday night. The Cubs scored early and held the
lead throughout the game against Adam Ottavino. Still, Adam’s line was ok with
three runs in six innings pitched, on six hits, four walks and six strikeouts.
Relievers Charlie Manning and Matt Scherer each gave up a pair of
Matt Pagnozzi’s two run single in the ninth gave the Redbirds their only two runs.
David Freese went 3-for-4 and Nick Stavinoha had two hits in four at-bats in the
Outfielder Joe Mather underwent minor surgery for a cyst on his wrist and is
expected to be out 3-5 days. He was not placed onto the DL. Infielder Mike Folli
was promoted from Springfield to replace DL’ed Jarrett Hoffpauir
PROSPECTS: Bryan Anderson (#3), Jess Todd (#4), Jon Jay (#10), Clayton Mortensen (#11), Adam
Ottavino (#13), Allen Craig (#14), P.J. Walters (#23), Nick Stavinoha (#30).
16-10, 1st place by 1.5 games - PCL American North
(Double-A) - Lost
to NW Arkansas 6-3
Arkansas ruined a record-breaking evening for the Springfield Cardinals with a
grand slam with two outs in the ninth that turned a 3-2 Springfield lead into a
crushing 6-3 defeat. Closer Francisco Samuel was the victim, taking his second
blown save and first loss on the season.
superb effort by starter Trey Hearne was lost in the ninth-inning meltdown,
after the right-hander set a team record with 13 strikeouts. He allowed a solo
home run among two hits in six innings.
Daniel Descalso and Andrew Brown each went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Top prospect
had a tough evening, going 0-for-3 with a walk and 3
Right-handed reliever Marco Gonzalez, recently sent down from Memphis, was
activated as left-handed reliever Kristhiam Linares went onto the
PROSPECTS: Brett Wallace (#2), Daryl Jones (#5), Pete Kozma (#12), Lance Lynn (#18), Francisco
Samuel (#19), Tyler Herron (#25), and Steven Hill (#29).
15-12, 1st place by one game - Texas League North Division
Palm Beach Cardinals
Defeated Charlotte 5-0
Cardinals won their first game in ten Friday night, shutting out the home
Charlotte Stone Crabs, 5-0. Lefty Nick Additon was sharp, allowing just one hit
and two walks in six scoreless innings. He fanned seven in collecting his first
win of the season. Sam Freeman and Eduardo Sanchez protected the shutout with a
combined one hit and one walk with three strikeouts over the final three frames.
Colt Sedbrook went 3-for-4 at the dish and Shane Peterson was on base three times
with a hit and two walks. Slumping Tommy Pham hit his first home run, a two-run
PROSPECTS: Richard Castillo (#15), Nick
Additon (#21), Adam Reifer (#22), Shaun Garceau (#28), David Kopp (#34) and Curt Smith (#39).
10-18, tied for last place, eight games out - FSL South Division
Quad Cities River Bandits
Suspended due to rain vs. Cedar Rapids
the home club down 8-1 in the second inning, the contest in Davenport was
suspended due to rain, to be resumed prior to Saturday’s tilt. The
regularly-scheduled game against the Kernels will be shortened to seven
second Quad Cities start, Jonny Bravo was hammered again. Charlie Cutler
collected the sole Bandits RBI.
Outfielder Brian Buck was released, replaced by teenager Frederick Parejo,
promoted from Extended Spring Training. LHP George Brown was returned to EST,
replaced by right-handed starter Josh Wilson.
rotation changes: See this
article on my blog for details.
PROSPECTS: Niko Vasquez (#16), Deryk
Hooker (#27), Jon Edwards (#32), Arquimedes Nieto (#38) and Ryde Rodriguez (#40)
14-12, third Place, 3 GB - MWL Western Division
(SS) - The
Muckdogs will begin the defense of their NYPL Championship title on June 19th
when they host Auburn at home.
Johnson City Cardinals
(R) - The
Cardinals will open the season on the road in Kingsport on Tuesday, June 23rd.
The Cardinals will play a three game series with the Mets before the action
comes to Howard Johnson Field on Friday, June 26th when the Cardinals play host
to the Burlington Royals in the 2009 home opener.
Gulf Coast League Cardinals
(R) - The
GCL Cardinals open their season on June 23 vs. the GCL Marlins.
VSL Cardinals (R) -
Season starts May 18.
DSL Cardinals (R) -
Season starts May 30.
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Springfield Cardinals fans saw a new club record set Friday night at
Hammons Field. Right-handed starter Trey Hearne struck out 13 Northwest Arkansas
hitters in just six innings of work. The previous record for the Double-A club
of 10 strikeouts was last tied by Jess Todd in June 2008.
Friday outing, Hearne allowed just one run on two hits over his six frames,
walking only one batter. However, a ninth-inning grand slam off closer Francisco
Samuel cost Hearne and the Cardinals a win.
25-year-old Hearne was in just his second start of the season after beginning
the year in the bullpen. Over all, he has a 1-1 record with a 2.79 ERA for the
Texas League club. Hearne has fanned 32 and walked just seven in 29 innings
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centerfielder, hitting just .216 on the season, blasted his first home run of
2009, a two-run shot in the fourth inning that extended Palm Beach’s lead
to three runs. The club broke a nine-game losing skid in the process.
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