Played Saturday, May 9
(Triple-A) – Won
5-4 on the road at Iowa
Redbirds came back to score once in the ninth to tie the game at 4-4 at Iowa and
then Nick Stavinoha homered in the tenth for the win. Bryan Anderson hit a two-run home run in
the third and had two hits and three RBI on the night.
Blake Hawksworth allowed four runs in 7.0 IP, fanning ten. Fernando Salas earned
the win pitching a scoreless ninth and Jess Todd picked up his sixth
Anderson (#3), Jess
Todd (#4), Jon Jay (#10), Clayton Mortensen (#11), Adam Ottavino (#13), Allen Craig (#14), P.J. Walters (#23), Nick Stavinoha (#30).
17-10, 1st place by 1.5 games - PCL American North
(Double-A) – Won
at Arkansas 4-1 (10)
With the game
tied at 1-1, Springfield scored three in the tenth for a 4-1 win at Arkansas.
Daryl Jones doubled and scored in the second for the Cards
first run. The three runs scored in the tenth on a walk, four singles and a double.
Ryan Kulik allowed just one run in 6 1/3 innings. The bullpen pitched 3 2/3
scoreless innings to close out the win. Pete Parise picked up his second win of
the year and Francisco Samuel locked down his seventh save.
PROSPECTS: Brett Wallace (#2), Daryl Jones (#5), Pete Kozma (#12), Lance Lynn (#18), Francisco
Samuel (#19), Tyler Herron (#25), and Steven Hill (#29).
16-12, 1st place by one game - Texas League North Division
Palm Beach Cardinals
(High-A) – Won
at Charlotte 6-5
Cardinals established a modest two-game winning streak after losing nine
straight as they defeated the Charlotte Stone Crabs by a 6-5 score Saturday
of three-run innings made the difference. The Cardinals had 12 hits in the game,
four by Francisco Rivera who doubled twice and
drove in two. Curt Smith had three
hits, including a solo home run in the fifth.
David Kopp yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings and Mark Diapoules allowed three
(two earned) in one inning. Eduardo Sanchez collected his second save of the
PROSPECTS: Richard Castillo (#15), Nick Additon (#21), Adam Reifer (#22), Shaun Garceau (#28), David
Kopp (#34) and Curt
11-18, tied for last place, eight games out - FSL South Division
Quad Cities River Bandits
Split with Cedar Rapids, 6-15, 3-2
the game with Cedar Rapids from Friday which was suspended in the bottom of the
second inning after a 1:22 rain delay with Quad Cities batting and
trailing 8-1. The game only got worse from there, as they lost
Bravo (0-1) took the loss allowing all eight runs (seven earned) in his 1 2/3
innings pitched on Friday. In his 2009 debut, Josh Wilson yielded three runs,
two earned over four innings and Gary Daley was touched for three runs in his
single inning of work.
the regularly scheduled game, Quad Cities won 3-2 over Cedar Rapids. The
scheduled nine-inning game was cut to seven with the suspended game, but ended
up having to go eight innings. The Bandits prevailed when Charlie Cutler hit a
solo home run in the bottom of the eighth.
Adam Veres allowed two runs in five innings. Ramon Delgado allowed none and just two
hits over the next three innings for the win.
PROSPECTS: Niko Vasquez (#16), Deryk Hooker (#27), Jon Edwards (#32), Arquimedes Nieto (#38) and Ryde Rodriguez (#40)
15-13, tied for 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 mid-May
DSL Cardinals (R) -
Season starts near the end of May
of the Day –
Cardinals starting pitcher Ryan Kulik allowed just one run in 6 1/3 innings, but
left the game in a 1-1 tie. His teammates won the game over Arkansas with three
in the tenth inning. The
23-year-old left-hander allowed six hits, four walks and fanned just one, but
stayed out of serious trouble.
of the Day –
Beach first baseman Francisco Rivera went 4-for-4 including two doubles, scored
once and collected two RBI in the Cardinals’ 6-5 win at Charlotte.
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