Daily Farm Report - 5/18/13

A daily recap of the minor league players in the Cardinals' farm system.

The system goes 2-2 W-L overall. A rarity that you'll find southpaws starting in each game on each level on one night the system had just that. Two of the southpaws Nick Addition from Memphis and Tim Cooney from Springfield had impressive starts and racking up the strikeouts.

Memphis 3, Tacoma 4

Memphis is still without Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras.

Brock Peterson only hit was a double.

Jamie Romak was 1-2 with 2 walks.

Justin Christian the minor league vet was 1-2 with an RBI double and also had base on base.

Vance Albitz made up most of Memphis's offense by going 2-4 with 2 RBI's and a double.

Nick Addition pitched 6 solid innings allowing 4 hits on 3 earned runs, walked 1, and struck out 9 batters.

Marc Rzepczynski pitched a scoreless inning but struggled finding his control as he walked 3 batters.

Sam Freeman gave up 3 hits on 1 earned run in an inning of work.

Springfield 7, Arkansas 0

*Mike O'Neill has two major abilities getting on base at a superior rate and consistently putting the ball in play using the entire field as did by going 4-5 with a triple, double, and 2 singles. Using the entire field is one of O'Neill biggest assets.

*James Ramsey was hitless but walked twice.

*Ruben Gotay had a 3-hit game walked once.

*Chris Swauger was 3-5 with an RBI.

*Xavier Scruggs continues to mash at Springfield just begging to get promotion to Memphis. He went 2-4 with a home run and 5 RBI's. Scruggs now has a slash line of .283/.414/.655 and has slugged 12 home runs with 33 RBI's in only 36 games.

*Tim Cooney had the most impressive night as he pitched 6 shutout innings giving up 5 hits only walking 1 and striking out 7 batters. Nice to see Cooney having immediate success at Springfield.

Palm Beach 2, Jupiter 5

*Switch hitter Collin Walsh was 1-2 with 2 walks with a stolen base his 4th of the season. Walsh's power may have died in the FSL but at least he's still showing patience at the plate. As he's kept an excellent walk rate of 12.2% but his strikeouts are up by nearly 5 points from last year which suggest he's having a tough time adjusting to facing more advanced pitching.

*Stephen Piscotty singled his only knock.

*Danny Stienstra continues to be productive for Palm Beach as he hit an RBI single.

*Tyler Melling pitched 5 scoreless innings giving up 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5

Peoria 7, Clinton 10

Peoria's bullpen imploded in the top of the 9th giving up 5 runs.

*Breyvic Valera was a perfect 4-4 with an RBI and single. Nice to see Valera starting to hit again. People got to remember he led the NY-Penn-League in total hits last year.

*Ildemaro Vargas was 3-5 with a double.

*Patrick Wisdom was 1-5 with an RBI triple.

*Carson Kelly continues to hold his own by singling twice.

*Kyle Helisiek gave up 11 hits on 5 unearned, 3 earned in 6 innings pitched.

*Sam Tuivailala was roughed up allowing 5 runs although only 4 of the runs were earned in a 1/3 of an inning.

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