Daily Farm Report - 5/31/13

Michael Wacha delivering a pitch in his MLB debut - SI.com

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

Springfield and Peoria both put up crooked numbers in the score column to secure victories. Palm Beach got an impressive start from a 19-year old who jumped from Johnson City. Memphis was shut-out and was held to 2-hits. The system goes 3-1 W-L on the night

Memphis 0, Albuquerque 2

Kolten Wong was 1-3 with a walk. Wong now has 65 total hits on the year that's ranks 3rd in the PCL, behind Corey Dickerson, and Chris Owings for league lead in hits.

Richard Castillo was solid but was on the losing end. He went 6 2/3 innings giving up 6 hits on 2 earned runs he walked 3 and struck out 4.

Michael Blazek was impressive in his Triple-A debut by striking out two batters in a scoreless inning.

Springfield 15, Midland 5

Mike O'Neill hit a 3-run RBI single and walk what he does best.

Jake Lemmerman continues to steady as he was 2-5 with an RBI double and a walk.

Thomas Pham recorded 2 hits (1 1B, 1 2B) and walked twice in 4 at bats.

Ruben Gotay smacked a 3-run homer his third of the season.

Adam Melker hit a solo shot and an RBI double.

Starlin Rodriguez showing more of that bat speed as he hit grand slam and walked with the bases loaded to total out with 5 RBI's on the night.

Ryan Sheriff gave up 6 hits on 1 earned he walked 2 and struck out 3 in 5 innings of work. Much better outing than in his debut.

Lee Stoppelman pitched the final two innings scoreless he walked a batter and struck out two.

Palm Beach 4, Fort Myers 1

Matt Williams singled twice in 4 at bats.

Colin Walsh walked twice.

Stephen Piscotty hit a clutch 2-out RBI single to spark the Palm Beach offense.

David Popkins was perfect 4-4 at the plate with a double and 2 RBI's.

Jesus Montero (Jesus Montero of the Mariners cousin) hit an RBI single.

Juan Bautista was quite impressive going 6 strong innings allowing 3 hits on 1 earned walked 2 and struck out 3. Impressive start for a 19-year old making the jump from Johnson City just last year to Palm Beach this year make that kind of start even more so against one of the top FSL squads.

Danny Miranda pitched 2 scoreless in relief he struck out 3 in the effort.

Ronnie Shaban continues to be nails in the Palm Beach back-end when given the opportunity to close he converted his 6th save. Shaban now has 0.87 ERA in 16 games and has held opponents to a .169 opp avg.

Peoria 11, Wiscousin 5

Breyvic Valera barreled a 2-run RBI double.

Ildemaro Vargas was 2-5 with 2 RBI's.

Jacob Wilson was 2-5 with 3 RBI's. Continuing to be one of most productive hitters in the system.

Patrick Wisdom hit an RBI single and struck out three times. By the strikeout numbers Wisdom has struggled somewhat of making contact this season something he will have to improve if he wants to advance to Palm Beach later on this season.

Charlie Tilson catching fire as he was 3-4 with an RBI single. Average up to .292 after a horrific start to the year.

Adam Ehrlich was 3-4 with a 2-run RBI double.

Kyle Helisek wasn't impressive he gave up 7 hits on 4 earned in 3 2/3 innings pitched.

Peoria bullpen was shutdown allowing only 1 earned run to score in 5 1/3 scoreless inning. Coming from Joseph Scanio, Thomas Lee, Joe Donofrio.

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