Daily Farm Report - 7/29/13

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

Memphis 4, Round Rock 7

  • Adron Chambers was 2-for-4 with a triple and his 8th home run of the season.
  • Kolten Wong was 1-for-4.
  • Scott McGregor tossed 7 innings allowing 6 runs (5 earned). He was tagged for 8 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4. McGregor has struggled since his promotion to AAA and, realistically, has always been an organizational player.
  • Eric Fornataro struck out 2 in an inning of work. He allowed 1 run on 3 hits.

Springfield 7, Tulsa 3

  • Mike O'Neill was 3-for-4 with a walk.
  • Xavier Scruggs was 1-for-2 with 3 walks. Scruggs has a ridiculous three true outcomes profile. Over 50% of his plate appearances will end in a walk, home run or a strikeout.
  • Jonathan Cornelius struck out 6 in 6 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits.
  • Kevin Thomas pitched 2.1 innings with 2 strikeouts. He allowed 1 run on 1 walk and 3 hits.

Palm Beach 5, Clearwater 6

  • Starlin Rodriguez, playing centerfield, was 3-for-4 with a double. Rodriguez has traditionally played second base but is seeing sometime elsewhere on the field after being demoted from Springfield.
  • Jonathan Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with his 11th home run of the season.
  • Kyle Hald issued an uncharacteristic 3 walks in 8 innings. He allowed just 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 4. He turned the game over to the bullpen with a 5-1 lead.
  • Clearwater would proceed to light up Dean Kiekhefer for 5 runs before Palm Beach could escape the inning. Clearwater would score a walk off run in the 9th with just 1 out remaining.

Peoria 14, Kane County 1

  • Charlie Tilson and Breyvic Valera both went 4-for-5.
  • Patrick Wisdom was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Wisdom's .286 BABIP is lower than you'd expect but based on his hitting profile of groundballs/linedrives/flyballs, it's not particularly lucky or unlucky. That makes his .235 batting average a bit concerning to go along with the high strikeout rate.
  • Gerwuins Velazco was 2-for-3 with a walk and his 1st home run of the season.
  • Thomas Lee got the start for Peoria tossing 5.2 innings of 1 run baseball. He allowed 3 hits (including the solo homerun) and struck out 3.
  • Dixon Llorens finished off the game with 3.1 efficient innings (40 pitches) where he struck out 4 and surrendered just 1 hit.

State College 2, Batavia 1 (13 innings)

  • Carson Kelly, 3B, was 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Luis Perez was 2-for-5 with a double.
  • State College was batting under the Mendoza line for the night with just 8 hits in 44 at bats.
  • Nick Petree pitched 3.1 innings allowing 5 hits and 2 walks for 1 unearned run. He struck out 4.
  • State College would follow up with 5 relievers before the conclusion of the game including Mitch Harris who pitched 2 innings allowing 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 1. Harris is mostly a novelty prospect but he's still fun to follow.

Johnson City 2, Princeton 1

  • Johnson City had just 5 hits in the game but some timely hitting in the 1st and 8th inning gave them the win.
  • Alexander Reyes -- who earned some praise from Baseball America's Ben Badler on twitter last night -- pitched 7 shutout innings. He struck out 8 and walked 2. Reyes surrendered 1 run on 6 hits.
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