Daily Farm Report - 7/31/13

Fernando Salas did not experience a joyful return to Memphis. - USA TODAY Sports

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

Tucson 4, Memphis 2

  • Xavier Scruggs doubled and struck out twice. He also stole his 7th base of the season.
  • Springfield only had 4 hits total. Besides Scruggs' double, Colin Walsh, Stephen Piscotty, and Richard Castillo (yes, the pitcher) singled. Piscotty and Castillo also drew 1 walk apiece.
  • Richard Castillo surrendered 3 runs in 6 innings, all coming on solo homers. He allowed 5 hits total, 1 walk, and struck out 3. All in all, a pretty strange night considering his 11-0 groundout-flyout ratio.
  • Zach Russell allowed 1 unearned run in his inning of work on 1 hit and 1 strikeout.
  • Jose Almarante walked 1 and struck out 1 in the 8th inning.

Peoria 3, Quad Cities 4

  • Trevor Martin was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles.
  • The rest of Peoria's hits were singles belonging to C.J. McElroy, Carlie Tilson, Breyvic Valera, Jeremy Schaffer, Nick Martini, and Gerwuins Velazco.
  • Kyle Helisek threw 6 scoreless innings that included 4 hits, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts.
  • Joe Donofrio was roughed up for 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits in 2.1 innings, though he did strike out 4.
  • Joseph Scanio allowed the runner he inherited to score. He allowed 1 run on 1 hit and struck out 1.
  • Steven Ramos (CF) was 2-for-5 with a double and triple.
  • Mason Katz (2B) had 2 doubles and a walk.
  • Matthew Young (RF) was 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Luke Voit (C) was 2-for-4.
  • Cesar Valera (SS) and David Washington (1B) both singled and walked.
  • Carson Kelly (3B) walked twice.
  • Juan Bautista allowed 4 runs on 5 hits, 4 walks, and 2 strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
  • Jhonny Polanco pitched 1.1 innings that included 1 hit, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts.
  • Kyle Webb allowed a hit and struck out 2.
  • Jeff Rauh struck out 1 in the final 1.1 innings.
  • Jhohan Acevedo (CF) was 3-for-4 with a walk in the leadoff spot.
  • Leandro Mateo (2B) was 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • Justin Ringo (1B) was 2-for-5.
  • Kenneth Peoples-Walls (SS) doubled.
  • Rowan Wick (DH) homered for the third time on the season.
  • Steve Bean (C) was 1-for-3 with a HR (1) and walk.
  • Will Anderson was roughed up for 5 runs on 7 hits (1 HR), 1 walk, and 4 strikeouts in 3 innings.
  • Norge Paredes was just as bad: 4 runs on 5 hits (1 HR), 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts in 2.2 innings.
  • Anderson Gerdel allowed another home run before Fernando Baez calmed things down with 2 scoreless innings that included 1 hit, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts.

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