Daily Farm Report - 8/2/13

Marco Gonzales delivering an offering during a Gonzaga game. - Christopher Anderson

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

Not including Rookie Ball to the exception of Johnson City the system was an even 3-3 W-L overall on Friday night. Carlos Martinez made his thirteenth start on the season he labored and only got through five innings. Jonathan Rodriguez continues to intrigue with the showcasing of his power potential in the Florida State League parks. 1st round draft pick Marco Gonzales makes a very successful Single-A debut. State College scored one late in the ninth to walk-off. Johnson City won big against a Kingsport team whose one of the better teams in the Appy League.

Memphis 4, Tucson 2

  • Mike O'Neill has one of the most uniquest skill-sets in all of professional baseball he was 2-5 with an RBI single. Now in his first three games all he has done is hit Triple-A pitching.
  • Kolten Wong smacked an RBI single he also walked in three at bats.
  • Audry Perez whose had a disappointing season offensively was 2-3 with an RBI.
  • Chris Swauger hit a pinch-hit solo home run his 1st for Memphis.
  • Carlos Martinez got through five innings allowing only one earned on two hits, the flame-throwing Dominican walked four and struck out three. Command was an issue in this start and held him back to go deep into this outing.
  • Deryk Hooker punched out two in a scoreless 8th inning.
  • Fernando Salas converted his fifth save with a scoreless 9th inning.

Springfield 7, Arkansas 11

  • James Ramsey had three hits one for an RBI. The former Seminole now has a .254 average at Springfield.
  • Colin Walsh was 2-5 with a punch out.
  • Starlin Rodriguez had a big night in the RBI column he was 3-4 with a double and 5 RBI's.
  • Tim Cooney was roughed for the second straight start he lasted 2 2/3 innings gave up eight runs (four earned) on seven hits, walked one and struck out two.
  • Zach Russell in his second outing at the Double-A level struck out two in two scoreless frames.

Palm Beach 5, Dunedin 1

  • Jonathan Rodriguez continues to slug it out he was 2-3 with a two-run homer and RBI single just begging for a promotion to Springfield. The past ten games Rodriguez has been scorching hot batting .441 (15-for-34) with 4 homers and 10 RBI's while OPSing 1.430.
  • Danny Stienstra was 3-4 with 2 RBI.
  • Marco Gonzales made his High-A debut with three scoreless innings gave up a hit, walked two and struck out two.
  • Tyler Melling "piggy-backed" for Gonzales with four shutout innings.

Peoria 2, Quad Cities 5

  • C.J McElroy the speedster had two hits in five at bats.
  • Jordan Walton and Breyvic Valera each had RBI singles.
  • Silfredo Garcia gave up four earned on seven hits in five innings of work.
  • Dixon Llorens struck out one with one walk in a scoreless inning.

State College 1, Vermont 0

  • State College scored one in the ninth to walk-off and secure the victory.
  • Steven Ramos drove in the walk-off run.
  • Arturo Reyes was scoreless in five innings pitched. The former Gonzaga Bulldog struck out five and walked one.
  • Victor De Leon in three scoreless struck out two.
  • Mitch Harris earned the win but it wasn't easy as he walked two and struck out two as he held the Vermont offense scoreless in the top of the ninth.

Johnson City 11, Kingsport 3

  • Vaughn Bryan was 2-4 with a triple, home run, one RBI, two walks, and three runs scored.
  • Jholan Acevedo was 2-6 with 3 RBI.
  • Justin Ringo was 2-5 with 3 RBI. Two of the runs batted in came from a home run, and the other from a single.
  • Kenneth Peoples-Walls had an RBI double.
  • Nick Lomascolo pitched four innings gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits, he walked two and struck out two.
  • Anderson Gerdel fanned six in three innings which he gave up one earned on three hits.
  • Michael Holback struck out four in two scoreless innings.
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