Daily Farm Report - 8/23/13

Kolten Wong fielding a one-hopper in Friday nights game. - Dilip Vishwanat

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

On Friday night in baseball's best farm system it went an even 3-3 W-L overall. Memphis, Springfield, and Peoria were all shut-out. Palm Beach had an exciting walk-off victory. State College and Johnson City all routed their opponents with nine runs put up by both offenses.

Memphis 0, Iowa 2

  • As an offense Memphis had only four hits total in thirty four team at bats against the Iowa pitching staff.
  • Eric Fornataro making his second-emergency start in the past two weeks. This time out he was stretched to four innings of two-run ball.
  • Michael Blazek pitched two scoreless with a strikeout it looks like he will get another opportunity once roster expand in September. With his electric stuff he can be an asset out of the bullpen it's just all about getting ahead to make his secondary pitches which are so good make work.

NW Arkansas 12, Springfield 0

  • Ruben Gotay and Cody Stanley both were 2-4 with two singles.
  • Anthony Ferrara gave up four earned on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The Springfield bullpen wasn't much better with eight earned runs charged to the staff.

Palm Beach 2, Bradenton 1

  • Jacob Wilson was 1-5 with an RBI single.
  • Patrick Wisdom singled and walked twice on the night.
  • Ronny Gil was 3-5 with an RBI single.
  • Ryan Sherriff was terrific in seven innings of one-earned ball on four hits, he walked none and struck out four.
  • Dean Kiekhefer fanned four in two scoreless innings to earn the win.

Peoria 0, Burlington 3

  • Trevor Martin continues to hit with a three-hit game. Since being promoted from State College in 19 games at Peoria Martin is hitting .397 with 1 HR and 19 RBI with a .958 OPS.
  • 2nd rounder Mike Mayers allowed three earned on seven hits, walked one and struck out five in six innings.

State College 9, Auburn 3

  • Steven Ramos was 3-5 with a double, triple, and RBI.
  • David Washington hit an RBI double.
  • Carson Kelly had another multi-hit game with three hits he also had an RBI.
  • Michael Schluze and Matthew Young combined for 5 RBI's.
  • Nick Petree one of the sleepers out of the '13 amateur draft pitched seven terrific innings he gave up one earned on three hits and struck out three. It's a bit of a hyperbole but Jim Callis of Baseball America when Petree was first drafted by the Cardinals said Petree "was the college version of Greg Maddux". Certainly someone to keep an eye on for the upcoming season as a potential breakout prospect.
  • Mitch Harris gave up two earned on two hits in 2/3's of an inning. His ERA still sits below 1.00.

Johnson City 9, Burlington 4

  • Richy Pedroza only hit was an 2-run RBI single.
  • Justin Ringo was 2-4 with a home run and 2 RBI.
  • Kenneth Peoples-Walls had a nice night offensively with three hits and a home run totaling out for 2 RBI.
  • Steve Bean had a 2-run RBI single as well with Pedroza.
  • Rising young Latin prospect Alexander Reyes struggled a bit with control in five innings he gave up three on two runs (one earned), walked five and struck out eight. With his stuff he should be striking out a lot of batters which is good to see especially at that level.
  • Anderson Gerdel struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief.
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