A daily recap of the minor league players in the Cardinals' farm system.
Memphis 2, Las Vegas 4
- Kolten Wong was 2-for-4 with a double. Wong is batting .298/.363/.455 on the season which is about 60 points higher OPS than his AA performance in 2012.
- Greg Garcia was 2-for-4 with a double and both of Memphis's RBIs.
- Michael Wacha struck out 6 in 5 innings or work. He allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk. The Cardinals continue to be conservative with Wacha pulling him after 83 pitches.
- Nick Greenwood pitched two scoreless innings striking out 2.
Springfield 8, Arkansas 4
- Ruben Gotay was 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and his 14th home run of the season.
- Stephen Piscotty was 3-for-4 with a double.
- Cody Stanley was 2-for-5.
- Starlin Rodriguez, back in the outfield, was 2-for-4 with a triple and his 6th Springfield home run. Rodriguez is a much less interesting prospect as a corner outfielder.
- Jonathan Cornelius struck out 8 in 5 innings. He walked 3 and allowed 4 hits for 2 runs.
- Heath Wyatt walked 3 batters in the 8th failing to record an out before giving way to Lee Stoppelman. Stoppelman would record the last 5 outs of the game including 3 strikeouts. He allowed 2 hits for 1 run.
Palm Beach 5, Dunedin 4
- David Popkins was 2-for-4 with a walk.
- Jonathan Rodriguez and Danny Stienstra both went 2-for-4 with a double. Rodriguez also recorded his 13th home run of the season. Power was elusive early in the season but Rodriguez has been on a tear of late. He's almost up to a .200 ISO in a pitcher friendly league and is hitting .305 on the season. His defensive limitations set a high bar for offense but the bat is interesting.
- Meanwhile, Anthony Garcia has fallen back into a deep slump. He went 0-for-3 and now finds his OPS back under .700. After such a great season in Quad Cities this year has been a huge disappointment.
- Kyle Hald struck out 4 in 4.1 innings. He allowed 7 hits and 4 runs while walking 2.
- Robert Stock pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball.
Peoria 3, Burlington 1
- Charlie Tilson was 3-for-3 with a walk. Tilson's hitting almost .300 on the season but it's an empty average.
- Breyvic Valera was 2-for-3 with a walk. Valera suffers from the same problem as Tilson though at a different position. Beyond their average, the walk rates are tepid and the power is miniscule.
- Mike Mayers allowed 5 hits in 4.2 inning for 1 run. He struck out 3.
- Dixon Llorens struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings.
State College 3, Vermont 1
- Jimmy Bosco, RF, was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks. (Everytime he winds up in a DFR, I want some Bosco sticks. Those were the best when I was a kid.)
- Mason Katz, 2B, was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
- Nick Petree struck out 4 in 5 innings while walking 2. He was touched up for 1 run on 4 hits.
- Johnny Polanco and Michael Aldrete both contributed 2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen allowing 2 hits. The former struck out 1 and the latter 2.
Johnson City 7, Elizabethton 2