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Daily Farm Report - 7/24/13

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

Fairly certain legs aren't supposed to look like that...
Fairly certain legs aren't supposed to look like that...

The system had a busy night, going 3-and-4 in 7 games. Michael Wacha made a joke out of Round Rock batsmen. State College was swept in its double-header despite strong pitching that limited Mahoning Valley to 3 runs because they only mustered a total of 4 singles in two games. Johnson City lost in extra innings.

Round Rock 2, Memphis 3

  • Jamie Romak was 2-for-3 with a HR (20) and walk. With Brock Peterson promotion to St. Louis, Romak now leads the PCL in home runs.
  • Greg Garcia was 2-for-3.
  • Chad Huffman doubled.
  • Kolten Wong singled.
  • Michael Wacha was sharp after resting for fifteen days between starts, though he did face five batters in Triple-A's All-Star Game. In 6 innings, he used 87 pitches (57 strikes) to strike out 8 batters. Wacha only allowed 2 hits and the 1 run that scored against him was on a solo homer, but his 2-7 groundout-flyout ratio makes me wonder what the other balls in play looked like.
  • Victor Marte had a scoreless outing, everyone! No, really!
  • Keith Butler allowed a solo home run and struck out a batter in 2 innings.
  • Springfield tallied 4 hits and 5 walks but couldn't push any runs across home plate.
  • Mike O'Neill, Chris Swauger, and Colin Walsh all singled and walked.
  • Cody Stanley singled while Jake Lemmerman and Ruben Gotay contributed walks.
  • Jonathan Cornelius allowed 8 hits and 2 walks in 6.2 innings but limited Tulsa to 3 runs by keeping the ball on the floor with 11 groundouts against just 1 flyout.
  • Jose Almarante struck out the only batter he retired, stranding 2 of 3 inherited runners in the process.
  • Danny Miranda, appearing in just his second game for Springfield, struck out 3 in 2 innings.
  • Jacob Wilson was 3-for-5 with 2 doubles and a walk.
  • C.J. McElroy doubled and walked in the leadoff spot.
  • Patrick Wisdom was 1-for-6 with a double.
  • Gerwuins Velazco was 2-for-5 with a double and SB (4).
  • Breyvic Valera was 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • Jeremy Schaffer was 2-for-2 with a SB (2).
  • Charlie Tilson was 1-for-5 with a walk.
  • Kyle Helisek allowed 4 runs (all unearned) in 2 innings on 3 hits, 5 walks, and 3 strikeouts.
  • Joe Donofrio pitted 3 strikeouts against 1 walk in 3 innings but allowed 1 run on a solo homer.
  • Samuel Tuivailala allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and 1 strikeout in his inning.
  • Thomas Lee allowed 1 of 3 inherited runners to score but scattered 3 hits across 3 innings and struck out 2.
  • Zach Russell allowed 1 hit and 1 walk but struck out 1 in his scoreless inning.
State College 1, Mahoning Valley 2 (Game 1 - Eight innings)
State College 0, Mahoning Valley 1 (Game 2 - Eight innings)
  • Mason Katz and Matthew Young collected State College's only 2 hits, both of which were singles... again.
  • State College did manage to walk 6 times: Bruce Caldwell (2), Luis Perez (2), David Washington (1), and Alex De Leon (1).
  • Nick Petree struck out 5 and only allowed 1 hit and 1 walk in 5 scoreless innings.
  • Andrew Pierce struck out 7 in 4.1 innings that included 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk.