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Daily Farm Report - 8/17/13

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

Michael Wacha and Yadier Molina exchanging high-fives after the Cardinals win over the Cubs yesterday
Michael Wacha and Yadier Molina exchanging high-fives after the Cardinals win over the Cubs yesterday
David Banks

On Saturday the farm system went 2-5 W-L overall excluding the two lowest Rookie level clubs. Mike O'Neill the king of walks got on base three times via base on balls in a Memphis loss. Springfield had an amazing comeback in the top of ninth with five runs then was later erased by a Midland walk-off. Palm Beach was shut-out. Peoria was defeated by Cedar Rapids the team now that is thirty games above .500. State College held on to win in late innings. Johnson City was lead by Richy Pedroza and Justin Ringo who both had big nights offensively.

Memphis 4, Omaha 5

  • Mike O'Neill keeps doing it with three walks that keeps adding on to that already unbelievable seasonal on base percentage.
  • Adron Chambers hit a sac fly while Chad Huffman had two hits and an RBI.
  • Eric Fornataro filled-in as a spot-starter for Tyler Lyons who was called-up yesterday as a fresh arm on the major-league roster. Fornataro in his first start since '11 lasted two innings he gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits, walked two and struck out two.
  • Keith Butler gave Memphis some much needed innings with three scoreless of his own. Cardinals must require there relievers at Memphis to now go multiple innings so that when the Cardinals need them when rosters expand they're physically prepared to handle that one or more innings per outing.
  • Michael Blazek gave up the game-winning run with two earned given up in 1 2/3 innings.

Springfield 10, Midland 11

  • Springfield come-back off Midland's errors with five-runs in the ninth but in the bottom half of ninth Midland won it with a walk-off RBI single.
  • James Ramsey was 2-6 with two RBI and two runs.
  • Ruben Gotay had a four-hit game with two RBI.
  • Xavier Scruggs drove in three with two singles.
  • Anthony Ferrara reverts back after two great starts flashing his potential. He gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits, walked five and struck one in three innings.
  • Lee "Stoppelgod" retired four batters with one strikeout. The "Stoppelgod" has now struck out 72 batters in 60.2 IP between Palm Beach and Springfield. If he continues to get hitters out like he has done he's going to be given a ticket to STL before long.
  • Jose Almarante after giving him love in one my past DFR's he gives up three earned runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning.
  • Kevin Thomas gave up the walk-off RBI single in the ninth.

Palm Beach 0, Charlotte 1

  • David Popkins tripled the only extra base hit from the PB offense.
  • Kyle Hald was awesome in seven innings he gave up one earned on seven hits, walked one and struck out three.

Peoria 1, Cedar Rapids 6

  • Peoria was beaten by Cedar Rapids Class-A affiliation of the Twins organization whose now thirty games above .500 mark. That Twins system has made real strides over the two years now one of the more stronger systems in all of professional baseball.
  • Newly-acquired middle infielder Juan Herrera was 2-4 with an RBI single.
  • 2nd rounder Mike Mayers pitched four innings he gave up three earned on six hits.

State College 5, Jamestown 3

  • Brett Wiley was 2-4 with an RBI.
  • Alex De Leon hit an RBI single and solo home run.
  • Matthew Young the physically built specimen launched a solo homer.
  • Nick Petree pitched six solid innings gave up one earned on six hits and struck out four. Keep an eye on him next year got a great feel for pitching. Is the definition of pitchability.
  • Victor De Leon fanned two in two scoreless innings.
  • Andrew Pierce converted his second career save with a scoreless ninth.

Johnson City 9, Elizabethan 6

  • Richy Pedroza had three hits a double, and three RBI on the night.
  • Justin Ringo had a perfect 5-5 night at the plate with four RBI.
  • Alexander Reyes was dazzling again with 5 1/3 innings of solid work gave up three earned on four hits, walked two and struck out five.
  • Zach Loraine gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth with his first save of the season.