This article indicates that the Cardinals will either be putting Isringhausen on the DL or possibly designating him for assignment. I would imagine that he would clear waivers at this point and his comments seem to indicate that he would accept a minor league stint to find a cure for what ails him. The corresponding roster move would almost certainly be to bring Chris Perez to St. Louis for his first major league experience, since that was the plan for about a half an hour a few days ago before minds were changed. I am sad to see Izzy struggle, because he has given us some good times, but I am really excited to see Perez in The Show.
As mentioned in the comments, Kevin Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus had some nice things to say about Jess Todd in an article today. The article is subscriber only, but I’m not sure about this audio interview on BP with John Abbamondi, Cardinals AGM. Elsewhere, Kary Booher has the details of the Cory Rauchenberger retirement and Mark McCormick‘s promotion to Springfield.
The system went 4-1 on the night, with Springfield’s seventh loss in a row as the only blemish on the evening. All the details are after the jump.
- Joe Mather hit a two run homer in the bottom of the 12th to bring home the victory. Atta boy, Joe! It was his only hit in six chances on the night, but he made it count.
- Colby was dropped to eigth in the lineup but it made no difference on this night. He went 0-4 with a sacrifice.
- Brian Barden went 3-6 with a double and Mark Johnson went 2-3.
- On the mound, Anthony Reyes got the start and gave up two runs on six hits, two walks and a hit batsman over 3.2 innings. He struck out three.
- Hugo Castellanos went three scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk and striking out one.
- Allen Craig played leftfield tonight and went 3-4 with a homerun and a double.
- Jon Jay went 1-3 with a homerun and two walks.
- Isaias Garcia went 2-4 and Matt Pagnozzi went 2-3.
- Tyler Herron had a bit of a rough outing, giving up five runs on seven hits, two walks and two hit batsmen. He struck out five.
- Marco Gonzalez pitched two hitless innings, giving up a walk, hitting a batter and striking out one.
- Brian Cartie follows up his successful debut with Palm Beach with a huge night, driving in all five Palm Beach runs while going 3-4 with a double and a homerun. He DH’d today after playing third yesterday.
- Daryl “Tools” Jones went 2-3 and Arnoldi Cruz went 2-4 and also threw out two runners attempting to steal.
- Kyle Mura got the start and didn’t have a particularly good day. He gave up four runs in five innings on eight hits and two walks. He also struck out three.
- Brandon Garner and Jon Mikrut each pitched two scoreless innings. Garner struck out three and gave up two hits while Mikrut gave up a hit and a walk and recorded one strikeout.
- Quad Cities only managed two hits, doubles by Andrew Brown (1-3 with a walk) and Paul Vasquez (1-4).
- Joshua Wilson got the start and lasted five innings, giving up a run on three hits and two walks, while striking out one.
- Brian Broderick went four scoreless innings, striking out three and allowing two hits.
- The batting line of the day goes to Carlos Yegues, who went 3-5 with a pair of doubles.
- David Brito gets the pitching line of the day for pitching 3.2 hitless innings, giving up only a walk and striking out two. Honorable Mention goes to lefty Miguel Lopez for giving up only an unearned run on two hits over four innings and striking out three.