What’s been going on? I leave town for a week to see the Cardinals in Boston and to catch a game at Yankee Stadium [sorry, I couldn't help the self-promotion, I'll keep it to a minimum] and all of a sudden the number of prospects to follow seems to have doubled and The Red Baron is posting on Future Redbirds. I can’t leave you guys alone for five minutes…
But seriously, I am excited to see guys like Gorgen and Niko get their start in the system and, even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the pick, I am really looking forward to seeing Brett Wallace at Quad Cities. The Texas League All Star game was Wednesday night in Springfield and the Cardinals had several representatives that I’ll cover in the DFR below, but Kary Booher and the Springfield News-Leader Live Blogged the game, which makes for a pretty decent read.
In addition to the All Star game, four teams were in action today and went 3-1. All the details are after the jump.
Memphis had the night off.
- Jess Todd got the start in the All Star game and was dominant in his two innings, allowing only one hit and striking out five.
- Jon Jay was 2-3 with a double and a walk, Allen Craig was 0-2 with a walk and Tyler Greene was 0-1 with a walk.
- Fernando Salas was brought in to close out the game in the ninth, but he gave up a run on two hits, allowing the South to tie the game. He did strike out two in his inning of work.
- Luke Gregerson was then used in the tenth to keep the game tied, but he had a meltdown and gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk and took the loss.
- Daryl Jones went 2-3 with two walks.
- Luke Gorsett went 3-3 with a walk.
- Arnoldi Cruz got a start at firstbase and went 1-3 with a double and two walks.
- Daniel Descalso and Nick Derba each went 2-3 with a pair of walks, Descalso doubled.
- Brandon Buckman went 2-5 with a double.
- Shaun Garceau got the start and gave up two runs in five innings on four hits and four walks, he struck out three.
- Blake King gave up three runs on two walks and a hit in two thirds of an inning, striking out a pair. He was followed by Dan Bilardello who gave up one run on three hits in 1.1 innings.
- Elvis Hernandez and Francisco Samuel each pitched a scoreless inning.
- Matthew Arburr and Paul Vazquez each had three hits including a double.
- Brian Broderick scattered nine hits over seven innings (where’s the piggyback?) allowing only one run and striking out a pair.
- Chuckie Fick and Brandon Garner each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
- First Baseman Curt Smith went 4-5 with a homer.
- Alex Castellanos, playing third today, went 2-4 with two triples.
- Brett Lilley, Niko Vazquez and Jack Cawley each had two hits. Cawley doubled.
- Santo Maertz pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
- Jose Mateo pitched three scoreless innings, giving up one hit and walking two while striking out three.
- Rynier Gonzalez got the start and was just a bit wild, walking six batters in four innings. He gave up four runs on five hits and he struck out three.
- Missouri State product Matthew Frevert struggled in the ninth, giving up three runs on two hits and a walk, while striking out two in two thirds of an inning.
- The Muckdawgs had seven hits by seven different players. Jermaine Curtis, Shane Peterson and Jon Edwards were each 1-3 with a walk.
- Blake Murphy was 1-4 with a double and Charles Cutler was 1-3 with a triple.
- Thomas Eager only went four innings and he struck out seven. He gave up a run on three hits and two walks.
- Daniel Richardson pitched a scoreless inning, allowing 2 walks.
- Ryan Kulik went three innings, striking out three and allowing an unearned run on three hits.
- George Brown pitched the final inning giving up only a solo homerun and striking out a pair.