In addition to the signing that Erik posted about earlier, Derrick Goold is reporting that the Cardinals are set to announce a total of six international signings. He has all the details about the players in this article.
Kyle Mura got the call up to Springfield to make the start tonight, all the details are below, but the News-Leader had a feature on him before his first appearance. The News-Leader also reports on Jon Jay‘s shoulder injury. The team is hopeful (as am I) that the shoulder won’t keep him out long. Here is what Jay thinks:
Sounding an optimistic tone, Jay couched his shoulder situation on Wednesday as “just the bumps and bruises you go through (in) the season.”
The organization was 4-1 on the day (Palm Beach was rained out). All the details are after the jump.
- Josh Phelps had a big game, going 2-3 with a double and a triple.
- Bryan Anderson went 2-3 and is now batting .344 at AAA. He did have another passed ball, his seventh since getting promoted.
- Clayton Mortensen got the start tonight and was solid, giving up a run on six hits in seven innings. He walked two and struck out two. Going against his normal M.O., he got as many flyball outs as he did groundouts (9-9).
- Mark Worrell pitched the final two innings, giving up a hit and a walk.
- Jose Martinez was 3-5 with a homerun.
- Mark Shorey was 3-4 with a homerun.
- Andrew Brown and Tyler Greene were both 1-3 with a walk. Don’t look now but Tyler Greene has started to resemble a quality baseball player as of late – he was .278/.327/.467 in the month of June, which isn’t superstar material, but is a nice step up from where he was in April and May.
- Kyle Mura got his first start at AA and continued his recent success. He went five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out a pair.
- Justin Fiske went 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and Marco Gonzalez pitched a perfect inning, striking out a pair.
- Josh Dew struggled to finish the game off in the ninth, allowing a pair of runs on three hits and a walk.
- Fernando Salas came in and recorded the last out to get the save.
- Brett Wallace got his first professional hit, going 1-4.
- Pete Kozma was 0-4, but he stole a pair of bases.
- Francisco Rivera and Nick Peoples each went 2-4.
- The big story of the night, though, was Richard Castillo, who went seven scoreless innings, giving up four hits and two walks and striking out four.
- Jermaine Curtis was 2-3 with a stolen base.
- Jon Edwards was 1-3 with a double and a walk.
- Frederick Parejo was 2-3 and Blake Murphy was 3-4.
- Arquimedes Nieto got the start and gave up one run on four hits over five innings while striking out five.
- Zachary Pitts followed and threw 3.2 innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out a pair.
- Adam Reifer got the save by recording the final out.
- Alex Castellanos was 2-4 with a double and a homerun.
- Brett Lilley was 1-2 with a double and three walks.
- Travis Mitchell was 1-3 with a double.
- Nico Vasquez (First Inning is spelling it that way, so I guess I will, too) was 0-4 with an error in the field.
- Carlos Gonzales had a rough start, giving up five runs on five hits, a walk and two hit batsmen over three innings.
- Samuel Freeman pitched two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and striking out four.
- Michael Blazek was roughed up in his 3.1 innings. He allowed six runs on three hits, four walks and a hit batsmen. He struck out three.