Stlcardinals.com has the lowdown on Jaime Garcia’s much anticipated debut. He wasn’t exactly pitching lights out in Memphis, and I have no clue how he will do, but this is one game I can’t wait to see. It is always exciting to see the top prospects make their debut, and Garcia is arguably the best pitcher the Cardinals’ system has to offer. Wouldn’t it be great if he was able to string together 3 or 4 good starts until Wainwright comes back?
It was a busy night on the farm with high scoring affairs at nearly every level. The system was on both sides of some sizeable beat downs leading to an even 3-3 night. Check out the details after the jump.
- Colby Rasmus 2-5, SB
- Nick Stavinoha 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
- Jarrett Hoffpauir 1-4, 2B, R
- P.J. Walters 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Nice to see Rasmus back hitting, and he must feel healthy if he is stealing bases. Stavinoha continues his great year, and Walters continues to get hit around and strike out guys at a very good clip.
- Jon Jay 1-4, 2 BB, 3 R
- Allen Craig 4-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI
- Jose Martinez 2-4, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
- Isa Garcia 2-5, HR, R, 4 RBI
- Adam Ottavino 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Fernando Salas 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
The bats broke out, and Springfield got a nice start from Ottavino as he picked up his second win of the season. Its been a rough year for Adam, but he has been rebounding with a strong second half. Craig continued his scorching July adding to what has been a fantastic season.
- Daryl Jones 2-4
- Donovan Solano 1-3, R
- Luke Gorsett 2-3, 2B, BB
- Mark Diapoules 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 9 K
- Francisco Samuel 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Diapoules has really picked up the strikeouts lately and is showing he belongs in the FSL in just his first full pro season. His sinker makes him a candidate to move quickly. It was nice to see the strikeouts and the zero walks for Samuel, but he also allowed a homer. Filthy, filthy stuff for Samuel, just hope he can control it.
- D’Marcus Ingram 2-4, R
- Pete Kozma 2-4, 2B, RBI
- Brett Wallace 1-4
- Aaron Luna 1-3, HR, R, RBI, BB
- Ryan Kulik 2.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
It really is time Kulik heads back to Batavia. He had one great start in Quad Cities, but he has been absolutely shelled in 4 others. Its nice to see Kozma start to pick up some more extra base hits (4 in his last 5 games). He might not have a ton of power, but he has enough to fill up the gaps.
- Colt Sedbrook 2-4, 3B, R
- Shane Peterson 2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB
- Jermaine Curtis 1-4, 2 R, BB
- Josh Hester 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
- Adam Reifer 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Peterson has been an absolute hitting star since signing, but hasn’t shown more than doubles power. If that changes he becomes one of our best hitting prospects. Colt Sedbrook is also quietly putting together a solid season for a rather low round draft pick. If you take out his June 22nd blowup, Adam Reifer has been as dominant as any reliever in the Cardinals’ system. I think its about time to see what he can do in Quad Cities.
- Niko Vasquez 1-5, R, BB
- Curt Smith 2-4, 2 R, 2 BB
- Jack Cawley 3-5, 2 R, BB
- Osvaldo Morales 4-5, 2 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI
- Joey Hage 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Niko Vasquez only had one hit tonight, and it wasn’t even for extra bases. Slacker. Don’t worry, there were plenty of other hitting stars for JC tonight. Morales may not have hit much for Quad Cities, but he sure is slugging his way through Johnson City. With the big night he now has 4 homers and 9 doubles in just 24 games. Smith and Cawley also aren’t having any trouble with Appy league pitching.