Chris Carpenter pitched about as well as could be expected. According to the FSN South broadcast he hit 93 and was sitting at 90-91 during his four innings. His location was a bit off, like it was in the minors, but overall he looked pretty good. Wainwright is next and he may get a start at Springfield on Monday.
There were lots of games tonight, as all six of the minor league teams had action scheduled and both Palm Beach and Quad Cities had double headers. All the details are after the jump.
Memphis 6, Fresno 1 (UPDATED)
Josh Phelps crushed his sixth homer in the last three games in going 1-5. It is really a bit of a waste for him to be toiling at memphis for the Cardinals. There are several big league teams that he could be starting for = the Royals and Mariners come to mind immediately = and he could be a nice bat off the bench for a contender. He wouldn’t command much of a price, but maybe the Cardinals can pawn him off by the deadline.
Jon Jay also homered, his first at Memphis. He went 2-4 on the evening.
Brian Barton was 3-5.
Mitchell Boggs had a nice start (albeit a little wild), going 6.1 innings and giving up one run on three hits and four walks.
Jason Motte relieved with 1.2 perfect innings, striking out three.
Mark Worrell got into a little trouble in his 1/3 of an inning, giving up two hits and a walk, but Chris Perez came in with the bases loaded and struck out two in a row to end the game.
- Allen Craig was 1-5 with a double.
- Mark Shorey was 2-5.
- Brandon Yarbrough was 2-3 with a walk.
- Matt Pagnozzi was 2-4.
- Kyle Mura lasted six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits.
- New acquisition Luis Perdomo pitched two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and striking out two, and was credited with the win.
- Fernando Salas pitched a scoreless inning for the save.
Palm Beach 6, Daytona 4 Game One
- Donovan Solano was 3-4.
- Tyler Henley was 2-3 with a walk and a double and Nick Derba was 2-3 with a walk.
- Mark McCormick got the start and wasn’t very good. He walked five batters and gave up two hits in allowing four runs in 1.2 innings.
- Eddie Degerman also went 1.2 innings and did not allow a run.
- Casey Mulligan pitched a perfect 1.2 innings, striking out three.
- Wayne Daman pitched a perfect inning and Francisco Samuel gave up one hit in his one scoreless inning.
Palm Beach 3, Dayton 6 Game Two
- Antonio DeJesus was 1-2 with a pair of walks.
- Donovan Solano was 0-1 with three walks.
- Tyler Henley was 1-4 with a double.
- Daniel Descalso was 2-3 with a home run.
- Blake King started and went 3.1 innings, giving up five runs – four of which were earned – on six hits and a walk. He struck out five.
- Dan Bilardello pitched 2.2 innings in relief, giving up a run on two hits and a walk.
West Michigan 7, Quad Cities 2 Game One
- D’Marcus Ingram was 2-3 with a homer and a walk and committed a throwing error.
- Pete Kozma was 2-4 and Brett Wallace was 3-4 and committed a fielding error.
- 2008 draftee Jared Bradford got the start and gave up three runs on seven hits over four innings. He struck out a pair.
- Dylan Gonzalez followed Bradford and was worse, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk in two innings, while striking out three.
- Kenny Maiques pitched a scoreless frame, walking a pair and striking out one.
West Michigan 2, Quad Cities 5 Game Two
- Brett Wallace was 2-3 with a double and a home run.
- D’Marcus Ingram was 2-3.
- Roberto Espinoza was 2-2 with a walk.
- Ryan Kulik pitched a solid 5.2 innings, allowing two runs, but only one was earned. He scattered seven hits and a walk and struck out two.
- Pete Parise pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings allowing only a walk and striking out three.
- Colt Sedbrook was 2-3 with a walk and he was hit by a pitch.
- Jermaine Curtis was 3-5 with a stolen base.
- Jon Edwards was 1-5 with a homerun.
- Xavier Scruggs also went deep; he was 1-4.
- Christian Rosa played catcher and went 1-3 with a pair of walks.
- Shane Peterson was 1-4 with a double.
- Thomas Eager gave up a run on three hits and four walks over five innings. He struck out three.
- Rigoberto Lugo pitched a perfect inning.
- George Brown pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk and striking out six (!).
- Alex Castellanos was the easy one away from hitting for the cycle. He was 3-5 with a homer, triple and double and a stolen base.
- Osvaldo Morales also homered and went 1-4.
- Curt Smith and Brett Lilley each went 3-5; Smith doubled and Lilley tripled.
- Nico Vasquez and Travis Mitchell were each 2-4; Nico also walked and Mitchell also stole a base.
- Jarred Bogany was 3-4 with a triple and two stolen bases.
- Michael Blazek got the start and lasted 2.2 innings, giving up six runs on four hits and two walks.
- Santo Maertz lasted on a third of an inning and he gave up two runs on a hit and three walks.
- Matthew Frevert pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out two.
- Andres Rosales pitched three innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk. He also struck out three.
- Samuel Freeman gave up a run on a hit and a walk in one inning pitched.
- Jorge Rondon pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit.