Most of you by now have heard that Brett Wallace has been called up to Springfield. Allen Craig hits the DL with lower back pain. Quad Cities is sliding out of the MWL Western Division race, while Springfield was tied for first in the TL North going into tonight, and in need of a powerful bat to replace Craig in the lineup. I think Wallace fits that bill. Yet another aggressive promotion.
Jon Jay also hit the 7 day DL. He’s had a shoulder problem that has dogged him since last year.
Derrick Goold revisits Baseball America’s Top 30 Cardinals, something he was pretty key in putting together and will be again in 2009. He is looking for some feedback, so be sure to drop by and give him your input. I would have to think Brett Wallace, Daryl Jones, Lance Lynn, Nico Vasquez, Fernando Salas, and Francisco Samuel should all have spots and that ranking, and maybe Ryde Rodriguez and Jon Edwards to name a couple more.
BA reports the Cardinals are in the right in the gooey center regarding how much each team spent on signing bonuses for its players selected in the top 10 rounds. They spent $4,893,000. That team across the state unbelievably spent over $10M, which leads the MLB. (Subscription required)
Only one win tonight in the system.
- Brian Barden had a rough game hitting lead off. He went 0 1-5 with with a good ol’ Golden Sombrero.
- David Freese went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.
- Josh Phelps went 2-for-3 with a double. Less doubles, more homers. Come on Josh, get with it.
- Bryan Anderson and Cody Haerther doubled.
- Tyler Greene went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.
- Jess Todd Will Destroy Us All allowed two earned runs on 6 hits and a walk with 6 K’s. He allowed two doubles and a homer.
- Mark Worrell pitched a scoreless frame. He allowed a walk and struck out one.
- Kelvin Jimenez still stinks. Film at 11.
- Brendan Ryan went 0-5 with 3 K. I think his days as a Cardinal could be numbered.
- Daryl Jones went 2-for-5 with a stolen base. When prospect-niks do their rankings at the beginning of the year, where will Jones be on their lists? How many believers has he made this season? I don’t know, but he’s made a believer out of me.
- Jose Martinez went 2-for-3 with a walk.
- Mark Shorey went 4-for-5 with a double. Shorey’s hitting .308 but has benefited by a .400 BABIP. He strikes out in a quarter in his plate appearances and his power numbers are a little down this season.
- Andrew Brown went 2-for-5 with a double.
- Donovan Solano doubled but struck out three times.
- Brandon Yarbrough doubled and allowed three stolen bases in five attempts.
- Brad Furnish was betrayed by his defense. Springfield had five errors, four when he was in the game. He allowed six runs on six hits and two walks, but wasn’t charged with an earned run. He struck out three. He also picked off two batters.
- Josh Dew threw two innings of no hit ball with two K’s and two HBP.
Palm Beach was off.
- This lineup is pretty “myeh” without the awesome power of the Walrus. I like Pham, Edwards and Rivera. Pham and Edwards went 0-fer.
- Francisco Rivera went 2-for-4.
- Jonathan Stambaugh allowed two ER on five hits and a walk over three innings.
- Kenny Maiques allowed two ER on two hits and two walks with one K in 1.1. It was a parade of “myeh” relievers after that.
- Frederick Parejo homered.
- Colt Sedbrook and Charles Cutler both went 0-2. Cutler did draw a key walk in the 9th.
- Arquimedes Nieto threw one inning, allowed one hit and struck out one.
- Adam “Don’t Fear the” Reifer was credited with the W. He worked a scoreless frame, allowing one hit and fanned two.
- Nico Vasquez went 2-for-4 with a walk. I sat here for ten minutes trying to figure out a cool pregame story about Nico, but apparently I’m not Hardcore Legend.
- Jack Cawley went 2-for-5 with a double and a triple. It’s unusual to see a catcher triple.
- Edgar Lara went 2-for-5 with a double. Lara’s 16 for his last 38 at bats with 5 XBH.
- Rickey Noland went 2-for-4 with a HR.
- Luis Mateo went 3-for-5 with a SB.
- Scott McGregor allowed no runs on five hits and no walks with five K’s. His name is fun to say in bad Scottish accent. He’s allowed just one run in 27 innings.
- Jose Mateo allowed no runs on one hit and struck out two.