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The system for the night: shutout loss, shutout loss, victory, loss.
- There were 6 hits for Memphis, all singles. The club drew 0 walks.
- All said, PJ Walters pitched a pretty darn good game. He went 8.1 innings striking out 4 and walking 2. He allowed just 6 hits and 1 earned run (5 total). He recorded 13 groundouts. There’s nothing there to indicate he wasn’t pitching well.
- Charlie Manning, however, let all three inherited runners score and gave up another run for good measure while trying to record the final 2 outs.
- The S-Cardinals got 3 hit. Eff.
- Daniel Descalso went 1-for-3 with a walk and was the only player to reach base twice.
- Tyler Herron is far too hittable. 8 hits in 4.1 innings. He struck out 7 and walked 2 while allowing 5 ER.
- Marco Gonzalez allowed 2 ER in his inning of work.
- Shane Peterson was 2-for-4.
- Chris Swauger was 1-for-3 with a HR and a walk.
- Brian Broderick was tagged for 10 hits in 6 innings. This is going to annoy some people but I still think it’s true. The Cardinals have a tendency to draft a lot of pitchers with good stats but mediocre stuff. When those pitchers pitch, they give up more hits because they’re dependent on the defense and their stuff doesn’t fool batters. That may or may not have been the case in this game, but, on balance, I believe it’s true for a lot of the pitching farmhands. I digress; somehow Broderick only allowed 2 runs (1 earned).
- Chuckie Fick pitched 2 innings allowing 1 unearned run.
- Casey Mulligan allowed 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 K and 1 ER in his inning of work.
- Brett Lilley was 0-for-5 with 3 strikeouts.
- Alex Castellanos was 2-for-5 with a double.
- Charles Cutler was 2-for-4 with a HR.
- Hector Cardenas struck out 5 in 5 innings. He walked 1 and allowed 4 hits but no earned runs.
- Andres Rosales pitched the 6th but couldn’t get out of he 7th. With is 1 IP, he allowed 5 ER.
- Jason Buursma added another scoreless frame to his tally.