I’ve got to get an earlier start on these DFRs. It’s 12:19 AM and I’m writing the intro. Chances of me being concious before 8 tommorrow: 10%.
Human interest story in the Memphis Commercial Appeal about Mark Shorey. He’s playing for the Redbirds right now but, in honesty, this isn’t someone you’ll see barring cataclysimic injuries in St. Louis. He’s about 10th on the outfield depth chart. . . if that.
Another MCA article on the bullpen for the Redbirds. Quick quote:
Redbirds relievers have combined for a 10-4 record with a 14 saves and a 3.09 ERA, a big reason why the team leads the PCL with a 3.73 ERA.
Matt Baker has an article in praise of Descalso’s defense. I haven’t seen him enough to know but reports peg him as a solid second baseman.
In an e-mail, Luhnow echoed today what Springfield Cardinals manager Pop Warner said yesterday: “He wasn’t meeting our expectations and he has been with us since 2005.”
There certainly seems to be more to this story than the Cardinals are forthcoming with. The “on field performance” logic fails a prima facie test. Keep an eye out for future details.
- Bryan Anderson was 2-for-4.
- Mark Shorey was 2-for-4 with a HR.
- Donovan Solano was 3-for-4.
- Mitchell Boggs was tremendous throwing 97 pitches in 7 innings. He allowed just 5 hits and 2 walks for 1 ER. Everything was working as he struck out 10 and recorded more groundouts (7) than flyouts (4).
- Royce Ring takes over the closer role for a day with Jess Todd unavailable. He picked up the save with a 2K scoreless frame.
- Daniel Descalso was 2-for-5.
- Matthew Arburr was 2-for-5 with a HR.
- I’m quite proud of being early to the Tyler Henley bandwagon. He had himself a night going 4-for-5. He’s hitting .348/.410/.539 in Springfield over 141 ABs.
- Ryan Kulik got tagged for 4 ER in 6 innings.
- The relievers were generally bad as well. Nothing to see here folks.
- Shane Peterson was 3-for-3 with a HR. I know there are a couple commenters who have hopes for Peterson. He’s hitting well with a .852 OPS in Palm Beach this season.
- Tommy Pham was 0-for-4 with 3 Ks. He’s hitting .212 on the season.
- Scott Gorgen struck out 8 in 5.2 innings. He allowed 1 ER on 3 hits and 3 walks.
- Casey Mulligan struck out 2 in a scoreless 8th.
- Adam Reifer made the 9th a bit more exciting with 2 Ks but also a walk and a hit.
- Both teams scored 2 runs in the 13th inning. How pissed are you if you’re Clinton and let the River Bandits score twice in the bottom of the 13th after you take the lead?
- Brett Lilley was 1-for-7 with 4 Ks.
- Jared Bogany was 3-for-4 with 2 walks.
- Frederick Parejo was 2-for-6 with a pair of doubles. Parejo is someone to keep an eye on — he’s only 19 in full season ball — despite strugging so far this season.
- Travis Mitchell and Niko Vasquez both went 2-for-5.
- Gary Daley was pounded for 10 hits in 5 innings. He allowed 4 runs (3 earned).
- Scott Buursma struck out 2 in 2 scoreless frames.
- Quad Cities was undone by errors. They allowed 10 runs but only 6 were earned. If 6 is a serious number, than 21 is a sad number because that’s how many errors Niko has on the season.