A couple links from Matt Baker at the Springfield News-Leader:
- A look at Pete Parise after his callup to Memphis. It started with P.J. Walters callup to be the 13th pitcher on the STL roster and tricked down to Sam Freeman’s callup to Springfield.
- Baker also takes a look at some players that might be attactive in trades. There’s some names on the list that didn’t register as top prospects prior to the season: Daniel Descalso, Tyler Norrick and Eduardo Sanchez. Descalso’s hitting has been a revelation. Norrick has thrived coming out of the pen with his fastball playing up. Sanchez is a youngster (20) out of Venezuala with a live arm.
- David Kopp hits the DL with shoulder stiffness. He had surgery to repair a frayed labrum last year.
A terrible night offensively for the organization. The pitching was largely solid but underwhelming. The box scores look like a lot of recent STL Cardinal games.
Memphis 3, Nashville 4 (10 innings)
- Shane Robinson went 2-for-4 with a HR. He put every ounce of grit into that swing up on his tiptoes. Luck favors the tiny baseball players.
- Brett Wallace and Jon Jay were 1-for-3 with a walk.
- Matt Pagnozzi played left field. I’m assuming there’s a pending nuclear apocalypse or something. The Pagnozzi obsession reminds me of Cody McKay‘s vaunted tour with the organization when no one could fiture out his playing time either.
- Bryan Anderson was 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts.
- Donovan Solano went 3-for-5 raising his Memphis average to .351.
- Clayton Mortensen had a pretty good night allowing 3 runs over 6 innings. He got tagged for 7 hits and walked 4 batters. The plus side was that he struck out 6 and had 10 groundouts against just 1 flyout.
- Josh Kinney was the goat allowing the winning run in the 10th recording 5 outs but allowing 3 hits and a walk.
- Mark Hamilton was 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts.
- Mike Folli was 2-for-3.
- Starting a trend of anemic hitting by the teams, the S-Cards tallied just 5 hits and 1 walk striking out 11 times.
- Lance Lynn was a bit wild tonight walking 5 in 6 innings and throwing 2 wild pitches. The opposition mustered 3 hits off Lynn. He struck out 4 and had 9 groundouts against 4 flyouts.
- Sam Freeman pitched the remaining two innings striking out 2 and allowing 2 hits.
- Turns out that manatees are fierce baseballers.
- Chris Swauger went 2-for-3.
- Oliver Marmol was 1-for-2 with a walk.
- The PB team mustered 6 hits and 4 walks but not a single run. Part of the problem: 3 double plays.
- George Brown got the start allowing 4 runs in 4.1 IP. He allowed 6 hits and walked 3.
- Thomas Eager struck out 3 in 2.2 perfect innings.
- Case Mulligan struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in 2 frames.
- Roberto Espinoza went 2-for-3.
- The River Bandits mustered just 5 hits and a walk as the opposing starter went for a complete game against QC.
- Kevin Thomas allowed 2 runs in 5 innings on 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3.
- Matthew Frevert and Miguel Tapia both struckout 2 in their inning of work. Frevert allowed a hit and a walk. Tapia just a hit.