My last night in Springfield brings another ugly blowout to the S-Cardinals. Tomorrow night you’ll have a surprise DFR writer as I make my way back to the St. Louis area.
Palm Beach was postponed and Johnson City was suspended. Late night double header for Memphis as well — I’ll have game 2 details in the morning.
This DFR is brought to you by the new Comedy Central Presents Jim Breuer.
- Memphis totals 5 hits (2 doubles) and Brian Barden was the only one to reach base twice with a pair of walks.
- Daniel Descalso was walked and committed just his second error in Memphis.
- PJ Walters says that he doesn’t need a good fastball. In 6 innings he strikes out an astonishing 14, walking just 1 and allowing 3 hits. He had 1 unearned run under his watch. I’m not a Walters advocate but his fastball has picked up a few ticks and he continues to perform well in AAA.
- Jess Todd picks up his 24th save with a scoreless frame. 1 hit, 1K and 1 BB. Why is he not in St. Louis??? Let the Jess Todd era begin. Todd is easily one of the Cardinals 5 best right handed relievers. When the Cardinals are in dire need of a pitcher with command, Jess Todd makes a lot of sense. The Cardinals should be looking for the same shot in the arm they got out of Motte last year.
Memphis 6, New Orleans 1 (Game 2: 7 innings)
- Tyler Greene was 2-for-4 with a homerun.
- Daniel Descalso was 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts. Expecting him to be ready by 2010 seems like we’re asking a lot. Need to spend some time with the Memphis video watching him.
- Allen Craig was 3-for-4 with a HR. In case you missed it, he’s hitting .389 over the last 10 games with 6 HRs. He’s at 14 bombs on the year and has raised his season OPS over .800. I feel like every week I’m waiting for him to break out. Maybe this time he will.
- Khalil Greene was 2-for-4 with a HR.
- Oneli Perez and Ian Oustland combined to shut down the New Orleans offense. They allowed just 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks striking out 8.
- David Freese was 2-for-4.
- Troy Glaus was 0-for-3 with a walk.
- Steve Hill took a ball 386′ big fly.
- Ryan Kulik struck out 7 in 6 innings of work allowing 3 earned runs. He walked just one allowing 6 hits.
- Eddie Degerman allowed 7 runs retiring just 1 batter. To say that his command is bad would be an insult to Blake King.
- This game was so out of hand and the Cardinals were so short on relievers after last nights 4.5+ hour game that they sent in Mike Folli for the last 2 outs. Mike is an infielder. I’m relatively certain I was the only one in my 50′ radius that knew that. When he booted a ball hit back towards his right, I made sure to let him know from the stands. That said, I was very thankful to see Mike Folli after watching Eddie Degerman throw meatballs and pitches out of the zone.
- Alex Castellanos was 2-for-5.
- Matt Carpenter was 3-for-5.
- Jon Edwards and Jack Cawley both went deep. They each walked once as well.
- Jorge Rondon allowed 8 hits and 3 ER over 5 innings.
- David Carpenter picked up the win with a pair of scoreless innings walking 2 and striking out 2.
- Batavia mustered just 4 hits.
- Deryk Hooker took the loss allowing 4 ER over 4 innings of work. He was tagged for 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2.
- Andres Rosales pitched 1 inning allowing a solo shot and walking 1.
Jim Breuer is not funny thus far. And for what it’s worth, Brett Wallace debuted at 3B tonight for A’s affiliate in Sacramento. He’s currently 1-for-2.