St. Louis got shelled by the Reds 10-3. Kip Wells got blasted, giving up 8 runs on 9 hits including 3 HRs and walked 3 in 4.2 innings. In his last two starts, Wells has given up 11 runs in 15 innings. Rolen, Spiezio, and Yadi had 2 hits a piece, accounting for 6 of the Cards 10 hits. Before the game, the Reds were hitting .226 as a team, worst in the league. Today, Looper (3-1) matches up against Bronson Arroyo (0-2).
I know these guys are professionals and all, but it just seemed like this was another game where this team mailed it in. I just don’t get it.
Carpenter had a long toss/bullpen session Tuesday afternoon, here is what Derrick Gould has to say on the session. The Post has a nice story about Josh Hamilton. I am sorry, but I have to root for the guy.
Memphis came up with 3 in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Omaha (Kansas City) 8-7. Tagg Bozied had a pinch hit single to score two and tie the game 7-7. Rico Washington singled in Travis Hanson to score the winning run. Rick Ankiel hit his seventh HR of the season, a 2 run shot. Jolbert Cabrera, Rico Washington, and Edgar V. Gonzalez each had 2 hits. Ryan Ludwick added a hit and and RBI. Kelvin Jimenez got the win pitching a perfect ninth. His ERA now stands at 1.59. Matt Ginter got the start and got hammered, giving up 5 runs on 13 hits in 4.2 innings.
Springfield got rained out.
Palm Beach beat Daytona (Cubs) 3-0. Allen Craig continues to be on fire, going 2-4 with an RBI. Trey Hearne was spectacular, giving up only 3 hits and striking out 6 in 7 innings. Luke Gregorson struck out 2 in his only inning of work. Converted catcher Jason Motte got the save, his third of the season. Here is a nice article about Motte transition from behind the plate. Former Notre Dame wideout Jeff Samardzia got the start for Daytona, he went 5.1 innings, giving up 3 runs (only 1 earned) on 5 hits, walking 3 and striking out 4.
The Swing fell to Fort Wayne (San Diego) 1-0. D0novan Solano had the only hit for Quad Cities. Elvis Hernandez was the hard lucker loser going 2.1 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and striking 2. P.J. Walters got the start for the Swing, he went 5 innings, gave up only 1 hit, and struck out 3. It was by far Walters best start of the season but he has nothing to show for it.
Southeast fell to Memphis 12-6 on a wet night at Capaha. The two teams play again today starting at 3pm.
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