The Cardinals wasted Anthony Reyes best pitching performance of the year, falling to the Rockies 3-2. The offense failed to show up with the Cardinals collecting only 4 hits. It is almost to be expected as the Rockies did have a lefty on they hill. Reyes went 6 innings, allowed only 2 runs on on 3 hits and struckout 5. So Taguchi went 2 for 3 on the night. Ryan Ludwick collected his first hit as a Cardinal and had his second RBI in as many games. Tyler Johnson walked in the winning run in the top of the ninth. I don’t really blame Johnson, as a team that has 4 hits really doesn’t deserve to win.
The Cardinals are now 12-18, last in the NL Central. The Cardinals’ record puts them ahead of only the Royals and the Nationals.
Stltoday has some nice photos of the 1982 season. Makes you long for the days when this team played with some energy.
Memphis fell to Albuquerque (Florida), 9-4. Troy Cate got roughed up for 5 runs in 3.1 innings. Mike Smith was as bad giving up 4 runs in 2.2 innings. Tagg Bozied and John Rodriguez each collected 2 hits for Memphis. Bozied added 2 RBIs as well as a HR. Ankiel was 0-4 with 2 Ks.
Springfield topped Arkansas (Angels), 4-3. Sean Danielson was 2-4 with an RBI. Jarrett Hoffpauir hit his third HR of the season, a 2-run shot. Colby Rasmus and Bryan Anderson each had a hit. Juan Enc. was 1-4 to push his average up to .156. Mitch Boggs got the win, giving up 1 run on only 4 hits in 6.1 innings. Chris Perez collected his seventh save in a rough ninth in which he gave up 2-run HR, walked 3 and struckout 2.
Palm Beach got thumped by Sarasota (Reds), 7-1. Like the big league club, Palm Beach collected only 4 hits, divided between 2 players. Brandon Yarbrough went 1-4. Jose Martinez went 3-3, collecting 3 singles. Tyler Norrick was solid, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in 7 innings.
The Swing beat Cedar Rapids (Angels), 4-1 in game 1 of a doubleheader. Brandon Buckman was 4-4 with his seventh HR, a 2-run blast. Mark Shorey, Christian Lopez, and Chris Grossman had 2 hits each. Blake King was very good, giving up only 1 run on only 2 hits and striking out 5 in 6 innings. Kenny Maiques collected his eighth save.
In game 2, the Swing fell 4-2. In this game the Quad Cities collected on 4 hits. Jaime Landin, Luke Gorsett, and James Rapoport (a HR) each collected a hit each. Buckman had a double and had an RBI. Brandon Dickson gave up 4 runs in 3.2 innings. Armando Carrasco and Kyle Mura did not give up a run in relief. So far Mura is unscored upon in 8 innings of relief.
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