Reyes outduels Gallardo and a lot more

Kudos to FSN for cutting in and showing the final out of Justin Verlander’s no-hitter.  The man was throwing 102 MPH with 2 outs in the ninth.  Unbelievable.  How much do think San Diego regrets picking Matt Bush over Veralander.  It has to make Kevin Towers sick to his stomach. 

 Memphis doubled up Nashville (Brewers), 2-1.  Anthony Reyes outdueled the best right-handed pitcher still in the minors, Yovanni Gollardo.  Reyes gave up 1 run on 4 hits and a walk, and struck out 6 in 8 innings.  Gallardo gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and struck out 12 in 6 innings.  Nick Stavinoha hit a solo HR.  Matt Pagnozzi drove in Memphis’ other run.  Rick Ankiel was 0-4 with 3 Ks. 

 Springfield  topped Arknasas (Angels), 7-6, thanks to a 6 run third and 3 Traveller errors.  Cardinals number 1 pitching prospect , Jaime Garcia, was roughed up for 5 runs on 7 hits in only 4.2 innings.  He did strikeout 6.  Michael Cooper continued his struggles, giving up a run on 1 hit and 2 walks in 1.1 innings.  His ERA is now 7.13.  Chris Perez worked around a leadoff hit batsman to pick up his 17th save.  Colby Rasmus got out of his rut, going 2-5 but he did strikeout twice.  Tyler Greene had 2 hits including a solo HR.  Mike Ferris had 2 more hits and is batting .385 in his last 10 games after a terrible start.  Joe Mather and Sean Danielson each had a hit.

Palm Beach lost to Brevard County (Brewers), 2-1.  Fernando Salas got the loss, giving up 2 runs on 4 hit with 4 Ks in 6 innings.  Dan Nelson was the only Cardinal with multiple hits as he went 2-4 and drove in the only run.

 Quad Cities was doubled up by  Wisconsin (Mariners) 4-2.  Blake King started for the Swing and had another rough outing.  King gave up 4 runs on 4 hits, walked 3 and struckout 2 in only 2.2 innings.  Michael Schellinger gave up 2 hits in 1.2 scoreless innings.  Kyle Mura pitched a perfect inning.  Brandon Dickson put together another good outing, pitching 4 scoreless innings and giving up only 1 hit and 2 BBs.  Brandon Buckman was 3-4 including a triple.  Luke Gorsett was 2-4 with a run scored. 

More links about Pete Kozma:

http://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/article.aspx?articleID=070608_2_B1_hOwas70775&breadcrumb=Baseball

http://www.bnd.com/sports/cardinals/story/53301.html

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/sports_columnists/article/0,1426,MCA_468_5579320,00.html

 An article about Clayton Mortensen from his hometown paper.

Here is a nice profile of the Cardinals’ fourth round pick Kyle Russell over at Baseball Analysts. 

From Sign on San Diego regarding Deryk Hooker, the Cards’ 7th round pick.

An article on the Cards’ twelfth round pick, Brett Zawacki.  Notice he was 11-0 with a 0.50 ERA this season.

From Derrick Goold: 
The Cardinals have announced the signings, officially, of 26 of the 52 players selected in last week’s draft. Many of the players (if not all of them listed here) are at the mini-camp in Jupiter, Fla., right now. The highest pick signed is No. 36th overall, Clayton Mortensen, the righthander from Gonzaga.
Other’s signed:
1a. Clayton Mortensen RHP
5. Thomas Eager RHP
6. Oliver Marmol SS
7. Deryk Hooker RHP
10. Beau Riportella OF
13. Steven Hill 1B
14. Joshua Dew RHP
15. Chuckie Fick RHP
17. Matt Arburr 3B
18. Andrew Brown OF
20. Brian Cartie 3B
21. Brian Broderick RHP
23. Joseph Hage OF
26. Tony Cruz 3B
27. Brian Buck OF
28. Ross Oeder 2B
30. Nick Derba C
31. Dylan Gonzalez RHP
32. Nicholas Vera 3B
34. Steven Hill RHP
38. Adron Chambers OF

(Potentially an interesting story here … Was Mississippi State football player, who bought a ticket and took a Greyhound Bus to the tryout in Memphis, impressing the Cardinals with his journey and his effort during the workouts that they drafted him. — Behold the power of the Internet; with additional alleged info, an appropriate change of adjectives.)

39. Rigoberto Lugo RHP
42. Mike Folli 2B
43. Davis Bilardello LHP
46. Robert Sanzillo C
47. Mateo Marquez OF

From the QC Times:  Davenport’s John O’Donnell Stadium will become a movie set late this summer as award-winning filmmakers shoot an Iowa-based baseball story in the Quad-Cities. The fictional drama, as yet untitled, will focus on a player from the Dominican Republic who, inspired by the famous movie “Field of Dreams,” wants to play minor league baseball in Iowa… Co-producer Jamie Patricof said he and Jeremy Kipp Walker — working as Single A Films — looked at other minor league ballparks in Bloomington, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Clinton in Iowa before deciding on Davenport…. Both men were producers of the movie “Half Nelson,” which landed Ryan Gosling a best actor Oscar nomination this year, as well as “Maria Full of Grace,” which won a best actress Oscar nomination for Catalina Sandino Moreno the previous year.

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3 responses to “Reyes outduels Gallardo and a lot more

  1. Andrew

    The article on Mortensen is interesting. Sounds like his mom was saying the Giants were going to draft him at #43. Maybe the Cardinals took him early because they believed her.

  2. duckymedwick7

    bring reyes up now!!! i know the big league brain trust is stubborn, but what else does the kid have to do? he handled the demotion like a pro, and has destroyed the pcl. isn’t it time that management showed the same kind of professionalism and either brings him up or trades him? reyes has nothing to prove in AAA.

    also good to see so many picks signed, epsecially happy w/hooker signing so quickly.

  3. If you the Cardinals are not going to use Reyes, they might as well trade him.

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