Bryan Anderson and Colby Rasmus were both named to the U.S. roster for this year’s Futures Game. Going into to Thursday night’s game, Anderson is hitting .326/.388/.463 with 5 homers in 190 at bats. In his last 10 games he’s hitting .486 (18 for 37). Rasmus joins a prospect laden U.S. outfield. Others chosen were Jay Bruce, Justin Upton, Cameron Maybin, and Jacoby Ellsbury.
Is the power struggle already happening? There are rumors of Jocketty leaving floating around the internet as well as it was being mentioned by Peter Gammons on Baseball Tonight. There are rumors coming out of St. Louis that he could be fired soon, while Gammons says he may leave at the end of the year.
Earlier on Thursday, Palm Beach’s Jose Martinez was promoted to Springfield to fill in for Tyler Greene. St. Louis native, Kyle McClellan, was also called up to Springfield to replace Michael Cooper who was sent down.
Memphis thumped Round Rock (Astros), 6-1. Randy Keisler was solid, giving up 1 run on 6 hits and 3 BBs in 7.1 IP. Keisler also struck out 8. Mike McCoy had a hit 2 BBs and 2 runs scored. Edgar V. Gonzalez and Nick Stavinoha each had 2 hits. Rico Washington had 2 hits and a solo HR. Joe Mather had a hit and a run scored. Rick Ankiel was 0-4.
Springfield scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to beat Tulsa (Rockies), 3-2. Casey Rowlett came in to PH and drove in Bryan Anderson for the win. Anderson only had 1 hit on the night. Colby is still struggling as he went 0-4. Jarrett Hoffpauir still proving he is deserving of a promotion, going 3-4. Mark Hamilton had a hit. Cory Rauschenberger had a nice night, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in 7 innings. Matthew Scherer got the win in relief. He gave up only 1 hit in 2 scoreless innings and struck out 3.
Palm Beach was doubled up by Jupiter (Marlins),10-5. Robert Ranson was roughed up for 4 runs on 9 hits in 4 IP. Scott Vander Weg was thumped for 3 runs and was only to get 1 out. Michael Cooper picked up where he left off at Springfield, giving up 2 runs in 0.2 innings. Trey Hearne gave up a run in 2 IP. Nathan Southard was 3-4 with 2 RBIs. Ian Church hit a solo HR. Jim Rapoport had a hit, 2 walks, and an RBI. Allen Craig and Brandon Yarbrough had 2 hits. Brandon Buckman wore the collar, going 0-5.
Quad Cities won a shootout at Wisconsin (Mariners), 7-6. Tyler Herron was roughed up for 6 runs on 9 hits in 4.2 IP. He did have 5 Ks. Kyle Sadlowski got the win in only a third of an inning. Brad Furnish had 6 Ks in 3.2 IP. Kenny Maiques recorded save number 15. Christian Reyes had a hit and 3 RBIs. Chris Grossman had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Daryl Jones walked 3 times and later went on to score each time. Jose Ramirez had 2 hits in his Swing debut.
Below are the Cardinals’ Short Season Teams. The round and year the player was drafted is in ( ).
Batavia blew a lead and fell to Auburn (Blue Jays), 11-6. Clayton Mortenson (1S 07) gave up 1 run on 3 hits in 2 IP. Logan Collier (37th in 06) gave up 3 runs in 2 innings. Brandon Garner (FA 06) was shelled for 6 runs in 2.1 IP. Oliver Marmol (6th 07) drew 2 more walks and scored 2 more runs. Antonio DeJesus (16th 07) had 2 hits. Steve Hill (13th 07) had 2 hits and an RBI. Nick Derba (30th 07) continued his hot start with a solo shot and another RBI while drawing 3 walks.
In Game 2, Batavia had a no hitter going into the sixth but fell 3-2. Jonathan Stambaugh (25th 07) pitched 3 innings, allowing only one walk and had 2 Ks. Clayton Long had 4 Ks in 2 IP. Josh Dew (14th 07) gave up a 3-run walkoff HR to notch his first BS as well as his first loss. Tommy Pham (14th 06) had a hit and struck out twice. Steve Hill (13th 07) went 3-3 with an RBI.
Johnson City took adavantage of 4 Bristol (White Sox) errors to win 7-3. Jose Mateo threw 5 scoreless innings, allowing only 4 hits and struckout 6. Pete Parise picked up the save, allowing one run in 1.1 innings. Matt Arburr (17th round 07) was 2-4. Brian Buck (27th in 07) had 2 hits and an RBI. Dognnt Bolivar (not a typo) added 2 hits and 2 RBIs including a 2-run shot.
GCL Cardinals topped the GCL Marlins, 7-4. Jon Jay was 1-2 in his rehab assignment. D’Marcus Ingram (25th round in 06) went 3-5 with a run scored. Edgar Lara went 2-4 with a run driven in. Fabian Marquez picked up the win in relief, allowing only a run in 3.1 innings.
There is going to be a rematch of last years’ College World Series Final, as Oregon State will face North Carolina. This year’s OSU team reminds a little bit of the 06 Cards. They almost didn’t even get into the tourney and now they are on the verge of winning back to back Championships.
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