3 Cardinal pitchers receive honors.

3 Cardinal Minor League pitchers were honored as Pitchers of the Week in their Respective Leagues.  From Milb.com:

Texas League:  Adam Daniels

2-0, 1.20 ERA, 2 G, 2 GS, 1 CG, 15.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 21 SO
Daniels made one start this week, and it was a beauty. On Friday, the 24-year-old southpaw scattered three hits over seven shutout innings and picked up the victory as the Cardinals defeated Midland, 4-0. Daniels is 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA over three starts with Springfield, after going 4-6 with a 3.52 ERA over 12 starts with Class A Advanced Palm Beach.  Remember, this was his first complete week in Double A.

More on Daniels’ honor from the Springfield News-Leader.  Also, here is another link from the story posted on its website right after Daniels was promoted.

Florida State League:  Adam Ottavino

2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 2 GS, 14.0 IP, 10 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 12 SO
Ottavino hurled 14 shutout innings over two starts this week and now ranks sixth in the FSL with a 2.78 ERA. The 21-year-old scattered four hits over a season-high eight innings against Fort Myers on Tuesday, and followed that up Sunday by yielding six hits over six innings against Sarasota. Ottavino picked up a win in both outings, and he is now over .500 (6-5) for the first time this season.

More from the Palm Beach website.

Midwest League:  Tyler Herron

2-0, 0.90 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 10.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 SO
Herron has won eight straight decisions after losing his first four. On Tuesday, the 20-year-old pitched four scoreless innings in relief and picked up the victory as the Swing rallied for a 5-4 win over Clinton. The 20-year-old started against Wisconsin four days later and allowed a run on three hits over six innings while striking out a season-high 10 batters.

More on the announcement from the Swing website.

Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet has Herron listed as the 11th best prospect of the week: The Cardinals’ supplemental first-round pick in 2005 out of a Florida high school pitched 10 innings last week, giving up one earned run while striking out 11 and walking just one. Herron has been a control freak lately, walking just two batters in 32 innings in June.

The Cardinals’ first round pick, Peter Kozma, was named to the Baseball America H.S. All American Second Team.  The player I was really hoping the Cardinals would pick, Michael Main, was named to the First Team.  Mike Moustakas, the Royals 1st Round Pick and the second pick overall, was named the Player of the Year.

Johnson City 3 Kingsport 4

Both Arnoldi Cruz and Paul Vasquez homered.  Joey Hage went 0-5 and now is 0-9 in his first 2 games since being promoted. 

Batavia 0 State College (Phillies) 1

The Muckdogs only had 2 hits in the loss.  Batavia pitching only gave up 3 hits.  2nd round pick, Jess Todd, pitched 4 scoreless innings while striking out 5 but did walk 3.  That is not nearly as bad as Blake King who walked 5 in 2.2 IP.

 Swing 6 Wisconsin (Mariners) 9

Former Miner Tim Dorn hit his first HR, a solo shot.  Shaun Garceau was roughed up for 8 runs in 2.2 innings. 

Palm Beach was rained out meaning Chris Carpenter’s rehab assignment is postponed another day. 

Springfield 8 Frisco (Rangers) 3

Cory Rauschenberger was rocked for 6 runs in 2.2 IP.  Jarrett Hoffpauir continues to rake as he had a 2 run bomb.  Colby went 0-3.

Memphis 2 New Orleans (Mets) 3

Tagg Bozied had 2 hits including a HR.  Ricky was 0-3 with a run scored. 

 Baseball America has an article about the first day of the international signings.  Of course, the Cardinals were not in on the big $ signings.

According to Baseball America, 11th round pick Adam Reifer has been signed.  Reifer is a RHP that was injured most of this past season but has a fastball that sits 92-93 and can touch 96-97.  Was considered to be a late round steal.  

Blake Dewitt went 5-5 and now is hitting .306 for the year. 

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