2 Cardinal pitchers won the Pitcher of the Week Award for their respective leagues.
Pacific Coast League
Mike Smith, Memphis
2-0, 1.50 ERA, 2 G, 2 GS, 12.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 11 SO
Smith improved to 8-7 after picking up wins against New Orleans and Albuquerque. The Redbirds right-hander scattered six hits on two runs against the Zephyrs on Tuesday before pitching an even better game Sunday. Smith tossed six shutout innings against the Isotopes, giving up just three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Smith’s eight wins are tied for second-best in the league.
Nicholas Addition, Johnson City
0-0, 0.82 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
His last name may be Addition, but you don’t have to be a math whiz to see why this 19-year-old southpaw earned POW honors. Addition gave up just one earned run this past week, giving up three hits in five innings against first-place Elizabethton on Wednesday before chipping in another three innings of scoreless work against Bristol on Sunday.
I only caught the end of the HR Derby, but I did see Albert finish second. Vlad Guererro won in impressive fashion.
So Cardinal Nation has had it rough the last couple of days. First on Sunday, Buehrle reups with the White Sox for 4 years. Now, former Cardinal pitching prospect, Dan Haren, starts the All-Star Game for the National League.
St. Louis and Memphis were both off due to the All-Star break.
According to Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader, Colby Rasmus and Bryan Anderson were hung up getting to the Springfield game by a flight delay in Dallas.
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