Wellemeyer rehabs in Springfield. Henley is promoted but gets rained out. Brett Zawacki makes his pro debut. Memphis’ bats erupt and Colby is awesome.
2007 eighth round pick Tyler Henley was promoted to the Quad Cities. He is the eighth draft pick to reach the Swing this season.
Former Cardinal Ozzie Smith was voted to the Rawlings All-Time Gold Glove Team.
Happy 25th Anniversary to Glen Brummer and his unlikely steal of home.
If you have been wondering the advantages of a draftee signing a big league deal, John Manuel over at Baseball America does a good job of explaining it.
The Cardnals got out to a 3-1 lead thanks to Mr. Pujols. The ever dependable Ryan Franklin had a rough outing in relief of Braden Looper. Franklin allowed 3 runs, one was charged to Looper, including a 2-run HR. The Cardinals were able to comeback in the bottom of the inning. Rolen led off with a double. Yadi doubled to score Rolen. Then Jim Edmonds came off the bench and hit a bomb to get the 3 back. Springer and Izzy then quieted the Marlins’ bats to secure a 6-4 win. It was Izzy’s 25th save. Pujols got things going with a 2-run jack in the first. Looper gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in 6 innings. The Cardinals are 43-1 on the season when leading after the sixth. The Cardinals are now one game under .500. It seems like it was a long time ago when the Cardinals were at .500.
Albert now has a HR in five straight games.
Memphis 20 Albuquerque (Marlins) 12
Some preseason football games haven’t seen this high of a score. Both teams hit 5 HRs. For the second night in a row, Joe Mather went deep. Mather went 3-6 with 3 RBIs. Jarrett Hoffpauir had 3 hits including a 2 run jack and 4 RBIs total. Skip collected 5 hits and scored 4 runs. Miguel Cairo made his return to the organization with a hit and an RBI and played third base. Nick Stavinoha had a 3 hit night including a 3-run HR. Brian Barden added a 3 run HR. Newly acquired Danny Ardoin 2 hit including, you guessed it, a 2-run HR. Blake Hawksworth gave up 3 runs while striking out 6 in 5 innings. Not bad considering all the offense. Troy Cate gave up 8 runs, 5 earned in only 1.2 innings. What has happened to Cate since he returned from the big leagues?
Colby Rasmus, pictured above, is hotter than hot. He went 3-4 with a solo shot. Rasmus, who just recently turned 21, leads the Texas League in HRs with 24 and in his last 10 games Colby is hitting .441. Amaury Marti hit his fifth HR in 18 games. Reid Gorecki finally got his average above .100 with 2 hits. Juan Lucena was 2-4. Todd Wellemeyer pitched the first and gave up 2 hits. Wellemeyer threw 30 pitches and his fastball sat in the low 90s but he did have trouble with command. Eric Haberer followed, allowing 2 runs on 9 hits in 5.2 innings and picked up his twelfth win. That his second decent outing after 2 really rough starts. Mike Sillman picked up his first Double A save of the season.
Palm Beach 2 Vero Beach (Devil Rays) 4 in 10 innings
Brandon Yarbrough went 3-3 with an RBI. Allen Craig was 2-5 including a solo HR, his 20th. Scott Vander Weg gave up a 2-run walkoff HR to pick up the loss. Tyler Norrick was fair, going 6 innings while allowing 4 hits and 4 BBs.
Quad Cities and Clinton (Rangers) were rained out. A doubleheader will be played on Thursday.
Batavia 2 State College (Pirates) 1
Daniel Descalso continues his hot hitting with 2 more hits. Justin Roberson had 2 hits including a solo HR. Brandon Garner got the win while Josh Dew picked up his 13th save.
Johnson City was off.
GCL Cardinals 3 GCL Dodgers 8
D’Marcus Ingram went 2-5 with 2 RBIs. Newly signed Brett Zawacki made his pro debut and showed some signs of rust. The 18 year old gave up 2 hits while walking and striking out 2 in 2 innings of work.
Blake Dewitt went 2-4. Also, Blake will be going to the Arizona Fall League after the season. Last year, players like Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzski, Hunter Pence, and Kevin Kouzmanoff spent 6 weeks playing after the regular season. Opening Day will be Tuesday, October 9. 24 Arizonal Fall League alumni were on this year’s All-Star Team.
The Rangers set an American League record, beating the Orioles 30-3.