Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 04/12/13

Thursday's Player of the Day: James Ramsey

"Rain, rain, go away" was Thursday's theme with both Memphis' and Peoria's games postponed due to inclement weather. Palm Beach won to take its series but Springfield fell in its home opener.

Results from games played Thursday, April 11.

Memphis vs. New Orleans - postponed due to rain

Wednesday's suspended contest will be completed on June 10th before the regularly scheduled meeting between the Redbirds and Zephyrs.

Thursday's game becomes part of a June 11th double-header at AutoZone Park.

Friday's game: Memphis (2-4) at Oklahoma City (5-2) (HOU), 7:05 pm CT, Seth Maness (0-1, 3.86 ERA)

Corpus Christi 5 at Springfield 0

The S-Cards' home opener was a bust as the Hooks shut them out 5-0 before a chilly crowd of 5,371.

Starter Scott McGregor (L, 1-1) yielded four runs, three earned, on six hits including two solo blasts that bracketed his performance - one that got the visitors on the scoreboard in the first and another that started the sixth. The righty threw 90 pitches, 58 for strikes, in 5 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts and one free pass issued.

Justin Wright followed but could not find the plate, loading the bases on two walks and a single before he forced in another via a base-on-balls. He recorded just one out. Ramon Delgado gave up a hit and a walk while fanning three in 2 1/3 before Keith Butler struck out two of the three he faced in the ninth.

The Cardinals (2-5) managed just three hits - one each by Chris Swauger, Adam Melker and Tommy Pham. Mike O'Neill worked two walks with Melker and Pham both drawing a free pass.

Friday's game: vs. Corpus Christi (6-1) (HOU), 7:09 pm CT, Anthony Ferrara (0-1, 2.08 ERA)

Palm Beach 7 vs. St. Lucie 4

Palm Beach plated three in the first for a lead they never relinquished in a 7-4 triumph over St. Lucie (5-2) at home. The victory moves the Beach Birds into a second-place tie with the Mets, two games behind Fort Myers (MIN).

James Ramsey, our Player of the Day, tripled and scored in the first, hit a two-run bomb in the sixth and walked and scored on a sac fly in the eighth, his second base-on-balls of the contest. Danny Stienstra's solo long ball in the fourth increased the lead to 4-2. He singled and drew a free pass as well. Colin Walsh singled twice, walked once and touched home one time,

Sam Gaviglio (W, 2-0) had his first quality start of 2013. The only mark against him in six frames same in the third when he began by walking the bases full before allowing a single to right that brought two across. Gaviglio permitted three singles in all with four base-on-balls against six K's.

Iden Nazario was ineffective in the seventh, giving up two tallies on two singles, a free pass and a hit batsman in just one-third of an inning. Danny Miranda stranded two to limit the damage before tossing the eighth. He fanned three with one hit given up. Ronnie Shaban skirted around two singles in the ninth to record his first save above rookie ball.

Friday's game: Palm Beach (5-2) at Jupiter (0-7) (MIA), 6:35 pm ET, Tim Cooney (0-1, 9.00 ERA)

Peoria at Quad Cities – postponed due to rain

The Chiefs' return to their former affiliate was delayed a day due to rain. Thursday's contest has been re-scheduled as part of a May 11th double-header.

Friday's game: Peoria (3-3) at Quad Cities (5-1) (HOU), 7:00 pm CT, Kurt Heyer (0-0, 6.00 ERA)



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