Pablo Sandoval homer leading off 11th lifts Red Sox past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Pablo Sandoval homered leading off the 11th inning in his return to the Bay Area, where he won three championships for the Giants, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Monday night. Sandoval just cleared the fence in right on an 0-2 pitch from Angel Castro (0-1) for his fourth homer of the year and second in two days, helping Boston win consecutive...
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Source: Athletics designate Alex Hassan for assignment

The Oakland Athletics have designated outfielder Alex Hassan for assignment, according to a league source. The move is to clear a roster spot for right-handed pitcher Angel Castro, who will join the teams bullpen, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Hassan has now been designated for assignment four times now since February. Hassan, 27, played in four games...
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Monday, August 18th: Lou Trivino Pitches Snappers to Victory while A’s Outfielder Craig Gentry Begins Rehab Assignment in River Cats Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Lou Trivino (6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Beloit Snappers  6 Peoria Chiefs        4 WP – Trivino 7-9 / 4.85 HR – Higley (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Lou Trivino (6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win) Starter Lou Trivino turned in a strong start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday, August 12th: Dillon Overton Pitches 3 Perfect Innings in Vermont Victory while Angel Castro Is Solid in Sacramento Debut

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)   NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season) Aberdeen IronBirds             0 Vermont Lake Monsters  6 WP – Graves 3-1 / 4.61 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K) Led by last year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, Dillon...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Relievers highlight latest organizational roster moves

The Memphis Redbirds’ pitching staff has undergone some serious changes in the past week, plus. This point was highlighted in the last couple days when several pitchers were added to the roster, while more were sent out. These pitching moves led to a small ripple effect throughout the system. Let’s take a look at the latest moves. Ryan Sherriff and Justin Wright promoted to the...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Randal Grichuk belts his organization-best 22nd homer; The High Minors go 2-2 on Tuesday

The High Minors went 2-2 on Tuesday. Memphis outlasted Round Rock 5-4 in 10 innings. Springfield lost to Frisco 9-1. Palm Beach had an off day. Peoria split their double-header with Cubs affiliated Kane County.       Memphis 5 Round Rock 4 F/10   Game Highlights The Memphis bullpen blew another save against Round Rock, but this time they came away victorious 5-4 in 10 innings...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Caldwell drives in three in Palm Beach’s loss; The High Minors go 0-3 on Wednesday

The High Minors went 0-3 on Wednesday. Memphis got one-hit by Omaha in a 5-0 loss. Springfield’s game was rained out. Palm Beach fell to Lakeland 5-3 despite three RBI by Bruce Caldwell. Peoria lost to Beloit 4-3 in 11 innings.       Memphis 0 Omaha 5   Game Highlights Thomas Pham had the only hit for the Redbirds in their 5-0-shutout loss to Omaha, snapping their six-game...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Peoria wins behind Blake McKnight’s impressive start, while Randal Grichuk and Mason Katz both add to their homerun totals

The High Minors went 3-1 on Friday. Memphis garnered a narrow win over Iowa 3-2. Springfield fell to NW Arkansas 4-1. Palm Beach crushed Brevard County 13-7. Peoria beat Lansing 1-0 behind Blake McKnight’s incredible start.   Memphis 3 Iowa 2   Game Highlights John Gast remained hot after securing his third win of the year in a 3-2 victory over the Iowa Cubs. Gast allowed one...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Cornelius garners his ninth win of the year; The High Minors go 1-3 on Sunday

Springfield notched a shutout victory over NW Arkansas 3-0. Palm Beach suffered a devastating blowout loss to Daytona 9-1. Memphis and Peoria were both shutout.   Colorado Springs 4 Memphis 0   Game Highlights After shutting out Colorado Springs in both games of their double-header on Saturday, Colorado Springs got revenge against the Redbirds on Sunday. It was a pitchers duel...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Reed continues to pitch effectively for Palm Beach; The High Minors go 1-2 on Wednesday

Angel Castro and Stephen Piscotty both played in the Triple-A All-Star game. Springfield lost to Arkansas 4-3. Palm Beach escaped Tampa 3-2. Peoria dropped the opening game of their series with West Michigan 4-2.   Memphis All-Star Update: Stephen Piscotty did not start the game, but pinch-hit and went one for two. Angel Castro came in and faced two batters, allowing one hit and...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Petree dazzles in his return; Luis Perez helps Peoria to an extra-inning victory

Pacific Coast League All-Star Angel Castro dropped his seventh game of the year as Memphis lost 6-2. Springfield could not produce with runners in scoring position and lost 6-4. Palm Beach beat Clearwater 3-1 in Nick Petree’s return. Peoria beat Burlington 4-3 in 12 innings.   Memphis 2 New Orleans 6   Game Highlights Xavier Scruggs hit his ninth homerun of the year, a two-run...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lack of Offense dooms the High Minors as they go 0-2 on Tuesday

Memphis’ bullpen spoiled John Gast’s perfect game through five and two thirds innings as they lost to Nashville 4-2. Springfield had an off day. Palm Beach was rained out and will play a double-header on Wednesday. Peoria lacked offense in their 4-2 loss to Clinton.   Nashville 4 Memphis 2   Game Highlights John Gast had a perfect game going through five and two thirds innings...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: Who should replace Jaime Garcia in the St. Louis Cardinals starting rotation?

Wow, Sunday was a rough day for Cardinal Nation. They were getting over the news that Kolen Wong was placed on the disabled list, then late in the day a shocker came. The Cardinals lost 40% of their starting rotation when Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia were also going to be disabled. Sammy Stava has more information on that HERE. The question then became who would replace them?...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis’ offense is on fire; they have scored 25 runs in their last two games. Springfield couldn’t get the win in former Ole Miss pitcher Mike Mayer’s debut. Palm Beach wins handily again thanks to another gem from Silfredo Garcia. Peoria splits the double header despite scoring a total of two runs total on Friday.   Memphis 13 Salt Lake 4 Game Highlights Memphis followed...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Cuda notches his fifth win in a row while Memphis wins a shoot-out

Memphis won a shootout over Salt Lake 12-9. Springfield couldn’t produce more than one run for the team leader in wins Kyle Hald losing 9-1. Palm Beach got another gem on the mound from Joe Cuda and won easily over Charlotte 6-1. Peoria was rained out in Quad Cities and will play a double-header on Friday.   Memphis 12 Salt Lake 9 Game Highlights Pete Kozma fuels Memphis yet again...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Next Man Up: Rotation candidates if Adam Wainwright misses more time

The St. Louis Cardinals have already announced that Adam Wainwright’s next start will be “skipped”. While all signs point to the ace missing just one start, we thought it prudent to review potential rotation candidates in the event that the tendinitis takes some time to quiet down.  While publicly they’ve stated that there are no concerns, behind closed doors, they have...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marco Gonzales fans ten hitters in Springfields win while Peoria’s offense explodes in a 9-5 rout

Memphis lost a heartbreaker in the ninth, Marco Gonzales was terrific on the mound for Springfield en route to his second win, and Peoria blew out Clinton with a plethora of offense throughout the lineup.   Reno 4 Memphis 3   Game Highlights Angel Castro got into trouble early as he allowed three runs in the third. Castro would finish the day allowing three runs off eight hits...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Angel Castro dazzles on the mound for Memphis; Palm Beach wins their sixth straight

Memphis got plenty of run support along with a gem on the mound from Angel Castro in order to get the win. Springfield continued to show a lack of offense, Palm Beach won their sixth in a row as Thomas Lee got his fifth win of the year. Peoria dropped a double header, in which they lost both games in the bottom of the sixth.   Nashville 4 Memphis 9   Game Highlights Big day for...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Kaminsky garners his first professional win for Peoria as the farm goes 1-2 on Monday

Angel Castro got in trouble early and Memphis’ couldn’t produce runs as they went on to lose 8-1. Springfield had an off day and will start Marco Gonzales in their matchup against Arkansas on Tuesday. Palm Beach lost in extras despite a great performance from John Gast who had just been activated from the DL. Rob Kaminsky led Peoria to a huge victory as they beat Kane County...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

CardinalsFarm Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May

As I began my research to find the pitcher in the Cardinals organization that had the best month, I kept coming across names and stat lines that were very impressive. There were a lot of pitchers between the four Cardinals’ affiliates in action who had a strong May. We will get to the runners-up in a minute. This is the first time I recall giving a monthly award to a relief pitcher...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Cornelius fuels Springfield to victory; Peoria drops their fifth in a row

Jonathan Cornelius was spectacular on their mound leading Springfield to a 4-1 victory and his fourth win of the year, Palm Beach’s defense spoiled a good outing by Thomas Lee as they would lose 8-4, and Peoria couldn’t close out Cubs affiliate Kane Count, yet again. Memphis’ game tonight was postponed due to rain.     Midland 1 Springfield 4   Game Highlights Jonathan Cornelius...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Kaminsky shines on the mound; Palm Beach continues to be victorious

The farm went 2-2 tonight as Memphis got down big early and couldn’t come back, Springfield lacked offense, and Palm Beach got their third win in a row. Justin Ringo and Kenny Peoples-Walls saved Peoria from a loss thanks to a pair of clutch hits in the ninth.   Memphis 8 Colorado Springs 9   Game Highlights Angel Castro only lasted two thirds of an inning in this one as he gave...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson Kelly gives Peoria their second straight walk-off win, Angel Castro impressive on the mound

Carson Kelly not only threw out three base runners attempting to steal second, but also drove a walk-off single into the left-center gap in the twelfth; Peoria now has back-to-back walk-off wins. Angel Castro was exceptional on the mound for Memphis, garnering his fifth win of the season as Memphis got a shutout victory. Marco Gonzales made his first start for Springfield and received...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 05.17.14

A walkoff win for NWA highlighted a 2-2 day for the Affiliates. HR Call: Orlando Calixte (3),  Dominique Taylor (4)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jason Adam 7.0 IP   4 H  1 R  1 BB  3 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Orlando Calixte  2-4  R   HR   2 RBI    Omaha Storm Chasers 2       Memphis Redbirds 6  The Redbirds would...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Springfield blown out, Palm Beach loses a marathon on Sunday

It was a rough Sunday down on the farm as all three teams in action lost. Palm Beach lost a 14 inning heartbreaker while Springfield was blown out by Corpus Christi. Memphis’ bullpen again struggled in their loss to Iowa. All four teams will be in action (hopefully) on Monday. Here are the results from Sunday’s action: Iowa 6 Memphis 3 Game Highlights The Redbirds lost their...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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