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Memphis snatches Game 2 from Omaha to even the series

  Game 2 Memphis 4 Omaha 3   Game Highlights After an Eric Fornataro blown save in the seventh, Memphis regained the lead in the ninth. They scored the game-winning run off a wild pitch to take a 4-3 lead. Jorge Rondon gutted through two walks and a hit to close the game out and knot the series at one. Scott Moore drilled a two-run homer in the first frame to give Memphis an early...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Peoria’s playoff hopes diminish while Palm Beach’s season ends with a loss; the High Minors get swept on Sunday

The High Minors went 0-4 on Sunday. Memphis fell to New Orleans 4-1 in seven innings. Tulsa walked off Memphis in 10 innings. Palm Beach fell to St. Lucie finish their 2014 season. Peoria was eliminated from playoff contention with a 9-2 loss to Kane County.     Memphis 1 New Orleans 4 F/7   Game Highlights Audry Perez provided the lone one in Memphis’ loss to New Orleans with...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyrell Jenkins and Rob Kaminsky display their dominant stuff as the High Minors go 3-3 on Tuesday

The High Minors went 3-3 on Tuesday. Memphis bested Fresno for the third-straight game. Springfield fell to Arkansas 5-4. Both Palm Beach and Peoria split their respective double-headers.     Fresno 6 Memphis 9   Game Highlights Memphis scored seven unanswered runs to topple Fresno 9-6. Audry Perez hit the go-ahead two-run blast in the seventh inning; it was his fifth of the year...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Kaminsky dazzles on the hill yet again while Randal Grichuk smokes his 24th homer for Memphis

The High Minors went 4-0 on Thursday. Memphis bested Sacramento 7-1. Springfield edged NW Arkansas 8-5 in 12 innings. Palm Beach beat Jupiter 5-3. Peoria took care of Wisconsin 3-1.     Sacramento 1 Memphis 7   Game Highlights Memphis jumped all over Sacramento, beating them 7-1. Randal Grichuk launched his 24th homerun for Memphis, a solo shot in the fifth. Luis Mateo hit his...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Lyons makes history for the Redbirds; The High Minors go 2-2 on Sunday

The High Minors went 2-2 on Sunday. Memphis swept their double-header with Round Rock. Springfield was shutout 4-0 by Arkansas. Palm Beach got walked-off in a 5-4 loss. Peoria’s game was suspended in the top of the tenth inning at 1-1 and will be resumed on August 7.     GM 1 Memphis 2 Round Rock 5 F/7   Game Highlights Jermaine Curtis hit the game-winning RBI single in the...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Petrick and Boone Whiting dazzle on the mound for Memphis

It was a great Saturday for the Memphis Redbirds. Zach Petrick and Boone Whiting each tossed a seven-inning shutout as they swept Colorado Springs in their double-header. Springfield and Palm Beach were both shutout. Peoria notched an extra-inning victory over South Bend 2-1.   GM 1 Colorado Springs 0 Memphis 1 F/7   Game Highlights Zach Petrick tossed a seven-inning complete game...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Wisdom drills his 11th homer for Springfield; Memphis shuts down division rival Nashville

Memphis notched a shutout victory over division rival Nashville 1-0. Springfield and Palm Beach both lost their Thursday games 5-4. Peoria won their series with Clinton after a 5-3 victory.   Nashville 0 Memphis 1   Game Highlights Boone Whiting was flawless in Memphis’ 1-0 shutout of Nashville. He tossed five shutout innings allowing only two hits, three walks, and fanned seven...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Chooses… The St. Louis Cardinals

Ok, not really. But dang, wouldn’t that be awesome if he pulled an MJ and ended up in the Cardinals organization? At this point in the speculation, I wouldn’t totally rule it out, no matter how small the chances. I can already hear the payroll truthers now… ‘how we gon’ afford Boone Whiting in 2021 when he’s arbitration eligible if we’re paying James more than he...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Great Pitching Fuels the High Minors to a 4-0 Sweep on Saturday

Randal Grichuk launched his 14th homer of the season to help Boone Whiting and Memphis get the win. Kyle Hald was flawless in Springfield’s 2-1 win over San Antonio. Tyrell Jenkins did not allow an earned run in seven innings pitched as Palm Beach beat Bradenton 4-1. Michael Schulze was the hero in Peoria as they scored two in the ninth with two outs to walk-off Burlington.  ...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Juan Herrera and Rob Kaminsky fuel Peoria; Bruce Caldwell drills another homer for Palm Beach

Memphis finally played a game not affected by rain, but lost 9-4 to Nashville. Springfield dropped both games of their double-header. Palm Beach lost to Fort Myers 10-6. Peoria crushed Quad Cities thanks to the combination of Juan Herrera’s hitting and Rob Kaminsky’s pitching.   Memphis 4 Nashville 9   Game Highlights This was the first game Memphis had played in three days...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Ringo launches his fourth homer in Peoria’s dramatic win; Palm Beach loses a heartbreaker

Memphis and Springfield were both rained out. Palm Beach’s bullpen spoiled Nick Petree’s stellar start in a 3-2 heart-breaking loss. Peoria won a close one in dramatic fashion 5-4.     Palm Beach 2 Fort Myers 3   Game Highlights An absolute heartbreaker for Palm Beach as the bullpen blew two leads, spoiling Nick Petree’s stellar start. Petree tossed five shutout innings...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Down on the farm: Pacific Coast League April Edition

Early in the season, there’s always an explosion of promotions and roster jockeying among teams, so it’s difficult to generate a list of players who we as a site are excited about following.  The most notable of these promotions was Jon Singleton, who was absolutely murdering baseballs in AAA and thus will not be featured on this list, but rest assured he would’ve been. ...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Down on the farm: Pacific Coast League April Edition

Early in the season, there’s always an explosion of promotions and roster jockeying among teams, so it’s difficult to generate a list of players who we as a site are excited about following.  The most notable of these promotions was Jon Singleton, who was absolutely murdering baseballs in AAA and thus will not be featured on this list, but rest assured he would’ve been. ...
Via The Outside Corner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A couple of shortstop prospects homer in Friday night minor league action

The Baby Birds split the four games on the schedule for Friday night. Memphis loses in Nashville and Peoria loses in Fort Wayne. Springfield and Palm Beach were both home winners on Friday. It was a big night for shortstop prospects as Greg Garcia and Aledmys Diaz each homered. Garcia hit his fourth, which ties him for the organizational lead, and Diaz hit his second for Springfield...
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April 18, 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

Randal Grichuk homers in Redbirds debut, Mason Katz drives in three

Opening Day saw its ups and down in the Cardinals minor league system. The Memphis Redbirds, led by that awesome outfield of Randal Grichuk, Oscar Taveras, and Stephen Piscotty, looked very impressive. The Peoria Chiefs rallied from behind to put away Wisconsin, while Palm Beach struggled. Here are the highlights from Opening Day action: Memphis 10 Iowa 2 The Memphis Redbirds got...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting St. Louis Cardinals minor league Opening Day lineups

It is finally here! Minor league Opening Day has arrived and there are great expectations for the Cardinals farm system. While this year’s version may not be as loadad as last years (thanks to graduations), there are still several MLB quality players in the system. While you can find all of the official rosters at the top of our site, I wanted to take a quick look at potential...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/18/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals adjusted minor league games on Tuesday, March 18. Before heavy rains hit the area in the early morning hours, Memphis and Springfield were planning to play the Mets at Port St. Lucie and New York’s two Class-A clubs were heading to Jupiter. Instead, due to concerns over grounds conditions, both organizations decided to stay...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronald Castillo homers twice, Rob Kaminsky tosses three scoreless innings on Tuesday

On Tuesday, bad weather prevented the Cardinals from traveling to Port St. Lucie for minor league games against the Mets,  so the club stayed home and had two intrasquad games. Springfield beat Memphis and Palm Beach shutout Peoria. Ronald Castillo, who played primarily at State College in 2013, homered twice. Castillo is in the running for an OF spot with the Peoria Chiefs. 2013...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Opening Day roster of the Memphis Redbirds

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be predicting the opening day rosters of the Cardinals’ four full season affiliates. These are just predictions and, by no means, should be taken as actual rosters.  Opening Day for the Memphis Redbirds, the Cardinals’ highest affiliate is about 2 1/2 weeks away. The team has three minor league games under its belt and is pushing towards...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/13/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals first minor league games of 2014. The Cardinals top two clubs won, with two losses and a tie as all five clubs saw action. This spring, Cardinals baseball operations assistant Tony Ferreira will be sharing highlights from minor league spring training contests. As always, the raw data is his, but the comments and awards are...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Report for March 13th: Tommy Pham homers

Thursday was opening day for the Cardinals farm system. The teams were playing their first games of the spring season against the Miami Marlins affiliates. CardinalsFarm is lucky to get these highlights from Tony Ferreira, Baseball Operations Assistant, Player Development for the Cardinals. Mr. Ferreira provides us with stat lines on certain players. Here is how the Baby Birds fared...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the top St. Louis Cardinals prospects: 31-35

The last of the 30′s features a couple of potential bullpen arms in Fornataro and Butler, while a move to the ‘pen could be in Whiting’s future as well. The lone offensive player in this grouping is interesting. Rodriguez had probably one of the five best seasons of any batter in the Cards’ organization in 2013. It remains to be seen if the Cards will move him to the outfield...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the top 10 right-handed starters in the Cardinals organization

Last week, we brought you one of the most improved position groups in the Cardinals’ organization, left-handed starting pitching. The improvement was highlighted when the Cardinals took two lefties with their first two picks in the 2013 draft and later took two more southpaw’s in the 5th and 6th rounds. All four appeared on our top 8 list last week. While the lefties were primarily...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching up on the Cardinals Rumors

Things have been pretty quiet for the Cardinals (and this blog) for a while, so its time to catch up with the team and where they stand with the Winter Meetings going on this week.The Cardinals got their Christmas shopping done early this year, acquiring center fielder Peter Bourjos in a trade for David Freese and signing shortstop Jhonny Peralta, all before Black Friday.  As Derrick...
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December 10, 2013  |  1 Comment
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