State College Spikes Notebook – 2019 Week 7

State College is suffering an offensive shortfall now in its third week. The Spikes plated just 16 runs in six games, less than three per game, and won just twice, falling below .500 for the season. Second baseman Martin Figueroa is doing his best, driving in six of the 16 runs.

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Cardinals Class A Pitching Moves Build Up

There is a lot to catch up with on the St. Louis Cardinals minor league transaction log. We begin with 14 moves on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2, all but three of which affect the three Class-A teams. 12 involve pitchers.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook – 2019 Week 17

The Memphis Redbirds (48-62) maintained their recent momentum, going 5-1 this week. Organization Player of the Month Randy Arozarena continues to shine, hitting .379 and reaching base safely in 30 straight starts. Marcell Ozuna and Harrison Bader discuss their Triple-A assignments and more.

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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – August 2, 2019

On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals system went 5-2 behind solid pitching. Quality starts came from Springfield’s Angel Rondon, Peoria’s Parker Kelly and DSL Blue’s Wilmer Ortega. Three State College hurlers combined for a two-hit shutout. Player of Day Brady Whalen’s four RBI powered the Chiefs’ win.

Cardinals Minor League Notebook – August 1, 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals farm system went 1-5 Wednesday with Memphis providing the sole triumph. Player of the Day Edmundo Sosa had four hits and knocked in the game-winner. Randy Arozarena had three hits and scored twice, including the decisive tally. Palm Beach, Peoria, State College, Johnson City, and the DSL Cardinals Red team all took it on the chin, while Springfield and the Gulf Coast Cards had the day off. The DSL Blue squad was scoreless in the eighth inning when the game was suspended by inclement weather.

Jeffry Abreu

Became a Cardinal: Acquired from Los Angeles Dodgers with pitcher Tony Cingrani for third baseman Jedd Gyorko, cash considerations and international bonus money on July 31, 2019.

Tony Cingrani

Became a Cardinal: Acquired from Los Angeles Dodgers with rookie-level pitcher Jeffry Abreu for third baseman Jedd Gyorko, cash considerations and international bonus money on July 31, 2019. Out for the season.

Palm Beach Cardinals Notebook – 2019 Week 17

The Beach Birds posted a 3-3 record this week but remain in last place in the Florida State League South. Much of the success this week is due to Julio Rodriguez (.533 average) and Luken Baker (.333, HR, 2 2B) anchoring the lineup as the pitching staff works through its inconsistencies. A few bright spots on the mound have been Alvaro Seijas, who tossed a six-inning gem in a 2-1 Palm Beach victory, as well as Michael Baird and Ben Yokley who have locked down the late innings of the game out of the ‘pen.

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Johan Oviedo Emerging at Double-A

Cuban native Johan Oviedo was one of St. Louis’ top signings in the 2016-2017 international class and is now beginning to realize his potential at Double-A Springfield. Derek Shore talks with the big right-handed pitcher and his managers prior and current.

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Adalberto Mejia

Became a Cardinal: Claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on July 30, 2019. Designated for assignment on August 6, 2019.

Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 17

Winning their first two series of the second half, the Class-A Peoria Chiefs went 4-2 for an overall post-break record of 10-26. The Chiefs mixed clutch hitting with timely pitching, led by Colin Schmid’s 12 innings with one earned run allowed.

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Zac Rosscup

Became a Cardinal: Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations on July 29, 2019.

St. Louis Cardinals MLB Notebook – Week of July 22-28

The St. Louis Cardinals swept the Pirates on their home turf, but lost two of three to the top team in the American League, the Houston Astros. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt tied the team record with home runs in six consecutive games. Our weekly history feature looks back a major trade this week in 2011 that helped the Cardinals win the World Series.