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Minor league thread: Sun 5/4

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Posted: 5/3/2014 11:07 PM

Minor league thread: Sun 5/4 


Memphis at Colorado Springs: Boone Whiting

Springfield vs. Tulsa: Jaime Garcia (75 pitch limit)

Palm Beach at Fort Myers: Marco Gonzales

Peoria at Cedar Rapids: Nick Petree

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Posted: 5/3/2014 11:13 PM

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Can't be upset with these set of pitchers going in the system. Also Motte is scheduled to start his rehab in a game tomorrow night for Springfield.
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Posted: 5/4/2014 9:35 AM

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New starter for the Chiefs today, Rob Kaminsky. Our Starter of the Month for April, Nick Petree, is moving up to Palm Beach. free article
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Posted: 5/4/2014 10:33 AM

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Brian, do you know when Kaminsky will make his first start for Peoria?

Thanks
Domeboys wrote: New starter for the Chiefs today, Rob Kaminsky. Our Starter of the Month for April, Nick Petree, is moving up to Palm Beach. free article
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Posted: 5/4/2014 10:37 AM

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"Replacing Petree at Peoria and starting on Sunday will be The Cardinal Nation’s fifth-ranked Cardinals prospect, left-hander Rob Kaminsky..."
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Posted: 5/4/2014 2:59 PM

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Garcia out after just two innings and 28 pitches. After a scoreless first, he gave up a 2-run homer in the second - and then in the bottom of the 2nd was HBP with the bases loaded, driving in the first of Springfield's two runs that inning. Garcia was pinch-run for after the HBP, don't know if that means he's hurt or what.
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Posted: 5/4/2014 3:07 PM

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He threw 28 pitches, 18 for strikes. 1 BB, 2 Ks, 3 hits. Both runs scored on the 1HR. I will take that as a first step. Any firsthand accounts or velocity readings would garner a thank you
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Posted: 5/4/2014 3:32 PM

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He threw 28 pitches, 18 for strikes. 1 BB, 2 Ks, 3 hits. Both runs scored on the 1HR. I will take that as a first step. Any firsthand accounts or velocity readings would garner a thank you

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Except that - he was supposed to throw 75-80 pitches today. The fact that he was pinch-run for immediately upon the HBP is worrisome.
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Posted: 5/4/2014 3:36 PM

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Just got off work. Unfortunately didn't get to see Garcia but I will Motte. For ones who live in the Springfield area local new station Ky3 is broadcasting this game against Tulsa. Probably could pick up feed on MiLB.TV if you are a subscriber.
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Posted: 5/4/2014 3:39 PM

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How about that? Reason for Jaime exiting earlier than expected was due to being hit in the ribcage area or left arm with the bases loaded in the second. Will give further updates on Motte's outing later in the game.

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Posted: 5/4/2014 4:48 PM

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Motte comes back from Tommy Jon in his first official rehab outing to striking out the side in order in the bottom of the eighth with the crowd giving him a standing ovation after every strikeout. First strikeout he climbed the ladder only needing three pitches all fastballs in the low 90s. Then next batter just blew him away with his fastball that the hitter was obviously behind on for the second strikeout. The final strikeout he starting to flash some off-speed stuff looked like his cutter that he got two swings and misses on.

Velocity still isn't quite there with his highest reading at 95 mph but he will get to where he wants to with more pitches/innings. I really liked the demeanor and aggressiveness of coming right after guys not shying away and that helped with how sharp his stuff was. Overall he is closer to returning to the big league bullpen that what I original thought but that's just from one outing. I would image the Cardinals want to see him have outings like that consecutively before immediately activating him. Solid first step.

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Posted: 5/4/2014 7:48 PM

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Thanks for the details. I figured it wasn't your typical HBP when they immediately lifted him. I'm just glad it wasn't his hand or elbow that got hit - although I'm sure getting it in the ribs is no picnic either.


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How about that? Reason for Jaime exiting earlier than expected was due to being hit in the ribcage area or left arm with the bases loaded in the second. Will give further updates on Motte's outing later in the game.

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Posted: 5/4/2014 8:05 PM

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Thanks for the details. I figured it wasn't your typical HBP when they immediately lifted him. I'm just glad it wasn't his hand or elbow that got hit - although I'm sure getting it in the ribs is no picnic either.


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How about that? Reason for Jaime exiting earlier than expected was due to being hit in the ribcage area or left arm with the bases loaded in the second. Will give further updates on Motte's outing later in the game.

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Springfield beat writer tweeted about an hour ago that X-Rays came back negative on his left elbow. Say there's some pretty significant swelling on the elbow and they'll take it easy the next few days with him to help swelling go down.
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Posted: 5/4/2014 8:30 PM

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Oh yuck.


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--- Jmodene1 wrote:

Thanks for the details. I figured it wasn't your typical HBP when they immediately lifted him. I'm just glad it wasn't his hand or elbow that got hit - although I'm sure getting it in the ribs is no picnic either.


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--- DTFlush234 wrote:

How about that? Reason for Jaime exiting earlier than expected was due to being hit in the ribcage area or left arm with the bases loaded in the second. Will give further updates on Motte's outing later in the game.

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Springfield beat writer tweeted about an hour ago that X-Rays came back negative on his left elbow. Say there's some pretty significant swelling on the elbow and they'll take it easy the next few days with him to help swelling go down.

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Posted: 5/4/2014 8:36 PM

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Marco Gonzales threw 8 shutout innings for PB.  7 H, 1 K, 1 BB.
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Posted: 5/4/2014 10:49 PM

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Joey Butler 2/3 including 1 BB, 1 DBL, 1 HR, and 2 RBIs.  How much longer can Mo ignore him?
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Posted: 5/5/2014 7:33 AM

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MagnoliaCardFan wrote: Joey Butler 2/3 including 1 BB, 1 DBL, 1 HR, and 2 RBIs.  How much longer can Mo ignore him?



For comparison's sake, Ryan Ludwick spent his age 28 season, 2007, in Memphis and hit .340/.380/.642/1.022 in 122 plate appearances before getting called up that year and finishing with an .818 OPS in 339 ML plate appearances.

Butler (also 28) is at .392/.511/.608/1.119 in 92 plate appearances so far this season.

Ludwick was playing outfield along with Chris Duncan, Juan Encarnacion, an aging Jim Edmonds, Rick Ankiel, Scott Spiezio, Skip Schumaker and So Taguchi.

That Memphis outfield wasn't too shabby with Ludwick, Ankiel, and Schumaker all playing out there that season.
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Posted: 5/5/2014 8:38 AM

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PadsFS wrote:
MagnoliaCardFan wrote: Joey Butler 2/3 including 1 BB, 1 DBL, 1 HR, and 2 RBIs.  How much longer can Mo ignore him?



For comparison's sake, Ryan Ludwick spent his age 28 season, 2007, in Memphis and hit .340/.380/.642/1.022 in 122 plate appearances before getting called up that year and finishing with an .818 OPS in 339 ML plate appearances.

Butler (also 28) is at .392/.511/.608/1.119 in 92 plate appearances so far this season.

Ludwick was playing outfield along with Chris Duncan, Juan Encarnacion, an aging Jim Edmonds, Rick Ankiel, Scott Spiezio, Skip Schumaker and So Taguchi.

That Memphis outfield wasn't too shabby with Ludwick, Ankiel, and Schumaker all playing out there that season.
... and Ryan has been an MLBer since.


The 2014 parent club doesn't have the shortcomings (on paper) in the OF that the 2007 club did.
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Posted: 5/5/2014 7:29 PM

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Domeboys wrote: "Replacing Petree at Peoria and starting on Sunday will be The Cardinal Nation’s fifth-ranked Cardinals prospect, left-hander Rob Kaminsky..."
oops....reminded me of one of my high-school teachers (Bro. Mac), who before an important science test would right on the chalk-board in 10" letters...."RTFQ!"
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Posted: 5/6/2014 10:13 AM

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Perhaps Mo is waiting for the inter-league games in early June when the DH will be in play. 
MagnoliaCardFan wrote: Joey Butler 2/3 including 1 BB, 1 DBL, 1 HR, and 2 RBIs.  How much longer can Mo ignore him?
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