On Wednesday night it was the Triple A All-Stars chance to shine and the St. Louis Cardinals were represented by Angel Castro and Stephen Piscotty of the Memphis Redbirds.
Piscotty entered the game in the 6th inning to play left field. He hit a line drive single into left field in the top of the 8th inning and then grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the game.
Castro started the 8th inning for the Pacific Coast League All-Stars, striking out the first batter he faced before yielding a single and being lifted for another reliever.
The 31-year old right-hander was a late addition to the squad when Nashville Sounds pitcher Jeff Nelson was recalled by Milwaukee–to face St. Louis this past Saturday. Castro signed as a free agent with the Cardinals this past offseason and has pitched in 18 games (14 starts) with the Redbirds this season, going 7-5 with a 3.38 ERA (32er/85.1ip) and 53 strikeouts.
Piscotty was chosen as a reserve outfielder by the Pacific Coast League after batting .303 (100-for-330) with six home runs, 25 doubles, 51 RBIs, and eight stolen bases in the first half of the season at Memphis.
The Pacific Coast League fell to the International League 7-3.