On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ five minor league teams remained home to face their co-habitants of
the Roger Dean Stadium complex, the Florida Marlins, who took the short walk
over from their side.
With the MLB club taking a
scheduled day off on Monday, the focus will be on the Cardinals minor leaguers.
The single-A players remain home, facing their New York Mets counterparts, while the Double-A and Triple-A clubs take the bus to the spring home of the Mets, Port St. Lucie.
Scout.com Cardinals Pitcher of the
Adam Daniels was the winner for
Memphis with four shutout innings. The
lefty scattered just two hits and a walk, while fanning four. The 25-year-old
moved from Palm
Springfield last season, his third in the
system after being taken in the 15th round in
Scout.com Cardinals Hitters of the
Our first co-winners are a pair of
outfielders who led Quad Cities #1. D’Marcus Ingram singled, doubled and
tripled, with the latter being the most exciting play in baseball. Adron Chambers singled, doubled and homered, collecting one more total base. Both
contributions are very much worth recognition here.
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It is great to see the name “Dewon Brazelton” in the line. He may still be able to contribute later on after
starting with a two inning outing during which he allowed two hits and a single
run. Lefty Ron Flores isn’t letting his recent demotion bother him, spinning two
scoreless frames and Mark Worrell closed it out with a spotless
Outfielder Cody Haerther is
spinning a hot bat, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Mike Ferris had two hits for
the second consecutive day, including a double and an RBI. Maybe he can keep it
up and realize some of his promise. Utilityman Mike McCoy never seems to have a
sure job, but always claims one. Sunday, he went a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI
and topped it off with three nice defensive plays, too.
Springfield lost to
Stuart Pomeranz, still coming back
from surgery, pitched 1.2 scoreless innings on just two hits. A player I have on
my watch list after coming back from two leg surgeries in 2006, Shaun Garceau,
had a rough day. The 20-year-old righty took the loss after allowing six earned
runs on five hits over 2.1 innings.
One of my candidates for comeback
player of the year, outfielder Jon Jay, collected two RBIs as part of a 2-for-5
day. Catcher Chris Grossman, not known for his offence, contributed two hits
including a double. A.J, Van Slyke doubled, walked and had 2 RBIs while Casey Rowlett went deep, walked twice and scored twice.
Beach defeated Jupiter,
Korean spring invite Jai Chul
Chung earned the win with three scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits and
two walks, along with three strikeouts. Coming off a strong 2007 debut with
Batavia during which he was named a New
York-Penn League All-Star, Josh Dew spun two perfect innings for the save and
struck out one in the process.
Catcher Christian Reyes and Tyler Henley each slammed a three-run home runs while infielder Isa Garcia contributed
a pair of doubles. Henley’s long ball is said to have
cleared the second fence behind Field 3!
Quad Cities #1 defeated
J.D. Stambaugh and Dylan Gonzalez
each went three innings. J.D. had the stronger outing, with three hits and two
walks allowed, but only one earned run. Gonzalez was touched for four runs,
three earned, runs on four hits and a walk. Former Indy baller Justin Fiske
picked up the win with two one-hit scoreless innings. He fanned two. Matt Spade
cleaned up with the one-inning save.
2008 first-rounder shortstop Pete Kozma was on base three times with two hits and a walk and also contributed a
pair of nice plays in the field. All eyes will continue to be on
Quad Cities #2 outscored* the
Marlins 5th team, 5-3
* the clubs batted for six
innings, but had only three innings worth of pitching, so it isn’t really
considered a win
Marcus Markray allowed two runs in
his inning of work, while Steve Hill allowed one run in two innings.
QC #2 was led offensively this
weekend by the Charlies. Charlie Pelt and Charlie Kingrey each had two hits
Sunday after collecting five hits between them on Saturday. Pelt scored twice
while Kingrey doubled and tripled. Matt Arburr chipped in with a single and two
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