Monday’s opponents were the St. Louis Cardinals minor league counterparts representing the New York Mets. The
two A-ball clubs were at home at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter,
Florida, while the Double and Triple-A
teams took to the road at Port St. Lucie.
On Tuesday, with the MLB club
taking a scheduled day off, the Cardinals minor leaguers will own the spotlight.
All four minor league teams will remain home to face their co-habitants of the
Jupiter complex, the Florida Marlins, who will again take the short walk over
from their side.
Scout.com Cardinals Co-Pitchers of
the Day –
Trey Hearne for
Memphis and Mark Diapoules for Quad Cities had
identical lines, down to each getting the win. Both went three shutout innings,
allowing two hits while walking none and striking out four. Mound dominance!
Scout.com Cardinals Hitter of the
Forever to be known as the man
traded for Jim Edmonds, third
baseman David Freese (pictured) is
showing us he can handle skipping Double-A. On Monday, he had three extra-base
hits - two doubles and a home run. Freese collected four RBIs in the process.
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With a head start in major league
camp, Mitchell Boggs may be the
first in minor league camp to stretch out to four innings. While he only gave up
four hits, Boggs was charged with three runs.
Offensively, Mike McCoy keeps hitting. On this day,
he was 2-for-2 including a double and a run scored, coming off another perfect
day Sunday (3-for-3). Outfielder Nick Stavinoha and second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir two hits apiece. It is good to see Hoffpauir’s name prominently
featured on the stat sheet.
Our #30 prospect, Brad Furnish, coming off winter
surgery, went 2.1 innings, allowing a single run on two hits and a walk. The
lefty struck out three. Kyle Sadlowski (two) and Cardoza Tucker (one) combined for three scoreless frames following Furnish.
Three men doubled. Slugging first
baseman Mark Hamilton, our #12
prospect, also slammed a two-run home run. A.J. Van Slyke doubled for the second
consecutive day and added a triple this time, too. Third baseman Allen Craig had the other two-bagger.
St. Lucie defeated Palm Beach,
Gary Daley, Jr. went three innings and was
charged with two runs. He allowed three hits and two walks, while fanning three.
Jess Todd had a rough outing, with
four runs scored in three innings on the mound. Pete Parisi took the loss, with four
runners crossing the plate in a single inning of work. Francisco Samuel offered the bright
spot for the Palm
Beach staff on this day as he allowed a
walk but struck out two in a scoreless inning.
A pair of outfielders shone. Daryl Jones had the kind of day that
has been expected from him for three seasons as he tripled, walked, was hit by a
pitch, scored twice and collected an RBI. Jim Rapoport added a pair of doubles.
First baseman Brandon Buckman had a
double among his two hits.
Quad Cities defeated
A good day for the QC hurlers as
Andres Rosales allowed a single run
in three innings on just one hit. He walked two and fanned four. Deryk Hooker added two scoreless
innings and Davis Bilardello picked
up the save with a scoreless ninth inning.
The mystery man from
Cuba by way of
Nicaragua, outfielder Ryde Rodriguez, tripled and Justin Roberson singled, walked and
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