On Friday, all St. Louis Cardinals
minor league clubs has a “camp” day, meaning no scheduled games against outside
competition. So, instead, they took it out on each other. Three games were held
with the Cardinals winners every time!
Saturday’s opponents for the
Cardinals minor leaguers will be the Florida Marlins’ teams once again. This
time, all the Cardinals clubs are “home”, while the visitors have to walk a few
hundred feet farther from their side of the Roger Dean Stadium complex in
Scout.com Cardinals Pitcher of the
Day – Friday
Lefty Hector Cardenas pitched a “complete
game” for Quad Cities 1, allowing just one hit and no walks over four innings.
He fanned two. Cardenas was originally signed as a
non-drafted free agent in April, 2006 out of the
Republic. The 21-year-old pitched in the
Dominican Summer League in 2006 and in the Gulf Coast League last season. No
walks on Friday might have been the 6-foot-3 Cardenas’ most important
Scout.com Cardinals Hitter of the
Day – Friday
Beach, Donovan Solano collected two hits in
two at-bats, including a home run. He also collected a pair of RBIs in the
victory. The shortstop was our 20th ranked prospect three years ago,
dropped to number 36 in 2007 and missed the cut in 2008. The Colombian has been
around so long, it is easy to forget that he just turned 20 years of
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Memphis 2 (seven
Mike Parisi took the loss with all four runs
allowed, three earned in 4.1 innings. He yielded seven hits, but didn’t walk
anyone. Parisi fanned two Double-A hitters. Trey Hearne contributed a pair of
perfect innings in relief.
For the winning
Springfield club, Adam Daniels went 3.2 shutout innings.
The 25-year-old lefty yielded just one hit and a pair of walks while fanning
two. Fresh from major league camp, 2007 supplemental first-rounder Clayton Mortensen was touched for two
runs in 2.2 innings on three hits. He walked two and fanned
Cody Haerther was the offensive leader for
Memphis, with a triple and two walks.
Springfield had four doubles, one each from
A.J. Van Slyke and Brandon Yarbrough plus a pair from Dan Nelson. The Springfield RBIs came
from Yarbrough, Nelson (2) and Jon Jay, who went 2-for-3 in the win.
Palm Beach 7,
Cities #1 (split squad) 4 (five
For the winners, Shaun Garceau went 3.1 innings and was
charged with a pair of runs. He allowed three hits and two walks and fanned
five. Francisco Samuel contributed a
perfect inning in which two of the three outs were
Quad Cities starter J.D. Stambaugh yielded just one run in
four innings. He walked no one, scattered five hits and fanned three. The game
got away from Eduardo Sanchez, who
was touched for four runs in 1/3 of an inning.
Beach’s hitting leaders were Steve Hill who had a double and two
singles in three at-bats and Daryl Jones who singled, was hit by a pitch and scored. For the Quads, Pete Kozma and D’Marcus Ingram each scored and had an
RBI. Kozma added a double, while Ingram also singled, walked a and stole a
Quad Cities #1 (split squad) 0,
Quad Cities #2 0 (four
Cardenas noted above, Dylan Gonzalez also went all the way.
In his four scoreless innings, he yielded three hits and a pair of walks.
Gonzalez struck out three.
Outfielder Charlie Kingrey collected the only
extra base hit on either side, a double.
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