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Tuesday's opponents are themselves as the Cardinals have another "camp" day during which no games against outside opponents are planned. At one point, both Braden Looper and Matt Clement were scheduled to throw on the minor league fields.
Scout.com Cardinals Pitcher of the Day – Monday
Scout.com Cardinals Hitter of the Day – Monday
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Joel Piniero is the big news in his first action in almost three weeks. He went two innings, allowing just one baserunner on a hit and striking out two. Very encouraging. Ron Flores also gave up one hit in one inning and fanned two. John Wasdin finally got on the mound for six outs and also kept the opponent off the board. Wasdin yielded two hits, one walk and struck out one Joe Rogers went three innings. While he was charged with a run, he allowed just two hits, no walks and fanned four. Jason Motte finished off a nice game with a perfect inning.
Outfielder Amaury Marti hit a pair of solo home runs to lead the offense along with Mather.
Centerfielder Jon Jay continues his quiet comeback, going 3-for-5. Catcher Bryan Anderson also had three hits, including a double, and added two RBIs in just three at-bats. Shortstop Tyler Greene and outfielder Dan Nelson contributed two hits apiece.
It was a typical line for Blake King as he went four innings. He allowed two runs on two hits, walking four and punching out four more. Kyle Sadlowski and Marco Gonzalez allowed a run each. Kyle went one inning, allowing four hits and two walks, while striking out two. Marco was charged with three hits and struck out one. Cardoza Tucker was charged with an unearned run in one frame.
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Nick Additon allowed just one run in three innings on one hit, three walks and he fanned four. Logan Collier was charged with three runs in 1.2 innings, on two hits and three walks. Davis Bilardello and Eduardo Sanchez picked it up with 1.1 and two scoreless innings, respectively. Justin Fiske yielded two hits and one unearned run in his inning.
Travis Mitchell hit a double and a home run. Carlos Pupo (pictured above) went 3-for-4 with a home run that reportedly flew over batter's eye in center. Beau Riportella had a pair of doubles, scored and collected an RBI. Brian Cartie singled, doubled and had RBI in five at-bats. Charlie Kingrey homered and had a pair of walks.
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Brett Zawacki was touched for three runs in four innings on five hits and three walks. He did strike out two. While Matt Spade was pitching, two runs scored, but only one was earned. He allowed two hits and a walk and struck out two. David Riddle offered up two hitless innings on two walks and two strikeouts. Jose Mateo added one scoreless inning.
Ivan Bellazetin and Matt Arburr each went 2-for-4 with the latter's line also including a home run and two RBIs.
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