Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals moved over to the Florida Marlins’ fields at the
Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Florida for
a five-game set. The “away” Cardinals went 3-2 on the afternoon.
the players who took the bus with the big club to
instead of playing in minor league games were Colby Rasmus, Rico Washington,
Nick Derba, Matt Pagnozzi, Mark Hamilton, Nick Stavinoha along with pitchers
Josh Dew and Bob Zimmerman.
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
Scout.com Cardinals Pitcher of the
Day – Monday
Springfield’s Adam Ottavino
went 4.2 scoreless innings in his start, striking out seven. Our number five ranked
prospect in the Cardinals system allowed four hits and two walks.
Scout.com Cardinals Hitter of the
Day – Monday
Now playing for
Memphis after drawing notice in big
league camp this spring, Joe Mather stroked two doubles and
collected three RBIs in the process. He is our number eight Cardinals
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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
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followed Ottavino and was also impressive for three innings. He allowed one run
on two hits, one walk and he fanned two. Matt Scherer also
contributed one perfect inning out of the pen.
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.
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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.
continued his multi-hit games, going 2-for-4. Tommy Pham
doubled, Daniel Descalso and Tony Cruz both
singled and walked. Descalso also scored.
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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.
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
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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.
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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