Cardinals Minors Spring Training Report: 3/26

Adron Chambers: Co-Player of the Day

Wednesday's St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training game results. Pitcher and Players of the Day are Ron Flores and Adron Chambers/Matt Arburr, respectively.

On Wednesday, Memphis and Springfield entertained their New York Mets counterparts while Palm Beach and Quad Cities stayed home to host the Mets' clubs at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Florida. An additional A game against WFAST, the World Free Agent Spring Training club, was held. WFAST is a 17-day spring camp for free agents that includes instruction from independent league coaches and game competition for players looking for professional contracts. Overall, the Cardinals went a tidy 4-1 on the day.

 

Thursday's schedule is an abbreviated one, with the Springfield club preparing to head home, while the Triple-A club is in Jupiter to play the Dodgers and the single-A teams head to Vero Beach for what will truly be the last Cardinals trip to Dodgertown.

 

 

Scout.com Cardinals Pitcher of the Day – Wednesday

 

Lefty reliever Ron Flores held his Memphis club close, pitching 1 1/3 perfect frames, including two strikeouts. He improved on his 1.13 ERA coming into the day as a result.

 

 

Scout.com Cardinals Hitters of the Day – Wednesday

 

For Quad Cities #2, two players stood out. Outfielder Adron Chambers had a perfect day, getting on base four times. Twice were due to walks and the other two were triples. He scored three times, too. Matt Arburr continued his strong spring with the bat, hitting .407 coming in. On Wednesday, he went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs.

 

 

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Memphis 7, New Orleans 4

 

Mike Parisi started and was charged with three runs in 5.2 innings. He yielded eight hits and two walks, fanning three. Following Flores, Jason Motte picked up the win despite one unearned run scoring during his inning. He allowed two hits. Chris Perez finished with the one-inning save. The new arrival walked one and struck out one.

 

Offensively, Colby Rasmus and Nick Stavinoha each went 2-for-4. Colby homered and Nick doubled.  Brian Barden improved on his .176 average by going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Amaury Marti contributed a home run and two RBIs.

 

 

Springfield 5, Binghamton 5 (tie)

 

In an exciting finish, Springfield came close, but fell just short. They scored three runs in the ninth inning to pull into a tie, but had the potential winning run thrown out at the plate to end the game.

 

Lefty Adam Daniels, who will start the season in the rotation, had a rough day. He went three innings, allowing five earned runs on eight hits and a walk. He fanned two.  Jon Mikrut went 2.1 shutout frames on one hit, two walks and three punchouts. Marco Gonzalez (1.2 IP) and Luke Gregerson (1 IP) were both perfect.  

 

Bryan Anderson and Allen Craig were the stars on a team with a lot of hitters. The catcher went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. The third baseman was on base all four times with a single, double and two walks. A.J. Van Slyke went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Casey Rowlett, Jose Martinez and Tyler Greene (double) all had two hits.

 

 

St. Lucie 4, Palm  Beach 2

 

Elvis "the Mosquito" Hernandez allowed one earned run in two innings on three hits and a walk. Shaun Garceau continued his tough spring as he was touched for three earned in three innings on five hits. He didn't walk anyone and fanned two. Kyle Sadlowski went two scoreless on a hit and a walk, while striking out three. Kenny Maiques gave up one hit in his scoreless inning of work.

 

Daryl Jones (walk), Tommy Pham (HR and two RBI) and Oliver Marmol (run), each had two hits.

 

 

Quad Cities 5, Savannah 4

 

Hector Cardenas went three innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk, He struck out one. Davis Bilardello delivered two hitless innings, but walked three and was charged with one run. Justin Fiske was responsible for two runs in two innings on four hits and a walk. He struck out two. Adam Reifer and Cardoza Tucker each added a scoreless inning.

 

Pete Kozma went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Jose Garcia had a hit and scored twice.

 

 

Quad Cities #2 13, WFAST 1

 

Dylan Gonzalez allowed a single run in four innings on four hits. He fanned four.

Neither Jose Mateo (2 IP) nor David Riddle (1 IP) yielded any hits or runs, though they each walked one.

 

Joey Hage had a nice day, with two singles, a double, two runs scored and an RBI in three at-bats. Brian Cartie and Collin Fanning each had two hits and Ivan Castro homered and had four RBIs.

 

 

Basic player stats provided through the courtesy of Cardinals Director of Minor League Operations John Vuch.

 

 

Brian Walton can be reached via email at brwalton@earthlink.net.

 

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