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.
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
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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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
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
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
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,
Elvis “the Mosquito”
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.
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
Pete Kozma went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Jose Garcia had a hit and scored
Quad Cities #2 13, WFAST
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
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