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
Scout.com Cardinals Pitcher of the Day – Wednesday
Lefty reliever Ron Flores held his
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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.
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.
In an exciting finish,
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,
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.
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.
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.
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