The St. Louis Cardinals minor
league clubs remaining in Florida held two abbreviated intersquad
games that each ended up as ties.
The Cardinals play the Marlins minor league clubs on Saturday, then
intersquad contests again on Sunday before camp breaks on Monday.
Those who are thirsting for
official final minor league rosters will have to wait until next week. The
Cardinals state that despite Double-A Springfield having left Florida on
Thursday and the other clubs leaving Monday, rosters will not be finalized until
Monday at the earliest (after the major league roster is set), and all inactive
list moves (Disabled List, etc) will not occur until Thursday morning.
Scout.com Cardinals Pitchers of
the Day – Friday
For Quad Cities #1, Cardoza Tucker went three scoreless
innings on just two hits, improving on his ERA, which was 1.50 in six innings
coming in. The 23-year-old was signed after having pitched in the Seattle and
Houston systems and with several independent league clubs.
Scout.com Cardinals Hitter of the
Day – Friday
Palm Beach’s offense was sparked by catcher
Tony Cruz, who stroked two doubles.
They were his second and third two-baggers of the spring.
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Beach 3 (6
Memphis, Stuart Pomeranz had a better outing,
allowing two runs in three innings, only one of which was earned. He yielded
four hits, no free passes and notched one strikeout. In his three previous
outings, Pomeranz’ ERA was 16.20. Before heading off to his assignment to the
Mexican League, Kris Honel went 2.1
innings, allowing one run on two hits and three walks. Honel fanned one.
Beach’s Trey Hearne, who is also heading south
of the border, was charged with three runs (two earned) on five hits and no
walks. He struck out two. Next was another very solid outing by Mark McCormick. He spun two shutout
frames on just one hit. He walked no one and struck out one.
Offensively for the Triple-A club,
Colby Rasmus and Josh Phelps doubled. Donovan Solano
tripled. Mark Johnson and Nick Stavinoha each singled and
collected an RBI.
For PB, Oliver Marmol singled and walked in his
two plate appearances, scoring both times.
Quad Cities #1 2, Quad Cities #2 2
(7 ½ innings)
Thomas Eager went 3.1 innings for Quad Cities
#1. Two runs scored, but only one was earned. Eager allowed three hits and three
walks and struck out one. Francisco Samuel was effectively wild in his hitless, scoreless inning of work. He
made it interesting, walking three and fanning two.
Quad Cities #2 starter was Tyler Herron. He was charged with one
run on two hits over three innings. Herron walked no one and struck out one. Brandon Garner yielded just one run in
four innings on three hits and no walks. Pete Parise allowed just one baserunner
on a walk in one scoreless inning, striking out two.
The offense for Quad Cities #1 was
led by Travis Mitchell, who went
2-for-4 on the day. Matt Arburr’s
average dropped as he “just” doubled and scored.
For the Quad Cities #2 offense, Ivan Castro went 2-for-2, Carlos Pupo doubled and walked twice
and Chris Gibson singled and
collected an RBI.
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