The St. Louis Cardinals minor
league clubs completed their final games against external opponents, their
co-habitants of the Jupiter facility, the Florida Marlins. Only intersquad
contests remain on Sunday before camp breaks on Monday.
Scout.com Cardinals Pitchers of
the Day – Saturday
Beach’s Kyle Sadlowski spun three perfect
innings, striking out one. The 23-year-old right-hander was the organization’s
34th round pick in 2005.
Scout.com Cardinals Hitter of the
Day – Saturday
In four at-bats,
Memphis’ Josh Phelps singled, doubled and hit a
home run. The first baseman was credited with two RBIs. Given his experience, Albert Pujols’ insurance policy should
perform at this level of competition. And he is doing just
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With external competition
complete, here are the individual team spring records. Intersquad contests are
Quad Cities #1: 9-3-1
Quad Cities #2: 8-1-1
Rehabbing Joel Piniero threw 50 pitches, which
carried him through 3.2 very nice innings. He didn’t allow a run and didn’t walk
anyone. Pineiro yielded just two hits and fanned four. John Wasdin handled three innings and
was charged with one run on five hits. He struck out one. Lefty Ron Flores allowed one harmless hit in
1.1 shutout innings, while fanning two. Chris Perez had what may be a trademark
kind of outing as he fanned his first two hitters on six pitches, allowed a hit,
then struck out the final batter to end the game.
Brian Barden singled and doubled in four
at-bats. He also walked and scored. Joe Mather singled and doubled, scoring twice in five times up.
Carolina (AA) 2,
A well-pitched game meant runs
were at a premium. Brandon Dickson
went three innings, allowing both runs on six hits and no walks. Three relievers
each pitched one scoreless inning. They are Marco Gonzalez (one hit, two Ks), Josh Dew (two hits) and Kenny Maiques (2
Tommy Pham had a pair of singles and the
sole RBI in four at-bats.
Quad Cities #1 5, Jupiter (High-A)
Blake King went four innings, allowing two
runs. Three hits and two walks were yielded and King fanned four. Brian Broderick was touched for two
runs in two innings. He allowed three hits and a walk, while fanning two. Adam Reifer got both his outs via
strikeout, but he also gave up a hit and a run. Davis Bilardello (1-2-3 including one K) and Matt Spade (one walk, 2 Ks) each
delivered a scoreless inning. Eduardo Sanchez struck out the only
hitter he faced.
Justin Roberson was on base all three times up
with a single and two hit by pitches. Ouch! Jose Garcia went 2-for-4, while spring
hitting machine Matt Arburr singled
and had two RBIs. Charlie Pelt
homered his only time up.
Quad Cities #2 2,
Nick Additon went three, allowing two earned
runs on three hits and a walk. He blew away five enemy hitters. Brett Zawacki spun three scoreless on
two hits, no walks, fanning four. Justin Fiske had a 1-2-3 inning, punching out two. Jose Mateo tossed a scoreless inning
with one strikeout and David Riddle
topped that. He pitched a perfect inning, needing just six pitches to get the
Ross Oeder and Ryde Rodriguez each went 2-for-4, with
the latter scoring and driving in a run. Carlos Pupo made the report again with
an RBI double. Ivan Castro also had
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