The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 03/23

Nick Stavinoha was the star of the day Friday, with 3 hits, including 2 HR's and 5 RBIs. Nich has always been one of our better prospects, but he appears to be in better shape this season and looks more comfortable at the plate than when I observed him playing last year in Springfield. I'm expecting some really good things from Nick this season.




Memphis 10-4 winner

From the mound;

Chris Lambert pitched four innings, giving up just fours hits and one run.

Andy Cavazos pitched one scoreless inning of relief.


From the batter's box;

Shortstop Brendan Ryan contributed two hits and drove in a couple of runs and continues to play very well after being reassigned to the minor league camp.

Rick Ankiel singled and doubled

Travis Hanson added two hits.

Nick Stavinoha the star of the day had 3 hits, including 2 HR's and 5 RBIs

Ryan Christianson also had three three hits, including two doubles



Springfield 6-1 winner

From the mound;

Jaime Garcia 4 IP, 5 hits, no runs, no BB's and 7 K's

Matt Scherer two scoreless IP, 1 hit

Luke Gregerson threw a scoreless inning


From the batters box;

Juan Lucena had three hits with a double and RBI

Kevin Estrada had two hits

Rasmus had an RBI double, and Jay had an RBI single



Palm Beach 6-2 winner

From the mound;

Braden Looper threw 75 pitches and went 5.1 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 ER, 2 BB's, 0 K's, with 11 ground ball outs

Gary Daley finished the final 3.2 IP, allowing 5 hits and 1 run


From the batters box;

Casey Rowlett had two doubles

Mike Ferris hit his 4th HR of the spring and had 3 RBIs

Matt Wilkerson had two hits

Gary Bennett (catching for Looper) was 1-for-2 with a run



Quad Cities lost 4-3

From the mound;

Tyler Herron had a rough 3rd inning, allowing 4 runs (just one earned however) and overall pitched 4 IP, 2 hits, 4 runs, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's

Mike Schellinger (2 IP), Kyle Mura (2 IP), Brian Schroeder (1 IP) and Kyle McClellan (1 IP) shut them out the rest of the way as we pitched 10 innings to get extra work in


From the batters box; 

Daryl Jones 2-for-3 with a walk

Mark Shorey singled and had 2 RBIs



A special thanks to St. Louis' director of minor league operations John Vuch for providing information for these reports.

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