Minor League Notebook 03/26
Today the St. Louis Cardinals minor league teams played their peers in the Florida Marlins system, in what basically amounted to a tie in minor league spring training contests, with the Cardinals 2-2-1 for the day.
Memphis finished with a 3-3 tie
Troy Cate 3 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 BB, 3 K's, early on he was the best pitcher in camp, coming off of winter ball. He's still pretty high up on the minor league food chain.
Edgar Gonzalez 3-for-4 with 3 doubles. He continues to hit, Gonzalez was hitting .348 for the Major League club, before being reassigned to the minors.
Ryan Ludwick hit 2-run HR, after his .435 batting average, over 16 games for St. Louis wasn't enough to earn him a spot on the Club's 25-man roster. He'll likely start the season at Memphis, but could see playing time in the majors if there are any more injuries to outfielders.
Springfield came out on top a 6-2 winner
Mike Parisi very sharp, 5 IP, 2hits, 0 runs, 1 BB,& 3 K's. Mike had control problems early in spring training and was one of the first players reassigned this spring. It's nice to see him get back on top of his game today. He's a very intelligent who seemed to know what his problem was when he was talking to pitching coach Dave Duncan, it was just a matter of time before he made the necessary adjustments.
Matt Scherer struck out two in a scoreless 9th inning, picking up where he left off last year. Scherer spent the entire season with high Class A Palm Beach. Appearing in 53 games, he went 9-5 with a 3.25 ERA, allowing 71 hits, striking out 106 and walking 20 in 80.1 innings. Opponents hit .234 against him.
Juan Lucena had two hits including a double, known as a good glove man with a little bat, it's also good to see him get these extra base hits.
Juan Richardson homered to deep LF and continues to plays and works out well every time I seem to see him this spring.
Palm Beach 9-2 winner
Tyler Norrick 4 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 3 BB, 4 K's, the SIU-C star from Festus Missouri had a good day, it's always good to see the homeboys do well.
Allen Craig 3-for-5 with a double, which is very good news for the infielder who's season was cut short by a knee injury last season.
Catcher Omar Falcon hit a 2-run HR to add to the offense in Jupiter Florida today
Shane Robinson 2-for-5 with a double and strong throw to double up runner on line drive to CF and continues to put together a strong spring training.
Quad Cities 8-4 loser
P.J. Walters did his part in a losing cause, with 4 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 3 K's
Elvis Hernandez was hurt by the lack of defense, apparently the "Defense does rest" he allowed 4 runs in just 1.2 IP, but only one run was earned.
OF Mark Shorey went 3-for-4, including two solo HR's
1B Big Brandon Buckman had 2 hits today including a double, 2 RBIs
Extended 6-0 loser
Kyle Mura pitched a scoreless inning
The first 8 batters struck out today and before it was over, 14 batters struck out in the game.
The only hit of the day for St. Louis came off the bat of infielder Tommy Pham
special thanks to John Vuch the St. Louis Cardinals Director of Minor League
Operations for his notes from the day.
A special thanks to John Vuch the St. Louis Cardinals Director of Minor League Operations for his notes from the day.