MiLN Cardinals Split with Marlins 03/26

Mike Parisi was very sharp on Monday with 5 IP, giving up only 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB,& 3 K's. Mike had control problems early in spring training and was one of the first players reassigned to the minor league camp this spring. A very intelligent player, it's nice to see Mike making the necessary adjustments and get back on top of his game today.

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.

Andy Cavazos and Brian Falkenborg 2 scoreless innings each, both who were very close to making the club this spring.

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.

Nick Webber pitch two scoreless innings in relief and continues to be one of the better pitchers in the organization.  Ranked as the #26 Top Prospect by staff.

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. 

The big first baseman Mark Hamilton went 2-for-2 for today.  Hamilton was recently ranked by as the Cardinals #18 Top Prospect this winter.

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



A special thanks to John Vuch the St. Louis Cardinals Director of Minor League Operations for his notes from the day.

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