MiLN - Baby Birds take 2-of-4 from Fish

The St. Louis Cardinals minor league clubs closed out their spring training games schedule on Saturday and will begin breaking camp on Sunday. Amaury Marti went 2-for-3 with an RBI on Saturday.


Minor League Notebook  04/01

All clubs played up a level against the Marlins affiliates on Saturday




Springfield lost to Marlins AAA 5-4


RHP Mitchell Boggs, 4 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K's; the strikeouts are impressive in this contest against the Triple-A Marlins club


RHP Cory Rauschenberger,  4 IP, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K's;  Cory is ready to start the season


RHP Chris Perez  (#8), 1 IP, no hits or runs, 1 BB, 1 K; his delivery is very unusual with the wrist snap at the end; he'll be one of the few guys who make it to the Major Leagues as a closer, coming through the system as a closer


OF Amaury Marti, 2-for-3 with an RBI; finally near the end of spring training I got to see the Amuary Marti everyone has been talking about.  The first seven games I saw him play he didn't do anything to impress me, but looks good in a uniform


SS Tyler Greene (#16), 2-for-4; continues to hit and play excellent defense. I think he is much improved over last season in all aspects of his game


OF Colby Rasmus (#1), solo HR; two years from taking over Edmonds' job in center may be a stretch, but the kid continues to make steady progress


OF Jon Jay (#9), 1-for-5 with a double (played LF)




Palm Beach defeated Marlins AA, 5-2


LHP Tyler Norrick 4 IP, 8 hits, 2 runs (earned)


RHP Mike Cooper, 2 scoreless IP, 4 K's, a lot a talk around camp about how well Cooper has pitched this spring


RHP Matt Scherer, 2 scoreless IP, 2 K's, in my notes I'm showing him allowing only one earned run in 10.2 innings, so Matt has certainly been very impressive this spring


RHP Jason Motte, scoreless 9th inning, the catcher turned pitcher continues to get the job done, here is a guy who'll probably crack the next Top 40 Prospect list


INF Jose Martinez, 3-for-5 including 2-run HR, the kid has been a stud all spring


INF Daniel Nelson, 2-hits, including solo HR, Nelson still hitting around .300 could finish the season at Double-A.  He's looked very good this spring


1B Mark Hamilton (#18), 2 hits, 2 walks, it's good seeing the big man hit and drawing walks, I like this kid, with Mike Ferris and Randy Roth both playing well, it will keep Hamilton at Palm Beach this season


OF AJ Van Slyke, two hits and RBI




Quad Cities defeated Marlins High A 3-0


RHP P.J. Walters, 4 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB's, 5 K's


RHP Blake King, 3.2 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 2 BB, 6 K's, the great nephew of the great Mickey Mantle, racking up the strikeouts like his great-uncle, but you can live with these types of Ks, of course now that I think of it, you could live with Mickey Mantle's strikeouts as well.


RHP Kenny Maiques, 1.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 BB, 1 K


INF William Sandoval, 3-for-5, 2 SB's, he wasn't hitting this spring much, so it's good to see him get going against the High-A Marlins


C Omar Falcon, two doubles


1B Brandon Buckman, long double off top of batter's eye




Extended Spring Training lost to Marlins Low A, 7-1


RHP Mike Schellinger, 3 IP, 3 runs,


RHP Nick Webber, 1.1 IP, 4 runs


RHP Luke Gregerson, 2 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 3 K's


RHP Jon Mikrut and LHP Brian Schroeder 1 scoreless inning each


C Scott Thomas had two of the team's five hits




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