Cardinals Arizona/Winter Ball Update – 10/20

Jason Motte bounces back and Stuart Pomeranz continues to re-establish himself.

In Saturday's Arizona Fall League action, Jason Motte was the only St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguer to appear for the Mesa Solar Sox.  Motte bounced back from his worst outing of the fall to pitch a perfect inning and pick up his second victory, tying him for the league lead.


On Friday, Stuart Pomeranz continued his comeback with three more scoreless innings.  Pomeranz gave up only two hits and one free pass.  He has yet to allow a run in five Arizona Fall League innings.  Jarrett Hoffpauir and Joe Mather both went 1-for-3 with a walk.  Hoffpauir is now hitting .308 while Mather is hitting .286.  Kyle McClellan pitched a perfect inning and had two strikeouts.


In Friday's Mexican League action, Cardinals pitcher Fernando Salas pitched two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit. 


The Cardinals organization has had an impact for Caribes of the Venezuelan Winter League. Memphis' Mike Smith made his debut with three innings of work, allowing one run on two hits and two walks.  His teammate in the Caribbean, Matt Scherer, picked up his first save with two scoreless innings pitched.  Rico Washington has had a red hot beginning, hitting .360/.429/.440. 


For Aragua, also in Venezuela, Jose Martinez is hitting .300/.333/.500. 



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