Cardinals Minors Spring Training Report: 3/17

Monday's St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training game results. Leaders include Trey Hearne, Mark Diapoules and David Freese.

Monday's opponents were the St. Louis Cardinals minor league counterparts representing the New York Mets. The two A-ball clubs were at home at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Florida, while the Double and Triple-A teams took to the road at Port St. Lucie.


On Tuesday, with the MLB club taking a scheduled day off, the Cardinals minor leaguers will own the spotlight. All four minor league teams will remain home to face their co-habitants of the Jupiter complex, the Florida Marlins, who will again take the short walk over from their side. Cardinals Co-Pitchers of the Day – Monday


Trey Hearne for Memphis and Mark Diapoules for Quad Cities had identical lines, down to each getting the win. Both went three shutout innings, allowing two hits while walking none and striking out four. Mound dominance! Cardinals Hitter of the Day – Monday


Forever to be known as the man traded for Jim Edmonds, third baseman David Freese (pictured) is showing us he can handle skipping Double-A. On Monday, he had three extra-base hits - two doubles and a home run. Freese collected four RBIs in the process.



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Memphis defeated New Orleans, 8-6


With a head start in major league camp, Mitchell Boggs may be the first in minor league camp to stretch out to four innings. While he only gave up four hits, Boggs was charged with three runs.


Offensively, Mike McCoy keeps hitting. On this day, he was 2-for-2 including a double and a run scored, coming off another perfect day Sunday (3-for-3). Outfielder Nick Stavinoha and second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir two hits apiece. It is good to see Hoffpauir's name prominently featured on the stat sheet.



Springfield and Binghamton tied, 3-3


Our #30 prospect, Brad Furnish, coming off winter surgery, went 2.1 innings, allowing a single run on two hits and a walk. The lefty struck out three. Kyle Sadlowski (two) and Cardoza Tucker (one) combined for three scoreless frames following Furnish.


Three men doubled. Slugging first baseman Mark Hamilton, our #12 prospect, also slammed a two-run home run. A.J. Van Slyke doubled for the second consecutive day and added a triple this time, too. Third baseman Allen Craig had the other two-bagger.  



St. Lucie defeated Palm Beach, 11-7


Gary Daley, Jr. went three innings and was charged with two runs. He allowed three hits and two walks, while fanning three. Jess Todd had a rough outing, with four runs scored in three innings on the mound. Pete Parisi took the loss, with four runners crossing the plate in a single inning of work. Francisco Samuel offered the bright spot for the Palm Beach staff on this day as he allowed a walk but struck out two in a scoreless inning.  


A pair of outfielders shone. Daryl Jones had the kind of day that has been expected from him for three seasons as he tripled, walked, was hit by a pitch, scored twice and collected an RBI. Jim Rapoport added a pair of doubles. First baseman Brandon Buckman had a double among his two hits.



Quad Cities defeated Savannah, 3-1


A good day for the QC hurlers as Andres Rosales allowed a single run in three innings on just one hit. He walked two and fanned four. Deryk Hooker added two scoreless innings and Davis Bilardello picked up the save with a scoreless ninth inning.


The mystery man from Cuba by way of Nicaragua, outfielder Ryde Rodriguez, tripled and Justin Roberson singled, walked and scored.



Basic player stats provided through the courtesy of Cardinals Director of Minor League Operations John Vuch.



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