With the threat of precipitation in the Saturday afternoon forecast for Jupiter, Florida, the St. Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins jointly agreed to move their scheduled games up by 2 ½ hours, to 10:30 A.M,. to ensure they beat the rain. The Cardinals made the best of the early wake-up call, with a five-game sweep of the "away" Marlins.
Sunday's opponents for the
Cardinals minor leaguers will be their New York Mets counterparts.
Scout.com Cardinals Pitcher of the Day – Saturday
Jess Todd was the winner for Quad Cities #1
on Saturday, with five very impressive shutout innings. The right-hander yielded
just one hit and no walks and struck out five. Our 18th-ranked
Cardinals prospect joined the organization in the second round of the 2007 draft
Scout.com Cardinals Hitter of the Day – Saturday
Playing third base for
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Lefty Ron Flores is serving notice to his coaches he may be able to contribute in St. Louis before too long in either a situational or extended role after striking out four batters in two scoreless innings. Mark Worrell allowed the only enemy run in his inning of work. Jason Motte finished up with a scoreless inning, walking one and registering two K's with that renowned fastball.
Infielder Jose Martinez continues to make his case that be belongs in Triple-A as he collected two extra base hits, a double and a three-run home run. Gabe Johnson and Reid Gorecki doubled, with Johnson also scoring.
Brad Furnish allowed just one run over five innings and was credited with the win. He allowed four hits, but no walks. Four relievers each contributed one scoreless inning, Matt Scherer's inning was perfect, and Nick Webber, Bob Zimmerman (2 K's) and Luke Gregerson (2 K's) were the others.
The Cardinals came back from a 3-1 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh for the win. Offensively, Daniel Descalso and Jon Edwards each had two hits and added an RBI. Isa Garcia had just one hit, but maximized his result, with three RBIs.
Quad Cities #1 10,
With ten runs scored, there was plenty of offense. Charlie Pelt went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and and RBI and Domnit Bolivar also had three hits (in five at-bats) with a double and run scored. Travis Mitchell contributed two hits while Beau Riportella and Luis DeLaCruz each had a pair of RBIs.
Quad Cities #2 5, Marlins' 5th club 0
Deryk Hooker and Mark Diapoules each spun three scoreless innings. Hooker was creditied with the win, yielding two hits, two walks and fanning two. Diapoules also gave up two hits, but walked just one and struck out four. Jose Mateo (two innings) and David Riddle (one) protected the shutout.
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