Cardinals Minors Spring Training Report: 3/25

Tuesday's St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training game results. Pitcher and Player of the Day are Fernando Salas and Jon Jay, respectively. Also, we offer spring pitching and batting leaders.

Tuesday was another St. Louis Cardinals minor league "camp" day during which no games against outside opponents were planned. Braden Looper and Matt Clement were among those who threw on the minor league fields.


On Wednesday, Memphis and Springfield entertain their New York Mets counterparts while Palm Beach and Quad Cities stay home to host the Mets' clubs at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Florida. Cardinals Pitcher of the Day – Tuesday


Fernando Salas struck out the side of Palm Beach hitters in his only inning of work for Quad Cities. Cardinals Hitter of the Day – Tuesday


Springfield's Jon Jay continued his strong showing with two doubles, his first two extra-base hits of the spring despite batting .382. He also walked and scored twice.



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Memphis 8, Springfield 6


Memphis logged 11 innings of pitching. Facing Double-A hitters, Looper and Blake Hawksworth each allowed three runs. Looper went six innings, allowing five hits and two walks. He struck out only one. In his five frames, Hawk also yielded five hits, but one walk and fanned three.


The Triple-A offense was working as Josh Phelps was on base four times, going 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Batting .323 on the spring, Rico Washington is playing as confidently as anyone in camp as he tripled, walked, scored and had an RBI in just two plate appearances. (He also drew an intentional walk in the MLB game.) Amaury Marti contributed a three-run home run and Casey Rowlett singled and doubled in three appearances.


Clement made his long-awaited debut starting for Springfield. He allowed one hit but walked as many as he got out - three - in a scoreless inning. Clement was reportedly only hitting in the mid-80's on the gun. Can you say "extended spring training"?

In a pair of shutout frames, Kris Honel yielded one hit and one walk. Trey Hearne was roughed up, allowing five runs (four earned) in two innings. He gave up five hits, three walks and struck out two. In 1 2/3, Nick Webber was charged with two runs on two hits and three walks. He fanned two. Luke Gregerson added one scoreless inning with one walk and one strikeout.


Bumped down to Double-A at least for the day, Cody Haerther stroked two doubles and added an RBI while Mark Hamilton hit a two-run home run, his second of the spring. Tyler Greene had a pair of singles in four at-bats.



Palm Beach 4, Quad Cities 3


For Palm Beach, Clayton Mortensen went three innings, allowing one run. He yielded four hits and two walks, but fanned six. Josh Dew was charged with one run in two innings on three hits, no walks and three strikeouts. Bob Zimmermann had a very solid two scoreless innings on three hits, no walks and two strikeouts. Francisco Samuel allowed a harmless walk and whiffed one in one inning.  


Tommy Pham had one hit in three at-bats with an RBI and walk. Four players went 2-for-4. They are Daryl Jones, Brandon Buckman, Tony Cruz and Tyler Henley .


For Quad Cities on the mound, Brian Broderick allowed three earned runs on seven hits and a walk. He fanned two. Kyle Mura was charged with just one run over four innings on six hits, but no walks. He struck out three.


The Quad Cties offense was busy as Justin Roberson doubled twice, while Charlie Kingrey had two singles and a home run in four appearances. Luis DeLaCruz had two hits in four at-bats and Andrew Brown doubled.



Spring Training Pitching Leaders


Note the names of released players on some of the leaderboards as a reminder that there is more to spring training than just a few innings pitched or at bats. So, lets keep these nums in perspective.


Strikeouts K IP
Mark Diapoules 13 9
Adam Ottavino 13 11.1
P.J. Walters 13 12.2
Jai Chul Chung 10 7
Blake King 10 8.2
David Kopp 10 9
Blake Hawksworth 10 11.2
Joe Rogers 10 12
Walks (fewest) BB IP
Jose Mateo 0 10
Jon Mikrut 0 7.1
Pete Parise 0 6
Josh Dew 0 5
Mike Parisi 0 4.1
Walks (most) BB IP
Logan Collier 13 8.1
Eddie Degerman 11 2.2
Blake King 8 8.2
Hector Cardenas 7 8
Gary Daley, Jr. 7 8.1
Brandon Dickson 7 9
ERA (lowest) ERA IP
Mark Diapoules 0.00 9
Brian Broderick 0.00 8.2
Jai Chul Chung 0.00 7
Kyle Mura 0.00 7
Josh Dew 0.00 5
Francisco Samuel 0.00 4
Jason Motte 0.00 3
ERA (highest) ERA IP
Dennis Dove 20.25 1.1
Stuart Pomeranz 16.62 4.1
Jason Cairns 15.43 2.1
Eddie Degerman 13.50 2.2
Kris Honel 12.86 7
Shaun Garceau 11.74 7.2



Spring Training Batting Leaders


Average (high) AVG ABs
Justin Roberson 0.529 17
Charlie Pelt 0.484 31
Will Groff 0.471 17
D'Marcus Ingram 0.429 21
Mike McCoy 0.412 17
Matt Arburr 0.407 27
Brandon Johnson 0.389 18
Chris Grossman 0.385 13
Jon Jay 0.382 34
Adron Chambers 0.368 19
Brandon Buckman 0.367 30
Allen Craig 0.361 36
Charlie Kingrey 0.360 25
Domnit Bolivar 0.355 31
Dan Nelson 0.350 40
Andrew Brown 0.350 20
Average (low) AVG ABs
Mark Shorey 0.067 15
Jose Ramirez 0.118 17
Casey Mulligan 0.125 16
Brian Barden 0.146 41
Ivan Bellezetin 0.154 26
Ryde Rodriguez 0.160 25
Shane Robinson 0.167 36
Jon Edwards 0.167 24
Tyler Henley 0.167 36
Ross Oeder 0.167 18
Juan Lucena 0.176 17
Matt Pagnozzi 0.176 17
Home Runs HR AB
Tony Cruz 2 18
Matt Arburr 2 27
Carlos Pupo 2 30
Amaury Marti 2 35
Tommy Pham 2 36
Walks BB AB
Nick Derba 7 18
Ross Oeder 7 18
Bryan Cartie 7 30
Tommy Pham 7 36
Justin Roberson 6 17
Jim Rapoport 6 28
Mark Hamilton 6 30
Carlos Pupo 6 30
Cody Haerther 6 39
Triples 3B AB
Charlie Kingrey 3 25
Beau Riportella 2 24
Daryl Jones 2 31
Collin Fanning 2 31
Doubles 2B AB
Allen Craig 7 36
Dan Nelson 6 40
Domnit Bolivar 5 31
A.J. Van Slyke 5 40
On-Base Percent OBP AB
Justin Roberson 0.692 17
Charlie Pelt 0.543 31
D'Marcus Ingram 0.520 21
Will Groff 0.500 17
Brandon Johnson 0.476 18
Mike Ferris 0.474 14
Mike McCoy 0.474 17
Matt Arburr 0.467 27
Chris Grossman 0.467 13
Ross Oeder 0.464 18
Slugging SLG AB
Justin Roberson 0.882 17
Charlie Kingrey 0.840 25
Matt Arburr 0.741 27
Tony Cruz 0.722 18
Joe Mather 0.684 19
Allen Craig 0.639 36
D'Marcus Ingram 0.619 21
OB+Slugging OPS AB
Justin Roberson 1.575 17
Charlie Kingrey 1.288 25
Matt Arburr 1.207 27
D'Marcus Ingram 1.139 21
Tony Cruz 1.091 18
Will Groff 1.088 17
Brandon Johnson 1.087 18
Allen Craig 1.078 36
Joe Mather 1.065 19
Charlie Pelt 1.059 31
Adron Chambers 1.008 19
Donovan Solano 1.006 27



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



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