Cardinals Minors Spring Training Report: 3/29

Saturday's St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training game results from Florida. The Player of the Day is Josh Phelps and the Pitcher of the Day is Kyle Sadlowski.

The St. Louis Cardinals minor league clubs completed their final games against external opponents, their co-habitants of the Jupiter facility, the Florida Marlins. Only intersquad contests remain on Sunday before camp breaks on Monday. Cardinals Pitchers of the Day – Saturday


Palm Beach's Kyle Sadlowski spun three perfect innings, striking out one. The 23-year-old right-hander was the organization's 34th round pick in 2005. Cardinals Hitter of the Day – Saturday


In four at-bats, Memphis' Josh Phelps singled, doubled and hit a home run. The first baseman was credited with two RBIs. Given his experience, Albert Pujols' insurance policy should perform at this level of competition. And he is doing just that.



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Spring won-loss records


With external competition complete, here are the individual team spring records. Intersquad contests are not included.


Memphis: 12-3

Springfield: 4-7-2

Palm Beach: 7-8

Quad Cities #1: 9-3-1

Quad Cities #2: 8-1-1


Overall: 40-22-4



Memphis 6, Albuquerque 1


Rehabbing Joel Piniero threw 50 pitches, which carried him through 3.2 very nice innings. He didn't allow a run and didn't walk anyone. Pineiro yielded just two hits and fanned four. John Wasdin handled three innings and was charged with one run on five hits. He struck out one. Lefty Ron Flores allowed one harmless hit in 1.1 shutout innings, while fanning two. Chris Perez had what may be a trademark kind of outing as he fanned his first two hitters on six pitches, allowed a hit, then struck out the final batter to end the game.


Brian Barden singled and doubled in four at-bats. He also walked and scored. Joe Mather singled and doubled, scoring twice in five times up.



Carolina (AA) 2, Palm Beach 1


A well-pitched game meant runs were at a premium. Brandon Dickson went three innings, allowing both runs on six hits and no walks. Three relievers each pitched one scoreless inning. They are Marco Gonzalez (one hit, two Ks), Josh Dew (two hits) and Kenny Maiques (2 Ks).


Tommy Pham had a pair of singles and the sole RBI in four at-bats.



Quad Cities #1 5, Jupiter (High-A) 5 (tie)


Blake King went four innings, allowing two runs. Three hits and two walks were yielded and King fanned four. Brian Broderick was touched for two runs in two innings. He allowed three hits and a walk, while fanning two. Adam Reifer got both his outs via strikeout, but he also gave up a hit and a run. Davis Bilardello (1-2-3 including one K) and Matt Spade (one walk, 2 Ks) each delivered a scoreless inning.  Eduardo Sanchez struck out the only hitter he faced.


Justin Roberson was on base all three times up with a single and two hit by pitches. Ouch! Jose Garcia went 2-for-4, while spring hitting machine Matt Arburr singled and had two RBIs. Charlie Pelt homered his only time up.



Quad Cities #2 2, Greensboro 2 (tie)


Nick Additon went three, allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk. He blew away five enemy hitters. Brett Zawacki spun three scoreless on two hits, no walks, fanning four. Justin Fiske had a 1-2-3 inning, punching out two. Jose Mateo tossed a scoreless inning with one strikeout and David Riddle topped that. He pitched a perfect inning, needing just six pitches to get the job done.


Ross Oeder and Ryde Rodriguez each went 2-for-4, with the latter scoring and driving in a run. Carlos Pupo made the report again with an RBI double. Ivan Castro also had a two-bagger.



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



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