Redbirds kicked off their season on the road gaining a split against a very
Jarrett Hoffpauir is trying to prove his 2007 was no fluke posting a .463/.563/.615 line in the early going. Joe Mather continues to make the big league take notice by slugging .750 in his first five games. Amaury Marti is exhibiting the power the Cardinals front office expected when they drafted him, as he is tied for the team lead in home runs with two, and RBIs with six. Brian Barden leads the team in hits, eight, and is second in RBIs with five.
John Wasdin picked up the first victory for a starter with six efficient innings of work on Sunday. Mitchell Boggs followed on Monday and also went out and notched six innings, allowing only an unearned run. Mark Worrell has made two appearances covering 3.1 innings. The submariner has not allowed a run and recorded the team's first victory of 2008. Hugo Castellenos recorded a 1.93 ERA in 4.2 innings. Jason Motte has not allowed a run and has six strikeouts in 3.2 innings.
Blake Hawksworth gave up six runs in only 4.2 innings in his 2008 debut. Former indy baller Joe Rogers allowed five runs in 5.1 innings in his Redbird debut. David Freese is hitting only .211 in his first 19 at bats. Nick Stavinoha is batting only .231 but does have three RBIs in four games.
Matt Pagnozzi and Mike Sillman both start the season on the 7-day disabled list. Juan Gonzalez is on the temporary
inactive list, recovering at home in
Who's on the Move
With reliever Russ Springer going on the disabled list for the Cardinals, Kelvin Jimenez was promoted to the big leagues. To take his spot, Cory Rauschenberger, who was recently moved to the bullpen, was promoted up from Double-A Springfield.
the Redbirds are hitting .279, sixth in the 16-team league.
Redbirds have three more games in the Big Easy before returning home for their
home opener against the Omaha Royals on Friday. The team is planning a
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