Palm Beach Cardinals Notebook: 2010 Week 7

Though it was a rough week for the Palm Beach Cardinals, reliever Matt Frevert continues to excel. Five others have been named FSL All-Stars.

This report covers the period from Friday, May 21 through Thursday, May 27.

It was a rough way to start a week for the Palm Beach Cardinals. The team lost the first three contests of the week (four-in-a-row) at Tampa before picking up a win at Charlotte, 4-3.

During the team's three game losing streak to start the week, the team experienced strong pitching but like the big league club, the bats were silent. The Cardinals managed only one run in each contest while giving up two runs in one of the games and three runs in the other pair.

The team finished the week with two victories, including a 10-run outburst on Wednesday night.

Who's Hot

Since being called up to Palm Beach, Jarred Bogany is hitting .316/.333/.421 in 38 at bats. One are that is lacking is his strikeout-to-walk rate of 11-to-1.

Matt Frevert has been outstanding this season as he attempts to return to the town in which he played college ball, Springfield. The right-handed reliever has a record of 5-1 with an ERA of just 1.50. He has 31 strikeouts in 24 innings while allowing only six free passes.

Who's Not

The team's major source of power, Xavier Scruggs, has been struggling of late. Over his past 10 games, the former UNLV Rebel is hitting just .176/.237/.265 with 13 strikeouts in 34 at bats.

Around the League

The Cardinals stand at 25-21 on the season, good for second place in the Florida State League South. The team is 2.5 games behind division leader Bradenton.

As a team, Palm Beach ranks ninth in the 12-team league in batting average, .247, third in on base percentage, .334, and seventh in slugging, .351. On the mound, the Cardinals' 3.79 ERA is the eighth-best mark on the circuit while its 292 strikeouts is the lowest total in the league.

Up Next

The Cardinals will finish with three more games at home versus Lakeland. The team will then bring in the month of June during a four-game set at Clearwater.

Addendum: Five FSL All-Stars

Five Palm Beach Cardinals have been named to the Florida State League All-Star Game, to be held in Viera, Florida on Saturday, June 12.

Four are position players, catcher Tony Cruz, first baseman Xavier Scruggs, second baseman Jose Garcia and outfielder Rich Racobaldo. The lone pitcher, Casey Mulligan, is unable to participate due to his recent promotion to Double-A Springfield.



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