Daryl Jones and Brian Broderick were hot for the St. Louis Cardinals' Double-A club this past week.
Current Record: 29-27
Current Standing: Second, three and one-half games behind
Northwest Arkansas (Kansas City)
Springfield had a six-game road trip to
week. They went 2-4. Except for a June 2nd loss in
which they scored 11 runs, the team scored just one run in their three other
losses. They scored 14 runs in
their two wins.
There were a few transactions this
week: Pitcher Arquimedes Nieto did
his job and went back down to Palm
Beach while shortstop Jose Garcia came up to take Aaron Miles' middle infield slot.
Relievers Chuckie Fick and Francisco Samuel were activated from the
Disabled List, the former after spending about a month there. Kyle Mura went back on the
Disabled List after only four innings.
Starter Brian Broderick won Texas
League Player of the Week based on his June 4th performance. The Game Summary has the
Hope you did not blink recently or
you may have missed either Nieto's Double-A stint or Kyle Mura as an active
Steven Hill sat out just five
games in the team's first forty-four games. He has not appeared in five of their
next twelve games, including three of the six games this
This week we will look at some
year-to-date pitching stats based on the batting average against and line drive
Jason Buursma - .167 BAA, 7.8 LD%,
5.34 FIP, 2.20 ERA, 16.1 IP, 9 H, 3 HR, 2 BB, 0 HB, 5 SO, 57 Batters Faced
Blake King - .173 BAA, 16.9 LD%, 3.57 FIP, 3.00 ERA, 30 IP, 18 H, 2 HR,
18 BB, 1 HB, 36 SO, 125 BF
Thomas Eager - .214 BAA, 16.2%
LD%, 6.51 FIP, 4.18 ERA, 32.1 IP, 25 H, 4 HR, 30 BB, 1 HB, 25 SO, 151 BF
Chuckie Fick - .217 BAA, 14.3 LD%,
1.58 FIP, 2.16 ERA, 16.2 IP, 13 H, 0 HR, 3 BB, 0 HB, 18 SO, 66
Adam Reifer - .218 BAA, 22.2 LD%,
2.17 FIP, 2.42 ERA, 22.1 IP, 19 H, 0 HR, 7 BB, 1 HB, 25 SO, 96
Brian Broderick - .222 BAA, 17.4
LD%, 2.27 FIP, 2.57 ERA, 14 IP, 12 H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 0 HB, 8 SO, 55
Casey Mulligan - .231 BAA, 8.7
LD%, 2.88 FIP, 3.55 ERA, 12.2 IP, 12 H, 0 HR, 9 BB, 0 HB, 17 SO, 61
Francisco Samuel - .231 BAA, 22.2
LD%, 3.87 FIP, 6.00 ERA, 3 IP, 3 H, 0 HR, 3 BB, 1 HB, 5 SO, 17
David Kopp - .256 BAA. 15.9 LD%,
4.22 FIP, 2.76 ERA, 62 IP, 57 H, 4 HR, 27 BB, 2 HB, 41 SO, 259
Matt Meyer - .261 BAA, 15.5 LD%,
7.01 FIP, 5.19 ERA, 17.1 IP, 18 H, 3 HR, 13 BB, 3 HB, 15 SO, 86
Nick Additon - .288 BAA, 19.2 LD%,
5.05 FIP, 5.43 ERA, 66.1 IP, 76 H, 9 HR, 25 BB, 4 HB, 42 SO, 298
Gary Daley Jr. - .309 BAA, 18.5
LD%, 4.64 FIP, 5.80 ERA, 54.1 IP, 69 H, 4 HR, 24 BB, 12 HB, 41 SO, 264
Daryl Jones went
.346/.433/.654/1.087, 9-for-26, with a double, two triples and a home run. He also four walks against three
strikeouts, scored four runs and drove in four. Jones had a big game on June
2nd which really padded his week's numbers but he gets the Hot nod
due to both his total number of at bats and the impact of his performance this
week. Check out the game summaries.
When you win your league's Player
of the week, you are Hot and Brian Broderick's June 4th start was
indeed sizzling. He tossed a
complete game, two-hit shut out.
Broderick did not walk a batter and struck out five. He had a 0.22 WHIP, .069 BAA, .083 BABIP
and a 2.09 FIP.
Shortstop Pete Kozma is Not Hot
this week: .160/.276/.160/.436,
4-for-26, with four walks and two errors to bring his season-to-date error total
to 18. Kozma had a .182 BABIP.
Gary Daley Jr.'s June
3rd start was Not Hot.
Daley had an 8.53 ERA, 2.21 WHIP, .393 BAA but his BABIP was .393 and he
had a 3.52 FIP for a FIP difference of (5.01). See the June 3rd game summary
for more details.
Wednesday, 06/02/10 (A) –
at Corpus Christi (Houston)
was the last man standing in a slugfest with Springfield as the Cardinals fell 12-11. Starter Nick Additon went three innings,
allowing five runs, earned, on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Additon did not get saddled with the
loss because Springfield scored six runs in the top of the
fourth to get him off the hook. Reliever Matt Meyer (L, 0-2) then went
out and gave up five runs on three hits and three walks in his one plus
innings. When Meyer began the fifth
by loading the bases on two walks and a single and then forced in another run on
a walk, Thomas Eager replaced him and let all his runners score plus two of his
own. He did get one out before
Jason Buursma came in and stranded Eager's runners. Buursma and Casey Mulligan did not give
up a run in their collective three and two-thirds innings, proving that it was
possible to keep Corpus
Christi from scoring.
Daryl Jones led off and went
4-for-6 with two triples and a home run.
Steven Hill and Matt Carpenter each had three hits, including a home
run. Pete Kozma went 2-for-4 with
two runs scored and two walks.
Second baseman Jose Garcia went 1-for-5 with two runs scored for his
first Double-A hit.
(A) – at
Springfield lost their second straight game
of their six-game road trip, falling to Corpus Christi 8-1. Gary Daley Jr. (L, 3-6) needed 102
pitches, 70 for strikes, to complete six and one-third innings. He allowed seven runs, six earned, on 11
hits and three walks while striking out five. The Hooks were up 4-0 going into the
seventh when Daley exited the game with two aboard and a run already home. Those two runners scored off Adam Reifer
who finished the seventh. Thomas
Eager pitched the eighth, giving up the final run of the game on consecutive
one-out walks that were followed by a passed ball and a wild pitch.
Springfield's sole run came in the eighth
when Aaron Luna led off the inning with a triple to center. He came home on Adron Chambers' 4-3
groundout. Third baseman Matt
Carpenter had the Cardinals' only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4, both hits being
(A) – at
Springfield put their hitting shoes on Friday
and they clobbered Corpus
Brian Broderick's second Double-A start of the season was a beauty as he
shut down the Hooks on just two hits while tossing a complete game shut
out. Broderick struck out five and
threw 97 total pitches, 70 for strikes.
The Hooks' first hit of the game did not come until the seventh inning
when second baseman German Duran lined a single to left with one out. Their other hit led off the ninth, a
single to right by pinch hitter James Van Ostrand.
The Cardinals capitalized on a
game-opening fielding error by first baseman Koby Clemens that landed Daryl
Jones on third. Pete Kozma's
subsequent ground out to first scored Jones and Curt Smith's two-out homer to
left made it 2-0. Smith scored
again in the third inning when he reached base due to a fielding error by third
baseman Jhon Florentino with Kozma already aboard on a lead-off walk. Aaron Luna then doubled Kozma and Smith
home to expand the lead to 4-0.
Smith's second solo shot of the night in the fifth made the score 5-0 and
he added another hit in the seventh when he hit a one-out double to right,
advanced to third on a wild pitch and came home on Aaron Luna's single to
left. The final three runs of the
game came in the ninth when Matt Carpenter doubled to left to open the
frame. He scored on Aaron Luna's
single to left. A hit-by-pitch to
Charles Cutler and an intentional walk to Mike Folli loaded the bases for
Antonio DeJesus. His single to
second scored Luna and Charles Cutler scored the final run on a ground out by
(A) – at
San Antonio (San Diego) Lost
Springfield lost the opener of a three-game
series against San
Recently activated pitcher Chuckie Fick started his first game of the
season and held the Missions scoreless in his three innings on two hits, no
walks and two strikeouts. Both of
the hits against Fick came in the third inning when he allowed a lead-off double
followed by single that put runners on the corners with no outs. A fly out, pop out and force out got him
out of the jam. Kyle Mura (L, 0-2)
entered the game in the fourth and retired the first three batters he
faced. Mura, however, was not so
fortunate in the fifth when his three walks and a single resulted in two runs
scored with only one batter retired.
Blake King entered the game with a runner on second and promptly gave up
a double to center. A relay of
center fielder Daryl Jones to shortstop Pete Kozma to catcher Steven Hill gunned
down the runner at home. King then
got a fly out to end the frame.
Casey Mulligan gave up two hits and two walks in the eighth that resulted
in two more runs for the Missions.
Springfield actually out hit San Antonio eight to seven
but were until to come up with that clutch hit. Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 for the
Cardinals' only multi-hit game.
Daryl Jones walked twice to go along with a single.
(A) – at
San Antonio Won 5-0
David Kopp and four of the
Springfield bullpen combined on six-hit shutout
as Springfield defeated San Antonio 5-0. Kopp (W, 7-1) picked up his seventh win
of the season to lead the league in winning percentage with six or more
decisions. He went just five
innings, though, for the second consecutive contest. Kopp scattered four hits and three walks
while striking out two. Thomas
Eager followed Kopp and gave up two hits and two walks in his one and a third
inning of work. He was helped out
by Matt Meyer who stranded Eager's two runners in the seventh by striking out
the Missions' three and four hitters swinging. Francisco Samuel's first action in a
month came in the eighth that saw him sandwich a walk between swinging strike
outs followed by a force out. Adam
Reifer pitched a scoreless ninth.
The game was scoreless until the
fourth inning when Charles Cutler singled to left with one out. Aaron Luna then reached on a force
attempt, fielding error by the Missions' third baseman. Adron Chambers' one-out single to right
scored Cutler for a 1-0 lead. The
Cardinals added another run in the sixth when Pete Kozma's force out scored
Cutler who had opened the frame with a liner to left. Springfield added two more in the eighth when
Jose Garcia collected his first Double-A RBI's with a pinch hit single to right
that scored Chambers and Kozma. The
final run scored on back-to-back-to-back two-out singles by Cutler, Aaron Luna
and Chambers scored Cutler.
(A) – at
San Antonio Lost 3-0
Springfield finished their road trip on a
down noting, falling to San
Nick Additon's uneven season continues as he rebounded from a short,
dreadful start on June 2nd. Additon
(L, 3-5) has not put together consecutive good starts since his first two starts
of the season. He threw a quality
start this time by giving up three runs, earned, on four hits and two walks in
six innings. Jason Burrsma retired
all six batters he faced, striking out one.
Springfield's only hit of the game came in
the first inning when center fielder Daryl Jones' grounder up the middle was
deflected by San
Antonio's second baseman for a single. Charles Cutler and Adron Chambers each
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