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Cards minors spring game reports – March 18


Like other sites, I receive daily reports on the Cardinals minor league spring training games, courtesy of Director of Minor League Operations John Vuch. It is easy to post them here, but I am curious if you find them of value.

As I attend games starting on Sunday, I will post eye-witness commentary and photos at Scout.com and here at TCN, but are these summary reports worth seeing here, too? Of course, these will always be focused on positive outings, which is understandable considering their source.

Your comments appreciated.

First games against real opponents are today, Thursday, 3/19. Prepare for lots of Marlins, Mets and more scrimmages like these this spring.

Memphis/Springfield – 4  Palm Beach – 3

Mem/Spr pitchers

Blake Hawksworth 4 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs, 0 BB, 2 K’s

Royce Ring one perfect inning, 1 K

Brad Furnish 2 hitless innings, one walk, one K

Ian Ostlund 2 scoreless innings, 1 hit, one K

Russ Haltiwanger one perfect inning

Chuckie Fick 1 IP, 1 hit, 1 run, 2 BB

Mem/Spr hitters

Jarrett Hoffpauir 2-for-2, 2 RBIs

Antonio DeJesus 2-for-5 with a triple

Brett Wallace 2-for-5 with an RBI

Brandon Buckman doubled

Amaury Cazana was 1-for-3 with an RBI

Tyler Henley, Bryan Anderson, Casey Rowlett, Mike Folli and David Freese also had hits

Palm Beach pitchers

PJ Walters 4 IP, 4 hits, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s

Luke Gregerson 1 IP, 2 hits, 1 R

Lance Lynn 2 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 K

Nick Additon 2 IP, 5 hits, 1 run, 1 K

Mark Diapoules 2 IP, 2 hits, 1 run 1 BB

Palm Beach hitters

Curt Smith hit a two-run HR

Oliver Marmol and Charlie Kingrey doubled

Pete Kozma singled in his only AB

Jonathan Edwards was 1-for-3

Quad Cities #1 – 10, Quad Cities #2 – 0

QC #1 combined for a 2-hit shutout.  Hector Cardenas, George Brown and Ramon Delgado each threw two hitless innings, while Adam Veres allowed two hits in his two scoreless innings.

QC #1 hitters

Alex Castellanos was 3-for-5 with two doubles a run scored and an RBI

Niko Vasquez was 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI

Ryde Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and two RBIs

Beau Riportella and Osvaldo Morales each doubled

QC #2 pitchers

Eric Fornataro 2 IP, 2 ER

Anthony Ferrara 2 IP, 2 ER, with 4 K’s

Kevin Thomas 1.2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER

Dan Richardson, one scoreless IP

Jorge Rondon 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER

QC #2 hitters

Brett Lilley  1-for-3 with a walk

Yunior Castillo 1-for-2 with a walk

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