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Cards minors spring game reports – April 1

Wednesday’s opponents:
New York Mets (Memphis and Springfield at Jupiter with Palm Beach and Quad Cities at Port St. Lucie) plus Quad Cities 2 entertained the Long Island Storm.

Thursday’s opponents: Partial schedule with Memphis and Springfield at Port St. Lucie against the Mets. It will be the final Florida game for the Triple-A club as they head to Memphis to entertain the big-league Cardinals on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

Thursday is a camp day for Palm Beach and Quad Cities as they face off again.

All five clubs lost Wednesday’s contests, their first sweep of the spring, whether positive or negative, with the latter the case on this day. Following are the current won-loss records of the teams this spring. The group in total fell five games under .500.

Memphis: 5-8-0

Springfield: 5-7-1

Palm Beach: 6-6-1

Quad Cities #1: 4-7-2

Quad Cities #2: 5-2-1

Total: 25-30-5

The following game summaries are provided through the courtesy of the St. Louis Cardinals by Director of Minor League Operations John Vuch.

lost to Buffalo, 6-0

Memphis pitching

Blake Hawksworth, 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K’s

Katsuhiko Maekawa, 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER. 2 BB. 4 K’s

Chris Perez, 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Memphis hitting

Nick Stavinoha (pictured) 2-for-3, double and walk

Antonio DeJesus, David Freese, Bryan Anderson, Casey Rowlett all 1-for-3

Brian Barton 1-for-4

lost to Binghamton, 9-1

Springfield pitching

Brad Furnish 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Elvis Hernandez 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 unearned run, 0 BB, 1 K

Ken Maiques 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB

Francisco Samuel 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3 BB

Pete Parise 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 K

Springfield hitting

Tyler Henley, 3-for-4 with a run scored

Daniel Descalso 2-for-4

Brett Wallace, Andrew Brown, James Rapoport all 1-for-4

Palm Beach lost to St. Lucie, 3-2

Palm Beach pitching

Ryan Kulik 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s

Blake King 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Sam Freeman 2 IP, 2 H, 1ER, 3 BB

Thomas Eager one perfect inning with three groundball outs

Adam Reifer, 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Palm Beach hitting

Nick Derba 1-for-2 with a double and walk

Jermaine Curtis, 1-for-3 with a double

Charlie Kingrey 1-for-3 with a run scored

Quad Cities#1 lost to Savannah, 4-0

QC #1 pitching

Scott McGregor 4 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Kevin Thomas 3 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

Jose Rada, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Ramon Delgado, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s

QC#1 hitting

Paul Cruz 2-for-4

Alex Castellanos and Roberto Espinoza both 1-for-3

Quad Cities #2 lost to Long Island Storm, 7-1

QC #2 pitching

Reynier Gonzalez 2.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Randy Santos retired the only hitter he faced

Senger Peralta 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Matt Frevert 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s

Marco Gonzalez 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 K’s

Kristhiam Linares 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K’s

QC #2 hitting

Edwin Gomez 1-for-3 with a double

Frederick Parejo 1-for-4 with a double

Jose Garcia 1-for-3 with an RBI

Brett Lilly 1-for-3 with a walk

Travis Mitchell and Beau Riportella 1-for-4

Yunior Castillo 1-for-3

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