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Cards minors spring game reports – April 2


Thursday’s opponents:
Partial schedule as Springfield and Quad Cities played up a level at Port St. Lucie against the Mets Triple-A and Double-A clubs respectively. The Cardinals Triple-A club was en route to Memphis to entertain the big-league Cardinals on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

Friday’s opponents: St. Louis at Memphis with the other four clubs playing on the Marlins’ side of the complex. Those are the last games against outside competition. Games will start early as Springfield and Quad Cities will break camp Saturday morning. Palm Beach will remain home to play some games against the extended spring training group.

Following are the current won-loss records of the teams this spring. The group in total fell seven games under .500.

Memphis: 5-8-0

Springfield: 5-8-1

Palm Beach: 6-7-1

Quad Cities #1: 4-8-2

Quad Cities #2: 6-2-1

Total: 26-33-5


In a programming note, catch me on KMA Radio 960 in Shenandoah, IA talking Cardinals baseball with Derek Martin this weekend. There will be a five-minute segment run on Friday at 5:50 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. The entire discussion is scheduled at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday.

KMA is a member of the Cardinals Radio Network and stream their signal online at KMA960.com.


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


Springfield
lost to Buffalo, 2-1

Springfield pitching

Clayton Mortensen, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K’s

Tyler Norrick 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB’s

Eduardo Sanchez 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K

Casey Mulligan 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s

Springfield hitting

James Rapoport 2-for-5

Andrew Brown (pictured) doubled, tripled and scored a run

Steve Hill doubled

Mike Folli singled and had the lone RBI

Brett Wallace singled and walked


Palm Beach
lost to Binghamton, 9-2

Palm Beach pitching

Brandon Dickson 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Nick Additon, 3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K’s

George Brown, one inning, three weak groundballs on seven pitches

David Carpenter, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Palm Beach hitting

Shane Peterson 1-for-3 with a run scored

Charlie Kingrey 1-for-2 with a run scored

Francisco Rivera 1-for-4 with an RBI


Quad Cities #2 defeated Quad Cities #1, 5-3

QC #1 pitching

Gary Daley 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K’s

Eric Fornataro 2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB

LaCurtis Mayes 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K’s

QC#1 hitting

Osvaldo Morales 2-for-3 with an RBI

Jon Edwards 2-for-2 with two walks

Alex Castellanos doubled, scored and had an RBI

Niko Vasquez doubled and scored a run

Brian Buck doubled

Charlie Cutler and Ryde Rodriguez singled

QC #2 pitching

Anthony Ferrara 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K’s

Brett Zawacki 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K’s

Joel Pichardo 1 IP (all zeroes)

Jason Buursma, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s

QC #2 hitting

Travis Mitchell 2-for-3 with a run scored

Jairo Martinez 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs

Ivan Castro doubled and had an RBI

Edwin Gomez 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored

Jose Garcia 1-for-3

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