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Cards minors spring game reports – April 3


Friday’s opponents:
The three remaining Florida clubs played on the Marlins’ side of the Jupiter complex. Those are the last spring games against outside competition.

Coming up: St. Louis plays at Memphis on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Springfield and Quad Cities will break camp Saturday morning in preparation for their Sunday exhibition in Davenport. Palm Beach will remain home to play some games against the extended spring training group, but this is the final report of the spring as the Florida games are done.

Rosters being released: Note the initial Memphis, Springfield and Quad Cities rosters are posted here on The Cardinal Nation. Watch for Palm Beach early next week. The first (but not only) batch of Extended Spring Training players’ names are listed for Scout.com subscribers here.

Won-loss tally: Following are the up-to-date won-loss records of the minor league teams this spring. The group in total concluded the Florida portion of spring training at a collective seven games under .500. Only the second Quad Cities club had a winning record.

Memphis: 5-8-0

Springfield: 5-9-1

Palm Beach: 6-7-2

Quad Cities #1: 5-8-2

Quad Cities #2: 6-2-1

Total: 27-34-6

BW on the radio: 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. (All times Central).

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

Special thanks: 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 Jacksonville, 5-3

Springfield pitching

Kyle Mura 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K’s

Justin Fiske 4.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K’s

Elvis Hernandez 1 IP,1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K’s

Pete Parise, 1 IP, 1 H

Springfield hitting

Daniel Descalso 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and a run scored

Daryl Jones doubled

Tony Cruz singled for the only other Springfield hit


Palm Beach
and Jupiter tied, 2-2

Palm Beach pitching

Richard Castillo, 3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER ,0 BB, 3 K’s

Mark Diapoules, 3 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s

Thomas Eager, 1 IP, all zeroes

Blake King, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K’s

Adam Reifer, 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K’s

Palm Beach hitting

Shane Peterson, 2-for-2 with a walk and run scored

Charlie Kingrey and Paul Vasquez, 1-for-3

Pete Kozma 1-for-4

Adron Chambers walked twice, stole a base and scored a run


Quad Cities defeated Greensboro, 6-2

Quad Cities pitching

Arquimedes Nieto (pictured) 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K’s

Adam Veres 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R ,0 BB, 2 K’s

Miguel Tapia 1 IP, 1 H, 1 unearned run, 1 BB

Santo Maertz struck out the side in his inning of work

Jorge Rondon, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER

Ramon Delgado 1 IP, 1 H, 3 K’s

Quad Cities hitting

Paul Cruz 3-for-5, two runs scored, double, triple and RBI

Alex Castellanos, 2-for-4 with a run scored, stolen base and RBI

Domnit Bolivar 2-for-4 with an RBI

Niko Vasquez doubled and walked

Osvaldo Morales singled and had two RBIs

Roberto Espinoza doubled

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