On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals walked over to the Marlins’ side of the Roger Dean Stadium complex for five games, including both Quad Cities White and Red squads. After the 2-2-1 day, the Cardinals spring record against external minor league competition sits at 6-6-2.
Monday’s Pitcher of the Day: Logan Billbrough fanned five in two scoreless innings for Springfield.
As he has been doing the last few seasons, Cardinals farm director John Vuch is sharing game stats with this site and several others with interest in Cardinals prospects. As always, the raw numbers are his, but the comments mine.
Don’t read too much into which rosters on which players are appearing as early spring assignments are especially fluid.
On Tuesday, the Cardinals will have yet another camp day in which their top two and lower two rosters oppose each other while the Marlins and Mets face off elsewhere.
The Cardinal Nation subscribers can check out the full minor league schedule and spring training working rosters. The entire system view by level and position is available via the Roster Matrix, right here at The Cardinal Nation Blog.
New Orleans 3, Memphis 0
|Michael Blazek||3.2||3||1||2||4||Ex-37th rdr made 2 Memphis starts in 2011|
|Tommy Pham||2||1||1||Trying to shake off recent injury years|
|Pete Kozma||3||1||Slated to be Memphis utiltyman in return|
Jacksonville 6, Springfield 3
|Anthony Ferrara||4||5||2||0||1||Also allowed one unearned run|
|Ricky Martinez||2||2||0||Pitched in Batavia in 2011|
|Justin Edwards||2||3||2||1||1||Another unearned run on his watch|
|Logan Billbrough||2||1||0||5||Pitcher of the Day|
|Michael Swinson||1||1||1||1||Loads of potential|
|Juan Castillo||2||1||Four hits in last three days|
|Niko Vasquez||3||1||Has been strong performer in past springs|
Palm Beach 5, Jupiter 2
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Tyrell Jenkins||3||4||0||1||3||Teenager impressed in big league camp|
|Zack Russell||2.2||2||1||3||2||Spent 2011 in Quad Cities rotation|
|Yunier Castillo||1||0||0||0||0||Converted from shortstop during 2011|
|Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Garrett Wittels||2||2||2||1||0 HR in first 182 plate appearances|
|Vance Albitz||2||1||Former indy ball signee late in 2011|
|Anthony Garcia||3||2||1||Outfielder began as a catcher|
Quad Cities (Red) 5, Greensboro 5
Vuch explains about the circumstances behind this particular game.
“Good example of why wins and losses are not officially tracked in minor league spring training games. Both teams “rolled” innings during this game (ended an inning prior to three outs being recorded in order to keep a pitcher from throwing too many pitches in a given inning), and after nine innings Quad Cities led, 5-4. We had 10 innings of pitching available, while the Marlins had nine, so we pitched a bottom of the 10th immediately after the bottom of the 9th (despite there being no top of the 10th) and the Marlins scored their 5th run in that 10th inning.”
|Quad Cities Red pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Hector Hernandez||4||2||0||1||5||Strong outing: one unearned run allowed|
|Heath Wyatt||2||0||1||2011 33rd rdr K’d 10.8/9IP for Johnson City|
|Quad Cities Red hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Jeremy Patton||3||2||1||.825 OPS for Batavia in 2011 debut|
|Tyler Rahmatulla||5||2||1||Our 37th-ranked Cardinals prospect|
|Adam Ehrlich||1||Catcher taken in 6th round in 2011|
|Reggie Williams||1||1||1||Has to sit out first 50 reg season games|
Quad Cities (White) 3, Jamestown 1
|Quad Cities White pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Brad Watson||3||0||0||0||Spent all of 2011 with Gulf Coast League|
|Danny Miranda||2||1||0||2||Ex-Miami lefty saved 15 for Batavia in 2011|
|Kevin Jacob||2||1||0||4||31st rounder in 2011|
|Quad Cities White hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Kenny Peoples-Walls||3||1||1||18 y/o taken in 4th round of 2011 draft|
|Charlie Tilson||4||1||1||OF taken 79th overall in 2011|
|Sam Tuivailala||1||1||3rd rounder as high school SS in 2010|