On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals players and coaches for their five spring clubs, including both Quad Cities teams, walked over to the Miami Marlins’ side of Roger Dean Stadium complex for 1:00 P.M. games.
Quad Cities White won, Springfield tied and the other three clubs absorbed a loss. The Cardinals spring record against external minor league competition is now 7-9-3. I posted camp information from Friday and thoughts on the main site for subscribers.
Friday’s Player of the Day: Quad Cities Red’s David Bergin was on base four times in five plate appearances with a walk, single and a pair of home runs. The outfielder plated three. (The photo is of a Bergin starting his home run swing, but it was off Drew Benes on Thursday, giving him three long balls in two days.)
Friday’s Pitcher of the Day: Memphis’ Jess Todd fanned six in 3 2/3 innings of shutout baseball. The right-hander has had some ups and downs in his career and perhaps 2012 will be another peak.
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 spring assignments are especially fluid.
On Saturday, Memphis and Springfield travel to Port St. Lucie while the Mets’ two Class-A clubs will bus to Jupiter.
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 1
|Jess Todd||3.2||2||0||3||6||Was once a very successful SP – 2008 P of Year|
|Nick Greenwood||2||2||2||1||1||Lefty stretched out a bit|
|R.J. Swindle||1||0||0||0||0||Good insurance policy but that may be it|
|Adam Reifer||2||1||0||0||1||One unearned run – his best outing of the spring|
|Steven Hill||2||2||1||Interesting to see if StL keeps all catchers|
|Ryan Jackson||1||Was batting second in Pop Warner’s order|
|Jose Garcia||1||Was second in system with .320 BA in 11|
Springfield 2, Jacksonville 2
|Joe Kelly||4||5||2||1||6||Our 18th-ranked Cardinals prospect for 2012|
|Kevin Thomas||4||2||0||0||4||His 18 wild pitches led the system in 2011|
|Scott Schneider||1||1||0||0||3||Has fanned 279 in 325 2/3 career innings|
|Kolten Wong||2||2||1||Continues a strong spring|
|Jonathan Rodriguez||1||2||.389 OBP last season was #5 in MWL|
|Ronny Gil||1||Rewarded by suiting up for Thu MLB game|
Jupiter 8, Palm Beach 7
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Shelby Miller||4||4||2||1||3||He should be dominating A-ball hitters|
|Justin Edwards||2||1||0||0||1||Lefty has career 3.21 ERA|
|Ricky Martinez||2||6||4||1||0||Rough outing|
|Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Luis Mateo||4||3||Wants to put behind .179 with PB last year|
|Roberto Reyes||4||2||2||Hit just .237 with Batavia in 2011|
|Jonathan Keener||1||1||1||Catcher battling for playing time|
|Packy Elkins||2||11th in the system in walks in 11 (59)|
|David Medina||2||1||A spring regular here|
|Romulo Ruiz||1||1||1||1||Struggled in brief Quad Cities trial in 2011|
Quad Cities (Red) 7, Greensboro 5
|Quad Cities Red pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Adam Ottavino||1.2||2||2||1||1||One unearned run, too – in MLB camp not long ago|
|Danny Miranda||2.1||1||0||0||1||Also one unearned run for Batavia’s 2011 closer|
|Kevin Jacob||1.2||2||0||2||3||One unearned run – noticing a trend?|
|Quad Cities Red hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|David Bergin||4||3||3||2||1||Had just 1 HR in 67 Johnson City ABs in 11|
|Colin Walsh||3||1||2||1||1||Batted just .239 at Quad Cities in 2011|
|Jeremy Patton||2||2||.825 OPS 2nd among Batavia regulars in 11|
|Breyvic Valera||4||1||1||Our #39 Cardinals prospect for 2011|
Jamestown 5, Quad Cities (White) 0
|Quad Cities White pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Sam Freeman||2||2||0||0||1||May be lead lefty in Memphis bullpen|
|Chase Reid||2||3||1||0||4||Fanned 51 in 54 2/3 IP in 2011|
|Ethan Cole||2||0||3||Had 9:1 K:BB ratio in 10 2/3 IP for Batavia in 2011|
|Quad Cities White hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Adam Ehrlich||1||1||Cards’ 6th-round pick in 2011|
|Neal Pritchard||1||Free agent signee last June|
Subscribers to the main site, TheCardinalNation.com, should continue to check out my extensive spring training content over the upcoming days.