On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals had four minor league clubs in action, two at home and two away. Memphis and Springfield traveled to Port St. Lucie (as did the major leaguers) while the Mets’ two Class-A clubs bused to Jupiter.
The top two clubs won while the lower level clubs absorbed losses. The Cardinals spring record against external minor league competition is now 9-11-3.
Saturday’s Player of the Day: Springfield’s Alan Ahmady went 2-for-4, both doubles, and drove in three runs.
Saturday’s Pitcher of the Day: After impressing in major league camp, Springfield right-hander Trevor Rosenthal is continuing strongly. He had a perfect trip through the Mets lineup, retiring all nine batters he faced, six via the strikeout.
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 Sunday, the Cardinals once again have a camp day, during which their teams play each other. This is due to the odd number of total teams in the vicinity (three).
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.
Memphis 7, Buffalo 5
|Michael Blazek||4||4||0||2||2||Three unearned runs tainted solid outing|
|Chuckie Fick||0.2||1||1||2||Added to 40-man roster last fall|
|Maikel Cleto||1||0||0||1||1||Much better outing than two days ago|
|Allen Craig||1||1||Rehab continues to include long balls|
|Jermaine Curtis||3||2||2||1||Batted .370 in the second half of 2011|
|Chris Swauger||3||1||2||1||.296 BA last season was 7th-best in Texas Lg.|
|Ryan Jackson||2||1||1||Just down from MLB camp a few days ago|
Springfield 13, Binghamton 6
|Trevor Rosenthal||3||0||0||0||6||Best line of the spring, let alone the day|
|Brad Watson||1.1||6||4||2||1||One unearned run|
|Justin Wright||2||1||1||2||1||Career regular season ERA is 0.90 over 2 years|
|Heath Wyatt||2||0||0||0||1||A very solid outing as well|
|Alan Ahmady||4||2||3||2||His just .117 in 20 game Springfield trial in 11|
|Rainel Rosario||5||2||2||2||1||70 RBI led Palm Beach last season|
|Greg Garcia||2||2||1||1||Nice extra-base power|
|Ronny Gil||1||Suited up for two spring MLB games|
|Cody Stanley||2||1||2||1||2nd in MWL with 38.6% caught stealing in 11|
St. Lucie 4, Palm Beach 3
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Anthony Ferrara||4||5||1||0||7||13 wins last season was 2nd most in system|
|Zach Russell||2||2||1||1||May be moving into relief role this season|
|Nick Gillung||2||1||0||1||Sparkling 1.73 ERA for Johnson City in 2011|
|Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Vance Albitz||3||2||.746 OPS in first/only 12 games with Batavia in 11|
|Chris Edmondson||2||1||22 doubles last year tied for #2 in system|
Savannah 3, Quad Cities 2
|Quad Cities pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Tyrell Jenkins||4||7||3||1||2||Was on both Johnson City title teams, 2010-2011|
|Hector Hernandez||4||1||0||3||4||One baserunner and one strikeout per inning|
|Kyle Hald||2||2||2||Cards Pitcher of Month last August|
|Quad Cities hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Gerwuins Velazco||3||2||Just 2 errors in 30 games catching in 11|
|Anthony Garcia||2||1||.407 OBP last season 5th-best in Appy Lg.|
|Jeremy Patton||2||1||1||30 walks against just 28 strikeouts last year|
|Roberto DeLaCruz||2||1||1||5th in Appy League in total bases in 2011|
Subscribers to the main site, TheCardinalNation.com, should continue to check out my extensive spring training content over the upcoming days.