On Saturday, the Cardinals had yet another camp day, their sixth of the spring. Memphis faced Springfield while Palm Beach and Quad Cities matched up on the George Kissell Quad behind Roger Dean.
Springfield and Palm Beach were victorious. The Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition remains at 21-16-4.
Saturday’s Pitcher of the Day: Springfield’s Scott Gorgen has made his second consecutive appearance in this space. On Saturday, the returnee from Tommy John surgery allowed just three hits and no runs in four scoreless innings. Gorgen fanned five.
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.
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.
Springfield 4, Memphis 0
|Brandon Dickson||4||9||4||3||Will open in Memphis’ rotation again|
|Adam Reifer||2||1||0||1||Is he getting back into form?|
|Chris Swauger||2||1||1||7th in Texas League with .296 average in 2011|
|Sam Tuivailala||2||1||1||Cards 3rd-rounder in 2010 draft|
|Pete Kozma||2||1||1||Still on the 40-man roster|
|Jermaine Curtis||2||1||Even pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings last summer|
|Scott Gorgen||4||3||0||0||5||Career ERA of 2.97 over three seasons|
|Nick Greenwood||1||1||0||LHR was non-roster MLB camp invitee|
|Jake Shaffer||4||1||1||First Cardinals hit – just signed|
|Xavier Scruggs||3||1||2||Yesterday’s Player of the Day keeps hitting|
|Niko Vasquez||3||1||2||Two-run single|
|Kolten Wong||2||1||1||Top-ranked second baseman in the system|
|Rainel Rosario||3||1||1||1||Led PB in hits, doubles and RBI in 2011|
|Jose Garcia||1||1||1||Second in system with .320 BA last year|
Palm Beach 6, Quad Cities 1
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Drew Benes||4||4||1||2||Four starts, 34 career relief appearances|
|Chase Reid||2||1||0||3||2.28 ERA in 19 pen G for Palm Beach|
|Zack Russell||2||1||0||2||1||Made 23 starts for Quad Cities in 2011|
|Jose Pasen||1||0||1||OBA of .252 was 5th-best for Appy SPs in 11|
|Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Ronny Gil||4||1||2||1||1||Fifth in system with 18 stolen bases last year|
|Starlin Rodriguez||3||1||1||2011 Midwest League All-Star|
|Luis De La Cruz||1||1||1||1||C was non-roster spring training camp invitee|
|Alan Ahmady||3||1||1||1||Drew 71 walks last season in 110 games|
|Vance Albitz||2||1||1||Signed last August 24 from independent ball|
|Jonathan Rodriguez||2||1||2||4th in MWL with 20 HRs, 5th in OBP at .389|
|Quad Cities pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes|
|Todd McInnis||4.2||4||1||1||3||2011 NY-Penn League All-Star|
|Robert Stock||1||3||4||1||There are going to be some bumps in road|
|Iden Nazario||0.2||1||1||2||2||Fanned 39 in 33 1/3 innings|
|Danny Miranda||1||2||0||15 saves led the 2011 NY-Penn League|
|Quad Cities hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Matt Williams||4||2||2||.845 OPS for Johnson City in rookie 2011 season|
|David Medina||4||1||2011 NY-Penn League All-Star|
|Roberto De La Cruz||4||1||Signed for $1.1 million in Dominican in 2008|
Subscribers to the main site, TheCardinalNation.com, should continue to check out my extensive spring training content over the upcoming days. Today’s addition is an in-depth interview with minor league hitting coordinator Derrick May.