On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers had five games against the Miami Marlins minor leaguers. All were on the Miami side of the complex except for Peoria 2’s game, which was on St. Louis’ diamonds, all at Roger Dean.
Only Peoria 2, the lowest-level club, was victorious. Not only did they shut out the Marlins’ fifth club, they almost no-hit them. Memphis (three hits) and Peoria 1 absorbed defeats, while Springfield and Palm Beach tied their Miami counterparts. The Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition drops to 4-7-3.
As he has been doing the last few seasons, Cardinals farm director John Vuch is sharing game stats. As always, the raw numbers are his, but the comments and players of the day are mine.
Sunday’s Player of the Day: Peoria 1 first baseman David Washington (pictured) went 2-for-3, including a home run, and drove in two.
Sunday’s Pitcher of the Day: Just like yesterday’s top pitcher, Lee Stoppelman, today’s selection, Dixon Llorens of Palm Beach, is a second-time honoree. The submariner retired all six batters faced, striking out half of them.
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New Orleans 3, Memphis 1
|Memphis pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Memphis hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Victor Marte||2||0||0||0||2||Not rusty after not pitching in live game since 3/11||Mike O’Neill||3||1||1||1||1||Had .458 OBP in 2012 – best in system|
|Eduardo Sanchez||1||0||0||1||Gotta find a way to stop the free passes||Geoff Klein||2||1||Not much of a break after winter ball in Australia|
|Deryk Hooker||2||3||1||Vance Albitz||3||1||Continues to play and get hits, defense is solid|
|Kevin Thomas||2||0||0||0||0||Two perfect frames against higher-level competition|
|Justin Wright||1||3||2||1||1||Had been a tie game entering the final frame|
Springfield 4, Jacksonville 4
|Springfield pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Springfield hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Chris Corrigan||2.1||7||3||1||Rough day||Danny Stienstra||1||1||1||1||Solo home run|
|Travis Miller||2||1||0||1||2||Struggled in initial Palm Beach test last season||Jonathan Keener||3||1||1|
|Iden Nazario||2||1||0||1||Led 2012 FSL relievers with .188 batting average against||Luis Mateo||3||1||1||Ranked in top 10 in system in HR and RBI in 2012|
|Aidan Lucas||1.1||1||1||2.18 ERA in relief at Palm Beach in 2012||Nick Martini||1||1||3rd in system with 82 runs scored last year|
|Stephen Piscotty||5||1||Moved from 3B to OF for 2013|
|Matt Williams||3||1||1||1||1||1||32 doubles last season were 4th-most in system|
Palm Beach 5, Jupiter 5
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Jonathan Cornelius||2||1||0||3||10.17 K / 9 IP last season ranked in system top 10||Breyvic Valera||4||1||2||1||2012 NYPL All-Star added a stolen base|
|Willy Paulino||2||0||1||1||Led 2012 Midwest League with 22 wild pitches||Cesar Valera||1||1||The “other” Valera swiped two bags of his own|
|Heath Wyatt||1||2||2||1||Jacob Wilson||4||2||2||1||1||1|
|Dixon Llorens||2||0||0||0||3||Two perfect innings, half of his outs via the strikeout||Jeremy Schaffer||4||2||1||2||Tied for 5th in system in SLG in 2012 at .513|
|Corey Baker||1.2||4||3||2||2||Had 2nd-lowest BB / 9 IP in NYPL in 2012||Ildemaro Vargas||1||1||1||Led 2012 Appy League in hits, 3rd in batting average|
|C.J. McElroy||3||1||Was 2nd in 2012 Appy League in at-bats (247)|
|Gerwuins Velazco||1||Batted .343 in limited duty for Johnson City last year|
Greensboro 5, Peoria1 3
|Peoria 1 pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Peoria 1 hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Robert Stock||2.1||3||1||2||2||1st winter to prep as pitcher after converting last spring||Charlie Tilson||3||2||2||1||Second day in a row just edged out for Player of Day|
|Jhonny Polanco||3||2||2||2||3||David Washington||3||1||2||2||1||Tied for 5th in system in SLG in 2012 at .513|
|Josh Renfro||1||1||0||1||19 straight scoreless GCL outings before ’12 MWL promo||Gary Apelian||3||1||Solid in rookie ball in 2011, quiet in A-ball in 2012|
|Luis Perdomo||1||2||1||1||Plus 1 unearned run||Anthony Melchionda||3||1||Versatile infielder moved all around system in 2012|
Peoria2 5, Marlins5 0
|Peoria 2 pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Peoria 2 hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Josh Lucas||2||0||1||2||Coming back from Tommy John – missed entire 2012||Yoenny Gonzalez||1||1||1||1||Gets good reviews for speed, waiting for bat|
|Chris Perry||2||0||1||Did not pitch after 2012 signing due to lower back injury||Luis Perez||4||2||2||1||.517 SLG at GCL last season was 4th-best in org.|
|Joey Donofrio||3||0||1||1||Did not allow a home run in 2012 (119 batters faced)||Brett Wiley||4||2||1|
|Jacob Booden||2||1||0||1||2||Hard to miss 6-foot-9, 245-pounder||Jimmy Parque||1||1||1||Free agent signee playing at a very low level|
|Luis Cruz||2||1||.389 OBP in DSL last season ranked 8th in system|
|Ronnierd Garcia||1||1||3B batted just .211 in US intro at GCL in 2012|
|Jhohan Acevedo||1||Led 2012 GCL with six sacrifice flies|
On Monday, Memphis and Springfield will remain in Jupiter, while Palm Beach and Peoria again take the bus ride to Port St. Lucie, with the Mets their opponent as well.
Subscribers to the main site, TheCardinalNation.com, should continue to check out my extensive spring training content over the upcoming days.
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