On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers once again faced their Jupiter, Fla. cohabitants, the Miami Marlins. The Fish swam over to the Birds’ side of the complex – except for those go-against-the-flow Peoria 2 soldiers, who marched over to the Miami fields.
Memphis was the only one of the five Cardinals clubs to log a win. Springfield tied while the three Class-A clubs all lost. Peoria 2 was one-hit. The Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition fell to 6-11-6.
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.
Tuesday’s Player of the Day: For as long as I have been doing these reports, I have never seen a player as hot as David Washington. My Player of the Day for Tuesday (and Monday and Sunday) went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Over the past three days, the Peoria 1 first baseman is 9-for-12 (.750) with three home runs, a triple, six RBI and four runs scored.
Tuesday’s Pitcher of the Day: Former Notre Dame hurler Steven Sabatino fanned four and allowed just one hit in two innings of work for Peoria 2. After being selected in the 26th round last June, the left-hander pitched just 7 1/3 innings for Johnson City.
The entire system view by level and position is available via the Roster Matrix, free, right here at The Cardinal Nation Blog.
Memphis 5, New Orleans 1
|Memphis pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Memphis hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Richard Castillo||3||2||0||1||3||Amazingly still just 23 years of age||Colin Walsh||5||2||Only 2nd to Oscar with .934 OPS last season|
|Nick Greenwood||2||1||0||3||Strong outing for left-hander||Tommy Pham||5||1||2||1||1||An exciting player when healthy|
|Keith Butler||2||2||1||2||Just returned from MLB camp (13.50 ERA)||Chris Edmondson||3||1||2|
|Eric Fornataro||2||1||0||3||Only one run allowed in six spring innings with StL||Mike O’Neill||2||1||1||.458 OBP led system in 2012|
|Jamie Romak||3||2||1||2||Almost 3600 PAs in 10 minor league seasons|
|Brock Peterson||1||1||Could be Memphis’ 1B with Adams in St.Louis|
|Chad Huffman||1||1||1||2006 2nd round draft pick of San Diego|
Springfield 5, Jacksonville 5
|Springfield pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Springfield hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Anthony Ferrara||3||7||5||3||A day to forget||James Ramsey||4||1||2||Had 104 points of OBP over BA in 2012|
|Boone Whiting||3||2||0||3||7 one-hit IP in Springfield’s final playoff game win||Neal Pritchard||3||2||1||1||Had 107 points of OBP over BA in 2013|
|Ramon Delgado||2||1||0||A long road back from injury – ony 10 IP in last two years||Adam Melker||2||1||1||.755 OPS with Springfield last season|
|Jorge Rondon||2||0||0||0||2||Pitching below level, but solid results||Jesus Montero||1||1|
|Matt Williams||5||1||4th in hits in the system (141) in 2012|
Jupiter 7, Palm Beach 1
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Dail Villanueva||3||4||2||1||2||10th in system with 95 Ks last season||Carson Kelly||3||2||1||10th-ranked Cardinals prospect for 2013|
|Lee Stoppelman||2||4||3||1||2||Run of impressive spring outings broken||Ildemaro Vargas||3||2||3rd in Appalachian League with .322 average in 2012|
|Jose Almarante||2||4||2||Adam Ehrlich||3||1||1||1||Had big-league camp invite|
|Brandon Creath||1||0||1||Last name rhymes with “breath” – short “e”, silent “a”||Matt Young||3||1||1||1|
|Mike Aldrete||1||0||1||2||Underrated spring performances continue|
Greensboro 5, Peoria1 2
|Peoria 1 pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Peoria 1 hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Kurt Heyer||2.2||6||2||Plus 2 unearned runs||Charlie Tilson||1||Missed all of 2012 due to injury|
|Juan Bautista||2||0||0||0||2||David Washington||4||1||3||2||1||An unbelievable stretch|
|Zach Petrick||2||2||0||1||One unearned run||Michael Swinson||3||1||1||1||Time to make up after only 92 at-bats last season|
|Stalyn Lopez||1||1||0||1||Fanned 43, but walked 33 in 42 2/3 Innings with JC||David Popkins||3||1||1|
|Joe Scanio||1||0||1||St. Louis native was 16th round pick in 2012||Trevor Martin||3||1||1||.802 OPS at JC last season|
Marlins 5th team 1, Peoria2 0
|Peoria 2 pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Peoria 2 hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Hansel DeLosSantos||3||2||0||1||1||Jhohan Acevedo||3||1||Batted .317 in 2012 Gulf Coast League|
|Mitch Harris||2||2||1||1||3||Ex-Navy man building up his arm strength||Brett Wiley||1||One stolen base|
|Steve Sabatino||2||1||0||4||26th rounder from Notre Dame had only 7 1/3 IP for JC||Kenny Peoples-Walls||1||Ditto|
|Thomas Lee||2||1||0||1||9.99 strikouts per nine innings last season|
|Sam Tuivailala||1||1||1||1||1||Pitched a 10th inning after the game|
Wednesday brings yet another camp day, when the Cardinals clubs will face off against one another while the Marlins and Mets engage elsewhere.
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