Monday marked the St. Louis Cardinals’ fourth of six scheduled camp days this spring. Memphis and Springfield met as did Palm Beach and Peoria on the Cardinals side of the Roger Dean complex. The remaining players in camp formed into two squads for an additional intersquad game.
The higher level clubs, Memphis and Palm Beach, were victorious as was Intersquad team 2. The Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition remains 14-16-6.
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.
Monday’s Player of the Day: Palm Beach first baseman Jonathan Rodriguez (pictured) had a 2-for-3 afternoon that included a home run and three RBI.
Monday’s Pitcher of the Day: Max Foody, pitching for Intersquad 2, threw three scoreless innings on one hit and one walk. The left-hander fanned three. Foody was the Cardinals’ 12th-round pick in the 2012 draft.
Four players will not appear below as they took the bus ride to Ft. Myers and appeared for St. Louis on Monday – Ildemaro Vargas, Charlie Tilson, Jermaine Curtis and Adam Melker. Major league lefty Randy Choate also pitched to a number of batters to try to sharpen his game, but his stats were excluded. All runs appear to be accounted for with other hurlers.
The entire system view by level and position as last season ended is available via the Roster Matrix, free, right here at The Cardinal Nation Blog.
Memphis (7-4-1) 6, Springfield (4-5-3) 3
|Memphis pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Memphis hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Anthony Ferrara||4.2||3||2||1||2||.241 BA against in 2012 was 4th-lowest in system||Kolten Wong||3||1||2||1||Should start 90 percent of Memphis games at 2B|
|Ramon Delgado||1||0||0||0||Only 10 IP over last two seasons due to injury||Justin Christian||4||2||Made a bid for StL as non-roster invitee|
|Jose Almarante||1||0||0||0||Moved from starting in 2011 to relief in 2012||Chad Huffman||3||2||1||2||1||Career .826 OPS in seven minor league seasons|
|Keith Butler||1||2||1||2||25 saves last season was #1 in the organization||J.R. Towles||2||1||1||3||1||Just a hit short of Player of the Day|
|Ryan Jackson||3||1||1||1||Continues to appear every day since arriving from StL|
|Jamie Romak||1||2||Career .345 OBP in 10 minor league seasons|
|Springfield pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Springfield hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|John Gast||4||3||0||1||1||13 wins last season was second-most in the system||Jake Lemmerman||2||1||2||Back from injury and hitting|
|Jorge Rondon||1||3||5||3||2||Always up and down it seems||Xavier Scruggs||3||1||1||2||1||Continues hot stretch to four days, including 3 HRs|
|Eric Fornataro||1||2||1||1||1||Added to 40-man roster in off-season||Luis Mateo||2||1||1|
|Dean Kiekhefer||1||0||0||1||46 games appeared tied for 8th-most in org in 2012||Geoff Klein||1||1||1||1||Very productive at-bat|
|Mike O’Neill||1||1||Note career .443 OBP in three pro seasons|
Palm Beach (6-3-3) 6, Peoria (3-8-1) 4
Palm Beach stats
|Palm Beach pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Palm Beach hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Hector Hernandez||4||4||1||Started 24 games in Midwest League last season||Colin Walsh||3||1||1||1||Will play both second base and outfield this season|
|Danny Miranda||2||4||0||1||Stephen Piscotty||3||1||2||2||1||Great to see the extra-base hit|
|Zack Russell||2||2||1||1||Plus one unearned run||Jonathan Rodriguez||3||1||2||3||1||Player of the Day performance|
|Mike Aldrete||1||2||1||Hd been stingy with runs this spring||Danny Stienstra||3||2||2||12 doubles in 297 career plate appearances|
|Peoria pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Peoria hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Joey Cuda||3||5||2||3||1.24 WHIP last season was 8th-lowest in the system||Michael Swinson||3||1||3||Career .229 batting average in five seasons|
|Robert Stock||2||2||2||1||2||Between catching and pitching, last 4 years in MWL||Gerwuins Velazco||2||2||Batted .343 in 112 plate appearances at JC in 2012|
|Ronnie Shaban||2||3||2||1||1||16 saves with Johnson City in 2012 was 3rd most in org.||Casey Rasmus||2||1|
|Joe Scanio||1||1||0||Jeremy Schaffer||3||1||Also hit by pitch|
|Jimmy Parque||1||1||1||1||1||Pinch-hit solo home run|
Intersquad team2 4, Intersquad team1 2
Intersquad team 1 stats
|Intersquad 1 pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Intersquad 1 hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Sam Gaviglio||5||4||0||5||Plus three unearned runs||Kenny Peoples-Walls||3||1||2||1||.252 batting average in two GCL seasons|
|Thomas Lee||2||4||1||1||1||6.3 strike to walk ratio ranked 8th in the system in 2012||Luis Perez||3||1||2||1||Former C, now 2B has .303 career average|
|Jeffrey Rauh||2||1||0||1||Non-drafted free agent had 5.12 ERA for JC in 2012||Adam Lewis||3||2||On and off the DL multiple times last season|
Intersquad team 2 stats
|Intersquad 2 pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Intersquad 2 hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Chris Perry||3||4||2||2||Did not pitch after being drafted in 17th round||Bruce Caldwell||4||2||1||.861 OPS between JC and Batavia as rookie in 2012|
|Max Foody||3||1||0||1||3||My Pitcher of the Day||Adam Ehrlich||1||1||1||Also a sacrifice fly in his two place appearances|
|Chris Thomas||2||2||0||2||Just turned 25 and pitched in GCL last summer||Matthew Young||1||1|
|Ronald Castillo||3||1||1||1||1||1||Batted .295 at Johnson City last season|
On Tuesday, the Cardinals two upper level clubs will travel to Port St. Lucie to take on the Mets. Palm Beach and Peoria will welcome New York’s two Class-A clubs to Jupiter.
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