On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor leaguers faced the Mets clubs for the final time this spring. The Cards’ two upper level clubs traveled to Port St. Lucie. Palm Beach and Peoria welcomed New York’s two Class-A clubs to Jupiter.
Memphis and Peoria won and Palm Beach tied. Springfield was shut out. After the 2-1-1 day, the Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition is now 23-19-7.
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.
Friday’s Pitcher of the Day: Tyrell Jenkins (pictured), starting for Peoria, threw five innings. The tall and slender right-hander yielded just two hits and one earned run. Jenkins walked one and fanned two.
Friday’s Player of the Day: Peoria’s Patrick Wisdom repeats his selection from Thursday. On this day, the third baseman had a double and a three-run home run in four at-bats. Wisdom scored twice.
Among the minor leaguers getting time in the major league game on Friday were pitcher Ramon Delgado, outfielder Chad Huffman and third baseman Jermaine Curtis. Delgado is just the third non-invitee to take the mound for St. Louis this spring. The right-hander fanned three on his way to two perfect innings to close out the Cardinals loss to the Mets.
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 (10-5-1) 4, Las Vegas 3
|Memphis pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Memphis hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Nick Greenwood||1||0||0||0||0||Lefty trying to get into the MLB picture||Carson Kelly||5||2||2||1||Also had the chance to play in three games with StL|
|Victor Marte||2||0||1||1||Was the Memphis closer in 2012||Brett Wiley||4||2||.829 OPS in 2012 between GCL and QC|
|Eduardo Sanchez||1||2||0||1||Apparently no walks = positive outing||Kolten Wong||2||2||1||#6 Cards prospect has played well since coming down|
|Sam Freeman||1||1||1||1||Still would been best LHR outing in StL Friday||Steven Ramos||4||1||2||1||1||Had three triples in each of his three pro seasons to date|
|Heath Wyatt||1||1||0||Ronald Castillo||1||1||1||1||Solo home run|
|Jose Almarante||1||3||2||1||Seems to have pitched over level a lot this spring|
Binghamton 8, Springfield (6-7-3) 0
|Springfield pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Springfield hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Richard Castillo||5||7||5||1||1||Starred in WBC, but some rough outings since||Chris Edmondson||3||3||10th in the system with 119 hits last year|
|Iden Nazario||2||2||2||2||Plus one unearned run||Tommy Pham||3||1||Played in just 12 games last season|
|Justin Wright||1||0||0||0||0||Lefty pitched in 2011 Arizona Fall League||Mike O’Neill||3||1||1||.359 batting average led system in 2012|
Palm Beach (8-4-3) 4, St. Lucie 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|
|Kyle Helisek||3||4||1||3||3||3.42 ERA with Batavia last season||Cody Stanley||2||1||1||2||1||Two-run blast|
|Lee Stoppelman||2||3||1||1||1||12.84 strikeouts per 9 innings was #2 in system in 2012||Matt Williams||2||1||1||1||Five triples at QC last season tied for 4th in system|
|Jonathan Cornelius||2||2||2||2||3||10.17 strikeouts per 9 innings was #8 in system in 2012||Ronny Gil||3||1||Always had the glove|
|Jhonny Polanco||2||0||2||3||38 strikeouts in 33 GCL innings last season||Stephen Piscotty||3||1||Moved from 3B to OF this spring|
|Anthony Garcia||1||1||Relatively quiet spring from our #9 Cardinals prospect|
Peoria (5-9-1) 6, Savannah 2
|Peoria pitching||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Notes||Peoria hitting||AB||R||H||RBI||2B||3B||HR||BB||Notes|
|Tyrell Jenkins||5||2||1||1||2||Pitcher of the Day is our #8 Cardinals prospect||David Washington||4||1||3||2||1||Two-run shot adds to strong spring|
|Corey Baker||2||3||1||2||2||2nd lowest BB rate in 2012 NYPL = 0.96 / 9 innings||Patrick Wisdom||4||2||2||3||1||1||Three-run blast means repeat Player of the Day|
|Luis Perdomo||1||0||2||240 AB last system w/o HR allowed = system best||Jordan Walton||4||2||2||1||.579 OPS last season between Batavia and QC|
|Jeff Rauh||1||1||0||Michael Swinson||1||1|
On Saturday, the Cardinals will face the Marlins clubs for the final time this spring. It will also be the last day for external competition in Florida. The games will be held on the Miami side of the Jupiter complex.
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