Cards minors spring game reports – March 29

Sunday’s opponents:
New York Mets (Memphis and Springfield at Port St. Lucie with Palm Beach and Quad Cities at Jupiter).

Monday’s opponents: Five games against the Marlins on the home side of the complex.

I’ve added a new feature today – the aggregate won-loss record of the clubs this spring. Now that ten games have been played, it is enough to at least consider.

Memphis: 5-5-0

Springfield: 3-6-1

Palm Beach: 6-3-1

Quad Cities #1: 2-6-2

Quad Cities #2: 5-1

Total: 21-21-4

Sunday marks the first day since the third day of games that the overall system record inched up to .500. There has yet to be a time when all four (or five) clubs have won on the same day.

In all fairness, I should note that four of the ten days have been camp days. In those instances where the Cardinals play each other, their records then will be .500 by definition.

The following game summaries are provided through the courtesy of the St. Louis Cardinals by Director of Minor League Operations John Vuch.

defeated New Orleans, 5-3

Memphis pitching

P.J. Walters, 4.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K’s

Katsuhiko Maekawa, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K’s

Marco Gonzalez, 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Memphis hitting

Nick Stavinoha, 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI

Casey Rowlett 3-for-4 with a SB

Jon Jay 2-for-4 with a 2-run HR

Tyler Greene and Brian Barton both 1-for-3 with a walk

Mark Shorey, Bryan Anderson and Brandon Yarbrough all added singles

lost to Binghamton, 5-4

Springfield pitching

Justin Fiske, 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s

Elvis Hernandez 1.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K’s

Kristhiam Linares 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K’s

Springfield hitting

Brandon Buckman 2-for-4 with a double

Donovan Solano had a 3-run HR – also made a nice pick and tag on a steal attempt

Daryl Jones doubled

Jim Rapoport and Mike Folli singled and scored a run

Palm Beach defeated St. Lucie, 5-3

Palm Beach pitching

Mark Diapoules 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K’s

Richard Castillo, 3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Blake King, 1 IP, 1 K

Adam Reifer, 0.1 IP, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Eduardo Sanchez, 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K’s

Palm Beach hitting

Paul Vasquez 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI

Pete Kozma and Tommy Pham both tripled and scored a run

Charlie Kingrey doubled

Jon Edwards was 1-for-2

Jermaine Curtis, Shane Peterson, Francisco Rivera all singled

Quad Cities tied with Savannah, 1-1

Quad Cities pitching

Brett Zawacki (pictured), 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K’s

Gary Daley, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Eric Fornataro, 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1K

Dylan Gonzalez, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER

David Carpenter threw one perfect inning

Quad Cities hitting

Beau Riportella, 2-for-4

Paul Cruz, 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and a walk

Brian Buck singled and scored a run

Brett Lilley, Ryde Rodriguez and Michael Swinson singled