Tomorrow night will be the first round of the player draft. Erik and Jeff will be manning the helm for the evening. I’ll be out of pocket so I’ll have to wait until the end of the night to be angry/happy about the Cardinals’ selection.
On Tuesday, I’ll be here (work schedule permitting) to cover the selections in the 2-5 round and beyond.
- Bryan Anderson was 2-for-4 with a double and a HR.
- Daniel Descalso was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
- Lynn pitched deep into the game pitching 7.2 innings. He allowed 7 hits (3 homeruns) and 2 walks for 5 innings. This start may look very different in Memphis.
- Charles Cutler was 3-for-5.
- Aaron Luna was 2-for-4 with a walk. Luna would be much more interesting if he could have stuck in the infield. Nonetheless, he’s worked his OPS up to .876 on the season. I haven’t seen him in person but he’s someone I’ll be watching for when I make my way to Springfield this season.
- Adron Chambers was 3-for-4 with a walk.
- David Kopp went 5 innings allowing 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2.
- Francisco Samuel, long side-lined with shoulder discomfort, pitched a scoreless frame allowing a walk and striking out 2.
- Adam Reifer pitched a 1-walk scoreless frame.
- Chris Swauger was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
- Great outing from Brett Zawacki who went 6 innings allowing 7 hits and 2 ER. He had 10 of 13 outs on the ground walking 2 and striking out 2. The appeal of Zawacki at draft time was the heavy sinking fastball that should make him a groundball machine.
- Tyler Norrick got pummeled in the 9th for 4 runs. I’d be surprised to see Norrick in the organization next year. The transition to the pen hasn’t solved any of his shortcomings.
- Ryan Jackson was 3-for-5. Jackson’s hitting .263/.374/.354 and while the OBP is nice, the lack of power worries me for a college grad in low-A.
- CJ Beatty and Frederick Parejo both walked twice. Parejo also doubled.
- Michael Swinson was 2-for-4.
- Eric Fornataro blew up allowing 6 runs in 1.1 IP. He was tagged for 6 hits and 3 walks.
- Deryk Hooker pitched 3.2 innings allowing 1 hit and striking out 3.
- Jesse Simpson pitched a 1 hit, 1 K 9th. Simpson isn’t a name that we’ve mentioned previously but he’s quietly having a nice year. He’s struck out 40 in 32 innings walking 11.