Lance Berkman beats up on some minor leaguers while Virgil Hill leads the position players. Another nice outing for 2011 draftee Sam Gaviglio.
Memphis 1, Palm Beach 1
- Brian Broderick allowed 7 hits in 5 innings for 2 ER. He struck out 4 and walked no one.
- Chuckie Fick was perfect for two innings striking out 3.
- Bryan Anderson was 2-for-3. I can’t say that I’m thrilled to find Anderson in Memphis. I think that, on paper, there’s a good case for him being better than Tony Cruz. It’s understated by looking at just their rate stats given that Anderson could be platooned to better effect against right-handed pitching than Cruz. That said, we’re probably looking at something like 2-3 runs over the course of the year and if pitchers prefer Cruz or the coaching staff prefers Cruz, then so be it. At the end of the day, it’s nice to see the Cardinals saving half a million with a home-grown backup catcher.
- Richard Castillo allowed 3 hits in 3 IP. He walked 1 and struck out 1.
- Dean Kiekhefer pitched 2 innings allowing 3 hits. He struck out 1 and was saddled with an unearned run.
- Justin Wright struck out 3 in 2IP. He walked 1.
- Lance Berkman was 3-for-3 with a double. I doubt he’ll be starting the season in Palm Beach. I’d expect the club to start him at least in Springfield.
Quad Cities 3, Extended Spring Training 4
- Sam Gaviglio, who may be my new Quad Cities pet prospect, struck out 5 and walked 1 in 4 innings of work. He allowed 1 hit.
- Willy Paulino was lit up for 3 runs in 1 inning of work. He allowed 3 hits and struck out the side.
- Adam Lewis was 1-for-2 with a dinger.
- Colin Walsh and Nick Martini both walked twice. Martini seems to have had a positive spring, which hopefully translates into a better year. He struggled mightly in his half season at Batavia.
- Dail Villanueva allowed 1 run over 4 IP. He walked 2 and struck out 1 allowing 2 hits.
- Shooter Hunt pitched 1 inning allowing 1 hit and striking out 1 for 1 ER.
- Kevin Jacobs pitched a perfect frame striking out 2.
- Virgil Hill was 2-for-3 with a triple and a homerun.