The Future Redbirds had a slate of games yesterday. All five teams were in action, and Rafael Ortega picked up right where he left off in big league camp.
Editors' Note: Players, and especially pitchers, often play for multiple different spring training "farm teams" during these back field contests, depending on throw days, rest, and who management wants to see on a given day. Therefore, just because a player is on the field for Memphis, it doesn't mean he'll start the year there.
Memphis 3 - New Orleans 3
- Patrick Wisdom (3B): 2-3, 2B
- Luke Voit (1B): 2-3, 2B
- Rafael Ortega (CF): 1-1, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Ryan Sherriff: 1 IP, BB, K
Springfield 2 - Jacksonville2
- David Popkins (LF): 1-4, R
- Mike Mayers: 5 IP, 2 H, 3 K
- Blake Drake (RF): 2-3, 2 R, BB
- Danny Diekroeger (3B): 3-5, 2 R
- Corey Littrell: 4 IP, H, BB, K
- Anthony Ray (CF): 2-5, R, 2 RBI
- Oscar Mercado (DH): 2-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI
- Matt Pearce: 4 IP, 5 H, ER, 3 K
- Eliezer Alvarez (2B): 2-4, R, K
- Jake Gronsky (3B): 1-4, 2 RBI
- Ronnie Williams: 2 IP, H, K
- Bryan Dobzanski: 2 IP, BB, K
Today will be another busy day for the Cardinals minor leaguers. The AAA and AA clubs will travel to Port St. Lucie to take on their counterparts in the Mets' system, and the A level clubs will host the Mets' A teams in Jupiter.