- Charlie Tilson (CF): 2-5, K
Anthony Garcia (LF): 1-5, R, K
- Carson Kelly (C): 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB
(PH): 1-1, RBI
It's only been 37 PA, but the good news is Carson Kelly's BB%, K% an ISO in Memphis are almost identical to his numbers in AA. He's been the beneficiary of a crazy BABIP, but he hasn't seemed overwhelmed by the move up the chain...Alex Reyes was removed after 3 innings and 57 pitches. Probably nothing you can read into that. Nope. Nothing at all.
- Vaughn Bryan (LF): 2-5, 2 K
As was discussed in the comments yesterday the promotion of Edmundo Sosa to Palm Beach has moved Oscar Mercado off of SS and out to CF. This is not great news for Mercado whose carrying tool was supposed to be his glove at short. A move down the defensive spectrum to a more offensively demanding position presents a problem for him. There is always the possibility that the move is temporary and he'll be back at his natural position if he is leapfrogged completely by Sosa...Michael Pritchard has kept his poor man's Mike O'Neill thing going; good K%, really good BB%, without any power, and even less defensive value and batting average than O'Neill brought to the table...Jack Flaherty's ERA is a bit uglier than it probably should be, but he is in the top 15 for both K% and BB% as a 20 year old in the Florida State League, which ain't too shabby.
- Tommy Edman (SS): 2-4
- Tommy Edman (2B): 1-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
- Vince Jackson (LF): 0-2, 2 BB, SB
- J.R. Davis (2B): 2-4, RBI, CS
- Allen Cordoba (SS): 1-3, R, 3B, RBI, 2 BB
- Andrew Knizner (1B): 1-4, R, BB
- Yariel Gonzales (3B): 1-5, K
- Jonathan Machado (CF): 2-5, R, 2B, K, SB
Jonathan Machado is the 17 year-old Cuban free agent the Cardinals signed this month. Last night was only his 4th professional game, but his perfect world profile would be a speedy leadoff hitter who is a plus defender in center and a stolen base threat...Wadye Infante is slashing .350/.459/.485 and walking almost as much as he strikes out...Julio Rodriguez has a .311/.384/.581 line and is 3rd on the team in homers after only 74 PA...You can add the fact that Brian Sanchez is a 20 year old playing against teenagers, and the fact that he is striking out a lot to the standard caveats about scouting the DSL, but he is also leading the league in homers (13) and has almost twice as many as the guy in 2nd (7).
SPR - TBD
PMB - Johnny Walter
PEO - Jake Woodford
JC - Austin Sexton