On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor leaguers had a camp day, their fifth of six scheduled this spring. Memphis faced Springfield, while Palm Beach and Peoria squared off. The extended spring training players were split into Red and White squads.
It was a day of upsets as both of the underdogs – Springfield and Peoria – won. The EST Reds took down the Whites. The Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition remains 21-18-6.
The 2012 Springfield club received their Texas League championship rings during a Thursday pre-game program in the main Roger Dean Stadium. Congratulations to manager Mike Shildt, the coaches, players and S-Cards staff!
As he has been doing the last few seasons, Cardinals farm director John Vuch is sharing game stats. As always, the raw numbers are his, but the comments and players of the day are mine.
Thursday’s Player of the Day: Peoria’s Patrick Wisdom (pictured) is this year’s leader in number of St. Louis games played by a non-c...