Cardinals Fall to Marlins, Prospects Show Talent


If there was a song for watching Saint Louis Cardinal baseball, it would be the song Lou Reed- Perfect Day. Even though the Cardinals lost to the Miami Marlins (5-4), everything went pretty smooth for the boys of summer. 

Feb 28, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (center) talks with umpire Angel Hernandez (left) and Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond (right) at home plate prior to their spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Martinez fresh of his lessons of social media pitched three good innings, with the exception of his two run homerun he let up he was attacking batters and retired the final seven batters after the mistake.

Yadier Molina had a good day at the plate going 2-for-3 and gathering two singles along the way. Peter Bourjos also had a good debut going 1-for-2 and getting an RBI as well. Jhonny Perlata did not play in the game so his debut will be on another day.

Soon into the game we saw the minor league guys go into the game as expected early on in spring training. Patrick Wisdom got two of the three RBI’s gathered by the Cardinals via the homerun in the 9th inning.

A costly run in the top of the 9th to the Marlins cost the Cardinals, though it was a tough play to make for Rafael Ortega who had a bad break on the ball.

Some of the throws from the younger players showed room for improvement during spring training and the season coming up.

How did you take the game today?