Cardinals Take Down Twins In Spring Training Match-Up

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The Minnesota Twins traveled to Roger Dean Stadium ane were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals Monday afternoon by a 6-1 final score.

The Cardinals started strong at the plate and scored their first four runs by the second inning. Jose Godoy contributed two RBIs while Edman, Molina, O’Neil, and Sosa each added one of their own. The Cardinals totaled 12 hits on the day.

In contrast, the Twins struggled at the plate throughout the game. Gilberto Celestino was able to wack in a double that brought Maggi in for their only scored run of the afternoon. The Twins totaled at only 4 hits for the day.

The Twins and Cardinals both moved pitchers on and off the mound frequently between innings. The Twins pitched Smeltzer, Lawrence, Alcala, Thielbar, Reed, Jax and Duran. The Cardinals pitched Cabrera, Cecil, Oviedo, Thompson, Fagalde, and Brebbia.

Cabrera Exits Early With Minor Injury

Starting Pitcher Génesis Cabrera left the game early in the second inning when he suffered from a split fingernail on his pitching hand. Cardinals’ team trainer and pitching coach visited the mound and ultimately pulled him from the game after only 28 pitches.

Within Cabrera’s 28 pitches, he walked two and struck out one. Cabrera also permitted only one hit in his short time.

Notable Plays

Cardinals’ Pitcher Roel Ramirez snagged a strikeout which then catcher Yadier Molina completed to a double-play when he beat a Twins’ runner to second base.

The next notable ‘almost’ play occurred within the same at-bat. Twins’ top prospect Royce Lewis almost snagged his second home run of camp before it went foul. On Sunday, Lewis went yard for his first hit in spring training against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Lastly, Tommy Edman made it to second base after a solid hit to left-field which gave him an RBI ran in by Carlson who brought the score to 3-0. Then, Yadier Molina hit a single to right-field which also brought a runner to home and extended the score gap to Cardinals 4-0.

Overview

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at 4 wins and 6 losses thus far in camp while the Minnesota Twins have four wins and 4 losses.

About Parker Welch

Parker Welch is a sophomore at the University of Florida majoring in Sports Media at the College of Journalism & Communications.

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