August 7, 2008

Garceau, Parise, Samuel, one-two-three punch the Palm Beach win ticket


High-A affiliate Palm Beach Cardinals' pitching can hold a team down, one pitcher after another, while their own squad scores, well, however many they want.

Sounds easy. Probably not. But that's the PB Cards rolled yesterday at Roger Dean Stadium in Florida, beating the Daytona Cubs 4-1.
Starting PB pitcher Shaun Garceau struck out for in his role, his record now reflecting seven wins against three losses. Reliever Pete Parise earned his first hold in the win, and no-doubt-about-it closer Francisco Samuel notched his 24th save.

One has to wonder when Samuel will move up in the minor league ranks, as closers are at a premium in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Daniel Descalso has also become a familiar name due to his offensive production at the High-A lever. Descalso went 2-for-3. Brian Cartie went 2-for-4.
Doubling was Peter Kozma, which was his hit out of three at bats. Kozma was recently promoted to the High-A club.