Results tagged ‘ Jason Motte ’
Spring Training is a few days old and all those invited to Major League camp have reported. Drills are in full swing and the team has started to take live batting practice. Here’s the weekly Twitter Talk update on word around camp.
Players make sure to have some fun before the season starts. Matt Holliday and Matt Carpenter play a game of ping pong.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) February 13, 2014
Jason Motte appreciated the support after the Cardinals’ Twitter account posted a picture of his beard.
— Jason Motte (@JMotte30) February 13, 2014
Outfielder Randal Grichuk enjoyed his first day in Cardinals’ camp.
Good first early workout in Jupiter #Cardinals
— Randal Grichuk (@RGrich15) February 14, 2014
Mike O’Neill tried to get clever on Twitter during Valentine’s Day.
Happy Valentines Day to my Valentine @taylorswift13
— Mike O'Neill (@MikeONeillUSC) February 14, 2014
Infielder Xavier Scruggs enjoys a good tune now and then.
The Radio is on point with the old school Jams this afternoon
— Xavier Scruggs (@Xavier_Scruggs) February 14, 2014
It’s not everyday you refer to a kitchen appliance as “the Bugatti of blenders.”
— Zach Petrick (@Zach_Petrick) February 17, 2014
The funny things that happen when pitchers get together.
— Jason Motte (@JMotte30) February 19, 2014
Even the players keep tabs on when ESPN shows up to camp.
— Jordan Swagerty (@JordanSwagerty) February 19, 2014
Born: June 22, 1982 at Port Huron, MI
Selected in the 19th round of the 2003 draft.
In 2004, Motte made his Triple-A debut as a catcher and hit .200 (1×5) in three games for the ‘Birds. In the following seasons, Motte spent time working on his plate discipline at the Single-A and Double-A levels and eventually shifted his focus to pitching in the summer of 2006.
The right-handed reliever made his return to Memphis in 2008 to establish a 4-3-9 record with a 3.24 ERA over 63 appearances. He led all PCL relief pitchers in strikeouts per nine innings, averaging 14.85.
He finished the ’08 season by making his major league debut in St. Louis. The then 26-year-old helped the Cardinals close-out their season by twirling 16 strikeouts over 11 innings for a 0.82 ERA.
*Thanks again to Allison Rhoades for digging up that Motte pic in the middle.