April 7, 2013 – Michael Wacha made his Memphis debut and Brock Peterson hit his first home run of the season on the way to leading the PCL in homers. The then-21-year-old went 4.0 innings and surrendered two earned runs on 5 hits. The right-hander went on to appear in 15 games with Memphis in total, this being the only outing he did not record a strikeout during his tenure in Memphis. Wacha would end up finishing 5-3 with the Redbirds before being called up to St. Louis where he had a postseason for the record books. For Peterson, his 11th-inning home run was not enough to win the game against Oklahoma City in the 14-10 loss. The power-hitting first baseman did go on to hit 25 long balls in total though, tied for 8th in Redbirds’ history for a single-season.
Our favorite time of the week has returned for a third installment. With Grapefruit League play getting fired up, there is plenty of action around Twitter to keep fans entertained. Below is a few of our favorite tweets that went out within the last week or so.
Jason Motte has been very active with fans in his return journey from an injury last year.
— Jason Motte (@JMotte30) March 8, 2014
Tyrell Jenkins even coordinated his sandals with the stripes in his socks
Marco Gonzalez lets us know that baseball is not done right without a bag of sunflower seeds.
Kolten Wong and Xavier Scruggs discussed Wong’s impressive sliding grab on Tuesday.
St. Louis Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold said the diving catch was not the only thing Wong did that impressed on Tuesday.
The 2013 National League Championship Series MVP Michael Wacha made a few cards worth a lot of money with his autograph.
— Michael Wacha (@MichaelWacha) March 12, 2014
Infielder Patrick Wisdom was snapped doing a “little pregame bubble work.”
The Cardinals had some fun with PGA golfer Rickie Fowler on Tuesday. Fowler even had his own bat made and took some batting practice
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowlerPGA) March 12, 2014
One of the Cardinals top prospects, Rob Kaminsky, captured a special moment.
— Rob Kaminsky (@Kaminsky21) March 13, 2014
Remember that the exhibition game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Memphis Redbirds is just 15 days away! Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 15th.