Craig Can Play
Allen Craig knows how to play baseball. He hit two home runs, TWO, into the centerfield grass. That is about 860 ft for a pair of dingers! Then he made a spectacular play to end the game. He is a very good player in several positions.
Last year when I attended Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida, I came away with two undiscovered, by me, facts.
Allen Craig can hit
David Freese can hit
These have proven to be a true fact.
Also, Kyle Lohse pitched another gem. He has been very good this season and it was a lucky stroke the Cardinals couldn’t get him traded in the off-season. In actuality he has been as good as Lance Lynn.
Let’s gander around the Cardinal Minor League Affiliates and check it out from Monday, July 2, 2012:
Memphis (AAA) was defeated by Oklahoma City 7-1. Lou Montanez was 3-for-5 in the loss while Cardinal prospect Shelby Miller took the loss and see is record drop to 4-7 on the season. Miller pitched 4 innings and gave up 5 hits with 5 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Springfield (AA) was able to hold of Midland with a 7-5 win behind the hitting of Xavier Scruggs who accumulated 3 hits including a homer. Kolten Wong went 3-for-3 and upped his average to .317 on the season. Right-hander Richard Castillo hurled 5 innings and allowed 1 run but did not figure in the decision. BOX SCORE
Palm Beach (Adv A) lost 5-4 as Jupiter scored 3 runs in the 9th inning. Dean Kiekhefer blew his 3rd save and took the loss. James Ramsey, playing in his first professional game, went 3-for-5 with a double.
Quad Cities 2 Wisconsin 9
Batavia 5 State College 3
Johnson City 3 Bristol 4