The Cardinals finalized their roster yesterday by keeping relief pitchers Bill Pulsipher and Randy Flores. In eleven innings of work, Pulsipher allowed eight hits and three runs but didn’t yield any runs. He worked the 10th inning on Thursday and worked around two hits. Flores had a 7.27 ERA in 8 2/3 innings this spring.
Abraham Nunez made the Cardinals’ 25-man roster earlier this week and on Thursday he said thanks. His RBI triple in the ninth inning tied the Cardinals and Orioles at 5-5 and after ten innings that was the final score. Nunez, who is a lifetime .238 hitter, is hitting .340 this spring. Reggie Sanders, who returned from an appendectomy earlier this week, hit a two run homer.
On the mound, Jeff Suppan was the starter and he allowed three runs—two earned—off five hits and three walks over five innings.
The Cardinals will play the Orioles again today, then break camp. They’ll play two games against the Springfield Cardinals on Sunday and Monday before opening up the season in Houston on Tuesday.