photo: Conner Capel (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)
The St. Louis Cardinals system went 4-2 on Thursday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Memphis center fielder Conner Capel, who had two hits, two walks, a run scored, two RBI, a stolen base and an outfield assist. Other standouts include Julio Rodriguez and Gustavo Rodriguez.
Results from games played Thursday, August 23rd.
The Memphis Redbirds (39-30) edged the Indianapolis Indians (PIT, 34-33) on Thursday night at Victory Field.
This was a bullpen game with Thomas Parsons taking the mound for the first four innings. The right-hander yielded three runs on six hits, one walk and a strikeout. Kyle Ryan threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings with two hits surrendered.
Memphis scored a run in both the first and second innings. Conner Capel came home in the first and Paul DeJong walked with the bases loaded in the second. Capel recorded another RBI in the fourth to tie the game 3-3.
Blake Parker tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts. The right-hander earned his first win of the season. Kodi Whitley recorded a scoreless inning with two walks given up and three strikeouts. Jacob Bosiokovic recorded his second save of 2022 with two strikeouts in the ninth inning.
The go-ahead run came off the bat of Alec Burleson. The left fielder hit an RBI double in the eighth inning to score Capel.
🗣️don't run on Conner Capel
— Memphis Redbirds (@memphisredbirds) June 24, 2022
Capel went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and a run scored. Burleson and Delvin Pérez also had two hits. Scott Hurst had a hit and three walks. The lineup left 14 runners on base with eight hits and 12 walks recorded.
Capel, Hurst and Ben DeLuzio all stole a base. Capel also recorded an outfield assist.
Friday’s game: at Indianapolis, RHP Aaron Brooks (3-3, 7.47) vs. TBA 6:05 CT
The Springfield Cardinals (28-38) crushed the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC, 31-34) on Thursday at Arvest Ballpark.
Edgar Escobar threw five innings with two runs given up on three hits and three walks. The right-hander earned his fourth win.
In the first, Jordan Walker scored on an error and Julio Rodriguez walked with the bases loaded. Justin Toerner hit a two-run homer in the third. Rodriguez scored another run in the fifth with a single.
The bullpen had a very solid outing for the Cardinals. Dalton Roach pitched three hitless innings with two strikeouts. In his Springfield debut, Michael YaSenka tossed a hitless ninth inning.
The Cardinals broke the game open in the eighth and ninth innings. Toerner scored on a fielding error in the eighth. The center fielder drove in a run in the ninth inning. Rodriguez plated two more with a double and Jonah Davis scored one. Masyn Winn added one more.
Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and four RBI. Toerner went 2-for-3 with a walk, three RBI and three runs scored. Walker had two hits including a triple and came across three times. The lineup went 4-for-17 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base.
Toerner took his second bag of the year.
Friday’s game: at NW Arkansas, RHP Michael McGreevy (2-2, 4.78) vs. LHP Angel Zerpa (1-4, 4.34) 7:05 CT
The Peoria Chiefs (28-38) were walked off by the South Bend Cubs (CHC, 34-32) at Four Winds Field on Thursday.
Starter Wilfredo Pereira tossed five innings with two runs yielded on six hits and a walk. The right-hander fanned six. Leonardo Taveras threw 2 2/3 innings with two runs, one earned, given up on three hits and five strikeouts.
The Chiefs scored four runs over the second and third innings. Carlos Soto drove in a run and Mike Antico plated two with a single in the second. Soto brought in another run in the third. In the sixth, L.J. Jones recorded an RBI double to increase the lead to 5-2.
After the Cubs scored two in the eighth, the game was tied and went into extra innings. Tyler Reichenborn drove in Noah Mendlinger in the top of the 10th.
Andre Granillo surrendered five runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks. The right-hander gave up a game-winning three run homer in the 10th and took his first loss of the year.
The lineup left 13 runners on base after scoring six times on 12 hits. Reichenborn, Jones and Mendlinger all recorded multi-hit games. Soto drove in two and had one walk and a hit.
Friday’s game: at South Bend, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (1-7, 4.68) vs. RHP Kohl Franklin (0-5, 10.13) 6:05 CT
The Palm Beach Cardinals (30-34) defeated the St. Lucie Mets (NYM, 40-25) at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday night.
Starter Inohan Paniagua tossed six innings with three runs given up on seven hits and one walk. The right-hander fanned eight and earned his fourth win.
Another great night for Paniagua!
6 IP, 8 K, 1 BB, and leaves with a 6-3 lead! pic.twitter.com/H650ybgPnI
— Palm Beach Cardinals (@GoPBCardinals) June 24, 2022
The Beach Birds scored six of their seven runs in the second and third innings. Elijah Cabell recorded an RBI double and Adanson Cruz plated one. Cabell came across on a wild pitch to close out the second.
In the third, Aaron McKeithan brought in one. Jesus Orecchia and Cabell both plated one to increase the lead to 6-3. Jeremy Rivas came across on a wild pitch in the seventh.
Gustavo Rodriguez pitched the final three innings with only two walks surrendered. The 21-year-old struck out four batters and saved his second game.
Cabell went 3-for-3 with a walk, one run scored and two RBI. Brady Whalen, McKeithan and Orecchia all had two hits. The lineup had 12 hits but struck out 14 times. Matt Chamberlain had a very rough night at the plate with a platinum sombrero (five strikeouts in five at-bats).
Friday’s game: vs. St. Lucie, RHP Bryan Pope (0-1, 3.60) vs. LHP Javier Atenico (1-0, 2.37) 5:30 CT
The Florida Complex League Cardinals (7-5) fell to the Astros Orange (6-6) at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The Cards used seven pitchers in the contest.
Starter Diorys Guerrero pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings with two hits, three walks and five strikeouts yielded. Ludwin Jimenez tossed 1 1/3 innings with a run surrendered on two hits and two strikeouts. Augusto Calderon took his second loss after an unearned run given up in the fifth inning.
The only Cardinal run came in the fourth inning as Patrick Romeri plated Lizandro Espinoza via a sacrifice fly.
Edwin Nunez threw two scoreless innings with a walk and two strikeouts. Wilmer Ortega pitched a scoreless inning. Omar Sanchez only went 1/3 of an inning with a run and three walks surrendered. Yordy Richard was charged with no runs in 2/3 of an inning.
The Cardinals had four hits and drew four walks. Espinoza had two of the four hits and Won-Bin Cho walked twice. The lineup went 1-for-3 with runners in scoring position.
Friday’s game: at FCL Astros Orange, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT
The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (6-8) topped the Mariners (6-6) on Thursday morning in a seven-inning contest.
Starter Ronny Oliver tossed three innings with three runs surrendered on three hits, three walks and four strikeouts. Juan Severino threw two innings and gave up two runs, three hits and a walk.
The Cardinals scored their first two runs in the fifth inning. Maycol Justo tripled to drive in two runs. The Mariners added a run in the home half to increase their lead to 5-2.
Esteban Contreras recorded his first win of the season after an inning pitched. Omar Yanez closed out the game and took his first save of the year.
The lineup mounted a comeback in the seventh inning with five runs scored. Yordalin Pena plated one and Yancel Guerrero scored three with a triple. Keshawn Rombley brought in one more to make the score 7-5.
The Cardinals left nine runners on base but still took advantage of seven hits and nine walks. Justo and Luis Rodriguez both had two hits. Guerrero recorded three RBI with a bases clearing triple.
Friday’s game: vs. DSL Nationals, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT
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