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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 24, 2022

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.



Memphis 4 at Indianapolis 3

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.

Conner Capel

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

Springfield 11 at NW Arkansas 2

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.

Dalton Roach

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.

Julio Rodriguez

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

Peoria 6 at South Bend 9 (10 innings)

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.

Carlos Soto

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

Palm Beach 7, St. Lucie 3

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.

Inohan Paniagua

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 J. Rodriguez

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.

Elijah Cabell

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

FCL Cardinals 1, FCL Astros Orange 3

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.

Lizandro Espinoza

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

DSL Cardinals 7 at DSL Mariners 5 (7 innings)

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.

Yancel Guerrero

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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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 21, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 0-2 on Monday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is shortstop Lizandro Espinoza who went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored for the FCL Cardinals. Other standouts include Benjamin Arias, Samuel Fabian and Yordalin Pena.

Results from games played Monday, June 20th.



Memphis Redbirds – Off

Tuesday’s game: at Indianapolis, TBA vs. TBA 6:05 CT

Springfield Cardinals – Off

Tuesday’s game: at NW Arkansas, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT

Peoria Chiefs – Off

Tuesday’s game: at South Bend, TBA vs. TBA 6:05 CT

Palm Beach Cardinals – Off

Tuesday’s game: vs. St. Lucie, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals 2, FCL Astros Blue 9 (8 innings)

 The Florida Complex League Cardinals (7-4) fell to the Astros (3-8) after the game was suspended in the eighth inning due to lightning.

Starter Benjamin Arias tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings with two hits, two walks and four strikeouts yielded. Yonael Dominguez threw 1 2/3 innings with a solo home run surrendered. Ettore Giulianelli took his first loss after he gave up two unearned runs.

Benjamin Arias

The first Cardinal run came in the third inning off the bat of Lizandro Espinoza. The shortstop hit a solo shot, the first of his professional career. Luis Pino drove in Espinoza in the sixth inning.

Americo Lugo and Randel Clemente closed the last two innings. Lugo was charged with two unearned runs on three hits and two strikeouts. Clemente had a rough outing with four runs given up on five hits.

Lizandro Espinoza

The Cardinals lineup had four hits, five walks and 11 strikeouts after batting for only seven innings. Espinoza went 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Pino had two hits and Won-Bin Cho walked twice.

Cho and Espinoza both stole a bag. Raul Guzman, Javier Bolivar and Clemente all committed an error, leading to four unearned runs.

Tuesday’s game: at FCL Astros Blue, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT

DSL Cardinals 0 at DSL Cubs Blue 3

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (5-7) were shut out by the Cubs Blue (5-7) on Monday morning.

Darlin Saladin pitched four innings with a run yielded on two hits and two walks. The right-hander fanned four and recorded his third loss. Samuel Fabian threw two hitless innings. Henry Gomez tossed one inning with an unearned run surrendered on three hits. Omar Yanez gave up a run in one inning.

Darlin Saladin

The Cardinals recorded only four hits against the Cubs. Yordalin Pena went 2-for-4. Yaisel Ramos and Keshawn Rombley had a hit each. The lineup left all four runners on base and did not walk.

Pena stole a bag, the first of his professional career. The Cubs took six bases in six tries, all with Luis Rodriguez catching. Four came while Saladin was pitching.

Tuesday’s game: vs. DSL Tigers 2, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 20, 2022

photo: Austin Romine (Jay Biggerstaff/USA TODAY Sports)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-3 on Sunday with the lone win from Memphis. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is catcher Austin Romine who went 2-for-4 with three RBI in his Memphis debut. Other standouts include Gordon Graceffo, Masyn Winn and Tyler Reichenborn.

Results from games played Sunday, June 19th.



Memphis 7, Nashville 6

The Memphis Redbirds (38-28) edged the Nashville Sounds (MIL, 39-26) at AutoZone Park on Sunday afternoon.

Matthew Liberatore threw five innings with three runs, two earned, surrendered on six hits and two walks. The left-hander fanned five.

The Redbirds scored three runs over the first three innings. Catcher Austin Romine made his Memphis debut and recorded a double to drive in two. Alec Burleson plated one in the third inning. After the Sounds responded in the fifth with three runs, the Redbirds took the lead after Luken Baker drove in Paul DeJong.

Austin Romine

With a 4-3 lead, Nashville scored two in the seventh but was answered with two Memphis runs in the home half. Baker scored his second of the game and Romine plated his third. DeJong added an insurance run in the eighth.

Aaron Brooks tossed the remaining four innings with three runs yielded on six hits and three walks. The right-hander struck out two and earned his third win. DeJong’s insurance run proved to be key after the Sounds hit a solo shot in the ninth.

Romine went 2-for-4 with three RBI in his first game with the Redbirds. Baker had two hits, two RBI and a run scored. Ben DeLuzio had two hits and two walks and Burleson had a hit, two walks, an RBI and a run scored. The lineup left nine runners on base, walked seven times and struck out only five times.

Scott Hurst stole his sixth bag of the year. He also made a throwing error and recorded an outfield assist in right field.

The Redbirds split the series with first place Nashville this week and are 1.5 games behind.

Tuesday’s game: at Indianapolis, TBA vs. TBA 6:05 CT

Springfield 2, Corpus Christi 4

The Springfield Cardinals (25-38) fell late to the Corpus Christi Hooks (HOU, 28-35) at Hammons Field on Sunday.

Gordon Graceffo threw a solid seven innings with two runs yielded on three hits, no walks and six strikeouts. TCN’s no. 12 prospect has a combined 1.67 ERA between Peoria and Springfield this year.

Gordon Graceffo

The Cardinals scored one run in both the fourth and fifth innings. Moisés Gómez hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Masyn Winn slammed his fourth home run in Double-A in the fifth inning.

Masyn Winn

Freddy Pacheco absorbed his fifth loss after he yielded two runs in the ninth inning, breaking the 2-2 tie. The right-hander pitched two innings and gave up two hits, one walk and fanned three.

Winn and Jordan Walker recorded the only Cardinal hits. Nick Dunn had three walks and the lineup took nine free passes. Malcom Nunez struck out three times. The team went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

The Cardinals were 2-4 at home against the Hooks this week. They are in last place in the Texas League North, 12 games behind Tulsa.

Tuesday’s game: at NW Arkansas, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT

Peoria 5, West Michigan 7

At Dozer Park, the Peoria Chiefs (27-36) fell to the West Michigan Whitecaps (DET, 30-33) after a late comeback attempt fell short.

Dionys Rodriguez tossed 4 2/3 innings and gave up four runs, three earned, on three hits and four walks. The right-hander fell to 1-7 this season. Enmanuel Solano pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout yielded.

In the third, Tyler Reichenborn hit his third homer in Peoria, a solo shot. Osvaldo Tovalin drove in Mike Antico in the fifth inning.

Tyler Reichenborn

Leonardo Taveras threw an inning with one run surrendered on three hits. Nathanael Heredia was charged with two runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings. Andre Granillo tossed a scoreless inning with a walk and two strikeouts.

The Chiefs mounted a late comeback attempt in the ninth inning. Tovalin doubled to bring in two runs and make the score 7-4. Todd Lott doubled and plated Tovalin to make it a two-run game with one out. With the tying run at the plate, L.J. Jones had a 10 pitch at-bat that ended with a strikeout. Aaron Antonini was the final hope for the Chiefs but lined out.

The Chiefs recorded nine hits and five walks but only scored five. Lott and Luis Rodriguez had two hits each. Tovalin went 1-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored. Reichenborn went 1-for-2 with three walks, two runs scored and an RBI.

Reichenborn stole his seventh base of the season. Antico took two bags and leads the Midwest League with 31.

The Chiefs went 2-4 against the Whitecaps this week. They currently sit in fifth place in the Midwest League West and are 14 games behind Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday’s game: at South Bend, TBA vs. TBA 6:05 CT

Palm Beach 2 at Clearwater 6

The Palm Beach Cardinals (27-34) fell to the Clearwater Threshers (PHI, 32-30) at BayCare Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

Trent Baker tossed 3 1/3 innings and gave up four runs, two earned, on three hits and two walks. TCN’s no. 30 prospect fanned six and recorded his sixth loss.

After the Threshers scored two runs in the first, the Beach Birds responded in the third. Jhon Torres doubled to score two runs.

Jhon Torres

Jose Moreno pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings with a walk and one strikeout yielded. Andrew Marrero surrendered two runs on two hits in one inning. Nelfri Contreras threw a hitless eighth inning.

The Cardinals only had five hits and two walks. Torres recorded the only RBI and extra base hit. The lineup did not threaten often, going 2-for-4 with runners in scoring position and leaving four runners on base.

Palm Beach dropped three straight at Clearwater this weekend after they won the first three games. The Cardinals are in third place of the Florida State League East, 12.5 games behind St. Lucie.

Tuesday’s game: vs. St. Lucie, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals – Off

Monday’s game: vs. FCL Astros Blue, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT

DSL Cardinals – Off

Monday’s game: at DSL Cubs Blue, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT

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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 19, 2022

photo: Michael YaSenka (Peoria Chiefs)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-3 on Saturday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Peoria reliever Michael YaSenka, who went five scoreless innings with only one hit given up. Other standouts include Osvaldo Tovalin, Carlos Guarate and Luis Rodriguez.

Results from games played Saturday, June 18th.



Memphis 3, Nashville 5

The Memphis Redbirds (37-28) fell to the Nashville Sounds (MIL, 39-25) on Saturday night at AutoZone Park.

In a bullpen game, Thomas Parsons started and threw four innings with three runs yielded on three hits and three walks. The right-hander fanned six and recorded his first loss. James Naile surrendered two runs, one earned, on two hits in two innings.

Irving Lopez plated one run in the third but the Sounds responded with three in the visitor’s half of the frame. Pedro Pages recorded his first RBI with Memphis via a sacrifice fly in the fourth. The Redbirds tried to mount a comeback in the ninth but could only bring across one as Clint Coulter drove in Cory Spangenberg.

Cory Spangenberg

Zach McAllister tossed two scoreless innings and struck out four batters. Kodi Whitley closed out the game with a hit yielded.

The Redbirds had seven hits, three walks and struck out 15 times, including three each by the first two batters, Lars Nootbaar and Paul DeJong. Spangenberg had two hits and came home twice. Coulter went 2-for-2 with an RBI. The lineup left six runners on base.

Spangenberg stole his ninth base of the year.

Sunday’s game: vs. Nashville, LHP Matthew Liberatore (4-3, 3.72) vs. RHP Ethan Small 2:05 CT

Springfield 5, Corpus Christi 10

The Springfield Cardinals (25-37) lost to the Corpus Christi Hooks (HOU, 27-35) at Hammons Field on Saturday.

Starter Michael McGreevy pitched four innings with five runs, four earned, surrendered on seven hits. The prospect right-hander fanned six and recorded his second Double-A loss. Tyler Pike tossed an inning with three runs given up on two hits and four walks.

Masyn Winn scored in the first after a wild pitch. Nick Dunn plated one in the third. Matt Koperniak hit a solo shot and Jonah Davis grounded out to score another run in the fourth. Malcom Nunez hit his eighth home run of the year in the seventh.

Malcom Nuñez

Ryan Loutos yielded two runs, one earned, on a hit and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. Johan Quezada closed out the remaining 2 1/3 innings with no runs given up. The right-hander walked one and fanned three.

Dunn was the only player in the lineup with two hits. The Cardinals struck out 15 times, including three by Masyn Winn, and went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Sunday’s game: vs. Corpus Christi, RHP Gordon Graceffo (2-1, 2.78) vs. RHP Adrian Chaidez (2-0, 7.33) 1:35 CT

Peoria 8, West Michigan 2

The Peoria Chiefs (27-35) topped the West Michigan Whitecaps (DET, 29-33) after an impressive eight run first inning.

In his Peoria debut, Edgar Manzo tossed four innings with two runs given up on five hits, no walks and four strikeouts.

Osvaldo Tovalin

Osvaldo Tovalin made his first start for the Chiefs and hit a three-run shot in the first. Aaron Antonini and Carlos Soto both scored on a fielding error to make the score 5-0. Mike Antico brought in a run and came across on a wild pitch. The Chiefs recorded seven hits, two walks and eight runs in the first inning.

Michael YaSenka threw an impressive five scoreless innings with only one hit surrendered. The right-hander struck out five and earned his first win.

Michael YaSenka

Antico went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Soto and Tyler Reichenborn also recorded two hits. Tovalin went 1-for-2 with two walks and a three-run home run.

Sunday’s game: vs. West Michigan, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (1-6, 4.58) vs. TBA 1:35 CT

Palm Beach 4 at Clearwater 5

The Palm Beach Cardinals (27-33) fell to the Clearwater Threshers (PHI, 31-30) at BayCare Ballpark on Saturday.

Starter Bryan Pope yielded five runs, one earned, on three hits, two walks and two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Carlos Guarate closed out the remaining 4 1/3 innings with only two hits given up.

With a tie game in the fourth, the Threshers scored all five runs. Sander Mora committed a fielding error with two outs. This led to a grand slam for Clearwater.

The Beach Birds scored four runs over the fifth and sixth innings. Matt Chamberlain hit a two-run shot in the fifth and Jhon Torres added his two-run homer in the sixth. The Cardinals did not score again after the sixth inning.

Jhon Torres

Darlin Moquete, Aaron McKeithan and Torres all recorded two hits. The lineup recorded eight hits but only four came across to score.

Sunday’s game: at Clearwater, RHP Trent Baker (4-5, 2.70) vs. LHP Matt Osterberg (0-5, 4.50) 11:00 CT

FCL Cardinals 6, FCL Nationals 1

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (7-3) defeated the Nationals (5-4) at Roger Dean Stadium on Saturday morning. Starter Jose Davila tossed 4 1/3 innings with a run surrendered on a hit, one walk and four strikeouts. Alejandro Cervantes threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings with three walks and one strikeout yielded.

Jose Davila

The Cardinals scored all six runs in the sixth inning. Palm Beach rehabber Patrick Romeri tripled to bring in a run. In his professional debut, Won-Bin Cho recorded his first hit, a single, and plated Romeri. Francis Reynoso doubled to bring in a run and Samil De La Rosa hit a three-run homer to make the score 6-1.

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Enrique Saldana took his second win after he pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings. Brayan Ramirez tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Yordy Richard pitched the remaining 2/3 of an inning with no hits charged.

Romeri recorded the only multi-hit game with two. Cho, TCN’s no. 20 prospect, went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in his debut. The lineup went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Monday’s game: vs. FCL Astros Blue, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT (The Cardinals are off Sunday)

DSL Cardinals 7, DSL D-backs Red 6

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (5-6) edged the Diamondbacks Red (3-7) on Saturday morning. The Cardinals used six different pitchers in the contest led by starter Leonel Sequera, who tossed four innings with two runs yielded on five hits, two walks and four strikeouts.

The Cardinals scored three runs over the fourth and fifth innings. Miguel Vargas hit a two-run shot in the fourth. Yaisel Ramos tripled to bring in a run in the fifth inning.

Jovi Galvez could not record an out in the fifth inning and gave up a run on a hit and three walks. Oliver Lopez threw two hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. Diego Dominguez earned his first win after one inning pitched and a run surrendered on two hits. Juan Severino pitched one inning with a run yielded on two hits. Miguel Martinez took his first save of the season. The right-hander was charged with a run on one hit, two walks and two strikeouts.

In the seventh, the Cardinals added three more runs. Luis Rodriguez hit a three-run home run, the first of the 17-year-old’s career. Yancel Guerrero came across on a wild pitch in the eighth inning to make the score 7-5.

Luis Rodriguez

Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored. Ramos had two hits with an RBI. The lineup went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times but found a way to win.

Guerrero stole his first bag of the season.

Monday’s game: at DSL Cubs Blue, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT (The Cardinals are off Sunday)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 17, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 4-2 on Thursday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, DSL shortstop Maycol Justo, went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Other standouts include Zach McAllister, L.J. Jones and Hayes Heinecke.

Results from games played Thursday, June 16th.



Memphis 7, Nashville 6

The Memphis Redbirds (37-26) edged the Nashville Sounds (MIL, 37-25) at AutoZone Park on Thursday.

Angel Rondón recorded his third win despite surrendering five of the six Nashville runs. The right-hander yielded five hits, three walks and five strikeouts in five innings.

The Redbirds scored an impressive six runs in the third inning. In his first rehab start, St. Louis outfielder Corey Dickerson hit a two-run shot. Luken Baker brought in a run and Evan Mendoza plated two. Cory Spangenberg added one more in the fourth.

Corey Dickerson

Zach McAllister had a solid two scoreless innings with a hit given up and two strikeouts. Blake Parker tossed 2/3 of an inning with a hit and two walks charged. Kodi Whitley threw the remaining 1 1/3 innings and recorded his second save. The right-hander surrendered one run on three hits and three strikeouts.

Alec Burleson, Spangenberg and Mendoza had two hits each. The Redbirds recorded 13 hits and left eight runners on base. Dickerson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in his first rehab start.

Friday’s game: vs. Nashville, RHP Jake Woodford (0-0, 3.86) vs. RHP Caleb Boushley (7-2, 3.20) 7:05 CT

Springfield 3, Corpus Christi 5

The Springfield Cardinals (25-35) fell to the Corpus Christi Hooks (HOU, 25-35) at Hammons Field on Thursday.

Connor Lunn pitched three innings with a run yielded on three hits and two strikeouts. Garrett Williams took his second loss after he surrendered two runs on solo homers. The left-hander fanned five in 2 2/3 innings.

Justin Toerner scored after a wild pitch in the third inning. In the seventh, Toerner singled to drive in two to make the deficit 5-3.

Justin Toerner

Johan Quezada threw 1 1/3 innings with two runs given up on four hits and two walks. Michael Brettell closed out the last two innings with three strikeouts and one hit.

Toerner went 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBI and one run. The Cardinals fanned 12 times and went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Malcom Nunez stole a bag and Moisés Gómez recorded an outfield assist.

Friday’s game: vs. Corpus Christi, RHP Edgar Escobar (3-3, 5.64) vs. RHP Cody Deason (0-3, 9.00) 7:05 CT

Peoria 13, West Michigan 9

The Peoria Chiefs (26-34) outslugged the West Michigan Whitecaps (DET, 28-32) on Thursday night at Dozer Park. Zane Mills had a rough night on the bump with eight runs, four earned, given up on 10 hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings.

With the Chiefs down 5-0 in the third, the bats came alive with at least one run scored every inning after. L.J. Jones hit his third homer of the season, a three-run shot, in the fourth. Tyler Reichenborn hit a two-run home run in the fifth, his second in Peoria.

LJ Jones IV

Nathanael Heredia pitched 2 1/3 innings with one run yielded on four hits. The left hander fanned two and recorded his first win. Andre Granillo closed out the game with a scoreless ninth.

In the sixth, Carlos Soto hit his third home run of the year, a three-run shot. Francisco Hernandez plated one in the seventh and Thomas Francisco scored two. Ramon Mendoza brought across one with a sacrifice bunt. To top the night off, Todd Lott hit a solo shot in the eighth, his third for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs scored nine of their 13 runs on the long ball. Lott went 3-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored. Jones had one hit, two walks, three RBI and three runs. Soto recorded two hits with a three-run homer. The top four in the lineup came across nine times.

Hernandez stole his 13th base of the year.

Friday’s game: vs. West Michigan, LHP John Beller (2.0, 2.66) vs. RHP Jordan Marks (0-4, 5.98) 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 7 at Clearwater 5 (13 innings)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (27-31) topped the Clearwater Threshers (PHI, 29-30) in a long 13 inning contest.

This was a bullpen game that led to six pitchers taking the mound. Starter Chris Gerard threw one scoreless inning with two hits given up and two strikeouts. Alex Cornwell tossed 3 2/3 innings with one run surrendered on five hits, a walk and three strikeouts. Alfredo Ruiz gave up a solo home run in 1 1/3 innings.

Aaron McKeithan hit a solo shot in the second inning, his second of 2022. The catcher was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning to bring across a run. Jhon Torres doubled to plate two more and take a 4-2 lead. The Threshers tied the game in the ninth.

Andrew Marrero pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts. Gustavo Rodriguez gave up two runs on a hit, a walk and four strikeouts in two innings. Hayes Heinecke yielded an unearned run in three innings with five strikeouts.

Hayes Heinecke

With a 4-4 tie in the ninth, the contest went into extra innings. The two teams exchanged runs in the 11th. Sander Mora scored on a fielder’s choice. The Threshers responded with one to tie the game again. In the 13th, Jeremy Rivas and Osvaldo Tovalin both plated a run to take the lead.

Heinecke recorded a hitless 13th and earned his second win.

The Beach Birds went 4-for-22 with runners in scoring position with left 15 runners on base. Tovalin and Torres both had three hits. The lineup struck out 16 times but the pitching staff fanned 17 batters.

Friday’s game: at Clearwater, RHP Inohan Paniagua (3-3, 2.21) vs. LHP Jordi Martinez (1-3, 4.50) 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals 4 at FCL Mets 5 (10 innings)

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (5-3) were walked off by the FCL Mets (6-2) in the 10th inning at St. Lucie Sports Complex on Thursday.

Starter Diorys Guerrero threw four innings with a run surrendered on three hits and five strikeouts. Randel Clemente gave up two runs on two hits in 1 2/3 innings. Augusto Calderon pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 innings with three hits yielded.

Diorys Guerrero

The Cardinals plated two runs in the second inning after the Mets scored one in the first. Hansel Otamendi drove in one and Fernando Diaz tripled to bring in Otamendi. Lizandro Espinoza scored on a fielder’s choice in the eighth and the game went into extra innings.

Ettore Giulianelli threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts and Omar Sanchez tossed a scoreless 2/3 of an inning with two walks and one strikeout.

In the 10th, Carlos Linarez scored on a throwing error to take the lead. In the bottom half, the Mets scored two runs to win the contest. Ludwin Jimenez surrendered the game-winning run and took his first loss. The right-hander yielded two runs, one earned, on two hits and two strikeouts.

The Cards’ lineup went 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position and struck out 15 times. Espinoza recorded two of the five Cardinal hits. The shortstop is 10-for-25 (.400) so far this season.

Samil De La Rosa stole two bags. Fernando Diaz and Carlos Linarez stole one base each.

Friday’s game: at FCL Nationals, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT

DSL Cardinals 10, DSL Angels 4

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (3-6) topped the DSL Angels (4-4) on Thursday afternoon. Ronny Oliver tossed four innings with two runs surrendered on three hits, one walk and four strikeouts.

The Cardinals scored all 10 runs in the third through fifth innings. Jonathan Mejia doubled to bring in a run. Maycol Justo plated Mejia and Justo scored on a fielding error. Arfeni Batista drove in one more in the third. Yancel Guerrero scored on a wild pitch and Justo hit a solo shot in the fourth. In the fifth, Miguel Vargas plated one. Mejia walked with the bases loaded and Guerrero scored on a wild pitch. Justo drove in another run to make the score 10-2.

Henry Gomez threw two scoreless innings with a hit given up. The right-hander earned his second win. Esteban Contreras pitched one inning with two runs yielded on two hits and three walks. Bruno Lopez was charged with no runs with two strikeouts in the last two innings of the game.

Maycol Justo

Justo went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Batista also had three hits with an RBI and a run. The Cardinals had 15 hits, four walks but struck out 12 times.

Yaisel Ramos stole his first base of the season.

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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 14, 2022

photo: Luis Mario Pino (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-1 on Monday with the FCL taking the win. The Cardinal Nation’s Players of the Day are FCL’s Luis Pino and Francis Reynoso. Pino had two hits, three RBI and two runs scored. Reynoso had three hits, one RBI and two runs scored.



Results from games played Monday, June 13th.

Memphis Redbirds – Off

Tuesday’s game: vs. Nashville, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT

Springfield Cardinals – Off

Tuesday’s game: vs. Corpus Christi, TBA vs. TBA 6:35 CT

Peoria Chiefs – Off

Tuesday’s game: vs. West Michigan, TBA vs. RHP Dylan Smith (5-4, 3.57)  6:05 CT

Palm Beach Cardinals – Off

Tuesday’s game: at Clearwater, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals 10, FCL Marlins 9

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (4-2) walked off the Marlins (2-4) after the opposition scored six runs in the ninth on Monday. Benjamin Arias tossed four innings with a run given up on two hits and two walks. The right-hander fanned two.

Benjamin Arias

After the Marlins scored one in the second, the Cardinals responded with two in the home half. Luis Pino blasted a two-run shot, his first of the season. The Cardinals added four more over the fourth and fifth innings. Jose Cordoba hit a three-run home run in the fourth and Samil De La Rosa plated one in the fifth.

Luis Piño

In relief, Americo Lugo yielded a run on a hit and three walks in 2/3 of an inning. Victor Villanueva threw a scoreless 1 1/3 innings. Ettore Guilianelli pitched one inning with a run surrendered on a hit and two walks. Yordy Richard gave up four runs in the eighth inning on four hits, a walk and three strikeouts. Enrique Saldana was charged with two runs, one earned, in the ninth and took his first win.

In the seventh, the Cardinals scored three runs to take a 9-3 lead. Francis Reynoso plated one and Pino drove in another run. De La Rosa came across on a wild pitch.

The Marlins scored six runs in the ninth to tie the game. The Cardinals walked off the game in the home half as Raul Guzman came across on a wild pitch. He was hit by a pitch and stole second before a double by Romtres Cabrera put him on third.

Francis Reynoso

Reynoso went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored. Pino had two hits, one walk, three RBI and two runs. The lineup went 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times.

Carlos Linarez and Guzman both stole a bag.

Tuesday’s game: vs. FCL Mets, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT

DSL Cardinals 0 at DSL Mariners 4

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (2-5) were shut out by the Mariners (4-2) on Monday afternoon.

Starter Darlin Saladin yielded three runs in two innings. The right-hander surrendered four hits, one walk, three strikeouts and received his second loss. Omar Yanez threw a scoreless two innings on two hits, one walk and fanned four. Oliver Lopez pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings with a hit, three walks and two strikeouts. Juan Severino tossed 1 1/3 innings with a run, a hit and five walks yielded. Junior Chirinos threw a hitless inning.

Omar Yanez

The Cardinals only recorded two hits – from Arfeni Batista and Anyelo Encarnacion. The Cards struck out 15 times and left seven runners on base.

Encarnacion stole two bases and Jonathan Mejia took one.

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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 13, 2022

photo: Masyn Winn (Ryan Dowd/Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 4-1 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Masyn Winn, had three hits and three RBI in Springfield’s win. The shortstop was a triple away from the cycle. Other standouts include Paul DeJong, Freddy Pacheco and Wilfredo Pereira.



Results from games played Sunday, June 12th.

Memphis 5, Durham 4

The Memphis Redbirds (35-25) edged the Durham Bulls (TB, 31-29) at AutoZone Park on Sunday. Connor Thomas tossed six innings with two runs surrendered on two hits. The left-hander struck out five and recorded his fourth win.

Connor Thomas

The Redbirds scored all five runs in the first four innings. In the first, Paul DeJong began with a sacrifice fly. Irving Lopez plated one in the third and DeJong followed with a two-run homer, his ninth of the season in Memphis. Cory Spangenberg hit a solo shot in the fourth, his seventh of 2022.

Paul DeJong

The bullpen kept the Redbirds in the game with two solo home runs given up. Zach McAllister threw one inning with a hit yielded. Blake Parker surrendered the two solo shots and struck out two in an inning. Junior Fernández saved his fourth game of the year and fanned two.

DeJong went 2-for-3 with three RBI and has seven home runs in June so far. Ben DeLuzio went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. The lineup left only three runners on base.

Evan Mendoza and DeLuzio both stole a bag. Mendoza has eight and DeLuzio has 18 this year.

Memphis went 4-2 against Durham this week and are 1.5 games back of Nashville, who are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Nashville, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 7 at Midland 4 (10 innings)

The Springfield Cardinals (23-34) topped the Midland RockHounds (OAK, 26-31) on Sunday at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Michael McGreevy pitched six innings with two runs given up on six hits and a walk.

Michael McGreevy

Masyn Winn hit his third Double-A home run in the first inning. The RockHounds responded with two runs in the home half. Moisés Gómez had an RBI double in the third and Winn recorded an RBI double in the fourth to power the Cards into a 3-2 lead. In the seventh, Malcom Nunez plated one to increase the lead to 4-2.

Johan Quezada surrendered a two-run shot in the seventh to tie the game. Freddy Pacheco tossed two innings with one hit yielded and four strikeouts. The right-hander recorded his first win. Ryan Loutos saved his first game for Springfield with a hitless 10th inning and two strikeouts.

In the 10th, the Cardinals scored three runs to take the lead. Nunez doubled to drive in a run. Delvin Pérez and Winn each recorded an RBI to increase the lead to 7-4.

Masyn Winn

Winn had three hits with three RBI and was a triple away from the cycle. Nunez had three hits with two RBI and a run scored. Gómez also had three hits and Nick Dunn recorded two. The lineup went 7-for-18 with runners in scoring position.

Springfield went 3-3 against Midland this week. The Cardinals sit in last place in the Texas League North, 10 games behind Wichita.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Corpus Christi, TBA vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 1, Quad Cities 8

The Peoria Chiefs (25-32) fell to the Quad Cities River Bandits (KC, 21-36) at Dozer Park on Sunday. The Chiefs were shut out until the 9th inning.

Wilfredo Pereira

Wilfredo Pereira tossed five innings with an unearned run surrendered on a hit and a walk. The right-hander fanned seven and took his second loss. Nathanael Heredia threw two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. The game got away when Colin Schmid gave up five runs in 1 1/3 innings on four hits, three home runs and a walk. Enmanuel Solano closed out the final 2/3 of an inning with two runs, one earned, yielded on two hits and two walks.

The only Peoria run came in the ninth inning off the bat of Tommy Jew as a throwing error scored Thomas Francisco.

The Chiefs recorded seven hits. Jacob Buchberger had the only multi-hit game with two. The lineup went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position. The defense committed three errors.

Mike Antico stole his 27th bag of the season.

The Chiefs went 4-2 against the River Bandits this week and are 12 games behind Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday’s game: vs. West Michigan, TBA vs. TBA 6:05 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 3 at Tampa 2 (Game 1, 7 innings)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (23-31) beat the Tampa Tarpons (NYY, 24-32) in Game 1 of the doubleheader on Sunday. This replaced Saturday’s rained out contest.

Bryan Pope yielded the only two Tampa runs in the third inning. The right-hander surrendered five hits and two walks in four innings.

The Beach Birds scored all three runs in the fifth inning. Osvaldo Tovalin plated one and Adanson Cruz scored on a wild pitch. Brady Whalen brought in the go-ahead run with a single.

Alex Cornwell

Alex Cornwell tossed the final three innings with a hit and a walk given up with three strikeouts. The win was Cornwell’s first of the season.

Darlin Moquete and Whalen each had two hits, including a double. The lineup went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times in seven innings.

Palm Beach 2 at Tampa 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (24-31) edged the Tampa Tarpons (NYY, 24-33) at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Sunday’s Game 2. Carlos Guarate threw five innings with one run surrendered on five hits. The right-hander fanned three and earned his second win.

Carlos Guarate

The Cardinals scored both runs in the third inning off the bat of Matt Chamberlain. The center fielder singled with the bases loaded to drive in two runs.

Matt Chamberlain

Gustavo Rodriguez pitched two scoreless innings and yielded one hit with two strikeouts. The right-hander saved his first game.

The Beach Birds had five hits and went 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position. The lineup fanned 10 times and walked twice.

The Cardinals went 4-2 against the Tarpons this week. They are 12.5 games behind St. Lucie.

Tuesday’s game: at Clearwater, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

FCL Cardinals – Off Sunday

Monday’s game: vs. FCL Marlins, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT

DSL Cardinals – Off Sunday

Monday’s game: at DSL Mariners, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 12, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals went 5-0 on Saturday with every team taking a win except for Palm Beach who rained out. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is FCL Cardinals 1B Francis Reynoso, who went 4-for-5 with four RBI and four runs scored. The 19-year-old was a single away from the cycle. Memphis SS Paul DeJong had two home runs and five RBI for the Redbirds.

Results from games played Saturday, June 11th.

Memphis 9, Durham 2

The Memphis Redbirds (34-25) topped the Durham Bulls (TB, 31-28) at AutoZone Park on Saturday. Jake Woodford went four innings with one run surrendered on three hits and four walks. The right-hander struck out four.

Thomas Parsons earned his fourth win after two innings pitched with one run yielded and two strikeouts.

Alec Burleson drove in a run in the first inning via sacrifice fly. In the third, Scott Hurst plated one and Ali Sánchez scored on a wild pitch in the fourth. Paul DeJong hit a solo shot in the fifth, his seventh of the season in Memphis.

Jacob Bosiokovic, Kyle Ryan and Kodi Whitley all pitched a scoreless inning. Bosiokovic gave up a hit and fanned one. Ryan was charged with two hits and Whitley yielded a walk.

The Redbirds closed out the game with four runs in the eighth. Luken Baker scored on a wild pitch. DeJong blasted his second homer of the game, a three run shot.

Paul DeJong

Memphis tallied seven hits and six walks. The lineup went 4-for-14 with runners in scoring position. DeJong had two home runs and five RBI. Cory Spangenberg and Evan Mendoza both had two hits.

The Redbirds came out running on Saturday night. Ben DeLuzio and Hurst both stole two bags. Mendoza also stole a base.

Sunday’s game: vs. Durham, LHP Connor Thomas (3-2, 4.07) vs. RHP Ryan Yarbrough, 2:05 CT

Springfield 8 at Midland 1

The Springfield Cardinals (22-34) defeated the Midland RockHounds (OAK, 26-30) on Saturday at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Connor Lunn and Garrett Williams both pitched two scoreless innings. Lunn surrendered one hit and fanned two. Williams had two perfect innings with four strikeouts.

The Cardinals scored five runs in the sixth inning. Chandler Redmond, Malcolm Nunez and Matt Koperniak all walked with the bases loaded. Delvin Pérez plated two with a single.

Edgar Escobar received his third win of the season after he pitched five solid innings with seven strikeouts. The right-hander gave up one run on three hits and a walk.

Edgar Escobar

In the eighth, the Cardinals added on three more runs. Pérez walked with the bases loaded and Nunez scored on a balk. Masyn Winn brought in the final run with a sacrifice fly.

Springfield walked nine times and struck out eight times. Winn went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Nick Dunn had two hits with a run scored. Pérez recorded three RBI and stole his 12th bag of the year.

Sunday’s game: at Midland, RHP Michael McGreevy (2-1, 4.41) vs. LHP David Leal (0-2, 4.40), 2:00 CT

Peoria 5, Quad Cities 3

The Peoria Chiefs (25-31) edged the Quad Cities River Bandits (KC, 20-36) after a late comeback attempt from the opposition.

Zane Mills earned his first win in Peoria after six solid innings. The right-hander yielded two runs, one earned, on five hits and one walk. Nick Trogrlic-Iverson tossed two hitless innings with a walk and four strikeouts.

The Chiefs scored one run in both the first and second innings. Todd Lott drove in a run after he grounded into a double play. Carlos Soto hit his second home run of the year in the second.

Two more runs were added in the fifth after Mike Antico blasted a two-run shot, his sixth of the season. Thomas Francisco added an insurance run in the eighth with an RBI groundout.

Mike Antico

Leonardo Taveras ran into some trouble in the ninth with a run, two hits and two walks given up in only 1/3 of an inning. Andre Granillo got out of the bases loaded jam and recorded his second save.

Antico went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. The center fielder has a 1.353 OPS in June. The lineup went 2-for-6 with runners in scoring position and recorded seven hits.

Noah Mendlinger stole his fifth bag of the season.

Sunday’s game: vs. Quad Cities, RHP Wilfredo Pereira (3-1, 3.73) vs. RHP Charlie Neuweiler (2-5, 6.57) 1:35 CT

Palm Beach at Tampa postponed

Due to inclement weather, the Palm Beach at Tampa Tarpons contest was postponed and will be played as a doubleheader on Sunday.

Sunday’s games: at Tampa, RHP Bryan Pope (0-0, 3.63) / RHP Trent Baker (3-5, 2.90) vs. RHP Zach Messinger (0-3, 4.67) / TBA, 11:00 CT

FCL Cardinals 15 at FCL Marlins 1

The Cardinals (3-2) walloped the Marlins (2-3) at Roger Dean Stadium on Saturday. Wilmer Ortega tossed three scoreless innings with two hits given up and four strikeouts.

Augusto Calderon received his first win after a perfect inning pitched. Ludwin Jimenez threw two innings with a run surrendered on two hits, one walk and two strikeouts.

The Cardinals scored seven runs in the top of the first. Carlos Linarez and Edgardo Rodriguez both plated one with singles. Jeremy Ramos hit an RBI double and Samil De La Rosa drove in two with a single and a throwing error from the Marlins. Francis Reynoso hit an RBI triple and Lizandro Espinoza scored the last run of the first.

Reynoso blasted a three-run home run in the fifth, his first of 2022. In the eighth, Robin Heredia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Reynoso came across again with a balk to make it 12-1 in the eighth. Jose Cordoba hit a two run shot and Luis Pino scored one in the ninth to increase the lead to 15-1.

Randel Clemente pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. Alejandro Cervantes threw a scoreless inning with a hit given up with two strikeouts and Omar Sanchez tossed a scoreless ninth.

Reynoso, the ninth hitter in the lineup, went 4-for-5 with four RBI and four runs scored. The first baseman had two doubles, a triple and a home run. Linarez and Espinoza both had two hits with an RBI and a run scored each. The lineup recorded 15 hits and four walks.

Francis Reynoso

Monday’s game: vs. FCL Marlins, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT (The Cardinals are off  Sunday)

DSL Cardinals 5, DSL Brewers (1) 4

The Cardinals (2-4) edged the Brewers (1-4) in a tight game on Saturday. Starter Henry Gomez tossed two innings with two runs given up on two hits and three walks. Bruno Lopez went two innings with six strikeouts and a run surrendered.

The Cardinals scored the first two runs in the second inning. Maycol Justo tripled to bring in two.

Diego Dominguez pitched 2 2/3 innings with one run yielded on four hits and two walks. The 17-year-old fanned two and recorded his first win. Esteban Contreras threw the final 2 1/3 innings and was charged with no runs. The right-hander struck out five and took the save.

The Cardinals took the lead after Yancel Guerrero hit a three-run blast in the sixth inning to make the score 5-3.

Yancel Guerrero

The lineup went 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position and struck out 13 times. Guerrero had two hits with three RBI and two runs scored. Justo had the other two RBI. The pitching staff fanned 14 batters but gave up eight walks.

Anyelo Encarnacion stole his second bag of 2022.

Monday’s game: at DSL Mariners, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT (The Cardinals are off Sunday)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 10, 2022

Photo: Conner Capel (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-4 on Thursday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Conner Capel, who went 2-for-4 with two walks, three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base for Memphis. Other standouts include Moisés Gómez, Todd Lott and Diorys Guerrero.

Results from games played Thursday, June 9th.

Memphis 7, Durham 10

The Memphis Redbirds (33-24) fell to the Durham Bulls (TB, 30-27) after a failed late comeback attempt at AutoZone Park on Thursday. Aaron Brooks tossed 3 1/3 innings and gave up eight runs on nine hits and four walks. The right-hander took his third loss.

The Redbirds scored their first two runs in the first two innings. Alec Burleson and Irving Lopez each plated one to take a 2-0 lead. The Bulls scored nine runs over the third and fourth innings.

Thomas Parsons threw one inning with a run yielded. Blake Parker pitched one inning with three strikeouts. Kyle Ryan, Junior Fernández and Zach McAllister each threw one inning. Ryan and McAllister each had a hitless frame. Fernández surrendered one run on three hits.

In the seventh, the Redbirds were down 9-2 but started a late comeback. Both Conner Capel and Ali Sánchez plated one in the seventh. Capel hit a three-run home run to make the score 10-7 in the eighth. Memphis could not get any more runs across in the ninth.

Conner Capel

Ben Deluzio came across three times and Capel went 2-for-4 with two walks, three RBI and two runs scored. Paul DeJong, Cory Spangenberg and Sánchez all had two hits. The Redbirds went 5-for-18 with runners in scoring position and scored seven times on 14 hits. Scott Hurst had a rough night at the plate with eight runners left on base.

Both Spangenberg and Capel stole a bag.

Friday’s game: vs. Durham, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT

Springfield 5 at Midland 14

The Springfield Cardinals (21-33) were crushed by the Midland RockHounds (OAK, 25-29) on Thursday at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Starter Dalton Roach threw 3 2/3 innings with six runs, five earned, surrendered on seven hits and a walk. The right-hander fanned four and received his fourth loss.

With the Cardinals already down 2-0 in the first, they responded in the second with a two-run blast from Chandler Redmond. He has eight home runs this season. The RockHounds scored three more in the home half to take the lead 5-2.

Domingo Robles pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up eight runs on seven hits and three walks. Michael Brettell closed out the final 1 2/3 innings with no hits yielded and two strikeouts.

Redmond plated his third of the game with a single in the sixth. Moisés Gómez hit his 20th home run of 2022 in the eighth. He is tied for the most in the MiLB.

Moisés Gómez

Gómez went 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Redmond went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Nick Dunn went 2-for-5. The lineup left six runners on base and struck out eight times.

Friday’s game: at Midland, RHP Kyle Leahy (3-5, 6.06) vs. TBA 7:00 CT

Peoria 6, Quad Cities 3

The Peoria Chiefs (23-31) topped the Quad Cities River Bandits (KC, 20-34) on Thursday at Dozer Park. Austin Love tossed five innings with nine hits surrendered but only three runs. The right-hander fanned five and received his third win.

The Chiefs came out swinging with three runs scored in the first. Mike Antico hit a leadoff home run on the second pitch of the game. Thomas Francisco plated two with a single to take a 3-0 lead in the first. Peoria added one more in the fourth after Mack Chambers drove in Francisco.

Levi Prater pitched a solid three scoreless innings with one hit and three walks yielded. The left-hander struck out three. Leonardo Taveras recorded his third save with one hit given up.

Noah Mendlinger drove in one in the sixth with an RBI groundout. Todd Lott hit a no-doubt home run in the seventh, his second in Peoria.

Todd Lott

Lott and Francisco each had two hits. The lineup left six runners on base and struck out only three times. The pitching staff was charged with 11 hits but only three came across.

Tyler Reichenborn stole his fifth base of the season.

Friday’s game: vs. Quad Cities, RHP Logan Gragg (3-4, 4.71) vs. TBA 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 0 at Tampa 4

The Palm Beach Cardinals (21-31) were shutout by the Tampa Tarpons (NYY, 24-30) at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Thursday. Starter Chris Gerard threw 5 1/3 innings with three runs surrendered on seven hits and two walks. The left-hander fanned five and received his third loss.

Gustavo Rodriguez pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings with a hit and a walk given up. Roy Garcia walked four batters in a row before he was taken out. Edgar Manzo tossed the final inning with no runs or hits yielded.

Edgar Manzo

The Cardinals lone hit came off the bat of Osvaldo Tovalin. The lineup left six runners on base and struck out 14 times. The defense turned three double plays in the game.

Friday’s game: at Tampa, RHP Inohan Paniagua (2-3, 2.33) vs. RHP Richard Fitts (0-4, 7.39) 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals 6 at FCL Astros Orange 0 (6 innings)

The Cardinals topped the Astros after the game was suspended in the sixth inning due to rain. Diorys Guerrero tossed three scoreless innings with one hit and two walks surrendered.

Victor Villanueva threw two innings and recorded the win. Ludwin Jimenez pitched 2/3 of an inning before the game was called.

In the third, Jeremy Ramos singled to bring in a run. After four walks, a wild pitch and a hit by pitch, the Cardinals were up 4-0 in the fourth inning.

The Cardinals scored one run in both the fifth and sixth innings. Carlos Linarez scored on a fielding error in the fifth and Lizandro Espionoza plated one in the sixth.

Javier Bolivar went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Samil De La Rosa came across twice and Espinoza plated two. The Cardinals went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position but recorded five walks and five hits.

Javier Bolivar

Friday’s game: vs. FCL Astros Orange, TBA vs. TBA 9:30am CT

DSL Cardinals 3 at DSL Rockies 4

The Cardinals were walked off by the Rockies on Thursday afternoon. Nelfy Ynfante tossed four innings with two runs and three hits given up. Alexander Beltre pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Omar Yanez took the loss and gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth. The right-hander yielded two runs, one earned, on one hit and two walks.

In the fifth, Luis Rodriguez plated one with a single and Yordalin Pena walked with the bases loaded. Justin Guerrero hit his first home run of the season in the eighth inning.

Justin Guerrero

Maycol Justo, Anyelo Encarnacion and Rodriguez all had two hits. The Cardinals left eight runners on base and struck out 14 times.

Both Justo and Pena stole a base.

Friday’s game: vs. DSL Rockies, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 7, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 0-2 on Monday. The Florida Complex League and Dominican Summer League began their seasons. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Lizandro Espinoza, who went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base.

Results from games played Monday, June 6th.



Memphis Redbirds – Off

Tuesday’s game: vs. Durham, LHP Connor Thomas vs. TBA 7:05 CT

Springfield Cardinals – Off

Tuesday’s game: at Midland, RHP Michael McGreevy vs. TBA 6:30 CT

Peoria Chiefs – Off

Tuesday’s game: vs. Quad Cities, RHP Wilfredo Pereira vs. TBA 6:35 CT

Palm Beach Cardinals – Off

Tuesday’s game: vs. Tampa, RHP Trent Baker vs. TBA 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals 3 at FCL Astros Blue 4

The Cardinals (0-1) fell late to the Astros (1-0) on Monday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Starter Benjamin Arias tossed three innings with an unearned run surrendered. The right hander gave up five hits, two walks and struck out one.

The Cardinals scored all three of their runs in the first inning. Jeremy Ramos plated one with a single. Carlos Linarez brought in one and Felix Taveras singled to drive in one more to take a 3-0 lead.

Alejandro Cervantes threw two hitless innings with two strikeouts. Edwin Nunez pitched two scoreless innings with a walk given up. Augusto Calderon yielded three runs, two on wild pitches, with one hit and two walks surrendered in 1/3 of an inning. Omar Sanchez tossed the final 2/3 of an inning with a hit charged.

Lizandro Espinoza had three of the six Cardinal hits. He went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. The Cardinals went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position and struck out 13 times.

Lizandro Espinoza

The Cardinals came out running in their first game. Luis Pino, Ramos, Taveras and Espinoza all stole a bag.

Tuesday’s game: vs. FCL Astros Blue, RHP Yonael Dominguez vs. TBA 11:00 CT

DSL Cardinals 3, DSL Nationals 10

The Cardinals (0-1) were wholloped by the Nationals (1-0) on Monday. Starter Darlin Saladin surrendered four runs, one earned, in three innings. The right-hander yielded four hits, two walks and received the loss. Miguel Martinez tossed two innings with four runs given up on three hits and a walk. The 19-year-old fanned three.

The three Cardinal runs came in the fourth through sixth innings. Yordalin Pena hit a solo shot in the fourth. Maycol Justo drove in one in the fifth and Jose Suarez blasted a solo homer in the sixth. By the end of the sixth inning, the score was 8-3.

Jose Suarez

Samuel Fabian and Junior Chirinos closed out the final four innings. Fabian threw two scoreless innings with three walks yielded and two strikeouts. Chirinos pitched two innings with two runs, one earned, given up on two hits and one strikeout.

Suarez went 2-for-4 with a home run. The right fielder had two of the five Cardinal hits. The lineup went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position and struck out six times.

The Cardinals committed three errors, two from shortstop Jonathan Mejia. Pena recorded an outfield assist.

Tuesday’s game: vs. DSL Cleveland Blue, RHP Jovi Galvez vs. TBA 10:00 CT


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 6, 2022

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The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-3 on Sunday with two wins from Palm Beach. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Brady Whalen, who hit a go-ahead home run for Palm Beach in game two of the doubleheader. Other standouts include Thomas Parsons, Jack Flaherty and Matt Chamberlain.

Results from games played Sunday, June 5th.



Memphis 4 at Charlotte 11

The Memphis Redbirds (31-23) fell to the Charlotte Knights (CWS, 19-35) on Sunday afternoon at Truist Field. Thomas Parsons threw a solid four no-hit innings in his first start of the year. The right-hander fanned seven.

Tommy Parsons

The Redbirds scored one run in the first via a Paul DeJong solo home run, his fifth of the year in Memphis. Luken Baker hit a two-run shot in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. Irving Lopez scored on a wild pitch in the seventh.

Blake Parker surrendered two runs in the fifth inning. Zach McAllister pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. The right-hander lost his first game of 2022.

Kodi Whitley and Junior Fernández closed out the final 1 2/3 innings. Whitley yielded four runs, three earned, on two hits and two walks. Fernández was charged with two runs on four hits.

DeJong, Baker, Lopez and Iván Herrera recorded the only hits for Memphis. The lineup went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position and left six on base. Tyler O’Neill went 0-for-4 in Sunday’s contest.

The Redbirds went 4-2 against the Knights this week and sit 3.5 games back of first place Nashville.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Durham, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT (The Redbirds are off on Monday)

Springfield 0, Arkansas 6

The Springfield Cardinals (20-31) were blanked by the Arkansas Travelers (SEA, 27-24) on Sunday at Hammons Field. Jack Flaherty started his first game on a rehab assignment in Springfield. He went three no-hit innings and fanned three.

Jack Flaherty

Every Travelers run came in the final four innings. Edgar Escobar tossed four innings and gave up four runs on six hits and three walks. The right-hander recorded his third loss and fanned five.

Tyler Pike and Grant Black threw the final two innings. Pike surrendered one run on two hits. Black yielded one unearned run on a walk and a hit in one inning.

Jordan Walker and Delvin Pérez both recorded two hits. The Cardinals only had five hits and left 11 runners on base. Dylan Carlson went 0-for-2 in two at-bats.

The Cardinals went 1-5 against the Travelers this week. They are in fifth place and 11 games behind Wichita.

Tuesday’s game: at Midland, TBA vs. TBA 6:30 CT (The Cardinals are off on Monday)

Peoria 1 at Wisconsin 5

The Peoria Chiefs (21-30) fell to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL, 31-20) at Fox Cities Stadium on Sunday. Zane Mills took his third loss after he threw five innings. The right-hander gave up two solo home runs, two walks and struck out five.

The only Chiefs run came off the bat of Thomas Francisco in the second. The first baseman singled to bring in Francisco Hernandez.

Francisco Hernandez

Nathanael Heredia tossed a hitless sixth inning and struck out two. Michael YaSenka threw the final two innings and surrendered three runs on four hits.

The Chiefs only recorded five hits and went 1-for-3 with runners in scoring position. No player recorded more than one hit.

Tyler Reichenborn stole his second bag in High-A.

Peoria split the series with Wisconsin 3-3. They sit in fifth place and are 12 games back of Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Quad Cities, TBA vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Chiefs are off on Monday)

Palm Beach 8, Jupiter 1 (7 innings, game 1)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (19-29) took game one of the doubleheader over the Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA, 26-22) at Roger Dean Stadium on Sunday. Inohan Paniagua tossed a solid six innings with one run given up. The right-hander yielded three hits, three walks and fanned three.

The Beach Birds scored two runs in the second inning and three in both the fourth and sixth. Matt Chamberlain doubled to bring in two in the second. Wade Strauss and Osvaldo Tovalin both homered in the fourth inning. In the sixth, Brady Whalen doubled to bring in two runs and Jeremy Rivas drove in one.

Osvaldo Tovalin

Chris Gerard threw one scoreless inning and gave up one hit. Paniagua earned his second win.

The first three batters in the lineup went 6-for-11 with three RBI and four runs scored. The lineup went 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Aaron McKeithan took his first bag of the season.

Palm Beach 3, Jupiter 2 (7 innings, game 2)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (20-29) edged the Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA, 26-23) in game two of the doubleheader. Starter Bryan Pope pitched four innings with two runs charged. The right-hander surrendered five hits, one walk and struck out two.

With two Hammerhead runs scored in the fourth, the Cardinals responded with two in the home half. Brady Whalen launched a solo home run and Jeremy Rivas came across on a passed ball to tie the game 2-2.

Carlos Guarate tossed one inning with a hit given up. Edgar Manzo won his second game after he pitched one scoreless inning. Alex Cornwell threw the seventh inning and yielded no runs with two hits. The left-hander recorded his second save.

The game winner came off the bat of Brady Whalen with his second homer of the game. The first baseman has five home runs this season.

Brady Whalen

Whalen was the only player with two hits in the lineup. The Beach Birds struck out once and had no walks. The lineup went 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position.

The Beach Birds went 3-1 against the Hammerheads this week with two rescheduled games due to rain. Palm Beach sits in third place and is 13.5 games behind St. Lucie.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Tampa, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT (The Cardinals are off on Monday)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 5, 2022

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The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-1 on Saturday with wins from Memphis and Peoria. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Tyler O’Neill who hit a go-ahead home run for Memphis in the ninth inning. Other standouts include Conner Capel, Matt Koperniak and Mike Antico.

Results from games played Sunday, June 5th.



Memphis 4 at Charlotte 3

The Memphis Redbirds (31-22) edged the Charlotte Knights (CWS, 18-35) at Truist Field on Saturday. Starter Angel Rondón tossed a solid 5 2/3 innings with only one run surrendered. The right-hander yielded three hits, two walks and struck out eight.

Conner Capel got the Redbirds on the board in the first inning with a solo home run, his seventh of the year. The Knights responded in the home half to tie the game. Memphis scored one run in both the fourth and seventh innings. Luken Baker plated one and Capel hit an RBI triple to take the lead 3-1 in the seventh.

Brandon Waddell threw a scoreless 1 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. Jacob Bosiokovic pitched 2/3 of an inning with two runs, one earned, given up in the eighth inning. Kyle Ryan closed out the game and was charged with two hits. The left-hander recorded his third win.

With a tie game in the ninth inning, Tyler O’Neill hit a go-ahead solo blast to take the lead 4-3. The Knights were one strike away before sending the game to the home half.

Tyler O’Neill

Ben DeLuzio, Ali Sánchez, O’Neill and Capel recorded eight of the nine Redbird hits. Capel had two RBI and a run scored. O’Neill hit the game winning home run and came across twice. The lineup went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Sunday’s game: at Charlotte, TBA vs. TBA 12:05 CT

Springfield 3, Arkansas 8

The Springfield Cardinals (20-30) fell to the Arkansas Travelers (SEA, 26-24) at Hammons Field on Saturday. Kyle Leahy pitched five innings and gave up four runs on five hits and four walks. The right-hander fanned five and took his fifth loss.

The Travelers scored one run in the third and the Cardinals responded with a two-run home half. Delvin Perez and Jonah Davis had back-to-back solo home runs to take the lead 2-1. Arkansas scored six runs over the next three innings.

Delvin Perez

Michael Brettell tossed 2 1/3 innings and yielded four runs on six hits. Ryan Loutos threw a hitless 1 2/3 with one strikeout.

The Cardinals could only scratch one more run, which came in the ninth inning. Matt Koperniak scored Nick Dunn with a single. With the bases loaded and two out, Springfield could not score anymore runs.

Koperniak walked once and recorded the only multi-hit game with two. The Cardinals went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position and struck out 13 times. Dylan Carlson went 0-for-2 in his return to Springfield.

Koperniak stole his seventh base of the season.

Sunday’s game: vs. Arkansas, RHP Edgar Escobar (2-2, 5.80) vs. RHP Taylor Dollard (2-2, 1.09) 5:35 CT

Peoria 5 at Wisconsin 2

The Peoria Chiefs (21-29) topped the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL, 30-20) at Fox Cities Stadium on Saturday. Starter Logan Gragg tossed a solid six innings with two runs yielded on five hits. The right-hander fanned two and earned his third win.

The Chiefs scored one in the second inning off the bat of Tommy Jew. Wisconsin responded with two runs in the bottom half. Francisco Hernandez tied the game in the fifth with an RBI single.

The bullpen pitched three scoreless innings with only two hits given up. Gianluca Dalatri threw two innings and surrendered one hit, one walk and struck out four. Leonardo Taveras took the bump in the ninth inning and recorded his second save after one hit and two strikeouts.

One run was scored in each the seventh through ninth innings for the Chiefs. Mike Antico hit his third homer of the season in the seventh. Noah Mendlinger scored one in the eighth and Todd Lott added one more in the ninth.

Mike Antico

Antico went 3-for-5 with a solo homer. Hernandez and Jacob Buchberger each had two hits. The Chiefs went 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position but had 11 hits.

Todd Lott made an unbelievable catch in right field in the third inning.

Antico stole his 26th bag of the season, the most in the Midwest League.

Sunday’s game: vs. Wisconsin, RHP Zane Mills (0-2, 7.45) vs. RHP Justin Jarvis (3-2, 4.93) 1:10 CT

Palm Beach vs Jupiter (postponed due to rain)

Once again due to rain, the Palm Beach Cardinals and Jupiter Hammerheads contest has been postponed. The two teams have only played two games this week.

Sunday’s games: vs. Jupiter

Game 1: RHP Trent Baker (3-4, 2.06) vs. RHP Gabe Bierman (2-1, 3.26) 10:00 CT

Game 2: TBA vs. TBA, time TBA (makeup from 6/2)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 2, 2022

Photo: Ivan Herrera (Springfield Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-0 on Wednesday with Palm Beach’s game suspended. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Iván Herrera who went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and a three-run home run. Other standouts include Connor Thomas, Masyn Winn, Moisés Gómez and Mike Antico.

Results from games played Wednesday, June 1st.



Memphis 14 at Charlotte 0

The Memphis Redbirds (28-22) crushed the Charlotte Knights (CWS, 18-32) at Truist Field on Wednesday. The offense scored a dominating 14 runs and the pitching surrendered no runs.

The scoring started early with four runs in the first four innings. Ben DeLuzio scored on a wild pitch and Paul DeJong drove in a run in the first. Luken Baker hit his 10th home run of the season in the second. Conner Capel hit a solo shot in the fourth, his sixth of 2022.

Connor Thomas tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings with only three hits given up. The left hander fanned six and recorded his third win. James Naile and Junior Fernández threw a combined 2 1/3 innings. Naile yielded a hit and Fernández struck out two. The pitching staff was charged with four hits and no walks.

In the sixth, the Redbirds added on six runs. DeLuzio scored one and Iván Herrera hit a three-run bomb, his third of the year. DeJong followed suit with a two-run shot to make it a 10-0 Memphis lead. With a commanding lead, the Redbirds were not done scoring.

Ali Sánchez blasted a two-run homer in the eighth, his second of the season. Kramer Robertson finished the scoring after he brought in two, making it a 14-0 lead.

Memphis recorded 18 hits and hit five home runs. Herrera went 4-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored. Robertson had three hits and two RBI. Alec Burleson, DeJong, Sánchez and Baker all had two hits. Everyone in the lineup came across at least once except for Clint Coulter, who pinch hit for Burleson in the ninth.

Iván Herrera

Thursday’s game: at Charlotte, TBA vs. RHP Davis Martin (3-1, 4.71) 6:04 CT

Springfield 7, Arkansas 1

The Springfield Cardinals (20-27) topped the Arkansas Travelers (SEA, 23-24) at Hammons Field on Wednesday. Michael McGreevy recorded his first win in Springfield with one run given up in six innings. The right-hander yielded three hits, two walks and struck out five.

The Travelers scored their only run in the second inning off McGreevy. The Cardinals responded with three runs over the second and third innings. Julio Rodriguez hit a solo home run in the second, his third of the season. Moisés Gómez hit his 18th homer of the year in the third to make it a 3-1 lead.

Four more runs were added over the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Gómez drove in Masyn Winn in the fifth. Malcom Nunez and Delvin Perez each hit a solo shot in the sixth inning. Jordan Walker came across on a wild pitch in the seventh to make the score 7-1.

Tyler Pike and Grant Black combined for three scoreless innings. Pike tossed two and surrendered two walks with three strikeouts. Black threw the ninth and fanned two. The pitching staff gave up three hits, four walks and struck out 10 batters.

The Cardinals hit four home runs and recorded 11 hits. Gómez went 3-for-4 with a two run homer and three RBI. Winn had two doubles, a single, a walk and came across twice. Rodriguez recorded the only other multi-hit game with two. DH Chandler Redmond wore the golden sombrero with four strikeouts in four at-bats.

Moisés Gómez

Thursday’s game: vs. Arkansas, RHP Gordon Graceffo (1-0, 2.57) vs. RHP Levi Stoudt (4-3, 3.83) 7:05 CT

Peoria 6 at Wisconsin 0

The Peoria Chiefs (19-28) blanked the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL, 29-18) on Wednesday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium. Wilfredo Pereira tossed a solid five scoreless innings with three hits given up. The right-hander fanned five and claimed his second win.

L.J. Jones brought home Mike Antico in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Three more runs came in the fourth. Mack Chambers brought in a run and Antico doubled to plate two more.

The bullpen was lights out for the Chiefs with no hits or walks yielded. Nathanael Heredia threw three innings with four strikeouts. Leonardo Taveras pitched the ninth inning and fanned two. The pitching staff surrendered three hits and struck out 11 batters.

Peoria added on two more runs in the seventh inning. Todd Lott tripled to score Antico and Jones drove in Lott to increase the lead to 6-0.

Antico went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. The 24-year-old is on a 16 game on-base streak. Lott went 2-for-4 with a walk, RBI and a run scored. Jones recorded two RBI and Chambers drove in one with two hits. The lineup went 4-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

Mike Antico

The pitching staff held the second place Timber Rattlers to three hits and no runs. The Chiefs struck out four times and Wisconsin fanned 11 times.

Thursday’s game: at Wisconsin, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (0-5, 3.98) vs. LHP Brandon Knarr (7-1, 1.58) 6:40 CT

Palm Beach 3, Jupiter 3 (suspended in the seventh inning due to rain)

Wednesday’s contest between Palm Beach and Jupiter was suspended in the seventh inning due to rain. The game was in the top of the seventh and will be finished at 3:30 CT on Thursday.

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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 30, 2022

photo: Jordan Walker (Springfield Cardinals Fanatic Photos)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-1 on Sunday with wins by Memphis, Springfield and Peoria. Back together again, Springfield’s Masyn Winn and Jordan Walker went a combined 5-for-8 including three doubles, walked four times, stole a base, drove in two and scored four runs. Other standouts include Alec Burleson, Thomas Parsons, Masyn Winn, L.J. Jones and Osvaldo Tovalin.

Results from games played Sunday, May 29th.



Memphis 4, Iowa 2

The Memphis Redbirds (27-21) edged the Iowa Cubs (CHC, 23-24) on Sunday at AutoZone Park. Angel Rondón tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings with five hits and four walks given up.

Alec Burleson

The Redbirds scored one run in each the first, second and third innings. Alec Burleson stayed hot with an RBI single in the first and a solo home run in the third. Clint Coulter recorded an RBI in the second. Kramer Robertson added one more in the sixth to make it a 4-0 Redbirds lead.

Tommy Parsons

Thomas Parsons pitched a flawless 2 2/3 innings with no hits or runs yielded. The right hander struck out two and took his third win. James Naile and Kyle Ryan each surrendered a run. Junior Fernández saved his second game of the season with one hit surrendered in the ninth.

Robertson, Burleson and Ben DeLuzio each had two hits. Burleson drove in two and DeLuzio scored twice. The lineup recorded 10 hits and went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Robertson and DeLuzio stole a bag each.

The Redbirds went 5-1 against the Cubs this week and sit 5.5 games behind first place Nashville.

Tuesday’s game: at Charlotte, TBA vs. TBA 5:35 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 11 at Tulsa 4

The Springfield Cardinals (19-26) crushed the Tulsa Drillers (LAD, 27-17) at ONEOK Field on Sunday. Starter Kyle Leahy won his third game after throwing five innings with two runs surrendered. The right hander gave up five hits, four walks and struck out four.

The Cardinals scored early with seven runs in the first two innings. Jordan Walker, Moisés Gómez, and Pedro Pages each recorded an RBI. Julio Rodriguez drove in two to make it a 5-0 lead in the first. Gómez scored another in the second and Walker came home on a throwing error. Delvin Pérez added one more in the fifth.

Sean Kealey tossed two innings with one run and two hits yielded. The left hander struck out two. Ryan Loutos pitched one inning with two walks and one hit given up. Johan Quezada was charged with one run in the ninth.

The Cardinals scored three more runs in the final two innings. Masyn Winn came across on a wild pitch and Walker brought in another run. Chandler Redmond hit a solo shot in the ninth.

Jordan Walker

The bats were rolling on Sunday with 12 hits, nine walks and 11 runs. Winn recorded three hits, including two doubles, a walk and two runs scored. Walker went 2-for-3 including a double with three walks, two RBI and two runs scored. Hitting between Winn and Walker, Justin Toerner drew three walks and scored each time. Gómez had two hits and two RBI. The lineup went 7-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

Masyn Winn

Not only were the bats rolling, five different players stole a base. Winn, Walker, Gómez, Pérez and Justin Toerner took one apiece.

Springfield split the series with first place Tulsa this week. They sit 8.5 games behind the Drillers.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Arkansas, TBA vs. RHP Taylor Dollard (1-2, 0.99) 6:35 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 15, Lake County 2

Behind a season-high 15 runs scored, the Peoria Chiefs (18-27) crushed the Lake County Captains (CLE, 23-21) at Dozer Park on Sunday. Logan Gragg threw five solid innings with one run given up. The right hander struck out six and won his second game.

Logan Gragg

Before Sunday, Peoria had lost all five games of the home series to the Captains. The Chiefs bats came out swinging with 10 runs in the first four innings. Todd Lott drove in a run and scored after a fielding error in the first. Jacob Buchberger plated two in the second inning. Mack Chambers brought in one and in his first game off the injured list, L.J. Jones hit a grand slam in the fourth. Carlos Soto came across on another error to make the score 10-1.

LJ Jones IV

Not only did the hitting do well, the bullpen gave up only one run on two hits. Wilfredo Pereira tossed two scoreless innings with one hit yielded and two strikeouts. Michael YaSenka yielded a solo home run before Gianluca Dalatri pitched a scoreless ninth.

The Chiefs added on with five more runs in the eighth inning. Aaron Antonini blasted a two-run shot, his sixth of the year. Luis Rodriguez and Carlos Soto scored on fielding errors. The Captains committed three miscues in the game.

Mack Chambers

Chambers went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Buchberger and Jones each had two hits. The lineup recorded 13 hits and nine walks. Somehow, the team scored 15 runs despite going just 2-for-17 with runners in scoring position.

Luis Rodriguez recorded his first hit in Peoria and came across to score.

After a rough week against Lake County, the Chiefs took the last game and are 11 games back of Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday’s game: at Wisconsin, TBA vs. TBA 6:40 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 5 at Daytona 7

The Palm Beach Cardinals (17-28) fell to the Daytona Tortugas (CIN, 19-26) at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Sunday. Starter Inohan Paniagua threw 4 1/3 innings with four hits, three walks and six runs given up. Three of the runs were unearned with three errors committed by the Cardinals.

The Beach Birds scored in the first with an RBI from Aaron McKeithan but the Tortugas responded with one in the home half. Osvaldo Tovalin scored in the third after a wild pitch but Daytona responded once again in the bottom half.

Brady Whalen hit a two-run homer and McKeithan drove in another run in the fifth. The Tortugas responded with four runs in the home half.

Jose Moreno tossed two innings and surrendered one run on two hits and three walks. The right hander fanned two and took his second loss. Gustavo Rodriguez closed out the game with 1 2/3 flawless innings.

Osvaldo Tovalin

Tovalin went 3-for-5 including a triple with two runs scored and Whalen went 2-for-4 including a home run and two RBI. McKelthan also plated a pair. The Beach Birds struck out 13 times and went 2-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Palm Beach split the series with Daytona and are 12 games back of first place St. Lucie.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Jupiter, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 29, 2022

photo: Alec Burleson (Peoria Chiefs)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-2 on Saturday with a win by Memphis and two from Palm Beach. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is once again Memphis left fielder Alec Burleson who went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base. Other standouts include Luken Baker, Nathanael Heredia, Matt Chamberlain and Jake Burns.

Results from games played Saturday, May 28th.

Memphis 10, Iowa 5

The Memphis Redbirds (26-21) won in late innings over the Iowa Cubs (CHC, 23-23) on Saturday at AutoZone Park. Starter Johan Oviedo surrendered five runs on five hits and three walks. The right hander fanned eight in 5 1/3 innings.

Iowa opened the scoring with three in the second but the Redbirds responded with two in the home half. Luken Baker and Ben DeLuzio each drove in a run. Down 5-2 in the sixth, Memphis scored eight runs in the sixth through eighth innings.

Alec Burleson plated two and Paul DeJong brought in one to tie the game at 5-5 in the sixth. The Redbirds took the lead in the seventh via a solo shot from Cory Spangenberg. In the eighth, Kramer Robertson ran home on a throwing error and Luken Baker’s double cleared the loaded bases to make the score 10-5.

The bullpen was lights out with no runs and two hits allowed in 3 2/3 innings. Zach McAllister tossed 1 1/3 and gave up two hits and a walk. Brandon Waddell took his second win after a hitless 1 1/3 innings. Blake Parker closed out the game and struck out the side.

Alec Burleson

Burleson stayed hot with four hits, two RBI and one run scored. He is slashing .360/.394/.584/.978 in May. Spangenberg walked and came across three times. DeLuzio went 3-for-4 and Baker had four RBI. The Redbirds took eight walks and the Cubs were struck out 14 times.

The Redbirds were running on Saturday with six stolen bases. Kramer Robertson and Evan Mendoza each had two. Burleson and Spangenberg both took one.

Sunday’s game: vs. Iowa, TBA vs. TBA 6:35 CT

Springfield 3 at Tulsa 4 (10 innings)

The Springfield Cardinals (18-26) fell to the Tulsa Drillers (LAD, 27-16) in extra innings at ONEOK Field on Saturday. Starter Dalton Roach gave up two runs, one earned, in six innings. The right hander yielded seven hits and struck out four.

Dalton Roach

With the Cardinals down 2-0 in the seventh, they tied the game. Nick Dunn was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and was followed by a walk from Malcom Nunez. With a tie score after the ninth, the contest went into extra innings.

In the 10th, Justin Toerner drove in Nunez after he was placed on second. The Drillers had two men on with two outs and won the game with a single.

Garrett Williams struck out the side in the seventh inning. Grant Black tossed two scoreless innings with one hit and one walk surrendered. Freddy Pacheco took his fourth loss and second blown save of the season in the 10th inning.

The Cardinals offense only had three hits and three walks in 10 innings. Matt Koperniak, Jordan Walker and Nunez each recorded a hit. The lineup went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times.

Moisés Gómez and Dunn each stole a bag.

Sunday’s game: at Tulsa, RHP Kyle Leahy (2-4, 6.21) vs. LHP John Rooney (2-1, 4.50) 7:05 CT

Peoria 1, Lake County 4

For the fifth straight game, the Peoria Chiefs (17-27) lost to the Lake County Captains (CLE, 23-20) at Dozer Park. Saturday’s score was 4-1. Starter Austin Love tossed five innings with two runs surrendered on seven hits and two walks. The right hander fanned five and took his fifth loss.

The lone Chiefs run came in the sixth inning via a solo shot off the bat of Todd Lott, his first since rejoining Peoria.

Nathanael Heredia

Nathanael Heredia threw three innings with one unearned run given up. The left hander struck out four. Colin Schmid pitched the ninth inning with one unearned run yielded and two walks. The 24-year-old struck out three batters.

The Chiefs walked five times but had only two hits. Thomas Francisco wore the golden sombrero with four strikeouts in four at-bats. Three errors were committed in the infield – from Lott, Francisco Hernandez and Ramon Mendoza.

Hernandez stole a bag and Tommy Jew recorded an outfield assist.

Sunday’s game: vs. Lake County, RHP Logan Gragg (1-4, 5.35) vs. TBA 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 6 at Daytona 5 (7 innings, Game 1)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (16-27) edged the Daytona Tortugas (CIN, 18-25) in Game 1 of the doubleheader at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Saturday. Starter Bryan Pope surrendered five runs, four earned, in two innings. The right hander struck out three.

With the Beach Birds down 5-0 after the second, they scored six runs over the fourth through sixth innings. Matt Chamberlain brought in two in the fourth and Osvaldo Tovalin hit a three-run shot to tie the game in the fifth. Sander Mora brought in the go-ahead run in the sixth.

Andrew Marrero threw two scoreless innings with three walks, fanning five. Nelfri Contreras recorded his second win after his two innings with one hit and two strikeouts. Roy Garcia pitched the final inning with one hit given up and three strikeouts.

Osvaldo Tovalin

Tovalin brought in three and Chamberlain scored two. Every Cardinal run was scored with two outs.

The Tortugas had a historic game with eight stolen bases against the Beach Birds pitchers and catcher Wade Stauss, four from right fielder Blake Dunn.

Palm Beach 8 at Daytona 4 (7 innings, Game 2)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (17-27) topped the Daytona Tortugas (CIN, 18-26) at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in the doubleheader nightcap. Starter Carlos Guarate surrendered three runs on four hits and a walk in three innings. The 21-year-old fanned four.

Palm Beach had a six-run third inning and added two more over the fourth and fifth. Brady Whalen brought in two and Chamberlain scored one. Jake Burns recorded an RBI double and Brandon Hernandez added two more with a ground-rule double. Chamberlain plated one in the fourth and Burns scored in the fifth after a throwing error.

Jake Burns

Hayes Heinecke recorded his first win after one unearned run was given up in 2 2/3 innings. The left hander yielded three hits and struck out five. Alex Cornwell saved his first game with a hitless 1 1/3 innings.

The Beach Birds went 6-for-17 with runners in scoring position and recorded 11 hits. Chamberlain, Tyler Reichenborn and Aaron McKeithan had two hits apiece. Burns reached base four times on two hits and two walks. In fact, every Cardinal reached base at least once.

Sunday’s game: at Daytona, RHP Trent Baker (2-4, 2.34) vs. RHP Alexander Johnson (1-2, 7.64) 4:35


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 27, 2022

photo: Alec Burleson (Springfield Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-3 on Thursday with wins from Memphis and Palm Beach. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Alec Burleson, had a walkoff home run and four RBI for Memphis. Other standouts include Masyn Winn, John Beller and Osvaldo Tovalin.

Results from games played Thursday, May 26th.



Memphis 5, Iowa 8 (completion of 5/25 game)

The Memphis Redbirds (23-21) fell to the Iowa Cubs (CHC, 23-20) with five runs given up in the final two innings. With Wednesday’s game suspended in the eighth inning, the contest was completed on Thursday.

Zack Thompson took the mound for the Redbirds and went five innings with one run yielded on two hits and four walks. The left hander struck out six. James Naile surrendered two runs on four hits in two innings.

Zack Thompson

Memphis scored four of their five runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Luken Baker plated one and Ben DeLuzio brought in two in the fourth. Paul DeJong drove in one in the fifth. With a tie game in the eighth and two opposing runners on base, the game was suspended due to rain.

The Cubs scored five runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Blake Parker was charged with four runs on four hits and a walk in the eighth. As [play resumed, Kyle Ryan gave up one run in the ninth. Parker took his second loss of 2022.

Luken Baker hit a solo shot in the ninth but the Redbirds could not get anyone else across.

The lineup went 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Conner Capel and Baker had two hits each. Baker drove in two and came home twice.

Ben DeLuzio stole his eighth bag of the year.

Memphis 7, Iowa 5 (10 innings)

The Memphis Redbirds (24-21) walked-off the Iowa Cubs (CHC, 23-21) in the 10th inning at AutoZone Park on Thursday. Starter Connor Thomas tossed 5 2/3 innings and yielded all five Cubs runs on nine hits and three walks.

Alec Burleson started his four RBI game with one in the third inning. Luken Baker also plated one to take the lead, 2-1.

With the Redbirds down 3-2 in the fifth, Burleson tied it with an RBI double. Cory Spangenberg brought in two and made the score 5-3. The Cubs tied it in the sixth on a long ball.

The bullpen pitched the final 4 1/3 innings and gave up no runs. Zach McAllister threw 1 and 1/3 innings and was charged with no hits. Jake Walsh tossed the eighth and ninth and surrendered two hits and one walk. Brandon Waddell took his first win with a hitless 10th inning.

Burleson was the hero on Thursday with a two-run homer in the 10th inning, his 10th of the season.

Alec Burleson

The lineup went 5-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Burleson had three hits with four RBI and two runs scored.

Conner Capel and DeLuzio both stole a bag.

Friday’s game: vs. Iowa, RHP Aaron Brooks (0-2, 8.22) vs. RHP Alec Mills (0-1, 6.75) 7:05 CT

Springfield 6 at Tulsa 8

The Springfield Cardinals (17-24) fell to the Tulsa Drillers (LAD, 25-15) at ONEOK Field on Thursday. Michael McGreevy made his Springfield debut and took a loss. TCN’s no. 7 prospect surrendered six runs on 10 hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. Four of the six runs came on three long balls.

Moisés Gómez plated one in the first but the Drillers drove in five runs in the first three innings. In the fifth, Masyn Winn scored on a wild pitch. Nick Dunn came home on a groundout from Delvin Pérez in the sixth.

Sean Kealey tossed 2 2/3 innings and gave up two runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks. The left hander fanned five. Grant Black threw the final inning and yielded no hits with two strikeouts.

The Cardinals were down 8-3 in the ninth but mounted a comeback. Chandler Redmond and Pérez reached base and Winn drove them in with an inside-the-park home run, his first in Double-A.

Masyn Winn

In his second game in Springfield, Winn went 2-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. The lineup went 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times.

Pérez committed his ninth error of the season. Koperniak recorded an outfield assist.

Friday’s games: at Tulsa,
Game 1: RHP Gordon Graceffo (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Landon Knack (1-1, 3.60) 4:35 CT
Game 2: TBA vs. RHP Jose Martinez (2-1, 6.67) (Makeup of 5/24)

Peoria 2, Lake County 3

The Peoria Chiefs (17-25) lost to the Lake County Captains (CLE, 21-20) after a late comeback attempt fell short at Dozer Park on Thursday. In his starting debut, John Beller tossed a hitless 3 1/3 innings and gave up only one walk and fanned seven.

John Beller

Aaron Antonini hit a solo shot in the second to give Peoria a 1-0 lead. The Captains had a three-run fifth inning against Nick Trogrlic-Iverson. The right hander gave up four hits, two walks and took his second loss of 2022.

The rest of the bullpen was charged with no hits and no walks. Leonardo Taveras tossed two innings with four strikeouts. New Chief Andre Granillo threw one inning and fanned two. The pitching staff struck out 14 batters.

Jacob Buchberger drove in Mack Chambers in the eighth to cut the lead at 3-2. In the ninth, the Chiefs had two runners on with no outs. After a questionable call for Tommy Jew to steal third, he was caught and Francisco Hernandez did not advance to second. Peoria could not drive in Hernandez and the contest concluded with the Chiefs’ third straight loss to the visiting Captains.

Mike Antico stole his Midwest League-leading 20th bag of the year. Buchberger took his sixth base of 2022.

Wasting a strong performance from the pitching staff, the Chiefs could only score two runs. They went 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position and struck out 10 times.

Friday’s game: vs. Lake County, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (0-4, 4.54) vs. RHP Gavin Williams (2-1, 1.54) 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 7 at Daytona 5

The Palm Beach Cardinals (15-27) topped the Daytona Tortugas (CIN, 18-24) on Thursday at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Chris Gerard tossed five innings and gave up two runs on five hits and three walks. The left hander fanned three and recorded his second win.

The Beach Birds scored in the first off the bat of Brady Whalen but the Tortugas responded with one in the home half. The Cardinals scored two in the second with back-to-back homers from Darlin Moquete and Aaron McKeithan.

Palm Beach scored four runs over the fifth through seventh innings. Osvaldo Tovalin hit a two-run shot in the fifth. Adanson Cruz plated one in the sixth and Matt Chamberlain drove in one in the seventh.

Osvaldo Tovalin

Jose Moreno threw two innings of relief and was charged with two runs on five hits. The right hander fanned three. Edgar Manzo recorded his first save with one run yielded in two innings. He struck out four. The pitching staff fanned 10 but was responsible for 12 hits.

Tovalin went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Chamberlain, Moquete and Sander Mora all recorded two hits. The lineup recorded 13 hits and every player in the lineup had at least one.

Friday’s game: at Daytona, RHP Bryan Pope (0-0, 0.79) vs. RHP Chase Petty (0-2, 4.05) 6:05 CT


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 23, 2022

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The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-2 on Sunday with wins by Memphis and Peoria. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Memphis OF Lars Nootbaar, hit three home runs and drove in seven. Other standouts include Alec Burleson, Conner Capel, Blake Parker, Masyn Winn and Jose Moreno.

Results from games played Sunday, May 22nd.



Memphis 10 at Gwinnett 4

The Memphis Redbirds (22-20) ended a four-game losing skid against the Gwinnett Stripers (ATL, 21-21) on Sunday at Coolray Field.

Starter Johan Oviedo went a solid five innings and gave up a just solo shot. The right hander recorded his fourth win and yielded two hits, one walk and eight strikeouts.

Lars Nootbaar

The offense was led by Lars Nootbaar, who had three home runs and seven RBI. Nootbaar hit a solo shot in the first but was answered in the home half to tie the game at one. The right fielder blasted a two-run homer in the third and Conner Capel plated one as Memphis took a  4-1 lead.

In the top of the fourth, Nootbaar came up to bat with the bases loaded, and hit a grand slam. Alec Burleson drove in Paul DeJong to make the score 9-1.

Kyle Ryan hit some trouble with two runs and four hits given up in 2/3 of the sixth inning. Cape Girardeau native James Naile tossed 1 1/3 innings and was responsible for one run, one hit and a walk.

The Redbirds added one more run in the ninth with an RBI from Capel.

Zach McAllister and Blake Parker each threw a scoreless inning to close out the game. McAllister was charged with one hit and two strikeouts. Parker went 1-2-3 on five pitches.

Conner Capel

Nootbaar was 3-for-5 with three home runs and seven RBI. Burleson’s bat stayed hot with three hits including two doubles, two runs scored and his 30th RBI of the season.

Alec Burleson

Capel went 4-for-5 with two RBI, Evan Mendoza had three hits and Ali Sánchez had two. The lineup recorded 16 hits and left only six runners on base.

Capel stole his ninth bag of the season and Mendoza swiped his fourth.

The Redbirds went 2-4 at Gwinnett this week after multiple players were called up to St. Louis. They sit seven games back of first place Nashville.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Iowa, TBA vs. TBA 12:05 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 1 at Wichita 2

The Springfield Cardinals (16-23) were walked-off by the Wichita Wind Surge (MIN, 23-14) on Sunday at Riverfront Stadium. Domingo Robles tossed 5 2/3 innings and yielded only one run on five hits and three walks.

Domingo Robles

The first Cardinal run came in the sixth inning off the bat of Julio Rodriguez. The Wind Surge tied the game on a balk with the bases loaded by Grant Black. The run was the only one charged to Robles.

Black went 1 1/3 innings and gave up one hit and one walk. Ryan Loutos surrendered the game winning run in the ninth and took his first Double-A loss. He tossed 1 1/3 innings and was charged with one hit and a walk.

After scoring nine runs Saturday, the Cardinals could only plate one. Delvin Pérez recorded the only multi-hit game with two. Nick Raposo was on base three times with a hit and two walks. The lineup went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and struck out 13 times.

Rodriguez took a bag and Pérez stole his ninth of the year.

The Cardinals went 2-4 against the Storm Surge this week and sit in last place of the Texas League North, 8 ½ games behind first-place Tulsa.

Tuesday’s game: at Tulsa, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 5 at Beloit 1

The Peoria Chiefs (17-22) topped the Beloit Sky Carp (MIA, 12-27) on Sunday at ABC Supply Stadium. Austin Love tossed five innings and surrendered one run on six hits and six strikeouts. The right hander won his second game of 2022.

Austin Love

Mike Antico put one on the board in the first but the Sky Carp responded with one in the home half. The Chiefs scored one run in each of the fifth through seventh innings and the ninth.

Aaron Antonini plated Tommy Jew in the fifth and Matt Chamberlain hit his second homer of the season in the sixth. Masyn Winn brought in Jew in the seventh and Antico added one more in the ninth with a double.

The bullpen was very solid with only one hit given up in four innings. John Beller threw two innings and struck out three. Nathanael Heredia went 1-2-3 in the eighth and Gianluca Dalatri surrendered the lone hit in the ninth.

Masyn Winn

With the help of three Sky Carp errors, Peoria scored five times on eight hits. Winn went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. TCN’s no. 5 prospect is batting .349 with a .970 OPS in 129 at bats. Antonini and Jew each had two hits and Antico drove in two. Three of the five runs came via sacrifice flies.

Francisco Hernandez stole his eighth bag of the year.

The Chiefs won the series 4-2 at the Sky Carp this week. They are in fourth place, nine games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Lake County, RHP Logan Gragg (1-4, 5.23) vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 5, Bradenton 6

The Palm Beach Cardinals (14-25) fell to the Bradenton Marauders (PIT, 19-20) on Sunday at Roger Dean Stadium. Inohan Paniagua took the bump and went five innings with one run given up on six hits and two walks. The right hander struck out six.

Inohan Paniagua

The Beach Birds scored two runs over the fifth and sixth innings. Aaron McKeithan plated Osvaldo Tovalin in the fourth and Brandon Hernandez scored Sander Mora in the fifth. With the Cardinals up 2-1, the Marauders scored five runs in the sixth inning.

Edwin Nunez surrendered five runs on four hits and three walks in 2/3 of an inning. The right hander took his first loss and blown save of 2022. Jose Moreno tossed three scoreless innings with one hit and three walks given up. Bryan Pope secured the final out on a strikeout.

Palm Beach slowly came back with three runs over the seventh and eighth innings. Ramon Mendoza scored on an error in the seventh. Jeremy Rivas drove in one and Brady Whalen came across on a double play in the eighth.

Tovalin, Whalen, McKeithan and Mora recorded two hits each. The lineup drew no walks, but had 11 hits and went 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Even with three Marauders errors, the Beach Birds only scored five times.

The Cardinals split the series 3-3 with the Marauders and are 12 games back of St. Lucie.

Tuesday’s game: at Daytona, TBA vs. TBA 6:05 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 22, 2022

photo: Alec Burleson (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-3 on Saturday with wins by Springfield and Palm Beach. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Alec Burleson who went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored for Memphis. Other standouts include Ben DeLuzio, Freddy Pacheco, Osvaldo Tovalin and Jeremy Rivas.

Results from games played Saturday, May 21st.



Memphis 5 at Gwinnett 6

After a late comeback attempt fell short on Saturday at Coolray Field, the Memphis Redbirds (21-20) fell to the Gwinnett Stripers (ATL, 21-20),  the visitors’ fourth consecutive loss.

Aaron Brooks took the mound for the Redbirds and surrendered five of the six Stripers runs. The right-hander went four innings and yielded six hits, no walks and two strikeouts. Three of the five runs came via a long ball. Brooks took his second loss. Packy Naughton pitched two innings and gave up one run and two hits.

Memphis struck first with one run in the first inning off the bat of Alec Burleson. The Stripers answered with five in the third to make the score 5-1. The Redbirds slowly came back with one run innings.

Alec Burleson

Burleson hit his ninth homer of the season in the fourth and Ben DeLuzio scored in the fifth. Conner Capel plated one in the eighth and DeLuzio hit a solo shot in the ninth to finalize the score at 6-5.

Brandon Waddell and Jake Walsh tossed a scoreless eighth and ninth, respectively. Waddell let two on but fanned two and Walsh threw a 1-2-3 frame and struck out one.

The Redbirds recorded 10 hits and three walks but only five scored. Burleson went 3-for-4 with two RBI, Paul DeJong had two hits with two runs scored and DeLuzio had two hits with two RBI. The lineup went 4-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

DeLuzio, DeJong and Scott Hurst each stole a bag.

Sunday’s game: at Gwinnett, RHP Johan Oviedo (3-2, 5.67) vs. TBA 12:05 CT

Springfield 9 at Wichita 7

The Springfield Cardinals (16-22) topped the Wichita Wind Surge (MIN, 22-14) on Saturday at Riverfront Stadium as the home club scored seven unanswered runs to make what looked like a blowout close.

Starter Kyle Leahy gave up three runs on eight hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings. The right hander fanned six and recorded his second win.

Kyle Leahy

The Cardinals scored four runs in both the second and fourth innings. Todd Lott and Delvin Perez each plated one, Nick Dunn added two more in the second.

Malcom Nunez and Jonah Davis each drove in one in the fourth. Davis scored on a fielding error and Pedro Pages plated one. Matt Koperniak hit his fifth homer of the season in the sixth to increase the lead to 9-0.

Kevin Marnon came in relief for Leahy but could not record an out. He yielded three runs on a hit and three walks. Johan Quezada tossed an inning and surrendered one run on one hit and four walks. The right hander fanned two.

Freddy Pacheco threw a perfect 1 2/3 innings with four strikeouts. The 24-year-old recorded his sixth save.

Along with three errors committed by Wichita, the Cardinals recorded eight hits, drew four walks and scored nine times. Koperniak and Lott had two hit nights. The lineup went 5-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

The pitching staff was responsible for 10 hits and 11 walks. The Wind Surge left 13 runners on base.

Sunday’s game: at Wichita, LHP Domingo Robles (1-1, 4.54) vs. RHP Matt Canterino (0-1, 2.59) 1:05 CT

Peoria 2 at Beloit 10

The Peoria Chiefs (16-22) were crushed by the Beloit Sky Carp (MIA, 12-26) at ABC Supply Stadium on Saturday.

Starter Dionys Rodriguez tossed 4 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on three hits and two walks. The right hander fanned five and took his fourth loss.

The two Chiefs runs were scored in the fifth and sixth innings. Tommy Jew brought in Mack Chambers and Francisco Hernandez plated Mike Antico.

Every bullpen pitcher used surrendered at least one run. Levi Prater yielded one run on three hits in 1 1/3 innings. Colin Schmid threw one inning and was responsible for a three-run home run.  Enmanuel Solano gave up two runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks.

Antico and Hernandez recorded two hits each. The lineup went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position and both runs came on two outs.

Sunday’s game: at Beloit, RHP Austin Love (1-4, 7.54) vs. RHP Chris Mokma 1:05 CT

Palm Beach 7, Bradenton 3 (7 innings, Game 1)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (14-23) surpassed the Bradenton Marauders (PIT, 17-20) at Roger Dean Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Starter Chris Gerard could only go 3 2/3 innings after he gave up three runs on six hits and three walks.

The Beach Birds struck first with four runs in the first. Brady Whalen and Jeremy Rivas each plated one and Darlin Moquete recorded his first hit of the season to drive in two.

Edgar Manzo tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings but yielded three hits and two walks. The right hander took his first win of the season. Andre Granillo threw the final inning and surrendered one hit and no runs.

With the lead cut down to 4-3 in the fifth, the Cardinals added on three more over the fifth and sixth innings. Osvaldo Tovalin and Rivas both brought in one. Tovalin plated one more in the sixth to increase the lead to 7-3.

Osvaldo Tovalin

Both teams recorded 10 hits, but Palm Beach scored seven times. Tyler Reichenborn, Tovalin and Rivas had two hits each. The top four in the lineup recorded seven hits. Tovalin, Rivas and Moquete each drove in two.

Palm Beach 1, Bradenton 13 (7 innings, Game 2)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (14-24) were squashed by the Bradenton Marauders (PIT, 18-20) in the makeup game from Friday, to split the doubleheader.

All five pitchers used by the Beach Birds were scored upon. Roy Garcia took his fourth loss and only went 2 1/3 innings, yielding two runs on three hits and three walks. Hayes Heinecke’s inning of work included four runs on five hits. Ludwin Jimenez could not make an out and surrendered two runs on a hit and three walks. Gustavo Rodriguez tossed 2 2/3 innings and was responsible for one run on two hits and four strikeouts. Alex Cornwell closed the game with three runs given up on two hits and two walks.

The lone Cardinal run came off the bat of Tyler Reichenborn, who flied into a double play to bring in Adanson Cruz.

The Beach Birds mustered only two hits and two walks. The lineup struck out nine times in seven innings. Brady Whalen and Cruz recorded the only hits.

Sunday’s game: vs. Bradenton, RHP Trent Baker (2-4, 2.72) vs. TBA 11:00 CT


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 20, 2022

photo: Masyn Winn (Ryan Dowd/Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-3 on Thursday with Peoria taking the lone win. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Peoria shortstop Masyn Winn who went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Other standouts include Paul DeJong, Ryan Loutos, Mike Antico and Tink Hence.

Results from games played Thursday, May 19th.



Memphis 3 at Gwinnett 5

The Memphis Redbirds (21-18) fell to the Gwinnett Stripers (ATL, 19-20) in a Thursday night contest at Coolray Field. Nolan Gorman was out of the lineup after he was called up to St. Louis before the game.

Starter Zack Thompson took his first loss of the season after five runs were surrendered. The left hander gave up six hits, one walk and struck out seven in six innings. Blake Parker and Kodi Whitley tossed the final two hitless and scoreless frames.

Scoring began in the fifth inning when the Stripers plated three. The Redbirds responded with three runs in the sixth. Kramer Robertson hit his fifth homer of the year. Paul DeJong singled and Alec Burleson tied the game with a two-run home run.

Alec Burleson

Gwinnett came back with two runs in the home half to make the score 5-2.

DeJong recorded two of the five Redbird hits and walked once. The lineup struck out 13 times and went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Catcher Ali Sánchez stole his first bag of the season.

Friday’s game: at Gwinnett, LHP Connor Thomas (2-2, 4.06) vs. LHP Kyle Muller (2-2, 3.69) 6:05 CT

Springfield 5 at Wichita 6

The Springfield Cardinals (14-22) were edged by the Wichita Wind Surge (MIN, 22-12) on Thursday at Riverfront Stadium. Dalton Roach had a rough night on the bump with five runs given up in 4 1/3 innings. Four of the five runs came on the long ball. He yielded nine hits, one walk and struck out two.

The Cardinals struck first with a run off the bat of Moisés Gómez in the third. Wichita answered back in the home half. In the fifth, Jordan Walker hit his 10th double of the season to drive in a run. The Wind Surge responded with four runs in the bottom half.

New Springfield Cardinal Ryan Loutos was strong once again with 2 2/3 scoreless innings. The right hander yielded no hits and struck out two.

Ryan Loutos

Springfield mounted a comeback in the eighth with three runs. Nick Dunn doubled to clear the loaded bases to tie the game 5-5. Once again, the Wind Surge plated one in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead.

Sean Kealey surrendered the game-winning run, a solo homer. The right hander took his second loss of the season.

The Cardinals recorded nine hits, two each from Walker, Gómez and Dunn. The lineup went 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position and walked only once.

Friday’s game: at Wichita, RHP Connor Lunn (2-3, 4.70) vs. RHP Blayne Enlow (0-0, 4.91) 7:05 CT

Peoria 5 at Beloit 3

The Peoria Chiefs (15-21) topped the Beloit Sky Carp (MIA, 11-25) on Thursday night at ABC Supply Stadium.

Starter Michael McGreevy went six solid innings with only two runs given up. TCN’s no. 7 prospect yielded seven hits, two walks, six strikeouts and earned his third win.

Michael McGreevy

The Chiefs scored twice in the first inning to take the lead. Aaron Antonini scored Masyn Winn and Francisco Hernandez plated Mike Antico. They added on two more in the fifth with RBIs from Mike Antico and L.J. Jones. Mack Chambers drove in one more in the fifth to make the score 5-2.

Michael YaSenka tossed 2 1/3 innings of relief and surrendered one run on two hits and two strikeouts. John Beller threw the final 2/3 of an inning and fanned three. The left hander struck out a batter with two outs but it was a wild pitch. It did not matter as he fanned the final batter and recorded his third save.

Masyn Winn

Winn went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, Antico went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs and Antonini recorded two hits and an RBI. The first three batters in the lineup had seven of the 10 hits.

Friday’s game: at Beloit, RHP Gordon Graceffo (2-2, 1.13) vs. TBA 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 0, Bradenton 4

The Palm Beach Cardinals (13-23) were shut out by the Bradenton Marauders (PIT, 17-19) at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday night.

Starter Tink Hence yielded one run in his 2022 debut. He gave up one hit, one walk and fanned five in three innings. The right hander took his first loss.

Tink Hence

Alex Cornwell tossed two scoreless frames and surrendered two hits with two strikeouts.

In a 1-0 game in the ninth inning, shortstop Jeremy Rivas committed three fielding errors and three Bradenton runs resulted. Previously announced starter Carlos Guarate threw the final four innings and was charged with three runs, all unearned, on four hits and two walks. The right hander fanned five.

The Beach Birds only had four hits and Osvaldo Tovalin had two of them. Brady Whalen and Sander Mora recorded the other two. The Cardinals could not get a runner in scoring position all evening.

In his Cardinals debut, Darlin Moquete went 0-for-3. Hence had a very solid outing in his first full-season action.

Friday’s game: vs. Bradenton, LHP Chris Gerard (1-2, 3.94) vs. TBA 5:30 CT

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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 16, 2022

photo: Nolan Gorman (Springfield Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-2 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Nolan Gorman who went 2-for-5 including a home run, two runs scored and a stolen base in Memphis’ win over Norfolk. Other standouts include Matt Koperniak, Malcom Nunez, Masyn Winn and Nathanael Heredia.

Results from games played Sunday, May 15th.



Memphis 5 at Norfolk 4

The Memphis Redbirds (20-16) edged the Norfolk Tides (BAL, 15-21) on Sunday at Harbor Park. It was a bullpen game with six different pitchers used, none of whom were scheduled starter Aaron Brooks.

The Tides scored in the first inning against Angel Rondón. The right hander tossed two innings and surrendered a two-run homer.

The Redbirds responded in the second with two runs to tie the game. With the bases loaded, Cory Spangenberg drove in one on a ground ball to the shortstop. Evan Mendoza scored on a wild pitch.

Zach McAllister threw one inning and gave up a solo shot. The right hander yielded the one hit and one walk. Kyle Ryan pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 innings with one hit and two walks given up. He struck out two and recorded his second win.

With the Redbirds down 3-2 in the fifth, they scored two runs to take the lead. Ali Sánchez plated one and Alec Burleson brought in the go-ahead run.

Blake Parker, Thomas Parsons and Kodi Whitley closed out the final 4 1/3 innings. Parker went 1 1/3 scoreless innings and was charged with one hit. Parsons pitched one scoreless inning and yielded one hit. Whitley tossed the final two innings and allowed a solo homer. He recorded his first save since rejoining the team last week.

Nolan Gorman added a run with his 14th home run of the year in the seventh. The Tides scored one in the eighth but the Redbirds held on.

Nolan Gorman

Gorman went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. TCN’s no. 1 prospect also stole his third bag of the season. The lineup struck out 11 times and went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position but found just enough offense and pitching to win.

Memphis went 5-1 in Norfolk this week and sit 4.5 games back of first place Nashville.

Tuesday’s game: at Gwinnett, TBA vs. TBA 6:05 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 7, Amarillo 6 (11 innings)

The Springfield Cardinals (14-19) walked-off the Amarillo Sod Poodles (ARI, 17-16) in the 11th inning on Sunday at Hammons Field. Matt Koperniak drove in the game winning run.

Matt Koperniak

Springfield starter Kyle Leahy tossed six innings and yielded one run on four hits and three walks. The right hander fanned four. Johan Quezada pitched the seventh inning and allowed one run on one hit and a balk.

Kyle Leahy

In the seventh. Chandler Redmond hit his fifth homer of the year and Irving Lopez doubled to tie the game at 2-2.

Tyler Pike threw 1 1/3 innings and was charged with two runs on one hit and one walk. Freddy Pacheco had an interesting ninth inning on the mound. Cardinals manager Jose Leger was ejected and a balk was awarded to the Sod Poodles. Pacheco went 1 2/3 innings and gave up two runs, one earned, on two hits. The right hander fanned four.

The Sod Poodles and Cardinals went back and forth with two runs in both the ninth and 10th innings. Pedro Pages and Malcom Nunez each hit solo home runs in the ninth to tie the game at four apiece.

With the Cardinals down 6-4 in the 10th, Chase Pinder drove in a run and Moisés Gómez hit his MiLB-leading 15th home run of the season to tie the game once again.

Moisés Gómez

Koperniak pinch hit for Roberto Baldoquin in the 11th and drove in Nick Dunn to win the game.

Grant Black recorded his second win of the season with a scoreless and hitless 11th inning. The right hander struck out two of the three batters he faced.

Malcom Nuñez

Redmond had the only multi-hit game for Springfield with two. Nunez went 1-for-2 with a hone run, two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. The Cardinals struck out 14 times and went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Springfield split the series with Amarillo and are six games back of Wichita.

Tuesday’s game: at Wichita, LHP Domingo Robles (1-1, 4.02) vs. RHP Matt Canterino (0-1, 1.31), 7:05 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 3, Cedar Rapids 6

Despite solid relief work, the Peoria Chiefs (13-20) fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN, 24-9) at Dozer Park on Sunday.

Starter Dionys Rodriguez tossed only four innings and gave up five runs on three hits and two walks. The right hander struck out three and took his third loss. Nathanael Heredia pitched two perfect innings and fanned four.

Nathanael Heredia

With the Chiefs down 5-0 in the fourth, they tried to mount a comeback, with three runs over the fourth through sixth innings. Carlos Soto brought in one with a double in the fourth. Mike Antico drove in Masyn Winn in the fifth and Soto scored one more in the sixth.

Colin Schmid yielded one run on a walk in one inning. The rest of the bullpen pitched hitless ball. Levi Prater and Nick Trogrlic-Iverson each went one scoreless inning. Trogrlic-Iverson fanned two.

Leadoff man Winn went 2-for-5 with a double and triple, scored one but also fanned three times. The Chiefs had eight hits, two walks and the Kernels committed four errors, but the home team could only score three runs. The lineup went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

The Chiefs went 1-5 against the Kernels this week and were outscored 47-12 in the process. Peoria is 11 games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday’s game: at Beloit, TBA vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 0 at Fort Myers 6

The Palm Beach Cardinals (11-22) were shut out by the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (MIN, 20-10) on Sunday at Hammond Stadium.

Beach Birds starter Inohan Paniagua tossed a strong six innings with only one unearned run given up. The right hander yielded seven hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Paniagua took the hard luck loss, his third of the season.

Inohan Paniagua

Gustavo J. Rodriguez threw only 1/3 of an inning and allowed two runs on three hits and one walk. Andre Granillo pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and was charged with three runs on three hits and two walks. The right hander struck out two.

The Cardinals only recorded four hits and two walks. Osvaldo Tovalin had the only extra-base hit, a double, and also walked. The lineup struck out 11 times and went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Center fielder Trejyn Fletcher fanned all three times up and since joining the club is 0-for-16 with every at-bat ending in a strike out.

Catcher Wade Stauss committed two throwing errors.

The Beach Birds went 0-6 against the Mighty Mussels and were outscored 28-6 in the series. Last-place Palm Beach (11-22) is 12 games behind first-place St. Lucie in the Florida State League East.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Bradenton, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 15, 2022

photo: Chandler Redmond (Peoria Chiefs)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-3 on Saturday with a win from Memphis. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Springfield DH Chandler Redmond who went 3-for-4 including a three-run home run. Other standouts include Paul DeJong, Connor Thomas, Michael Brettell and John Beller.

Results from games played Saturday, May 14th.



Memphis 7 at Norfolk 2

The Memphis Redbirds (19-16) beat the Norfolk Tides (BAL, 15-20) on Saturday at Harbor Park for their fourth consecutive win. The bullpen started the game with regular starter Connor Thomas taking the final six innings.

James Naile tossed the first two innings and was charged with one unearned run on two hits. The right hander struck out four. Brandon Waddell threw one scoreless inning and struck out two.

Connor Thomas

Thomas had an impressive six innings with only one run given up. The left hander yielded three hits, one walk and 11 strikeouts. He recorded his second win.

The bats started early with four runs in the first two innings. Alec Burleson drove in one in the first but the Tides responded in the home half to tie the game. Cory Spangenberg hit an RBI double and Paul DeJong plated two with a double.

Paul DeJong

In the fourth, Scott Hurst scored on a fielding error to increase the lead to 5-1. DeJong brought in his third run in the eighth and Gorman added one more to make the lead 7-1. The Tides scored a run in the eighth but could not get any more against Thomas.

The Redbirds recorded 13 hits and five walks. Hurst, DeJong, Iván Herrera and Spangenberg had two hits each. DeJong drove in three in his third start for Memphis.

Capel stole his eighth bag of the season and Evan Mendoza took his first.

Sunday’s game: at Norfolk, RHP Aaron Brooks (0-1, 4.91) vs. LHP DL Hall (0-0, 3.00) 12:05 CT

Springfield 3, Amarillo 5

The Springfield Cardinals (13-19) fell to the Amarillo Sod Poodles (ARI, 17-15) at Hammons Field on Saturday.

Starter Dalton Roach went five innings and was charged with four runs on four hits and three walks. Three of the four runs came on the long ball. The right hander fanned seven and took his second loss.

The Cardinals scored all three runs in the first inning. Jordan Walker and Moisés Gómez singled and Chandler Redmond hit his fourth homer of the year to make the score 3-0.

Chandler Redmond

The bullpen kept the Cardinals in the game with one unearned run given up over the final four innings. Sean Kealey yielded an unearned run on two hits. He struck out two and walked one over 1 1/3. Michael Brettell tossed a hitless 1 2/3 innings and Grant Black added a hitless ninth.

Springfield recorded seven hits with five by Walker and Redmond. Walker had two and Redmond had three and three RBI. The lineup went 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left six on base.

Walker committed his 11th error, half of what he had all last season.

Sunday’s game: vs. Amarillo, RHP Kyle Leahy (1-4, 7.58) vs. RHP Bryce Jarvis (2-1, 6.93) 6:05 CT

Peoria 1, Cedar Rapids 7

The Peoria Chiefs (13-19) fell late to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN, 23-9) on Saturday at Dozer Park.

TCN’s no. 14 prospect, Gordon Graccefo, started for Peoria. He went six innings and surrendered two runs, one earned, on five hits and one walk. The right hander struck out five and despite the quality start, took his second loss.

Gordon Graceffo

The only Chiefs run came in the sixth inning when they were down 2-0. Masyn Winn scored on a fielding error to cut the deficit to 2-1.

John Beller tossed two perfect innings with three strikeouts. The left hander’s WHIP went down to 0.76. Enmanuel Solano took the ninth inning and was responsible for five runs on four hits and one walk. A home run drove in three of the five runs.

The Chiefs offense recorded five hits and no walks. The lineup struck out 11 times and went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Sunday’s game: vs. Cedar Rapids, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (0-2, 3.00) vs. RHP John Stankiewicz (1-0, 0.00) 1:35 CT

Palm Beach 4 at Fort Myers 10

The Palm Beach Cardinals (11-21) fell to the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (MIN, 19-10) on Saturday at Hammond Stadium. It was their fifth consecutive defeat.

Cardinals starter Chris Gerard only went 1 1/3 innings and yielded four runs, two earned, on two hits and three walks. The lefty fanned two and took his second loss.

The Beach Birds scored first with an RBI single from Brady Whalen in the first inning. The Mighty Mussels then scored seven runs over the next four innings to pull away.

Roy Garcia threw 2 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on five hits and a walk. The right hander struck out two. Edgar Manzo tossed 2 1/3 innings and was responsible for two runs on four hits and two walks.

Osvaldo Tovalin plated Tyler Reichenborn and Whalen drove in Tovalin in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 7-3.

Brady Whalen

Edwin Nunez had a scoreless eighth inning with one strikeout but only after he walked the bases loaded. Ludwin Jimenez pitched the ninth and was charged with a solo home run. The right hander struck out two.

Palm Beach scored one more in the ninth off the bat of Patrick Romeri. The outfielder drove in Ryan Holgate to finalize the score 10-4.

The Cardinals recorded five hits and seven walks but could only score four. The lineup went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position and struck out 10 times. Whalen plated two.

Sunday’s game: at Fort Myers, RHP Inohan Paniagua (1-2, 2.48) vs. RHP Marco Raya (2-1, 2.40) 12:00 CT


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 13, 2022

photo: Luken Baker (Springfield Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-2 on Thursday with a win from Memphis. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Memphis first baseman Luken Baker who went 3-for-4 including two doubles and a run scored. Other standouts include Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore, Drew VerHagen and L.J. Jones.



Results from games played Thursday, May 12th.

Memphis 5 at Norfolk 2

The Memphis Redbirds (17-16) topped the Norfolk Tides (BAL, 15-18) with a late comeback in the final innings at Harbor Park. Starter Matthew Liberatore pitched six innings with just one run given up. TCN’s no. 3 prospect yielded four hits, four walks and five strikeouts.

Matthew Liberatore

With the Redbirds down 1-0 in the fifth, Iván Herrera drove in Conner Capel to tie the score.

Angel Rondón tossed two innings and was responsible for one run, a homer, off the bat of top Orioles prospect Adley Rutschman. Rondón struck out two and thanks to the timing of his outing, recorded the win.

The Tides were up 2-1 after Rutschman’s home run but the Redbirds’ bats came alive in the final two innings. Nolan Gorman hit his 13th home run of the year as Memphis took the 3-2 lead in the eighth. Herrera and Cory Spangenberg each drove in one with doubles in the ninth to add insurance.

Brandon Waddell threw a scoreless ninth to record his second save. The left hander allowed no hits and struck out two.

The Redbirds recorded eight hits and three walks but struck out 14 times. Gorman and Cory Spangenberg each fanned three times. Gorman and Herrera had two RBI each and red-hot Luken Baker went 3-for-4 including two doubles with a run scored.

Luken Baker

In 10 May games, the big first sacker has five home runs, nine RBI and is slashing .342/.375/.789/1.164.

Shortstop Paul DeJong went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his first game back in Memphis.

Ben DeLuzio stole his second bag of the year.

Friday’s game: at Norfolk, LHP Zack Thompson (1-0, 4.23) vs. LHP Kevin Smith (0-1, 1.15) 6:05 CT

Springfield 2, Amarillo 5 (10 innings)

The Springfield Cardinals (12-18) fell to the Amarillo Sod Poodles (ARI, 16-14) in 10 innings at Hammons Field.

Drew VerHagen

Drew VerHagen started for the Cardinals on a rehab assignment. The veteran St. Louis right hander went two scoreless innings and struck out three. Regular starter Edgar Escobar came in relief and threw five innings with two runs given up. The 25-year-old yielded five hits and five strikeouts.

The Cardinals scored both of their runs in the fifth inning to take a 2-1 lead. Matt Koperniak scored Julio Rodriguez and Jordan Walker plated Irving Lopez. The Sod Poodles answered in the sixth to tie the score at two each. The game remained knotted until the 10th inning.

Johan Quezada threw a scoreless eighth inning and allowed no hits.

Freddy Pacheco tossed a scoreless ninth but could not get an out in the 10th inning. The right hander took the loss and was responsible for three runs, two earned, on two hits and four walks. Tyler Pike recorded the final three outs and was charged with no runs and one hit.

Chandler Redmond had two of the five Cardinal hits. The lineup went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and struck out 11 times.

Friday’s game: vs. Amarillo, RHP Connor Lunn (2-3, 4.41) vs. LHP Blake Walston (0-1, 31.50) 6:35 CT

Peoria 1, Cedar Rapids 13

The Peoria Chiefs (12-18) were blown out by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN, 22-8) at Dozer Park. Peoria is on a nine-game losing streak. TCN’s no. 5 prospect Masyn Winn had the night off.

Starter Logan Gragg threw 5 1/3 innings and surrendered five runs on eight hits and one walk. The right hander struck out eight and took his third loss of the season. Wilfredo Pereira tossed 2 2/3 innings and yielded four runs on four hits and one walk. Three of the four runs came on a home run.

The only Chiefs run came via a homer off the bat of L.J. Jones in the eighth inning, the outfielder’s first of the season.

LJ Jones IV

Leonardo Taveras pitched the ninth inning and was charged with four runs on two hits and two walks. A home run plated three of the four runs.

Peoria recorded nine hits and went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Jones and Zade Richardson had two hits. The lineup struck out 16 times and took just three walks. The top three hitters in the lineup combined for nine strikeouts.

Richardson and Mack Chambers each stole a bag. Aaron Antonini had a rough night on the base paths after he was caught stealing and picked off. Matt Chamberlain recorded an outfield assist.

Friday’s game: vs. Cedar Rapids, RHP Michael McGreevy (1-1, 2.10) vs. LHP Cade Povich (2-1, 3.32) 6:35 CT

Palm Beach at Fort Myers postponed

Due to inclement weather, Thursday’s Palm Beach at. Fort Myers contest was postponed until  May 13th. Both Friday games will be seven-inning affairs.

Friday’s games:
LHP Chris Gerard (1-1, 3.07) vs. TBA 3:30 CT (Game 1)
RHP Carlos Guarate (0-2, 5.56) vs. TBA, time TBA (Game 2)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 9, 2022

photo: Jeremy Rivas (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-3 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day. Palm Beach shortstop Jeremy Rivas, went 4-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored. Other standouts include Alec Burleson, Julio Rodriguez and Hayes Heinecke.

Results from games played on Sunday, May 8th.



Memphis 3, Jacksonville 6

The Memphis Redbirds (15-15) fell to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (MIA, 18-12) on Sunday at AutoZone Park.

The Jumbo Shrimp struck first off starter Connor Thomas. The left hander went six innings and surrendered four runs on six hits and two walks. The Cardinal Nation’s no. 20 prospect took his second loss of the season.

With the Redbirds down 4-0 in the sixth, Alec Burleson brought in Nolan Gorman with a double. Jacksonville answered back with a run in the seventh against Thomas Parsons, who yielded the run on a hit and a walk.

Alec Burleson

Angel Rondón recorded one scoreless inning with a strikeout. Brandon Waddell tossed the ninth inning and gave up a run on two hits and one walk.

Down 6-1, the Redbirds tried to mount a comeback in the ninth but it was too little, too late. Clint Coulter and Justin Toerner each drove in a run to finalize the score at 6-3.

Memphis could not score against top Marlins prospect Edward Cabrera. Gorman and Burleson each had two hits. The lineup struck out 10 times and went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Kramer Robertson, Conner Capel, Cory Spangenberg and Gorman each stole a bag.

The Redbirds went just 1-5 at home against Jacksonville this week.

Tuesday’s game: at Norfolk, TBA vs. TBA 5:35 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 5, NW Arkansas 9

The Springfield Cardinals (11-16) fell late to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC, 14-13) on Sunday at Hammons Field.

The Naturals scored first off Cardinal starter Dalton Roach. The right hander went five innings and was responsible for five runs on seven hits and two walks. With the Cardinals down 5-0 in the sixth, they tied the score in the sixth through eighth.

Jordan Walker scored on an error and Moisés Gómez came home off the bat of Chandler Redmond. Walker drove in Todd Lott in the sixth. Julio Rodriguez hit a two-run shot, his second homer of the year, to tie the game 5-5 in the eighth inning.

Julio Rodriguez

Grant Black pitched two scoreless innings but gave up three hits and a walk. Johan Quezada threw a scoreless eighth inning and yielded no hits.

Freddy Pacheco tossed the ninth and was charged with four runs, one earned, on three hits and one walk. The right hander took his first loss of 2022. Nick Dunn committed a costly throwing error that kept the bases loaded.

The lineup went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and recorded six hits. Springfield went 3-3 against the Naturals this week.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Amarillo, RHP Kyle Leahy (0-4, 9.53) vs. TBA 11:30 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 0 at South Bend 2

The Peoria Chiefs (12-15) were shut out by the South Bend Cubs (CHC, 15-12) on Sunday at Four Winds Field.

Starter Gordon Graceffo went six innings and yielded two runs on five hits. TCN’s no. 14 prospect walked none and struck out eight. He took his first loss of 2022.

Gordon Graceffo

Nathanael Heredia and Ryan Loutos closed out the final two scoreless innings. Heredia gave up one hit and struck out two. Loutos surrendered no hits and struck out one.

The Chiefs recorded just two hits and drew six walks. Masyn Winn and Jacob Buchberger had the only two hits for Peoria. The Chiefs went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base.

Buchberger and Francisco Hernandez both stole a bag. Aaron Antonini had a rough day on the base pads after he was caught stealing and picked off.

Peoria went 0-6 at South Bend this week.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Cedar Rapids, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (0-1, 2.74)vs. TBA 6:05 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 5, St. Lucie 2

The Palm Beach Cardinals (11-16) beat the St. Lucie Mets (NYM, 18-9) on Sunday at Roger Dean Stadium.

The Mets scored first off starter Inohan Paniagua. The right hander went 5 2/3 innings and yielded two runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out seven and recorded his first win of 2022.

With the Beach Birds down 2-0 in the fifth, the bats came alive. Hansel Otamendi and Ryan Holgate doubled to tie the game. Tyler Reichenborn brought in Holgate to make it 3-2 at the end of the fifth. Brady Whalen hit his first homer of the season in the sixth and Jeremy Rivas scored on a wild pitch to make the score 5-2.

Hayes Heinecke

The bullpen threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings to keep the lead. Hayes Heinecke tossed 2 1/3 innings and gave up only one walk. Andre Granillo recorded his second save and was charged with two hits.

Jeremy Rivas

Rivas, TCN’s no. 43 prospect, went 4-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. Reichenborn and Holgate collected two hits each. Rivas and Otamendi both stole a base.

The Beach Birds went 2-4 at home against the Mets this week.

Tuesday’s game: at Fort Myers, TBA vs. TBA 6:00 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 8, 2022

photo: Ramon Mendoza (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-4 on Saturday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Palm Beach left fielder Ramon Mendoza who went 2-for-4 with two walks, three RBI and three runs scored. Other standouts include Luken Baker, Michael Brettell and Jeremy Rivas.

Results from games played on Saturday, May 7th.



Memphis 4 vs. Jacksonville 6

The Memphis Redbirds (15-14) fell to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (MIA, 17-12) on Saturday at AutoZone Park.

TCN’s no. 8 prospect Zack Thompson tossed 5 1/3 innings and yielded four runs, three earned, on five hits and three walks. The left hander struck out seven.

The Redbirds scored in the first inning with a solo homer from Nolan Gorman, his 12th of the year. Luken Baker hit his sixth home run and second in two games in the fourth to make it 2-0. The Jumbo Shrimp then took the lead with four runs over the fifth and sixth innings.

Luken Baker

James Naile pitched 1 1/3 innings and was responsible for two runs on four hits. The right hander struck out two and took the loss. Kyle Ryan threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings and surrendered two hits. Zach McAllister tossed a scoreless ninth inning and was charged with one walk and two strikeouts.

Alec Burleson scored Kramer Robertson and Gorman in the sixth inning to tie the game at four. But the Jumbo Shrimp responded with two in the seventh against Naile to take the lead, 6-4.

Baker recorded the only multi-hit game with two. The Redbirds went 2-for-5 with runners in scoring position and struck out eight times.

Thompson and Evan Mendoza both recorded their first errors of 2022.

Sunday’s game: vs Jacksonville, LHP Connor Thomas (1-1, 4.26) vs. RHP Jeff Lindgren (1-1, 7.64) 2:05 CT

Springfield 0 vs NW Arkansas 4

The Springfield Cardinals (11-15) were shut out by the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC, 13-13) on Saturday at Hammons Field.

Right hander Connor Lunn started for the Cardinals and went five innings. The 23-year-old was charged with four runs on seven hits, three walks and four strikeouts. Lunn took the loss.

Mike Brettell

Michael Brettell tossed three scoreless innings and gave up only one hit. The right hander struck out three. Sean Kealey threw a scoreless ninth on one hit.

Matt Koperniak had two of the three Cardinal hits. Jonah Davis recorded the other. The Cardinals went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and left four runners on base.

Sunday’s game: vs. NW Arkansas, RHP Dalton Roach (2-1, 4.23) vs. LHP Anthony Veneziano (1-4, 14.54) 6:05 CT

Peoria 2 at South Bend 3 (7 innings, Game 1)

The Peoria Chiefs (12-13) fell to the South Bend Cubs (CHC, 13-12) in Game 1 at Four Winds Field on Saturday.

Chiefs starter Logan Gragg threw five innings and surrendered two runs on three hits and two walks. The 6’5 right hander struck out four. Michael YaSenka pitched one scoreless inning and gave up only one walk.

The Chiefs scored both runs in the third inning. Masyn Winn scored Noah Mendlinger on a sacrifice bunt and an error on the pitcher. Jacob Buchberger plated Zade Richardson on a double play.

Gragg yielded three runs over the third and fourth innings and recorded his second loss.

Matt Chamberlain

Winn and Matt Chamberlain both had two hits. The lineup had seven hits but went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Chamberlain stole his third bag of the year.

Peoria 0 at South Bend 4 (7 innings, Game 2)

The Peoria Chiefs (12-14) were shut out by the South Bend Cubs (CHC, 14-12) in Game 2 at Four Winds Field on Saturday. This was the makeup of Thursday’s rainout.

Michael McGreevy went six innings and allowed four runs on 11 hits. TCN’s number no. 7 prospect only struck out two. He took his first loss of the season.

Aaron Antonini had the only multi-hit game for the Chiefs with two. Jacob Buchberger and Thomas Francisco both recorded a hit.

The Chiefs only had four hits and two walks. The lineup struck out 10 times in seven innings.

Mike Antico

Mike Antico stole two bags, bringing his Midwest League lead in stolen bases to 16. Antonini stole his third of the season.

Sunday’s game: at South Bend, RHP Gordon Graceffo (2-0, 0.65)  vs. LHP DJ Herz (0-0, 1.06) 1:05 CT

Palm Beach 13 vs. St. Lucie 9

The Palm Beach Cardinals (10-16) outslugged the St. Lucie Mets (NYM, 18-8) on Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium.

In his first start, Chris Gerard pitched well. In four scoreless innings, he surrendered two hits and two walks. The left hander struck out three.

The Beach Birds struck first with two runs in the third off the bat of Jeremy Rivas. The Mets responded with a three-run fifth inning. The Cardinals took back the lead in the home half with a two-run homer from Ramon Mendoza.

Ramon Mendoza

In his 2022 debut, Edwin Nunez pitched the fifth inning and was charged with three runs on three hits and two walks. However, the Cardinals scored nine runs over the next three innings to pull ahead.

Tyler Reichenborn cleared the loaded bases in the sixth with a double. Luis Rodriguez and Aaron McKeithan each drove in one in the seventh. Mendoza scored one and Osvaldo Tovalin was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Rivas added one in the seventh and Rodriguez hit his first home run of the season in the eighth to make it 13-4.

Roy Garcia tossed the sixth through eighth and yielded one run on four hits and one walk. The right hander struck out three and recorded his first win. Pitching the ninth with a 13-4 lead, Edgar Manzo gave up five runs on five hits. Three of the five runs came on two long balls.

The Cardinals recorded 14 hits and eight walks. The lineup went 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Reichenborn and Rivas drove in three each, as did Mendoza, who reached base four times on a single, home run and two walks and scored three times.

Sunday’s game: vs. St. Lucie, RHP Inohan Paniagua (0-2, 2.33) vs. TBA 11:00 CT


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 6, 2022

photo: Hayes Heinecke (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 0-2 on Thursday with postponements for Memphis and Peoria. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Hayes Heinecke, who struck out four in two perfect innings for Palm Beach. Other standouts include Moisés Gómez and Zane Mills.

Results from games played Thursday, May 5th.



Memphis vs. Jacksonville postponed

Due to inclement weather Thursday, the Memphis vs. Jacksonville contest at AutoZone Park will be played as a doubleheader on Friday, May 6th.

Friday’s games: vs. Jacksonville, RHP Matthew Liberatore (2-2, 3.18) vs. LHP Daniel Castano (0-0, 11.57) 5:05 CT (Game 1), RHP Johan Oviedo (2-2, 6.75) vs. RHP Max Meyer (2-0, 1.71), Time TBA (Game 2)

Springfield 6, NW Arkansas 9

The Springfield Cardinals (10-14) fell to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC, 12-12) at Hammons Field on Thursday.

Springfield struck first with four runs in the second inning. Todd Lott and Nick Dunn each drove in one. Delvin Pérez brought in two more but was called out at third when trying to stretch his double into a triple.

Domingo Robles started for the Cardinals and went five innings. The left hander surrendered two runs on eight hits and two walks.

With a score of 4-2 in the fifth, Moisés Gómez hit his 14th home run of the year to make it 5-2. The outfielder continues to lead both Major League and Minor League Baseball in home runs.

Moisés Gómez

The Cardinals yielded seven runs in the fifth and sixth as the game got away from the home team. Grant Black only pitched 1/3 of an inning and was responsible for five runs, four earned, on three hits including two home runs. The right hander recorded his third loss and second blown save. Cory Thompson threw 1 2/3 innings and yielded two runs on five hits.

Jonah Davis hit his first homer of the year in the seventh to make the deficit 9-6. The bats could not get anything else in the final innings.

Michael Brettell and Freddy Pacheco tossed the final two scoreless innings. Brettell gave up no hits and struck out one. Pacheco surrendered one hit and struck out two. The pitching yielded 17 hits and four home runs on the night.

Gómez recorded the only multi-hit night with two. The lineup went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times.

Jordan Walker stole his 10th bag of the year and Nick Dunn took his first.

Friday’s game: vs. NW Arkansas, RHP Edgar Escobar (2-1, 7.43) vs. RHP Alec Marsh (0-1, 6.89) 6:35 CT

Peoria at South Bend postponed

Due to inclement weather, Thursday’s Peoria at South Bend contest will be played as a doubleheader on Saturday, May 7th.

Friday’s game: at South Bend, RHP Austin Love (0-2, 10.59) vs. RHP Max Bain (1-0, 3.60) 6:05 CT

Palm Beach 3, St. Lucie 4 (11 innings)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (9-15) fell to the St. Lucie Mets (NYM, 17-7) in the 11th inning at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday.

Cardinals starter Zane Mills went seven innings and gave up three runs on six hits and one walk. The right hander struck out seven. Hayes Heinecke pitched a perfect two innings and struck out four. Andre Granillo struck out four in his two innings but recorded the loss due to an unearned run in the 11th.

Hayes Heinecke

The Beach Birds were down 3-0 in the bottom of the  ninth but came back to tie the score and force extra innings. Brandon Hernandez walked with the bases loaded. Ryan Holgate drove in one on a double play and Hansel Otamendi brought in the tying run with a single.

In the top of the 11th, with a runner placed on second, Granillo walked the first batter. After a defensive indifference play advanced the runners, the Mets brought in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly.

In the home 11th, the Cardinals had Wade Stauss on third with no outs after a wild pitch but could not get him across.

Tyler Reichenborn went 2-for-4, the only multi-hit game for the Cardinals. The team went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base. Osvaldo Tovalin, Tyler Reichenborn and Hernandez all recorded an error.

Holgate stole his first bag of the year and Reichenborn was picked off.

Friday’s game: vs. St. Lucie, RHP Carlos Guarate (0-1, 3.86) vs. RHP Calvin Ziegler (0-1, 3.07) 5:30 CT


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 2, 2022

photo: Masyn Winn (Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-1 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is TCN’s no. 5 prospect Masyn Winn who went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and three RBI for Peoria. Other standouts include Connor Lunn, Matt Koperniak and Matt Chamberlain.

Results from games played Sunday, May 1st.



Memphis 3 at Durham 2

The Memphis Redbirds (14-10) beat the Durham Bulls (TB, 8-16) on Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Redbirds used seven pitchers in the victory.

Durham scored first on a wild pitch by starter Zack Thompson. The left hander went just two innings due to a rain delay and gave up the one run on one hit and a walk. He struck out three. Long man Thomas Parsons recorded the win for the Redbirds. The 26-year-old threw two scoreless innings on three hits and one walk.

The Redbirds responded with a solo shot from Luken Baker in the fourth. The first baseman has three this season. Lars Nootbaar scored Ben DeLuzio with a sacrifice fly in the fifth as Memphis took a 2-1 lead.

Blake Parker and Zach McAllister each threw one inning and gave up no runs. Parker was charged with one hit but struck out three and McAllister yielded no hits and struck out three.

Memphis scored their third run off the bat of Justin Toerner in the seventh. The Bulls responded with a solo shot in the home half off Kyle Ryan. The left hander threw one inning and gave up only one hit, the home run.

Junior Fernández tossed a scoreless eighth and was charged with one hit and one walk. Jake Walsh recorded the save with one hit given up and three strikeouts in the ninth inning. Walsh has six saves in six opportunities this season.

Jake Walsh

Cory Spangenberg and Toerner both had two hits. Nolan Gorman went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as his hitting streak ended at 16 games. For the day, the Redbirds struck out 11 times and walked only once.

Despite seven pitchers used, Memphis only gave up two runs, which was the key to the win.

The Redbirds went 5-1 in the series at the Durham Bulls and sit in third place behind Nashville and Columbus.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Jacksonville, LHP Connor Thomas (1-0, 2.87) vs. RHP Jeff Lindgren (1-1, 7.64), 11:05 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 6, San Antonio 0

The Springfield Cardinals (9-12) blanked the San Antonio Missions (SD, 7-14) on Sunday at Nelson Wolff Stadium.

Starter Connor Lunn threw five innings and gave up no runs on five hits and one walk. TCN’s no. 41 prospect struck out two and recorded the win.

Connor Lunn

The Cardinals scored four runs in the top of the second. Delvin Pérez and Jonah Davis each drove in one. Matt Koperniak topped it off with a two-run home run, his third of the year. Koperniak brought in one more in the fourth to make it 5-0.

Matt Koperniak

Tyler Pike tossed three innings and gave up no runs and two hits. The left hander walked one and struck out two.

Tyler Pike

The Cardinals added one more in the top of the ninth off the bat of Malcom Nunez. Springfield went into the bottom of the ninth with a 6-0 lead.

Freddy Pacheco closed out the game and surrendered one hit and struck out one. His ERA went down to 2.08.

Jordan Walker and Nunez each went 2-for-4 with a walk. Right fielder Moisés Gómez struck out four times in five at-bats. The Cardinals walked six times and recorded 10 hits. Jonah Davis stole his first bag of the year and Chandler Redmond was picked off.

The Cardinals split the series with the Missions 3-3 and come back home with a 9-12 record.

Tuesday’s game: vs. NW Arkansas, TBA vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 6, Wisconsin 4

The Peoria Chiefs (12-9) edged the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL, 12-9) at Dozer Park on Sunday.

TCN’s no. 7 prospect Michael McGreevy started for the Chiefs and went 4 2/3 innings. The right hander gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits and one walk.

The Timber Rattlers scored three runs in the top of the fourth but the Chiefs responded with three runs in the home half. With the bases loaded, Masyn Winn hit his fifth triple of the season to clear the bases.

Masyn Winn

Peoria scored three more on solo home runs in the fifth. Matt Chamberlain hit his first of the season. Mack Chambers and Aaron Antonini went back-to-back to increase the lead to 6-3.

John Beller threw 2 2/3 innings of relief and gave up one run on two hits and two walks. The left hander struck out two and recorded the win. Ryan Loutos pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and recorded the save. The Washington-St. Louis alumni yielded one hit and struck out two.

Winn and Chamberlain both went 2-for-4 and walked once. The Chiefs walked seven times and only struck out six times. Antonini recorded the only error, a throwing miscue.

The Chiefs continue to run wild on the bases. Winn stole second and third in the first and brought his total to 10. Francisco Hernandez stole his fourth and Mike Antico stole his 11th bag of the season.

The Chiefs went 5-1 against the Timber Rattlers and sit in second place behind the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Tuesday’s game: at South Bend, TBA vs. TBA 5:05 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 0, Jupiter 1

The Palm Beach Cardinals (9-12) were blanked by the Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA, 11-10) on Sunday at Roger Dean Stadium.

Jose Moreno started for the Cardinals and threw five innings. He gave up no runs on two hits and four walks. The right hander struck out six.

Jose Moreno

Chris Gerard yielded the only run in his 1 1/3 innings. The left hander yielded one run on two hits and two strikeouts and took the loss for the Beach Birds.

The rest of the bullpen gave up no hits over the final 2 2/3 innings. Roy Garcia pitched 1 2/3 and Gianluca Dalatri threw the final inning. Garcia struck out one and Dalatri fanned two.

The Beach Birds recorded five hits and three walks but could not get any across the plate. Jeremy Rivas had the only multi-hit game with two. Catcher Luis Rodriguez committed a throwing error in the first.

The Cardinals split the series with the Hammerheads 3-3 and sit in fourth place in the division.

Tuesday’s game: vs. St. Lucie, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)


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Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 1, 2022

photo: Johan Oviedo (Memphis Redbirds)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-1 on Saturday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Johan Oviedo who went seven innings and gave up no runs in Memphis’ win. Other standouts include Juan Yepez, Garrett Williams and Tyler Reichenborn.

Results from games played Saturday, April 30th.



Memphis 11 at Durham 4

The Memphis Redbirds (13-10) beat the Durham Bulls (TB, 8-15) on Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Johan Oviedo threw very well in his seven innings. The right hander gave up no runs on three hits and one walk. He struck out eight and recorded the win.

Johan Oviedo

The Redbirds bats came alive in the fourth inning with a Juan Yepez solo shot. In the fifth, Scott Hurst scored on a passed ball and Nolan Gorman hit his 11th home run of the season, tops in all of minor league ball. The second baseman also extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Ivan Herrera hit his second homer of the year in the sixth to make a 4-0 Redbirds lead.

Three more runs came in the bottom of the eighth with two RBI from Evan Mendoza and a bases loaded walk by Kramer Robertson.

Reliever James Naile only went 2/3 of an inning and gave up four runs on five hits. Brandon Waddell closed out the game with 1 1/3 innings and gave up no hits. The left hander recorded his first save.

With a 7-4 lead, Memphis gained insurance in the top of the ninth with a solo home run from Yepez and a three-run shot from Conner Capel. Yepez has eight long balls this season and Capel has four.

Juan Yepez

Yepez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and both Cory Spangenberg and Herrera recorded two hits. The lineup scored 11 runs on 12 hits and seven walks.

Alec Burleson and Hurst each recorded a stolen base.

Sunday’s game: at Durham, LHP Zack Thompson (1-0, 3.98) vs. TBA 4:05 CT

Springfield 3 at San Antonio 7

The Springfield Cardinals (8-12) fell to the San Antonio Missions (SD, 7-13) at Nelson Wolff Stadium on Saturday. Starter Garrett Williams threw a solid five innings with only one hit given up. The left hander struck out eight.

Garrett Williams

The Cardinals scored their only three runs in the fourth inning. Moisés Gómez hit his 11th home run of the year and Pedro Pages hit his third.

Gorman and Gómez are tied for the most home runs in Major League and Minor League Baseball with 11.

Moisés Gómez

Every Springfield pitcher after Williams gave up at least one run as the 3-0 lead slipped away in the late innings. Edgar Escobar tossed 1 1/3 innings and yielded four runs on four hits and one walk. Johan Quezada secured two outs and gave up one run on one hit. Sean Kealey pitched the final inning and was charged with two runs on three hits. Escobar took his first loss of the season.

Jordan Walker and Chandler Redmond each went 2-for-4. The Cardinals went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and struck out 10 times.

Sunday’s game: at San Antonio, RHP Connor Lunn (1-2, 4.76) vs. RHP Reggie Lawson (0-2, 14.54) 2:05 CT

Peoria 12, Wisconsin 2

The Peoria Chiefs (11-9) outhit, outpitched and outscored the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL, 12-8) at Dozer Park on Saturday. Starter Logan Gragg pitched five innings and yielded one run on four hits and one walk. The 6-foot-5 right hander struck out six and recorded the win.

The Chiefs bats started early with seven runs in the first two innings. Matt Chamberlain plated one and two more were scored on a fielder’s choice and an error. Aaron Antonini launched a two-run home run to make it 5-0 in the first. Jacob Buchberger brought in Tommy Jew and Masyn Winn in the second to increase the lead to 7-0.

Aaron Antonini

The Timber Rattlers scored one in the fourth. The Chiefs recorded a four-run bottom of the seventh. A throwing error scored Mike Antico and Aaron Antonini brought in Chamberlain. A wild pitch plated Mack Chambers and Carlos Soto brought in one more. Mike Antico hit a solo shot in the eighth to increase the lead to 12-1.

Nathanael Heredia tossed two scoreless innings and gave up two hits and two walks. Five of the six outs he recorded came via the strikeout. Michael YaSenka threw the final two innings and yielded one run on two hits. The right hander struck out two.

Winn, Antico and Buchberger all recorded two hits. The Chiefs scored 12 times on 11 hits and the Timber Rattlers committed four errors.

The base stealing continued on Saturday with Winn and Tommy Jew taking a bag. Winn stole his eighth and Jew took his seventh.

Sunday’s game: vs. Wisconsin, RHP Michael McGreevy (1-0, 0.76) vs. LHP Russell Smith (0-1, 6.55) 1:35 CT

Palm Beach 2, Jupiter 1 (10 innings)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (9-11) walked off the Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA, 10-10) on Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium. Palm Beach starter Carlos Guarate threw 4 1/3 innings and gave up one run on three hits and one walk. The 21-year-old struck out three.

The Beach Birds were down 1-0 in the third and did not respond until the sixth when Jeremy Rivas’ double brought in Osvaldo Tovalin.

The Palm Beach bullpen gave up no runs in 5 2/3 innings. Edgar Manzo pitched 2 2/3 innings and yielded two hits. The right hander struck out four. Hayes Heinecke tossed one-plus inning and walked three batters but also struck out three. Andre Granillo took over with the bases loaded and escaped. He remained for the final two innings and was charged with one hit and two walks. The 21-year-old struck out four.

With the game tied at one, it went into extra innings. Hansel Otamendi was placed at second and was moved over to third with a sacrifice bunt from Adanson Cruz. Tyler Reichenborn brought Otamendi in with a single to end the game.

Tyler Reichenborn

Reichenborn recorded the only multi-hit game with two. The Beach Birds went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on. The pitching struck out 14 batters and yielded only one run.

Adanson Cruz stole his first bag of the season.

Sunday’s game: vs. Jupiter, RHP Jose Moreno (0-1, 1.38) vs. Sandro Bargallo (1-0, 0.66) 11:00 CT


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