Cardinals Minor League Notebook – April 20, 2022

photo: Nolan Gorman (Springfield Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-3 on Tuesday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day Nolan Gorman hit his seventh home run of the season backing Johan Oviedo’s strong start in Memphis’ home win over Omaha.

Results for games played Tuesday, April 19.

Memphis 2, Omaha 1

The Memphis Redbirds (7-6) topped the Omaha Storm Chasers by a 2-1 score at AutoZone Park on Tuesday night. Johan Oviedo earned his first win of the season. The right hander pitched six innings and gave up just one run on three hits, struck out four and walked three.

Johan Oviedo

Angel Rondon relieved and threw a scoreless seventh. Brandon Waddell pitched a scoreless eighth and Jake Walsh tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his third save.

Omaha put up its first and only run in the second inning. Memphis tied the game in the fifth on an RBI single by Ben DeLuzio. The Redbirds took the 2-1 lead in the sixth on a solo home run by Nolan Gorman. Gorman’s long ball, his seventh in the last seven games, was the only extra base hit for the Redbirds.

Nolan Gorman

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Omaha, LHP Zack Thompson vs. (0-0, 3.86) vs. RHP Daniel Mengden, 11:05 am CT.

Springfield 2, Tulsa 4

The Springfield Cardinals (4-6) fell to the Tulsa Drillers on Tuesday night at Hammons Field. Garrett Williams started on the mound for Springfield and pitched 4 1/3 innings. The left hander gave up four runs on five hits, fanned seven and walked two.

Edgar Escobar threw the final 4 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, allowing no runs on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Williams took the loss, his first of the season.

Edgar Escobar

Springfield got on the board in the first inning on an RBI single by Malcom Nunez. Tulsa tied the game in the third inning, then two innings later took a 4-1 lead.

The Cardinals added their final run in the sixth on a double by Pedro Pages. Pages went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Moises Gomez also was 2-for-4.

In the field, catcher Pages made a throwing error, his first error of the season.

Wednesday’s game: vs. Tulsa, Connor Lunn RHP (0-1, 3.97) vs. Michael Grove RHP (0-0, 2.45) 6:35 CT.

Peoria 3 at Cedar Rapids 4

The Peoria Chiefs (6-4) were edged by the Kernels in a 4-3 contest at Cedar Rapids’ Perfect Game Field on Tuesday night. Peoria starter Logan Gragg pitched four innings, gave up two runs on five hits, struck out four and issued one free pass.

Nathanael Heredia surrendered two runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief. The left hander took the loss, his first of the season. Leonardo Taveras tossed the final 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

The Chiefs put the first run on the board in the top of the first inning. Masyn Winn tripled and scored on a sac fly by Aaron Antonini. In the bottom of that inning Cedar Rapids tied the game at 1-1.

Masyn Winn

The Kernels took a 2-1 lead in the second inning, but Peoria reknotted the score at 2-2 in the fourth. The inning began with a double by Winn. Matt Chamberlain drew a walk and Tommy Jew followed with a single to plate Winn.

Cedar Rapids regained the lead with two runs scored in the sixth. In the seventh, the Chiefs decreased the Kernels lead to 4-3. Jew walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch, stole third base, and scored on a sac fly by Thomas Francisco. Peoria was unable to rally further in the final two innings.

The Peoria offense had just six hits and fanned 13 times. Winn doubled, tripled and scored twice. Jew had an RBI single and his teammates Jacob Buchberger, Matt Chamberlain, and Noah Mendlinger each singled. Chamberlain was the only starter to avoid being punched out.

On the base paths, Jew stole his third base of the season. Mendlinger was picked off first base.

Wednesday’s game:  at Cedar Rapids, RHP Michael McGreevy (0-0, 0.00) vs. Sean Mooney RHP (0-0, 6.00) 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach 2 at Lakeland 3

The Palm Beach Cardinals (5-5) were edged by the Flying Tigers in a Tuesday night contest at Lakeland’s Publix Field. Carlos Guarate made the start for Palm Beach and pitched five innings. The right hander gave up two run on two hits, struck out six and walked two.

Hayes Heinecke pitched the sixth and surrendered one run. He took the loss. Edgar Manzo tossed the final two scoreless innings.

The Beach Birds got on the board first with one run in the top of the third inning on an RBI single by Wade Stauss. Lakeland quickly tied it up in the home half of the inning.

The Cardinals regained the lead in the fourth on an RBI triple by Tyler Reichenborn. In the fifth, the Flying Tigers knotted it up again at 2-2, then took the lead 3-2 in the sixth. Palm Beach failed to answer.

Tyler Reichenborn

Leadoff man Reichenborn went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Jeremy Rivas was 2-for-4. The Beach Birds had 10 strikeouts and were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

On the base paths, Reichenborn was picked off and caught stealing. In the field, Reichenborn had an outfield assist at second base. Catcher Roblin Heredia picked a runner off second base. He also had a passed ball.

Wednesday’s game:  at Lakeland, Jose Moreno RHP (0-0, 1.80) vs. TBA 5:30 CT.

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