Cardinals Minor League Notebook – April 27, 2022

photo: Zack Thompson (Memphis Redbirds)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 4-0 on Tuesday, with two shutouts and a 20-2 scoring edge. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Memphis starter Zack Thompson, who pitched 6 2/3 scoreless with nine punchouts. Teammate Ben DeLuzio went deep twice and made a gem in the outfield.

Results from games played Tuesday, April 26.

Memphis 10 at Durham 0

The Redbirds blanked the Bulls by a whopping 10 runs on Tuesday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Zack Thompson got the start for Memphis. The left hander pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowed one hit and one walk and fanned a career high nine.

Zack Thompson

Zach McCallister relieved and threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Blake Parker tossed a scoreless ninth.

The Redbirds posted their first two runs in the second inning on a double by Ivan Herrera and a throwing error. In the third, Nolan Gorman drove in a run on a double, extending his hitting streak to 13 games.

Two long balls by Ben DeLuzio, one in the fourth, a two-run blast, and the second in the fifth, a solo shot, widened the Redbirds lead to 6-0. Conner Capel’s solo home run in the seventh made it 7-0.

Ben DeLuzio

In the ninth, Herrera hit a solo home run, Evan Mendoza plated a run on a double, and a sac fly by Gorman scored the 10th and final run. Juan Yepez, Capel, DeLuzio and Mendoza, each had three hits. Herrera was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Gorman drove in two.

On the base paths, Gorman stole his first base of the season.

Memphis is 10-9 and is in sixth place in the International League West Division, 3.5 games back of first place Nashville.

Wednesday’s game:  at Durham, LHP Connor Thomas (1-0, 2.31) vs. RHP Easton McGee, 5:35 CT.

Springfield 5 at San Antonio 1

The Cardinals beat the Missions 5-1 in a Wednesday night contest at Nelson Wolff Stadium. Connor Lunn started for Springfield. The right hander pitched 6 2/3 innings, gave up one run on four hits, struck out eight and walked one to earn his first win of the season and first at Double-A.

Grant Black threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Cory Thompson tossed a scoreless ninth.

The Cardinals put three runs on the board to begin the game on a three-run home run by Moises Gomez, his MiLB-leading 10th of the season. San Antonio partially answered with one run in the bottom of the first.

Moisés Gómez

In the second, Chase Pinder singled and later scored on fielding error. The Cardinals added to their 4-1 lead in the third. Chandler Redmond drew a walk. Pedro Pages doubled, and Delvin Perez walked. Nick Dunn plated Redmond on a sac fly.

Pinder went 2-for-5. Gomez was 2-for-3 with three RBI.

On the base paths, Jordan Walker stole his sixth base of the season. Gomez was picked off first base.

Springfield is 7-9 and in last place in the Texas League North, three games back of first place Tulsa.

Wednesday’s game:  at San Antonio, Dalton Roach RHP (1-0, 4.30) vs. TBA 7:05 CT.

Peoria 3, Wisconsin 1

The Chiefs defeated the Timber Rattlers in a Tuesday night game at Dozer Park. Michael McGreevy took the mound for Peoria. The right hander pitched six innings and gave up one run on four hits and fanned nine to earn his first win of the season and first at High-A.

Michael McGreevy

John Beller tossed the final three scoreless innings to earn his second save of the season.

Wisconsin got on the board first with one run in the second inning. In the fifth, the Chiefs jumped ahead with a three-run burst. Mack Chambers singled and he scored on Thomas Francisco’s double. Masyn Winn drew a walk and Jacob Buchberger drove in Francisco and Winn on a single. Buchberger was 2-for-4 with two RBI.

In the field, Chambers made a throwing error. McGreevy picked a runner off first base but also committed a pickoff error.

Peoria is 8-8 and is in third place in the Midwest League West, 4.5 games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Wisconsin, RHP Gordon Graceffo (2-0, 0.56) vs. Max Lazar RHP (1-0, 4.50) 11:05 am CT

Palm Beach 2, Jupiter 0

The Cardinals shut out the Hammerheads on Tuesday night in 2-0 contest at Roger Dean Stadium. Jose Moreno got the start for Palm Beach. The right hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowed three hits, struck out two and walked four.

Jose Moreno

The Palm Beach bullpen protected the shutout the rest of the way. Ludwin Jimenez relieved and threw two scoreless innings. Edgar Manzo and Gianluca Dalatri combined for the final three scoreless innings. Jimenez got the win.

The Beach Birds posted one run in the first inning. Tyler Reichenborn reached on a throwing error and Sander Mora did as well. Osvaldo Tovalin ground into a force out and Reichenborn scored. The score remained 1-0 until the seventh inning when the Cardinals plated their second run on a double by Hansel Otamendi.

The offense scored two runs on three hits. No Cardinal had multiple hits. Otamendi’s double was the only extra base hit.

On the base paths, Jeremy Rivas was picked off first base. In the field, Brandon Hernandez made a fielding error. Otamendi had an outfield assist at third base. Catcher Roblin Heredia picked a runner off second base.

Palm Beach has a record of 7-9 and sits in last place in the Florida State League East Division, three games back of first place St. Lucie.

Wednesday’s game:  vs Jupiter, Inohan Paniagua RHP (0-1, 1.69) vs. Edgar Sanchez RHP (1-0, 0.82) 5:30 CT.

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