The St. Louis Cardinals rookie ball clubs went 2-0 on Monday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, DSL DH Miguel Vargas, homered twice in the same inning, plating four. Other standouts include Joshua Baez, Won-Bin Cho and Anyelo Encarnacion.
Results from games played Monday, August 1st.
Memphis Redbirds – Off
The Redbirds are five games behind Nashville in the International League West.
Tuesday’s game: at Jacksonville, TBA vs. TBA 6:05 CT
Springfield Cardinals – Off
The Cardinals are one game behind first place Wichita in the Texas League North.
Tuesday’s game: at Corpus Christi, RHP Gordon Graceffo (5-2, 3.38) vs. RHP Miguel Medrano (1-3, 6.04) 6:35 CT
Peoria Chiefs – Off
The Chiefs are seven games behind the South Bend Cubs in the Midwest League West.
Tuesday’s game: at Dayton, TBA vs. TBA 6:05 CT
Palm Beach Cardinals – Off
The Cardinals are ahead of Jupiter by half a game in the Florida State League East.
Tuesday’s game: vs. Jupiter, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT
Snapping a five-game losing skid, the Florida Complex League Cardinals (16-21) edged the first-place Nationals (25-13) on Monday morning at Roger Dean Stadium. In the planned seven inning game, the Cardinals walked off the Nationals in the eighth.
Starter Enrique Saldana tossed two innings and gave up two runs on five hits and three strikeouts. Brayan Ramirez threw a scoreless 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts.
After the Nationals scored two runs in the first inning, the Cardinals took the lead in the fourth. TCN’s no. 18 prospect Won-Bin Cho came across on a wild pitch. Number 12 prospect, Joshua Baez, blasted a two-run homer, his first of the season to take a 3-2 lead.
Americo Lugo yielded a run in the sixth inning which tied the game. Victor Villanueva pitched a hitless 1 2/3 innings and fanned four batters. Augusto Calderon won his third game of the season after a scoreless 1 1/3 innings.
In the eighth, Carlos Linarez was placed on second and Ryan Holgate advanced him with a sacrifice bunt. Baez walked and Jose Cordoba hit a ball to the pitcher which scored Linarez and won the game.
Cho had the only multi-hit game with a single and double. The center fielder also had an outfield assist. The lineup left seven runners on base after they had five hits and four walks.
Felix Taveras stole his second bag of the year. Adari Grant was caught stealing for the sixth time and committed his 16th error of the season. Baez also committed an error.
The Cardinals are in fifth place of the FCL East and are 8.5 games behind the Nationals.
Tuesday’s game: at FCL Nationals, TBA vs. TBA 9:00 CT
The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (24-18) destroyed the Mariners (27-16) on Monday afternoon.
Darlin Saladin surrendered two runs in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander yielded four hits, four walks and five strikeouts. Omar Yanez recorded his second win of the year after a scoreless 1 1/3 innings with three strikeouts.
Between the second and third innings, the Cardinals scored five runs. With the help of an error, Anyelo Encarnacion cleared the loaded bases after he singled. Jose Suarez tripled in the third inning to score two runs.
In the sixth, the Cardinals plated eight runs. Miguel Vargas homered to start the inning. Carlos Carmona came across on a passed ball. Jonathan Mejia blasted a three-run home run, his fourth of the year. Vargas came up to bat again and hit his second homer of the inning, a three-run shot. By the end of the sixth, the score was 13-2.
Miguel Martinez was charged with three runs in 1 2/3 innings. Diego Dominguez and Juan Severino both tossed 2/3 of an inning with no damage done.
In the eighth, Marcelo Perez scored on a wild pitch and Maikel Hernandez came across on an error in the ninth. Yordalin Pena plated Encarnacion via sacrifice fly to finalize the 16-5 score.
Vargas had two home runs and three hits. Pena and Suarez each had two hits. Even though the Cardinals had 10 hits, the Mariners committed five errors and walked nine Cardinals.
Suarez and Vargas both took a base.
The Cardinals are 2.5 games behind the first place Mariners in the DSL South.
Tuesday’s game: vs. DSL Rockies, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT
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