Cardinals Minor League Notebook – August 24, 2022

photo: Brody Moore (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 2-4 on Tuesday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Palm Beach 2B Brody Moore, was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Other standouts include Zane Mills, Tommy Jew, Mike Antico, and Matt Koperniak.

Results from games played Tuesday, August 23.

Memphis 2, Charlotte 8

The Memphis Redbirds were defeated by the Charlotte Knights 8-2 in a Tuesday night contest at AutoZone Park. Starter Connor Thomas pitched six innings, gave up four runs on six hits, struck out four and walked two. Thomas took the loss, his seventh.

Re-signed reliever T.J. McFarland threw two scoreless innings. Ryan Loutos surrendered four runs in the ninth as the lid slammed closed on Memphis’ hopes.

Charlotte took a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Memphis answered in the third on a solo home run by Kramer Robertson.

Kramer Robertson

After the Knights scored five unanswered runs, Memphis tried to come back in the ninth but it stalled after Pedro Pages’ solo long ball.

The Redbirds scored two runs on 12 hits. Robertson was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Ben DeLuzio was 2-for-5. Conner Capel and Corey Spangenberg were both 2-for-4.

On the base paths, DeLuzio was caught stealing for the sixth time. In the field, Robertson made a throwing error. Pages and McFarland each picked a runner off first base.

Memphis is 59-58 and is in fifth place in the International League West, 12 games back of first place Nashville.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Charlotte, TBA vs. RHP Jason Bilous, 7:05 CT.

Springfield 7 at NW Arkansas 8

The Springfield Cardinals were edged by the Naturals in an 8-7 road loss on Tuesday night. Starter Edgar Escobar pitched five innings, gave up five runs, four earned, on six hits, fanned six and walked one.

Logan Gragg surrendered two runs in 2/3 innings. Michael Brettell allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings. John Beller tossed a scoreless eighth.

Springfield got on the board in the second inning on an RBI single by Nick Dunn. Jordan Walker thumped his 17th home run, a solo shot in the third to make it 2-0.

NW Arkansas scored five runs in the home half of the third to blow past the Cardinals for a 5-2 lead. In the fourth, Brady Whalen tripled, and Errol Robinson walked. Mike Antico plated both on a double to cut the lead to 5-4.

Mike Antico

Springfield tied the score at 5-5 in the fifth on an RBI single by Chase Pinder. In the sixth, the Cardinals took a 7-5 lead on a two-run single by Matt Koperniak.

Matt Koperniak

The Naturals tied the game at 7-7 in the home sixth, then added the winning run in the seventh.

Antico was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Masyn Winn was 2-for-4. Walker was 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Koperniak was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Pinder was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Dunn was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

On the base paths, Winn stole his 22nd base with Springfield and 37th of the season. Pinder and Robinson each stole their fourth base. Dunn was picked off first base.

Dunn made a fielding error.

Springfield is 24-22 in the second half and is in second place in the Texas League North, six games back of first place Wichita.

Wednesday’s game:  at NW Arkansas, RHP Michael McGreevy (5-3, 4.83) vs. Alec Marsh RHP (1-11, 7.51) 7:05 CT.

Peoria 5 at Beloit 3

The Peoria Chiefs defeated the Beloit Sky Carp in a 5-3 road contest on Tuesday night. Starter Zane Mills pitched six innings, gave up two runs on six hits, struck out six and walked one.

Zane Mills

Chris Roycroft surrendered one run in two innings of relief but received the win. Leonardo Taveras tossed a scoreless ninth for his fourth save.

Beloit took the initial lead with a run in the third inning. The Sky Carp added a second run in the fifth. Peoria scored in the sixth on a solo home run by Tommy Jew.

Tommy Jew

The Chiefs put up two runs in the seventh to take a 3-2 lead. Jacob Buchberger hit a solo home run to left center field. Ramon Mendoza drove in one on a single.

Beloit tied it at 3-3 in the home half seventh. Peoria retook the lead 5-3 in the ninth on an RBI single by Aaron McKeithan and a sac fly by Noah Mendlinger.

Jew went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Buchberger, McKeithan, Mendoza and Mendlinger each plated one.

On the base paths, Mack Chambers was caught stealing for the third time. In the field, Mendlinger made a fielding error. McKeithan had a passed ball.

Peoria is 21-28 in the second half and is in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 10 games back of first place South Bend.

Wednesday’s game:  at Beloit, RHP Austin Love (7-11, 5.98) vs. RHP Edgar Sanchez, 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach 7 at St. Lucie 5

On Tuesday, the Palm Beach Cardinals won at the St. Lucie Mets in the first game of the week-long series. Starter Yonael Dominguez pitched four innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out four and walked one.

Roy Garcia surrendered two runs in three innings of relief. Matt Hickey and Andrew Marrero each tossed a scoreless inning. Garcia received the win, his third. Marrero earned his seventh save.

Palm Beach took the 2-0 lead in the second inning. R.J. Yeager singled. Chris Rotondo and Leonardo Bernal each drew a walk. Yeager scored on a sac fly by Brody Moore. Jeremy Rivas walked. Elijah Cabell plated Rotondo on a sac fly.

Brody Moore

The Mets came back in the third with one run to make it 2-1. The Beach Birds widened the lead to 4-1 in the fourth. Bernal and Moore singled. Rivas walked. Victor Scott walked, and Bernal scored. Moore scored on a sac fly by Joshua Baez.

St. Lucie responded in the home fourth to cut the lead to 4-3. In the seventh, the Cardinals scored three. Rotondo singled and Bernal reached on an error. Moore singled. Rivas plated Rotondo on a ground out. Bernal and Moore scored on a wild pitch. Palm Beach led 7-3.

The Mets made it 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh.

Moore was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Yeager was 2-for-5. Rotondo was 2-for-4.

On the base paths, Victor Scott stole his ninth base of the season. Rivas was caught stealing for sixth time.

Palm Beach is 27-22 in the second half and is in first place in the FSL East, one game in front of the Mets.

Wednesday’s game:  at St. Lucie, Tink Hence RHP (0-1, 1.79) vs. Jordan Geber RHP (0-0, 6.39) 5:10 CT.

FCL Cardinals 3 at FCL Nationals 5

The Florida Complex League Cardinals lost at the Nationals 5-3 in the final game of their season. Starter Wilmer Ortega pitched five innings, gave up two runs on two hits, fanned six and walked one. Ortega took the loss, his second.

Randel Clemente surrendered three runs, two earned, in the sixth. Angel Cuenca and Omar Sanchez, both sent down from Palm Beach this week, tossed a scoreless inning each.

The Nationals pulled ahead with solo home runs in the first and fourth. The Cardinals made it 2-1 in the fifth. Lizandro Espinoza doubled, stole third base and scored on a throwing error.

The Nationals put up three runs in the sixth to increase their lead to 5-1. The Cardinals rallied for two runs in the eighth on an RBI single by Jhon Torres and a double by Adanson Cruz.

Adanson Cruz

Cruz was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Espinoza was 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

On the base paths, Espinoza stole his fourth base of the season. Won-Bin Cho was caught stealing for the fourth time.

In the field, Brandon Hernandez and Jose Cordoba each made a fielding error.

The Cardinals finished the season with a record of 25-29 in fifth place in the FCL East, 7.5 games back of the first place Mets.

Wednesday’s game:  Season over.

DSL Cardinals 1, DSL Giants Orange 5 (seven innings)

On Tuesday morning, the Dominican Summer League Cardinals fell to the Giants Orange in the Cardinals’ last game of the season. Starter Yordy Herrera pitched only 2/3 of an inning. He gave up one run on no hits, struck out two and walked four. Herrera took the loss.

Miguel Martinez relieved Herrera and surrendered two runs in 2 1/3 innings. Samuel Fabian threw a scoreless fourth. Jovi Galvez allowed two runs, one earned, in 1 1/3 innings. Omar Yanez tossed the final 1 2/3 scoreless innings on one hit, one walk and with one strikeout.

Omar Yanez

The Giants put up one run in the first inning, then added two runs in the second. The Cardinals scored their only run of the game in the fourth. Keshawn Rombley drew a walk, then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Rombley went to third on a ground out by Jose Suarez and scored on a ground out by Miguel Vargas.

The Giants increased their lead to 5-1 in the sixth. The game was stopped early, after the seventh inning.

The Cardinals offense scored one run on four hits. All four hits were singles. Vargas had the sole RBI.

On the base paths, Yancel Guerrero stole his 12th base of the season. In the field, Arfeni Batista made a throwing error. Elias Reynoso had a throwing error and a fielding miscue. Vargas made a fielding error.

The Cardinals finished the season with a record of 33-26 in fourth place in the DSL South, 7.5 games back of the first place Rockies.

Wednesday’s game:  Season is over.

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