Cardinals Minor League Notebook – August 3, 2022

photo: Todd Lott (Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 2-4 on Tuesday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, RF Todd Lott, was 3-for-5 including a home run and two RBI in Peoria’s win. Other standouts: Alec Burleson, Jacob Buchberger and Jose Davila.

Results from games played Tuesday, August 2.

Memphis 2 at Jacksonville 5

The Memphis Redbirds were defeated by the Jumbo Shrimp on Tuesday night in Jacksonville. Matthew Liberatore had a short outing. The left hander pitched three innings, gave up five runs on seven hits, struck out one and walked three. He took the loss, his fourth.

James Naile relieved Liberatore and threw two scoreless innings. Johan Quezada followed with two scoreless innings. Zach McAllister tossed a scoreless eighth.

Memphis took the first lead in the second inning. Alec Burleson walked and later scored on a single Luken Baker.

Jacksonville ran up the score with five runs in the third. It was all the Jumbo Shrimp needed, as the Redbirds were held to only one more run in the fourth on a solo home run by Burleson.

Alec Burleson

Burleson went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Baker had an RBI. Irving Lopez had the only other hit, a single.

In the field, Liberatore picked a runner off first base.

Memphis is 54-45 on the season and is in third place in the International League West, 5.5 games back of first place Nashville.

Wednesday’s game: at Jacksonville, RHP Tommy Parsons (6-2, 4.91) vs RHP Bryan Hoeing, 6:05 p.m.

Springfield 0 at Corpus Christi 10

The Springfield Cardinals were gored by the Hooks in a 10-0 road stomping on Tuesday night. Starter Gordon Graceffo pitched four innings, gave up eight runs on nine hits, struck out four, threw two wild pitches and walked one. He took the loss, his third at Double-A.

Michael YaSenka surrendered one run in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Leonardo Taveras allowed one in the eighth.

Corpus Christi beat up on Graceffo for two runs in the first, one run in the second, three runs in the third and two runs in the fourth. The Hooks added two more runs in the sixth and the eighth off the Springfield bullpen.

The Cardinals offense was held to two hits, singles by Julio Rodriguez and Masyn Winn. The offense was 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

In the field, Nick Dunn made a throwing error. In his first action as an outfielder, top prospect Jordan Walker played the entire contest in left.

Springfield is 15-13 in the second half and is in second place in the Texas League North, 1.5 games back of first place Wichita.

Wednesday’s game:  at Corpus Christi, RHP Kyle Leahy (7-6, 5.90) vs. TBA 6:35 CT.

Peoria 8 at Dayton 3

The Peoria Chiefs soundly defeated the Dragons by an 8-3 score on Tuesday night. Dionys Rodriguez started for Peoria. The right hander pitched 5 1/3 innings, gave up three runs on four hits, struck out five and walked four. Rodriguez got the win, his third of the season.

Gianluca Dalatri relieved Rodriguez and threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Andre Granillo tossed a scoreless ninth.

The Chiefs scored all their runs in the first four innings. In the first, Todd Lott hit a solo home run. Jacob Buchberger walked, and L.J. Jones reached on an error. Buchberger stole third and scored on a force out by Tyler Reichenborn. Reichenborn then stole second and third and came home on a throwing error. Peoria led 3-0.

Peoria increased the lead to 4-0 in the second on an RBI single by Ramon Mendoza. In the third, a two-run long ball by Buchberger made it 6-0.

Jacob Buchberger

Dayton scored one run in the home half of the third to cut the lead to 6-1. In the fourth, the Chiefs added two more scores on RBI singles by Lott and Osvaldo Tovalin.

The Dragons added two more runs in the fifth for the final score of 8-3.

Todd Lott

Lott went 3-for-5 with two RBI. Tovalin was also 3-for-5 with one RBI. Mendoza was 2-for-2 with an RBI. Buchberger had two RBI.

On the base paths, Buchberger stole his 10th base of the season. Reichenborn swiped two bags. Patrick Romeri stole his first Midwest League bag. Lott was picked off second base.

Peoria is 14-17 in the Midwest League West and is in fifth place, seven games back of first place South Bend

Wednesday’s game:  at Dayton, RHP Inohan Paniagua (0-0, 0.00 at High-A) vs. TBA 6:05 CT.

Palm Beach 2, Jupiter 1

The Palm Beach Cardinals edged the Hammerheads in the 2-1 contest at Roger Dean Stadium on Tuesday night. Newcomer Jose Davila took the ball for Palm Beach after scheduled starter Carlos Guarate was traded earlier in the day. The right hander just up from the FCL pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings, allowed two hits, struck out four and walked five.

Jose Davila

Alfredo Ruiz relieved Davila and surrendered one run in 3 1/3 innings. Ruiz took the win, his second of the season. Andrew Marrero tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his fourth save.

The Cardinals went ahead 1-0 in the first inning. Victor Scott singled, advanced to second on a ground out, then stole third. He scored on a sac fly by Thomas Francisco.

Palm Beach increased the lead to 2-0 in the fourth on a double by Jimmy Crooks and an RBI single by Chris Rotondo.

Jupiter ended the shutout with a run in the eighth to make it 2-1.

Brody Moore was the only Cardinal with multiple hits, going 2-for-3. Francisco and Rotondo each had an RBI.

On the base paths, Scott stole his second base and Rotondo swiped his first bag as a professional. Jeremy Rivas made a fielding error and Scott had an outfield assist at third base. Crooks had a passed ball.

Palm Beach is 18-13 in the second half and is in first place in the FSL East.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Jupiter, Tink Hence RHP (0-1, 1.15) vs. TBA 5:30 CT.

FCL Cardinals 0 at FCL Nationals 4 (seven innings)

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (16-22) were blanked by the first-place Nationals on Tuesday morning by the score of 4-0. Starter Angel Cuenca pitched one scoreless inning, with no hits allowed and one strikeout.

Omar Sanchez relieved Cuenca and surrendered one run in two innings of relief. Randel Clemente allowed two runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched. Yordy Richard relinquished one unearned run in the final 1 1/3 innings.

The Nationals took a 1-0 lead in the third, then increased it to 3-0 in the fifth and finally 4-0 in the sixth. The Cardinals offense was held to two hits, a double by Won-Bin Cho and a single by Lizandro Espinoza. They were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and left five runners on base.

On the base paths, Joshua Baez was caught stealing for the first time. In the field, Jose Cordoba had a throwing error and an outfield assist at third base.

Wednesday’s game:  Off

DSL Cardinals 1, DSL Rockies 5 (seven innings)

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (24-19) lost to the Rockies in a 5-1 contest on Tuesday morning that was shortened by bad weather. Starter Juan Salas pitched five innings, gave up two runs on four hits and fanned five.

Juan Salas

Junior Chirinos relieved Salas and surrendered three runs in 1 2/3 innings. Henry Gomez got the final out of the seventh.

The Cardinals scored their only run of the game in the sixth inning. Jonathan Mejia began the inning with a single, then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Jose Suarez drew a walk. Miguel Vargas plated Mejia on a single.

The Rockies scored one run in the second, fifth, and sixth, and finished with two runs in the seventh.

The Cardinals offense scored only run on three hits. All three hits were singles. The offense was 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven runners on base.

In the field, Vargas made a fielding error. Catcher Alejandro Loaiza had a passed ball.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. DSL Nationals, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 am CT.

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