Cardinals Minor League Notebook- August 4, 2022

photo: R.J. Yeager (Mississippi State Athletics)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 1-4 on Wednesday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, 1B R.J. Yeager, was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in Palm Beach’s win. Other standouts: Luken Baker, Nick Raposo, L.J. Jones and Tink Hence.

Results from games played Wednesday, August 3.

Memphis 6 at Jacksonville 7

The Memphis Redbirds were edged by the Jumbo Shrimp in a 7-6 road contest on Wednesday night. Starter Tommy Parsons pitched 4 1/3 innings, gave up six runs, five earned, on six hits, struck out five and walked four. Parsons took the loss, his third of the season.

Reliever Grant Black surrendered one run in 1 2/3 innings. In his Cardinals system debut, lefty JoJo Romero threw a scoreless seventh. Fresh off the injured list, Kodi Whitley tossed a scoreless eighth.

Jacksonville got on the board in the first to take a 1-0 lead. Memphis tied it in the top of the third. Conner Capel singled, Moises Gomez singled and Capel scored on a sac fly by Alec Burleson.

The Jumbo Shrimp immediatelyt regained the lead in the home half of the third with a three-run home run to lead 4-1. The Redbirds made it 4-3 in the fourth. Pedro Pages singled, and a double by Corey Spangenberg and a wild pitch scored Pages. A force out by Roberto Baldoquin plated Spangenberg.

Jacksonville added two in the fifth and one in the sixth to make it 7-3. A three-run long ball by Luken Baker in the seventh made it 7-6.

Luken Baker

Burleson was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Evan Mendoza was 2-for-3. Baker had three RBI.

In the field, Spangenberg made a fielding error.

Memphis is 54-46 on the season and is in third place in the International League West, 7 games back of first place Nashville.

Thursday’s game:  at Jacksonville, Connor Thomas LHP (5-4, 4.50) vs. TBA 6:05 CT.

Springfield 4 at Corpus Christi 5

The Springfield Cardinals were topped by the Hooks in a one-run road game on Wednesday night. Kyle Leahy took the mound for Springfield. The right hander pitched four innings, gave up five runs on seven hits, struck out six and walked two. Leahy took the loss, his seventh.

Michael Brettell relieved Leahy and threw two scoreless innings. Griffin Roberts and Logan Gragg each tossed a scoreless inning.

The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the first. Nick Dunn doubled, advanced to third on an error and scored on a sac fly by left fielder Jordan Walker.

Corpus Christi scored two runs in the third to take a 2-1 lead. Springfield tied it in the fourth on an RBI single by Nick Raposo. A solo home run by Masyn Winn in the fifth made it 3-2.

The Hooks quickly took back the lead with three runs in the home fifth. The Cardinals made it 5-4 in the sixth on an RBI double by Raposo, but the scoring ended there.

Nick Raposo

Raposo was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Winn and Walker each had an RBI.

On the base paths, Walker stole his 16th base of the season. In the field, Errol Robinson made a fielding error.

Springfield is 15-14 in the second half and is in second place in the Texas League North, 1 game back of first place Wichita.

Thursday’s game:  at Corpus Christi, RHP Connor Lunn (3-5, 6.41) vs. TBA 6:35 CT.

Peoria 5 at Dayton 14

The Peoria Chiefs were shellacked by the Dragons Wednesday night in Dayton. Inohan Paniagua started for Peoria. The right hander pitched 4 1/3 innings, gave up nine runs, seven earned on seven hits, struck out two and walked three. Paniagua took the loss, his first at High-A.

Nathanael Heredia relieved Paniagua and surrendered one unearned run in 1 2/3 innings. Edgar Manzo allowed four runs in one inning. Jack Ralston tossed a scoreless eighth.

The Chiefs took 3-0 lead in the first. Todd Lott and Osvaldo Tovalin singled. L.J. Jones doubled to score Lott and Tovalin. Jones stole third. Two consecutive walks scored Jones.

Dayton scored one in the second and three in the third to go ahead, 4-3. The Dragons added five more in the fifth, one in the sixth, one in the seventh, and three in the eight to make it 14-3.

Peoria briefly rallied in the ninth with two runs to bring the final score to 14-5. Noah Mendlinger doubled. Ramon Mendoza and Tommy Jew walked. Lott walked and Mendlinger scored. Tovalin plated Mendoza on a force out.

Lott was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Jones scored and plated two.

LJ Jones IV

On the base paths, Jones and Tyler Reichenborn each stole a base. Jew and Reichenborn were caught stealing.

In the field, Mendlinger made a throwing error, and Jacob Buchberger had a fielding miscue.

Peoria is 14-18 in the second half and is in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 7.5 games back of first place South Bend.

Thursday’s game:  at Dayton, RHP Wilfredo Pereira (6-4, 3.86) vs. Thomas Farr RHP (0-6, 5.74) 6:05 CT.

Palm Beach 7, Jupiter 4

The Palm Beach Cardinals defeated the Hammerheads in a Wednesday night contest at Roger Dean Stadium. Starter Tink Hence pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings, allowed three hits and fanned six on 60 pitches, 35 for strikes.

Tink Hence

Reliever Chris Gerard threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his third win. Diorys Guerrero surrendered four runs in 2/3 innings. Gustavo Rodriguez tossed the final 3 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his third save.

Gustavo J. Rodriguez

Palm Beach got on the board first with two runs in the third inning. R.J. Yeager singled, Nathan Church doubled, and Jeremy Rivas reached on an error that scored Yeager and Church.

The Cardinals increased the lead to 5-0 in the fourth on a sac fly by Brody Moore and an RBI single by Yeager. Two more runs came home in the fifth on a single by Alex Ladisernia and a sac fly by Victor Scott.

Jupiter put up all four of their runs in the in the sixth. Neither team scored further.

R.J. Yeager

Yeager, a July non-drafted free agent signee from Mississippi State, went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Church was 2-for-4. The offense scored seven runs on nine hits that included eight singles.

In the field, Church had an outfield assist at first base.

Palm Beach is 19-13 in the second half and is in first place in the FSL East.

Thursday’s game:  vs. Jupiter, Trent Baker RHP (6-7, 3.45) vs. TBA 5:30 CT.

FCL Cardinals – Off

The 16-22 Cardinals are in fifth place in the six-team Florida Complex League East Division, 9.5 games behind the first place Nationals.

Thursday’s game:  at FCL Astros Blue, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 am CT.

DSL Cardinals 1, DSL Nationals 3 (seven innings)

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (24-20) lost to the Nationals in a 3-1 contest on Wednesday morning. Starter Alexander Beltre pitched three innings, gave up two unearned runs on four hits and struck out four to earn his second win of the season.

Yordy Herrera threw two scoreless innings in relief of Beltre. Jovi Galvez surrendered one unearned run in 1/3 innings. Bruno Lopez tossed the final 1 2/3 scoreless innings.

The Nationals took the first lead with one run in the top of the first inning. The Cardinals tied it at 1-1 in the home half of the first on a solo home run by Anyelo Encarnacion.

Anyelo Encarnacion

The Nationals retook the lead in third to make it 2-1, then made it 3-1 in the sixth.

The Cardinals offense scored one on three hits. In addition to the Encarnacion home run, Yordalin Pena and Justin Guerrero singled.

In the field, Beltre had an error on a pickoff. Marcelo Perez made a throwing error and had a fielding miscue. Guerrero had a fielding error and a passed ball.

Thursday’s game:  at DSL Tampa Bay, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 am CT.


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