Cardinals Minor League Notebook – August 5, 2022

photo: Trent Baker (Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-3 on Thursday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Trent Baker, pitched seven scoreless innings for Palm Beach. Other standouts include Nick Trogrilc-Iverson, Javier Bolivar and Jonathan Mejia.

Results from games played Thursday, August 4th.

Memphis 1 at Jacksonville 5

The Memphis Redbirds (54-47) fell to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (MIA, 57-45) at 121 Financial Ballpark on Thursday. It is the Redbirds’ third consecutive defeat.

Connor Thomas yielded four runs in five innings. The left-hander struck out four batters and took his fifth loss of the season. Ryan Loutos gave up one run in an inning.

Moisés Gómez brought in the only Redbird run in the contest. TCN’s no. 15 prospect singled to score Roberto Baldoquin in the seventh inning.

Freddy Pacheco threw a scoreless seventh inning and Junior Fernández tossed a hitless eighth.

Gómez and Baldoquin had two hits each. Luken Baker drew two walks. The lineup went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Conner Capel stole his 17th bag of the season.

Friday’s game: at Jacksonville, RHP Jake Woodford (2-3, 3.41) vs. TBA 6:05 CT

Springfield 2 at Corpus Christi 7

The Springfield Cardinals (15-15) fell to the Corpus Christi Hooks (HOU, 14-16) at Whataburger Field on Thursday. The Cardinals are currently on a five-game losing streak.

Connor Lunn tossed 4 2/3 innings and was charged with six runs on 10 hits and one walk. The right-hander struck out five and took his sixth loss of the year.

The Cardinals scored their only two runs over the second and third innings. In the second, Justin Toerner doubled to bring in Brady Whalen, Whalen’s single plated Masyn Winn in the third, for the first baseman’s first RBI for Springfield.

Brady Whalen

Domingo Robles yielded a run in 2 1/3 innings. John Beller threw a scoreless eighth inning with two walks and one strikeout.

The lineup went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position after they had nine hits and six walks. Nick Dunn and Whalen had two hits apiece. Every player in the lineup was on base at least once.

Whalen went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his Springfield debut.

Mike Antico stole his 15th bag for Springfield, his 52nd between High-A and Double-A.

Friday’s game: at Corpus Christi, RHP Edgar Escobar (7-6, 6.48) vs. TBA 7:05 CT

Peoria 3 at Dayton 7

The Peoria Chiefs (14-19) lost to the Dayton Dragons (CIN, 11-20) on Thursday at Day Air Ballpark. The Dragons scored all seven runs in the third inning.

Starter Wilfredo Pereira pitched three innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits, one walk and two strikeouts. The right-hander took his fifth loss. Nick Trogrlic-Iverson threw a scoreless three innings with three strikeouts.

Nick Trogrlic-Iverson

In the fourth, Francisco Hernandez singled and L.J. Jones scored on a throwing error. Luis Rodriguez grounded into a double play and Tyler Reichenborn came across. Reichenborn blasted a solo home run in the sixth inning, his seventh of the season.

Tyler Reichenborn

Chris Roycroft recorded a scoreless two innings with one walk and four strikeouts.

Reichenborn went 2-for-3 including a home run, a walk and two runs scored. Hernandez also had two hits. The Chiefs left seven runners on base.

Friday’s game: at Dayton, RHP Zane Mills (2-5, 5.02) vs. RHP Joe Boyle (3-4, 1.97) 6:05 CT

Palm Beach 3, Jupiter 2

The Palm Beach Cardinals (20-13) topped the Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA, 16-16) at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday. The Beach Birds are riding a four-game winning streak.

Trent Baker tossed a very strong seven scoreless innings with four hits and one walk surrendered. The right-hander struck out four batters and earned his seventh win of the year.

Trent Baker

In the second, Victor Scott II was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Thomas Francisco singled in the fourth to plate two runs.

Thomas Francisco

Hayes Heinecke surrendered two runs on two hits, two walks and three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Andrew Marrero earned his fifth save after he recorded the final out in the ninth.

The Beach Birds had four hits and six walks in the contest. Jimmy Crooks III walked and came across twice. Francisco had one hit and two RBI. Brody Moore had one hit, one walk and a stolen base.

Friday’s game: vs. Jupiter, RHP Hancel Rincon (0-2, 11.37) vs. TBA 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals 7 at FCL Astros Blue 6

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (17-22) edged the Astros Blue (11-28) at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Thursday. The Cardinals used six different pitchers in the contest.

Starter Benjamin Arias tossed 3 2/3 innings and gave up an unearned run on six hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Ludwin Jimenez earned his first win for the rookie club after a scoreless 1 1/3 innings.

After the Astros scored a run in the second, the Cardinals responded with two in the third. TCN’s no. 12 prospect, Joshua Baez, doubled to score two runs.

Javier Bolivar homered in the fifth, the first of his professional career. Samil De La Rosa hit a solo shot in the sixth and Bolivar drove in another run on a single. Lizandro Espinoza singled to plate two runs and extend the lead to 7-1.

Javier Bolivar

Edwin Nunez yielded three runs in 2/3 of an inning and Victor Villanueva surrendered two runs in one inning. Augusto Calderon fanned two in two innings. Americo Lugo saved his third game after a strikeout for the final out.

Bolivar went 2-for-3 with one walk, two RBI and three runs scored. De La Rosa also had two hits. Won-Bin Cho went 0-for-1 with four walks. The lineup left 10 runners on base but had seven hits and 11 walks.

Bolivar and Espinoza both stole a bag. The defense turned three double plays.

Friday’s game: vs. FCL Astros Blue, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT

DSL Cardinals 6 at DSL Tampa Bay 4

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (25-20) topped Tampa Bay (19-22) on Thursday afternoon.

Starter Ronny Oliver tossed five innings and surrendered two runs on four hits and one walk. The right-hander fanned three and earned his second win.

Anyelo Encarnacion and Miguel Vargas hit RBI singles in the third. In the fourth, Elias Reynoso stole second and Alejandro Loaiza stole home to extend the lead to 3-1.

Henry Gomez yielded two runs on four hits and two strikeouts in three innings. Omar Yanez saved his second game of the season after a scoreless ninth inning.

In the seventh, the Cardinals added two insurance runs. Jonathan Mejia tripled to plate one and Vargas scored Mejia via sacrifice fly. In the ninth, Mejia walked with the bases loaded to make the score 6-4.

Jonathan Mejia

Mejia and Vargas each had two RBI. Encarnacion came across twice and Elias Reynoso had two walks. The lineup went 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Yancel Guerrero, Loaiza, Reynoso and Encarnacion all took a base. Carlos Carmona recorded an outfield assist.

Mejia committed his 16th error of the year.

Friday’s game: at DSL Nationals, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT

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