Cardinals Minor League Notebook – August 6, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 3-3 on Friday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, FCL 2B Samil De La Rosa, was 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Other standouts: Jake Woodford, Mike Antico, Ramon Mendoza, Jose Cordoba and Jonathan Mejia.

Results from games played Friday, August 5.

Memphis 1 at Jacksonville 2

The Memphis Redbirds took their fourth consecutive loss to the Jumbo Shrimp in a one-run game on Friday night. Memphis starter Jake Woodford pitched six innings, gave up one run on five hits, struck out five and walked two.

Jake Woodford

Reliever Kyle Ryan threw a scoreless seventh. Zach McAllister allowed one run in the eighth and took the loss, his second of the season.

Memphis scored first with on run in the top of the second on a solo home run by Luken Baker. Jacksonville tied it in the home half of the inning.

The game remained tied at 1-1 until the eighth, when the Jumbo Shrimp pushed a run home to take the 2-1 lead.

Baker was 2-for-3 with the only RBI. Evan Mendoza, Moises Gomez, Pedro Pages, and Roberto Baldoquin singled.

In the field, Gomez had an outfield assist at third base. Woodford picked a runner off first base.

Memphis is 54-48 on the season and is in third place in the International League West, 8 games back of first place Nashville.

Saturday’s game:  at Jacksonville, TBA vs. TBA 5:35 CT.

Springfield 6 at Corpus Christi 7

The Springfield Cardinals lost in a squeaker to the Hooks on Friday night at Whataburger Field. Starter Edgar Escobar pitched six innings, gave up six runs on seven hits, struck out five and walked two. Escobar took the loss, his seventh.

Dalton Roach relieved Escobar and surrendered one run in 2/3 of an inning. Tyler Pike tossed the final 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

Corpus Christi took the early lead, scoring one run in the first, three in the second, and one in the third for a 5-0 lead. The Cardinals played catch up and cut the lead to 5-2 in the fourth. Mike Antico singled, and Masyn Winn reached on an error. Antico scored on a wild pitch. Nick Dunn plated Winn on a single.

The Hooks added a sixth run in the fifth. Springfield put up a three spot in the sixth to bring the game within one run at 6-5. Antico hit a solo home run. Matt Koperniak and Brady Whalen each plated a run on a single.

Mike Antico

Corpus Christi made it 7-5 in the seventh. The Cardinals fell short of a rally in the final innings but scored one more run in the eighth on an RBI single by Julio Rodriguez.

Antico went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Winn was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

On the base path, Winn stole his 14th base but was also caught stealing for the fifth time. In the field, Jordan Walker had an outfield assist at second base.

Springfield is 15-16 in the second half and is in second place in the Texas League North, 3 games back of first place Wichita.

Saturday’s game:  at Corpus Christi, RHP Michael McGreevy (5-2, 4.53) vs. RHP Misael Tamarez (2-5, 4.81) 7:05 CT.

Peoria 6 at Dayton 3 (10 innings)

The Peoria Chiefs prevailed over the Dragons in a 10-inning road win on Friday night. Peoria starter Zane Mills pitched 5 1/3 innings, gave up two runs on six hits, struck out three and walked one.

Andre Granillo relieved Mills and surrendered one run in 2 2/3 innings. Granillo was charged with a blown save. Leonardo Taveras tossed the final two scoreless innings to earn his third win.

Dayton took an early lead with one run in the first inning. The Chiefs put up three runs in the fifth on a two-run home run by Mack Chambers and an RBI single by Patrick Romeri.

The Dragons cut the lead to 3-2 in the sixth, then tied the game at 3-3 in the eighth. In the 10th, the Chiefs rallied for three runs on a two-run double by Ramon Mendoza and an RBI single by Todd Lott, to retake the lead at 6-3. Dayton was scoreless in the bottom of the 10th.

Ramon Mendoza

Lott was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Chambers and Mendoza each drove in two.

On the base paths, Lott, Francisco Hernandez, and Jacob Buchberger each had a stolen base. Lott and Osvaldo Tovalin were both caught stealing.

Peoria is 15-19 in the second half and is in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 7.5 games back of first place South Bend.

Saturday’s game:  at Dayton, RHP Austin Love (5-10, 6.21) vs. Chase Petty RHP (0-1, 18:00) 6:05 CT.

Palm Beach 5, Jupiter 10

The Palm Beach Cardinals lost to the Hammerheads in a 10-5 contest at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday night. Starter Hancel Rincon pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up six runs, two earned, on eight hits, struck out three and walked one. Rincon took the loss, his third.

Nelfri Contreras relieved Rincon and surrendered five runs, four earned in 2 2/3 innings. Diorys Guerrero tossed the final 1 2/3 scoreless innings.

Jupiter scored first with three runs in the fourth. They added three more in the fifth to go up 6-0.

The Beach Birds answered with three in the home fifth. Chris Rotondo singled. Michael Curialle doubled to plate Rotondo. Darlin Moquete singled. Curialle scored on a sac fly by Brody Moore. Thomas Francisco singled to score Moquete.

The game remained 6-3 in favor of Jupiter until the Hammerheads put up four runs in the top of the eighth. The Cardinals responded with two in the bottom of the eighth to make it 10-5. The runs scored on singles by Rotondo and Leonardo Bernal.

Chris Rotondo

Francisco went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Rotondo was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Curialle was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

On the base paths, Rotondo stole his second base of the season. In the field, Curialle made two throwing errors, and Moquete, Rotondo, and Bernal each had a throwing error.

Palm Beach is 20-14 in the second half and is in first place in the FSL East.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Jupiter, Yonael Dominguez RHP (0-0, 6.75) vs. TBA 5:00 CT.

FCL Cardinals 7, FCL Astros Blue 6 (10 innings)

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (18-22) edged the Astros Blue in a 10-inning contest on Friday morning at Roger Dean Stadium. Wilmer Ortega started for the Cardinals. The right hander pitched 3 1/3 innings, gave up three runs on four hits, struck out four and walked one.

Brayan Ramirez relieved Ortega and surrendered one run in 2/3 of an inning. Enrique Saldana allowed one unearned run in the fifth. Angel Cuenca and Omar Sanchez each tossed two scoreless innings. Yordy Richard surrendered one unearned run in the 10th but still received the win, his first.

The Astros Blue took a 1-0 lead in the third. They added three runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to make it 5-0.

The Cardinals scored one run in the sixth to cut the lead to 5-1. Hansel Otamendi singled. Brandon Hernandez grounded into a force out, with Otamendi out at second. Hernandez moved to third on a ground out by Joshua Baez and scored on a single by Samil De La Rosa.

Samil De La Rosa

The Cardinals tied the game at 5-5 with four runs in the ninth on a solo home run by De La Rosa, a single by Javier Bolivar, and a two-run long ball by Jose Zapata.

The Astros Blue scored one run in the top of the 10th to break the tie. The Cardinals answered with two runs in the home half of the 10th on a double by Jose Cordoba and an error to walk off the win.

Jose Cordoba

De La Rosa went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Cordoba was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Otamendi was 2-for-3. Zapata had two RBI.

On the base paths, Bolivar stole his third base of the season. De La Rosa was picked off first base.

In the field, Raul Guzman made a throwing error. Cordoba had an outfield assist at home plate. Saldana picked a runner off first base.

Saturday’s game:  at Astros Orange, TBA vs. TBA 9:00 am CT.

DSL Cardinals 9 at DSL Nationals 0 (seven innings)

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (26-20) blanked the Nationals in a 9-0 contest on Friday morning. Starter Nelfy Ynfante pitched four scoreless innings, allowed four hits, struck out six and walked three.

Esteban Contreras threw a scoreless fifth. Samuel Fabian earned the win with a scoreless sixth. Miguel Martinez tossed a clean seventh.

The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the third. Yancel Guerrero walked and scored on a double by Jonathan Mejia. In the fourth, Justin Guerrero walked and later scored on a ground out by Elias Reynoso to make it 2-0.

The Cardinals scored three runs in the fifth on a sac fly by Jose Suarez, and RBI singles by Yordalin Pena and Arfeni Batista. Mejia doubled in a run in the sixth and a second run scored in the inning on a ground out by Suarez.

Jonathan Mejia

The final two Cardinals runs came in the seventh on a single by Reynoso and a force out by Yancel Guerrero.

Mejia was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Batista was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Justin Guerrero was 2-for-3. Suarez and Reynoso each drove in two.

On the base paths, Yancel Guerrero stole his seventh base of the season. Anyelo Encarnacion swiped his 10th bag. Pena stole his sixth base.

Saturday’s game:  vs. DSL Giants Orange, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 am CT.

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