Cardinals Minor League Notebook – August 7, 2022

photo: Patrick Romeri (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-3 on Saturday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Patrick Romeri, had two doubles and four RBI for Peoria. Other standouts include Errol Robinson, Jeremy Rivas and Thomas Francisco. Across the six games, the pitching struck out 80 batters.

Results from games played Saturday, August 6th.

Memphis 1 at Jacksonville 2

The Memphis Redbirds (54-49) were edged by the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (MIA, 59-45) on Saturday at 121 Financial Ballpark. The Redbirds used six different pitchers who struck out 18 in the contest, their fifth consecutive loss.

In the bullpen game, Garrett Williams tossed the first three innings and surrendered no runs. The left-hander struck out seven batters. Zack Thompson yielded one run on two hits and one walk. TCN’s no. 7 prospect took his third loss and fanned two batters. Johan Quezada struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

Garrett Williams

The only Redbirds run came in the eighth inning off the bat of Iván Herrera. TCN’s no. 3 prospect singled to score Evan Mendoza.

Kodi Whitley gave up an unearned run in 2/3 of an inning on two walks and two strikeouts. Freddy Pacheco struck out two in 1 1/3 innings and Jojo Romero struck out three batters in the ninth.

Alec Burleson, Luken Baker and Herrera had two hits apiece. Roberto Baldoquin had the only other hit for the Redbirds. The lineup left eight runners on base.

Sunday’s game: at Jacksonville, LHP Matthew Liberatore (4-4, 5.05) vs. TBA 5:35 CT

Springfield 5 at Corpus Christi 1

The Springfield Cardinals (15-16) topped the Corpus Christi Hooks (HOU, 15-16) at Whataburger Field on Saturday.

Michael McGreevy tossed a solid four scoreless innings and yielded one hit, three walks and three strikeouts. Griffin Roberts and Tyler Pike each pitched a scoreless inning. Pike earned his second win of the season.

Michael McGreevy

The Cardinals scored all five runs in the seventh inning. Errol Robinson singled to score Brady Whalen. Jordan Walker walked with the bases loaded and Nick Dunn was hit by a pitch to make the score 3-0. Newly-named organization Co-Player of the Month Chase Pinder scored two runs with a single.

Logan Gragg earned his fourth save of the year after he threw three innings and surrendered one run. The right-hander fanned four batters.

Errol Robinson

Robinson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Julio Rodriguez had two hits, one walk and a run scored. Walker drew three free passes. The lineup went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Mike Antico stole his 16th bag for Springfield and Justin Toerner had two outfield assists. The defense turned three double plays.

Jordan Walker made a nice diving play in right field.

Sunday’s game: at Corpus Christi, RHP Gordon Graceffo (5-2, 3.38) vs. TBA 1:05 CT

Peoria 9 at Dayton 2

The Peoria Chiefs (16-19) beat the Dayton Dragons (CIN, 11-22) at Day Air Ballpark after a six-run ninth inning.

Starter Austin Love tossed six innings and gave up a solo home run. The right-hander struck out seven and earned his sixth win.

Austin Love

In the third, Patrick Romeri doubled to score Noah Mendlinger. Aaron McKeithan hit a two-run homer in the fourth, his first home run for Peoria.

Levi Prater surrendered a run in two innings on two hits and two strikeouts. Gianluca Dalatri struck out the side in the ninth inning.

In the top of the ninth, the Chiefs added insurance with six runs. Tyler Reichenborn bunted and with the help of a throwing error, L.J. Jones came across. Romeri hit another double to clear the loaded bases. Tommy Jew tripled to score Romeri and Osvaldo Tovalin scored Jew via sacrifice fly.

Patrick Romeri

Romeri, The Cardinal Nation’s and Co-Player of the Month by the organization, had two hits, one run scored and four RBI. Mendlinger also had two hits and came across twice. The lineup went 4-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Peoria pitching fanned 12 batters.

Sunday’s game: at Dayton, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (3-10, 4.65) vs. LHP Steve Hajjar (0-0, 0.00) 12:05 CT

Palm Beach 6, Jupiter 2

The Palm Beach Cardinals (21-14) beat the Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA, 17-17) on Saturday night at Roger Dean Stadium for their fifth victory in six games and the series win.

Starter Yonael Dominguez gave up one run in 4 1/3 innings on three hits, four walks and five strikeouts.

Yonael Dominguez

After the Hammerheads scored a run in the first, the Beach Birds responded in the home half. Thomas Francisco singled to score Victor Scott II. In the second, R.J. Yeager scored a run with a single and Jake Burns doubled to plate one.

In the fourth inning, Francisco brought a run across and Jeremy Rivas recorded a two-RBI double to make the score 6-1.

Jeremy Rivas

Alfredo Ruiz surrendered a run in 3 2/3 innings. The left-hander fanned six batters and earned his third win of the year. Andrew Marrero struck out the side in the ninth inning.

Thomas Francisco

Francisco, Rivas and Jimmy Crooks III each had two hits. Francisco and Rivas both had two RBI. The lineup went 5-for-14 with runners in scoring position but had nine hits and five walks.

Scott II and Brody Moore both stole a bag.

Sunday’s game: vs. Jupiter, TBA vs. RHP Juan Reynoso (0-3, 6.75) 11:00 CT

FCL Cardinals 1 at FCL Astros Orange 8

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (18-23) fell to the Astros Orange (19-22) on Saturday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

In his first career outing of at least two innings, starter Alex Willis surrendered an unearned run due to his own error. The right hander yielded one hit, no walks and struck out four in two innings. Edwin Nunez gave up a run on a wild pitch in two innings pitched.

The only Cardinal run came in the fifth inning when Jose Cordoba hit a solo home run, his fifth of the season.

Jose Cordoba

Randel Clemente was charged with four runs on three hits, two walks and three strikeouts in one inning. Americo Lugo recorded a scoreless two innings with three strikeouts. Ludwin Jimenez yielded two runs in the eighth inning.

Carlos Linarez had the only multi-hit game with two and Samil De La Rosa had a double. The Cardinals left six runners on base and went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.

Jeremy Ramos recorded an outfield assist.

The Cardinals are 9.5 games behind the Nationals in the FCL East.

Monday’s game: vs. FCL Astros Orange, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT (The Cardinals are off Sunday)

DSL Cardinals 5, DSL Giants Orange 12

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (26-21) lost to the Giants Orange (19-26) on Saturday morning. The Cardinals used seven different pitchers in the contest.

Leonel Sequera surrendered an unearned run and struck out five in three innings. Junior Chirinos gave up one run in two innings and fanned four. Yordy Herrera struck out four batters and was charged with an unearned run in two innings.

In the third, Anyelo Encarnacion doubled to score two runs. Arfeni Batista came across on a wild pitch in the seventh and Encarnacion scored on a wild pitch in the eighth. Yordalin Pena grounded out and scored Jonathan Mejia to make the score 9-5 in the eighth.

Anyelo Encarnacion

Jovi Galvez took his fourth loss of the year after he was charged with five runs, one earned, in 1/3 of an inning. Bruno Lopez yielded an unearned run in 2/3 of an inning. Juan Severino gave up three runs and Omar Yanez recorded a scoreless ninth.

Encarnacion had two hits, two RBI and one run scored. The lineup went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Keshawn Rombley recorded an outfield assist. Galvez committed two errors while Maikel Hernandez, Alejandro Loaiza and Herrera had one each.

The Cardinals are 5.5 games behind the Rockies in the DSL South.

Monday’s game: vs. DSL Colorado, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT (The Cardinals are off Sunday)

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