Cardinals Minor League Notebook – July 25, 2022

photo: Osvaldo Tovalin (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-1 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Osvaldo Tovalin, had five RBI in Peoria’s win. Other standouts include Moisés Gómez, Nick Dunn and Jose Moreno. Coverage of the DSL All-Star Game is included.

Results from games played Sunday, July 24th.



Memphis 6, Gwinnett 5

The Memphis Redbirds (51-42) walked-off the Gwinnett Stripers (ATL, 46-47) at AutoZone Park on Sunday.

St. Louis’ Dakota Hudson began his rehab with the Redbirds. The right-hander gave up one run on five hits, three walks and six strikeouts in five innings.

The Redbirds scored three runs in the second and third innings. Luken Baker plated one in the second. Delvin Pérez hit a solo home run in the third, his third for the Redbirds. Alec Burleson drove in a run for a 3-0 lead.

Aaron Brooks surrendered three runs in three innings pitched. Zach McAllister yielded a run in the ninth but earned his fourth win.

After the Stripers took the lead in the eighth, Paul DeJong hit a solo homer in the home half, his 15th of the year. Gwinnett scored another run in the ninth. As a pinch-hitter, Moisés Gómez hit a game-winning two-run shot in the ninth, his fourth homer for Memphis.

Moisés Gómez

DeJong and Pérez each had two hits. Every player was on base at least once in the contest.

Ben DeLuzio stole his 27th base of the year.

The Redbirds are 4.5 games behind first place Nashville after they went 1-2 against the Stripers this week.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Norfolk, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 11 at NW Arkansas 4

The Springfield Cardinals (13-8) beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC, 7-14) on Sunday at Arvest Ballpark.

Edgar Escobar tossed six innings with two runs, one earned, yielded on five hits and two walks. The right-hander fanned two and earned his seventh win. Leonardo Taveras gave up one run in an inning.

Edgar Escobar

In the first, Jordan Walker drove in a run via sacrifice fly. Matt Koperniak hit a solo shot in the second, his eighth of the year. In the third, Chase Pinder walked with the bases loaded and Koperniak plated another run. Julio Rodriguez hit a bases clearing double to make the score 7-0.

Michael Brettell threw a scoreless eighth inning. Michael YaSenka was charged with a run in the ninth.

Masyn Winn brought across a run in the sixth. Walker grounded into a double play and Roberto Baldoquin came across. Nick Dunn recorded an RBI single. Dunn hit a solo home run in the eighth, his fifth of 2022.

Nick Dunn

Dunn went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored. Mike Antico, Winn and Koperniak all had two hits. The lineup had 11 hits and nine walks.

The Cardinals swept the Naturals this weekend and are in first place by one game in the Texas League North.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Frisco, RHP Michael McGreevy (5-2, 3.98) vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 9 at Cedar Rapids 7

The Peoria Chiefs (10-14) topped the Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN, 12-12) at Perfect Game Field on Sunday.

Zane Mills threw 4 2/3 innings and gave up five runs, two earned, on five hits, three walks and four strikeouts.

In the first, Osvaldo Tovalin drove in two. Brady Whalen hit a solo shot in the third, his third of the year. Tovalin plated another run in the third. In the fifth, L.J. Jones doubled to bring a run in. Jacob Buchberger and Jones came across on wild pitches to take a 7-2 lead.

Chris Roycroft surrendered two runs in 2 1/3 innings. The right-hander earned his first professional win. Edgar Manzo saved his first game in Peoria after two scoreless innings and four strikeouts.

Osvaldo Tovalin

Tovalin continued his hot streak and blasted a two-run home run in the seventh, his fifth for Peoria.

Whalen and Tovalin both had three hits. Tovalin recorded five RBI. The lineup recorded 14 hits and three walks.

Buchberger stole two bags.

The Chiefs swept the Kernels this weekend. They are seven games back of first place.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Fort Wayne, RHP Austin Love (5-8, 6.28) vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 0 at Daytona 3

The Palm Beach Cardinals (14-10) were shut out by the Daytona Tortugas (CIN, 8-15) on Sunday at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

Trent Baker surrendered three runs, one earned, in only 2/3 of an inning. The right-hander took his seventh loss this season. Jose Moreno had 3 1/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Chris Gerard struck out three batters in two scoreless innings. Gustavo Rodriguez threw two scoreless innings.

Jose Moreno

The top four spots in the lineup all recorded one hit each. The lineup went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and left four runners on base.

Sander Mora took his eighth bag of the year.

The Beach Birds went 2-1 against the Tortugas this week. They are in first place in the Florida State League East.

Tuesday’s game: at St. Lucie, TBA vs. TBA 5:10 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

FCL Cardinals – Off

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (14-16) were off on Sunday. They are eight games out of first place in the FCL East.

Monday’s game: at FCL Astros Orange, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT

DSL NL All-Stars 6, DSL AL All-Stars 6

The Dominican Summer League had their All-Star Game on Sunday morning and the Cardinals had two participants. The AL staged a late comeback to tie the game in the ninth. The game did not go into extra innings.

Cardinals center fielder Yordalin Pena went 0-for-1 at the plate. The 17-year-old also recorded an outfield assist. Left-hander Alexander Beltre tossed a scoreless 2/3 of an inning and struck out one batter.

Alexander Beltre

DSL Cardinals – Off

The rookie-ball Cards are 4.5 games behind the first place Rockies in the DSL South.

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


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