Cardinals Minor League Notebook – July 29, 2022

photo: Masyn Winn (Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-4 on Thursday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Masyn Winn, was a triple away from the cycle and drove in three runs. Other standouts include Inohan Paniagua, Jeremy Rivas and Maycol Justo.

Results from games played Thursday, July 28th.

Memphis 4, Norfolk 6

The Memphis Redbirds (52-44) fell to the Norfolk Tides (BAL, 46-50) at AutoZone Park on Thursday. Yadier Molina went 0-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in a rehab assignment. He was taken out of the game after he was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning.

Connor Thomas gave up five runs, two earned, in 5 2/3 innings. The left-hander fanned five and took his fourth loss.

The Redbirds scored all four runs in the fifth inning. Delvin Pérez drove in a run to tie the game. Scott Hurst hit a two-run home run, his seventh of the year. Moisés Gómez plated one to close out the inning.

Scott Hurst

Ryan Loutos pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 innings. Johan Quezada gave up a run in two innings on two hits and three strikeouts.

Hurst, Gómez, Pérez and Evan Mendoza each had two hits. Irving Lopez recorded the only other hit in the contest. The lineup went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners on base.

Molina and Matt Koperniak both stole a bag.

Friday’s game: vs. Norfolk, RHP Jake Woodford (1-3, 4.06) vs. RHP Chris Vallimont (2-3, 5.09) 7:05 CT

Springfield 9, Frisco 4

The Springfield Cardinals (14-10) topped the Frisco RoughRiders (TEX, 13-11) on Thursday at Hammons Field. The lineup hit five home runs in the game.

Kyle Leahy threw 5 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on eight hits, one walk and four strikeouts. John Beller pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 innings and earned his second win in Springfield.

Mike Antico hit a solo shot in the fifth inning, his second for the Cardinals. Julio Rodriguez blasted a two-run homer in the sixth. Masyn Winn hit a three-run home run to start the seventh, his seventh in Springfield. Malcom Nunez and Chandler Redmond had back-to-back homers to extend the lead to 9-3.

Masyn Winn

Logan Gragg tossed the final two innings and yielded a solo home run.

Winn was a triple away from the cycle in the contest. Antico and Rodriguez both had two hits. The lineup recorded 12 hits and went 2-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Justin Toerner recorded an outfield assist.

Friday’s game: vs. Frisco, RHP Connor Lunn (3-5, 6.28) vs. RHP Tim Brennan (3-3, 3.43) 7:05 CT

Peoria 2, Fort Wayne 5

The Peoria Chiefs (11-16) lost to the Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD, 13-14) at Dozer Park on Thursday. Inohan Paniagua made his Chiefs debut.

Paniagua tossed five scoreless innings with two hits, four walks and six strikeouts in his Peoria debut. Levi Prater surrendered two runs on one hit and five walks in 2 2/3 innings. The left-hander struck out two and took his first loss of the year.

Inohan Paniagua

There were no runs scored in the game until the sixth inning. Tyler Reichenborn drove in L.J. Jones to make the score 1-0. After the TinCaps scored three in the eighth, Jacob Buchberger hit a solo shot in the home half.

Andre Granillo yielded three runs in 1 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old fanned three and blew his second save.

Todd Lott, Brady Whalen, Jones and Reichenborn all had two hits. The lineup had 10 hits and three walks but only two runs came across.

Reichenborn and Lott both had outfield assists.

Friday’s game: vs. Fort Wayne, RHP Wilfredo Pereira (5-4, 4.16) vs. RHP Ryan Bergert (2-6, 6.01) 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 8 at St. Lucie 9

The Palm Beach Cardinals (15-12) were edged by the St. Lucie Mets (NYM, 14-13) on Thursday at Clover Park. Every Cardinal pitcher surrendered at least one run in the contest.

Starter Carlos Guarate only tossed 3 2/3 innings and gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks. The right-hander yielded three home runs. Jose Moreno was charged with three runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks in two innings.

Aaron McKeithan scored a run in the first to take an early 1-0 lead. In the fourth, Adanson Cruz hit a two-run homer to tie the game at 3-3. After the Mets took the lead again, Thomas Francisco and Sander Mora each plated a run to make the score 5-5. In the sixth, Patrick Romeri doubled to score two and came across after Francisco grounded into a double play.

The Mets tied the game in the bottom of the sixth and took the lead in the seventh. Nelfri Contreras surrendered the go-ahead run in the seventh. The left-hander fanned four batters but took his third loss of the year.

Jeremy Rivas

Jeremy Rivas went 4-for-5 with a run scored. Romeri, Francisco and Cruz all recorded two hits. The Beach Birds went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Romeri stole his third bag of the year and Darlin Moquete was caught for the fifth time.

Friday’s game: at St. Lucie, LHP Alex Cornwell (4-3, 4.85) vs. TBA 5:10 CT

FCL Cardinals 0 at FCL Marlins 9

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (15-18) were blanked by the Marlins (21-13) at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday.

Jose Davila surrendered six runs, three earned, in four innings. The 19-year-old struck out five and took his first loss of 2022. Yody Richard was charged with three runs in the fifth inning. Brayan Ramirez struck out five in two scoreless innings. Enrique Saldana tossed a scoreless inning.

The Cardinals only had two hits and two walks in the contest. Raul Guzman and Romtres Cabrera both had a hit. The lineup could not get a runner in scoring position.

Francis Reynoso, Roblin Heredia and Tre Fletcher all committed an error.

Friday’s games:

  • FCL Mets (Completion of 6/30 contest, Game 1)
  • FCL Mets, TBA vs. TBA Time TBA (Game 2)

DSL Cardinals 4, DSL PIT Gold 2 (7 innings)

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (21-18) beat PIT Gold 2 (26-12) on Thursday afternoon.

Alexander Beltre gave up both runs in his outing. The left-hander struck out nine batters and earned his second win of the season.

The Cardinals scored all four runs in the second inning. Anyelo Encarnacion doubled to score one and Maycol Justo scored Encarnacion. Luis Rodriguez recorded an RBI single. Yordalin Pena hit his fourth triple of the year and scored Rodriguez.

Maycol Justo

Jovi Galvez tossed a scoreless 2/3 of an inning and Omar Yanez recorded a scoreless 1/3 of an inning. Yordy Herrera saved his first professional game after he walked two and struck out two.

The lineup had nine hits and went 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Justo, Rodriguez and Maikel Hernandez all had two hits. Hernandez had two doubles. The pitching struck out 12 batters.

Friday’s game: vs. DSL Giants Black, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT

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