Cardinals Minor League Notebook – July 30, 2022

photo: Jordan Walker and Masyn Winn (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 5-2 on Friday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, 3B Jordan Walker, was 3-for-4 including two home runs and four RBI in Springfield’s win. Other standouts include Jake Woodford, Masyn Winn, Nick Raposo and Wilfredo Pereira.

Results from games played Friday, July 29, 2022.

Memphis 5, Norfolk 0

The Memphis Redbirds blanked the Tides 5-0 at AutoZone Park on Friday night. Starter Jake Woodford pitched six scoreless innings, allowed two hits, struck out five and walked one to earn his second win.

Jake Woodford

Kyle Ryan relieved and threw two scoreless innings. Zach McAllister tossed a scoreless ninth.

Memphis jumped ahead 4-0 in the third inning. Matt Koperniak drew a walk. Evan Mendoza singled. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Ben DeLuzio plated Koperniak and Mendoza on a single. DeLuzio advanced to second on a throwing error and went to third on a single by Scott Hurst. DeLuzio scored on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt. Luken Baker doubled to score Hurst.

The Redbirds added their fifth run in the fourth. Clint Coulter doubled and moved to third on a single by Koperniak. Mendoza grounded into a force out that scored Coulter.

Koperniak and Coulter were both 2-for-4. DeLuzio had two RBI.

On the base paths, DeLuzio stole his 29th base of the season. Hurst swiped his 10th bag.

Memphis is 53-44 on the season and is in third place in the International League West, 6.5 games back of first place Nashville.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Norfolk, Aaron Brooks RHP (5-4, 5.71) vs. TBA 6:35 CT

Springfield 12, Frisco 6

The Springfield Cardinals doubled up the RoughRiders by a 12-6 score at Hammons Field on Friday night. Starter Connor Lunn pitched 5 2/3 innings, gave up five runs on four hits, struck out two and walked two.

Michael Brettell relieved and threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his fourth win. Tyler Pike surrendered one run in the final two innings.

Frisco took the first lead with a run in the first inning. Springfield scored three in third to take the lead on a two-run long ball by Masyn Winn and a solo home run by Jordan Walker. They were back-to-back.

Jordan Walker

Springfield added a run in the fourth. Errol Robinson singled and advanced to third on throwing error. He scored on a sac fly by Mike Antico.

The RoughRiders came back with two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to go up 5-4. The Cardinals quickly answered in the home half of the sixth with two runs on a two-run shot by Walker.

In the seventh, the Cardinals posted four more runs on a three-run home run by Antico and a single by Walker. Malcom Nunez hit a solo home run in the eighth and Robinson plated a run on a single to run up the score to 12-5. Frisco rallied for only one run in the ninth.

Masyn Winn

Winn went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Walker was 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored. Nick Raposo was 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Antico was 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. Nunez was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Robinson was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Justin Toerner was 2-for-5.

On the base paths, Winn stole two bases. Robinson swiped his first bag.

Springfield is 15-10 in the second half and in first place in the Texas League North.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Frisco, Edgar Escobar RHP (7-5, 6.51) vs. Jack Leiter RHP (2-8, 6.24) 6:35 CT.

Peoria 4, Fort Wayne 2

The Peoria Chiefs beat the TinCaps in a 4-2 contest at Dozer Park on Friday night. Starter Wilfredo Pereira pitched six scoreless innings, allowed two hits, struck out six and walked two to earn his sixth win of the season.

Wilfredo Pereira

Edgar Manzo surrendered one run in the seventh. Gianluca Dalatri allowed one run in the final two innings. Dalatri earned his fifth save.

Peoria scored in the first inning. Brady Whalen singled, Jacob Buchberger walked, and L.J. Jones plated Whalen on a single.

The Chiefs added to their lead in the fourth on a solo home run by Tyler Reichenborn. Peoria’s final scores came in the sixth on a two-run long ball by Osvaldo Tovalin.

Fort Wayne finally got on the board in the eighth and added a second and final run in the ninth.

Jones went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Tovalin was 2-for-4 with two RBI.

In field, Ramon Mendoza made a fielding error.

Peoria is 12-16 in the second half and is in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 6.5 games back of first place South Bend.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Fort Wayne, RHP Zane Mills (3-7, 4.25) vs. Noel Vela LHP (6-6, 3.59) 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach 6 at St. Lucie 4

The Palm Beach Cardinals defeated the Mets in a rain delayed contest in St. Lucie on Friday night. Trent Baker started for Palm Beach. The right-hander pitched five innings, gave up three runs on five hits, fanned seven and walked two to earn his sixth win of the season.

Gustave Rodriguez surrendered one run in three innings of relief. Andrew Marrero tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his second save.

The Mets got on the board first with one run in the second inning. The Beach Birds put up three runs in the third to take the lead. Jhon Torres walked and scored on a single by Elijah Cabell. Brody Moore singled and Victor Scott walked. Jeremy Rivas grounded into a double play and Cabell scored. Moore scored on a single by Thomas Francisco.

Elijah Cabell

The Mets tied the game in the fifth. The Cardinals retook the lead in the sixth with two runs on an RBI double by Leonardo Bernal, and a ground out by Torres.

Palm Beach added to the lead in the seventh when 2022 draftee Nathan Church walked and later scored on a passed ball. The Mets plated their final run in the seventh.

Cabell was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Francisco, Bernal, and Torres each had an RBI.

Palm Beach is 16-12 in the second half and is in first place in the FSL East.

Saturday’s game:  at St. Lucie, TBA (PB) vs. TBA 5:10 CT

FCL Cardinals 0, FCL Mets 9 (seven innings, completion of suspended game)

The Florida Complex League Cardinals were blanked by the Mets on Friday morning in the first of two. This completed the June 30th suspended game.

Cardinals starter Alejandro Cervantes pitched 1 1/3 innings, gave up two runs on four hits, struck out three and walked two. Cervantes took the loss, his first of the season.

Augusto Calderon surrendered five runs in 2/3 of an inning. Wilmer Ortega allowed two runs in 1 2/3 innings. Alec Willis threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Omar Sanchez tossed the final two scoreless frames.

The Mets scored one run in the first to take the lead and added another in the second. The Mets stepped up the scoring, putting up six runs in the third and one run in the fourth to make it 9-0. The Cardinals bullpen shut them down for the final innings but the damage was done.

The Cardinals offense was held to two hits, singles by Samil De La Rosa and Brandon Hernandez. The offense was 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.

On the base paths, De La Rosa was caught stealing for the fourth time. In the field, Tre Fletcher was picked off first base.

FCL Cardinals 7 at FCL Mets 9 (eight innings, Game 2)

The FCL Cardinals (15-20) were able to score runs in the second game, but not enough for the win as they blew a six-run lead.

Starter Benjamin Arias pitched five innings, gave up two runs on four hits, fanned seven and walked one.

Augusto Calderon relieved and surrendered one run in the sixth. Americo Lugo allowed four runs in 1/3 of an inning. Victor Villanueva finished the game and relinquished two runs, one earned, taking the loss, his first.

The Cardinals took a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Brandon Hernandez singled and stole second base. Adari Grant plated Hernandez on a single. Grant was picked off and caught stealing second base. Won-Bin Cho singled in his second game after missing a month. Carlos Linarez singled. Ryan Holgate drew a walk. Palm Beach rehabber Joshua Baez reached on a dropped third strike/wild pitch. Cho scored on the wild pitch. Linarez scored on a throwing error. Baez stole second base and Holgate came home on a throwing error.

The Cardinals added to their lead with two runs in the fourth. Raul Guzman doubled. Hernandez walked. Cho singled to load the bases. Luis Pino walked, and Guzman scored. Hernandez scored on a force out by Linarez.

The Mets scored two runs in the home half of the fourth. They added a run in the sixth to cut the lead to 6-3. The Cardinals plated one run in the top of the seventh on an RBI single by Baez.

The Mets came back to score four runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, then added two more in the eighth. The Cardinals did not answer.

Grant was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Cho was 2-for-4.

On the base paths, Hernandez stole his first base of the season. Baez swiped two bags. Grant was caught stealing twice and picked off.

In the field Grant made two throwing errors.

Saturday’s game:  vs. FCL Mets, TBA v. TBA 9:00 am CT.

DSL Cardinals 7, DSL Giants Black 6

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (22-18) edged the Giants Black in a 7-6 contest on Friday morning. Nelfy Ynfante started for the Cardinals. The right hander pitched three innings, gave up four runs, one earned, on two hits, struck out three and walked three.

Diego Dominguez surrendered one run in two innings of relief. Juan Severino allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings. Bruno Lopez tossed the final 2 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his third win.

The Giants went up 4-0 in the top of the first. The Cardinals scored two runs in the home half of the second to cut the lead in half. Yordalin Pena was hit by a pitch and later scored on a triple by Jose Suarez. Arfeni Batista plated Suarez on a single.

The Giants increased the lead to 5-2 in the fifth. The Cardinals answered in the sixth with a two-run long ball by Miguel Vargas.

Miguel Vargas

The Giants scored their sixth and final run in the seventh. The Cardinals rallied with three in the eighth to take the 7-6 lead. Consecutive walks by Batista, Vargas, and Yancel Guerrero loaded the bases. Alejandro Loaiza singled and Batista scored. Vargas came home on a ground out by Elias Reynoso. Guerrero scored on a passed ball.

Loaiza was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Vargas had two RBI.

In the field, Jonathan Mejia made a throwing error.

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


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