Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 10, 2022

Photo: Conner Capel (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-4 on Thursday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Conner Capel, who went 2-for-4 with two walks, three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base for Memphis. Other standouts include Moisés Gómez, Todd Lott and Diorys Guerrero.

Results from games played Thursday, June 9th.

Memphis 7, Durham 10

The Memphis Redbirds (33-24) fell to the Durham Bulls (TB, 30-27) after a failed late comeback attempt at AutoZone Park on Thursday. Aaron Brooks tossed 3 1/3 innings and gave up eight runs on nine hits and four walks. The right-hander took his third loss.

The Redbirds scored their first two runs in the first two innings. Alec Burleson and Irving Lopez each plated one to take a 2-0 lead. The Bulls scored nine runs over the third and fourth innings.

Thomas Parsons threw one inning with a run yielded. Blake Parker pitched one inning with three strikeouts. Kyle Ryan, Junior Fernández and Zach McAllister each threw one inning. Ryan and McAllister each had a hitless frame. Fernández surrendered one run on three hits.

In the seventh, the Redbirds were down 9-2 but started a late comeback. Both Conner Capel and Ali Sánchez plated one in the seventh. Capel hit a three-run home run to make the score 10-7 in the eighth. Memphis could not get any more runs across in the ninth.

Conner Capel

Ben Deluzio came across three times and Capel went 2-for-4 with two walks, three RBI and two runs scored. Paul DeJong, Cory Spangenberg and Sánchez all had two hits. The Redbirds went 5-for-18 with runners in scoring position and scored seven times on 14 hits. Scott Hurst had a rough night at the plate with eight runners left on base.

Both Spangenberg and Capel stole a bag.

Friday’s game: vs. Durham, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT

Springfield 5 at Midland 14

The Springfield Cardinals (21-33) were crushed by the Midland RockHounds (OAK, 25-29) on Thursday at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Starter Dalton Roach threw 3 2/3 innings with six runs, five earned, surrendered on seven hits and a walk. The right-hander fanned four and received his fourth loss.

With the Cardinals already down 2-0 in the first, they responded in the second with a two-run blast from Chandler Redmond. He has eight home runs this season. The RockHounds scored three more in the home half to take the lead 5-2.

Domingo Robles pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up eight runs on seven hits and three walks. Michael Brettell closed out the final 1 2/3 innings with no hits yielded and two strikeouts.

Redmond plated his third of the game with a single in the sixth. Moisés Gómez hit his 20th home run of 2022 in the eighth. He is tied for the most in the MiLB.

Moisés Gómez

Gómez went 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Redmond went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Nick Dunn went 2-for-5. The lineup left six runners on base and struck out eight times.

Friday’s game: at Midland, RHP Kyle Leahy (3-5, 6.06) vs. TBA 7:00 CT

Peoria 6, Quad Cities 3

The Peoria Chiefs (23-31) topped the Quad Cities River Bandits (KC, 20-34) on Thursday at Dozer Park. Austin Love tossed five innings with nine hits surrendered but only three runs. The right-hander fanned five and received his third win.

The Chiefs came out swinging with three runs scored in the first. Mike Antico hit a leadoff home run on the second pitch of the game. Thomas Francisco plated two with a single to take a 3-0 lead in the first. Peoria added one more in the fourth after Mack Chambers drove in Francisco.

Levi Prater pitched a solid three scoreless innings with one hit and three walks yielded. The left-hander struck out three. Leonardo Taveras recorded his third save with one hit given up.

Noah Mendlinger drove in one in the sixth with an RBI groundout. Todd Lott hit a no-doubt home run in the seventh, his second in Peoria.

Todd Lott

Lott and Francisco each had two hits. The lineup left six runners on base and struck out only three times. The pitching staff was charged with 11 hits but only three came across.

Tyler Reichenborn stole his fifth base of the season.

Friday’s game: vs. Quad Cities, RHP Logan Gragg (3-4, 4.71) vs. TBA 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 0 at Tampa 4

The Palm Beach Cardinals (21-31) were shutout by the Tampa Tarpons (NYY, 24-30) at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Thursday. Starter Chris Gerard threw 5 1/3 innings with three runs surrendered on seven hits and two walks. The left-hander fanned five and received his third loss.

Gustavo Rodriguez pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings with a hit and a walk given up. Roy Garcia walked four batters in a row before he was taken out. Edgar Manzo tossed the final inning with no runs or hits yielded.

Edgar Manzo

The Cardinals lone hit came off the bat of Osvaldo Tovalin. The lineup left six runners on base and struck out 14 times. The defense turned three double plays in the game.

Friday’s game: at Tampa, RHP Inohan Paniagua (2-3, 2.33) vs. RHP Richard Fitts (0-4, 7.39) 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals 6 at FCL Astros Orange 0 (6 innings)

The Cardinals topped the Astros after the game was suspended in the sixth inning due to rain. Diorys Guerrero tossed three scoreless innings with one hit and two walks surrendered.

Victor Villanueva threw two innings and recorded the win. Ludwin Jimenez pitched 2/3 of an inning before the game was called.

In the third, Jeremy Ramos singled to bring in a run. After four walks, a wild pitch and a hit by pitch, the Cardinals were up 4-0 in the fourth inning.

The Cardinals scored one run in both the fifth and sixth innings. Carlos Linarez scored on a fielding error in the fifth and Lizandro Espionoza plated one in the sixth.

Javier Bolivar went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Samil De La Rosa came across twice and Espinoza plated two. The Cardinals went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position but recorded five walks and five hits.

Javier Bolivar

Friday’s game: vs. FCL Astros Orange, TBA vs. TBA 9:30am CT

DSL Cardinals 3 at DSL Rockies 4

The Cardinals were walked off by the Rockies on Thursday afternoon. Nelfy Ynfante tossed four innings with two runs and three hits given up. Alexander Beltre pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Omar Yanez took the loss and gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth. The right-hander yielded two runs, one earned, on one hit and two walks.

In the fifth, Luis Rodriguez plated one with a single and Yordalin Pena walked with the bases loaded. Justin Guerrero hit his first home run of the season in the eighth inning.

Justin Guerrero

Maycol Justo, Anyelo Encarnacion and Rodriguez all had two hits. The Cardinals left eight runners on base and struck out 14 times.

Both Justo and Pena stole a base.

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

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