Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 11, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 2-4 on Friday. The Player of the Day is FCL Cardinals 3B Samil De La Rosa who hit for the cycle and was 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in the Cardinals loss to the Astros Orange.

Results from games played Friday, June 10.

Memphis 0, Durham 4

The Redbirds were blanked by the Bulls at AutoZone Park on Friday night. Jack Flaherty made his second rehab start for Memphis. Flaherty pitched four innings, gave up one on one hit and fanned six. Flaherty took the loss.

Jack Flaherty

James Naile relieved Flaherty and surrendered one run in two innings of relief. Angel Rondon allowed two runs in the seventh. Brandon Waddell tossed the final two scoreless innings.

The Bulls scored their first run on a solo home run off Flaherty. It was the only hit allowed by the right-hander. Durham added one run each in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings.

The Redbirds were held to four hits total. Two of those hits, both singles, came from Alec Burleson. The other two base hits were off the bats of Luken Baker and Clint Coulter. The Memphis offense was 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position and three runners were left on base.

On the base paths, Ben DeLuzio stole his 15th base of the season.

Memphis has a record of 33-25 and is in third place in the International League West, two games back of first place Nashville.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Durham, TBD vs. TBD 6:35 CT.

Springfield 3 at Midland 5

The Cardinals lost to the RockHounds in a Friday night contest at Momentum Bank Park. Kyle Leahy got the start for Springfield. The right hander pitched 5 1/3 innings, gave up five runs on six hits, fanned seven and walked one. Leahy took the loss, his sixth of the season.

Ryan Loutos relieved Leahy and threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Freddy Pacheco tossed a scoreless eighth.

Midland took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. The Cardinals answered with three runs in the fourth. Moises Gomez led off the inning with a double. Chandler Redmond followed with a double. Gomez scored on a single by Pedro Pages. Justin Toerner doubled, and Redmond scored. Roberto Baldoquin plated Pages on a single. Springfield led 3-2.

The RockHounds regained the lead with a three run sixth inning. The Cardinals were unable to respond.

Redmond and Toerner were each 2-for-3. Toerner had an RBI. Pages and Baldoquin each drove in a run.

Justin Toerner

On the base paths, Jordan Walker stole his 14th base of the season.

Springfield is 21-34 and is in last place in the Texas League North, 12 games back of first place Wichita.

Saturday’s game:  at Midland, Connor Lunn RHP (2-3, 4.70) vs. TBD 7:00 CT.

Peoria 4, Quad Cities 3

The Chiefs topped the River Bandits in a one-run game at Dozer Park on Friday night. Logan Gragg was on the bump for Peoria. The right-hander pitched five innings, gave up one unearned run, five hits, struck out four and walked one. Gragg got the win, his fourth of the season.

Michael YaSenka relieved Gragg and surrendered two runs in two innings of relief. Gianluca Dalatri tossed the final two scoreless innings to earn his second save.

The Chiefs got on the board in the third inning, scoring two runs to take a 2-0 lead. Mike Antico’s solo home run plated the first run. Tyler Reichenborn singled, advanced to second on a balk, and scored on a single by L.J. Jones.

Mike Antico

Quad Cities scored their first run in the fifth. Peoria answered with one run in the home half of the fifth on an RBI single by Todd Lott. The Chiefs increased their 3-2 lead in the sixth. Jacob Buchberger and Francisco Hernandez each singled. Ramon Mendoza walked. Luis Rodriguez plated Buchberger on a single.

The River Bandits rallied in the eighth with two runs to make it a one run game. The Peoria bullpen held the lead to take home the 4-3 win.

Antico was 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Reichenborn was 2-for-4. Lott, Jones, and Rodriguez each had an RBI.

On the base paths, Reichenborn stole his sixth base of the season. In the field, Gragg made a throwing error.

Peoria has a record of 24-31 and is in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 12 games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Quad Cities, TBD (PEO) vs. Adrian Alcantara RHP (2-3, 5.83) 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach 3 at Tampa 2

The Cardinals edged the Tarpons in a 3-2 contest on Friday night. Starter Inohan Paniagua pitched seven innings, gave up one run on two hits, and fanned 14 to earn his third win of the season.

Inohan Paniagua

Hayes Heinecke relieved Paniagua and surrendered one run in two innings of relief to earn his second save of the season.

The Beach Birds scored all three of their runs in the second inning. Matt Chamberlain drew a walk. Jeremy Rivas singled. Elijah Cabell blasted a three-run home run to left center field.

Tampa scored the first of two runs in the third. The final run came home for the Tarpons in the eighth inning.

The Palm Beach bullpen held on to take the win home.

Rivas went 2-for-4. Darlin Moquete doubled for the only other extra base hit. Osvaldo Tovalin and Brady Whalen each singled. Cabell drove in three.

Palm Beach is 22-31 and is in third place in the Florida State League East, 13.5 games back of first place St. Lucie.

Saturday’s game:  at Tampa, Bryan Pope RHP (0-0, 3.63) vs. Chandler Champlain RHP (1-3, 3.51) 5:30 CT.

FCL Cardinals 2, FCL Astros Orange 5

The Cardinals (2-2) were defeated by the Astros Orange by the score of 5-2 in Friday morning’s contest at Roger Dean Stadium.

Chris Holba took the mound to start for the Cardinals. The right-hander pitched one scoreless inning with one hit allowed and two strikeouts.

Hancel Rincon relieved Holba and pitched the next two innings. The right-hander gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits, struck out one and walked one and took the loss. Ettore Giulianelli surrendered two runs, one earned in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Edwin Nunez threw the next 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Brayan Ramirez, Enrique Saldana, and Yordy Richard each tossed a scoreless inning.

The Astros took a 3-0 lead in the third inning. The Cardinals answered in the fourth with a run on an RBI single by Fernando Diaz.

The Astros added two more to their tally in the fifth to make it 5-1. The Cardinals scored their second and final run in the sixth on a solo home run by Samil De La Rosa.

De La Rosa hit for the cycle with a double in the second inning, a triple in the fourth, a home run in the sixth, and a single in the seventh. He was 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Samil De La Rosa

On the base paths, Diaz stole his first base of the season. De La Rosa was caught stealing for the first time.

In the field, De La Rosa made a throwing error, and Adari Grant had a missed catch error. Rincon picked a runner off first base. Catcher Diego Velasquez picked a runner off first base.

Saturday’s game:  at FCL Marlins, TBD vs. TBD 9:00 am CT. 

DSL Cardinals 4, DSL Rockies 6

The Cardinals (1-4) fell to the Rockies in a 6-4 contest on Friday morning. Leonel Sequera got the start for the Cardinals. The right-hander pitched 3 1/3 innings, gave up four runs on six hits, struck out four and walked one. Sequera took the loss, his first of the season.

Samuel Fabian relieved Sequera and surrendered two unearned runs in 1 2/3 innings. Junior Chirinos threw two scoreless innings. Miguel Martinez tossed the final two scoreless innings.

Miguel Martinez

The Cardinals scored first in the game with one run in the second inning. Jose Suarez led off with a single. Yaisel Ramos followed with a single. Suarez scored on a wild pitch and a throwing error.

The Cardinals added to their lead with another run in the third. Yancel Guerrero doubled and scored on a single by Maycol Justo.

The Rockies took the lead in the fourth with a four-run inning then added two to go up 6-2. The Cardinals scored one run in the seventh to make it 6-3 on an RBI double play. A final run was added in the eighth on a wild pitch.

The Cardinal offense scored four runs on five hits. They were 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. The only extra base hits were doubles by Guerrero and Arfeni Batista.

In the field, Marcelo Perez made a throwing error, Elias Reynoso had a fielding miscue, and Fabian made an error on a pickoff.

Saturday’s game:  vs. DSL Brewers 1, TBD vs. TBD 10:00 am CT.

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