Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 16, 2021

photo: Leandro Cedeno (Trevor Travis/Peoria Chiefs)

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-2 with a suspended game. Peoria thumped Beloit at home behind Leandro Cedeño’s four runs driven in. Memphis and Springfield pitching yielded 19 runs in their defeats.

Results from games played Tuesday, June 15th.

Memphis 1 at Indianapolis 6

Redbirds bats were held to just three hits as Memphis (15-22) fell to the Indians in the road series opener, 6-1.

The team’s sole tally occurred in the fifth after Evan Mendoza worked a two-out base-on-balls and raced home via Irving Lopez’ triple.  It was the first three-bagger for the third baseman.  Outfielder Lars Nootbaar went 1-for-3 with a walk but was picked off first in his initial game back from the Injured List.

Irving Lopez

Starter Zack Thompson (L, 0-5) fell one out shy of completing four frames, yielding four runs on five hits and five walks with five strikeouts.  All tallies scored against the lefty came with two outs.

Grant Black retired all four batters faced, fanning three and leaving Thompson’s last runner on base.  Brandon Waddell, a June 6th waiver claim from Baltimore, did not fare as well in his maiden organizational effort.  The southpaw was tagged for two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk in two innings.  One of the two hits was a home run with the bases empty.  Jesus Cruz tossed a one-two-three eighth.

Wednesday’s game:  at Indianapolis (19-17) (PIT), 6:05 pm CT, Tommy Parsons (1-2, 5.65)

Springfield 4 at Wichita 13

Springfield (12-24) hurlers were scored upon in six of eight frames, resulting in a bruising 13-4 defeat at the hands of Wichita at Riverfront Stadium.

Four of five S-Cards pitchers to see action on Tuesday gave up multiple scores, beginning with Domingo Robles.  Robles (L, 1-2) permitted a whopping 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings, generating six runs.  Four of the six tallies came from three home run balls served up.

Michael Brettell recorded five outs, yielding three runs on three hits and a free pass issued but stranded an inherited runner.  Salvador Justo retired just two batters, walking two and surrendering a two-run bomb.

Patrick Dayton recorded the sixth’s last out, leaving a Justo runner onboard, but was tagged for two tallies on two hits, a base-on-balls and two hit batsmen the next frame.  Representing the only Springfield pitcher to put a zero in the runs allowed column, Jacob Patterson faced the minimum in the eighth after the damage was done.

Delvin Perez

The S-Cards’ offense mustered eight hits, led by shortstop Delvin Perez who went 3-for-5 with a solo shot leading off the sixth.  Luken Baker and Alec Burleson each had two hits. Baker launched his seventh rocket of 2021, this one with Burleson aboard to cap the sixth, and worked a base-on-balls.  Centerfielder Nick Plummer reached base twice, singling once in three at bats with a walk, but committed a throwing error.

Wednesday’s game:   at Wichita (21-16) (MIN), 7:05 pm CT, Kyle Leahy (0-5, 11.20)

Peoria 6, Beloit 4

The Chiefs (16-21) never trailed in their 6-4 victory over Beloit at Dozer Park in the first of their six-game set.

Player of the Day Leandro Cedeno accounted for five of his team’s six scores, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and four RBI.  The only other Chief with more than one of the team’s nine hits was first baseman Brady Whalen.  Whalen singled twice in four at bats, touching home two times.  Designated hitter Zade Richardson blasted his fifth long ball of the season, a solo shot capping Peoria’s scoring.

Leandro Cedeño

Defensively, the pluses and minuses balanced each other out.  Both right fielder Cedeno and left fielder Chandler Redmond were credited with outfield assists at second base but catcher Pedro Pages and shortstop Moises Castillo were both charged with a miscue.

Starter Nick Trogrlic-Iverson (W, 2-1) tossed five solid frames, permitting two runs on five hits and two bases-on-balls.  The righty struck out eight.

Three Peoria relievers took the mound over the final four innings.  Leonardo Taveras tossed two clean frames, issuing three free passes and giving up two hits.  But Cole Aker allowed two hits and a walk, resulting in two tallies.  Freddy Pacheco struck out all three batters faced for his third save.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Beloit (17-20) (MIA), 6:35 pm CT, Jack Ralston (2-2, 1.95)

Palm Beach at Daytona – suspended

The first of six road contests between Palm Beach (11-25) and Daytona was suspended with one gone in the visitor half of the fourth, a runner at first and the Beach Birds trailing the Tortugas, 3-2.  The game is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, June 16th along with the regularly scheduled contest.

Wednesday’s games: at Daytona (15-21) (CIN).  Game 1 – 7:05 pm ET, Gustavo J Rodriguez (0-1, 5.27/TBA)


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