Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 16, 2022

photo: Tink Hence, Jose Moreno, Roy Garcia (St. Louis Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 2-2 on Wednesday. The Cardinal Nation’s Players of the Day are Palm Beach pitchers Tink Hence, Jose Moreno, and Roy Garcia, who combined to throw a nine-inning no-hitter against the Clearwater Threshers. Other standouts include Jordan Walker and Alec Burleson.

Results from games played Wednesday, June 15.



Memphis 4, Nashville 8 (10 innings)

The Memphis Redbirds fell to the Sounds in a 10-inning contest on Wednesday night at AutoZone Park. James Naile started for Memphis. The right hander pitched four innings, gave up one run on four hits, struck out four and walked one.

Brandon Waddell relieved and threw three scoreless innings. Junior Fernandez hurled a scoreless eighth. Jacob Bosiokovic surrendered one run in the ninth. Kyle Ryan allowed six runs, five earned, in the 10th to take the loss, his first of the season.

Nashville scored the first run in the fourth. Memphis tied the game in the sixth on a solo home run by Alec Burleson. In the eighth, the Redbirds took a 2-1 lead on an inside-the-park home run by Burleson.

Alec Burleson

The Sounds came back to tie it 2-2 in the ninth. In the top of the 10th, Nashville rocked Redbirds reliever Ryan for six runs to jump ahead 8-2.

The Redbirds tried to rally in the bottom of the 10th but fell short. An RBI double by Lars Nootbaar and a single by Burleson brought two runs home but no more.

Burleson went 3-for-5 including two home runs with three RBI. Ben DeLuzio was 2-for-5. Conner Capel was 2-for-4.

On the base paths, DeLuzio was picked off first base. In the field, Paul DeJong made a fielding error. DeLuzio had an outfield assist at second base. Ivan Herrera picked a runner off first base.

Memphis has a record of 36-26 and is tied for second place with Columbus, 1.5 games back of first place Nashville.

Thursday’s game:  vs. Nashville, RHP Angel Rondon (2-0, 3.58) vs. Tyler Herb RHP (0-2, 6.48) 7:05 CT.

Springfield 10, Corpus Christi 8

The Springfield Cardinals outlasted the Hooks in a contest that went down to the wire at Hammons Field on Wednesday night. Kyle Leahy took the mound for Springfield. The right hander pitched three innings, gave up six runs, five earned, on five hits, struck out two and walked two.

Dalton Roach relieved and surrendered one run in 2 1/3 innings. Tyler Pike allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings and was tagged with a blown save. Ryan Loutos tossed the final two scoreless innings to earn the win, his first at Double-A.

Corpus Christi took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, then added five more runs in the second. In the fourth, Springfield fought back, scoring seven runs. Jordan Walker singled and Moises Gomez followed with a double. Malcom Nunez walked to load the bases. Justin Toerner drew a walk and Walker scored. Julio Rodriguez also walked to plate Gomez. Nunez scored on a walk to Delvin Perez. Masyn Winn then singled to right field and cleared the bases. Winn then scored on a wild pitch. The Cardinals led 7-6.

Masyn Winn

The Hooks came back to score single runs in the sixth and seventh to regain the lead 8-7. Springfield tied it up  in the eighth on an RBI double by Perez.

In the home half of the ninth inning, Walker hit a two-run home run to walk it off for the Cardinals.

Jordan Walker

Walker went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Winn was 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Perez drove in two.

On the base paths, Jonah Davis stole his second base of the season. In the field, Loutos made an error on a pickoff and Nick Dunn had a fielding miscue.

Springfield is 25-34 on the season and stands in last place in the Texas League North, 8.5 games back of first place Wichita.

Thursday’s game:  vs. Corpus Christi, Connor Lunn RHP (2-3, 4.46) vs. Misael Tamarez RHP (1-3, 4.71) 7:05 CT.

Peoria 4, West Michigan 12

The Peoria Chiefs were thrashed by the Whitecaps on Wednesday at Dozer Park. Austin Love started for Peoria. The right hander pitched 3 2/3 innings, gave up five runs on seven hits, struck out five and walked two. Love got the loss, his seventh of the season.

Nick Trogrlic-Iverson surrendered two runs, one earned, in 3 1/3 innings of relief. Turning it into a blowout, Enmanuel Solano allowed five runs in the final two innings.

West Michigan took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. The Threshers increased the lead to 4-0 in the third. Peoria got on the board in the home half of the third with one run on an RBI double by Mike Antico.

The West Michigan added one run in each of the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to widen their tally to 7-1. The Chiefs scored two runs in the seventh. Antico drew a walk, then stole second base. Tyler Reichenborn walked. Todd Lott grounded into a force out and Antico scored. Lott later came home on a single by Francisco Hernandez.

The Threshers increased the lead to 8-3 in the top of the eighth. In the bottom of the frame, Peoria scored their final run. Ramon Mendoza doubled and scored on a force out by Antico.

West Michigan scored four additional runs in the ninth to bring the final score to 12-4.

L.J. Jones was 3-for-5. Tommy Jew was 3-for-4. Antico drove in two.

Mike Antico

On the base paths, Antico stole his 29th base of the season. Jew was picked off first base. In the field, Luis Rodriguez made a throwing error. Antico had a fielding miscue. Jew had an outfield assist at home.

Peoria is 25-34 and sits in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 13 games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Thursday’s game:  vs. West Michigan, RHP Logan Gragg (4-4, 4.28) vs. Keider Montero RHP (3-2, 4.82) 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach 5 at Clearwater 0

The Palm Beach Cardinals blanked the Threshers in their home park on Wednesday. Three Palm Beach pitchers combined to throw a nine inning no-hitter.

First up was Tink Hence, who pitched three scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Hence was relieved by Jose Moreno, who threw three scoreless innings with two strikeouts and three walks. Finally, Roy Garcia tossed three scoreless innings with four strikeouts and one walk. Moreno got the win, his first of the season. Garcia earned his third save.

Tink Hence

Jose Moreno

Roy Garcia

The game was scoreless until the Beach Birds scored four runs in the seventh inning. Jhon Torres hit a solo home run. Leonardo Bernal doubled and scored on a single by Darlin Moquete. Osvaldo Tovalin singled. Brady Whalen plated Moquete and Tovalin on a double.

The Cardinals added a fifth run in the eighth on an RBI single by Bernal. Tovalin went 3-for-3. Bernal was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Whalen drove in two.

Palm Beach is 26-41 and is in third place in the FSL East, 12 games back of first place St. Lucie.

Thursday’s game:  at Clearwater, Chris Gerard LHP (2-3, 4.24) vs. Gabriel Cotto LHP (1-1, 4.26) 5:30 CT.

FCL Cardinals (5-2) – Off day

Thursday’s game:  at FCL Mets, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 am CT.

DSL Cardinals (2-6) – Off day

Thursday’s game:  vs. DSL Angels, RH Ronny Oliver (0-0, 6.00) vs. TBA 9:30 am CT.


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