Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 22, 2022

photo: Aaron McKeithan (Springfield Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 4-1 on Tuesday with the FCL rained out. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Palm Beach catcher Aaron McKeithan, who was 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored the winning run in the 2-1 win over division leader St. Lucie.

Results from games played Tuesday, June 22.

Memphis 4 at Indianapolis 7

The Memphis Redbirds fell in Indianapolis by a 7-4 score on Tuesday night. Jordan Hicks, in his first rehab appearance, took the mound first for Memphis. The right hander pitched one scoreless inning with no hits and one walk.

Packy Naughton surrendered one run in three innings of relief. Angel Rondon was charged with six runs, three earned, in 2 1/3 innings. Zach McAllister tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Rondon took the loss, his first of the season.

Memphis took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a solo home run by Luken Baker. The Indians tied it up in the third.

Indianapolis took a 2-1 lead in the sixth, then plated five runs in the seventh to increase the lead to 7-1. The Cardinals answered in the eighth on a two-run home run by Paul DeJong. Ben DeLuzio tripled to plate a run in the ninth for the fourth and final Memphis score.

Luken Baker

DeLuzio went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Corey Dickerson, restarting his rehab assignment, was 2-for-2. DeJong had two RBI.

In the field, Rondon made a throwing error.

Memphis has a record of 38-29 and stands in third place in the International League West, 2.5 games back of first place Nashville.

Wednesday’s game:  at Indianapolis, RHP Jake Woodford (0-1, 5.14) vs. RHP Osvaldo Bido, 12:35 CT.

Springfield 5 at NW Arkansas 3

The Springfield Cardinals were the victors in a 5-3 contest at NW Arkansas on Tuesday night. Kyle Leahy started for Springfield. The right hander pitched 4 2/3 innings, gave up three runs on five hits, fanned seven and walked four.

Grant Black threw two scoreless innings of relief to earn his third win of the season. Ryan Loutos tossed the final 2 1/3 scoreless innings and earned his second save.

Ryan Loutos

Springfield took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Masyn Winn led off with a double and advanced to third on a ground out. Winn scored on a sac fly by Jordan Walker. Moises Gomez then thumped a solo home run to left center field, his MiLB-leading 22nd.

Moisés Gómez

The Cardinals added to their lead with one run in the third and one run in the fourth. In the third, a second Walker sac fly made it 3-0. Nick Raposo added a sac fly in the fourth for the fourth run for Springfield.

The Naturals scored all three of their runs in the fifth inning. Springfield made it 5-3 in the seventh on a bases loaded walk by Gomez.

Matt Koperniak was the only Cardinal with multiple hits, as he was 2-for-4. Walker and Gomez each had two RBI.

On the base paths, Winn stole his second base for Springfield. Winn was also caught stealing for the second time.

Springfield is 26-38 and sits in last place in the Texas League North, 12 games back of first place Tulsa.

Wednesday’s game:  at NW Arkansas, Connor Lunn RHP (2-3, 4.36) vs. TBD 12:05 CT.

Peoria 7 at South Bend 4

The Peoria Chiefs defeated the Cubs in an evening contest at Four Winds Field on Tuesday. Austin Love started for Peoria. The right hander pitched six innings, gave up four runs on nine hits and fanned five.

Enmanuel Solano relieved and threw two scoreless innings for the win, his first of the season. Gianluca Dalatri tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his third save.

Gianluca Dalatri

South Bend scored first with one run in the second inning. The Chiefs tied it in the top of the fifth on a solo home run by Ramon Mendoza.

The Cubs plated three in the home half of the fifth to take the lead 4-1. In the eighth, Peoria tied it again. Mike Antico walked and stole second base. Tyler Reichenborn walked. Osvaldo Tovalin doubled, and Antico scored. Reichenborn scored on a sac fly by Todd Lott. L.J. Jones doubled to plate Tovalin.

The Chiefs took the lead 7-4 in the ninth on a two-run single by Antico and an RBI force out by Tovalin.

Mike Antico

Mendoza went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Antico and Tovalin each drove in two.

On the base paths, Antico stole two bases for 33 on the season. Francisco Hernandez was picked off first base.

In the field, Hernandez made a throwing error.

Peoria is 28-36 on the season and sits in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 14 games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Wednesday’s game:  at South Bend, RHP Zane Mills (2-5, 3.99) vs. Daniel Palencia RHP (0-2, 4.78) 6:05 CT.

Palm Beach 2, St. Lucie 1

The Palm Beach Cardinals topped the first place St. Lucie Mets in a one-run game at Roger Dean Stadium on Tuesday night. Alex Cornwell took the mound for Palm Beach. The left hander pitched five innings, gave up one run on four hits, fanned six and walked one.

Roy Garcia threw four scoreless innings of relief to earn his second win of the season.

Roy Garcia

The Beach Birds plated their first run in the first inning. Brady Whalen doubled and scored on a single by Aaron McKeithan.

The Mets tied it at 1-1 in the fourth. In the seventh, McKeithan doubled and scored on a single by Jeremy Rivas.

Aaron McKeithan

McKeithan went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Jhon Torres was 2-for-3.

On the base paths, Rivas stole his sixth base of the season.

Palm Beach is 28-34 and is in third place in the FSL East, 11.5 games back of first place St. Lucie.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. St. Lucie, Tink Hence RHP (0-1, 0.60) vs. Jeffrey Colon RHP (0-0, 3.38) 5:30 CT.

FCL Cardinals at FCL Astros Blue (postponed)

The game between the Cardinals and the Astros was postponed due to rain. It will be made up on Monday, July 4.

Wednesday’s game:  Off

DSL Cardinals 5, DSL Tigers2 6 (eight innings)

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (5-8) were edged by the Tigers2 in a 6-5 contest on Tuesday morning. Juan Salas started for the Cardinals. The right hander pitched four innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out four and walked two.

Jovi Galvez relieved and surrendered two runs in one inning pitched. Bruno Lopez threw one scoreless inning but was tagged with a blown save as he allowed Galvez’ two inherited runners to score. Diego Dominquez tossed a scoreless seventh. Oliver Lopez allowed one run in the eighth and took the loss, his first of the season.

The Tigers scored immediately with one run in the top of the first inning. The Cardinals quickly tied it in the home half. Jonathan Mejia drew a walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Carlos Carmona.

The Cardinals took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second on a solo home run by Miguel Vargas, and later on a wild pitch.

The Tigers knotted the game at 3-3 in the third. The Cardinals retook the lead with two runs in the fourth on a two-run single by Marcelo Perez.

Marcelo Perez

The Tigers came back with two runs in the sixth to tie the game again, then added the winning run in the eighth

Catcher Maikel Hernandez was 2-for-3 and was the only Cardinal with multiple hits. Perez had two RBI.

On the base paths, Yordalin Pena stole his second base of the season. Mejia made a fielding error. Pena had an outfield assist at second base.

Wednesday’s game:  Off

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