Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 23, 2022

photo: Masyn Winn (Ryan Dowd/Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-2 on Wednesday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, SS Masyn Winn had two hits, two walks, two steals and two runs scored in Springfield’s road win. Other standouts: Jake Woodford, Moises Gomez, Zane Mills and Hayes Heinecke.

Results from games played Wednesday, June 22.



Memphis 0 at Indianapolis 2

The Memphis Redbirds were blanked by the Indians in a 2-0 road contest on Wednesday. Jake Woodford started for Memphis. The right hander pitched six innings, gave up two runs on six hits, fanned six and walked one. Woodford took the hard-luck loss, his second of the season.

Jake Woodford

James Naile tossed the final two scoreless innings.

The game was scoreless until the fifth when the Indians scored twice. The Redbirds offense was held to five hits. They were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring positions and left six runners on base.

At 2-for-2 with a walk, Evan Mendoza was the only Redbird with multiple hits. The only extra base hit was a triple by Ben DeLuzio.

On the base paths, Conner Capel was caught stealing for the sixth time. In the field, catcher Austin Romine picked a runner off second base.

Memphis has a record of 38-30 and is in third place in the International League West, 3 games back of first place Nashville.

Thursday’s game:  at Indianapolis, RHP Tommy Parsons (4-1, 4.08) vs. RHP Cody Bolton, 6:05 CT.

Springfield 9 at NW Arkansas 6

The Springfield Cardinals defeated the Naturals by a three-run margin in Wednesday night’s contest at Arvest Ballpark. Connor Lunn took the mound for Springfield first. The right hander pitched three innings, gave up four runs on six hits, struck out one and walked one.

Garrett Williams surrendered only an unearned run in four innings of relief. Michael Brettell allowed one run in the final two innings. Williams received the win, his first of the season.

Springfield got on the board first with one run in the first inning. Masyn Winn singled but was out at second on a force out by Nick Dunn. Moises Gomez singled, followed by a Malcom Nunez single that scored Dunn.

NW Arkansas took the lead in the third with a three-run burst, then added another in the fourth. The Cardinals cut the lead to 4-2 in the top of the fifth on a bases loaded walk by Gomez.

The Naturals got the run back in the home half of the fifth to lead 5-2. The Cardinals roared back in the sixth with a five-run onslaught. Matt Koperniak was hit by a pitch. Nick Raposo drew a walk. Roberto Baldoquin doubled to plate Koperniak and Raposo. Baldoquin advanced to third on a sac bunt. Winn walked. Dunn walked. Baldoquin and Raposo scored on a force out by Jordan Walker with a throwing error. Gomez doubled to plate Walker.

Moisés Gómez

Springfield added to their 7-5 lead with one run in the seventh on a solo home run by Jonah Davis. An RBI single by Raposo scored a ninth run in the eighth. NW Arkansas added their final run in the ninth for the final score of 9-6.

Gomez was 3-for-4 including a double with two RBI. Winn was 2-for-4 with two walks and two runs scored. Baldoquin was 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Masyn Winn

Player of the Day Winn also stole two bases. Baldoquin was caught stealing for the first time. Chandler Redmond and Walker each made throwing errors.

Springfield is 27-38 and is in last place in the Texas League North, 11 games back of first place Tulsa.

Thursday’s game:  at NW Arkansas, Edgar Escobar RHP (3-3, 6.41) vs. Alec Marsh RHP (1-5, 7.24) 7:05 CT.

Peoria 0 at South Bend 1

The Peoria Chiefs were blanked by the Cubs in a low scoring road contest on Wednesday. Zane Mills started for Peoria. The right hander pitched seven innings, gave up one run on four hits and struck out three. It was the first seven-inning outing for a Chiefs pitcher in 2022, yet Mills was saddled with an undeserved loss, his fourth against one win.

Zane Mills

Nathanael Heredia tossed a scoreless eighth.

The only run of the game was scored by South Bend in the third inning. The Chiefs had only four hits all evening and were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. The only extra base hit was a double by L.J. Jones. Tyler Reichenborn, Todd Lott, and Ramon Mendoza singled.

Peoria is 28-37 on the season and stands in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 15 games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Thursday’s game:  at South Bend, RHP Wilfredo Pereira (3-3, 3.92) vs. Jordan Wicks LHP (1-3, 4.32) 6:05 CT.

Palm Beach 4, St. Lucie 2

The Palm Beach Cardinals beat the Mets in a 4-2 contest at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday. Tink Hence started for Palm Beach. The right hander pitched 2 2/3 innings, gave up two runs on one hit, struck out four and walked two.

Alfredo Ruiz relieved and got the final out of the third inning. Three newcomers – Griffin Roberts, Chris Holba, and Jack Ralston – threw a scoreless inning each. Lefty Hayes Heinecke tossed the final three scoreless innings to earn the win, his third of the season.

Hayes Heinecke

The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. The lead held until the sixth when the Beach Birds cut the lead to 2-1. Matt Chamberlain singled, and Brady Whalen was hit by a pitch. Aaron McKeithan plated Chamberlain on a single.

Palm Beach went up 4-2 in the eighth. Chamberlain was hit by a pitch and Whalen and McKeithan drew walks to jam the sacks. Chamberlain scored on a wild pitch. Leonardo Bernal walked. Whalen scored on a wild pitch. Sander Mora singled to plate McKeithan.

McKeithan was 2-for-3 with an RBI. No other Cardinal had multiple hits. Mora had an RBI.

In the field, Bernal had a passed ball.

Palm Beach is 29-34 and is in third place in the FSL East, 10.5 games back of first place St. Lucie.

Thursday’s game:  vs. St. Lucie, Inohan Paniagua RHP (3-4, 2.25) vs. Joel Diaz RHP 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals (7-4) – Off day

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

DSL Cardinals (5-8) – Off day

Thursday’s game:  at DSL Mariners, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 am CT.


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