Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 27, 2022

Photo: Nick Raposo (Wheaton College)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-2 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Nick Raposo, who had two hits and four RBI for Springfield. Other standouts include Alec Burleson, L.J. Jones and Alex Cornwell.

Results from games played Sunday, June 26th.

Memphis 2 at Indianapolis 6

The Memphis Redbirds (41-31) fell to the Indianapolis Indians (PIT, 35-35) on Sunday at Victory Field. Every Redbird pitcher gave up at least one run.

Connor Thomas surrendered one run, two hits and two walks in only two innings pitched. Jacob Bosiokovic took his first loss of the season after he threw an inning and yielded two runs on three hits.

The Redbirds scored their only two runs in the first inning. Alec Burleson hit a two-run home run, his 15th of the year.

Alec Burleson

Angel Rondón tossed four innings with one run given up on three hits, three walks and four strikeouts. Kodi Whitley pitched the final inning and was charged with two runs.

Scott Hurst and Burleson both had three hits. The lineup had nine hits and two walks but only two came across.

Memphis split the series 3-3 against Indianapolis this week. They are two games back of first place Nashville.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Jacksonville, TBA vs. TBA 7:05 CT (The Redbirds are off on Monday)

Springfield 8 at NW Arkansas 2

The Springfield Cardinals (31-38) beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC, 31-37) at Arvest Ballpark on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals swept the Naturals this week.

Kyle Leahy tossed six innings with two runs, one earned, given up on five hits and two walks. The right-hander fanned five and earned his fourth win. Dalton Roach threw a scoreless inning with three strikeouts.

The Cardinals scored seven runs in the second and third innings. Nick Raposo doubled to bring in two and Masyn Winn plated two in the second. In the third, Matt Koperniak brought in a run and Raposo added two more. Winn hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh to score one more.

Nick Raposo

Tyler Pike and Michael Brettell both pitched a scoreless inning in the eighth and ninth innings. The pitching struck out 10 batters and walked two.

Nick Dunn went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Julio Rodriguez had a hit, three walks and two runs scored. Raposo and Winn combined for seven RBI. Every player in the lineup got on base at least once.

Moisés Gómez stole two bags and Jordan Walker committed his 17th error.

The Cardinals swept the Naturals this week and are 10 games back of first place Tulsa.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Wichita, TBA vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Cardinals are off on Monday)

Peoria 7 at South Bend 10

The Peoria Chiefs (28-41) fell to the South Bend Cubs (CHC, 37-32) at Four Winds Field on Sunday.

Starter Austin Love pitched three innings with two runs yielded on two hits, two walks and two strikeouts. In his second game with the Chiefs, Edgar Manzo surrendered six runs in 2/3 of an inning and took his first loss.

The Chiefs scored four runs over the second and third innings. Luis Rodriguez drove in two in the second and L.J. Jones blasted a two-run shot in the fourth. The Cubs responded with eight runs in the next two innings.

LJ Jones IV

Andre Granillo gave up two runs in two innings with three strikeouts. Leonardo Taveras tossed 2 1/3 hitless innings with a walk and two strikeouts.

In the fifth, Carlos Soto plated two with a single. Ramon Mendoza drove in a run with a sacrifice bunt.

Jones had three of the five Chiefs hits. The designated hitter had two RBI and three runs scored. The lineup went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Tyler Reichenborn stole his ninth bag for Peoria.

Peoria went 1-5 against South Bend this week. They are tied for last place in the second half of the season.

Tuesday’s game: at Quad Cities, TBA vs. TBA 6:30 CT (The Chiefs are off on Monday)

Palm Beach 4, St. Lucie 1

The Palm Beach Cardinals (33-34) topped the St. Lucie Mets (NYM, 40-28) and completed the six-game sweep.

Alex Cornwell threw a very solid seven innings with a run surrendered on six hits and one walk. The left-hander fanned eight batters and earned his second win.

Alex Cornwell

The Beach Birds took an early lead after Sander Mora doubled to bring in a run in the third. Three more runs were added in the fifth through seventh innings. Mora plated another run in the fifth and Darlin Moquete scored one in the sixth. In the seventh, Jhon Torres singled to add one more.

Nelfri Contreras pitched a hitless eighth inning with three strikeouts. Roy Garcia saved his fourth game this season with no damage done.

Adanson Cruz recorded three hits, a walk and a run scored. Moquete and Mora both had two hits. The lineup went 5-for-20 with runners in scoring position and the pitching struck out 12 batters.

After a series sweep, the Cardinals sit one game below .500 and are in first place in the second half.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Daytona, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT

FCL Cardinals – Off

Monday’s game: vs. FCL Marlins, TBA vs. TBA 11:00 CT

DSL Cardinals – Off

Monday’s game: at DSL Brewers 1, TBA vs. TBA 10:00 CT

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