Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 28, 2019

photo: Enmanuel Solano (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

On a bumpy Thursday across the St. Louis Cardinals system, Player of the Day Enmanuel Solano tossed six innings of one-run ball in State College’s win. The Gulf Coast Cards logged the only other victory to go with seven defeats.

Results from games played Thursday, June 27th.

Nashville 3 at Memphis 2

Tyler O’Neill (Steve Mitchell/Imagn)

The Redbirds transformed 11 hits into only two tallies in their 3-2 defeat by the Sounds.  Memphis (33-47) has lost the first three games of the home series with one yet to play.

One of those hits was a solo blast by Tyler O’Neill who went 2-for-4.  Max Schrock and Kramer Robertson both had two hits. Schrock singled twice in four at bats and Robertson went 2-for-3 with a double.  John Nogowski reached base twice, singling once in three at bats with a walk and run scored.

Genesis Cabrera held Nashville to a single score on four hits with four strikeouts over five innings.  The lefty handed a 2-1 lead over to Chris Ellis (L, 2-3) (BS, 3) but the latter yielded two runs on a hit, two walks plus a hit batsman in his inning on the bump.  Chris Beck, Seth Elledge and Tommy Layne each pitched an inning.

Friday’s game:  vs. Nashville (34-45) (TEX), 7:05 pm CT, Jake Woodford (5-3, 3.39)

Northwest Arkansas 6 at Springfield 2

Justin Toerner (Palm Beach Cardinals)

On Thursday, Springfield (1-6) absorbed a 6-2 loss to Northwest Arkansas at Hammons Field.

Tommy Parsons (L, 1-2) fanned nine over seven frames while permitting three runs on six hits with no free passes issued.  Two of the three tallies were generated by solo home runs.

It took both Jacob Patterson and Kodi Whitley to navigate the eighth. Patterson gave up two runs, one earned, on a hit and plunked batter while Whitley was charged with an unearned tally on two hits and an intentional walk with two outs recorded.  Bryan Dobzanski allowed a hit in the ninth.

Five S-Cards each had one of the team’s five hits with Justin Toerner scoring both tallies.  The left fielder went 1-for-3 with a base-on-balls, solo bomb, touched home twice and struck out twice.  Yariel Gonzalez was hitless in three at bats but drove in Toerner on a sac fly.

Friday’s game:  vs. Northwest Arkansas (4-2) (KC), 7:10 pm CT, Evan Kruczynski (2-3, 6.64)

Palm Beach 2 at Florida 5

Chase Pinder (Andrew Miller/Palm Beach Cardinals)

A three-run eighth against the PB-Cards pen left them with a 5-2 loss to the Fire Frogs (3-7).  Palm Beach (3-6) won the road series, two games to one.

C.J. Saylor took his third loss in five decisions after allowing three runs on three hits, a walk and balk.  The only mark against starter Diego Cordero over five frames was a two-run long ball comprising one of the seven hits and two walks given up.  The righty also picked a runner off first.  Ramon Santos bridged the gap between Cordero and Saylor with two innings of two-hit ball.

The Beach Birds were held to five hits and both of their runs were unearned, thanks to three Florida bobbles.  Chase Pinder reached base three times, doubling twice in three at bats with a walk and run scored.

Friday’s game:  vs. Charlotte (7-3) (TB), 6:30 pm ET, TBA

Peoria 5 at Clinton 9

Wadye Ynfante (Peoria Chiefs)

Starter Michael Brettell dug an unsurmountable hole, lead to Peoria’s 9-5 loss at Clinton.  Peoria (2-5) has dropped the first three of the four-game set.

Brettell (L, 2-5) surrendered runs in each of the first four frames of his five-inning stint.  The 21-year-old was tagged for 11 hits and a base-on-balls, resulting in nine tallies, seven earned.

Sebastian Tabata struck out three in two innings and issued two free passes.  Freddy Pacheco also walked two in the eighth.

Peoria generated 13 hits, led by right fielder Wadye Infante, who went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Leandro Cedeno and Delvin Perez each singled twice in four at bats with an RBI. Cedeno scored once and Perez worked a free pass.  Juan Yepez went 2-for-5 with a double and run scored.

Infante was credited with an assist at third and the infield turned two double plays.  Catcher Ivan Herrera committed two errors, one throwing and the other catcher interference.

Friday’s game:  at Clinton (4-3) (MIA), 6:30 pm CT, Franyel Casadilla (3-1, 3.43)

State College 3 vs. Mahoning Valley 1

Enmanuel Solano (State College Spikes)

Enmanuel Solano’s six strong frames led the Spikes to a 3-1 home victory over the Scrappers.  The victory completes a three-game sweep of Mahoning Valley (7-6) and vaults State College (9-4) to the top of the Pinckney Division, a half-game ahead of Batavia (MIA).

Solano (W, 1-1) held the opposition to a run on three hits and two walks but also hit two batters.  The righty struck out five and threw 54 of his 89 pitches for strikes.  Eli Kraus gave up two hits in two innings before Logan Gragg worked around a hit and free pass for his first professional save.

The Spikes’ six hits were split among four players:  Stanley Espinal, Matt Duce, Dariel Gomez and Carlos Soto.  Espinal reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with two walks, scored a run and knocked in one.  Duce singled and doubled in four at bats with one driven in while Gomez’ only hit in two at bats was a solo blast, his third home run of 2019.

Friday’s game:  vs. fifth-place Auburn (5-7) (WSH), 7:05 pm ET, Jacob Schlesener (0-1, 6.10)

Johnson City 0 at Greeneville 10

The third-place JC-Cards (4-4) absorbed a 10-0 pounding at second-place Greeneville (5-4) in the decisive third game of the series.

Julio Puello (L, 0-1) surrendered six runs on 10 hits and a walk over five innings, including two home runs accounting for five tallies.  Alex Gallegos tossed a clean sixth but Wilberto Rivera permitted four runs, on earned, on three hits – including a two-run home run – plus his own throwing error, the next frame.  Cameron Dulle gave up a hit in the eighth.

Johnson City mustered just two hits, both singles, and did not work a free pass.

Friday’s game:  vs. first-place Kingsport (6-3) (NYM), 6:30 pm ET, Dalton Roach (0-0, 17.18)

GCL Cardinals 3 at GCL Astros 2

Patrick Romeri (IMG Academy)

Home runs by Patrick Romeri (his first career blast) and Pablo Gomez led the Gulf Birds (1-2) past the Astros, 3-2.

The solo shots were part of a three-run second in which the team banged out four of their seven total hits.  The final tally came when Franklin Soto singled home Cole Kreuter after the designated hitter doubled to center with two gone.  No Cardinals player had more than one hit.

Memphis’ Kevin Herget began his rehab assignment by striking out three in two innings with a hit allowed.  The right-hander threw 13 pitches, all of them strikes.

Re-assigned from State College, Inohan Paniagua (W, 1-0) replaced Herget in the third and struck out seven Astros (0-4) in six innings.  The 19-year-old permitted two runs on three hits and two walks before giving way to Roy Garcia, who tiptoed around two hits for his first save.

Friday’s game:  vs. GCL Marlins (3-0), 12:00 pm ET, TBA

DSL Cardinals Blue 6 at DSL Mets1 7 (10)

The Cardinals Blue (13-7) tied it in the ninth only to be dealt a 7-6 walk-off loss to the Mets1 in 10.

Eduar Pimentel (L, 0-1) yielded the unearned tally in his only inning on the mound, coming on a sac bunt and two-out single.  Starter Yordy Richard allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits, three walks and a hit batsman over 4 1/3 innings.

Richard’s final run scored under Nelson Prada’s watch. The southpaw allowed six hits and a base-on-balls resulting in four tallies with four outs recorded.  Cristoffer Zapata retired his only batter, stranding an inherited runner before Luis Tena fanned three in 2 2/3 innings.

The C-Blue garnered six hits with Darlin Moquette, Darlyn Del Villar and Diego Velasquez having two hits apiece.  Moquette went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, accounting for three tallies while Del Villar singled twice in four at bats with a walk and one knocked in.  Velasquez went 2-for-4, touching home once and driving in one out of the nine spot.

Friday’s game:  vs. DSL Yankees (11-9), 10:30 am ET, Wilmer Ortega (0-0, 3.65)

DSL Cardinals Red 0 at DSL Cubs2 2

The Cardinals Red (8-15) were shut out by the Cubs2, 2-0, their fourth defeat in a row.

Making his first start after five relief appearances divided between the Blue and Red squads, Hansel Rincon allowed a run in the first of his four innings on the bump. That was enough to leave him with his first loss in his initial decision.  Two of the three hits permitted by Rincon occurred that inning.  The 17-year-old struck out four and did not issue a free pass.

Yonael Dominquez held his opponents to a hit over the next three frames while fanning three.  Miguel Maiz struck out three in the eighth but surrendered a long ball as well.

The C-Red matched their hosts’ five hits but were unable to generate any results.  Center fielder Smith Vargas singled twice in four at bats while leading off.

Friday’s game:  vs. DSL Cubs2 (15-7), 10:30 am ET, Angel Cuenca (2-0, 0.00)

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