Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 29, 2024

photo: Luken Baker (Springfield Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 1-4 on Friday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Memphis 1B Luken Baker, who was 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored. Other standouts include Kolton Ingram, Mike Antico, and Chase Davis.

Results for games played Friday, June 28.



Memphis 8 at Gwinnett 4

The Triple-A Redbirds were victorious over the Stripers in a four-run win on Friday. Starter Zack Thompson pitched three innings, gave up two runs on two hits, struck out three and walked six.

Kolton Ingram relieved Thompson and threw three scoreless innings to earn the win. Victor Santos surrendered two runs in two innings. Chris Roycroft tossed a scoreless ninth.

Gwinnett took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Memphis answered with three runs in the top of the third to take a lead of 3-1. Gavin Collins drew a walk. Arquímedes Gamboa reached on an error. Both runners advanced on a sac bunt by Victor Scott II.  Luken Baker hit a three-run home run.

Luken Baker

The Stripers cut the lead to 3-2 in the home half of the third. The Redbirds responded with one run in the fourth to lead 4-2. Moisés Gómez singled. Jared Young singled. Gómez scored on a sac fly by Collins.

Memphis increased their lead to 6-2 in the fifth. Jordan Walker hit a solo home run. Luken Baker doubled and scored on a fielding error.

Jordan Walker

The Redbirds added a run in the seventh for a 7-2 lead. Gómez singled. Young singled. Gómez came home on a single by Collins.

Gavin Collins

Gwinnett put up two runs in the eighth to cut the lead to 7-4. In the ninth, Memphis produced a final run to lead 8-4. Young and Collins each drew a walk. Young scored on a single by Gamboa.

Arquimedes Gamboa

The Memphis offense scored eight runs on 12 hits. Baker was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Gamboa was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Walker was 2-for-6 with an RBI. Gómez was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Young was 2-for-3. Collins had two RBI.

On the bases, Matt Koperniak stole his fourth base of the season. On defense, Baker made a fielding error.

Memphis is 41-38 on the season, 2-1 in the second half.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Gwinnett, Ian Bedell RHP (0-0, 1.80) vs. TBD (GWI) 5:05 CT.

Springfield 6, Arkansas 11

On Friday, the Double-A Cardinals fell to the Travelers in an 11-6 contest at Hammons Field. Starter Max Rajcic pitched 5 2/3 innings, gave up six runs on seven hits, struck out three and walked four. Rajcic took the loss, his seventh.

Leonardo Taveras relieved Rajcic and surrendered two runs in 1 1/3 innings. Wilfredo Pereira yielded three runs in the final two innings.

Arkansas went up 2-0 in the first inning. The Travelers added a run in the top of the second to lead 3-0.

Springfield answered with one run in the home half of the second to cut the lead to 3-1. Mike Antico drew a walk. Nathan Church singled and Antico advanced to third on a throwing error. R. J. Yeager drew a walk. Chandler Redmond was hit by a pitch and Antico scored.

The Cardinals plated one run in the fourth on a solo home run by Antico to shrink the lead to 3-2.

Mike Antico

In the top of the sixth, Arkansas put up five runs to widen the lead to 8-2. Springfield responded with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 8-4.  Jimmy Crooks singled. Antico singled. Church plated Crooks on a double. Antico came home on a ground out by Chandler Redmond.

Nathan Church

The Travelers scored one run in the eighth and two runs in the top of the ninth to lead 11-4. The Cardinals rallied for two runs in the bottom frame of the ninth for an 11-6 final score. Redmond walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Another wild pitch sent Redmond to third. Bryan Torres drove in Redmond on a single. Torres later came home on a sac fly by Matt Lloyd.

Bryan Torres

The Cardinals scored six runs on nine hits. Antico was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Church was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Torres was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Redmond had two RBI.

On the bases, Yeager stole his fifth base of the season. Torres was caught stealing.

On defense, Crooks made a throwing error.

Springfield is 38-35 on the season, 1-3 in the second half.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Arkansas, Alex Cornwell LHP (4-1, 5.23) vs. Reid VanScoter LHP (3-6, 3.88) 6:35 CT.

Peoria 1, Quad Cities 8

The High-A Chiefs were trounced by the River Bandits in an 8-1 game at Dozer Park on Friday. Starter Hancel Rincon pitched five innings, gave up eight runs on five hits, struck out four and walked two. Rincon took the loss, his fourth.

Dionys Rodriguez relieved Rincon and threw three scoreless innings. Roy Garcia tossed a scoreless ninth.

Dionys Rodriguez

Quad Cities took a 4-0 lead in the first inning. The River Bandits added two runs in the second, and later two runs in the fourth to lead 8-0.

Peoria scored their only run of the game in the fifth. Osvaldo Tovalin doubled to start the inning. Michael Curialle singled. Brody Moore plated Tovalin on a double.

Brody Moore

The Peoria offense scored one run on five hits. Curialle was 2-for-3. The team was 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.

On defense, Garcia made a fielding error.

Peoria is 29-43 on the season, 3-3 in the second half.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Quad Cities, Brycen Mautz LHP (0-8, 6.05) vs. Frank Mozzicato LHP (3-6, 3.88) 6:35 CT.

 

Palm Beach 8, St. Lucie 10

The Low-A Cardinals lost to the Mets in a 10-8 slugfest on Friday. Starter Jose Davila pitched 5 2/3 innings, gave up five runs on five hits, struck out seven and walked one.

Zach Showalter relieved Davila and surrendered one run in one inning. Luis Gastelum threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Henry Gomez yielded four runs in the ninth and took the loss.

Luis Gastelum

The Cardinals went up 1-0 in the second inning on a solo home run by Jose Cordoba. The Beach Birds added five runs in the third to increase the lead to 6-0. Travis Honeyman singled and advanced to second on a passed ball. Johnfrank Salazar singled. Chase Davis followed with a three-run home run. Kade Kretzschmar doubled. Anyelo Encarnacion plated Kretzschmar on a single. Encarnacion came home on a single by Ross Friedrick.

Chase Davis

Palm Beach increased the lead to 8-0 in the fourth. Honeyman singled. Salazar singled. Honeyman and Salazar scored on a double by Davis.

In the sixth, the Mets got on the board with six runs to cut the lead to 8-6. They added four runs in the ninth to win 10-8.

The Palm Beach offense scored eight runs on 11 hits. Davis was 2-for-5 with five RBI. Salazar was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Honeyman was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

On defense, Maikel Hernandez made a throwing error.

Palm Beach is 40-32 on the season, 3-3 in the second half.

Saturday’s game:  vs. St. Lucie, TBD (PB) vs. Ernesto Mercedes RHP (0-7, 5.19) 5:00 CT.

FCL Cardinals – Off day

The 14-24 FCL Cardinals were off on Friday.  They will play against the 17-20 FCL Nationals on Saturday.

Saturday’s game:  vs. FCL Nationals, TBD vs. TBD 9:00 am CT.

 

DSL Cardinals 2 DSL Angels 3

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals were edged by the Angels in a 3-2 contest on Friday. Starter Gabriel Chinchilla pitched five innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out two and walked four. Chinchilla took the loss, his first of the season.

Gabriel Chinchilla

Brailyn Paulino relieved Chinchilla and surrendered one run in two innings. Jarol Baez yielded one run in the final two innings.

The Angels took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. They added one run in the seventh and a third run in the top of the ninth to lead 3-0.

The Cardinals finally got on the board with a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth on a two-run home run by Fernando Roquez.

Fernando Roquez

The offense scored two runs on seven hits. Bracewell Taveras was 2-for-4. Roquez had two RBI.

On the bases, Yairo Padilla stole two bases and was also caught stealing. On defense, Padilla made a fielding error. Yaxson Lucena had an outfield assist at first base.

The Cardinals are 9-10 on the season.

Saturday’s game:  at DSL White Sox, TBD vs. TBS 9:00 am CT.


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