Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 3, 2018

photo: Lane Thomas (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 3-3 on Saturday. Our Player of the Day is Springfield center fielder Lane Thomas, who was 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a two-run home run, four RBI and two runs scored.

Results for games played Saturday, June 2.

Memphis 6 at New Orleans 5 (10 innings)

Edward Mujica (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports Images)

The Redbirds came back from a 5-0 deficit to edge New Orleans in extra innings on Saturday.  Starter Ryan Helsley pitched 2 2/3 innings, giving up five unearned runs on two hits while striking out three and walking four.  Hector Mendoza followed with 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Andrew Morales, Arturo Reyes, and Preston Guilmet each pitched a scoreless frame.  Edward Mujica tossed the final two scoreless innings to earn the win.

The first Redbirds run came via a leadoff solo home run by Adolis Garcia in the fourth.  The Redbirds put up three more in the seventh.  Tyler O’Neill plated two on a single to left.  O’Neill later scored on a single by Andrew Knizner.  Patrick Wisdom’s double tied the game in the eighth.  In the 10th, a sac fly by Max Schrock broke the tie and led Memphis to the win.  Wisdom and Oscar Mercado were both 2-for-5.

Schrock stole his seventh base in 11 attempts, and Wisdom stole his sixth base in seven attempts. Schrock committed a fielding error, and Ramon Urias and Alex Mejia made throwing errors.

The Redbirds are 35-22 on the season and are in first place in the PCL American Southern Division.

Sunday’s game:  at New Orleans, Kevin Herget (3-4, 3.61) 1:00 CT.

Springfield 11, San Antonio 6

Lane Thomas (Springfield Cardinals)

The Cardinals defeated the Missions at Hammons Field on Saturday.  The offense put up runs in five of nine innings, beginning with one run in the second inning on Lane Thomas’ leadoff solo home run.  In the third, Tommy Edman led off with a double and scored on Stefan Trosclair’s single.  A five run fourth inning began with a Victor Roache solo home run.   Rehabbing Yadier Molina’s sac fly plated another.  Thomas followed Molina with a two-run home run.  In the sixth, Granden Goetzman plated two on a double and Roache hit a sac fly for another run.   The final run came home in the seventh on an RBI single by Edman.  Edman was 3-for-5 with two runs scored.  Trosclair was 5-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.  Thomas was 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored.  Roache was 2-for-4.

Starter Anthony Shew won his second game since joining Springfield, pitching seven innings and giving up two runs on five hits.  The right hander struck out four and walked one.  Previously a starter, Conner Greene allowed four unearned runs in the eighth, and only secured two outs.  Ramon Santos pitched the final 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

Trosclair stole his first base for Springfield in one attempt.  In the field, Evan Mendoza and Trosclair both made fielding errors.

The Cardinals are 28-27 on the season and are in first place in the Texas League North.

Sunday’s game:  vs. San Antonio, Matt Pearce (2018 debut) 6:10 CT.

Palm Beach 1 at Jupiter 9

Andy Young (Andrew Miller/Palm Beach Cardinals)

The Cardinals were overwhelmed by the Hammerheads on Saturday.  Starter Ian Oxnevad, back after a long layoff due to rainouts, was rocked for eight runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.  The left hander did not strike out any and walked two.  John Kilichowski allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings.  Robbie Gordon and Austin Sexton combined to pitch the final 2 2/3 scoreless frames.  Oxnevad took the loss.

The Cardinals offense managed only six hits and one run, and it did not come until the ninth inning.  Andy Young and J.B. Woodman singled and Chase Pinder drew a walk.  With the bases loaded and no outs, Jose Godoy grounded into a force out as Young scored.  Going 2-for-4, Young was the only Cardinal with multiple hits.

Kramer Robertson committed a throwing error.  Oxnevad picked a runner off first base.

The Cardinals are 29-21 on the season and are in second place in the FSL South.

Sunday’s game:   at Jupiter, TBA 12:00 pm CT.

Peoria 0 at Clinton 5

Zach Kirtley (State College Spiles

The Chiefs were shut out on Saturday by the Clinton LumberKings.  Peoria’s offense managed just six hits, including doubles by Bryce Denton and Jose Martinez, and a triple by Zach Kirtley.  However, none of the extra base hits resulted in runs.   Kirtley went 2-for-4.

Starter Johan Oveido lost his fifth game of the season.  The right-hander went 4 2/3 innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits.  He fanned five and walked four.  Andrew Summerville allowed an additional run in his 1 1/3 innings. C.J. Saylor finished two scoreless innings of relief.

Matt Fiedler committed a throwing error.

The Chiefs are 31-25 on the season and are in second place in the Midwest League Western Division.

Sunday’s game:  at Clinton, Alex Fagalde (0-1, 2.12) 2:00 CT.

DSL Cardinals Blue 15 at DSL Twins 5

Luis Rodriguez

In their season opener, the Cardinals Blue team pummeled the Twins on Saturday on the road.  The offense put up 14 runs in the first two innings with home runs in the second inning from Luis Rodriguez and Carlos Soler.  Rodriguez blasted a grand slam, and Soler thumped a three-run home run.  In the first inning, Blue put up six runs, starting with a hit by pitch of Freddy De Jesus, then a bases loaded walk from Pablo Gomez.  Leudy Pena plated a run on a single and Rodriguez followed with an RBI groundout.  The final two runs of the inning scored on Darlin Moquete’s single and Darlyn De Villar’s bases loaded walk.  In addition to the two home runs in the second, Diowill Burgos plated a run on a triple.  Moquete went 2-for-6 with two runs scored.  Soler was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three driven in, Burgos was 2-for-5, Pena was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Rodriguez was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and six RBI.

Starter Dionis Zamora pitched five innings, giving up one run on one hits while fanning four and walking three.  Julio Puello allowed one run in three innings of relief. Josue Ramirez surrendered three runs in 2/3 of an inning, and Antony Trompiz got the last out of the ninth without further damage.  Zamora was the winning pitcher.

Moquete stole his first base of the season. De Jesus made a fielding error, and Rodriguez had a missed catch error.  Soler added an outfield assist.

The Cardinals Blue are 1-0 on the young season.

Sunday’s game:  No game scheduled

DSL Cardinals Red 5, DSL Cubs2 6

The Cardinals Red were edged by the Cubs2 in their first-ever game and the opener of the Dominican Summer League season.  Starter Jose Moreno pitched three innings, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out two and walking two.  Hector De Los Santos allowed on unearned run in his two innings.    Wilman Madera surrendered three runs in the seventh, tossing two frames in total and was charged with a blown save and the loss.  Jose Geronimo handled the final two scoreless innings.

The Red team put up four runs in the fourth, beginning with a leadoff double by Cristhian Logo.  A passed ball sent Logo to third and he scored on a fielding error.  A hit by pitch and two wild pitches resulted in two more runs.  Luis Andujar later doubled and scored on a double by Joerlin De Los Santos.  The fifth and final run crossed the plate in the eighth on Claudio Ramirez’ double.  De Los Santos went 2-for-3. Longa was 2-for-5, Adanson Cruz was 2-for-4, and Francisco Hernandez was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

De Los Santos stole home for his first stolen base of the season.  Franklin Soto stole his first base of the season and committed a fielding error.  Outfielder De Los Santos also made a fielding error, and catcher Jesus Orecchia was charged with catcher interference.  Pitcher De Los Santos made an error on a pickoff attempt.  Outfielder De Los Santos had an outfield assist, and Cruz had an outfield assist.  Pitchers Madera and Geronimo picked a runner off first base.

The Cardinals Red are 0-1 on the young season.

Sunday’s game:  No game scheduled

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