Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 3, 2024

photo: Bryan Torres (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-3 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, 2B Bryan Torres, powered Springfield’s win with a bases-clearing double in the ninth. Other standouts include Michael Curialle, Jose Cordoba and Chase Davis.



Results from games played on Sunday, June 2.

Memphis 2, Nashville 9

The Memphis Redbirds (30-27) were dominated by the Nashville Sounds (30-27, MIL) 9-2 on Sunday at AutoZone Park.  Starter Zack Thompson took his first loss this season, throwing four innings, and allowing six runs, five earned, on five hits while walking four and striking out six.

The Sounds scored one in the first on an RBI single and one in the second on an RBI groundout. Nashville extended their lead to 6-0 in the fourth with a grand slam.

The visitors added single runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth with an RBI single against reliever Brandon Komar, a solo home run given up by Andre Granillo, and another RBI single against Alex Cornwell.

The Redbirds scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth on Arquímedes Gamboa and Victor Scott II’s back-to-back solo blasts.

Arquimedes Gamboa

Victor Scott

Jared Young went 2-for-4.  Gamboa and Scott II had their solo home runs in four at-bats each. The Redbirds totaled two runs on seven hits with a walk and eight strikeouts while going 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Komar threw 1 2/3 innings, allowing a run on three hits while walking one and striking out two.  Granillo pitched 1 1/3 innings, yielding one run on two hits while striking out two.  Cornwell threw an inning, giving up one run on three hits while striking out one.  Jacob Bosiokovic tossed a scoreless inning while striking out two.  Memphis allowed nine runs, eight earned, on 13 hits while walking five and striking out 13.

The Memphis Redbirds split their series with the Nashville Sounds, winning three games apiece.  The Redbirds travel to Omaha to face the Omaha Storm Chasers (39-16 KCR) where they begin a 12-game road trip.

Tuesday’s game: at Omaha, TBD vs. TBD 7:05 CT.

Springfield 6 at Wichita 2

The Springfield Cardinals (30-21) won the final game of the series at the Wichita Wind Surge (19-31, MIN) by a score of 6-2 on Sunday at Riverfront Stadium.  Starter Max Rajcic threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out seven.

Max Rajcic

The Cardinals struck first in the second with Jacob Buchberger’s RBI single.

Jacob Buchberger

The Wind Surge tied the game in the fourth with a solo homer and took the lead in the sixth with an RBI single.

Springfield rallied in the eighth to tie on R.J. Yeager’s RBI single.

R.J. Yeager

The visitors took the lead in the ninth with Bryan Torres’s three-RBI bases-clearing double and added an insurance run with Matt Lloyd’s RBI single.

Bryan Torres

Torres went 1-for-5, a double, with three RBI and a run scored.  Buchberger was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.  Aaron McKeithan was 2-for-4 with a run scored.  The Cardinals totaled six runs on eight hits with four walks and six strikeouts.

Andrew Marrero pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, yielding no hits and one walk.  Ryan Shreve threw one scoreless inning, earning his fourth win this season, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one.  Matt Svanson closed the game, pitching one scoreless inning and giving up no hits and one walk while striking out one.  Springfield allowed two runs on 10 hits while walking four and striking out nine.

The Springfield Cardinals won five of their six-game series against the Wichita Wind Surge.  The Cardinals will continue their road trip at the Arkansas Travelers (29-21, SEA).

Tuesday’s game: at Arkansas, RHP Ian Bedell (1-2, 5.59) vs. Danny Wirchansky LHP (2-3, 5.28) 6:35 CT.

Peoria 1 at Lansing 5 (7 innings, Game 1)

The Peoria Chiefs (16-34) fell in game one of their doubleheader to the Lansing Lugnuts (26-24, OAK) by a score of 5-1 on Sunday at Jackson Field.  Starter Pete Hansen remains winless in the 2024 season, taking his fourth loss while pitching five innings and allowing three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out six.

The Lugnuts took the lead in the first with back-to-back RBI triples. Lansing added an insurance run in the fourth with an RBI double.

The Chiefs brought the game to within two in the top of the sixth with Brody Moore’s RBI groundout.

Roy Garcia took over the mound in the bottom of the sixth and yielded a two-run bomb to right field to give the home team a 5-1 lead. Garcia threw one inning, giving up two runs on two hits while striking out one.  Peoria allowed five runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out seven.

Tre Richardson went 1-for-2 with a run scored.  Osvaldo Tovalin, Leonardo Bernal, and Michael Curialle each tallied a hit as well.  The Chiefs totaled one run on four hits with one walk and one strikeout.  The team hit 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position while stranding two men on base.

Peoria 3 at Lansing 5 (7 innings, Game 2)

The Peoria Chiefs (16-35) dropped both games of the doubleheader to the Lansing Lugnuts (27-24, OAK), losing the second game 5-3 on Sunday at Jackson Field.  Starter Hancel Rincon took his fourth loss this season, throwing three innings, and allowing four runs on six hits while walking one and striking out two.

The Chiefs came out strong in the top of the first with Osvaldo Tovalin’s RBI when he reached first on a fielding error and Michael Curialle’s two-RBI triple later in the inning.

Michael Curialle

The Lugnuts’ RBI single and RBI forceout in the bottom half of the inning brought the game to within one. Lansing tied the game and took the lead in the fourth with an RBI single and an RBI triple.

Tyler Bradt came in to pitch in the fifth and allowed a run after the runner stole third and a throwing error from catcher Leonardo Bernal allowed him to come home.

Cade Winquest threw a scoreless inning, yielding one hit and one walk while striking out one.  Bradt allowed one run on one hit.  Dionys Rodriguez pitched a scoreless seventh.  Peoria gave up five runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out two.

Curialle went 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBI.  Moquete hit 1-for-3 with a run scored.  Bernal was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.  The Chiefs totaled three runs on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

The Peoria Chiefs only won one game against the Lansing Lugnuts in their week-long series.  They will continue their road trip at the Fort Wayne Tincaps (23-28, SDP).

Tuesday’s game: at Fort Wayne, TBD vs. TBD 6:05 CT.

Palm Beach 9, Tampa 4

On Sunday, the Palm Beach Cardinals (30-21) defeated the Tampa Tarpons (19-32, NYY) 9-4 at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.  Starter Jason Savacool threw five innings, allowing three runs on six hits while walking four and striking out four.

The Tarpons struck first in the top of the second with an RBI single.

The Cardinals responded in the bottom half of the inning with Lizandro Espinoza’s RBI single.

Tampa regained the lead in the top of the fourth on a double play that plated the runner on third.

Palm Beach took the lead in the bottom of the fourth on Jose Cordoba’s two-run shot to left field.

Jose Cordoba

A double steal in the fifth inning enabled the Tarpons to tie the game at three apiece.

An RBI forceout in the sixth from JohnFrank Salazar gave Palm Beach the lead and a sacrifice fly from Trey Paige later in the inning extended their lead to 5-3.

The visitors brought the game to within one with an RBI single in the top of the eighth.

The home team broke the game open in the bottom of the eighth with Miguel Villarroel’s RBI single and Chase Davis’s bases-clearing three-RBI double.

Chase Davis

Cordoba went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and three runs scored.  Davis was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI, and a run scored.  Villarroel was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.  The Cardinals totaled nine runs on 12 hits with three walks and five strikeouts.  Every Palm Beach hitter made it on base during Sunday’s game with eight of the nine tallying at least one hit.

Reliever Hunter Kublick earned his first win this season, pitching three innings, and yielding one run on two hits while walking two and striking out two.  Hunter Hayes closed out the ninth, giving up no runs and no hits while striking out one.  Palm Beach allowed four runs on eight hits while walking six and striking out seven.

The Palm Beach Cardinals won five of their six-game series against the Tampa Tarpons.  They will continue their homestand against the Dunedin Blue Jays (25-26, TOR).

Tuesday’s game: vs. Dunedin, TBD vs. TBD 4:00 CT.

FCL Cardinals – off Sunday

The Florida Complex League Cardinals (10-12) are off Sundays.  They will continue playing on Monday at the FCL Marlins (12-6, MIA).

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

DSL Cardinals

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals will begin their 2024 season on Monday morning at home against the DSL Tigers 2.

Monday’s game: vs. DSL Tigers 2, TBD vs. TBD 10:00 CT.


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