Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 6, 2022

Photo: Brady Whalen (Allison Rhoades/Peoria Chiefs)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-3 on Sunday with two wins from Palm Beach. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Brady Whalen, who hit a go-ahead home run for Palm Beach in game two of the doubleheader. Other standouts include Thomas Parsons, Jack Flaherty and Matt Chamberlain.

Results from games played Sunday, June 5th.

Memphis 4 at Charlotte 11

The Memphis Redbirds (31-23) fell to the Charlotte Knights (CWS, 19-35) on Sunday afternoon at Truist Field. Thomas Parsons threw a solid four no-hit innings in his first start of the year. The right-hander fanned seven.

Tommy Parsons

The Redbirds scored one run in the first via a Paul DeJong solo home run, his fifth of the year in Memphis. Luken Baker hit a two-run shot in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. Irving Lopez scored on a wild pitch in the seventh.

Blake Parker surrendered two runs in the fifth inning. Zach McAllister pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. The right-hander lost his first game of 2022.

Kodi Whitley and Junior Fernández closed out the final 1 2/3 innings. Whitley yielded four runs, three earned, on two hits and two walks. Fernández was charged with two runs on four hits.

DeJong, Baker, Lopez and Iván Herrera recorded the only hits for Memphis. The lineup went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position and left six on base. Tyler O’Neill went 0-for-4 in Sunday’s contest.

The Redbirds went 4-2 against the Knights this week and sit 3.5 games back of first place Nashville.

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

Springfield 0, Arkansas 6

The Springfield Cardinals (20-31) were blanked by the Arkansas Travelers (SEA, 27-24) on Sunday at Hammons Field. Jack Flaherty started his first game on a rehab assignment in Springfield. He went three no-hit innings and fanned three.

Jack Flaherty

Every Travelers run came in the final four innings. Edgar Escobar tossed four innings and gave up four runs on six hits and three walks. The right-hander recorded his third loss and fanned five.

Tyler Pike and Grant Black threw the final two innings. Pike surrendered one run on two hits. Black yielded one unearned run on a walk and a hit in one inning.

Jordan Walker and Delvin Pérez both recorded two hits. The Cardinals only had five hits and left 11 runners on base. Dylan Carlson went 0-for-2 in two at-bats.

The Cardinals went 1-5 against the Travelers this week. They are in fifth place and 11 games behind Wichita.

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

Peoria 1 at Wisconsin 5

The Peoria Chiefs (21-30) fell to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL, 31-20) at Fox Cities Stadium on Sunday. Zane Mills took his third loss after he threw five innings. The right-hander gave up two solo home runs, two walks and struck out five.

The only Chiefs run came off the bat of Thomas Francisco in the second. The first baseman singled to bring in Francisco Hernandez.

Francisco Hernandez

Nathanael Heredia tossed a hitless sixth inning and struck out two. Michael YaSenka threw the final two innings and surrendered three runs on four hits.

The Chiefs only recorded five hits and went 1-for-3 with runners in scoring position. No player recorded more than one hit.

Tyler Reichenborn stole his second bag in High-A.

Peoria split the series with Wisconsin 3-3. They sit in fifth place and are 12 games back of Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Quad Cities, TBA vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Chiefs are off on Monday)

Palm Beach 8, Jupiter 1 (7 innings, game 1)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (19-29) took game one of the doubleheader over the Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA, 26-22) at Roger Dean Stadium on Sunday. Inohan Paniagua tossed a solid six innings with one run given up. The right-hander yielded three hits, three walks and fanned three.

The Beach Birds scored two runs in the second inning and three in both the fourth and sixth. Matt Chamberlain doubled to bring in two in the second. Wade Strauss and Osvaldo Tovalin both homered in the fourth inning. In the sixth, Brady Whalen doubled to bring in two runs and Jeremy Rivas drove in one.

Osvaldo Tovalin

Chris Gerard threw one scoreless inning and gave up one hit. Paniagua earned his second win.

The first three batters in the lineup went 6-for-11 with three RBI and four runs scored. The lineup went 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Aaron McKeithan took his first bag of the season.

Palm Beach 3, Jupiter 2 (7 innings, game 2)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (20-29) edged the Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA, 26-23) in game two of the doubleheader. Starter Bryan Pope pitched four innings with two runs charged. The right-hander surrendered five hits, one walk and struck out two.

With two Hammerhead runs scored in the fourth, the Cardinals responded with two in the home half. Brady Whalen launched a solo home run and Jeremy Rivas came across on a passed ball to tie the game 2-2.

Carlos Guarate tossed one inning with a hit given up. Edgar Manzo won his second game after he pitched one scoreless inning. Alex Cornwell threw the seventh inning and yielded no runs with two hits. The left-hander recorded his second save.

The game winner came off the bat of Brady Whalen with his second homer of the game. The first baseman has five home runs this season.

Brady Whalen

Whalen was the only player with two hits in the lineup. The Beach Birds struck out once and had no walks. The lineup went 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position.

The Beach Birds went 3-1 against the Hammerheads this week with two rescheduled games due to rain. Palm Beach sits in third place and is 13.5 games behind St. Lucie.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Tampa, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT (The Cardinals are off on Monday)

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