Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 8, 2022

Photo: Malcom Nunez (Springfield Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 4-1 on Tuesday. The game between Palm Beach and Tampa was postponed. The Player of the Day is Springfield 1B Malcom Nunez, who was 4-for-5 with four RBI in Springfield’s win over Midland. Other standouts include Dylan Carlson in Memphis and Tyler Reichenborn in Peoria.

Results from games played June 7.

Memphis 6, Durham 5

The Redbirds topped the Bulls in a one run game at AutoZone Park on Tuesday night. Connor Thomas got the start for Memphis. The left-hander pitched six innings, gave up five runs on nine hits, fanned seven and walked one.

Kyle Ryan relieved Thomas and threw a scoreless seventh. Zach McAllister and Brandon Wadell each tossed a scoreless inning. Ryan got the win, his fourth of the season. Waddell earned his third save.

The Redbirds took a 1-0 lead in the first. Dylan Carlson singled and Paul DeJong reached on a fielding error that sent Carlson to third. Alec Burleson plated Carlson on a sac fly.

Durham quickly tied it with one run in the second and then took a 2-1 lead in the third. Memphis answered with two runs in the home half of the third on Carlson RBI double and a fielding error.

The Bulls regained the lead with three runs scored in the fifth. The Redbirds got the lead again with three runs in the seventh for a 6-5 final score on a three-run long ball by Carlson.

Dylan Carlson

Carlson went 3-for-3 with four RBI and three runs scored. He was the only Redbird with multiple hits.

On the base paths, Conner Capel stole his 13th base of the season, but was also picked off and caught stealing.

Memphis has a record of 32-23 and is in third place in the International League West, three games back of first place Nashville.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Durham, LHP Matthew Liberatore vs. TBD 7:05 CT.

Springfield 7 at Midland 3

The Cardinals defeated the Rock Hounds in a four run contest on Tuesday night at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Michael McGreevy got the start for Springfield. The right-hander pitched six innings, gave up one run on seven hits, fanned seven and walked two to earn his second win of the season for Springfield.

Johan Quezada relieved McGreevy and surrendered one run in two innings of relief. Freddy Pacheco relinquished one run in the ninth.

The Cardinals got on the board first with three runs in the first inning. Jordan Walker, Moises Gomez, and Pedro Pages hit consecutive singles. Walker scored on a passed ball. Justin Toerner singled to plate Gomez. Pages scored on a single by Malcom Nunez.

Springfield increased the lead to 5-0 in the third on a two-run RBI single by Nunez. Nunez got his fourth RBI on a single in the fourth to the Cardinals in 6-0 lead.

Midland finally scored a run in the home half of the fourth. The Rock Hounds scored again in the seventh to cut the lead to 6-2.

The Cardinals made it 7-2 in the eighth on an RBI single by Delvin Perez. Midland added their final run in the ninth to bring the final score to 7-3.

Nunez went 4-for-5 with four RBI. Walker, Gomez, and Pages were each 3-for-6. Toerner was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Julio Rodriguez was 2-for-4. Perez was 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Malcom Nuñez

On the base paths, Walker stole his 12th base of the season. In the field, Toerner had an outfield assist at third base.

Springfield is 21-31 on the season and is in last place in the Texas League North, 10 game back of first place Wichita.

Wednesday’s game:  at Midland, Gordon Graceffo RHP (1-1, 5.59) vs. TBD 6:30 CT.

Peoria 11, Quad Cities 3

The Chiefs walloped the River Bandits in a laugher on Tuesday night at Dozer Park. Starter Wilfredo Pereira pitched five innings, gave up two runs on four hits and fanned eight. Pereira earned his third win of the season.

Nick Trogrlic-Iverson relieved Pereira and surrendered one unearned run in three innings pitched. Colin Schmid tossed a scoreless ninth.

Peoria posted one run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Tyler Reichenborn singled and stole second base. Aaron Antonini drew a walk. L.J Jones singled to plate Reichenborn.

The Chiefs increased their lead to 6-0 with a five run third inning. Mike Antico and Reichenborn each singled. Antonini singled to score Antico. Jones plated Reichenborn on a single. Francisco Hernandez singled, and Antonini scored on a sac fly by Thomas Francisco. Mack Chambers singled to score both Jones and Hernandez.

Quad Cities got on the board with one run in the fourth and one run in the fifth. Peoria piled on with three runs in sixth on a three-run home run by Reichenborn. An RBI triple by Francisco and a Chambers single brought two more runs home in the seventh.

Tyler Reichenborn

The River Bandits added their final run in the eighth.

Reichenborn went 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. Jones was 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs score. Chambers was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Antonini was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Antico was 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

On the base paths, Reichenborn stole his third base of the season. In the field, Antonini had a throwing error.

Peoria is 22-30 and is in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 12 games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Wednesday’s game: vs. Quad Cities, RHP Dionys Rodríguez vs. Noah Cameron LHP (1-0, 4.15) 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach at Tampa (postponed)

The game between Palm Beach and Tampa was postponed due to rain. The game will be played as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s games:  at Tampa, RHP Trent Baker vs. Yon Castro RHP (2-2, 3.00) 3:00 CT (game one).

at Tampa, Tink Hence RHP (0-1, 1.00) vs. TBD (game two).

FCL Cardinals 2, FCL Astros Blue 1

The Cardinals topped the Astros Blue in a Tuesday morning contest at Roger Dean Stadium. Yonael Dominguez took the mound for the Cardinals. The right-hander pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings, allowed two hits and struck out three.

Yonael Dominguez

Americo Lugo relieved Dominguez and got the final outs of the fifth. Jose Davila threw three scoreless innings. Randel Clemente surrendered one run in the ninth. Lugo got the win, Clemente the save.

The game was scoreless until the sixth inning when the Cardinals went up 2-0. Lizandro Espinoza led off with a single. Luis Pino singled. Jake Burns drew a walk. Hansel Otamendi singled to score Espinoza. Pino scored on a passed ball. The Astros Blue scored their only run in the ninth.

The Cardinals scored two runs on three hits. No Cardinal had multiple hits. Otamendi had the only RBI.

On the base paths, Adari Grant and Jeremy Ramos each stole a base. In the field, Raul Guzman made a throwing error. Felix Taveras, and Lizandro Espinoza each had a fielding miscue. Taveras had an outfield assist at first base.

Wednesday’s game:  Off day.

DSL Cardinals 6, DSL Cleveland Blue 9

The DSL Cardinals fell to the Cleveland Blue 9-6 in a Tuesday morning contest. Jovi Galvez got the start for the Cardinals. The right-hander pitched two innings, gave up four runs on four hits, struck out three and walked four. Galvez took the loss, his first of the season.

Juan Salas relieved Galvez and surrendered three runs in three innings pitched. Bruno Lopez allowed one unearned run in 2/3 innings. Juan Severino relinquished one unearned run in 2 1/3 innings. Esteban Contreras tossed a scoreless ninth.

Cleveland Blue posted four runs in the third and three runs in the fifth to go up 7-0. The Cardinals answered with three runs in the home half of the fifth to cut the lead to 7-3. Yancel Guerrero singled. Anyelo Encarnacion and Jonathan Mejia each drew a walk. Guerrero scored on a force out by Luis Rodriguez. Yordalin Pena plated Encarnacion on a single. Jose Suarez drove in Rodriguez on a single.

Cleveland added a run in the sixth. The Cardinals responded with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Arfeni Batista led off the inning with a single. Guerrero and Encarnacion each drew a walk. Mejia was hit by a pitch, scoring Batista. Rodriguez plated Guerrero on a sac fly. Pena doubled to score Encarnacion.

Cleveland scored their ninth and final run in the eighth.

Pena went 3-for-4 with two RBI. No other Cardinal had multiple hits.

Yordalin Pena

On the base paths, Guerrero was picked off and caught stealing. In the field, Guerrero made a throwing error. Suarez, Mejia, and Encarnacion each had a fielding miscue. Pena had an outfield assist at third base.

Wednesday’s game:  at DSL Angels, RHP Ronny Oliver vs. TBD 10:00 am CT.

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