Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 9, 2019

photo: Chasen Shreve (Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 0-5 on Saturday. Our Player of the Day is Memphis reliever Chasen Shreve, who extended his scoreless streak of appearances to six, striking out four and issuing no walks in two innings against Reno.

Results for games played Saturday, June 8.


Memphis 3 at Reno 5

Chasen Shreve (Steve Mitchell/Imagn)

The Redbirds were defeated by the Aces in Reno on Saturday despite Memphis pitching striking out a season high 18 hitters.  It began with Alex Reyes, who pitched four innings and gave up four runs, three earned, on three hits, including a two-run home run.  Reyes fanned 10 but walked four.  Chris Ellis followed with two innings of relief in which he surrendered one run on three hits.  Ellis struck out four.  Chasen Shreve tossed the final two scoreless innings and struck out four.  Shreve has allowed only one earned run in his last 13 appearances and has allowed no earned runs in his last six appearances.  Reyes took the loss, his second.

With Memphis behind 2-0 in the fourth, Adolis Garcia’s RBI single gave the Redbirds their first run.  The Aces scored two more in the bottom half of the inning, however.

Jose Godoy’s solo home run in the fifth brought the score to 4-2.  The third and final Memphis score came home on a sac fly by Lane Thomas.

Godoy and Edmundo Sosa each had two hits.

Garcia stole his fourth base of the season and Sosa was caught stealing for the second time.  Garcia committed a fielding error and Godoy made a throwing error.

Memphis is 26-37 on the season and in third place in the PCL North, eight games back of the Iowa Cubs.

Sunday’s game:  at Reno, Genesis Cabrera (2-3, 6.35) 3:05 CT.


Springfield 3 at NW Arkansas 7

Randy Arozarena (Steve Mitchell/Imagn)

The Cardinals fell to the Naturals on Saturday after giving up an early lead.  The Springfield offense put up the first run in the first inning as Randy Arozarena tripled, and scored on Chris Chinea’s double.  Arozarena’s hitting streak is now seven games.

Brian O’Keefe led off the second inning with a solo home run to left field.  Following two walks and a single, Evan Mendoza’s sac fly to center plated the second run of the inning, but that concluded the Cardinals scoring for the night.

Starter Johan Oveido pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on eight hits.  The right hander fanned six and walked two.  Roel Ramirez followed with 3 1/3 innings of relief and surrendered two runs on six hits.

No Cardinal had more than one hit.

The Cardinals are 23-39 and are in last place in the Texas League North.

Sunday’s game:  at NW Arkansas, Angel Rondon (0-0,3.74) 2:05 CT.


Palm Beach 2, Charlotte 5

Tommy Parsons (Peoria Chiefs)

After the Beach Birds took the series opener on Friday, the momentum did not lead to another win against the visiting Stone Crabs on Saturday.

Starter Tommy Parsons hurled seven innings and gave up three runs on seven hits for a quality start.  The right-hander struck out three and issued no free passes.  C.J. Saylor relieved in the eighth and surrendered two runs on two hits.  Mitchell Oznowitz pitched a scoreless ninth.  Parsons took the loss.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Cardinals offense responded with a run in the second.  Yariel Gonzalez doubled, and scored on single by Jose Martinez.

Palm Beach didn’t score again until the eighth inning when Martinez led off with a triple and scored on Chase Pinder’s single.

Pinder and Martinez each had two hits.

Palm Beach is 34-27 on the season and tied for second place in the FSL South.

Sunday’s game:  vs. Charlotte, Perry DellaValle (2-3, 2.29) 12:00 pm CT.


Peoria 7, Cedar Rapids 8 (10 innings)

Diego Cordero (Peoria Chiefs)

The Chiefs lost a heartbreaker to the Kernels in extra innings on Saturday.  The Chiefs offense made a valiant effort in the final three innings after falling behind 2-0 early.  Peoria scored four runs in the eighth inning to take a 4-2 lead.

Josh Shaw began the scoring by drawing a bases loaded walk and Nolan Gorman plated a second run on a sac fly.  Ivan Herrera’s single to left brought in two more runs to complete the four-run burst.

However, the Kernels came back in the top of the ninth to score five runs.  Down 7-4, the Chiefs responded in the bottom frame with three runs to tie.  Delvin Perez hit a two run double, and Gorman followed with an RBI triple.

The game went into extras, and the Kernels added what would be the winning run in the top of the 10th.

Starter Diego Cordero pitched a quality start, 6 1/3 innings, in which he gave up two runs, one earned, on six hits.  Cordero struck out three and walked one.  Edgar Escobar followed with 1 2/3 scoreless innings.  Thomas St. Clair had a shaky ninth and surrendered the five Cedar Rapids runs to take the blown save.  Parker Kelly relieved with two outs in the ninth and got the final out, but returned for the 10th and allowed the winning Kernels’ score.  He took the loss.

Wadye Ynfante stole his sixth base of the season.  Brendan Donovan was caught stealing for the first time.  Perez and Gorman each committed two throwing errors. Herrera was charged with catcher interference.  Ynfante and Brandon Benson each had an outfield assist.

The Chiefs and the Kernels play a doubleheader on Sunday.

The Chiefs are 26-34 on the season and are in seventh place in the Midwest League West.

Sunday’s games:   vs. Cedar Rapids (DH), Colin Schmid (3-1, 3.52) 1:00 CT (Game 1)/TBA (Game 2)


DSL Cardinals Red 5, DSL Phillies White 7

The Cardinals Red went down in defeat to the Phillies White on Saturday.  Starter Ludwin Jimenez tossed five innings and gave up two runs on five hits while fanning one and walking one.  Jesus Jacquez followed with two scoreless innings of relief, surrendering two runs.  Miguel Maiz began the eighth and allowed three runs on two hits.  Hector De Los Santos got the final out of the inning andreturned to pitch a scoreless ninth.  Maiz was tagged with the loss and a blown save.

The Red offense failed to score until the sixth inning when they scored all five runs.  Sander Mora drew a two-out walk and stole second base. Roblin Heredia reached on a fielding error and Mora scored.  After Diowill Burgos singled and Fernando Brazoban walked, Heredia came in on a wild pitch.  Burgos and Brazoban were driven in by Jesus Orrechia’s single. Endri Salas was hit by a pitch and scored on Bryan Matute’s single.

Orrechia and Matute each had two hits.

Orrechia and Brazoban each stole their first base of the season.  Matute and Mora stole their second base in 2019.  Luis Andujar was caught stealing for the second time.  Center Fielder Smith Vargas made a fielding error, but also had an outfield assist.

The Cardinals Red are 4-3 on the season.

Sunday’s game:  No game scheduled


DSL Cardinals Blue at DSL Twins (postponed)

This game was postponed, with the makeup scheduled for June 19.

Sunday’s game:  No game scheduled


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