Cardinals Minor League Notebook – June 9, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 3-3 on Wednesday. Palm Beach played a doubleheader and the FCL Cardinals were off. The Player of the Day is DSL Cardinals 2B Anyelo Encarnacion, who went 3-for-3 with three RBI and four runs scored in the Cardinals blowout win over the DSL Angels. Other standouts were Paul DeJong and Cory Spangenberg for Memphis.

Results from games played June 8.



Memphis 6, Durham 3

The Redbirds defeated the Bulls in a Wednesday night contest at AutoZone Park. Matthew Liberatore got the start for Memphis. The left-hander pitched six innings, gave up three runs, two earned, on six hits, struck out three and walked two to earn his fourth win of the season.

James Naile relieved Liberatore and threw one scoreless inning. Jacob Bosiokovic, Jake Walsh, and Kodi Whitley each tossed a scoreless inning.

Durham scored first with one run in the top of the first inning. Memphis tied it in the home half of the first on a solo home run by Paul DeJong.

The Redbirds took a 2-1 lead in the third on a solo shot by Cory Spangenberg. The Bulls tied it 2-2 in the fourth.

Cory Spangenberg

The Redbirds regained the lead with two runs in sixth. Dylan Carlson and DeJong singled. Alec Burleson scored Carlson on a single. Ivan Herrera plated DeJong on a single.

Durham scored their final run in the seventh. Memphis scored two more in the bottom of the seventh. Spangenberg singled. Evan Mendoza reached on a fielding error. Carlson drew a walk. Spangenberg scored on a wild pitch. DeJong plated Mendoza on a sac fly.

DeJong went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Spangenberg was 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Burleson was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Herrera was 2-for-4 and Carlson was 2-for-3.

On the base paths, Spangenberg stole his seventh base of the season. Herrera was picked off and caught stealing. Carlson was picked off first base.

In the field, Burleson made a fielding error but also had an outfield assist at home.

Memphis has a record of 33-23 and is in third place in the International League West, two games back of first place Nashville.

Thursday’s game:  vs. Durham, TBD vs. TBD 7:05 CT. 

Springfield 2 at Midland 4

The Cardinals fell to the RockHounds 4-2 in a Wednesday night contest at Momentum Bank Park. Gordon Graceffo started for Springfield. The right-hander pitched six innings, gave two runs, one earned on five hits, struck out two and walked one.

Tyler Pike relieved Graceffo and surrendered two runs in 1/3 innings. Ryan Loutos tossed the final 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Pike took the loss, his third of the season.

Midland took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Cardinals scored two runs in fourth to go up 2-1 on an RBI double by Nick Dunn.

The RockHounds added one run in the sixth to tie, and two more in the seventh to regain the lead 4-2.

Springfield scored two runs on eight hits. Masyn Winn was 2-for-4. Malcom Nunez was also 2-for-4. Dunn drove in two.

Masyn Winn

On the base paths, Jordan Walker stole his 13th base of the season. Moises Gomez was caught stealing for the second time. Winn was picked off first base.

In the field, Walker made a throwing error, his 14th error of the season.

Springfield is 21- 32 and sits in last place in the Texas League North, 10.5 games back of first place Wichita.

Thursday’s game:  at Midland, Dalton Roach RHP (2-3, 4.94) vs. TBD 7:00 CT.

Peoria 0, Quad Cities 9

The Chiefs were blanked 9-9 by the River Bandits on Wednesday night at Dozer Park. Starter Dionys Rodriguez pitched two innings, gave up five runs on four hits, struck out two and walked three. Rodriguez took the loss, his sixth of the season.

Enmanuel Solano relieved Rodriguez and surrendered one in 3 2/3 innings. Andre Granillo allowed two runs in 1 1/3 innings. Nathanael Heredia relinquished one run in the final two innings.

Enmanuel Solano

Quad Cities scored three runs in the first, two runs ins the second and one run in third. In the seventh the River Bandits added two more runs and finished the game with one final run in the ninth for a total of nine runs.

The Peoria offense managed five hits. Three were doubles by Mike Antico, Jacob Buchberger, and Francisco Hernandez. Tommy Jew and L.J. Jones contributed singles. The offense struck out 10 times and were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

On the base paths, Jew stole two bases for 15 bases on the season. Tyler Reichenborn stole his fourth base of the season.

In the field, Solano made a fielding error. Carlos Soto had a passed ball.

Peoria is 22-31 on the season and are in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 13 games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Thursday’s game:  vs. Quad Cities, TBD (PEO) vs. Eric Cerantola RHP (0-0, 2.45) 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach 3 at Tampa 13 (seven innings, game one)

The Cardinals were walloped by the Tarpons in the first game of a twin bill on Wednesday. Trent Baker got the start for Palm Beach. The right-hander pitched 1 2/3 innings, gave up five runs on four hits, struck out three and walked two. Baker took the loss, his fifth of the season.

Jose Moreno relieved Baker and surrendered three runs in 2/3 innings. Alfredo Ruiz allowed two runs in two innings pitched. Nelfri Contreras relinquished three runs in 1 1/3 innings. Andrew Marrero got the last out of the sixth inning.

Tampa scored six runs in the second inning and two runs in the third to lead 8-0. The Beach Birds put up two runs in the top of the fifth on a two-run long ball from Darlin Moquete.

Darlin Moquete

The Tarpons increased the lead to 10-2 in the home half of the fifth then added three more runs in the sixth to make it 13-2. The Cardinals scored their final run in the seventh.

Moquete was the only Cardinal with multiple hits, he went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Palm Beach scored three runs on four hits and was 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

On the base paths, Matt Chamberlain stole his second base of the season. In field, Leonardo Bernal made an error on pickoff throw and had a passed ball.

Palm Beach 7 at Tampa 0 (seven innings, game two)

The Cardinals blanked the Tarpons in the second game of the twin bill in Tampa on Wednesday night. Tink Hence took the mound for Palm Beach. The right-hander pitched three scoreless innings, allowed two hits, struck out five and walked one.

Carlos Guarate relieved Hence and threw 1 1/3 innings of relief to earn his first win of the season. Hayes Heinecke tossed the final 2 2/3 scoreless innings and earned his first save.

The Cardinals scored one run in the first inning on a solo home run by Brady Whalen to take a 1-0 lead. The lead remained 1-0 until fifth when Darlin Moquete hit a three-run long ball to make it 4-0.

Brady Whalen

Matt Chamberlain thumped a solo home run in the sixth to increase the lead to 5-0. Palm Beach added the final run in the seventh. Adanson Cruz drew a walk. Moquete singled. Osvaldo Tovalin walked, Whalen walked, and Cruz scored. Moquete scored on a line out by Chamberlain.

Moquete went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Moquete was the only Cardinal with multiple hits. Whalen and Chamberlain each drove in two.

On the base paths, Moquete was caught stealing for the third time.

Palm Beach is 21-30 and is in third place in the FSL East, 13.5 games back of first place St. Lucie.

Thursday’s game:  at Tampa, Chris Gerard LHP (2-2, 4.08) vs. Juan Carela RHP (2-1, 2.58) 5:30 CT.

FCL Cardinals – Off day.

Thursday’s game:  at FCL Astros Orange, TBD vs. TBD 11:00 am CT.

DSL Cardinals 19 at DSL Angels 2 (seven innings)

The Cardinals shellacked the Angels in a 19-2 blowout on Wednesday morning. Starter Ronny Oliver pitched three innings, gave up two runs on three hits, struck out one and walked four.

Henry Gomez relieved Oliver and threw two scoreless innings to earn his first win of the season. Diego Dominguez and Oliver Lopez each tossed a scoreless inning.

The Cardinals scored their first two runs in the first inning. Jonathan Mejia led off with a single and Maycol Justo followed with a double. Jose Suarez reached on a fielder’s choice and Mejia scored. Maikel Hernandez walked. Justo scored on a sac fly by Miguel Vargas.

The Cardinals increased the lead to 4-0 in the second on RBI doubles by Mejia and Justo. The Angels responded with two runs in the home half of the second.

The Cardinal added three runs in the fourth. Marcelo Perez, Anyelo Encarnacion, and Mejia each drew a walk. Perez scored on a pickoff throwing error. A wild pitch advanced both runners. Justo drew a walk. Yaisel Ramos walked and Encarnacion scored. Mejia scored on a second pickoff throwing error.

Six Cardinal runs came home in the fifth on a Encarnacion double, a Justo single, a bases loaded walk by Suarez, a throwing error, and a sac fly by Hernandez.

Six more runs for the Cardinals scored in the sixth on an Encarnacion triple, a double from Elias Reynoso, a Ramos single, a fielding error, and a double by Alejandro Loaiza.

The Cardinal offense scored 19 runs on 16 hits. Encarnacion went 3-for-3 with three RBI and four runs scored. Justo was 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Mejia was 2-for-4 with an RBI and four runs scored. Reynoso was 2-for-2 with an RBI. Ramos was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Loaiza was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Suarez and Hernandez each drove in two.

Anyelo Encarnacion

On the base paths, Justo was picked off and caught stealing. In the field, Justo had a fielding error, and Hernandez had a fielding miscue and a missed catch. Ramos had an outfield assist at third base.

Thursday’s game:  at DSL Rockies, TBD vs TBD 10:00 am CT.


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