Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 10, 2024

photo: Ixan Henderson (Palm Beach Cardinals)

On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals system went 5-1. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Palm Beach’s Ixan Henderson, tossed five scoreless innings on one hit with five strikeouts. Other standouts include Cesar Prieto, Jimmy Crooks, Edwin Nuñez and Benito Garcia.



Results from games played on Thursday, May 9.

Memphis 3, Norfolk 2

The Memphis Redbirds (18-17) defeated the Norfolk Tides (18-18, BAL) 3-2 in walk-off fashion on Thursday at AutoZone Park.  Starter Zach Thompson threw three innings, allowing one run on no hits while walking seven and striking out four.

The Redbirds struck first in the second with a bomb to left field from Gavin Collins.

Gavin Collins

In the third, Thompson threw a wild pitch allowing the runner on third to score to tie the game.

In the fifth, rehabber Matt Carpenter’s solo moonshot to right field gave Memphis a one-run lead.

Brandon Komar took over the mound in the fourth.  The Tides lined out, and a throwing error from Arquímedes Gamboa allowed a runner to score from third.

In the ninth, César Prieto’s RBI single scored Victor Scott II and walked it off with a score of 3-2.

César Prieto

Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a homer, an RBI, a run scored, and two strikeouts.  Collins hit 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks, an RBI, and scored once.  Prieto was 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI.  The Redbirds totaled three runs on six hits with five walks and 12 strikeouts.

Komar pitched four innings and allowed one run on three hits while walking three and striking out two.  Jacob Bosiokovic earned his second win this season, throwing two innings, giving up no runs on one hit while striking out two.  Memphis yielded two runs on four hits while walking 10 and striking out eight.

Friday’s game: vs. Norfolk, RHP Michael McGreevy (2-3, 4.62) vs.  Garrett Stallings RHP (0-1, 5.17) 12:05 CT.

Springfield 6 at NW Arkansas 3 (Game 1,  7 innings)

The Springfield Cardinals (19-9) won their first game of the doubleheader 6-3 over the NW Arkansas Naturals (13-14, KCR) on Thursday at Arvest Ballpark.  Starter Tekoah Roby earned his second win this season, throwing 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs, one earned on five hits while walking three and striking out four.

The Cardinals struck first in the first with Jimmy Crooks’ RBI double.  They extended their lead in the second with Bryan Torres’s two-RBI single.

Bryan Torres

The Naturals brought the game to within one in the third with a two-run home run to left-center.

Springfield broke open the game in the fifth with Mike Antico’s RBI single and Noah Mendlinger’s two-RBI double to make the score 6-2.

Noah Mendlinger

NW Arkansas earned one run in the sixth when Roby gave up a solo shot to center.

Andre Granillo earned his fourth save pitching 1 2/3 innings, giving up no runs on no hits while walking three and striking out two.  The Cardinals yielded three runs, one earned, on five hits while walking six and striking out six.

Crooks went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored.  Mendlinger hit 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two RBI.  Antico was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and scored once.  Springfield totaled six runs on nine hits with five walks and eight strikeouts.

Springfield 0 at NW Arkansas 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)

The Springfield Cardinals (19-10) were shut out 1-0 by the NW Arkansas Naturals (14-14) in the second half of their doubleheader on Thursday at Arvest Ballpark.  Starter Edwin Nuñez pitched four innings, allowing no runs on one hit while walking one and striking out five.

Edwin Nuñez

The Naturals’ walk and two singles loaded the bases and walked it off when a wild pitch from reliever Trent Baker allowed the runner from third to score.

Baker took his second loss this season, throwing 2 1/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits while walking two and striking out four.  The Cardinals gave up one run on five hits while walking three and striking out nine.

Nathan Church went 1-for-3.  Matt Lloyd hit 1-for-3.  Mike Antico was 1-for-2.  Springfield totaled no runs on three hits with no walks and eight strikeouts.

Church and Antico were both caught stealing in today’s game, leaving Lloyd as the only baserunner to be stranded at the end of an inning.

Friday’s game: at NW Arkansas, RHP Max Rajcic (3-2, 7.71) vs. Tyson Guerrero LHP (0-1, 5.54) 7:05 CT.

Peoria 4 at Beloit 3

The Peoria Chiefs (9-21) beat the Beloit Sky Carp (17-12, MIA) 4-3 on Thursday at ABC Supply Stadium.  Starter Pete Hansen threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on seven hits while walking three and striking out four.

Pete Hansen

The Chiefs struck first in the third with Alex Iadisernia’s sacrifice fly to drive in Joshua Baez.

The Sky Carp responded in the fifth with an RBI forceout and an RBI single to take a 2-1 lead.

Peoria regained the lead in the top of the sixth with Michael Curialle’s RBI single and Osvaldo Tovalin’s RBI single.

Tyler Bradt replaced Hansen in the bottom of the sixth after Hansen allowed runners to reach first and second.  Bradt allowed an RBI single that tied the game.

Leonardo Bernal’s groundout in the eighth allowed Dakota Harris to score after a throwing error by the Sky Carp’s first baseman.

Curialle went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Baez hit 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.  Zach Levenson was 1-for-3 with a walk and scored once.  The Chiefs totaled four runs on eight hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.

Bernal stole his third, Levenson stole his fourth, and Baez stole his eighth base this season.

Benito Garcia

Bradt threw 1 1/3 innings for his first win this season, allowing no runs on one hit while walking two and striking out one.  Benito Garcia earned his first save, pitching two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk.  Peoria yielded three runs, one earned, on 10 hits while walking six and striking out five.

Friday’s game: at Beloit, RHP Hancel Rincon (1-3, 5.76) vs. Karson Milbrandt RHP (1-1, 3.42) 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach 4 at Jupiter 3 (10 innings)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (17-13) topped the Jupiter Hammerheads (19-11, MIA) 4-3 in extra-innings on Thursday at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.  Starter Jason Savacool threw five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out two.

The Hammerheads opened the scoring in the third with an RBI single, and Savacool threw a wild pitch that allowed another runner to cross the plate.

Tre Richardson’s sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth brought the score to 2-1.

Jupiter added an insurance run in the bottom half of the inning with a leadoff single followed by an RBI double.

Chase Davis reached on a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded in the sixth, and a throwing error from their first baseman allowed two runs to score to tie the game.

The Cardinals took the lead in the 10th with Kade Kretzschmar’s sacrifice fly scoring Lizandro Espinoza, who started on second.

Kretzschmar went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored.  Jose Cordoba hit 2-for-4 with a walk.  Miguel Villarroel was 2-for-5 with a double and scored once.  The Cardinals totaled four runs on eight hits with three walks and eight strikeouts while going 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

Villarroel and Richardson each swiped one base during Thursday’s game.

Ixan Henderson

Ixan Henderson improved his record to 2-1 with his win, throwing five innings, yielding no runs on one hit while walking one and striking out five.  Palm Beach allowed three runs on nine hits while walking four and striking out six.

Friday’s game: at Jupiter, LH Quinn Mathews (3-0, 0.74) vs. Thomas White LHP (0-1, 4.58) 5:30 CT.

FCL Cardinals 7, FCL Mets 4

The FCL Cardinals (3-2) defeated the FCL Mets (2-2, NYM) 7-4 on Thursday at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium Complex.  Starter Ruben Menes threw 2 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out two.

In the top of the second, Menes gave up a two-out RBI double to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.

The Cardinals took the lead back in the bottom half of the inning with Arfeni Batista’s RBI single and a wild pitch that brought home Heriberto Caraballo from third.

The Mets hit two triples to lead off the top of the third to tie the game, and an RBI groundout allowed them to take the lead.

Yordalin Pena’s RBI triple tied the game for the Cardinals in the bottom of the third, and Felix Taveras’s single drove in Pena for the lead.

After Menes allowed two runners to score in the third, Juan Severino replaced him.  Severino allowed an RBI single in the fourth to tie the game at four apiece.

A wild pitch in the fifth allowed Samil De La Rosa to score for the lead, and Jonathan Mejia scored on another wild pitch later in the inning to add insurance.

Caraballo’s RBI single in the eighth extended the Cardinals’ lead to 7-4.

Pena went 1-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, and a run scored.  Taveras was 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and scored once.  Caraballo was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored.  The Cardinals totaled seven runs on five hits with four walks and 10 strikeouts while going 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Ronny Oliver

Ronny Oliver earned his first win of the season, throwing three innings and yielding no runs on two hits with no walks and four strikeouts.  Jovi Galvez took home his first save of 2024, pitching two innings and giving up no runs on one hit while walking and striking out one.  The Cardinals allowed four runs on eight hits while walking five and striking out nine.

Friday’s game: vs. FCL Nationals, RH Leonel Sequera (0-0, 6.00) vs. TBA 11:00 CT.


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