Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 11, 2022

photo: Chandler Redmond (Peoria Chiefs)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 1-3 on Tuesday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Springfield DH Chandler Redmond, drove in five. Other standouts for the Double-A Cards were Jordan Walker, Moises Gomez, Pedro Pages, Chase Pinder, Malcom Nunez and rehabber Edmundo Sosa.

Results from games played Tuesday, May 10.

Memphis 1 at Norfolk 6

The Memphis Redbirds fell to the Tides in a 6-1 contest on Tuesday night at Norfolk’s Harbor Park. Aaron Brooks took the mound for Memphis. The right hander pitched 3 2/3 innings, gave up two runs on five hits, struck out one and walked three. Brooks took the loss, his first of the season at Triple-A.

Tommy Parsons surrendered one run in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Blake Parker threw a scoreless seventh. Zach McAllister allowed three runs in the eighth as the home club pulled away.

The Redbirds scored first. In the top of the second inning, Alec Burleson singled and Ali Sanchez walked. Burleson advanced to third on a fly out and scored on a single by Cory Spangenberg.

Cory Spangenberg

Norfolk scored one run in the second, fourth and sixth, and three runs in the eighth. Memphis failed to score after the second inning. Memphis plated its one run on four hits, with no Redbird having multiples. Scott Hurst stole his second base of the season.

Memphis has a record of 15-16 and is in eighth place in the International League West, 6.5 games back of first place Nashville.

Wednesday’s game:  at Norfolk, RHP Johan Oviedo (2-2, 6.59) vs. Zac Lowther LHP (0-3, 9.64) 5:35 CT

Springfield 11, Amarillo 10

The Springfield Cardinals topped the Amarillo Sod Poodles in a one run slugfest on Tuesday at Hammons Field. It wasn’t easy as the home club almost squandered an 11-3 lead.

Kyle Leahy made the start for Springfield. The right hander pitched seven innings and gave up three runs, one earned, on five hits, struck out six and walked one. Leahy suffered his fourth loss of the season.

Kyle Leahy

Sean Kealey surrendered two runs, one earned, in the eighth. Cory Thompson started the ninth and relinquished five runs. He was replaced with one out in the inning by Johan Quezada, who got the final two outs for his first save of 2022.

Amarillo took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Springfield quickly responded with five runs in the home half. Edmundo Sosa, on a rehab assignment, singled to begin the inning. A single by Matt Koperniak, followed by a Jordan Walker double, scored Sosa. Moises Gomez plated Koperniak on a single. Pedro Pages drew a walk. Chandler Redmond reached on a fielding error and Walker came home to score. Chase Pinder singled to score Gomez, and Malcom Nunez’ single plated Pages. The Cardinals led 5-2.

The Sod Poodles posted their third score in the second. In the fourth, the Cardinals added two more runs to their tally to make it 7-3. Walker singled and Gomez walked. Pages drove in Walker on a single. Gomez scored on a sac fly by Redmond.

Springfield increased its lead to 11-3 in the sixth on a three-run home run by Redmond, and a solo shot by Nunez. Amarillo added two runs in eighth and five runs in the ninth to close Springfield’s lead to one, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Cardinals out of the win column.

Walker went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Sosa was 2-for-4. Gomez was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Pages was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Chase Pinder drove in one and was 2-for-5. Nunez had two RBI and was 2-for-2. Redmond plated five.

Chandler Redmond

On the base paths, Walker was caught stealing for the third time this season. In the field, Walker made his ninth error, a fielding miscue. Pages had a passed ball.

Springfield is 12-16 and is in last place in the Texas League North, 4.5 games back of first place Wichita.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Amarillo, LHP Domingo Robles (1-1, 3.42) vs. RHP Deyni Olivero (0-2, 8.64) 11:30 am.

Peoria 1, Cedar Rapids 10

The Peoria Chiefs were shellacked by the Cedar Rapids Kernels in a laugher at Dozer Park on Tuesday night. Dionys Rodriguez started for Peoria. The right hander pitched four innings and gave up four runs, two earned, on two hits, fanned six and walked one. Rodriguez took the loss, his second of the season.

John Beller surrendered two runs in three innings of relief. Enmanuel Solano threw a scoreless eighth. Colin Schmid allowed four runs, three earned, in the ninth.

The Kernels took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, then added on with two in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the seventh. The Chiefs finally got on the board with their only run in the home seventh. Mack Chambers reached on an error and scored on a single by Thomas Francisco.

Thomas Francisco

The Chiefs scored one run on three hits. Francisco was 2-for-4 with and RBI. The other hit was a single L.J. Jones.

On the base paths, Matt Chamberlain was picked off and caught stealing. In the field, the Chiefs had a rough night. Masyn Winn made two fielding errors. Francisco Hernandez also had a fielding miscue. Chambers made a throwing error.

Peoria is 12-16 and is in fourth place in the Midwest League West, 8 games back of first place Cedar Rapids.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Cedar Rapids, RHP Austin Love (0-3, 9.00) vs. Sean Mooney RHP (0-0, 1.69) 11:05 am.

Palm Beach 0 at Fort Myers 3

The Palm Beach Cardinals were no-hit by the Mighty Mussels in a 3-0 defeat at Fort Myers’ Hammond Stadium on Wednesday night. Trent Baker started for Palm Beach. The right hander pitched 4 2/3 innings, gave up two runs, one earned, on one hit, fanned eight and walked three to take his fourth loss of the season.

Luis Jimenez threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Edwin Nunez tossed the final two innings and surrendered one run.

The Beach Birds’ offense struck out 14 times, including three each by Wade Stauss and Trejyn Fletcher, and drew three walks against a trio of Fort Myers hurlers. They were 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position. Tyler Reichenborn made a fielding error.

Palm Beach is 11-17 and sits in last place in the Florida State League, 7 games back of first place St. Lucie.

Wednesday’s game:  at Fort Myers, Zane Mills RHP (1-1, 3.16) vs Travis Adams RHP (1-0, 1.80) 6:00 CT.

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