Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 11, 2023

photo: Won-Bin Cho (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 0-4 on Wednesday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Palm Beach right fielder Won-Bin Cho, was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Other standouts include Moises Gomez and Trent Baker.

Results for games played on Wednesday, May 10.

Memphis 4 at Lehigh Valley 8

The Memphis Redbirds suffered a four-run loss to the IronPigs on Wednesday. Starter Tommy Parsons pitched five innings, gave up four runs on seven hits and struck out four. Parsons took the loss, his first of the season.

Kyle Leahy surrendered four runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Guillermo Zuniga tossed the final 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

Lehigh Valley went up 2-0 in the first inning. Memphis tied it in the top of the fourth on doubles by Jordan Walker and Luken Baker.

In the home half of the fourth the IronPigs took back the lead at 4-2. A Moises Gomez solo home run in the sixth cut the lead to 4-3.

Moisés Gómez

Lehigh Valley posted a four-run seventh to pull away, 8-3. In the ninth, Luken Baker led off with a walk, advanced to second on a ground out by Oscar Mercado and moved to third on a wild pitch. Kramer Robertson plated Baker on a ground out.

Gomez was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Baker was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Walker and Robertson each drove in a run.

Memphis is 21-14 on the season and is in second place in the International League West, 0.5 game back of Iowa.

Thursday’s game:  at Lehigh Valley, LHP Zack Thompson (0-0, 10.80) vs. Christopher Sanchez LHP (0-1, 4.00) 5:45 CT.

Springfield 0 at Tulsa 3

The Springfield Cardinals were blanked by the Drillers in a 3-0 road loss on Wednesday.  Starter Kenny Hernandez pitched six innings, gave up three runs on six hits, struck out two and walked two. Hernandez took the loss, his first of the season.

Kenny Hernandez

Logan Sawyer relieved Hernandez and tossed the final two scoreless innings.

Tulsa took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and scored an additional run in the sixth. The Springfield offense scattered four hits, all singles.

The Cardinals offense was 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Noah Mendlinger was 2-for-3. Mike Antico and Matt Koperniak had the other two hits.

On the base paths, Antico was caught stealing for the first time this season. Jose Alvarez made a fielding error.

Springfield is 13-16 on the season and is in fourth place in the Texas League North, six games back of Tulsa.

Thursday’s game:  at Tulsa, Connor Lunn RHP (0-2, 9.50) vs. Emmet Sheehan RHP (2-1, 2.59) 7:05

Peoria 1, Dayton 5

The Peoria Chiefs were defeated by the Dragons in a 5-1 contest at Dozer Park on Wednesday. Starter Trent Baker pitched seven innings, gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits, struck out seven and walked two. Baker took the loss, his second of the season.

Trent Baker

Leonardo Taveras surrendered three runs in two innings of relief.

Dayton took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Peoria scored their only run of the game to tie it in the home half of the first. The inning began with a hit by pitch of Nathan Church. Victor Scott II singled advancing Church to third. Aaron McKeithan plated Church on a sac fly.

The Dragons took the lead with one run in the fourth. In the ninth, Dayton scored three to increase the lead to 5-1.

The meager Chiefs offense scored one run on two hits, singles by Scott II and Osvaldo Tovalin.

On the base paths, Scott II stole his 22nd base of the season. In the field, Elijah Cabell made a throwing error and Taveras had a fielding miscue.

Peoria is 16-13 on the season and is in third place in the Midwest League West, two games back of Beloit.

Thursday’s game:  vs. Dayton, Zane Mills RHP (3-1, 6.12) vs. Javi Rivera RHP (0-2, 3.92) 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach 5 at Jupiter 9

The Palm Beach Cardinals fell to the Hammerheads in a 9-5 “road” contest at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday. Starter Hunter Hayes pitched three innings, gave up five runs on eight hits, struck out one and walked two. Hayes took the loss, his second of the season.

Angel Cuenca surrendered two runs in two innings of relief. Tanner Jacobson threw two scoreless innings. Chandler Arnold allowed two runs in the eighth.

Jupiter jumped ahead 3-0 in the first inning. The Beach Birds rallied in the second inning for two runs to cut the lead to 3-2. R.J Yeager singled. Won-Bin Cho singled. Yeager scored on a single by Brody Moore. Adanson Cruz plated Cho on a single.

The Hammerheads added a run in the home half of the second, scored one more in the third, and plated two in the fourth to go up 7-2.

In the eighth, Curialle was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a passed ball, and moved to third on a wild pitch. Leonardo Bernal walked. Curialle scored on a ground out by Darlin Moquete. Cho plated Bernal on a single. The Cardinals cut the lead to 7-4.

Won-Bin Cho

In the bottom of the eighth Jupiter scored two to increase the lead to 9-4. Palm Beach made it 9-5 in the ninth on singles by Curialle and Bernal and a fielding error.

Cho was 3-for-4 with an RBI and was the only Cardinal with multiple hits.

On the base paths, Cho, Cruz, and Yeager each stole a base. In the field, Plam Beach committed four errors yet all nine Jupiter runs were earned. Cuenca and Jacobson each made an error on a pickoff. Yeager and Moquete both had a fielding miscue. Bernal had a passed ball.

Palm Beach is 17-12 on the season and is tied for first place in the FSL East with Jupiter.

Thursday’s game:  at Jupiter, Pete Hansen LHP (1-1, 4.63) vs. Cade Gibson LHP (2-1, 3.57) 5:30 CT.

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