Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 15, 2022

photo: Chandler Redmond (Peoria Chiefs)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-3 on Saturday with a win from Memphis. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Springfield DH Chandler Redmond who went 3-for-4 including a three-run home run. Other standouts include Paul DeJong, Connor Thomas, Michael Brettell and John Beller.

Results from games played Saturday, May 14th.

Memphis 7 at Norfolk 2

The Memphis Redbirds (19-16) beat the Norfolk Tides (BAL, 15-20) on Saturday at Harbor Park for their fourth consecutive win. The bullpen started the game with regular starter Connor Thomas taking the final six innings.

James Naile tossed the first two innings and was charged with one unearned run on two hits. The right hander struck out four. Brandon Waddell threw one scoreless inning and struck out two.

Connor Thomas

Thomas had an impressive six innings with only one run given up. The left hander yielded three hits, one walk and 11 strikeouts. He recorded his second win.

The bats started early with four runs in the first two innings. Alec Burleson drove in one in the first but the Tides responded in the home half to tie the game. Cory Spangenberg hit an RBI double and Paul DeJong plated two with a double.

Paul DeJong

In the fourth, Scott Hurst scored on a fielding error to increase the lead to 5-1. DeJong brought in his third run in the eighth and Gorman added one more to make the lead 7-1. The Tides scored a run in the eighth but could not get any more against Thomas.

The Redbirds recorded 13 hits and five walks. Hurst, DeJong, Iván Herrera and Spangenberg had two hits each. DeJong drove in three in his third start for Memphis.

Capel stole his eighth bag of the season and Evan Mendoza took his first.

Sunday’s game: at Norfolk, RHP Aaron Brooks (0-1, 4.91) vs. LHP DL Hall (0-0, 3.00) 12:05 CT

Springfield 3, Amarillo 5

The Springfield Cardinals (13-19) fell to the Amarillo Sod Poodles (ARI, 17-15) at Hammons Field on Saturday.

Starter Dalton Roach went five innings and was charged with four runs on four hits and three walks. Three of the four runs came on the long ball. The right hander fanned seven and took his second loss.

The Cardinals scored all three runs in the first inning. Jordan Walker and Moisés Gómez singled and Chandler Redmond hit his fourth homer of the year to make the score 3-0.

Chandler Redmond

The bullpen kept the Cardinals in the game with one unearned run given up over the final four innings. Sean Kealey yielded an unearned run on two hits. He struck out two and walked one over 1 1/3. Michael Brettell tossed a hitless 1 2/3 innings and Grant Black added a hitless ninth.

Springfield recorded seven hits with five by Walker and Redmond. Walker had two and Redmond had three and three RBI. The lineup went 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left six on base.

Walker committed his 11th error, half of what he had all last season.

Sunday’s game: vs. Amarillo, RHP Kyle Leahy (1-4, 7.58) vs. RHP Bryce Jarvis (2-1, 6.93) 6:05 CT

Peoria 1, Cedar Rapids 7

The Peoria Chiefs (13-19) fell late to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN, 23-9) on Saturday at Dozer Park.

TCN’s no. 14 prospect, Gordon Graccefo, started for Peoria. He went six innings and surrendered two runs, one earned, on five hits and one walk. The right hander struck out five and despite the quality start, took his second loss.

Gordon Graceffo

The only Chiefs run came in the sixth inning when they were down 2-0. Masyn Winn scored on a fielding error to cut the deficit to 2-1.

John Beller tossed two perfect innings with three strikeouts. The left hander’s WHIP went down to 0.76. Enmanuel Solano took the ninth inning and was responsible for five runs on four hits and one walk. A home run drove in three of the five runs.

The Chiefs offense recorded five hits and no walks. The lineup struck out 11 times and went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Sunday’s game: vs. Cedar Rapids, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (0-2, 3.00) vs. RHP John Stankiewicz (1-0, 0.00) 1:35 CT

Palm Beach 4 at Fort Myers 10

The Palm Beach Cardinals (11-21) fell to the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (MIN, 19-10) on Saturday at Hammond Stadium. It was their fifth consecutive defeat.

Cardinals starter Chris Gerard only went 1 1/3 innings and yielded four runs, two earned, on two hits and three walks. The lefty fanned two and took his second loss.

The Beach Birds scored first with an RBI single from Brady Whalen in the first inning. The Mighty Mussels then scored seven runs over the next four innings to pull away.

Roy Garcia threw 2 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on five hits and a walk. The right hander struck out two. Edgar Manzo tossed 2 1/3 innings and was responsible for two runs on four hits and two walks.

Osvaldo Tovalin plated Tyler Reichenborn and Whalen drove in Tovalin in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 7-3.

Brady Whalen

Edwin Nunez had a scoreless eighth inning with one strikeout but only after he walked the bases loaded. Ludwin Jimenez pitched the ninth and was charged with a solo home run. The right hander struck out two.

Palm Beach scored one more in the ninth off the bat of Patrick Romeri. The outfielder drove in Ryan Holgate to finalize the score 10-4.

The Cardinals recorded five hits and seven walks but could only score four. The lineup went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position and struck out 10 times. Whalen plated two.

Sunday’s game: at Fort Myers, RHP Inohan Paniagua (1-2, 2.48) vs. RHP Marco Raya (2-1, 2.40) 12:00 CT

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