Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 2, 2022

photo: Masyn Winn (Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-1 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is TCN’s no. 5 prospect Masyn Winn who went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and three RBI for Peoria. Other standouts include Connor Lunn, Matt Koperniak and Matt Chamberlain.

Results from games played Sunday, May 1st.

Memphis 3 at Durham 2

The Memphis Redbirds (14-10) beat the Durham Bulls (TB, 8-16) on Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Redbirds used seven pitchers in the victory.

Durham scored first on a wild pitch by starter Zack Thompson. The left hander went just two innings due to a rain delay and gave up the one run on one hit and a walk. He struck out three. Long man Thomas Parsons recorded the win for the Redbirds. The 26-year-old threw two scoreless innings on three hits and one walk.

The Redbirds responded with a solo shot from Luken Baker in the fourth. The first baseman has three this season. Lars Nootbaar scored Ben DeLuzio with a sacrifice fly in the fifth as Memphis took a 2-1 lead.

Blake Parker and Zach McAllister each threw one inning and gave up no runs. Parker was charged with one hit but struck out three and McAllister yielded no hits and struck out three.

Memphis scored their third run off the bat of Justin Toerner in the seventh. The Bulls responded with a solo shot in the home half off Kyle Ryan. The left hander threw one inning and gave up only one hit, the home run.

Junior Fernández tossed a scoreless eighth and was charged with one hit and one walk. Jake Walsh recorded the save with one hit given up and three strikeouts in the ninth inning. Walsh has six saves in six opportunities this season.

Jake Walsh

Cory Spangenberg and Toerner both had two hits. Nolan Gorman went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as his hitting streak ended at 16 games. For the day, the Redbirds struck out 11 times and walked only once.

Despite seven pitchers used, Memphis only gave up two runs, which was the key to the win.

The Redbirds went 5-1 in the series at the Durham Bulls and sit in third place behind Nashville and Columbus.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Jacksonville, LHP Connor Thomas (1-0, 2.87) vs. RHP Jeff Lindgren (1-1, 7.64), 11:05 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 6, San Antonio 0

The Springfield Cardinals (9-12) blanked the San Antonio Missions (SD, 7-14) on Sunday at Nelson Wolff Stadium.

Starter Connor Lunn threw five innings and gave up no runs on five hits and one walk. TCN’s no. 41 prospect struck out two and recorded the win.

Connor Lunn

The Cardinals scored four runs in the top of the second. Delvin Pérez and Jonah Davis each drove in one. Matt Koperniak topped it off with a two-run home run, his third of the year. Koperniak brought in one more in the fourth to make it 5-0.

Matt Koperniak

Tyler Pike tossed three innings and gave up no runs and two hits. The left hander walked one and struck out two.

Tyler Pike

The Cardinals added one more in the top of the ninth off the bat of Malcom Nunez. Springfield went into the bottom of the ninth with a 6-0 lead.

Freddy Pacheco closed out the game and surrendered one hit and struck out one. His ERA went down to 2.08.

Jordan Walker and Nunez each went 2-for-4 with a walk. Right fielder Moisés Gómez struck out four times in five at-bats. The Cardinals walked six times and recorded 10 hits. Jonah Davis stole his first bag of the year and Chandler Redmond was picked off.

The Cardinals split the series with the Missions 3-3 and come back home with a 9-12 record.

Tuesday’s game: vs. NW Arkansas, TBA vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 6, Wisconsin 4

The Peoria Chiefs (12-9) edged the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL, 12-9) at Dozer Park on Sunday.

TCN’s no. 7 prospect Michael McGreevy started for the Chiefs and went 4 2/3 innings. The right hander gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits and one walk.

The Timber Rattlers scored three runs in the top of the fourth but the Chiefs responded with three runs in the home half. With the bases loaded, Masyn Winn hit his fifth triple of the season to clear the bases.

Masyn Winn

Peoria scored three more on solo home runs in the fifth. Matt Chamberlain hit his first of the season. Mack Chambers and Aaron Antonini went back-to-back to increase the lead to 6-3.

John Beller threw 2 2/3 innings of relief and gave up one run on two hits and two walks. The left hander struck out two and recorded the win. Ryan Loutos pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and recorded the save. The Washington-St. Louis alumni yielded one hit and struck out two.

Winn and Chamberlain both went 2-for-4 and walked once. The Chiefs walked seven times and only struck out six times. Antonini recorded the only error, a throwing miscue.

The Chiefs continue to run wild on the bases. Winn stole second and third in the first and brought his total to 10. Francisco Hernandez stole his fourth and Mike Antico stole his 11th bag of the season.

The Chiefs went 5-1 against the Timber Rattlers and sit in second place behind the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Tuesday’s game: at South Bend, TBA vs. TBA 5:05 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 0, Jupiter 1

The Palm Beach Cardinals (9-12) were blanked by the Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA, 11-10) on Sunday at Roger Dean Stadium.

Jose Moreno started for the Cardinals and threw five innings. He gave up no runs on two hits and four walks. The right hander struck out six.

Jose Moreno

Chris Gerard yielded the only run in his 1 1/3 innings. The left hander yielded one run on two hits and two strikeouts and took the loss for the Beach Birds.

The rest of the bullpen gave up no hits over the final 2 2/3 innings. Roy Garcia pitched 1 2/3 and Gianluca Dalatri threw the final inning. Garcia struck out one and Dalatri fanned two.

The Beach Birds recorded five hits and three walks but could not get any across the plate. Jeremy Rivas had the only multi-hit game with two. Catcher Luis Rodriguez committed a throwing error in the first.

The Cardinals split the series with the Hammerheads 3-3 and sit in fourth place in the division.

Tuesday’s game: vs. St. Lucie, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

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