Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 20, 2022

photo: Masyn Winn (Ryan Dowd/Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-3 on Thursday with Peoria taking the lone win. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Peoria shortstop Masyn Winn who went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Other standouts include Paul DeJong, Ryan Loutos, Mike Antico and Tink Hence.

Results from games played Thursday, May 19th.

Memphis 3 at Gwinnett 5

The Memphis Redbirds (21-18) fell to the Gwinnett Stripers (ATL, 19-20) in a Thursday night contest at Coolray Field. Nolan Gorman was out of the lineup after he was called up to St. Louis before the game.

Starter Zack Thompson took his first loss of the season after five runs were surrendered. The left hander gave up six hits, one walk and struck out seven in six innings. Blake Parker and Kodi Whitley tossed the final two hitless and scoreless frames.

Scoring began in the fifth inning when the Stripers plated three. The Redbirds responded with three runs in the sixth. Kramer Robertson hit his fifth homer of the year. Paul DeJong singled and Alec Burleson tied the game with a two-run home run.

Alec Burleson

Gwinnett came back with two runs in the home half to make the score 5-2.

DeJong recorded two of the five Redbird hits and walked once. The lineup struck out 13 times and went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Catcher Ali Sánchez stole his first bag of the season.

Friday’s game: at Gwinnett, LHP Connor Thomas (2-2, 4.06) vs. LHP Kyle Muller (2-2, 3.69) 6:05 CT

Springfield 5 at Wichita 6

The Springfield Cardinals (14-22) were edged by the Wichita Wind Surge (MIN, 22-12) on Thursday at Riverfront Stadium. Dalton Roach had a rough night on the bump with five runs given up in 4 1/3 innings. Four of the five runs came on the long ball. He yielded nine hits, one walk and struck out two.

The Cardinals struck first with a run off the bat of Moisés Gómez in the third. Wichita answered back in the home half. In the fifth, Jordan Walker hit his 10th double of the season to drive in a run. The Wind Surge responded with four runs in the bottom half.

New Springfield Cardinal Ryan Loutos was strong once again with 2 2/3 scoreless innings. The right hander yielded no hits and struck out two.

Ryan Loutos

Springfield mounted a comeback in the eighth with three runs. Nick Dunn doubled to clear the loaded bases to tie the game 5-5. Once again, the Wind Surge plated one in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead.

Sean Kealey surrendered the game-winning run, a solo homer. The right hander took his second loss of the season.

The Cardinals recorded nine hits, two each from Walker, Gómez and Dunn. The lineup went 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position and walked only once.

Friday’s game: at Wichita, RHP Connor Lunn (2-3, 4.70) vs. RHP Blayne Enlow (0-0, 4.91) 7:05 CT

Peoria 5 at Beloit 3

The Peoria Chiefs (15-21) topped the Beloit Sky Carp (MIA, 11-25) on Thursday night at ABC Supply Stadium.

Starter Michael McGreevy went six solid innings with only two runs given up. TCN’s no. 7 prospect yielded seven hits, two walks, six strikeouts and earned his third win.

Michael McGreevy

The Chiefs scored twice in the first inning to take the lead. Aaron Antonini scored Masyn Winn and Francisco Hernandez plated Mike Antico. They added on two more in the fifth with RBIs from Mike Antico and L.J. Jones. Mack Chambers drove in one more in the fifth to make the score 5-2.

Michael YaSenka tossed 2 1/3 innings of relief and surrendered one run on two hits and two strikeouts. John Beller threw the final 2/3 of an inning and fanned three. The left hander struck out a batter with two outs but it was a wild pitch. It did not matter as he fanned the final batter and recorded his third save.

Masyn Winn

Winn went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, Antico went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs and Antonini recorded two hits and an RBI. The first three batters in the lineup had seven of the 10 hits.

Friday’s game: at Beloit, RHP Gordon Graceffo (2-2, 1.13) vs. TBA 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 0, Bradenton 4

The Palm Beach Cardinals (13-23) were shut out by the Bradenton Marauders (PIT, 17-19) at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday night.

Starter Tink Hence yielded one run in his 2022 debut. He gave up one hit, one walk and fanned five in three innings. The right hander took his first loss.

Tink Hence

Alex Cornwell tossed two scoreless frames and surrendered two hits with two strikeouts.

In a 1-0 game in the ninth inning, shortstop Jeremy Rivas committed three fielding errors and three Bradenton runs resulted. Previously announced starter Carlos Guarate threw the final four innings and was charged with three runs, all unearned, on four hits and two walks. The right hander fanned five.

The Beach Birds only had four hits and Osvaldo Tovalin had two of them. Brady Whalen and Sander Mora recorded the other two. The Cardinals could not get a runner in scoring position all evening.

In his Cardinals debut, Darlin Moquete went 0-for-3. Hence had a very solid outing in his first full-season action.

Friday’s game: vs. Bradenton, LHP Chris Gerard (1-2, 3.94) vs. TBA 5:30 CT

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