Cardinals Minor League Notebook – May 9, 2022

photo: Jeremy Rivas (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-3 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day. Palm Beach shortstop Jeremy Rivas, went 4-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored. Other standouts include Alec Burleson, Julio Rodriguez and Hayes Heinecke.

Results from games played on Sunday, May 8th.



Memphis 3, Jacksonville 6

The Memphis Redbirds (15-15) fell to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (MIA, 18-12) on Sunday at AutoZone Park.

The Jumbo Shrimp struck first off starter Connor Thomas. The left hander went six innings and surrendered four runs on six hits and two walks. The Cardinal Nation’s no. 20 prospect took his second loss of the season.

With the Redbirds down 4-0 in the sixth, Alec Burleson brought in Nolan Gorman with a double. Jacksonville answered back with a run in the seventh against Thomas Parsons, who yielded the run on a hit and a walk.

Alec Burleson

Angel Rondón recorded one scoreless inning with a strikeout. Brandon Waddell tossed the ninth inning and gave up a run on two hits and one walk.

Down 6-1, the Redbirds tried to mount a comeback in the ninth but it was too little, too late. Clint Coulter and Justin Toerner each drove in a run to finalize the score at 6-3.

Memphis could not score against top Marlins prospect Edward Cabrera. Gorman and Burleson each had two hits. The lineup struck out 10 times and went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Kramer Robertson, Conner Capel, Cory Spangenberg and Gorman each stole a bag.

The Redbirds went just 1-5 at home against Jacksonville this week.

Tuesday’s game: at Norfolk, TBA vs. TBA 5:35 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 5, NW Arkansas 9

The Springfield Cardinals (11-16) fell late to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC, 14-13) on Sunday at Hammons Field.

The Naturals scored first off Cardinal starter Dalton Roach. The right hander went five innings and was responsible for five runs on seven hits and two walks. With the Cardinals down 5-0 in the sixth, they tied the score in the sixth through eighth.

Jordan Walker scored on an error and Moisés Gómez came home off the bat of Chandler Redmond. Walker drove in Todd Lott in the sixth. Julio Rodriguez hit a two-run shot, his second homer of the year, to tie the game 5-5 in the eighth inning.

Julio Rodriguez

Grant Black pitched two scoreless innings but gave up three hits and a walk. Johan Quezada threw a scoreless eighth inning and yielded no hits.

Freddy Pacheco tossed the ninth and was charged with four runs, one earned, on three hits and one walk. The right hander took his first loss of 2022. Nick Dunn committed a costly throwing error that kept the bases loaded.

The lineup went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and recorded six hits. Springfield went 3-3 against the Naturals this week.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Amarillo, RHP Kyle Leahy (0-4, 9.53) vs. TBA 11:30 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 0 at South Bend 2

The Peoria Chiefs (12-15) were shut out by the South Bend Cubs (CHC, 15-12) on Sunday at Four Winds Field.

Starter Gordon Graceffo went six innings and yielded two runs on five hits. TCN’s no. 14 prospect walked none and struck out eight. He took his first loss of 2022.

Gordon Graceffo

Nathanael Heredia and Ryan Loutos closed out the final two scoreless innings. Heredia gave up one hit and struck out two. Loutos surrendered no hits and struck out one.

The Chiefs recorded just two hits and drew six walks. Masyn Winn and Jacob Buchberger had the only two hits for Peoria. The Chiefs went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base.

Buchberger and Francisco Hernandez both stole a bag. Aaron Antonini had a rough day on the base pads after he was caught stealing and picked off.

Peoria went 0-6 at South Bend this week.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Cedar Rapids, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (0-1, 2.74)vs. TBA 6:05 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 5, St. Lucie 2

The Palm Beach Cardinals (11-16) beat the St. Lucie Mets (NYM, 18-9) on Sunday at Roger Dean Stadium.

The Mets scored first off starter Inohan Paniagua. The right hander went 5 2/3 innings and yielded two runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out seven and recorded his first win of 2022.

With the Beach Birds down 2-0 in the fifth, the bats came alive. Hansel Otamendi and Ryan Holgate doubled to tie the game. Tyler Reichenborn brought in Holgate to make it 3-2 at the end of the fifth. Brady Whalen hit his first homer of the season in the sixth and Jeremy Rivas scored on a wild pitch to make the score 5-2.

Hayes Heinecke

The bullpen threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings to keep the lead. Hayes Heinecke tossed 2 1/3 innings and gave up only one walk. Andre Granillo recorded his second save and was charged with two hits.

Jeremy Rivas

Rivas, TCN’s no. 43 prospect, went 4-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. Reichenborn and Holgate collected two hits each. Rivas and Otamendi both stole a base.

The Beach Birds went 2-4 at home against the Mets this week.

Tuesday’s game: at Fort Myers, TBA vs. TBA 6:00 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)


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