Cardinals Minor League Notebook – September 14, 2022

photo: Chandler Redmond (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 1-2 on Tuesday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Springfield DH Chandler Redmond, who hit his fourth grand slam of the season. Other standouts include Tommy Parsons and Pedro Pages.

Results from games played Tuesday, September 13.

Memphis 5 at Iowa 1

The Memphis Redbirds beat the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines by the score of 5-1 on Tuesday night. Starter Tommy Parsons pitched seven innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out six and walked two to earn his 11th win of the season.

Tommy Parsons

Steven Matz, pitching on a rehab assignment from St. Louis, threw a scoreless eighth. James Naile tossed a scoreless ninth.

Memphis took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a solo home run by Scott Hurst. In the second, Pedro Pages doubled and scored on a single by Kramer Robertson to make it 2-0.

Memphis added a third run in the fourth on an RBI single by Pages. The Cubs scored their only run in the home half of the fourth to cut the lead to 3-1.

The Redbirds put up two runs in the sixth to widen the lead to 5-1. Luken Baker and Clint Coulter singled. Cory Spangenberg drew a walk to load the bases. Pages grounded into a double play and Baker scored. Coulter came home on a wild pitch.

Pages was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Coulter and Juan Yepez were 2-for-4. Robertson and Hurst each drove in a run.

On the base paths, Robertson and Hurst were caught stealing.

Memphis is 67-69 on the season and is in fifth place in the International League West, 15 games back of first place Nashville.

Wednesday’s game:  at Iowa, Connor Thomas LHP (6-9, 5.04) vs. TBA 12:08 CT.

Springfield 7 at Tulsa 9

The Cardinals were defeated by the Drillers in a 9-7 road contest on Tuesday night. Starter Michael McGreevy pitched six innings, gave up four runs on five hits and struck out three.

Andre Granillo relieved McGreevy and surrendered five runs without recording an out. Michael Brettell followed with a scoreless seventh inning. Connor Lunn tossed a scoreless eighth. Granillo took the loss and was tagged with a blown save his first at Double-A.

Tulsa took the lead 1-0 in the third inning, then added three runs in the fifth to increase the lead to 4-0. Springfield rallied big in the sixth for six runs. Mike Antico walked and stole second base. Antico then stole third base and scored on a throwing error. Jordan Walker walked. Brady Whalen singled. Walker stole third base, Whalen stole second base, and Walker scored on a wild pitch. Nick Dunn and Errol Robinson walked to load the bases. Chandler Redmond blasted a grand slam to left field.

Chandler Redmond

The Drillers came back with five runs in the seventh to regain the lead 9-6. Nick Raposo hit a solo home run in the eighth for the Cardinals to cut the lead to 9-7. Springfield failed to rally in the ninth.

Redmond had four RBI. Walker was 2-for-3. Whalen was 2-for-4. Raposo drove in one.

On the base paths, Antico stole three bases. Walker swiped two bags. Whalen stole his fifth base of the season. Antico has 28 with Springfield and 65 overall in 2022.

Masyn Winn made a fielding error.

Springfield is 33-31 in the second half and is in second place in the Texas League North, seven games back of first place Wichita.

Wednesday’s game:  at Tulsa, RHP Logan Gragg (0-1, 6.94) vs. Landon Knack RHP (2-9, 4.80) 12:05 CT.

Palm Beach 1, St. Lucie 6

The Palm Beach Cardinals lost its only home game, falling to the St. Lucie Mets in the first of the best of three semifinal playoff series. Starter Trent Baker pitched 6 2/3 innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out six and walked two. Baker took the loss.

Gustavo Rodriguez relieved Baker and surrendered three runs in one inning. Roy Garcia secured the final out of the eighth. Matt Hickey tossed a scoreless ninth.

The game was scoreless until the fifth inning, when the Mets took a 3-0 lead. St. Lucie made it 6-0 in the eighth.

In the home eighth, Palm Beach finally scored on a solo home run by Jimmy Crooks. That concluded the scoring for the night.

Jimmy Crooks

The Beach Birds offense scored one run on four hits and struck out 12 times. Joshua Baez was 2-for-3 including a double. Crooks had the only RBI. The offense had its chances but went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.

On the base paths, R.J. Yeager and Chris Rotondo stole a bag each.

Wednesday’s game:  Off. Game 2 is Thursday at St. Lucie with pitchers TBA.

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