Cardinals Minor League Notebook – September 17, 2022

photo: Chandler Redmond (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 1-1 on Friday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is Springfield DH Chandler Redmond, whose three-run home run was the difference in the win at Tulsa. Other standouts: Juan Yepez, Kramer Robertson and Kyle Leahy.

Results from games played Friday, September 16.

Memphis 6 at Iowa 7

The Memphis Redbirds were edged by the Cubs in a 7-6 loss in Des Moines on Friday.

Starter Matthew Liberatore had a tough night. The prospect left-hander pitched only 2/3 of an inning, gave up four runs on four hits and struck out one. Liberatore took the loss, his eighth of the season.

Grant Black relieved Liberatore and surrendered one run in 3 1/3 innings. T.J. McFarland threw a scoreless fifth. Zach McAllister allowed two runs in two innings pitched. Freddy Pacheco tossed a scoreless eighth.

Memphis took the initial lead in the first inning. Kramer Robertson doubled, then advanced to third on a ground out by St. Louis outfielder Dylan Carlson, rehabbing at Memphis. Robertson scored on a wild pitch.

The Cubs captured the lead with four runs in the home half of the first. The Redbirds cut the lead to 4-2 in the fourth. Carlson doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Juan Yepez plated Carlson on a ground out.

Juan Yepez

Iowa made it 5-2 in the bottom of the fourth. The Redbirds answered with one run in the top of the sixth. Robertson drew a walk. Carlson doubled. Robertson scored on a double play by Yepez.

Kramer Robertson

The Cubs responded again with one run in the home sixth to make it 6-3. In the seventh, Pedro Pages drove in a run on a double to cut the lead again to 6-4. The seesaw continued with a run scored Iowa in the bottom half of the seventh.

Memphis put up two runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Yepez and Luken Baker but fell short with the final score 7-6.

Carlson was 2-for-3. Robertson was 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Yepez had three RBI.

On the base paths, Robertson stole his 27th base of the season. In the field, Moises Gomez made a fielding error. Gomez also had an outfield assist at second base.

Memphis is 67-72 on the season and is in sixth place in the International League West, 16.5 games back of first place Nashville. Memphis has been eliminated from playoff contention.

Saturday’s game:  at Iowa, TBA (MEM) vs. Caleb Killian RHP (5-3, 4.20) 6:08 CT.

Springfield 7 at Tulsa 5 (10 innings)

The Springfield Cardinals pulled out a victory at Tulsa in 10 innings on Friday night. Starter Kyle Leahy pitched six innings, gave up two runs on eight hits, fanned nine and walked two.

Kyle Leahy

Michael Brettell relieved Leahy and surrendered three runs in 2/3 of an inning. Brettell was charged with a blown save. John Beller threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Connor Lunn hurled a scoreless ninth to receive the win. Dalton Roach tossed a scoreless 10th to earn his seventh save.

Springfield took an early lead in the top of the second inning on a three-run home run by Chandler Redmond. Tulsa cut the lead to 3-2 in the home half of the second.

Chandler Redmond

The Cardinals made it 4-2 in the fourth on an RBI single by Jacob Buchberger. The Drillers scored three runs in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead.

Springfield tied it at 5-5 in the eighth on a bases loaded walk by Julio Rodriguez. The game remained tied through regulation and went into the 10th.

The Cardinals put up two runs in the 10th to take a 7-5 lead on a double by Masyn Winn and a sac fly by Irving Lopez. Tulsa failed to answer.

Nick Dunn was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Chandler Redmond had three RBI.

On the base paths, Mike Antico stole two bases for 30 with Springfield and 67 overall. In the field, Leahy picked a runner off second base. Rodriguez had a passed ball.

Springfield is 36-31 in the second half and is in second place in the Texas League North, 6.5 games back of first place Wichita. The Cardinals have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Saturday’s game:  at Tulsa, RHP Edgar Escobar (7-10, 6.83) vs. TBA 7:05 CT.

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