Cardinals Minor League Notebook – September 19, 2022

photo: Moises Gomez (Memphis Redbirds)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 3-0 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Moisés Gómez, recorded two home runs for Memphis, totaling 36 for the season. Other standouts include Juan Yepez, Domingo Robles and Jordan Walker.

Results from games played Sunday, September 18th.

Memphis 8 at Iowa 4 (completion of 9/17 contest)

The Memphis Redbirds (68-72) topped the Iowa Cubs (CHC, 64-76) in the completion of Saturday’s suspended contest.

In the bullpen game, Ryan Loutos tossed two scoreless innings and Johan Quezada pitched one. James Naile surrendered an unearned run in 1 2/3 innings on four hits and two strikeouts.

After the Cubs scored a run in the fifth, the Cardinals responded with five in the sixth. Iván Herrera tied the game with a single. Juan Yepez doubled to drive in two and Moisés Gómez blasted a two-run homer.

Moisés Gómez

Génesis Cabrera earned his first Triple-A win of the year after a scoreless 1 1/3 innings with two strikeouts. T.J. McFarland was charged with two runs in an inning. Kodi Whitley yielded one run in two innings but still received his third save of 2022.

The Redbirds added insurance in the ninth inning. Gómez hit his 36th homer of the year and second in the game to make the score 6-3. Clint Coulter blasted a two-run shot, his seventh.

Yepez, Gómez, Austin Allen and Cory Spangenberg had two hits apiece. Gómez recorded two home runs and three RBI. The lineup went 3-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Memphis 3 at Iowa 1 (7 innings, Game 2)

The Memphis Redbirds (69-72) beat the Iowa Cubs (CHC, 64-77) in Sunday’s regularly scheduled game at Principal Park.

Starter Tommy Parsons tossed 4 2/3 innings and surrendered a run on five hits and two walks. The right-hander fanned eight batters and brought his season total to 100.

Tommy Parsons

In the first, Herrera singled to bring Kramer Robertson across. Scott Hurst homered in the third, his 10th of 2022. Pedro Pages blasted a solo shot in the fourth for a 3-0 lead.

Zach McAllister recorded 1 1/3 scoreless innings and earned his fifth win of the year. Freddy Pacheco saved his fourth Triple-A game after a scoreless inning.

Hurst, Herrera and Pages had the only hits for Memphis. The lineup had four walks and went 1-for-3 with runners in scoring position.

Robertson and Delvin Pérez both stole a bag.

The Redbirds are eliminated from playoff contention in the International League West. They are in sixth place, 16.5 games behind Nashville.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Gwinnett, TBA vs. TBA 6:45 CT (The Redbirds are off Monday)

Springfield 7 at Tulsa 2

In their final game of the regular season, the Springfield Cardinals (37-32) beat the Tulsa Drillers (LAD, 29-40) on Sunday evening at ONEOK Field.

In his final start of 2022, Michael McGreevy threw four innings with one run surrendered. TCN’s no. 5 prospect ended the 2022 season with a 9-5 record and 3.99 ERA between High-A and Double-A.

After the Drillers scored a run in the second inning, Jordan Walker blasted a three-run homer in the third, his 19th of the season.

Jordan Walker

Domingo Robles, who was the originally named starter, pitched the remaining five innings and was charged with one run on three hits. The left-hander earned his fifth win of the year.

Domingo Robles

In the fifth, Julio Rodriguez and Nick Dunn each brought in a run via sacrifice fly. Jacob Buchberger doubled in the seventh to plate two and make the score 7-2.

Buchberger recorded three hits and Dunn had two. Errol Robinson walked three times and Masyn Winn twice. The lineup had seven hits and 10 walks.

Robinson stole a bag. Buchberger was picked off and caught stealing twice. Walker recorded an outfield assist from right field.

The Double-A Cardinals ended the season with a 68-70 overall record. Their 37-32 mark in the second half left them six wins short of playoff qualification.

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