Cardinals Minor League Notebook – September 2, 2022

photo: Mack Chambers (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-2 on Thursday. The Cardinal Nation’s Players of the Day are Peoria’s Mack Chambers and Tyler Reichenborn, with a combined six hits, five RBI and six runs scored. Other standouts include Jordan Walker, Elijah Cabell and Trent Baker.

Results from games played Thursday, September 1st.

Memphis 5 at Nashville 6

The Memphis Redbirds (64-61) were walked off by the Nashville Sounds (MIL, 76-49) on Thursday night at First Horizon Park.

In a bullpen game, Grant Black started and gave up four runs on four hits, one walk and two strikeouts in three innings. Johan Quezada tossed two scoreless frames.

The Redbirds answered with three runs in the fourth. Conner Capel walked with the bases loaded and Moisés Gómez doubled to drive in two and bring the score to 4-3.

Moisés Gómez

Freddy Pacheco pitched a scoreless inning and Kodi Whitley recorded 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Junior Fernández surrendered two runs in the ninth inning and lost his third game of the year.

In the seventh inning, after Juan Yepez singled. Cory Spangenberg and Kramer Robertson scored and the Redbirds took the lead 5-4. The Sounds won the game via a walk-off walk in the ninth inning.

Robertson and Yepez each had two hits. Capel went 1-for-2 with two walks. The lineup had eight hits, seven walks and went 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

Capel and Spangenberg both stole a bag. Scott Hurst recorded an outfield assist.

Friday’s game: at Nashville, LHP Garrett Williams (0-4, 5.63) vs. TBA 7:05 CT

Springfield 8, Wichita 12

The Springfield Cardinals (28-26) fell late to the Wichita Wind Surge (MIN, 34-30) at Hammons Field on Thursday.

Starter Logan Gragg tossed only 3 1/3 innings and gave up eight runs on 10 hits and two walks. The right-hander struck out four and took his first Double-A loss. Michael YaSenka recorded a scoreless 2 2/3 innings with three strikeouts.

After the Cardinals were down 4-0 in the third, Irving Lopez recorded an RBI double. In the fourth, Jordan Walker blasted a solo shot, his 18th of the year.

Jordan Walker

The Cardinals drove in four runs in the fifth. Justin Toerner doubled and Lopez walked. Masyn Winn, Walker, Chase Pinder and Julio Rodriguez hit consecutive singles. Winn plated two and Pinder and Rodriguez each drove in one run.

Domingo Robles surrendered four runs in the final three innings on six hits, a walk and three strikeouts.

Springfield tried to mount a late comeback in the eighth inning. Mike Antico scored via groundout and Toerner came across on a wild pitch. The Wind Surge responded with three runs in the ninth to make the score 12-9.

Walker went 3-for-4 with a home run, walk and two runs scored. Toerner came across three times. The lineup went 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

Toerner took his second base of the season.

Friday’s game: vs. Wichita, RHP Gordon Graceffo (5-4, 4.79) vs. LHP Aaron Rozek (0-0, 9.00) 6:35 CT

Peoria 12, Wisconsin 3

The Peoria Chiefs (24-33) destroyed the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL, 27-30) at Dozer Park on Thursday.

Inohan Paniagua, TCN’s no. 19 prospect, tossed four innings and surrendered three runs on five hits, four walks and five strikeouts. Nathanael Heredia fanned two batters in two scoreless innings and earned his fourth win of 2022.

Tyler Reichenborn

In the second, the Chiefs took a 2-1 lead on Tyler Reichenborn’s two-run homer, his eighth of the season. Mack Chambers tripled to bring a run across and Reichenborn added another run in the fourth.

Mack Chambers

Jack Ralston pitched two hitless innings with four strikeouts. Levi Prater closed out the ninth inning with one strikeout.

The Chiefs added four runs in both the sixth and seventh innings. In the sixth, Chambers came across on an error. Tommy Jew plated a run and Noah Mendlinger scored two runs via single.

Chambers doubled in the seventh to bring L.J. Jones across. Ramon Mendoza drove in two runs and came home as Jacob Buchberger grounded out.

Chambers and Reichenborn had three hits apiece. Mendoza and Reichenborn each drove in three runs. The bottom four spots of the lineup went 9-for-16 with nine RBI. The lineup went 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Jew took his 28th bag of the season and had an outfield assist.

Friday’s game: vs. Wisconsin, RHP Wilfredo Pereira (6-6, 4.61) vs. RHP Alexander Cornielle (0-0, 3.38) 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 5, Daytona 3

The Palm Beach Cardinals (33-23) topped the Daytona Tortugas (CIN, 19-36) on Thursday at Roger Dean Stadium.

Starter Trent Baker surrendered one run in a solid six innings. The right-hander fanned seven batters. Tanner Jacobson was charged with two runs in 2/3 of an inning.

Trent Baker

After the Tortugas scored a run in the third, the Beach Birds tied the game in the sixth. TCN’s no. 12 prospect, Joshua Baez, doubled to score Elijah Cabell. Daytona answered back with two runs in the seventh inning.

Nelfri Contreras earned his fifth win of the season after a scoreless 1 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. 2022 draftee D.J. Carpenter saved his first professional game after a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts.

The Cardinals took the lead with a four-run seventh. Brody Moore recorded an RBI double to plate Jimmy Crooks III. Cabell blasted a three-run homer to take the lead 5-3.

Elijah Cabell

Baez and Moore both had two hits. Cabell recorded a homer, one walk, two runs scored and three RBI. The lineup went 4-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Baez stole a bag and recorded an outfield assist.

Friday’s game: vs. Daytona, RHP Hancel Rincon (2-4, 5.70) vs. RHP Carson Rudd (2-0, 2.12) 5:30 CT

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