Cardinals Minor League Notebook – September 5, 2022

photo: Julio Rodriguez (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 2-2 on Sunday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, catcher Julio Rodriguez, drove in the walk off run for Springfield. Other standouts include Alec Burleson, Dalton Roach, Austin Love and Brody Moore.

Results from games played Sunday, September 4th.

Memphis 4 at Nashville 12

The Memphis Redbirds (64-64) fell to the Nashville Sounds (MIL, 79-49) on Sunday at First Horizon Park.

In the first, the Redbirds plated two as Alec Burleson and Moisés Gómez each doubled to score a run. The Sounds answered with two runs in the home half. Clint Coulter drove in a run in the fourth.

Matthew Liberatore surrendered seven runs on five hits and three walks in only 4 2/3 innings. TCN’s no. 4 prospect fanned three batters and took his seventh loss of the year. Grant Black was charged with four runs, three earned, on two hits and four walks in just 2/3 of an inning.

Burleson plated another run in the ninth inning with a single. TCN’s no. 8 prospect has driven in 86 runs this season, tops in the International League.

Alec Burleson

Junior Fernández struck out three in a scoreless 1 2/3 innings. Kodi Whitley yielded a solo homer in one inning.

Burleson went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and one run scored. Gómez also had two hits. The lineup went 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Memphis went 1-5 against first-place Nashville this week. They are a distant 15 games out of first place in the International League West.

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

Springfield 4, Wichita 3 (10 innings)

The Springfield Cardinals (30-27) walked off the Wichita Wind Surge (MIN, 35-22) in the 10th inning on Sunday.

Starter Edgar Escobar tossed five innings and gave up three runs. The right-hander yielded five hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Michael YaSenka recorded a scoreless 1 2/3 frames. John Beller secured the final out.

After the Wind Surge blasted a three-run homer in the third, the Cardinals tied the game in the sixth. Brady Whalen doubled to bring Matt Koperniak across. Julio Rodriguez drove in Whalen via double and Errol Robinson tied the game with a single.

Julio Rodriguez

Dalton Roach pitched three perfect innings with two strikeouts. The 26-year-old earned his fifth win of 2022.

Dalton Roach

As the contest went into extra innings, Whalen was placed on second and Rodriguez singled to drive him in and win the game.

Rodriguez had two hits, a walk, two RBI and a run scored. Mike Antico had two hits and Nick Dunn walked three times. The lineup had eight hits and seven walks.

Antico, Robinson and Irving Lopez all stole a bag. Antico has 59 stolen bases between High-A and Double-A this year.

The Cardinals split the series 3-3 with the Wind Surge. In the battle for first place in the Texas League North, Springfield is five games behind Wichita.

Tuesday’s game: vs. San Antonio, RHP Steven Matz (MLB Rehab) vs. TBA 6:35 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)

Peoria 4, Wisconsin 3

In their final home game of the season, the Peoria Chiefs (25-35) edged the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL, 29-31) on Sunday night.

Starter Austin Love threw a solid 5 2/3 innings with one run given up on three hits and two walks. TCN’s no. 31 prospect fanned nine batters.

Austin Love

The Chiefs tied the game in the fourth as Osvaldo Tovalin singled to plate Jacob Buchberger. In the seventh, Tyler Reichenborn and Noah Mendlinger came across on an error. Tommy Jew doubled to make the score 4-1.

Nick Trogrlic-Iverson surrendered two runs in 3 1/3 innings on three hits and a walk. The right-hander struck out six and earned his third win of 2022.

Buchberger and Reichenborn had two hits each. The lineup left four runners on base and the pitching fanned 15 batters.

Todd Lott took his sixth bag of the season.

The Chiefs went 2-4 against the Timber Rattlers this week. They are tied with the Quad Cities River Bandits for last place in the Midwest League West. At 12 games out, Peoria has been eliminated from playoff contention.

Tuesday’s game: at Quad Cities, RHP Dionys Rodriguez (3-11, 4.16) vs. TBA 6:30 CT (The Chiefs are off Monday)

Palm Beach 4, Daytona 10

The Palm Beach Cardinals (34-25) lost to the Daytona Tortugas (CIN, 21-37) in the final regular season home game of the year at Roger Dean Stadium.

Jose Davila threw 3 2/3 innings and was charged with five runs, four earned, on six hits and two strikeouts. The 19-year-old took his first Single-A loss. Alfredo Ruiz gave up a run in 1 1/3 innings and Yonael Dominguez yielded three runs, one earned, in 2/3 of an inning.

After the Tortugas scored two runs in the first, the Beach Birds answered with two in the bottom half. Joshua Baez and Brody Moore each singled to drive in a run. Moore added another run in the fifth and one more in the seventh, but the Beach Birds were down 9-4.

Brody Moore

Nelfri Contreras recorded a scoreless 1 1/3 innings. Ian Bedell surrendered a run in the eighth inning and Tanner Jacobson pitched a scoreless ninth.

Moore went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Elijah Cabell walked three times. The Cardinals went 6-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 14 runners on base.

Victor Scott II stole his 12th bag of the season. Moore committed three errors at shortstop.

Palm Beach went 4-2 against Daytona this week. They are in first place by three games in the Florida State League East.

Tuesday’s game: at Dunedin, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT (The Cardinals are off Monday)


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