Cardinals Minor League Notebook – September 8, 2023

photo: Won-Bin Cho (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The St. Louis Cardinals system went 1-3 on Thursday night. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day, Palm Beach LF Won-Bin Cho, was 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs and a career-high four stolen bases. Other standouts include Adam Kloffenstein, Juniel Querecuto and Mike Antico.

Results from games played on Thursday, September 7th.

Memphis 6 at Nashville 7

Blowing a six-run lead in the late innings, the Memphis Redbirds (25-35) were walked off by the Nashville Sounds (MIL, 32-27) on Thursday at First Horizon Park.

Adam Kloffenstein tossed five scoreless frames and yielded one hit and four walks. TCN’s no. 21 prospect fanned one. In relief, Ryan Loutos gave up two runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Adam Kloffenstein

Memphis put up two runs in both the third and fourth innings. Juan Yepez brought one in with a double and Nick Dunn grounded out. César Prieto singled to bring one run across and one more came home after an error.

James Naile was charged with four runs in 1 1/3 innings on four hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Grant Black took his sixth loss after he threw 2/3 of an inning and surrendered a run.

In the seventh inning, Juniel Querecuto scored two runs with a single to make the score 6-0. The Sounds put up seven unanswered runs and walked off the Redbirds in the ninth inning.

Juniel Querecuto

The lineup recorded nine hits and five walks but went 4-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Prieto was 2-for-5 with one RBI and a run scored. Querecuto drove in two runs and had two hits. Tres Barrera also collected two hits.

Juan Yepez committed a throwing error at first base.

Losers of four straight, the Redbirds are four games from being eliminated in the International League West.

Friday’s game: at Nashville, RHP Sem Robberse (0-1, 7.11 with Mem) vs. RHP Janson Junk (6-9, 4.41) 6:35 CT

Springfield 5, Tulsa 4 (10 innings)

The Springfield Cardinals (32-28) walked off the Tulsa Drillers (LAD, 22-38) at Hammons Field to continue their five-game winning streak.

Tekoah Roby gave up a run in three innings on a hit and two walks. TCN’s no. 6 prospect fanned two. In relief, Bryan Pope was touched for a run in 1 2/3 innings. Logan Gragg struck out four in 2 1/3 innings and yielded one run.

Mike Antico got the Cards on the board in the seventh as he grounded out to plate one. In the ninth, Errol Robinson came across on a wild pitch. Victor Scott brought in a run with a sacrifice fly for the 3-3 score that forced extra innings.

In two innings, Ryan Shreve walked three and struck out one but did not give up a run. Matt Svanson earned his first Double-A win despite surrendering an unearned run in the 10th.

Mike Antico

With two men on base in the home 10th inning, Antico singled and both runs scored after a fielding error to end the game.

Thomas Saggese doubled, singled and came across once. Antico went 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and one run. Springfield had five hits and nine walks in the contest. The pitching struck out 10 hitters.

On the base paths, Arquímedes Gamboa and Scott both stole a bag. In the field, Jacob Buchberger committed an error.

The Cardinals are on a five-game win streak and are one game out of first in the Texas League North.

Friday’s game: vs. Tulsa, RHP Wilfredo Pereira (8-8, 5.13) vs. RHP Robbie Peto (1-0, 6.91) 7:05 CT

Peoria 1, Beloit 8

The Peoria Chiefs (36-27) fell to the Beloit Sky Carp (MIA, 26-37) on Thursday night at Dozer Park.

Zane Mills tossed six innings and surrendered eight runs, seven earned, on 10 hits and one walk. The right-hander struck out five and took his sixth loss of the season.

The Chiefs put up their only run in the third inning. Newcomer Kade Kretzschmar tripled in his first High-A at-bat. The right fielder came across as Jeremy Rivas grounded out.

Kade Kretzschmar

Out of the bullpen, Cooper Hjerpe recorded a scoreless inning with one walk and one punchout. Gustavo Rodriguez pitched two scoreless frames.

Osvaldo Tovalin, R.J. Yeager and Kretzschmar had the only hits for Peoria. The lineup went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.

In the field, Mills, Tovalin and Francisco Hernandez all committed an error. Alex Iadisernia recorded an outfield assist and the defense turned four double plays.

The Chiefs clinched a spot in the Midwest League West playoffs in Wednesday’s game.

Friday’s game: vs. Beloit, RHP Inohan Paniagua (0-2, 4.93) vs. LHP Cade Gibson (3-7, 5.59) 6:35 CT

Palm Beach 5, Clearwater 11

The Palm Beach Cardinals (26-34) were defeated by the Clearwater Threshers (PHI, 34-28) at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Thursday.

Starter Gerardo Salas yielded five runs, four earned, in 2 1/3 innings on eight hits, two walks and two punchouts. Darlin Saladin took his first Low-A loss after he surrendered two runs in two innings.

Clearwater took a 5-0 lead in the second inning, but the Cardinals tied it up in the fourth. Won-Bin Cho scored in the third on a wild pitch. In the fourth, Cho singled to plate two runs. Dakota Harris and Cho both stole home.

Won-Bin Cho

Hunter Hayes threw 2 2/3 innings and was touched for two unearned runs. To close out the final two frames, Tyler Bradt gave up two runs.

Cho went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Michael Curialle recorded the only other multi-hit game with two. The lineup had eight hits and six walks but left nine runners on base.

The Beach Birds ran wild, stealing seven bags in seven tries on Thursday. Cho took four bases, his career high, and has 32 for the season. Harris, Brayden Jobert and Tre Richardson stole one apiece. In the field, Harris committed two errors and Hayes had one. Joshua Baez threw a runner out at second from right field.

Palm Beach clinched a spot in the playoffs in the first half of the season.

Friday’s game: vs. Clearwater, TBA vs. TBA 5:30 CT

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