Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 06/05/14

St. Louis' minors mustered a 3-1 record on Wednesday. Kyle Hald's arm led Springfield to victory while Hector Linares' bat did the same for the DSL Cardinals. Palm Beach rallied for a thrilling win but Peoria came up just short.

Results from games played Wednesday, June 4th.

Memphis - off

Memphis' 12-game home stand kicks off with four versus Nashville (MIL) starting Thursday evening. Zach Petrick will take the ball for the 29-30 Redbirds.

Thursday's game: vs. Nashville (32-28), 7:05 pm CT, Zach Petrick (2-3, 4.40)

Springfield 3 at Arkansas 0

A trio of Springfield southpaws combined for a 3-0 shutout at Arkansas, evening the four-game set at one game each.

Kyle Hald, our co-Player of the Day, pitched into the seventh when two of his three free passes were issued, leading to the lefty's departure. Hald (W, 5-1) allowed just four hits, striking out four with 10 ground and four fly-ball outs. He threw 104 pitches over 6 2/3, 63 for strikes.

Lee Stoppelman recorded the final out of the seventh before yielding a hit with two strikeouts the next frame. Justin Wright gave up a hit before earning his fourth save.

The S-Cards (27-31) got on the board in the second via Patrick Wisdom's sixth home run of 2014. It came with Jonathan Rodriguez (single) aboard and was Wisdom's only hit in five at bats.

Rodriguez came up the next frame with Cody Stanley (single) and Chris Swauger (single) on and singled home Stanley, the second of three hits in four at bats for the designated hitter. Swauger later added a double, joining Matt Williams (2-for-4) as the only Cardinals with more than one of the team's 11 hits.

Thursday's game: at Arkansas (28-29), 7:10 pm CT, Sam Gaviglio (2-8, 6.47)

Palm Beach 4 vs. Clearwater 3

Down to their last strike in the ninth, Palm Beach (28-31) rallied to win in walk-off fashion in the series' opener.

Trailing 3-1 with two outs and Bruce Caldwell (walk, wild pitch) on second, Casey Rasmus lined an RBI single to right. Rasmus advanced on a passed ball, moving to third when Jimmy Bosco beat out a chopper to third in his league debut. Yet another wild pitch brought Rasmus in, tying the score at 3-3. Charlie Tilson ended it on his second single of the game, scoring Bosco.

Both Tilson and Ildemaro Vargas singled twice, just behind David Washington, whose three singles led the Beach Birds. Rasmus accounted for three of his team's runs, going 1-for-3 with a sac fly and run scored.

Iden Nazario picked up his first win, navigating around two hits in the ninth by fanning two. Nazario pitched in relief of Kyle Helisek, who struck out six through five, yielding two tallies on seven hits. He did not walk a batter. Aidan Lucas bridged the three-inning span between Helisek and Nazario, allowing a run on three hits.

Thursday's game: vs. Clearwater (12-46), 6:35 pm ET, Silfredo Garcia (2-1, 2.60)

Peoria 1 at Beloit 2

The Chiefs' bullpen start came up just short as Peoria (31-27) was edged at Beloit 2-1 in the series' opener.

Pitching in the slot normally held by injured Michael Holback, Chase Brookshire and Kevin Herget each tossed three of the first six, holding the Snappers to a hit apiece. Brookshire walked one while fanning two and Herget permitted two bases-on-balls with three strikeouts.

Up 1-0 after six, Brandon Lee allowed three consecutive two-out singles but was aided by an out at the plate that finished the seventh. Lee (L, 0-2) retired his first batter the next frame but exited after yielding a base-on-balls and single. Both runners came around to score when Zach Loraine (BS, 3) allowed back-to-back singles.

Peoria's hurlers received minimum support from their batters, who were held to just five hits. The visitor's only tally was the product of new arrival Ronnierd Garcia's lead-off double in the sixth that was followed by C.J. McElroy's one-out single. MWL all-star centerfielder McElroy went 2-for-4.

Thursday's game: at Beloit (25-33), 7:00 pm CT, Alex Reyes (3-4, 4.47)

DSL Cardinals 5 at DSL Rojos 2

Shortstop Hector Linares' 4-for-5 day led the DSL Cardinals (3-1) to a 5-2 victory over the host DSL Rojos.

Co-Player of the Day Linares, one of four players compiling multi-hit performances, was responsible for four of his team's five runs, doubling once while touching home twice and driving in two. Third baseman Allen Cordoba, right fielder Luis Bandes and corner infielder Joaquin De La Cruz each had two hits. Cordoba went 2-for-2 with a free pass, stolen base and two runs scored before being replaced in the bottom of the fifth.

Bandes singled and doubled in five at bats, knocking in one. De La Cruz went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the DSL Cards banged out 13 hits.

Right-hander Junior Gonzalez allowed two runs on five hits and two bases-on-balls through four in his professional debut. Juan Alvarez was awarded the win, holding the opposition to a hit and two walks over three. Jose Lara struck out three over the final two, yielding one hit and picking up his second save.

Thursday's game: at DSL Red Sox (2-2), 9:00 am ET, TBA

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