Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 7/20/15

The Cardinals’ minor league system was 2-5 on Sunday. Peoria 1B Alex De Leon is Player of the Day.

The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day for Sunday is Alex De Leon, who had a double, home run and four RBI in Peoria’s win over Burlington.

Results from games played Sunday, July 19.

Memphis 2 at Iowa 4

The Cubs completed a four-game sweep of the Redbirds on Sunday afternoon. Tyler Lyons was on the mound for the Redbirds, and it was the long ball that was his nemesis. All four runs for the Cubs scored on home runs, a solo shot in the third, and a three run blast in the sixth. Lyons went 5 1/3, gave up 11 hits total and struck out five while handing over three free passes. Dean Kiekhefer and Heath Wyatt pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.

The Redbirds bats scored two runs on four hits. A Rafael Ortega double and a Stephen Piscotty triple in the fifth inning drove in both runs. Xavier Scruggs and Dean Anna singled, but that was the sum total of the offense.

Scruggs had an outfield assist at home.

Monday’s game: at New Orleans, Thomas Lee (2-1, 2.16) 6:00 CDT

Springfield 2 at Arkansas 3

Starter Andrew Morales only pitched 2/3 of an inning in this loss to the Arkansas Travelers. Morales allowed three unearned runs on four hits, striking out one and walking one. Chris Perry came in to finish the inning, eventually pitching 3 1/3 scoreless, hitless innings. Ryan Sheriff and Josh Lucas were the remainder of the relief corps, each pitching two scoreless innings. Morales took the loss.

Offense for the Cardinals consisted of a two-run home run off the bat of Patrick Wisdom in the sixth inning. The only other extra base hit was a double from Jonathan Rodriguez. The Cardinals were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Cardinals struck out 11 times.

Monday’s game: at Arkansas, Arturo Reyes (5-5, 2.54) 7:10 CDT

Palm Beach 3, Bradenton 2

In his first Palm Beach action off the disabled list, starter Alex Reyes tossed three innings, surrendering two runs on two hits, while striking out striking out six and giving one free pass. Lee Stoppelman and winning pitcher Silfredo Garcia relieved, pitching three innings each.

The Cardinals offense scored three runs on six hits. Carson Kelly doubled in two runs in the second inning. Casey Turgeon singled in the ninth to score the third run in walk-off fashion. Blake Drake was 2-for-4.

Monday’s game: at Bradenton, Trey Nielsen (8-5, 2.67) 5:35 CDT

Peoria 14 at Burlington 6

Offense was the order of the day in this contest at Burlington. The Chiefs scored 14 runs on 15 hits. Alex De Leon, Kenny Peoples-Walls and Brian O’Keefe did it with the long ball. Peoples-Walls blasted a three-run home run, while De Leon and O’Keefe hit two-run shots. De Leon also doubled in two runs in the first inning for four total RBI. Nick Thompson and Luis Cruz plated two each. Oscar Mercado was 4-for-6 with a double and a triple.

Starter Jack Flaherty wasn’t as good as his offense. Flaherty pitched four innings, giving up six runs, five earned, on six hits while striking out three and walking four. One of the six hits was a three-run home run. Nick Lomascolo, Cody Scumacher, and Dixon Llorens pitched in relief. Lomascolo earned the win.

Monday’s game: at Burlington, Matt Pearce (5-9, 3.17) 6:30 CDT

State College 2, Batavia 5

Landon Beck was the starting and losing pitcher. Beck went four innings, giving up four runs on seven hits striking out two and walking three. Tyler Bray and Kender Villegas pitched in relief. Bray tossed a scoreless, hitless three innings, while Villegas allowed one run on five hits in his two innings of work.

The Spikes couldn’t get much going with the bats. Two runs on six hits was all they managed. Cole Lankford was 1-for-4 with an RBI, as was Craig Aikin. Leobaldo Pina was 3-for-4, all singles.

Monday’s game: vs. Batavia, Carson Cross (1-1. 3.38) 6:05 CDT

Johnson City at Bluefield

This game was postponed due to rain in the area and will be played as part of a Monday twin-bill at Johnson City.

Monday’s game: vs. Bluefield, Josh Wirsu (1-2, 1.65) 4:00 CDT (Game 1 DH); vs. Bluefield, Ronnie Williams (1-1, 4.82) time following Game 1, makeup of ppd. 7/19 game.

GCL Cardinals

The Gulf Coast League is off Sundays.

Monday’s game: at GCL Marlins, TBA 10:00 a.m CDT (Game 1 DH); at GCL Marlins, TBA, time following Game 1, makeup of 7/4 ppd. game

DSL - All Star Game – American League 2 at National League 2

The DSL All Star Game was played on Sunday morning and ended in a 2-2 tie. Three Cardinals represented the National League – outfielders Wadye Ynfante and Brian Sanchez and first baseman Carlos Rodriguez. All three were hitless. Ynfante was 0-for-2 with a strikeout, Rodriguez was 0-for-2, and Sanchez drew a walk in his one plate appearance.

Monday’s game: at DSL Mariners2, TBA 9:30 a.m. CDT

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