David Washington (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

Highlights of Wednesday’s games across the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system and a look ahead to Thursday’s action

The Cardinals minor league system was 3-1 on Wednesday. Our Player of the Day is Memphis first baseman David Washington, who went 2-for-3 including two home runs and a walk.

Results for games played Wednesday, May 25th.

Memphis Redbirds 9 at Salt Lake Bees 7

The Redbirds held off a late Salt Lake rally to win 9-7 on Wednesday and improve to 18-25 for the season.

Starter Arturo Reyes made it through six innings, giving up three runs and striking out four while throwing 98 pitches. His ERA now stands at 4.57. Ryan Sherriff pitched two scoreless innings before handing it off to Heath Wyatt for the ninth. Wyatt was charged with four runs in 2/3 of an inning before Juan Gonzalez locked it down for the final out, but not before giving up two hits.

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Player of the Day David Washington led the way with a 2-for-3 performance plus a walk, including his sixth and seventh home runs of the season. Charlie Tilson went 2-for-5 with a double, while Jonathan Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base. Anthony Garcia hit his third home run of the year while hitting 2-for-4. 

Thursday’s game: at Salt Lake, Deck McGuire (1-6, 5.00 ERA) 1:05 CT

Springfield Cardinals 2, Midland RockHounds 5

The Cardinals (24-22) sent Corey Baker to the mound Wednesday. Baker had a rough outing, giving up five runs and striking out five in six innings. John Brebbia (1 2/3 innings) and Kevin Herget (1 1/3 innings) held the RockHounds scoreless in relief.

Offensively, Springfield was paced by Alex Mejia (.217 BA), 2-for-5 with a double, Harrison Bader (.329), 2-for-5 with a stolen base, Paul DeJong (.230), 2-for-5, and C.J. McElroy (.252), 3-for-4 with a stolen base.

Thursday’s game: vs. Midland, Mike Mayers (4-2, 2.49 ERA) 7:10 CT

Palm Beach Cardinals 10 at Fort Myers Miracle 4 (10 innings)

The Palm Beach Cardinals (22-25) secured their seventh win in eight games with a 10-4 road win over the Miracle.

Starter Ian McKinney pitched another quality game. The lefty (2.79 ERA) went five innings, giving up one run and striking out six. Cody Schumacher yielded a run in 2-2/3 innings of relief and Nick Frey surrendered another in just 1/3 of an inning. In the ninth, Rowan Wick blew the 4-3 lead when he gave up a run to send the game into extra innings. Luckily the Palm Beach offense came to the rescue, plating six runs in the top of the 10th.

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Darren Seferina was the star of the day for Palm Beach, hitting 4-for-6 with a double and his 12th stolen base. Allen Staton went 3-for-5 and Steve Bean was 3-for-6 with two doubles. Blake Drake added a three-run triple.

Thursday’s game: at Fort Myers, Austin Gomber (4-2, 2.64 ERA) 6:05 CT

Peoria Chiefs 4, Kane County Cougars 3

The Chiefs (23-22) offense employed a doubles attack as Brian O’Keefe, R.J. Dennard, Edmundo Sosa, and Chris Chinea all had two-base hits in the seven-hit performance. Sosa went 2-for-4 and Dennard went 2-for-3. Jhonny Peralta (.231 BA) went 0-for-3 in his final rehab game with Peoria.

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Starter Junior Fernandez (3.35 ERA) went 5-2/3 innings, giving up one run and striking out six. He walked four Cougars. Harley Holt pitched 2-1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Steven De La Cruz gave up two runs over a third of an inning before Tyler Bray closed the door over the last 2/3 innings.

Thursday’s game: vs. Kane County, Ryan Helsley (2-1, 2.25), 7:00 CT

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