Austin Gomber (Brian Walton / The Cardinal Nation)

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

The Cardinals minor league system went 6-2 on Monday. Our Player of the Day is Palm Beach starting pitcher Austin Gomber, who went 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine to two walks, allowing two runs.

Memphis Redbirds 2, Nashville Sounds 1 (11 innings)

The Redbirds (40-43) won a classic extra innings pitching duel Monday after Alex Reyes (4.35 ERA) posted nine strikeouts, two walks, and one run given up in 6 2/3 innings. Relievers Corey Littrell, Juan Gonzalez and Dean Kiekhefer all had scoreless outings through the 11th.

Offensively, Memphis was once again paced by Randal Grichuk (.283 BA), who went 2-for-5 with a double. Another standout was Breyvic Valera, who was 2-for-4 with walk and an RBI. Alberto Rosario went 2-for-5, including the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 11th.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Nashville, Deck McGuire (6-6, 4.15 ERA) 7:05 PM CT


Springfield Cardinals 6 at San Antonio Missions 5

Offensively, Springfield (46-32) was led by third baseman Paul DeJong, who smacked his 13th home run of the year. Jonathan Rodriguez had a nice game with a double double and three RBI. Anthony Garcia went 2-for-4.

Starter Trey Nielsen went five innings, allowing five runs, three earned, while striking out four. Four relievers picked up the slack, each throwing a scoreless inning. Justin Wright, in particular, had a nice outing, striking out two.

Tuesday’s game: at San Antonio, J.C. Sulbaran (1-1, 3.86 ERA) 7:05 PM CT


Palm Beach Cardinals 5 at Jupiter Hammerheads 4

Player of the Day Austin Gomber had a spectacular night, going 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine to two walks, and allowing two runs. Reliever Blake McKnight allowed the final two Jupiter scores, but picked up his second save.

Leadoff hitter Darren Seferina went 2-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases, giving him 28 on the year. Other contributors to the win were Oscar Mercado, 3-for-4 including a pair of doubles, and Thomas Spitz, with a single, double and a walk.

Tuesday’s game: at Jupiter, Jack Flaherty (2-5, 3.58 ERA) 6:30 PM ET


Peoria Chiefs 7, Kane County Cougars 6

Peoria (45-37) went to Juan Perez for the start Monday. Perez went 4 2/3 innings, giving up six runs and striking out just two. Harley Holt pitched spotless relief over 2 1/3 innings, lowering his ERA to 1.53. Steven Gallardo picked up the win with a scoreless eighth before Tyler Bray added up the save with a scoreless ninth.

Eliezer Alvarez, batting in the three spot, was the star of the day offensively, going 2-for-4 with a walk. Jose Godoy also went 2-for-4 including a double. Craig Aiken had three hits in four at-bats.

Tuesday’s game: Kane County, Brennan Leitao (4-7, 3.29 ERA) 7:00 PM CT


State College Spikes 9 at Tri-City ValleyCats 7

The Spikes moved to 13-5 with a win Monday over the ValleyCats, putting themselves two games up in the division.

Starter Steven Farinaro did not have his best stuff, giving up six runs in 5 2/3 innings. Bob Wheatley escaped a jam in the sixth by striking out top prospect Daz Cameron. Greg Tomchick and Eric Carter also pitched, with Tomchick allowing a single run.

The Spikes offense garnered 15 hits with many standouts, including Tommy Edman, 2-for-5 with a walk, Jose Martinez, 3-for-5, Vincent Jackson, 2-for-4 with a base-on-balls and a double, Ryan McCarvel, 2-for-5 including a home run, Dylan Tice with a single and double in five at-bats, and Danny Hudzina, 2-for-5, including a home run. Riley Drongesen also went deep.

Tuesday’s game: at Tri-City, Ronnie Williams (2-1, 3.60 ERA) 7:00 PM ET


Johnson City Cardinals 1, Princeton Rays 6

Johnson City, 8-4, blew a nice start by Ian Oxnevad Monday. The lefty went six innings, striking out nine, allowing two runs, one earned. Anthony Shew ran into big trouble in the seventh, with three runs charged against him, two earned, in part due to his throwing error.

In his second game as a professional, second baseman J.R. Davis had his second 2-for-4 performance. Right fielder Matt Fielder smacked his second home run. Top prospect Bryce Denton (.306 BA) garnered a single in four tries.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Elizabethton, David Oca (1-0, 4.50 ERA) 7:00 PM ET


GCL Cardinals 4, GCL Marlins 1

The Gulf Coast League Cardinals (5-5) parlayed another strong outing from Alvaro Seijas into a win Monday. Seijas went six innings, striking out one, allowing a single tally to improve his ERA to 1.50. Josh Wirsu and Jonathon Mulford split three innings of scoreless relief.

Top draft pick Delvin Perez went 2-for-5 with a double. Stefan Trosclair went 2-for-4 with a double and catcher Dennis Ortega went 2-for-3 with a triple and a stolen base. Carlos Rodriguez added a double.

Tuesday’s game: at GCL Mets, TBA 12:00 PM ET


DSL Cardinals 3, DSL Nationals 4

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals dropped to 19-6 after losing to the DSL Nationals Monday.

A trio of outfielders were the stars of the day for the DSL Cards. Newly-named Cardinals June Player of the Month, right fielder Brian Sanchez, hit his seventh home run and drew a walk. Left fielder Carlos Ruiz and center fielder William Jimenez both went 2-for-4.

Angel Rondon went six innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven. Enrique Perez blew the save and took the loss by allowing two tallies to score in his 1 1/3 innings.

Tuesday’s game: at DSL Braves, TBA 10:30 AM ET

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