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

Brian Sanchez’ league-leading home run powered the DSL Cardinals to the system’s only win on Tuesday in what was a very light schedule due to the MLB All-Star Game. State College and the GCL club went down to defeat and the rest were idle.

Results from games played Tuesday, July 12th.

 

Memphis - off    

The Redbirds are off for the Triple-A All-Star game taking place on Wednesday, July 13th at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, NC.  Memphis will be represented by LHP Ryan Sherriff, who was named to the squad to replace RHP Sam Tuivailala after the latter was recalled by St Louis on July 2nd.  Manager Mike Shildt, a Charlotte native, is on the Pacific Coast League coaching staff.  Coverage begins at 6:00 pm CT on MLB Network.

Wednesday’s game:  Triple-A All-Star Game, 6:00 pm CT, Charlotte, NC

 

Springfield - off

Third-place Springfield (8-9) begins a four-game road set at co-leader Northwest Arkansas (KC) which they trail by 1 1/2 games in the standings.

Wednesday’s game:  at Northwest Arkansas (10-8), 7:05 pm CT, Luke Weaver (4-1, 0.83)

 

Palm Beach - off    

Last-place Palm Beach (7-12) starts an eight-game home stand with four versus Clearwater (PHI).

Wednesday’s game:  vs. Clearwater (11-8), 6:30 pm ET, Matt Pearce (8-5, 2.44)

 

Peoria - off

The fifth-place Chiefs (9-10) kick off six at home versus Eastern Division rivals Lansing (TOR) and Great Lakes (LAD).

Wednesday’s game:  vs. first-place Lansing (14-5), 7:00 pm CT, Jake Woodford (4-3, 2.81)

 

State College 0 at Connecticut 2

First-place State College (18-7) managed just two hits in their 2-0 loss to Connecticut, the Stedler Division leaders.  The loss evens the series at one game each with one to go.

Bryan Dobzanski (L, 2-2) yielded single tallies in the second and fifth, his final inning of work.  The righty allowed six hits and three walks with three strikeouts.  Jordan DeLorenzo faced the minimum in the sixth and seventh before rehabber Robby Rowland fanned the side in a one-two-three eighth.

Both of the Spikes’ hits were doubles, by Jeremy Martinez and Danny Hudzina.  The visitors’ final base runner was Vincent Jackson, who worked his team’s only free pass.

Wednesday’s game:  at Connecticut (16-9), 11:05 am ET, Dewin Perez (2-0, 1.10)

 

Johnson City - off

First-place Johnson City (11-7) begins a six-game road trip with three against East leaders Burlington (KC).

Wednesday’s game:  at Burlington (13-6), 7:00 pm ET, Frederis Parra (0-2, 3.65)

 

GCL Cardinals 1 at GCL Nationals 8

Franyel Casadilla could not finish the fourth as the third-place Gulf Birds (7-9) fell to the division-leading Nationals (10-6), 8-1.

Casadilla (L, 1-2) was touched for six runs, five earned, on nine hits and two walks in 3 1/3.  Paul Salazar recorded the final two outs of the frame, leaving Casadilla’s last two runners on, but permitted a run on two hits in 2 2/3.  Champ Rowland and Colton Thomson each allowed a hit in their inning on the bump, Rowland surrendering an unearned score.

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Catcher Dennis Ortega singled twice in four at bats and scored his team’s only run.  He swiped his third base of 2016 as well.  Three other Gulf Birds had one hit each, including second baseman Edwin Figuero, who drove in Ortega but grounded into a double play.

Wednesday’s game:  vs. GCL Astros (7-10), 12:00 pm ET, Juan Alvarez (0-2, 6.23)

 

DSL Cardinals 7 vs. DSL Angels 3

A big second inning propelled the DSL Cardinals (23-9), leaders of the San Pedro Division, over the third-place Angels, 7-3.

All five second-inning runs were unearned thanks to two of the Angels’ four miscues.  The scoring was capped by right fielder Brian Sanchez’ league-leading 11th home run of 2016, a two-run shot scoring catcher Carlos Soto, Jr (walk).  Sanchez, our Player of the Day and the Cardinals organization’s Player of the Month for June, added a single to his bomb in four at bats, walking once and knocking in three.

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Wadye Infante singled and doubled in four at bats, scoring one and driving in two, one on a sac fly.  Carlos Gomez, the final Dominican Bird with a multi-hit performance, went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Junior Gonzalez (W, 3-1) pitched six solid frames, yielding three runs, two earned, on five hits.  He did not issue a free pass.  Enrique Perez walked one during his two-inning stint while Cristhian Lugo allowed a hit in the ninth. 

Wednesday’s game:  at DSL Angels (16-16), 10:30 am ET, Edwar Ramirez (1-1, 8.15)

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