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

The Cardinals minor league system was 2-5 on Tuesday with the Peoria Chiefs and the GCL Cardinals off. Our Player of the Day is Dominican League star Brian Sanchez, who went 2-for-4 with a triple and his league-leading 13th home run.

Results for games played Tuesday, July 26th.

Memphis Redbirds 2, Oklahoma City Dodgers 3

Memphis lost the opener of the four-game home series with the Dodgers Tuesday, falling to 49-53 for the year.

Alex Reyes needed 57 pitches to get through just three innings. The top prospect gave up a two-run home run, but did strike out seven to just one walk. He also picked a runner off. Reyes came out of the game after three innings due to a possible promotion coming this weekend.

John Brebbia followed in his first game back with the Redbirds. Brebbia pitched three innings without giving up a run. Corey Littrell added two scoreless frames before Miguel Socolovich gave up the decisive run in the top of the ninth, giving the Dodgers the win.

The offense managed 10 hits among nine different players. Charlie Tilson singled twice. Carson Kelly doubled and added a sacrifice fly. His Memphis line is now .303/.351/.455/.806. Harrison Bader pinch-hit in the eighth facing Dodger uber-prospect Julio Urias and punched a single to left field, tying the game.

Wednesday’s game: vs. Oklahoma City, TBA 7:05 PM CT

Springfield Cardinals 4 at Tulsa Drillers 3

Springfield picked up a much-needed win Tuesday in dramatic fashion on Allen Staton’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning. Their second half record now stands at 13-19.


Juan Herrera, the former Indians farmhand, had a great night at the plate, going 3-for-4 and scoring two runs, including the game-winner. Paul DeJong had the lone extra-base hit, a two-run double.

J.C. Sulbaran started and pitched five innings, allowing three runs. Newcomer Nick Frey followed with two effective, scoreless innings. Ronnie Shaban walked four, but delivered similar results, keeping the Drillers scoreless in two innings and getting the win. In the 10th inning, Justin Wright and Kevin Herget (seventh save) combined to preserve the victory.

Wednesday’s game: at Tulsa, TBA 7:05 PM CT

Palm Beach Cardinals 1 at Fort Myers Miracle 7

Without the benefit of a hit, the Cardinals scratched out a run to pull to within 2-1 in the top of the fifth before Jack Flaherty hit the wall. In the bottom of the frame, the prospect right-hander served up a solo home run, a double, a walk and two singles as the Miracle plated three. Flaherty exited with one out in the sixth after two more singles, a hit by pitch and a bases-loaded walk.

Earlier, Flaherty had allowed a solo homer on his first pitch of the game and wild-pitched a runner home in the fourth. The ugly loss dropped his record to 2-8 and the six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings raised his ERA to 4.23.

In a familiar refrain, the Palm Beach offense managed just six hits. They included a pair of doubles by Vaughn Bryan and two singles, a walk and a stolen base by Michael Pritchard. Yet neither crossed home plate as the Cards were a perfectly imperfect 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and have gone four straight games without an RBI.

Oscar Mercado, playing center field, threw out a runner at third base, swiped his 24th bag of the year and scored the lone run on a ground out.

Wednesday’s game: at Fort Myers, John Walter (1-2, 3.10 ERA) 7:05 PM ET

The Peoria Chiefs were off Tuesday

Wednesday’s game: at Quad Cities, Jake Woodford (4-4, 2.83 ERA) 7:00 PM ET.

Game 1: State College Spikes 1 at Batavia Muckdogs 4, 7 innings

Game 2: State College Spikes 8 at Batavia Muckdogs 2, 7 innings

State College (25-13) split a double-header at Batavia Tuesday, preserving their first place lead as they head to second-place Williamsport Thursday.

In Game 1, Dewin Perez gave up three runs in five innings, walking three and striking out just two. Perez’s ERA jumped to 2.81 with the performance. Spencer Trayner followed and pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Leadoff hitter and shortstop Tommy Edman went 2-for-4. Ricardo Bautista went 2-for-3 picking up an RBI. Elier Rodriguez doubled.

In Game 2, 2016 draftee John Kilichowski made the start. Kilichowski went 4 2/3 innings, giving up two runs, just one earned, striking out six and walking three. The outing amazingly raised his ERA from 0.60 to 0.92. He can also thank Harley Holt for that as Holt stranded the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Holt went on to throw two more innings of scoreless ball, picking up the win.


Center fielder Mick Fennell went 3-for-4 including a double. Ryan McCarvel and Riley Drongesen each went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Vincent Jackson (.237 BA) had a pair of walks and stole his ninth base.

Wednesday’s game: State College is off Wednesday as they travel to Williamsport

Johnson City Cardinals 8, Danville Braves 10

The Cardinals (15-16) endured their sixth straight loss Tuesday, dropping below .500 for the year.

Jordan Hicks had a rough night, giving up nine runs, eight earned, in 3 1/3 innings pitched, shooting his ERA up to 4.20. Ross Vance followed with 2 2/3 innings, striking out five and not allowing a run. Estarlin Arias gave up a tally in two innings and Anthony Shew pitched a final scoreless frame.

Leadoff hitter J.R. Davis went 2-for-4 with an RBI, but was caught stealing for the fifth time. Shane Billings went 3-for-5. Jonathan Rivera went 2-for-4 with two RBI and stole a base. Allen Cordoba tripled and drew two walks. Top prospect Bryce Denton was the DH and went 2-for-5 with a double, extending his hitting streak to six games and pushing his overall line to .283/.359/.359/.718.

Wednesday’s game: vs. Danville, Austin Sexton (0-1, 3.09 ERA) 7:00 PM ET

The GCL Cardinals were off Tuesday

Wednesday’s game: vs. GCL Nationals, TBA, 12:00 PM ET

DSL Cardinals 5 at DSL Rockies 7

The Dominican birds (28-16) lost again to the Rockies on Tuesday, dropping two games back in the DSL San Pedro Division.

Edwar Ramirez pitched a solid game, going five innings and yielding just a run. Diego Cordero relived for 1 2/3 innings and gave up four runs, three earned, although he struck out four batters. Fabian Blanco followed Cordero for two innings of two-run ball, striking out three and taking the loss.


Jonatan Machado, playing center field and batting leadoff, went 2-for-5 with a double and a stolen base. He is hitting .263 so far. Wadye Ynfante went 2-for-4 with a double. Star slugger Brian Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a triple and his 13th home run. Sanchez has an overall batting line of .357/.447/.720/1.167. Julio Rodriguez also hit a home run, his third.

Wednesday’s game: at DSL Tigers, TBA 10:30 AM ET

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