Jacob Wilson (Scott Rovak / USA TODAY Sports Images)

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 was 6-2 on Monday. Player of the Day honors go to Springfield second baseman Jacob Wilson. Wilson went 2-for-4 with two home runs, the latter being the walk-off winner, a free pass, and three RBI.

Results for games played Monday, August 1st.

Memphis Redbirds 3 at Round Rock Express 5

The Redbirds fell to 51-57 after losing their sixth game in the last seven. The Redbirds are currently in third place in the PCL American Southern Division, 10.0 games back of leader Nashville.

Starter Alex Reyes’ 99 pitches took him just 4 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out six. Reyes now has an ERA of 5.30 to go along with a 12.9 K/9 rate and a 4.6 BB/9 rate for the year. Kurt Heyer allowed an inherited runner from Reyes to score in the fifth, which was the decisive run, but did not yield any runs of his own over 1 2/3 innings. Corey Littrell (3.70 ERA) pitched two innings to finish the game, allowing one insurance run.

Memphis had a quintet of players go 2-for-4: Harrison Bader, doubling and scoring two runs, Efren Navarro, Jose Martinez, David Washington, and Breyvic Valera, who tripled.  

Tuesday’s game: at Round Rock, Jeremy Hefner (2-5, 5.30 ERA) 7:05 PM CT

Springfield Cardinals 5, Tulsa Drillers 4

Springfield is now 17-21 in the second half standings after reeling off four wins in their last five games.

J.C. Sulbaran started and was effective, going 5 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on four walks. Justin Wright stranded a runner in the sixth, but one of his own scored when Corey Baker relieved in the seventh inning. Wright also allowed an unearned run in the seventh. Chris Perry pitched a scoreless eighth, striking out one and Kevin Herget tossed a scoreless ninth, coming away with the win after Jacob Wilson smacked a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.


Player of the Day Wilson also homered in the seventh before the game was tied when Luke Voit hit his 16th home run of the year later in the inning. Another standout was Jonathan Rodriguez who went 2-for-3 with a double and a hit-by-pitch.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Tulsa, Luke Weaver (5-3, 1.29) 6:30 PM CT

Palm Beach Cardinals 5, Tampa Yankees 1

Palm Beach picked up the win, breaking a seven-game losing skid. The Cards' second-half record now stands at 11-27.


Jack Flaherty lowered his ERA to 4.06 by pitching 6 1/3 one-run innings with five strikeouts to just four walks. Landon Beck followed with 1 2/3 innings without allowing a run and Robby Rowland finished off the game with a scoreless inning.

Michael Pritchard went 2-for-3 plus two walks. Casey Grayson, batting fourth, went 2-for-5 with two RBI. Oscar Mercado went 1-for-2 with a walk and his 26th stolen base. Dylan Tice picked up two RBI going 2-for-4 including a double.

Tuesday’s game: Off day Tuesday as they travel to Charlotte to take on the Stone Crabs on Wednesday.

Peoria Chiefs 1, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3

With the Monday loss, Peoria’s three-game winning streak ended, pushing their second-half record back to even at 18-18.

John Kilichowski made his Peoria debut, pitching six innings, giving up three runs with five strikeouts to one walk. Jorge Rodriguez followed with two straight one-two-three innings. Tyler Bray pitched a scoreless ninth.

Brian O’Keefe was the standout hitter, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his eighth of the year. Leobaldo Pina went 1-for-3 with a walk.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Wisconsin, Jake Woodford (4-4, 2.81) 7:00 PM CT

State College Spikes 2, West Virginia Black Bears 1

State College improved to 29-14 after winning a pitching duel on Monday. It was their fifth win in seven tries, pushing their lead in the division to two games.


Jordan Hicks made a strong Spikes debut, pitching six innings allowing one unearned run, striking out three and walking four. Max Almonte and Spencer Trayner followed splitting three perfect innings between them.

Anthony Ray provided the offense for the Spikes, going a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Andy Young went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double.

Tuesday’s game: at Batavia, Carson Cross (3-3, 3.47 ERA) 12:00 PM ET

Johnson City Cardinals 10 at Bristol Pirates 2

Johnson City (15-15) continued its hot streak by winning the sixth game in seven, and moving back into first place in the Appalachian League West Division.


Allen Cordoba remained hot, with a pair of doubles, a stolen base, and three runs scored. Matt Fielder also had two doubles and a stolen base. Also getting in on the 2-for-4 brigade was Shane Billings, adding a walk and three stolen bases. Stephen Zavala hit his first home run of the year to boot.

Austin Sexton pitched four innings, giving up two runs, one earned, and walking three. Greg Tomchick picked up the win with three scoreless innings, striking out three. Anthony Shew went two innings without allowing a run, striking out two.

Tuesday’s game: at Bristol, Ramon Santos (1-1, 2.74 ERA) 7:00 PM ET

GCL Cardinals 11 at GCL Nationals 10

The GCL Cardinals (18-13) managed to hold on despite allowing the Nationals a comeback in the ninth inning. The Cardinals are now a half-game up on first place in the GCL East Division.

Franyel Casadilla put up the only solid line, pitching five innings of one-run ball, striking out seven. Jacob Schlesener, a 2015 draftee, allowed four runs in one inning of work. Robert Calvano yielded two runs in an inning before Robbie Gordon gave up two runs in 1 1/3 innings. Colton Thomson secured the final two outs, but let one of Gordon’s inherited runners score.


Dylan Carlson (.243 BA) broke out in a big way, going 3-for-6 with a triple, two doubles, and four RBI. Hunter Newman was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and two RBI. Walker Robbins (.232 BA) went 3-for-4 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly.

Tuesday’s game:  vs GCL Astros (2), Robbie Gordon (1-1, 4.38)/Dakota Hudson (1-0, 0.00), 11:00 AM ET

DSL Cardinals 6 at DSL Brewers 2

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (30-19) remain five games back from first place in the San Pedro Division with a win Monday.


Edwar Ramirez made the start and was quite dazzling, going six innings, yielding one run and striking out three. Wilfredo Pereira pitched two innings not giving up any runs. Estailin Tejada gave up a single tally in the ninth.

Jonatan Machado (.257 BA) and Esequeil Delgado both went 1-for-3 with two walks. Machado scored twice. Julio Rodriguez doubled and plated three. Two of the Cardinals runs were unearned as the Brewers committed a six-pack of errors.

Tuesday’s game: vs. DSL Brewers, TBA 10:30 AM ET


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