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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 2-1 on a wet Wednesday as Springfield, Johnson City, and the DSL were the only teams in action. Our Player of the Day is Springbirds leadoff hitter and centerfielder Nick Martini, who had two doubles in a Cardinals loss.

Results for games played Wednesday, August 10th.

The Memphis Redbirds’ game at New Orleans was cancelled due to rain.

The game will not be made up, as it was the last time the teams were slated to meet this season.

Thursday’s games: Off day for Memphis as they travel back home to Tennessee.

Springfield Cardinals 1, Frisco RoughRiders 8

After winning 11 of their last 13, Springfield lost Wednesday to the Roughriders of Texas, bringing their record to 22-23, 1 1/2 games out of first place in the North Division.

Matt Pearce, making his Springfield debut, was hit hard in 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and three walks, striking out just three. Chandler Hawkins followed, giving up four runs in 1 2/3 innings. Corey Baker and Chris Perry split the final three innings of scoreless baseball.

Nick Martini, batting leadoff, went 2-for-4, both doubles. Paul DeJong went 1-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base. Catcher Jesse Jenner went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He was driven in by newly promoted Vaughn Bryan on a single, his only hit of the day.

Thursday’s game: vs. Frisco, TBA (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 7:10 PM CT

The Palm Beach Cardinals’ game at Bradenton was postponed due to rain.

The teams do not have another scheduled meeting in Bradenton, so the game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday, August 16 at Roger Dean Stadium. Both games will be scheduled for seven innings.

Thursday’s game: Game 1: vs. Jupiter, Brennan Leitao (A+ debut) 5:00 PM ET, Game 2: vs. Jupiter, Ian McKinney (7-7, 4.33 ERA)

The Peoria Chiefs were off Wednesday as they travel home from Cedar Rapids.

Thursday’s game: vs. Quad Cities, Derian Gonzalez (5-0, 2.39 ERA) 7:00 PM CT

The State College Spikes’ home game against West Virginia was suspended

The game, stopped after one inning due to rain with the Spikes down 1-0, will resume Thursday.

Thursday’s game: Game 1: vs. West Virginia, Resumed from Wednesday, 5:05 PM ET, Game 2: vs. West Virginia, 7:05 PM ET

Johnson City Cardinals 7 at Greeneville Astros 3

The Cardinals continued their winning ways by beating Greenville Wednesday, extending their lead in the division over the Astros to one game with a record of 26-21.

Starter David Oca who went 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven and allowing two runs, one earned. Keaton Siomkin followed, stranding two inherited runners and pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball. Noel Gonzalez gave up a run in over the final two innings.

The Cardinals offense was led by Joshua Lopez, who had three hits. Bryce Denton went 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of runs scored. Andrew Knizner plated two with his home run in the seventh inning.

Thursday’s game: at Greeneville, Levi MaVorhis (2-0, 2.66 ERA) 7:00 PM ET

The GCL Cardinals were off Wednesday.  

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

DSL Cardinals 5, DSL Rockies 4

The DSL Cardinals (37-20) continued their hot streak versus the division-leading Rockies, and are now only four games back in the San Pedro Division.

Winston Nicacio started and lasted four innings, yielding four runs on four walks and five hits. Wilfredo Pereira followed with two scoreless frames. Enrique Perez took the final three innings, striking out three and not giving up any runs.

Moises Castillo had a pair of doubles. Catcher Julio Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Carlos Soto went 1-for-2 with two walks giving him a .448 OBP. Leandro Cedeno went 2-for-4 and Wadye Ynfante picked up his eighth stolen base.

Thursday’s game: at DSL Rockies, TBA 10:30 AM ET

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