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 2-2 on Monday. Player of the Day honors go to Carlos Soto of the Dominican Summer League. Soto reached base five times in six tries, going 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, two walks, and four RBI.

Results for games played Monday, August 15th.

Memphis Redbirds 1, Tacoma Rainiers 5

Memphis (59-63) dropped Monday’s game in part due to the pitching of former Cardinals prospect Sam Gaviglio. Much travelled former Redbirds outfielder James Ramsey also smacked a hit for the Rainiers. Memphis is 10.5 games back of division-leading Nashville.

Starter Mike Mayers pitched six innings, allowing four runs and striking out seven. Mayers gave up nine hits, but didn’t walk anyone. Thomas Lee followed with two innings of one-run ball.

Carson Kelly (.312 BA) was perfect at the plate with a pair of singles and a base-on-balls. David Washington went 1-for-2 with a walk, but the Memphis offense scuttled otherwise. Breyvic Valera managed the only other hit.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Reno, Kurt Heyer (2-1, 5.54 ERA) 6:35 PM CT

The Springfield Cardinals were off Monday.

The Double-A Cards are traveling to Texas to face Frisco on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s game: at Frisco, Matt Pearce (0-1, 8.31 ERA) 7:00 PM CT

Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2

Palm Beach’s loss on Monday drops them to 14-29, keeping them in last place in the second half standings.

The big story was Lance Lynn making his 2016 debut by going 1 2/3 innings, giving up one hit and striking out two. Daniel Bard followed in his second appearance as a Cardinal, going 1/3 of an inning and allowing a run on a hit and two walks. Junior Fernandez finally harnessed his overwhelming stuff for the Palm Beach crowd, yielding a single run and striking out three to zero walks in seven innings.


The Cardinals offense scored four runs despite no extra-base hits. Michael Pritchard and Casey Grayson went 1-for-3 with a walk. Dylan Tice was 2-for-4. Thomas Spitz and Andrew Sohn picked up a pair of RBI each.

Tuesday’s games: Game 1: vs. Bradenton, Brennan Leitao (0-0, 1.59 ERA) 6:30 PM ET, Game 2: Ian McKinney (7-8, 4.45 ERA)

The Peoria Chiefs’ home game against Cedar Rapids was postponed due to wet grounds.

The two clubs will play a twin bill on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s games: Game 1: vs. Cedar Rapids, Jake Woodford (4-5, 3.03 ERA) 5:00 PM CT, Game 2: vs. Cedar Rapids, Ronnie Williams (1-0, 3.09 ERA)

The State College Spikes were off Monday

The New York-Penn League All-Star Game will be held Tuesday night at Hudson Valley. Five Spikes will be representing the Cardinals organization.

Tuesday’s game: NYPL All-Star Game, 6:35 PM ET

Johnson City Cardinals 4 at Princeton Rays 11

Johnson City held on to its half-game lead in the West Division despite getting pummeled in Princeton Monday. The Cardinals are 29-23 on the season.

Daniel Castano struggled through 3 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs, six earned. Levi MaVorhis followed by letting two of Castano’s runners score. MaVorhis gave up two runs of his own in two innings. Not to be outdone, Yeison Medina yielded a pair of runs in 2 2/3 innings, striking out four.

Allen Córdoba, playing shortstop, went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and two runs scored. Matt Fielder went 2-for-3 with a walk. Bryce Denton had a nice game, hitting 2-for-4 with two RBI. Luis Bandes added a solo home run.

Tuesday’s game: at Elizabethton, David Oca (2-2, 4.84 ERA) 7:00 PM ET

The GCL Cardinals had Monday off.

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

DSL Cardinals 12, DSL Angels 1

The Dominican Birds cruised to a 12-1 win over the Angels Monday, pushing their record to 40-21 on the year.


Player of the Day Carlos Soto, had a heckuva game, going 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, two walks, and four RBI. Brian Sanchez added his 15th home run and a walk and Julio Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with three walks and three runs scored. Jonatan Machado added to the carnage, going 1-for-3 with two bases-on-balls.

Diego Cordero started and threw three shutout innings striking out a pair. Winston Nicacio piggy-backed Cordero, allowing a single tally and striking out two against three walks over four innings. Wilman Madera and Enrique Perez each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

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


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