Magneuris Sierra (Brian Walton / The Cardinal Nation)

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 2-3 on Monday. Player of the Day honors go to Magneuris Sierra of Peoria, who went 2-for-5 with a triple and an inside-the-park, game-tying, ninth inning home run.

Results for games played Monday, August 22nd.

Memphis Redbirds 2 at Iowa Cubs 7

Memphis, now 61-68, dropped Monday’s game in Des Moines, falling 13.5 games behind division-leading Nashville and in last place in the Southern Division. Memphis will look to salvage a series split on Tuesday.

Seven different Memphis hitters had a hit, but not one of them was able to get a second. Harrison Bader went 1-for-4 with a walk and his first Triple-A stolen base, but he also struck out three times. Jose Martinez’s lone hit was a double. Patrick Wisdom hit his fourth home run of the year. Matt Williams reached base all four times as he singled and drew three walks.

Starter Kurt Heyer (5.92 ERA) lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Thomas Lee gave up two runs in 2 2/3 innings and struck out a pair of Cubs.

Tuesday’s game: at Iowa, Arturo Reyes (9-4, 4.24 ERA) 12:08 PM CT

The Springfield Cardinals were off Monday.

Tuesday’s game: vs. NW Arkansas, TBA 6:30 PM CT

The Palm Beach Cardinals were off Monday.

Tuesday’s game: at Fort Myers, Derian Gonzalez (0-1, 0.82 ERA) 7:05 PM ET

Peoria Chiefs 7 at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 8, 10 innings

Peoria (26-30) dropped its fourth game in a row, losing to the Timber Rattlers on a walk-off single in the 10th inning. Peoria is now 15.5 games out of first place in the division.

Player of the Day Magneuris Sierra (.300 BA) went 2-for-5 with a triple and an inside-the-park home run that tied the game in the top of the ninth. Eliezer Alvarez (.315 BA) also went 2-for-5, and stealing two bases to bring his season total to 31. Brian O’Keefe had a solo home run and two walks. Jose Godoy went 2-for-5, including a double, bringing his average up to .299 on the year. Craig Aikin doubled and walked.

Jake Woodford (3.29 ERA) was hit hard, pitching 3 2/3 innings and giving up six runs, although he did strike out seven to just one walk. Bob Wheatley followed with 2 1/3 innings of one-run relief. David Ward pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Tyler Bray began the eighth and stayed on for the ninth, without giving up any runs. Bray allowed the game-winning single in the 10th, however. 

Tuesday’s game: at Wisconsin, Jorge Rodriguez (2-1, 2.26 ERA) 12:05 PM CT

State College Spikes 2 at Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4

State College dropped to 41-21 but are 4-2 since the All-Star break and have a commanding lead of 8.5 games over second-place Williamsport in the Pinckney Division.

Facing Scrappers super-prospect Brady Aiken, the Spikes managed just one run, and two total in the ballgame. Catcher Ryan McCarvel hit his eighth home run of the year. Tommy Edman added a double and Joey Hawkins went 2-for-3 including a double. Vince Jackson stole his 16th base of the year, going 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Carson Cross (3.54 ERA) was roughed up a bit, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks in just five innings. Spencer Trayner relived with three innings of scoreless ball, lowering his ERA to just 0.68 for the year.

Tuesday’s game: vs. Batavia, Steven Farinaro (7-1, 4.41 ERA) 7:05 PM ET

Game 1: Johnson City Cardinals 5, Kingsport Mets 3, 7 innings

Game 2 was a makeup from 8/21 but was postponed again, this time due to an electrical problem in the stadium. It will be made up on Tuesday.

Johnson City (34-23) held on to their two-game lead in the West Division, beating Kingsport in the first game with a nice 1st inning four-run cushion. It was the Cardinals’ fifth straight win.

Daniel Castano pitched 5 2/3 innings, yielding three runs, two earned, and striking out just one. Estarlin Arias picked up the save with 1 1/3 innings pitched, only allowing an inherited runner of Castano’s to score.

J.R. Davis, hitting leadoff, singled and walked. Allen Cordoba followed with a single, walk, a HBP, and his 20th stolen base. Matt Fielder added two hits, an RBI and two runs scored. Other standouts include Andrew Knizner, 1-for-3, Bryce Denton, 1-for-2 with a walk, and Hunter Newman with a home run and two RBI.

Tuesday’s games: Game 1: vs. Kingsport, David Oca (2-2, 5.72 ERA) 6:00 PM ET, Game 2: to follow

The GCL Cardinals had the day off Monday.

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

DSL Cardinals 3, DSL Nationals 2, five innings, shortened due to rain

The Dominican Birds picked up a 3-2 five-inning win over the Nationals Monday, pushing their record to 44-23 on the year. They remain in second place, four games behind the Rockies.

Starter Diego Cordero pitched four innings, scattering six hits. Cordero gave up two runs although just one was earned, and he struck out four. Wilfredo Pereira picked up the win with a scoreless fifth inning.

Leando Cedeno went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Catcher Carlos Soto (.320 BA) continued his hot season with a 2-for-3 game. Other contributors include Elehuris Montero, 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI, Carlos Luis, 1-for-3, Hector Linares, 1-for-3 and Esequeil Delgado with a walk and a triple.

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

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