Saturday, February 10, 2018

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-10-18: Anthony Garcia Lead The Series In Hits, Home Runs, RBIs, Runs, Total Bases, SLG, & OPS



Caribbean Series:

Final Stats:
Anthony Garcia (former Memphis-Caguas) played in six games going 12-for-24 (.500) with four doubles, three home runs, eight RBIs, 25 total bases, eight runs, three walks, four strikeouts, one caught stealing, .556 OBP, 1.042 SLG, and 1.597 OPS.
Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) played in one game going 2-for-5 (.400) with one RBI, two total bases, one run, .400 OBP, .400 SLG, and .800 OPS.
Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) played in five games going 8-for-22 (.364) with two home runs, four RBIs, 14 total bases, four runs, two walks, one stolen base, three strikeouts, .417 OBP, .636 SLG, and 1.053 OPS.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) played in five games going 5-for-21 (.238) with one home run, four RBIs, eight total bases, four runs, seven strikeouts, .238 OBP, .381 SLG, and .619 OPS.

Ivan Maldonado (former MiLB tryout-Caguas) made one relief appearance posting a 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 1.67 WHIP.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and one walk over three innings.
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Caguas) made two relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 3.38 ERA, and 1.13 WHIP.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck three out over 2.2 innings.
Nestor Molina (MiLB signing-Caribes) made two appearances (one start) posting a 1-0 record, 5.06 ERA, and 1.31 WHIP.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck four out over 5.1 innings.
Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Cibaenas) made two starts posting a 0-1 record, 5.23 ERA, and 0.97 WHIP.  He allowed seven hits, seven runs (six earned), three home runs, three walks, hit one batter, and struck six out over 10.1 innings.
Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas) made two appearances (one start) posting a 0-1 record, 7.94 ERA, and 2.12 WHIP.  He allowed ten hits, five earned runs, two walks, and struck three out over 5.2 innings.
Robby Rowland (former Springfield-Caguas) made four relief appearances posting a 1-0 record, 9.00 ERA, 3.33 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed eight hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck three out over three innings.

Notes:
Anthony Garcia (former Memphis-Caguas) looks ahead to spring training after being named MVP of the Caribbean Series: El Nuevo Dia

Caguas was honored when they arrived back in Puerto Rico: El Nuevo Dia

Friday, February 9, 2018

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-9-18: Ruben Gotay Singles Twice & Drives In Three Runs; Anthony Garcia Singles, Walks, & Was Named 2018 Caribbean Series MVP; Raul Valdes Strikes Out Five & Allows Three Runs Over Six & A third Innings

Ruben Gotay - Criollos de Caguas


Caribbean Series Championship:

Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Cibaenas) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck five out.  (p-s:94-57)(g/f:10-2)

Anthony Garcia (former Memphis-Caguas) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-3 with two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) started at first base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with three RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Robby Rowland (former Springfield-Caguas) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:9-5)

Caguas beat Cibaenas 9-4
Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Full list of Caribbean Series champions: LMP Official Site

Anthony Garcia (former Memphis-Caguas) was named MVP and Lino Rivera (former Arkansas-Cibaenas) Manager of the Caribbean Series: LMP Official Site

Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Azucareros/Cibaenas) never gave up on his career: El Nuevo Herald

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-8-18: Anthony Garcia Singles, Walks, & Hits A Grand Slam; Rafael Ortega Singles Twice; Raul Valdes Scheduled To Start In Caribbean Series Championship

Anthony Garcia - Criollos de Caguas


Australian Baseball League Championship:

Brisbane and Canberra will meet for the 2018 championship: ABL Official Site


Caribbean Series:

Anthony Garcia (former Memphis-Caguas) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-3 with one home run, four RBIs, one run, one intentional walk, and one throwing error.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Robby Rowland (former Springfield-Caguas) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:0-1)

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one run, two strikeouts, and was ejected in the ninth inning.
Nestor Molina (MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the sixth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run. (p-s:5-3)(ir-s:3-3)

Caguas beat Caribes 6-5
Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game

Frederich Cepeda (Sancti Spiritus-Granma) started in left field and batted sixth.  3-for-3 with one triple, one home run, two RBIs, two runs, and one walk.
Raul Gonzalez (Ciego de Avila-Granma) started at third base and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Lazaro Blanco (Pinar del Rio-Granma) started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck five out.  (p-s:106-61)(g/f:6-3)
Yoennis Yera (Matanzas-Granma) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:24-13)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Cibaenas beat Granma 7-4
Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game

Notes:
The Caribbean Series is not only considering Nicaragua, Colombia, and Panama for future inclusion but also looking at Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan: LMP Official Site

Anthony Garcia (former Memphis-Caguas) has the numbers for the triple crown: Meridiano

Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Cibaenas) is scheduled to start Thursday: Listin Diario

Lino Rivera (former Arkansas-Cibaenas MGR) talks about how the team never gave up: Listin Diario

Sincelejo has asked to investigate the manager from the past two seasons: El Meridiano

Thursday's Championship Game:
Cibaenas (3-2) visits Caguas (3-2) @ 9:00 PM ET

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-7-17: Anthony Garcia Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Ruben Gotay Hits A Solo Home Run; Angel Castro Strikes Out One & Allows One Run Over Three Innings

Anthony Garcia - Criollos de Caguas


Caribbean Series:

Roel Santos (Granma) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one stolen base, and one caught stealing.
Guillermo Aviles (Granma) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Frank Morejon (Industriales-Granma) started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, three runs, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Raul Gonzalez (Ciego de Avila-Granma) started at third base and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one double and one two-out RBI.
Leandro Martinez (Granma) entered in the fifth and pitched four innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:47-27)(g/f:7-1)

Anthony Garcia (former Memphis-Caguas) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, grounded into two double plays, one fielding error, and assisted in three double plays.
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Caguas) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:6-5)(g/f:1-1)

Granma beat Caguas 6-3
Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game

Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:60-35)(g/f:8-1)

Culiacan beat Cibaenas 8-1
Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Lara is expected to host the Caribbean Series in 2019: LMP Official Site

Wednesday's Games:
Caguas (2-2) visits Caribes (2-2) @ 3:00 PM ET
Cibaenas (2-2) visits Granma (3-1) @ 9:00 PM ET

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-6-18: Anthony Garcia Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run; Rafael Ortega Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Erick Almonte Enjoying The Experience Of The Caribbean Series

Anthony Garcia - Criollos de Caguas


Caribbean Series:

Anthony Garcia (former Memphis-Caguas) started in right field and batted third.  3-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, three runs, and one walk.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Robby Rowland (former Springfield-Caguas) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:20-13)(g/f:2-0)

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.

Caguas beat Caribes 12-7
Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game

Roel Santos (Granma) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one run.

Cibaenas beat Granma 7-1
Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach-Licey MGR) talks about his first season as Licey MGR and Caribbean Series: El Heraldo

Yasiel Puig (Los Angels) took in the Granma game: Cuban Play

Lino Rivera (former Arkansas-Cibaenas) says Cibaenas is confident heading into the semifinals: El Nacional

Erick Almonte (GCL Cardinals MGR-Cibaenas GM) is enjoying the experience of the Caribbean Series: El Nacional

Tuesday's Games:
Granma (2-1) visits Caguas (2-1) @ 3:00 PM ET
Culiacan (0-3) visits Cibaenas (2-1) @ 9:00 PM ET - Angel Castro (former Memphis) is scheduled to start for Cibaenas

Monday, February 5, 2018

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-5-18: Nestor Molina Strikes Out Four & Allows Two Runs Over Five & A Third Innings For The Win; Ivan Maldonado Picks One Runner Off Over Three Scoreless Innings; Rafael Ortega Hits A Solo Home Run



Caribbean Series:

Anthony Garcia (former Memphis-Caguas) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-5 at the plate.
Ivan Maldonado (former MiLB tryout-Caguas) entered in the second and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, one walk, assisted in one double play, and picked one runner off.  (p-s:33-17)(g/f:3-3)(ir-s:3-2)
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Caguas) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:30-21)(g/f:1-1)

Cibaenas beat Caguas 6-3
Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.
Nestor Molina (MiLB signing-Caribes) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:75-50)(g/f:9-1)

Caribes beat Culiacan 6-4
Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Cuba would like to host the Caribbean Series after 2020: LMP Official Site

Mazatlan will host the Caribbean Series in 2021: LVBP Official Site

Monday's Games:
Caguas (1-1) visits Caribes (2-1) 3:00 PM ET
Granma (2-0) visits Cibaenas (1-1) @ 9:00 PM ET

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-4-18: Rafael Ortega Singles Twice & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Cesar Valera Singles Twice & Drives In One Run; Nestor Molina Looks To Use Experience In Start

Rafael Ortega - Caribes Anzoategui


Caribbean Series:

Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Cibaenas) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed five hits, four runs (three earned), two home runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:57-36)(g/f:5-3)

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  3-for-6 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started at third base and batted ninth.  2-for-5 with one RBI and one run.

Caribes beat Cibaenas 15-4

Yurisbel Gracial (Matanzas-Granma) started in right field and moved to third base, batting third.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.
Frederich Cepeda (Sancti Spiritus-Granma) started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-1 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two walks, and one sac fly.
Raul Gonzalez (Ciego de Avila-Granma) started at third base and moved to second base, batting ninth.  2-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, two runs, and one sac fly.
Raidel Martinez (Pinar del Rio-Granma) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (2).  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Granma beat Culiacan 5-4

Notes:
Lino Rivera (former Arkansas-Cibaenas) discusses the struggling pitching staff: Listin Diario

Nestor Molina (MiLB signing-Caribes) has two years experience in Mexican League that may help in his start against Culiacan: LVBP Official Site

Sunday's Games:
Cibaenas (0-1) visits Caguas (1-0) @ 3:00 PM ET
Caribes (1-1) visits Culiacan (0-2) @ 9:00 PM ET - Nestor Molina (MiLB signing) is scheduled to start for Caribes