Friday, January 31, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-31-14: Ronald Ramirez Hits a Two-Run Homer; Ryan Mulhern Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Lou Montanez & Hector Hernandez Added To Mayaguez Roster

Ronald Ramirez - Tigres de Cartagena


Australian Baseball League Playoffs

Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:26-18)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-0)

Sydney beat Canberra 18-11
Sydney Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Game:
Canberra (0-1) visits Sydney (1-0) @ 6:00 PM AET


California Winter League

Wednesday's Results:

Wilfrido Pujols (former Johnson City-Palm Desert) started at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one stolen base and one strikeout.

Bay Area beat Palm Desert 6-1

Thursday's Results:

Dutch Deol (former Johnson City-British Columbia) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 at the plate.

Canada and British Columbia tied 3-3


Latin American Series

Ryan Mulhern (former 2002 draft selection-San Andres) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one walk.

San Andres beat Urraca/Veraguas 9-3
Latin American Series Official Site Post Game

Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Rivas) entered in the seventh and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck three out.

Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and one error.
Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Cartagena) entered in the third at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, two strikeouts, and one error.

Rivas beat Cartagena 8-4
Latin American Series Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Urraca/Veraguas (1-2) visits Rivas (1-2)
San Andres (3-0) visits Cartagena (1-2)


Caribbean Series (February 1, 2014)

Notes:
Luis Garcia (former New Haven) and Dennys Reyes (former St. Louis) are included on the Hermosillo roster: LMP Official Site

San Juan may make a return in the Puerto Rican League next winter: Primera Hora

Luis Montanez (former Memphis) and Hector Hernandez (former Palm Beach) were added to the Mayaguez roster: El Nuevo Dia

Juan Gonzalez (former MiLB signing) visited Nicaragua to talk about Roberto Clemente, steroids, and his career: El Nuevo Diario

Saturday's Games:
Mayaguez (0-0) visits Licey (0-0) @ 3:00 PM ET
Villa Clara (0-0) visits Hermosillo (0-0) @ 7:30 PM ET


Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan)

Rakuten held a press conference to officially announce the signing of Brian Falkenborg (former St. Louis): Yakyubaka

Hiroshima have signed Rainel Rosario to a four-year deal: Yakyubaka and Nikkan Sports

Rosario was released by Escogido (Dominican League) in May 2013: Escogido Official Twitter

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-30-14: Angel Castro Invited To Pitch For Licey In Caribbean Series; Jolbert Cabrera Singles & Drives In One Run; Eliezer Alfonso Upset With Lack Of Playing Time

Angel Castro - Aguilas Cibaenas


Venezuelan League Championship

Notes:
Eliezer Alfonso (former Peoria-Magallanes) was not happy sitting on the bench and asked to be released after the season: Lider


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, and struck two out.  (p-s:18-14)(g/f:0-1)

Hermosillo beat Navojoa 8-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Hermosillo wins the championship series 4-3 and will represent the Mexican Pacific League in the Caribbean Series.


Dominican League Championship

Notes:
Angel Castro (St. Louis-Aguilas) was added to the Licey roster for the Caribbean Series: LIDOM Official Site

St. Louis does not want Castro to pitch in the Caribbean Series: Dionisio Soldevila Twitter


Australian Baseball League Playoffs

Friday's Game:
Canberra (22-24) visits Sydney (23-23) @ 7:00 PM AET


California Winter League

Dutch Deol (former Johnson City-British Columbia) started in left field and batted third.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Palm Springs beat British Columbia 2-0

Thursday's Games:
Canada (4-2) visits British Columbia (1-5)
Palm Springs Chill (3-1-2) visits Palm Springs Power (3-2)
Palm Desert (1-5) visits Oregon (2-3)
Cochella Valley (2-3-1) visits Bay Area (5-0-1)


Latin American Series

Ryan Mulhern (former 2002 draft selection-San Andres) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

San Andres beat Rivas 8-7
Latin American Series Official Site Post Game

Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one RBI and two runs.

Cartagena beat Urraca/Veraguas 9-1
Latin American Series Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Brasil and Curacao could be added to the Latin American Series: XEU Deportes

Thursday's Games:
San Andres (2-0) visits Urraca/Veraguas (1-1)
Rivas (0-2) visits Cartagena (1-1)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-29-14: Victor Marte Holds Two Runners On For The Championship Win; Evan MacLane Strikes Out Six & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings; Joel Pineiro & Anthony Garcia Added To Puerto Rico Roster

Victor Marte - Tigres del Licey



Venezuelan League Championship

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hi, two unearned runs, one home run, and struck one out.  (p-s:17-12)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:3-3)

Magallanes beat Caribes 11-6
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Magallanes wins the championship series 4-1 and will represent Venezuela in the Caribbean Series.


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-5 with one strikeout.
Dennys Reyes (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and two walks.  (p-s:26-13)(g/f:2-0)

Navojoa beat Hermosillo 5-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Tabasco (Triple-A Mexican League) let pitching coach Vicente Palacios (former St. Louis) go: MiLB Official Site

Misael Siverio (Cuban-Mexicali) was declared a free agent and is negotiating with teams now: El Nuevo Heraldo

Wednesday's Game:
Navojoa (3-3) visits Hermosillo (3-3) @ 7:30 PM MST


Dominican League Championship

Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Escogido) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, two runs (one earned), one home run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck six out.  (p-s:85-62)(g/f:6-4)

Victor Marte (St. Louis free agent-Licey) entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the winning decision (2-1).  (p-s:12-8)(ir-s:2-0)

Licey beat Escogido 3-2
Listin Diario Post Game

Licey wins the championship series 4-3 and will represent the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series.


Puerto Rican League

Notes:
Joel Pineiro (former St. Louis-Ponce), Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Mayaguez), Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez), and Anthony Garcia (Palm Beach-Carolina) will be included on the Mayaguez roster: El Nuevo Dia

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Carolina/Mayaguez) and Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Mayaguez) were unhappy they were left off the roster: El Nuevo Dia


California Winter League

Wilfrido Pujols (former Johnson City-Palm Desert) started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Cochella Valley beat Palm Desert 10-0

Wednesday's Games:
Washington (1-2-2) visits Cochella Valley (2-2-1)
Palm Desert (1-4) visits Bay Area (4-0-1)
Midwest (3-2) visits Canada (3-2)
Palm Springs Chill (2-1-2) visits British Columbia (1-4)


Latin American Series

Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Rivas) entered in the sixth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.

Urraca/Veraguas beat Rivas 15-13
Latin American Series Official Site Post Game

Ryan Mulhern (former 2002 draft selection-San Andres) started started at first base and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs, and one strikeout.

Jobert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at third base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.

San Andres beat Cartagena 6-1
Latin American Series Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Results:
Rivas (0-1) visits Veracruz (1-0)
Urraca/Veraguas (1-0) visits Cartagena (0-1)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-28-14: Eugenio Velez Singles & Scores One Run; Joel Pineiro Could Be Included In Caribbean Roster; Hector Luna Says Knee Feels Much Better

Joel Pineiro - Leones de Ponce


Venezuelan League Championship

Notes:
Carlos Zambrano (Philadelphia free agent-Magallanes) may miss his next start due to discomfort: Lider

Tuesday's Game:
Magallanes (3-1) visits Caribes (1-3) @ 7:30 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Tuesday's Game:
Navojoa (2-3) visits Hermosillo (3-2) @ 7:30 PM MST


Dominican League Championship

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one run and two strikeouts.

Julio Lugo (former St. Louis-Escogido) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one sacrifice and two strikeouts.

Licey beat Escogido 3-1

Notes:
Tickets for this past Sunday's game hit high prices on the black market: Listin Diario

Tuesday's Game:
Escogido (3-4) visits Licey (4-3) @ 5:05 PM AST


Puerto Rican League

Joel Pineiro (former St. Louis-Ponce) is expected to be invited to pitch for Mayaguez in the Caribbean Series and Jorge Martinez (Cuban-Santurce/Mayaguez) can not travel due to documentation issues: El Nuevo Dia


Cuban League

Yulieski Gourriel (Industriales) and Alfredo Despaigne (Campache) will reinforce Villa Clara in the Caribbean Series: El Nuevo Herald


California Winter League

Dutch Deol (former Johnson City-British Columbia) started in left field and batted second.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

British Columbia beat Washington 4-1

Tuesday's Games:
Palm Springs Power (2-2) visits Midwest (3-1)
Cochella Valley (1-2-1) visits Palm Desert (1-3)
Washington (1-2-1) visits Palm Springs Chill (2-1-1)
Oregon (2-2) visits Canada (2-2)


Latin American Series

Tuesday's Games:
Urraca/Veraguas (Panama) visits Rivas (Nicaragua)
San Andres (Veracruz) visits Cartagena (Columbia)


Nippon Professional Basbeall (Japan)

Brian Falkenborg (former St. Louis-Rakuten) arrived in Japan: Yakyubaka

Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi-Aguilas) says his left knee is feeling much better and Chris Narveson (former St. Louis-Yakult-Licey) arrived in Japan: Yakyubaka

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-27-14: Luis Garcia Drives In One Run; Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two & Holds Two Runners On Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Save; Tyler Herron Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning To Help Win Championship

Tyler Herron - Indios de Mayaguez


Venezuelan League Championship

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.

Caribes beat Magallanes 5-3 in 10 innings
Lider Post Game

Notes:
Chad Huffman (former Memphis-Caracas-Chiba Lotte) arrived in Japan: Yakyubaka

No Games Scheduled For Monday


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, and assisted in one double play.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the save (2).  (p-s:19-13)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Hermosillo beat Navojoa 6-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Monday


Dominican League Championship

Julio Lugo (former St. Louis-Escogido) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with one ground into double play.

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-2 with one double, one run, one walk, and one sacrifice.
Victor Marte (St. Louis free agent-Licey) entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one unearned run, two walks, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-1).  (g/f:5-0)(ir-s:2-2)

Escogido beat Licey 9-6
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi-Aguilas) and Jorge Sosa (former St. Louis-Escogido-Yokohama) arrived in Japan from the Dominican Republic: Yakayubaka

Monday's Game:
Licey (3-3) visits Escogido (3-3) @ 7:35 PM AST


Australian Baseball League

Former Cardinals Final Regular Season Stats:
Brett Zawacki (former Springfield-Melbourne) has made 19 relief appearances posting a 1-1 record, 1.75 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, one hold, and seven saves.  He's allowed 20 hits, six runs (five earned), two home runs, nine walks, hit one batter, and struck 35 out over 25.2 innings.
Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) has made 18 relief appearances posting a 1-1 record, 2.57 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and nine holds.  He's allowed 16 hits, six earned runs, seven walks, and struck 21 out over 21 innings.
Ethan Cole (former Quad Cities-Canberra) has made 12 starts posting a 5-5 record, 3.80 ERA, and 1.39 WHIP.  He's allowed 77 hits, 32 runs (30 earned), three home runs, 22 walks, hit two batters, and struck 40 out over 71 innings.
Jeff Lyman (former Springfield-Canberra) has made 14 appearances (six starts) posting a 1-2 record, 4.07 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and one hold.  He's allowed 38 hits, 23 runs (19 earned), one home run, 24 walks, hit one batter, and struck 26 out over 42 innings.

Friday's Playoff Game:
Canberra (22-24) visits Sydney (23-23) @ 7:00 PM AET


Puerto Rican League Championship

Aaron Bates (former Memphis-Caguas) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one run, one intentional walk, and one strikeout.
Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one double and one sacrifice.
Jorge Martinez (Cuban-Mayaguez) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck ten out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:8-3)
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Mayaguez) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-1)

Mayaguez beat Caguas 5-1
Liga PR Official Site Post Game
Primera Hora Post Game

Notes:
Mayaguez wins the championship series 4-2 and will represent Puerto Rico in the 2014 Caribbean Series.

Carlos Baerga (former St. Louis-Mayaguez MGR) made history by becoming the first to win a championship as a player, manager, and team owner: El Nuevo Dia


Panama League

Current Cardinals Final Regular Season Stats:
Allen Cordoba (DSL-Chiriqui) played in 11 games going 10-for-36 (.278) with one double, two RBIs, four runs, three walks, three strikeouts, grounded into one double play, .333 OBP, .306 SLG, and .639 OPS.
Jonathan Rivera (St. Louis international signing-Herrera) played in 12 games going 7-for-35 (.200) with one double, one triple, two RBIs, four runs, six walks, eight strikeouts, grounded into one double play, .317 OBP, .286 SLG, and .603 OPS.


Latin American Series

Notes:
Veracruz arrived in Columbia carrying a 25-man roster: XEU  Deportes

Tuesday's Games:
Urraca (Puerto Rico) visits Rivas (Nicaragua)
San Andres (Veracruz) visits Cartagena (Columbia)


California Winter League

Wilfrido Pujols (former Johnson City-Palm Desert) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted sixth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Midwest beat Palm Desert 3-2

Monday's Games:
Bay Area (3-0-1) visits Palm Springs Chill (2-0-1)
Oregon (1-2) visits Midwest (3-0)
Palm Springs Power (1-2) visits Coachella Valley (1-1-1)
British Columbia (0-4) visits Washington (1-1-1)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-26-14: Ronny Cedeno Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Brett Zawacki & Tyler Herron Each Pitch Scoreless Innings For The Save; Carlos Gonzalez Helps Coach Urraca To The Championship

Carlos Gonzalez (top row, sixth from right) - Indios de Urraca (Veraguas) pitching coach


Venezuelan League Championship

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, and two runs.

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the eighth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed four hits and three earned runs.  (g/f:0-1)

Magallanes beat Caribes 11-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Carlos Zambrano (Philadelphia free agent-Magallanes) was tossed from Saturday's games for throwing punches during a brawl in the sixth inning: Lider

Sunday's Game:
Magallanes (3-0) visits Caribes (0-3) @ 7:00 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in three double plays.
Dennys Reyes (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) entered in the fifth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:28-18)(g/f:4-0)

Navojoa beat Hermosillo 7-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Russell Branyan (former St. Louis-Mexicali) could be headed to Yucatan (Triple-A Mexican League) camp: El Rey Twitter

Sunday's Game:
Hermosillo (2-2) visits Navojoa (2-2) @ 5:00 PM MST


Dominican League Championship

Sunday's Game:
Escogido (2-3) visits Licey (3-2) @ 5:05 PM AST


Australian Baseball League

Jeff Lyman (former Springfield-Canberra) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:14-7)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:3-2)

Canberra beat Brisbane 5-3

Brett Zawacki (former Springfield-Melbourne) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the save (7).  (p-s:15-6)(g/f:1-2)

Melbourne beat Sydney 2-0
Sydney Official Site Post Game


Puerto Rican League Championship

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with three walks and two strikeouts.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted eighth.  3-for-4 at the plate.
Hector Hernandez (former Palm Beach-Mayaguez) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck three out.  (g/f:5-3)
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Mayaguez) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the save (6).  (g/f:1-1)

Aaron Bates (former Memphis-Caguas) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and grounded into one double play.
Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Mayaguez beat Caguas 2-1
Primera Hora Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Caguas (2-3) visits Mayaguez (3-2) @ 4:15 PM AST


Colombian League

Notes:
Oakland signed right-handed pitcher Jean Ruiz out of the developmental league: El Universal


Panama League Championship

Urraca beat Cocle 3-2 to sweep the championship round (best of three) and represent Panama in the 2014 Latin American Series: Panama League Official Site


Cuban League

Matanzas took over the lead in the league after Villa Clara lost games: El Nuevo Herald


California Winter League

Thursday's Results:

Wilfrido Pujols (former Johnson City-Palm Desert) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one error.

Canada beat Palm Desert 17-4

Dutch Deol (former Johnson City-British Columbia) started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Bay Area beat British Columbia 8-2

Friday's Results:

Dutch Deol (former Johnson City-British Columbia) entered late in the game in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Midwest beat British Columbia 5-4

Saturday's Results:

Dutch Deol (former Johnson City-British Columbia) started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one error.

Wilfrido Pujols (former Johnson City-Palm Desert) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Palm Desert beat British Columbia 8-7

Sunday's Games:
British Columbia (0-3) visits Oregon (0-2)
Canada (2-1) visits Washington (0-1-1)
Bay Area (2-0-1) visits Palm Springs Power (1-1)
Palm Springs Chill (2-0-1) visits Midwest (2-0)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-25-14: Luis Mateo Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Fernando Salas Strikes Out Three Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win; Ethan Cole Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Six & Two-Thirds For The Win

Julio Lugo - Leones del Escogido


Venezuelan League Championship

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Magallanes beat Caribes 6-5
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Game:
Magallanes (2-0) visits Caribes (0-2) @ 7:00 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one triple, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) entered in the seventh and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:31-20)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Hermosillo beat Navojoa 6-5
LMP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Luis Terrero (Mexico-Licey), Jonathan Albaladejo (Milwaukee free agent-Mayaguez), Manny Acosta (Yomiuri free agent), Francisco Rosario (Mexico free agent-Licey), and Greg Aquino (Sugar Land free agent-Licey) have been invited to Mexico (Triple-A Mexican League) camp: MiLB Official Site

Saturday's Game:
Hermosillo (2-1) visits Navojoa (1-2) @ 6:00 PM MST


Dominican League Championship

Timo Perez (former St. Louis-Licey) entered in the ninth as a pinch hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
D'Angelo Jimenez (former Memphis-Licey) entered in the ninth as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.
Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Licey) entered in the third and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one intentional walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-2)(ir-s:2-0)

Julio Lugo (former St. Louis-Escogido) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Escogido beat Licey 8-0
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Julio Lugo (former St. Louis-Esocgido) is taking every opportunity to play: Escogido Official Site

No Game Scheduled For Saturday


Australian Baseball League

Ethan Cole (former Quad Cities-Canberra) started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, four walks, and struck three out for the winning decision (5-5).  (p-s:89-51)(g/f:10-6)

Canberra beat Brisbane 2-1 in game one of doubleheader

Jeff Lyman (former Springfield-Canberra) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:29-19)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Brisbane beat Canberra 3-2 in game two of doubleheader
Canberra Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Canberra (21-24) visits Brisbane (18-27) @ 11:00 AM AEST
Melbourne (21-24) visits Sydney (23-22) @ 1:30 PM AET
Adelaide (21-24) visits Perth (31-14) @ 11:005 AM AWST


Puerto Rican League Championship

Aaron Bates (former Memphis-Caguas) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one run and two strikeouts.
Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with two two-out RBIs, one sacrifice, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-1 with three walks.
Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Mayaguez) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit and no rund for the save (5).  (g/f:1-2)(ir-s:2-0)

Mayaguez beat Caguas 7-4
Liga PR Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Yadier Molina (St. Louis-Carolina) made a donation to the Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico: Primera Hora

Saturday's Game:
Mayaguez (2-2) visits Caguas (2-2) @ 7:45 PM AST


Colombian League Championship

Thursday's Results:

Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one double and one run.
Javier Colina (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one walk and one caught stealing.
Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Cartagena) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-2 with one run and one walk.
Ricardo Rodriguez (former Memphis-Cartagena) started and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out.

Cartagena beat Monteria 10-5

Notes:
Cartagena will represent Columbia in the 2014 Latin American Series.


Panama League Championship

Veraguas beat Cocle 6-0: Panama League Official Site Post Game

Friday, January 24, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-24-14: Evan MacLane Strikes Out Four & Allows Three Runs Over Six & A Third Innings For The Win; Jeff Lyman Sits Two Batters & Holds One Runner On For The Hold; Javier Colina Collects Two Singles & One RBI



Venezuelan League Championship

Pete Parise (former Memphis-Caribes) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, and one home run.  (g/f:0-1)

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.

Magallanes beat Caribes 5-4
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Friday's Game:
Caribes (0-1) visits Magallanes (1-0) @ 7:30 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Notes:
The LMP presented the uniforms they will wear during the Caribbean Series: LMP Official Site

Odrisamer Despaigne (Cuban free agent-Mexicali) has been given clearance as a free agent and is negotiating with teams to get into spring camp: El Nuevo Herald

Friday's Game:
Hermosillo (1-1) visits Navojoa (1-1) @ 7:30 PM MST


Dominican League Championship

Julio Lugo (former St. Louis-Escogido) started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Escogido) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, three earned runs, one home run, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:7-3)

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one run.

Escogido beat Licey 6-5
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Friday's Game:
Licey (3-1) visits Escogido (1-3) @ 7:35 PM AST


Australian Baseball League

Jeff Lyman (former Springfield-Canberra) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (1).  (p-s:10-6)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Brisbane beat Canberra 4-3 in 13 innings
Canberra Official Site Post Game

Brett Zawacki (former Springfield-Melbourne) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck two out.  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:0-1)

Melbourne beat Sydney 6-3
Sydney Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Canberra (20-23) visits Brisbane (17-26) for a doubleheader beginning @ 1:00 PM AEST
Melbourne (21-23) visits Sydney (22-22) @ 6:00 PM AET
Adelaide (21-23) visits Perth (30-14) @ 7:20 PM AWST


Puerto Rican League Championship

Notes:
There is debate on whether or not to take players from inactive teams for replacements on the championship squad: El Nuevo Dia

Friday's Game:
Caguas (2-1) visits Mayaguez (1-2) @ 7:45 PM AST


Colombian League Championship

Wednesday's Results:

Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Cartagena) entered late in the game at shortstop.
Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Javier Colina (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one RBI and one run.

Cartagena beat Monteria 4-1

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-23-14: Jolbert Cabrera Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Randy Ruiz Singles & Knocks In One Run; Dutch Deol & Wilfrido Pujols Playing In California

Jolbert Cabrera - Tigres de Cartagena


Venezuelan League Championship

Notes:
Caribes and Magallanes held a draft for reinforcements for the championship series: LVBP Official Site

Thursday's Game:
Caribes (0-0) visits Magallanes (0-0) @ 7:30 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-3 with one run and one walk.

Navojoa beat Hermosillo 7-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) talks with the media in the postgame conference: Hermosillo Official Site

No Games Scheduled For Thursday


Dominican League Championship

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 at the plate.
Victor Marte (St. Louis free agent-Licey) entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one intentional walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

Julio Lugo (former St. Louis-Escogido) started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-2 with two walks.

Licey beat Escogido 1-0
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Tony Pena (former St. Louis) met with press to talk about about Aguilas' season turned out, Alex Rodriguez (New York-A-Escogido), Masahiro Tanaka (New York-A), and other MLB items: Aguilas Official Site

Thursday's Game:
Escogido (0-3) visits Licey (3-0)  7:35 PM AST


Australian Baseball League

Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:42-25)(g/f:0-2)

Sydney beat Melbourne 4-3
Sydney Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Canberra (20-22) visits Brisbane (16-26) @ 6:30 PM AEST
Melbourne (20-23) visits Sydney (22-21) @ 7:30 PM AET
Adelaide (21-22) visits Perth (29-14) @ 7:20 PM AWST


Puerto Rican League Championship

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-5 at the plate.
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Mayaguez) entered in the ninth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck three out for the blown save (2).  (g/f:2-0)

Aaron Bates (former Memphis-Caguas) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-3 with one run.
Shaun Garceau (former Springfield-Caguas) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and one home run.  (g/f:0-2)(ir-s:2-1)

Caguas beat Mayaguez 5-4 in 11 innings
Liga PR Official Site Post Game

No Game Scheduled For Thursday


Colombian League Championship

Tuesday's Results:

Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.
Javier Colina (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with two runs and two walks.

Cartagena beat Monteria 8-5


Panama League

Tuesday's Results:

Alllen Cordoba (DSL-Chiriqui) started at shortstop and batted third.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Cocle beat Chiriqui 15-2

Wednesday's Results:

Allen Cordoba (DSL-Chiriqui) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-2 with one walk, one strikeout, and one error.

Cocle beat Chiriqui 11-1

Jonathan Rivera (St. Louis international signing-Herrera) started in the outfield and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Urraca beat Herrera 8-7
Panama League Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Games:
Chriqui (2-10) visits Cocle  (11-2)
Herrera (5-8) visits Urraca (8-5)


California Winter League

Notes:
Dutch Deol (former Johnson City) is listed in the British Columbia roster and Wilfrido Pujols (former Johnson City) with Palm Desert: CWL Official Site

Thursday's Games:
Cochella Valley (0-0) visits Palm Springs (0-0)
Oregon (0-0) visits Palm Springs (0-0)
Palm Desert (0-0) visits Canada (0-0)
Bay Area (0-0) visits British Columbia (0-0)
Washington (0-0) visits Midwest (0-0)


Latin American Series (January 28, 2014)

Tuesday's Games:
Panama Champion visits Rivas (Nicaragua)
San Andres (Veracruz) visits Colombian Champion


Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan)

Brian Falkenborg (former St. Louis-Rakuten) is expected to be in spring camp on time: Yakyubaka

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-22-14: Luis Mateo Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Jonathan Rivera Singles, Triples, & Walks Twice; Amaury Cazana Doubles & Drives In Two Runs

Luis Mateo - Criollos de Caguas



Venezuelan League Round Robin

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-1)

Caribes beat Zulia 11-7
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-3 with two doubles, one RBI, one sac fly, and assisted in two double plays.

Magallanes beat Caracas 8-0
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Pete Parise (former Memphis-Ponce) has signed on to pitch for Caribes after Ponce was eliminated from the Puerto Rican playoffs: El Universal

No Games Scheduled For Wednesday


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Luis Garcia (former New haven-Hermosillo) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Hermosillo beat Navojoa 4-0
LMP Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Game:
Navojoa (0-1) visits Hermosillo (1-0) @ 7:30 PM MST


Dominican League Championship

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started at right field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run and grounded into one double play.

Licey beat Escogido 5-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Game:
Licey (2-0) visits Escogido (0-2) @ 7:35 PM AST


Nicaraguan League Championship

Amaury Cazana (former Memphis-Boer) 1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and one sac fly.

Rivas beat Boer 15-9
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Rivas will represent Nicaragua in the 2014 Latin American Series.


Australian Baseball League

Thursday's Games:
Canberra (20-22) visits Brisbane (16-26) @ 6:30 PM AEST
Melbourne (20-22) visits Sydney (21-21) @ 7:30 PM AET
Adelaide (21-21) visits Perth (28-14) @ 7:20 PM AWST


Puerto Rican League Championship

Aaron Bates (former Memphis-Caguas) entered in the sixth as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-2 with one RBI.
Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one triple, two runs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Mayaguez) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (4).  (g/f:1-0)

Mayaguez beat Caguas 6-4
Liga PR Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Carlos Baerga (former St. Louis-Mayaguez MGR) could make history by winning titles with three separate teams: El Nuevo Dia

Wednesday's Game:
Mayaguez (1-1) visits Caguas (1-1) @ 7:15 PM AST


Panama League

Jonathan Rivera (St. Louis international signing-Herrera) entered late in the game in the outfield and batted seventh.  2-for-2 with one triple, one run, and two walks.

Urraca beat Herrera 8-4
Panama League Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Games:
Chiriqui (2-10) visits Cocle (11-2)
Herrera (5-8) visits Urraca (8-5)


Cuban League

Cienfuegos has released infielders Pavel Quesada and Yoan Manuel Moncada: Cuban-Play

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-21-14: Rafael Ortega Collects Two Singles, Two RBIs, & Two Runs; Breyvic Valera Collects Three Singles, One RBI, & Three Runs; Luis Mateo Invited To Big League Camp

Juan Pena - Tobis de Acayucan


Venezuelan League Round Robin

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (g/f:2-0)

Caribes beat Zulia 6-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Rafael Ortega (St. Louis waiver claim-La Guaira) started in center field and batted leadoff.  2-for-6 with two RBIs, two runs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Joe Thurston (former St. Louis-La Guaira) started at third base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, three runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.
Breyvic Valera (Peoria-La Guaira) started at second base and batted sixth.  3-for-5 with one two-out RBI, three runs, and assisted in one double play.

Caracas beat La Guaira 14-13
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Joe Thurston (former St. Louis-Lara/La Guaira) and Renyel Pinto (former Memphis-La Guaira) are on a list of players willing to reinforce teams in the championship series: Lider

Chris Cody (York-Aguilas) has signed on to pitch for Magallanes: Magallanes Official Site

Magallanes has been waiting since December for Jorge Rondon (Memphis-Aragua) to get the clearance to pitch: Aragua Official Site

Junior Guerra (Wichita free agent-La Guaira) has signed with T&A San Marino (Italy): Mister Baseball

Tuesday's Games:
Zulia (5-10) visits Caribes (9-6) @ 7:30 PM VST
Caracas (9-6) visits Magallanes (10-5) @ 7:30 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Notes:
Veracruz (Triple-A Mexican League) re-signed Lorenzo Barcelo (Veracruz free agent-Aguilas) and Remberro Romo (Veracruz free agent-Mazatlan): XEU Deportes

Tuesday's Game:
Navojoa (0-0) visits Hermosillo (0-0) @ 7:30 PM MST


Veracruz League Championship

Ryan Mulhern (former 2002 draft selection-San Andres) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Acayucan) started at second base and batted second.  1-for-3 with one triple and one sacrifice.
Juan Pena (former Tennessee-Acayucan) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, three walks, and struck six out.

San Andres beat Acayucan 3-1
LIV Official Site Post Game

Notes:
San Andres will represent the Veracruz League in the 2014 Latin American Series.


Dominican League Championship

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one stolen base.
Victor Marte (St. Louis free agent-Licey) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.

Licey beat Escogido 2-1
Listin Diario Post Game

Notes:
Carlos Martinez (St. Louis-Aguilas) worked on his pitches and wanted to face batters with experience to prepare to go into spring training as a starting candidate: Listin Diario

Tuesday's Game:
Escogido (0-1) visits Licey (1-0) @ 5:05 PM AST


Nicaraguan League Championship

Tuesday's Game:
Rivas (3-1) visits Boer (1-3) @ 6:00 PM CST


Puerto Rican League Championship

Notes:
Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) received a non-roster invite to St. Louis MLB spring training: El Nuevo Dia

Tuesday's Game:
Caguas (1-0) visits Mayaguez (0-1) @ 7:45 PM AST


Colombian League Championship

Saturday's Results:

Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at third base and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Javier Colina (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at first base and batted fifth.  3-for-6 with one double, two runs, and one stolen base.

Monteria beat Cartagena 11-9

Tuesday's Game:
Cartagena (1-1) visits Monteria (1-1)


Panama League

Friday's Results:

Allen Cordoba (DSL-Chiriqui) started at shortstop and batted third.  0-for-4 with one RBI and one run.

Herrera beat Chiriqui 4-3

Saturday's Results:

Allen Cordoba (DSL-Chiriqui) started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Urraca beat Chiriqui 4-2

Sunday's Results:

Allen Cordoba (DSL-Chiriqui) started at shortstop and batted third.  0-for-2 with one walk.

Urraca beat Chiriqui 3-0

Allen Cordoda (DSL-Chiriqui) started at shortstop and batted third.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Chriqui beat Urraca 4-2 in game two of doubleheader

Tuesday's Games:
Chirqui (1-10) visits Cocle (10-2)
Herrera (5-6) visits Urraca (6-4)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-20-14: Ryan Mulhern Hits Two Home Runs & Drives In Four Runs; Fernando Salas Sits One Batter & Holds Two On For The Save; Luis Mateo Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run

Ryan Mulhern - Brujos de los Tuxtlas


Venezuelan League Playoffs

Eliezer Alfonso (former Peoria-Magallanes) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Rafael Ortega (St. Louis waiver claim-La Guiara) started in center field and batted leadoff.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Breyvic Valera (Peoria-La Guaira) started in right field and moved to center, batting second.  2-for-5 with two runs and one strikeout.
Joe Thurston (former St. Louis-La Guaira) started at third base and batted third.  4-for-5 with two runs, one strikeout, and one fielding error.

Magallanes beat La Guaira 7-6
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Breyvic Valera (Peoria-Margarita) was surprised to get the call to play for La Guaira: LVBP Official Site

La Guaira is in talks with Alex Cabrera (La Guaira) for a two-year contract: El Universal

La Guaira is also in talks to hire Luis Sojo (former Magallanes MGR) as manager: El Universal

Monday's Games:
Zulia visits Caribes @ 7:30 PM VST
La Guaira visits Caracas @ 7:30 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Championship

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one run and two strikeouts.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (1).  (p-s:1-1)(ir-s:0-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Hermosillo beat Mochis 4-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

No Game Scheduled For Monday


Veracruz League Championship

Ryan Mulhern (former 2002 draft selection-San Andres) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-2 with two home runs, four RBIs, two runs, one sac fly, and one walk.

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Acayucan) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts and grounded into one double play.

San Andres beat Acayucan 5-2
LIV Official Site Post Game


Dominican League Championship

Notes:
Escogido picked up Jesus Feliciano (Veracruz-Carolina), Jordan Lennerton (Detroit-Ponce), Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Escogido/Cibao), and Zack Segovia (Monclova-Azucareros/Cibao): LIDOM Official Site

Monday's Game:
Licey (0-0) visits Escogido (0-0) @ 7:35 PM AST


Nicaraguan League Championship

Amaury Cazana (former Memphis-Boer) 1-for-5 with one run and one strikeout.

Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Rivas) He allowed five hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck six out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:3-7)

Rivas beat Boer 16-7
LNBP Official Site Post Game
La Prensa Post Game

No Game Scheduled For Monday


Australian Baseball League

Former Cardinals:
Brett Zawacki (former Springfield-Melbourne) has made 17 relief appearances posting a 1-1 record, 1.52 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, one hold, and six saves.  He's allowed 18 hits, five runs (four earned), two home runs, eight walks, hit one batter, and struck 33 out over 23.2 innings.
Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) has made 17 relief appearances posting a 0-1 record, 2.79 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and nine holds.  He's allowed 15 hits, six earned runs, five walks, and struck 19 out over 19.1 innings.
Ethan Cole (former Quad Cities-Canberra) has made 11 starts posting a 4-5 record, 4.06 ERA, and 1.141 WHIP.  He's allowed 73 hits, 31 runs (29 earned), three home runs, 18 walks, hit two batters, and struck 37 out over 64.1 innings.
Jeff Lyman (former Springfield-Canberra) has made 11 appearances (six starts) posting a 1-2 record, 4.46 ERA, and 1.54 WHIP.  He's allowed 37 hits, 23 runs (19 earned), one home run, 22 walks, hit two batters, and struck 24 out over 38.1 innings.


Puerto Rican League Championship

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.
Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one ground into double play.

Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-3 with one double, one RBI, was picked off, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.

Caguas beat Mayaguez 5-1
Primera Hora Post Game
El Nuevo Dia Post Game

No Game Scheduled For Monday


Colombian League Championship

Saturday's Results:

Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and one hit by pitch.
Javier Colina (former Memphis-Cartagena) started third base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sacrifice, one sac fly, and one stolen base.
Ricardo Rodriguez (former Memphis-Cartagena) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, three walks, and struck three out for the winnings decision.

Cartagena beat Monteria 11-1
El Heraldo Post Game

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-19-14: Ronny Cedeno Collects Three Singles & One RBI; Luis Garcia Singles, Doubles, & Dives In One Run; Wayne Lundgren Strikes Out Four Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless For The Hold



Venezuelan League Round Robin

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  3-for-4 with one RBI and assisted in on double play.

Magallanes beat Zulia 11-6
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Rafael Ortega (St. Louis waiver claim-La Guaira) started in center field and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Joe Thurston (former St. Louis-La Guiara) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Breyvic Valera (Peoria-La Guiara) entered in the ninth as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one run.

Caribes beat La Guiara 6-5
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Armando Galarraga (Colorado free agent-Caracas) has stirred up a situation in which he feels his manager was on a witch hunt for him: Lider

Orix (Japan) is trying to bring Alex Cabrera (La Guaira) back: Sponichi

Sunday's Games:
Magallanes (9-5) visits La Guaira (5-9) @ 12:00 PM VST
Zulia (4-9) visits Caracas (8-5) @ 8:00 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) entered in the ninth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck four out.  (p-s:24-19)(g/f:1-0)

Hermosillo beat Mochis 3-2 in 11 innings
LMP Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Mochis (3-3) visits Hermosillo (3-3) @ 5:00 PM MST


Dominican League Round Robin

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one intentional walk, and one strikeout.
D'Angelo Jimenez (former Memphis-Licey) entered in the eighth as a pinch hitter and bated ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Victor Marte (St. Louis free agent-Licey) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Cibao) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, six earned runs, hit one batter, and struck four out.  (g/f:8-1)

Licey beat Cibao 9-8

No Games Scheduled For Sunday


Nicaraguan League Championship

Amaury Cazana (former Memphis-Boer) 0-for-4 at the plate.

Rivas beat Boer 6-2
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Boer (1-2) visits Rivas (2-1) @ 11:00 AM CST - Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Rivas) is scheduled to start


Australian Baseball League

Saturday's Results:

Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck four out for the hold (9).  (p-s:28-16)(ir-s:2-0)

Sydney beat Adelaide 4-0
Sydney Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Games:
Canberra (20-22) visits Brisbane (16-26) @ 6:30 PM AEST
Melbourne (20-22) visits Sydney (21-21) @ 7:30 PM AET
Adelaide (21-21) visits Perth (28-14) @ 7:20 PM AWST


Puerto Rican League Championship

Sunday's Game:
Mayaguez (0-0) visits Caguas (0-0) @ 4:15 PM AST


Panama League

Friday's Results:

Jonathan Rivera (St. Louis international signing-Herrera) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Chiriqui beat Herrera 4-1

Saturday's Results:

Jonathan Rivera (St. Louis international signing-Herrera) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.

Herrera beat Chiriqui 4-3
Panama League Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Chiriqui (1-9) visits Urraca (5-4)
Cocle (9-2) visits Herrera (5-5)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-18-13: Breyvic Valera Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Rafael Ortega Singles & Knocks In Two Runs; Jorge Rondon Picked Up For LVBP Postseason

Rafael Ortega - Tiburones de La Guaira


Venezuelan League Round Robin

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:39-22)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:3-0)

Caracas beat Caribes 14-13
El Universal Post Game

Rafael Ortega (St. Louis waiver claim-La Guaira) started in center field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, one intentional walk, and one strikeout.
Joe Thurston (former St. Louis-La Guaira) started at third base and batted third.  4-for-6 with two doubles, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one throwing error.
Beyvic Valera (Peoria-La Guaira) entered in the eighth as a pinch hitter and took over in left field, batting seventh.  1-for-1 with one double and two RBIs.

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in two double plays.
Jorge Rondon (Memphis-Magallanes) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out. (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-3)

La Guaira beat Magallanes 13-5
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Jorge Rondon (Memphis-Aragua) replaces Lew Ford (Baltimore) on the Magallanes roster: Magallanes Official Site and Lider and El Universal

Saturday's Games:
Zulia visits Magallanes @ 5:00 PM VST
Caribes visits La Guaira @ 6:30 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs

Saturday's Games:
Mochis (3-2) visits Hermosillo (2-3) @ 7:00 PM MST


Dominican League Round Robin

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with two runs.

Julio Lugo (former St. Louis-Escogido) started as designated hitter and batted sixth. 1-for-4 at the plate.

Licey beat Escogido 6-1
Listin Diario Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Saturday


Nicaraguan League Championship

Saturday's Game:
Rivas (1-1) visits Boer (1-1) @ 2:00 PM CST


Puerto Rico League Round Robin

Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted sixth.  2-for-3 with one double and one hit by pitch.
Hector Hernandez (former Palm Beach-Mayaguez) entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-2).  (g/f:0-3)

Pete Parise (former Memphis-Ponce) started and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck one out. (g/f:6-2)

Ponce beat Mayaguez 4-3

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Carolina) started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, and three strikeouts.
Juan Caballero (GCL-Carolina) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-2)

Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Aaron Bates (former Memphis-Carolina) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Carolina beat Caguas 9-1

Notes:
Championship schedule between Mayaguez and Caguas is set: Liga PR Official Site

Mayaguez selected Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Carolina) as a backup for the final: El Nuevo Dia

No Games Scheduled For Saturday


Colombian League Championship

Saturday's Games:
Sincelejo (0-0) visits Cartagena (0-0)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-17-14: Breyvic Valera Picked Up For LVBP Playoffs; Angel Castro Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings For The Win; Juan Caballero Holds One Runner On & Pitches One & One Third Scoreless Innings

Brett Zawacki - Melbourne Aces


Venezuelan League Round Robin

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, one home run, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:1-2)

Eliezer Alfonso (former Peoria-Magallanes) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Caribes beat Magallanes 11-8
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Breyvic Valera (Peoria-Margarita) will replace Guider Rodriguez (Texas), who injured his hamstring, on the La Guaira roster: El Universal

Friday's Games:
Caribes (7-5) visits Caracas (7-5) @ 7:30 PM VST
La Guaira (4-8) visits Magallanes (8-4) @ 7:30 PM VST


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs

Russell Branyan (former St. Louis-Mexicali) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Navojoa beat Mexicali 1-0
LMP Official Site Post Game

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Dennys Reyes (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:5-1)
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (2).  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Mochis beat Hermosillo 8-7
LMP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Alex Rodriguez (New York-A) met with Quintana Roo (Triple-A Mexican League) officials while on vacation: XEU Deportes

No Games Scheduled For Friday


Veracruz League Championship

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Acayucan) started at second base and batted second.  1-for-5 with one run.

Acayucan beat San Andres 7-2
LIV Official Site Post Game


Dominican League Round Robin

Miguel Batista (former St. Louis-Cibao) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one walk for the hold (2).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one double and one run.
Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Licey) entered in the third and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, three unearned runs, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:2-1)
Victor Marte (St. Louis free agent-Licey) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and stuck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

Cibao beat Licey 9-6

Julio Lugo (former St. Louis-Escogido) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-4 with one run.

Angel Castro (St. Louis-Aguilas) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, two unearned runs, two walks, and struck five out for the winning decision (1-1).  (g/f:7-5)

Aguilas beat Escogido 4-2
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Aguilas (7-10) visits Cibao (8-9) @ 7:30 PM AST
Licey (8-9) visits Escogido (11-6) @ 7:30 PM AST


Nicaraguan League Championship

Amaury Cazana (former Memphis-Boer) 0-for-3 with one one walk and two strikeouts.

Rivas beat Boer 4-1
LNBP Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Friday


Australian Baseball League

Ethan Cole (former Quad Cities-Canberra) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, two home runs, and struck two out for the losing decision (4-5).  (p-s:102-67)(g/f:12-3)

Perth beat Canberra 6-0
Perth Official Site Post Game

Brett Zawacki (former Springfield-Melbourne) entered in the ninth and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck nine out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:75-53)(g/f:3-3)

Melbourne beat Brisbane 4-2 in 13 innings

Saturday's Games:
Perth (27-13) visits Canberra (19-21) @ 7:00 PM AET
Sydney (20-20) visits Adelaide (20-20) @ 7:00 PM ACT
Brisbane (15-25) visits Melbourne (19-21) @ 7:35 PM AET


Puerto Rican League Round Robin

Aaron Bates (former Memphis-Caguas) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
Shaun Garceau (former Springfield-Caguas) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

Caguas beat Ponce 5-0
Liga PR Official Site Post Game

Juan Caballero (GCL-Carolina) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double and one run.

Mayaguez beat Carolina 7-2
Liga PR Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Carolina (2-9) visits Caguas (7-4) @ 7:15 PM AST
Mayaguez (8-3) visits Ponce (5-6) @ 7:15 PM AST


Panama League

Current Cardinals:
Jonathan Rivera (St. Louis international signing-Herrera) has played in seven games going 4-for-22 (.182) with one double, two RBIs, three runs, two walks, five strikeouts, .250 OBP, .227 SLG, and .477 OPS.

Friday's Doubleheader Games:
Chiriqui (0-7) visits Herrera (3-4)
Uracca (4-3) visits Cocle (8-1)