Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-11-14: Anthony Garcia Doubles, Drives In Two Runs, & Gives Back To The Community; Rafael Ortega Singles,Walks Three Times, & Scores Four Runs; Angel Castro Strikes Out Four & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings

Anthony Garcia - Gigantes de Carolina

Venezuelan League Round Robin

Rafael Ortega (St. Louis waiver claim-La Guaira) started in center field and batted leadoff.  1-for-2 with four runs, three walks, and one strikeout.
Joe Thurston (former St. Louis-La Guaira) started at third base and batted third.  3-for-4 with two doubles, four RBIs, one sacrifice, one strikeout, one fielding error,l and assisted in one double play.

La Guaira beat Zulia 9-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, and threw one wild pitch for the blown save (2) and losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:1-2)

Caracas beat Caribes 7-6
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Alfredo Pedrigue (Caribes) won his third consecutive Manager of the Year award: LVBP Official Site

Saturday's Games:
Zulia (1-6) visits Magallanes (6-1) @ 5:00 PM VST
Caracas (4-3) visits Caribes (4-3) @ 7:30 PM VST

Mexican Pacific League Playoffs

Saturday's Games:
Mochis (0-0) visits Hermosillo (0-0) @ 7:00 PM MST
Navojoa (0-0) visits Mexicali (0-0) @ 6:00 PM PST

Veracruz League Playoffs

Saturday's Games:
Acayucan (1-1) visits Oluta (1-1)
San Andres (2-0) visits Tuxpan (0-2)

Dominican League Round Robin

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-Licey) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts.

Licey beat Cibao 4-1
Listin Diario Post Game

Julio Lugo (former St. Louis-Escogido) started at second base and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs.

Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Aguilas) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one run, and one intentional walk.
Angel Castro (St. Louis-Aguilas) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), three walks, and struck four out.  (g/f:5-7)

Aguilas beat Escogido 4-3
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Cibao (5-7) visits Escogido (8-4) @ 5:00 PM AST
Licey (6-6) visits Aguilas (5-7) @ 7:30 PM AST

Nicaraguan League Playoffs

Jem Argenal (former GCL-Chinandega) 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) 0-for-4 at the plate.

Rivas beat Chinandega 5-1
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Championship Game:
Rivas (0-0) visits Boer (0-0) @ 6:00 PM CST

Australian Baseball League

Jeff Lyman (former Springfield-Canberra) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck two out.  (p-s:31-18)(g/f:3-1)

Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (7).  (p-s:16-8)(g/f:1-0)

Sydney beat Canberra 9-6
Sydney Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Melbourne (18-19) visits Adelaide (18-19) @ 1:00 PM ACT
Canberra (19-18) visits Sydney (18-19) @ 4:00 PM AET
Brisbane (14-23) visits Perth (24-13) @ 4:05 PM AWST

Puerto Rican League Round Robin

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Jorge Martinez (Cuban-Mayaguez) started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, two walks (one intentional), and struck three out.  (g/f:10-1)

Joel Pineiro (former St. Louis-Ponce) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, two walks, and struck two out.  (g/f:10-4)

Mayaguez beat Ponce 4-3 in 12 innings

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Carolina) started at third base and batted third.  2-for-5 with one caught stealing.
Anthony Garcia (Palm Beach-Carolina) started at right field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Robinson Cancel (former Memphis-Carolina) entered in the fifth as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-2 with one RBI and one walk.
David Kopp (former Memphis-Carolina) entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and one earned run for the hold (1).

Aaron Bates (former Memphis-Caguas) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double and one walk.
Luis Mateo (Springfield-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one stolen base.

Caguas beat Carolina 4-3
El Nuevo Dia Post Game

Anthony Garcia (Palm Beach-Carolina) enlisted Felipe Lopez (former St. Louis) and DJ Koby to help give back to the community: Primera Hora

Saturday's Games:
Caguas (3-3) visits Carolina (1-5) @ 7:15 PM AST
Ponce (3-3) visits Mayaguez (5-1) @ 7:15 PM AST

Colombian League

Current Cardinals:
Jonathan Escudero (GCL-Barranquilla) made seven appearances (two starts) posting a 0-1 record and 4.61 ERA.  He allowed 12 hits, seven earned runs, one home run, eight walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck 13 out over 13.2 innings.

Former Cardinals:
Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) played in 39 games going 57-for-147 (.388) with 15 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 28 RBIs, 88 total bases, 26 runs, 12 walks, six hit by pitches, one sacrifice, four sac flies, four stolen bases, 12 strikeouts, one caught stealing, and .599 SLG.
Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Barranquilla) played in  21 games going 33-for-86 (.384) with ten doubles, one triple, two home runs, ten RBIs, 51 total bases, 16 runs, four walks, two sac flies, one stolen base, 12 strikeouts, and .593 SLG.
Javier Colina (former Memphis-Cartagena) played in 34 games going 34-for-123 (.276) with eight doubles, one triple, three home runs, 28 RBIs, 53 total bases, 25 runs, 11 walks, six hit by pitches, three sac flies, three stolen bases, 15 strikeouts, one caught stealing, and .431 SLG.
Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Cartagena) played in 26 games going 15-for-71 (.211) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs, 22 total bases, ten runs, 11 walks, one hit by pitch, four sacrifices, one sac fly, one stolen base, 18 strikeouts, and .310 SLG.

Ricardo Rodriguez (former Memphis-Cartagena) made 11 starts posting a 4-2 record and 3.30 ERA.  He allowed 58 hits, 28 runs (23 earned), three home runs, 15 walks, hit four batters, threw two wild pitches, and struck 22 out over 62.2 innings.
Jose Calero (former GCL-Sincelejo) made 12 appearances (two starts) posting a 1-2 record and 6.98 ERA.  He allowed 25 hits, 20 runs (15 earned), two home runs, 11 walks, hit four batters, threw three wild pitches, and struck 12 out over 19.1 innings.

Final Standings:
1. Cartagena 32-9-1
2. Monteria 27-15
3. Sincelejo 14-27-1
4. Barranquilla 10-32

Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) won the batting title for the league: El Heraldo

Panama League

Jonathan Rivera (St. Louis international signing-Herrera) started in outfield and batted seventh.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Cocle beat Herrera 12-2
Panama League Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Herrera (0-3) visits Chiriqui (0-2)
Cocle (3-0) visits Urraca (2-0)

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