Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-31-16: Ronald Ramirez Scores One Of Three Runs In Playoff Win; Ronny Cedeno Wants To Manage In LVBP



Australian Baseball League Playoffs:

Adelaide won two of three games over Canberra and advanced to the championship versus Brisbane, beginning on Friday.


Latin American Series:

Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla) scored one run as Barranquilla beat Panama 3-0 and move on to face Rivas in the championship: LCBP Official Site and El Heraldo

Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla) is hitting .308 in the series: El Nuevo Diario

Sunday's Game:
Barranquilla (4-2) vs. Rivas (2-1) @ 5:00 PM


Caribbean Series (February 1, 2016):

Notes:
Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing) would like to manage Magallanes when he retires: El Universal

Monday's Games:
Santurce (Puerto Rico) visits Aragua (Venezuela) @ 2:00 PM ET
Mazatlan (Mexico) visits Escogido (Dominican Republic) @ 7:00 PM ET

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-30-16: Randy Ruiz Singles; Ronald Ramirez Sacrifices Twice; Tony Pena To Be Inducted Into Caribbean Hall Of Fame



Australian Baseball League Playoffs:

Sunday's Game:
Adelaide (1-0) visits Canberra (0-1) for a doubleheader beginning @ 12:00 PM AET


Puerto Rican League Championship:

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-3 at the plate.

Santurce beat Mayaguez 2-0
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Santurce wins the championship four games to two and will play in the Caribbean Series


California Winter League:

Saturday's Games:
British Columbia (3-4-1) visits Alberta (4-4) @ 8:30 AM
New York (4-3) visits Palm Springs Chill (5-1-1) @ 10:00 AM
Bay Area (2-4-1) visits Toronto (4-3) @ 11:00 AM
Washington (1-6) visits Palm Springs Power (4-2) @ 12:30 PM
Midwest (2-4) visits Palm Desert (4-2-1) @ 1:30 PM


Latin American Series:

Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-1 with two sacrifices and one strikeout.

Barranquilla beat Acayucan 1-0
LCBP Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Game:
Barranquilla (2-2) vs. Panama (2-1) @ 4:00 PM


Caribbean Series (February 2, 2016):

Notes:
Escogido is negotiating with Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas/Azucareros/Magallanes) to pitch: ESPN Deportes

25 years ago, Mark Whiten (former St. Louis) was a member of the Lara team that won their first LVBP championship: Lider

Tony Pena (former St. Louis) is one of four Dominican players that will be inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame: Lider

Carlos Peguero (MiLB signing-Cibao) did take part in the Escogido championship celebration in the Dominican Republic: El Caribe


World Baseball Classic Qualifier (February 11, 2016):

Notes:
Jhonny Polanco (former Springfield) was given the green light to pitch for Nicaragua: La Prena

Friday, January 29, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-29-16: Carlos Peguero Will Not Play In Caribbean Series; Jose Martinez Collects Two Singles, One Walk, & One RBI; Beau Riportella Singles, Walks Twice, & Drives In One Run



Venezuelan League Championship:

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Aragua beat Magallanes 8-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) could be added to the Aragua roster for the Caribbean Series: El Universal

Aragua wins the championship four games to two and will head to the Caribbean Series


Australian Baseball League Playoffs:

Saturday's Game:
Adelaide (1-0) visits Canberra (0-1) @ 7:00 PM AET


Puerto Rican League Championship:

Friday's Game:
Mayaguez (2-3) visits Santurce (3-2) @ 7:15 PM AST


California Winter League:

Beau Riportella (former Quad Cities-Midwest) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  1-for-2 with one RBI, three runs, two walks, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Midwest beat Oregon 6-1
CWL Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Washington (1-5) visits Coachella Valley (0-6) @ 8:30 AM
British Columbia (2-3-1) visits Manitoba (4-1-1) @ 10:00 AM
Oregon (2-4) visits Palm Desert (4-2) @ 11:00 AM
Canada (5-1) visits Toronto (3-3) @ 12:30 PM
Alberta (3-3) visits Bay Area (2-3-1) @ 1:30 PM


Latin American Series:

Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run and one strikeout.

Barranquilla beat Panama 4-1
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis-Acayucan) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)

Rivas beat Acayucan 1-0
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Acayucan (1-2) vs. Barranquilla (1-2) @ TBA


Caribbean Series (February 1, 2016):

Notes:
Tony Pena (former St. Louis) was outstanding as both a player and manager: Listin Diario

Carlos Peguero (MiLB signing-Cibao) will not join Escogido in the Caribbean Series: El Caribe


World Baseball Classic Qualifier (February 11, 2016):

Notes:
Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) is listed on the roster for Australia: ABL Official Site

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-28-16: Fidencio Flores Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings; Ronald Ramirez Singles & Drives In One Run; Tyler Herron Strikes Out Two & Holds On Inherited Runner On Base Over One Scoreless Inning



Venezuelan League Championship:

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at second base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Angel Castro (former Memphis-Magallanes) entered in the fourth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and two walks (one intentional).  (p-s:35-17)(g/f:3-2)(ir-s:1-1)

Aragua beat Magallanes 6-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Game:
Aragua (3-2) visits Magallanes (2-3) @ 7:30 PM VET


Australian Baseball League Playoffs:

Friday's Game:
Canberra (0-0) visits Adelaide (0-0) @ 7:00 PM ACT


Puerto Rican League Championship:

Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Mayaguez) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Santurce beat Mayaguez 3-2
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

No Game Scheduled For Thursday


California Winter League:

Beau Riportella (former Quad Cities-Midwest) started at third base and batted seventh.  One walk at the plate.

Manitoba beat Midwest 3-0
CWL Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Games:
New York (4-1) visits Canada (4-1) @ 8:30 AM
Midwest (1-4) visits Oregon (2-3) @ 10:00 AM
Palm Springs Power (3-2) visits Alberta (3-2) @ 11:00 AM
Washington (1-4) visits Manitoba (3-1-1) @ 12:30 PM
Coachella Valley (0-5) visits Palm Springs Chill (3-1-1) @ 1:30 PM


Latin American Series:

Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Rivas) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-3)

Rivas beat Barranquilla 4-1
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Games:
Barranquilla (0-2) visits Panama (2-0) @ 4:00 PM
Acayucan (1-1) visits Rivas (1-1) @ 7:00 PM


Caribbean Series (February 1, 2016):

Notes:
A look at Ciego de Avila: ESPN Deportes

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-27-16: Ivan Maldonado Strikes Out One & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Ronald Ramirez Singles & Doubles; Nick Additon Strikes Out One & Allows Three Runs Over Four & Two-Thirds Innings



Venezuelan League Championship:

Notes:
Magallanes activated Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas/Azucareros): El Emergente

Wednesday's Game:
Magallanes (2-2) visits Aragua (2-2) @ 7:30 PM VET


Dominican League Championship:

Nick Additon (former Memphis-Escogido) started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, one home run, and struck one out.  (g/f:4-2)

Escogido beat Licey 8-4
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Escogido wins the series five games to one and will head to the Caribbean Series


Puerto Rican League Championship:

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Anthony Garcia (Memphis-Mayaguez) entered late in the game in right field and batted eighth.  0-or-1 with one strikeout.
Ivan Maldonado (former MiLB tryout-Mayaguez) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck one out.  (g/f:3-7)

Santurce beat Mayaguez 4-3 in 13 innings
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Game:
Santurce (2-2) visits Mayaguez (2-2) @ 7:15 PM AST


California Winter League:

Beau Riportella (former Quad Cities-Midwest) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Washington beat Midwest 1-0
CWL Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Games:
Bay Area (2-2-1) visits Palm Springs Power (1-3) @ 10:00 AM
Palm Desert (3-2) visits New York (4-0) @ 10:00 AM
Toronto (2-3) visits Oregon (2-2) @ 11:00 AM
Manitoba (2-1-1) visits Midwest (2-2) @ 12:30 PM
Palm Springs Chill (2-1-1) visits British Columbia (2-2-1) @ 1:30 PM


Latin American Series:

Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis-Acayucan) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits and one earned run.  (g/f:1-0)

Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one double and one run.
Jonathan Escudero (Johnson City-Barranquilla) entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed one hit and no runs.

Acayucan beat Barranquilla 9-3
LIV Official Site Post Game

Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Granada) entered in the tenth and pitched four batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-1)

Panama beat Granada 6-3 in 10 innings
TV Max Deportes Post Game

Wednesday's Games:
Panama (1-0) visits Veracruz (1-0) @ 1:30 PM
Barranquilla (0-1) visits Granada (0-1) @ 6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-26-16: Nick Additon Gets The Start For Possible Deciding Game In LIDOM Championship; Hugo Castellanos Travels With LIV Champs To Nicaragua; Angel Castro Could Be Activated In LVBP Championship

Hugo Castellanos (left) - Tobis de Acayucan


Venezuelan League Championship:

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at shortstop and moved to second base, batting eighth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Aragua beat Magallanes 6-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas/Azucareros) is expected to be activated for the fifth game: LVBP Official Site

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) will likely miss the series: El Emergente

No Game Scheduled For Tuesday


Mexican Pacific League Championship:

Mazatlan won the championship four games to one over Mexicali and will head to the Caribbean Series


Dominican League Championship:

Notes:
Nick Additon (former Memphis-Escogido) is going out to have fun in what could be the final game of the series: Listin Diario

Tuesday's Game:
Licey (1-4) visits Escogido (4-1) @ 7:30 PM AST


Puerto Rican League Championship:

Tuesday's Game:
Mayaguez (2-1) visits Santurce (1-2) @ 7:15 PM AST


Latin American Series:

Notes:
Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis) is listed on the Acayucan roster: LIV Official Site

Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla MGR) pre-series interview: El Meridiano

Tuesday's Games:
Acayucan (Veracruz) visits Barranquilla (Colombia) @ 1:30 PM
Panama (Panama) visits Rivas (Nicaragua) @ 6:30 PM

Monday, January 25, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-25-16: Jose Martinez Doubles & Scores Two Runs; Beau Riportella Walks Twice & Scores Three Runs; Jorge Rondon Induces One Ground Out & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base



Venezuelan League Championship:

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one double, two runs, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.

Jorge Rondon (former St. Louis-Aragua) entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:4-3)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Aragua beat Magallanes 5-4 in 12 innings
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) will attempt to run on Monday: El Emergente

Monday's Game:
Magallanes (2-1)  visits Aragua (1-2) @ 7:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Championship:

Monday's Game:
Mexicali (1-3) visits Mazatlan (3-1) @ 8:00 PM MT


Dominican League Championship:

No Games Scheduled Until Tuesday


Australian Baseball League:

Final Regular Season Stats:
Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) made 14 starts posting a 3-7 record, 4.44 ERA, and 1.33 WHIP.  He allowed 84 hits, 44 runs (37 earned), two home runs, 16 walks, hit three batters, and struck 53 out over 75 innings.


Puerto Rican League Championship:

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Anthony Garcia (Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Mayaguez beat Santurce 1-0
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled Until Tuesday


California Winter League:

Beau Riportella (former Quad Cities-Midwest) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with three runs, two walks, and one stolen base.

Midwest beat Palm Springs 6-5
CWL Official Site Post Game

Monday's Games:
Canada (3-0) visits Manitoba (1-1-1)
Oregon (2-1) visits Palm Springs Chill (1-1-1)
Washington (0-3) visits Alberta (1-2)
New York (3-0) visits Toronto (2-1)
Coachella Valley (0-3) visits British Columbia (1-1-1)


Latin American Series (January 26, 2016):

Notes:
Preview of the four teams: LNBP Official Site

Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach) and Jonathan Escudero (Johnson City) are listed on the Barranquilla roster: LCBP Official Site

Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla MGR) is proud of winning his second title in the LCBP but first with the team that he played for: El Heraldo and El Universal

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-24-16: Jonathan Escudero Earns The Win & Advances To Latin American Series; Jose Martinez Singles Twice, Walks Twice, & Scores Two Runs; Wayne Lundgren Strikes Out Seven & Allows Three Runs Over Five & A Third Innings



Venezuelan League Championship:

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with two runs, two walks, and assisted in one double play.

Magallanes beat Aragua 5-4 in 10 innings
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) may miss the remainder of the series: LVBP Official Site

Sunday's Game:
Magallanes (2-0) visits Aragua (0-2) @ 5:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Championship:

Notes:
Edgar Gonzalez (former Memphis-Mazatlan MGR) press conference after game three: Mazatlan Official Site

Sunday's Game:
Mexicali (1-2) visits Mazatlan (2-1) @ 5:00 PM MT


Dominican League Championship:

Jeremy Hefner (MiLB signing-Escogido) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, three walks, and struck three out.  (g/f:4-3)

Escogido beat Licey 7-6
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Escogido (4-0) visits Licey (0-4) @ 5:00 PM AST


Australian Baseball League:

Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck seven out.  (p-s:73-50)(g/f:5-3)

Sydney beat Melbourne 10-8
Sydney Official Site Post Game

Playoffs Begin On Friday


Puerto Rican League Championship:

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) entered late in the game as designated hitter.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Anthony Garcia (Memphis-Mayaguez) entered late in the game in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Santurce beat Mayaguez 5-2
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Santurce (1-1) visits Mayaguez (1-1) @ 4:15 PM AST


Colombian League Championship:

Jonathan Escudero (Johnson City-Barranquilla) earned the win as Barranquilla beat Monteria 8-6 and will advance to the Latin American Series claiming the championship four games to two: LCBP Official Site


California Winter League:

Beau Riportella (former Quad Cities-Midwest) started at first base and batted second.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Toronto beat Midwest 2-1
CWL Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Manitoba (1-1) visits Palm Springs Chill (1-1) @ 1:30 AM
Palm Springs Power (0-2) visits Midwest (1-1) @ 8:30 AM
Bay Area (1-1) visits Palm Desert (2-1) @ 10:00 AM
Canada (2-0) visits Coachella Valley (0-2) @ 11:00 AM
Oregon (2-0) visits New York (2-0) @ 12:30 PM

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-23-16: Ronny Cedeno Singles Twice; Beau Riportella Singles & Walks; Jonathan Rivera Singles; Tidbits On Carlos Peguero, Ozzie Canseco, Gustavo Martinez, & Fidencio Flores



Venezuelan League Championship:

Jorge Rondon (former St. Louis-Aragua) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, hi one batter, threw two wild pitches, and struck one out.  (p-s:22-13)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:2-2)

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one strikeout.  He left the game with a pulled right calf.
Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-1 with one run and one hit by pitch.

Magallanes beat Aragua 14-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) will get the start at shortstop on Saturday so Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) can rest: El Emergente

Saturday's Game:
Aragua (0-1) visits Magallanes (1-0) @ 5:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Championship:

Saturday's Game:
Mexicali (1-1) visits Mazatlan (1-1) @ 6:00 PM MT


Dominican League Championship:

Notes:
The newly signed St. Louis outfielder Carlos Peguero played in 25 games going 17-for-87 (.195) with one double, one triple, two home runs, 11 RBIs. 26 total bases, four runs, 15 walks, one stolen base, 31 strikeouts, .333 OBP, .299 SLG, and 632 OPS with Cibao.  Escogido picked him up for the playoff run before Christmas.  He is currently listed at day-to-day with a groin pull: El Caribe

Saturday's Game:
Licey (0-3) visits Escogido (3-0) @ 5:00 PM AST


Australian Baseball League:

Sunday's Games:
Melbourne (20-34) visits Sydney (25-29) for a doubleheader beginning @ 12:00 PM AET - Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) is scheduled to start game two
Canberra (31-24) visits Adelaide (29-26) @ 12:00 PM ACT
Perth (23-32) visits Brisbane (36-19) @ 2:00 PM AEST


Puerto Rican League Championship:

J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Santurce) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-2)

Mayaguez beat Santurce 4-0
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Game:
Mayaguez (1-0) visits Santurce (0-1) @ 7:15 PM AST


Colombian League Championship:

Saturday's Game:
Monteria (2-3) visits Barranquilla (3-2) @ 5:00 PM


Panama League Championship:

Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 at the plate.

Panama beat Metro 7-0
Panama American Post Game

Panama wins the championship three games to one and will head to the Latin American Series


California Winter League:

January 21, 2016:
Beau Riportella (former Quad Cities-Midwest) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one run and one walk.

Midwest beat Coachella Valley 14-4


Arizona Winter League (January 30, 2016):

Notes:
Meet Ozzie Canseco (former St. Louis): AWL Official Site


Caribbean Series (February 1, 2016):

Notes:
Yuliesky Gourriel (Industriales), Alfredo Despaigne (Granma), and Lourdes Gourriel (Industriales) are listed on the Ciego de Avila roster for the Cuban team: Lider


Latin American Series (February 2, 2016):

Notes:
Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Granada) and Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Boer/Granada) were added to the Rivas roster: La Prensa

Friday, January 22, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-22-16: Luis Mateo Hitless In Three At-Bats As Team Eliminated From LBPRC Playoffs; Jonathan Rivera Strikes Out Once In Three At Bats; Angel Castro Could Be Activated For LVBP Championship



Venezuelan League Championship:

Notes:
Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas/Azucareros) could be included in the Magallanes roster before the series begins: El Emergente

Friday's Game:
Aragua (0-0) visits Magallanes (0-0) @ 7:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Championship:

No Game Scheduled For Friday


Dominican League Championship:

Friday's Game:
Escogido (2-0) visits Licey (0-2) @ 7:30 PM AST


Australian Baseball League:

Saturday's Games:
Melbourne (19-33) visits Sydney (24-28) for a doubleheader beginning @ 3:00 PM AET
Canberra (30-24) visits Adelaide (29-25) @ 7:00 PM ACT
Perth (23-31) visits Brisbane (35-19) @ 6:30 PM AEST


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Santurce beat Caguas 1-0
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Friday's Championship Game:
Santurce (0-0) visits Mayaguez (0-0) @ 7:15 PM AST


Panama League Championship:

Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and one error.

Panama beat Metro 15-2
TV Max Deportes Post Game

Friday's Game:
Panama (2-1) visits Metro (1-2) @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-21-16: Ronny Cedeno Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Nick Additon Strikes Out Two & Allows One Run Over Six & Two-Thirds Innings For The Win; Jonathan Rivera Singles & Doubles



Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Jose Gonzalez (Springfield free agent-La Guaira) started at catcher and batted ninth.  1-for-1 and allowed one stolen base.

Aragua beat La Guaira 10-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double and two two-out RBIs.

Magallanes beat Caribes 4-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Thursday


Mexican Pacific League Championship:

Notes:
Edgar Gonzalez (former Memphis-Mexicali MGR) postgame interview: LMP Official Site

Thursday's Game:
Mazatlan (0-1) visits Mexicali (1-0) @ 7:30 PM PT


Dominican League Championship:

Nick Additon (former Memphis-Escogido) started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the winning decision (2-1).  (g/f:11-2)

Escogido beat Licey 5-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Game:
Licey (0-1) visits Escogido (1-0) @ 5:00 PM AST


Australian Baseball League:

Friday's Games:
Canberra (30-23) visits Adelaide (28-25) @ 7:00 PM ACT
Melbourne (19-33) visits Sydney (24-28) @ 7:30 PM AET
Perth (23-30) visits Brisbane (34-19) @ 6:30 PM AEST


Nicaraguan League Championship:

Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Granada) started and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-1).  (g/f:0-3)

Rivas beat Granada 4-3
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Rivas wins the championship four games to three and will participate in the Latin American Series


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.

Caguas beat Santurce 3-1
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Game:
Caguas (5-7) visits Santurce (5-7) @ 7:15 PM AST


Colombian League Championship:

Thursday's Game:
Barranquilla (3-1) visits Monteria (1-3) @ 7:00 PM


Panama League Championship:

Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) started in right field and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one double, one strikeout, and committed one error.

Panama beat Metro 10-0
TV Max Deportes Post Game

Thursday's Game:
Panama (1-1) visits Metro (1-1) @ 7:00 PM


Latin American Series (January 26, 2016):

Acayucan - Veracruz League Champion

Notes:
Scheduled released: LIV Official Site

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-20-16: Gustavo Martinez Strikes Out Four Over Four Scoreless Innings For The Win; Randy Ruiz Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Ronny Cedeno Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs



Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Jose Gonzalez (Springfield free agent-La Guaira) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts, grounded into one double play, two passed balls, and allowed one stolen base.

La Guaira beat Aragua 5-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Caribes) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:0-2)

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Magallanes beat Caribes 10-4
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas/Azucareros) will join Magallanes after being eliminated from the LIDOM playoffs: Magallanes Official Site

Wednesday's Games:
Aragua (3-3) visits La Guaira (3-3) @ 7:00 PM VET
Caribes (3-3) visits Magallanes (3-3) @ 7:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Championship:

Wednesday's Game:
Mazatlan (0-0) visits Mexicali (0-0) @ 7:30 PM PT


Dominican League Championship:

Notes:
Jeremy Hefner (MiLB signing-Escogido) is scheduled to pitch game four and eight if necessary.

Wednesday's Game:
Escogido (0-0) visits Licey (0-0) @ 7:30 PM AST - Nick Additon (former Memphis-Escogido) is scheduled to start


Australian Baseball League:

Thursday's Games:
Canberra (30-22) visits Adelaide (27-25) @ 7:00 PM ACT
Melbourne (19-33) visits Sydney (24-28) @ 7:30 PM AET
Perth (23-29) visits Brisbane (33-19) @ 6:30 PM AEST


Nicaraguan League Championship:

Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Granada) entered in the fifth and pitched four innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, threw two wild pitches, and struck four out fir the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:4-3)

Granada beat Rivas 5-2
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Games:
Rivas (3-3) visits Granada (3-3) @ 6:00 PM - Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Granada) is scheduled to start


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, three two-out RBIs, and one run.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Anthony Garcia (Memphis-Mayaguez) started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one hit by pitch.

Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Caguas) started a shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and one fielding error.

Mayaguez beat Caguas 6-1
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Game:
Caguas (4-7) visits Santurce (5-6) @ 7:15 PM AST


Veracruz League Championship:

Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis-Acayucan) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.

Acayucan beat Xalapa 2-1

Acayucan wins the series fours games to one and will participate in the Latin American Series


Panama League Championship:

Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one RBI and three strikeouts.

Metro beat Panama 6-2
Panama American Post Game
TV Max Deportes Post Game

Wednesday's Game:
Panama (0-1) visits Metro (1-0) @ 7:00 PM


World Baseball Classic Qualifier (February 11, 2016):

Notes:
Edgar Renteria (former St. Louis) is general manager for Colombia, Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach) is manager, and Neder Horta (former St. Louis scout) and Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis) are coaches for the team: El Heraldo

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-19-16: Ronald Ramirez Singles & Drives In One Run; Eugenio Velez Walks & Knocks In One Run; J.C. Romero Faced Four Batters & Earned The Hold



Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Tuesday's Games:
Aragua (3-2) visits La Guaira (2-3) @ 7:00 PM VET
Caribes (3-2) visits Magallanes (2-3) @ 7:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs:

Championship Begins On Wednesday


Dominican League Playoffs:

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted third.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.

Escogido beat Azucareros 7-2
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Championship Begins On Wednesday


Nicaraguan League Championship:

Tuesday's Game:
Granada (3-2) visits Rivas (2-3) @ 6:00 PM


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Santurce) entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and one walk for the hold (2).  (g/f:1-0)

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
Anthony Garcia (Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) entered late in the game at third base and batted ninth.  One walk at the plate.

Santurce beat Mayaguez 4-1
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Game:
Mayaguez (7-4) visits Caguas (4-6) @ 7:15 PM AST


Colombian League Championship:

January 17. 2016:

Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one RBI.

Barranquilla beat Monteria 4-2
LCBP Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Game:
Barranquilla (2-0) visits Monteria )0-2) @ 7:00 PM


Veracruz League Championship:

Tuesday's Game:
Acayucan (3-1) visits Xalapa (1-3)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-18-16: Jeremy Hefner Strikes Out One & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Audry Perez Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Pedro Rodriguez Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters For The Save



Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Jose Gonzalez (Springfield free agent-La Guaira) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one run, one sacrifice, one hit by pitch, one throwing error, and threw out one base runner.

Jorge Rondon (former St. Louis-Aragua) entered in the seventh and pitched one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:2-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Aragua beat La Guaira 8-4
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with two runs and two strikeouts.

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (5).  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:0-1)

Caribes beat Magallanes 6-5
LVBP Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Monday


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs:

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-2, one throwing error, and allowed two stolen bases.

Mazatlan beat Obregon 6-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Monday's Games:
Mazatlan (3-3) visits Obregon (3-3) @ 7:30 PM  MST
Navojoa (3-3) visits Mexicali (3-3) @ 7:30 PM PT


Dominican League Playoffs:

Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, four runs (three earned), and struck two out for the losing decision (0-3).  (g/f:2-0)

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted third.  2-for-5 with one double and one run.

Azucareros beat Estrellas 10-5
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Jeremy Hefner (MiLB signing-Escogido) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:7-5)

Escogido beat Licey 3-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Monday


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Santurce) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk for the hold (1).  (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-3 with one run and one walk.

Santurce beat Caguas 8-6

Monday's Game:
Santurce (4-6) visits Mayaguez (7-3) @ 7:15 PM AST


Colombian League Championship:

January 16, 2016:
Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Barranquilla beat Monteria 9-0
LCBP Official Site Post Game


Veracruz League Championship:

Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis-Acayucan) entered in the seventh and pitched two-thirds of an inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.

Xalapa beat Acayucan 7-5
LIV Official Site Post Game

Monday's Game:
Acayucan (3-1) visits Xalapa (1-3) @ 6:30 PM

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-17-16: Fidencio Flores Strikes Out Five Over Six & A Third Scoreless Innings; Ronny Cedeno Singles Three Times, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Hugo Castellanos Pitched One Hitless/Scoreless Inning



Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Jose Gonzalez (Springfield-La Guaira) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one run, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.

Aragua beat La Guaira 9-5
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) entered late in the game at second base and batted second.  0-for-1 with one run.
Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  4-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, and one stolen base.

Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Caribes) entered in the fourth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one home run, and one walk.  (p-s:15-9)(g/f:0-1)

Magallanes beat Caribes 19-0
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Edubray Ramos (former VSL) has now left the La Guaira as requested by Philadelphia: LVBP Official Site

Sunday's Games:
La Guaira (2-2) visits Aragua (2-2) @ 4:30 PM VET
Magallanes (2-2) visits Caribes (2-2) @ 7:00 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs:

Sunday's Games:
Navojoa (2-3) visits Mexicali (3-2) @ 3:00 PM PT
Mazatlan (2-3) visits Obregon (3-2) @ 5:00 PM MST


Dominican League Playoffs:

Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one run, picked one base runner off, and allowed one stolen base.

Estrellas beat Licey 7-4
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.

Escogido beat Azucareros 10-5
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Estrellas (6-11) visits Azucareros (8-9) @ 5:00 PM AST
Licey (12-5) visits Escogido (8-9) @ 5:00 PM AST


Australian Baseball League:

Stats:
Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) has made 13 starts posting a 3-7 record, 4.39 ERA, and 1.32 WHIP.  He's allowed 77 hits, 41 runs (34 earned), two home runs, 15 walks, hit three batters, and struck 46 out over 69.2 innings.

No Games Scheduled Until Thursday


Nicaraguan League Championship:

Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Granada) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed   He allowed one hit, no runs, six walks, and struck five out.  (g/f:3-10)

Granada beat Rivas 5-4 in 13 innings
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Rivas (2-2) visits Granada (2-2) @ 4:00 PM


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play.
Ivan Maldonado (former MiLB tryout-Mayaguez) started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck three out.  (g/f:3-0)

Mayaguez beat Santurce 7-1
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Santurce (3-6) visits Caguas (4-5) @ 4:15 PM AST


Colombian League Championship:

Notes:
Tidbits on Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach-Barranquilla MGR) and the two teams playing in the championship: LCBP Official Site and El Heraldo


Veracruz League Championship:

Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis-Acayucan) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (g/f:2-0)

Acayucan beat Xalapa 7-4
LIV Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Acayucan (3-0) visits Xalapa (0-3) @ 4:00 PM


Panama League:

Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Metro beat Cocle 4-3

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-16-16: Eugenio Velez Singles, Triples, & Drives In One Run; Jose Gonzalez Knocked In One Run; Eliezer Alfonzo & Ildemaro Vargas Received Votes For LVBP MVP



Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run for the save (1).  (p-s:17-10)(g/f:2-0)

Caribes beat Magallanes 2-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Jose Gonzalez (Springfield free agent-La Guaira) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one run, two sacrifices, and one strikeout.
Edubray Ramos (former VSL-La Guaira) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and two walks for the hold (3).   (p-s:35-20)(g/f:2-1)

La Guaira beat Aragua 7-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Eliezer Alfonzo (former Peoria-Margarita) and Ildemaro Vargas (former Palm Beach-Lara) received votes MVP: El Universal

Saturday's Games:
La Guaira (2-1) visits Aragua (1-2) @ 5:30 PM VET
Magallanes (1-2) visits Caribes (2-1) @ 7:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs:

No Games Scheduled For Saturday


Dominican League Playoffs:

Alberto Rosario (Memphis free agent-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one walk, one strikeout, and one pickoff error.
Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) entered late in the game at catcher.
Sam Gaviglio (former Springfield-Estrellas) started and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, and three walks for the losing decision (0-1).  (g/f:2-0)

Escogido beat Estrellas 7-3
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted third.  2-for-7 with one triple, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Angel Castro (former Memphis-Azucareros) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out.  (g/f:5-2)

Azucareros beat Licey 10-7 in 13 innings
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Estrellas (5-10) visits Licey (12-3) @ 7:30 PM AST
Escogido (6-9) visits Azucareros (7-8) @ 7:30 PM AST


Australian Baseball League:

Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Sydney) started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed ten hits, seven earned runs, three walks, struck one out, and picked one runner off for the losing decision (3-7).  ( p-s: 76-49)(g/f:4-5)

Canberra beat Sydney 7-4
Canberra Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Brisbane (33-18) visits Melbourne (18-33) @ 1:05 PM AET
Adelaide (27-24) visits Perth (22-29) @ 1:05 PM AWST
Sydney (24-27) visits Canberra (29-22) @ 5:00 PM AET


Nicaraguan League Championship:

Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Granada) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, two home runs, threw one wild pitch, one walk, and struck eight out.  (g/f:9-2)

Granada beat Rivas 5-4
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Game:
Granada (1-2) visits Rivas (2-1) @ 4:00 PM


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Anthony Garcia (Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 at the plate.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Caguas beat Mayaguez 1-0
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Game:
Santurce (3-5) visits Mayaguez (6-3) @ 7:15 PM AST


Colombian League Championship:

Saturday's Game:
Monteria (23-19) visits Barranquilla (26-16) @ 5:00 PM


Panama League:

Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Cocle beat Metro 7-4


Arizona Winter League (February 3, 2016):

Notes:
Ozzie Canseco (former St. Louis) will be coaching this winter/spring: AWL Official Site

Friday, January 15, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-15-16: Nick Additon Strikes Out Three & Induces Ten Ground Outs Over Six Scoreless Innings; Eugenio Velez Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Alberto Rosario Singles & Knocks In One Run



Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Notes:
Philadelphia has pulled Edubray Ramos (former VSL-La Guaira) from further action in LVBP: El Emergente

Friday's Games:
Magallanes (1-1) visits Caribes (1-1) @ 7:30 PM VET
La Guaira (1-1) visits Aragua (1-1) @ 7:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs:

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.

Obregon beat Mazatlan 5-4 in 10 innings
LMP Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Mexicali (2-2) visits Navojoa (2-2) @ 7:30 PM MST
Obregon (3-1) visits Mazatlan (1-3) @ 8:00 PM MT


Dominican League Playoffs:

Alberto Rosario (Memphis free agent-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, three strikeouts, one caught stealing, and allowed one stolen base.

Estrellas beat Licey 4-0
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted third.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and one sacrifice.

Nick Additon (former Memphis-Escogido) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (g/f:10-1)

Azucareros beat Escogido 8-3
LIDOM official Site Post Game

Notes:
Jorge Sosa (former St. Louis-Escogido) comments about the first female physiotherapist in the clubhouse: El Caribe

Friday's Games:
Escogido (6-9) visits Estrellas (5-10) @ 7:30 PM AST
Azucareros (7-8) visits Licey (12-3) @ 7:30 PM AST


Australian Baseball League:

Saturday's Games:
Sydney (23-26) visits Canberra (28-21) for a doubleheader beginning @ 4:00 PM AET
Brisbane (32-18) visits Melbourne (18-32) @ 6:05 PM AET
Adelaide (26-24) visits Perth (22-28) @ 7:05 PM AWST


Nicaraguan League Championship:

Friday's Game:
Rivas (2-0) visits Granada (0-2) @ 6:00 PM


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one double, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Santurce) entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Santurce beat Caguas 8-2
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Friday's Game:
Caguas (3-5) visits Mayaguez (6-2) @ 7:15 PM AST


Colombian League Championship:

Friday's Game:
Monteria (23-19) visits Barranquilla (26-16) @ 5:00 PM


Veracruz League Championship:

Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis-Acayucan) entered in the tenth and pitched a third of an inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.

Xalapa and Acayucan tied 2-2, suspended after 11th inning
LIV Official Site Announcement


Panama League:

Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Veraguas beat Metro 4-0

Friday's Games:
Veraguas (8-20) visits Panama (17-9) @ 4:00 PM
Metro (16-11) visits Cocle (13-14) @ 7:00 PM


Cuban League:

Notes:
Yulieski Gourriel (Industriales) was named Player of the Week: Baseball Cuba

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-14-16: Jeremy Hefner Strikes Out Two & Allows One Run Over Four & A Third Innings; Ronny Cedeno Knocks In One Run; Eduardo Sanchez Shut Down For Remainder Of LVBP



Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Jose Gonzalez (Springfield free agent-La Guaira) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one walk, one hit by pitch, and threw out one base runner.

Aragua beat La Guaira 7-0
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with one RBI.

Caribes beat Magallanes 10-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Aragua has shutdown Eduardo Sanchez (former St. Louis) for the rest of the winter season: LVBP Official Site  and El Emergente

No Games Scheduled For Thursday


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs:

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-3 and threw out one of two base runners.

Obregon beat Mazatlan 4-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
LMP released the design for their uniforms for the Caribbean Series: LMP Official Site

Thursday's Games:
Mexicali (2-1) visits Navojoa (1-2) @ 7:30 PM MST
Obregon (2-1) visits Mazatlan (1-2) @ 8:00 PM MT


Dominican League Playoffs:

Jeremy Hefner (MiLB signing-Escogido) started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, and struck two out.  (g/f:6-2)

Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one strikeout.

Escogido beat Estrellas 5-2
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted second.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Azucareros beat Licey 3-0
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Games:
Licey (12-2) visits Estrellas (4-10) @ 7:30 PM AST
Azucareros (6-8) visits Escogido (6-8) @ 7:30 PM AST


Australian Baseball League:

Friday's Games:
Sydney (23-25) visits Canberra (27-21) @ 7:00 PM AET
Brisbane (31-18) visits Melbourne (18-31) @ 7:05 PM AET
Adelaide (25-24) visits Perth (22-27) @ 7:05 PM AWST


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one sacrifice and two strikeouts.
Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Anthony Garcia (Memphis-Mayaguez) entered late in the game in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Mayaguez) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the hold (1).

Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-4 with one run, one walk, three sacrifices, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.

Mayaguez beat Caguas 7-5 in 16 innings
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Game:
Caguas (3-4) visits Santurce (2-5) @ 7:15 PM AST


Colombian League Playoffs:

Thursday's Game:
Sincelejo (1-3) visits Monteria (3-1) @ 7:00 PM


Veracruz League Championship:

Thursday's Game:
Xalapa (0-1) visits Acayucan (1-0) @ 1:30 PM


Panama League:

Stats:
Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) has played in 25 games going 34-for-96 (.354) with two triples, two home runs, 19 RBIs, 11 runs, .392 OBP, .500 SLG, and .892 OPS.

Thursday's Games:
Cocle (13-14) visits Panama (17-9) @ 4:00 PM
Veraguas (7-20) visits Metro (16-10) @ 7:00 PM


Caribbean Series (February 1, 2016):

Notes:
Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Cibao) and others have been invited to participate in the Home Run Derby: El Emergente

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-13-16: Edubray Ramos Strikes Out Two Over One & Two-Thirds Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Jose Gonzalez Doubles; Ronny Cedeno & Eduardo Sanchez Out Of Action With Injuries



Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Jorge Rondon (former St. Louis-Aragua) entered in the fourth and pitched 1.1 innings.   He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one walk, threw two wild pitches, and struck two out.  (p-s:28-17)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Jose Gonzalez (Springfield free agent-La Guaira) started at catcher and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Edubray Ramos (former VSL-La Guaira) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:13-10)(g/f:1-2)

La Guaira beat Aragua 8-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.

Magallanes beat Caribes 8-4
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes) sat out with discomfort in left shoulder: LVBP Official Site

Eduardo Sanchez (former St. Louis-Aragua) is dealing with a strained right tricep and may miss the series: Aragua Official Site

Aragua had planned to use Eduardo Sanchez (former St. Louis) is the closer role: El Emergente

Wednesday's Games:
Aragua (0-1) visits La Guaira (1-0) @ 7:00 PM VET
Caribes (0-1) visits Magallanes (1-0) @ 7:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs:

Wednesday's Games:
Mexican (2-0) visits Navojoa (0-2) @ 7:30 PM MST
Obregon (1-1) visits Mazatlan (1-1) @ 8:00 PM MT


Dominican League Playoffs:

Wednesday's Games:
Escogido (5-8) visits Estrellas (4-9) @ 7:30 PM AST
Azucareros (5-8) visits Licey (12-1) @ 7:30 PM AST


Australian Baseball League:

Thursday's Games:
Sydney (23-25) visits Canberra (27-21) @ 7:00 PM AET
Brisbane (30-18) visits Melbourne (18-30) @ 7:05 PM AET
Adelaide (24-24) visits Perth (22-26) @ 7:05 PM AWST


Nicaraguan League Championship:

Wednesday's Game:
Rivas (1-0) visits Granada (0-1) @ 6:00 PM


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Anthony Garcia (Memphis-Mayaguez) entered late in the game in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Santurce) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and hit one batter.  (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Mayaguez beat Santurce 3-0
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Game:
Mayaguez (5-2) visits Caguas (3-3) @ 7:15 PM AST


Colombian League Playoffs:

Wednesday's Game:
Monteria (2-1) visits Sincelejo (1-2) @ 7:00 PM


Veracruz League Championship:

Wednesday's Game:
Xalapa (12-16-1) visits Acayucan (15-10-1) @ 1:30 PM


Panama League:

Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Cocle beat Metro 2-1

No Games Scheduled For Wednesday


World Baseball Classic:

Notes:
Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach) will manage the Colombian team and Donovan Solano (former Memphis) is expected on the roster: LCBP Official Site

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Venezuelan League Playoffs:

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (3).  (p-s:10-6)

Breyvic Valera (Springfield-Margarita) started in left field and batted second.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Eliezer Alfonzo (former Peoria-Margarita) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-3 with one strikeout.

Caribes beat Margarita 1-0
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Games:
Aragua (0-0) visits La Guaira (0-0) @ 7:00 PM VET
Caribes (0-0) visits Magallanes (0-0) @ 7:30 PM VET


Mexican Pacific League Playoffs:

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Obregon) entered late in game as pinch hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Mazatlan beat Obregon 8-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Tuesday


Dominican League Playoffs:

Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 at the plate.
Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-2).  (g/f:5-1)

Escogido beat Estrellas 6-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted third.  0-for-5 with one strikeout and one fielding error.

Licey beat Azucareros 5-3
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Tuesday


Nicaraguan League Championship:

Tuesday's Game:
Rivas (20-22) visits Granada (24-18) @ 6:00 PM


Puerto Rican League Playoffs:

Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Caguas) started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one grounded into one double play.

Caguas beat Santurce 3-0
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Game:
Santurce (2-4) visits Mayaguez (4-2) @ 7:15 PM AST


Veracruz League Playoffs:

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-San Andres) entered late in the game in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Omar Javier (former Johnson City-San Andres) seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and hit one batter.

Acayucan beat San Andres 4-3
LIV Official Site Post Game


Panama League:

Jonathan Rivera (GCL-Metro) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Metro beat Veraguas 4-2

Tuesday's Games:
Cocle (12-14) visits Metro (16-9) @ 4:00 PM
Veraguas (7-19) visits Panama (16-9) @ 7:00 PM


Latin American Games (January 26, 2016):

Notes:
Nicaragua released some information on events leading up to the opening game: El Nuevo Diario