Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-19-17: Erick Almonte Named Assistant To Baseball Operations For LIDOM; Niko Vasquez Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Pedro Echemendia Pitched Two Scoreless Innings



Korean Baseball Organization Playoffs:

Friday's Game:
Doosan (1-1) visits NC (1-1) @ 4:30 AM


Arizona Fall League:

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and one throwing error.

Peoria beat Surprise 6-4
MLB Official Site Post Game

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one run.

Salt River beat Mesa 6-5
MLB Official Site Post Game

Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-Scottsdale) started at catcher and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one two-out and one strikeout.

Scottsdale beat Glendale 9-5
MLB Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Game:
Mesa (3-5) visits Surprise (4-4) @ 12:35 PM MST
Scottsdale (4-4) visits Peoria (5-3) @ 12:35 PM MST
Glendale (5-3) visits Salt River (3-5) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-Jalisco) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (2).  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:1-0)

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out for the save (1).  (p-s:21-15)(g/f:1-0)

Mochis beat Jalisco 6-5
LMP Official Site Post Game

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one triple, one two-out RBI, and one run.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one intentional walk, grounded into one double play, and one fielding error.

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.

Navojoa beat Obregon 6-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) entered late in the game at catcher.

Mexicali beat Culiacan 2-1
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Hermosillo beat Mazatlan 4-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Games:
Jalisco (5-2) visits Mochis (2-5) @ 7:30 PM MT
Navojoa (3-4) visits Obregon (0-7) @ 7:10 PM MST
Culiacan (5-2) visits Mexicali (4-3) @ 7:30 PM PT
Mazatlan (3-4) visits Hermosillo (6-1) @ 7:30 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Eduardo Sanchez (former St. Louis-Margarita) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:19-14)(g/f:1-2)

Zulia beat Margarita 4-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fourth.
Nick Greenwood (former St. Louis-Caribes) started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, two home runs, one intentional walk, and struck two out for the losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:74-49)(g/f:8-2)

Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) started at first base and batted sixth.  3-for-4 with one two-out RBI and assisted in one double play.

Lara beat Caribes 4-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) stated at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one ground into double play.
Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) entered late in the game as a designated hitter and batted seventh.

Aragua beat Magallanes 11-7
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Pedro Echemendia (Memphis-La Guaira) entered in the ninth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one intentional walk.  (p-s:20-13)(g/f:3-1)

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one triple, one run, one walk, one fielding error, and assisted in two double plays.
Corey Baker (former Memphis-Caracas) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:35-22)(g/f:0-2)

La Guaira beat Caracas 6-2 in 11 innings
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Jerome Williams (former St. Louis-Magallanes) is expected to join Magallanes on October 24th: LVBP Official Site

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) is expected to join Caribes in November: Lider

Thursday's Games:
Zulia (5-2) visits Margarita (3-4) @ 7:00 PM VET
Caribes (1-7) visits Lara (4-3) @ 7:00 PM VET
Caracas (5-3) visits Magallanes (3-4) @ 7:00 PM VET
Aragua (6-1) visits La Guaira (2-5) visits 7:00 PM VET


Dominican League:

Eliezer Alvarez (former Springfield-Escogido) started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Alberto Rosario (St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 and allowed one stolen base.

Estrellas beat Escogido 5-4

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Cibaenas beat Azucareros 2-1 
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Erick Almonte (GCL MGR) was named LIDOM's assistant to baseball operations: LIDOM Official Site

No Games Scheduled For Thursday

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-18-17: Efren Navarro Walks Twice & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Xavier Scruggs Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Arturo Reyes Strikes Out Two Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Hold



Nippon Professional Baseball Playoffs:

Notes:
Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) was removed from the playoff roster with tightness in his left leg: NPB On Reddit Twitter


Korean Baseball Organization Playoffs:

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Doosan beat NC 17-7
Yonhap News Agency Post Game

No Game Scheduled For Thursday


Arizona Fall League:

Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started at catcher and batted sixth.  4-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one run.
John Nogowski (Springfield-Surprise) started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  2-for-5 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Arturo Reyes (Memphis-Surprise) entered in the third and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (p-s:19-12)(g/f:1-1)
Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:29-19)(g/f:1-0)
Josh Lucas (St. Louis-Surprise) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:18-12)

Surprise beat Peoria 10-3
MLB Official Site Post Game

Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Mesa) started at catcher and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.

Mesa beat Salt River 8-5
MLB Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Games:
Peoria (4-3) visits Surprise (4-3) @ 12:35 PM MST
Salt River (2-5) visits Mesa (3-4) @ 12:35 PM MST
Glendale (5-2) visits Scottsdale (3-4) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one two-out, one run, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with one double, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

Navojoa beat Obregon 8-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-2 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, two runs, two walks, and assisted in one double play.

Hermosillo beat Mazatlan 3-1
LMP Official Site Post Game

Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) started at catcher and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

Mexicali beat Culiacan 8-7 in 10 innings
LMP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Iker Franco (former Springfield) had surgery during the 2017 Mexican League season and was released by Culiacan: El Vigia

Wednesday's Games:
Jalisco (5-1) visits Mochis (1-5) @ 7:30 PM MT
Navojoa (2-4) visits Obregon (0-6) @ 7:10 PM MST
Culiacan (5-1) beat Mexicali (3-3) @ 7:30 PM PT
Mazatlan (3-3) visits Hermosillo (5-1) @ 7:30 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Richard Castillo (former Memphis-Zulia) entered in the fourth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck two out.  (p-s:29-22)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Kender Villegas (former Palm Beach-Margarita) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He's allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:20-15)(g/f:3-0)

Margarita beat Zulia 7-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, and grounded into one double play.

Magallanes beat La Guaira 5-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) is expected to make his debut on Wednesday and Ildemaro Vargas (former Springfield-Lara) had surgery on his hand and will take about three weeks to recover: LVBP Official Site and Lider

Wednesday's Games:
Zulia (4-2) visits Margarita (3-3) @ 7:00 PM VET
Caribes (1-6) visits Lara (3-3) @ 7:00 PM VET
Magallanes (3-3) visits Aragua (5-1) @ 7:00 PM VET
La Guaira (1-5) visits Caracas (5-2) @ 7:00 PM VET


Dominican League:

Eliezer Alvarez (former Springfield-Escogido) started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Cibao beat Escogido 7-0
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) entered late in the game in left field and batted third.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Alberto Rosario (St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 at the plate

Estrellas beat Azucareros 5-0
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Estrellas) was recognized for his tenth season as an import player: Estrellas Official Site

Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Azucareros) will make his first bullpen on Friday and is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-Azucareros) and Jayson Aquino (former waiver claim-Azucareros) have been added to the active roster: Azucareros Official Site

Wednesday's Games:
Cibao (3-0) visits Licey (0-3) @ 7:15 PM AST
Escogido (2-1) visits Estrellas @ 7:30 PM AST
Azucareros (0-3) visirs Cibaenas (1-2) @ 8:00 PM AST

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-17-17: Xavier Scruggs Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Five Runs; Sandy Alcantara Strikes Out One Over Three Scoreless Innings; Wilfredo Tovar Doubles, Triples, & Knocks In Two Runs In Doubleheader

Xavier Scruggs - NC Dinos (Eric Thames featured)


Korean Baseball Organization Playoffs:

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  3-for-6 with one home run, five RBIs, two runs, and two strikeouts.

NC beat Doosan 13-5
Yonhap News Agency Post Game

Wednesday's Game:
NC (1-0) visits Doosan (0-1) @ 4:30 AM


Arizona Fall League:

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.

Peoria beat Salt River 6-2
MLB Official Site Post Game

Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-4 with one run, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.
Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surrpise) started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-3 with one double, two RBIs, two runs, two walks, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis-Surprise) started and pitched three innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:40-24)(g/f:8-0)

Surprise beat Surprise 9-8
MLB Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Games:
Scottsdale (2-4) visits Glendale (5-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Surprise (3-3) visits Peoria (4-2) @ 12:35 PM MST
Mesa (2-4) visits Salt River (2-4) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Stats:
Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) has played in five games going 6-for-19 (.326) with one double, one home run, four RBIs, ten total bases, five runs, five walks, four strikeouts, .458 OBP, .526 SLG, and .985 with OPS.
Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) has played five games going 7-for-22 (.318) with two doubles, two home runs, three RBIs, 15 total bases, six runs, one walk, six strikeouts, one cauht stealing,
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) has played in five games going 4-for-17 (.235) with one triple, four RBIs, six total bases, three runs, one walk, two strikeouts, one caught stealing, .350 OBP, .353 SLG, and .703 OPS.
Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) has played in five games going 4-for-18 (.222) with two home runs, four RBIs, ten total bases, two runs, one walk, one stolen bases, three strikeouts, .300 OBP, .556 SLG, and .856 OPS.
Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) has played in five games going 0-for-15 (.000) with one run, two walks, and five strikeouts, .118 OBP, .000 SLG, and .118 OPS.

Jesus Cruz (State College-Jalisco) has made one start posting a 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 0.50 WHIP.  He's allowed two hits, no runs, and struck five out over four innings.
Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-Jalisco) has made three relief appearances posting a 1-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and one hold.  He's allowed one hit, no runs, three walks, hit two batters, and struck two out over 2.2 innings.
Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) has made two relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 3.00 ERA, and 1.67 WHIP.  He's allowed two hits, one earned run, three walks, and struck three out over three innings.

Tuesday's Games:
Jalisco (5-0) visits Mochis (0-5) @ 7:30 PM MT
Navojoa (1-4) visits Obregon (0-5) @ 7:10 PM MST
Culiacan (5-0) visits Mexicali (2-3) @ 7:30 PM PT
Mazatlan (3-2) visits Hermosillo (4-1) @ 7:30 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-5 with one triple, one RBI, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in two double plays.

Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one walk, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Caribes) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, one home run, one intentional walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:2-0)

Caracas beat Caribes 6-3 in game one of doubleheader
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, and assisted in one double play.

Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) entered late in the game at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Caracas beat Caribes 5-4 in game two of doubleheader
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Corey Baker (former Memphis-Caracas) is listed as day-to-day with the flu: LVBP Official Site

Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) arrived in Venezuela after the birth of his child and is expected to debut on Tuesday: Lider

Freddy Garcia (Aragua) will be join the rotation this week: Meridiano

Tuesday's Games:
Zulia (4-1) visits Margarita (2-3) @ 7:00 PM VET
Lara (3-2) visits Aragua (4-1) @ 7:00 PM VET
Magallanes (2-3) visits La Guaira (1-4) @ 7:00 PM VET


Dominican League:

Tuesday's Games:
Escogido (2-0) visits Cibao (2-0) @ 7:30 PM AST
Azucareros (0-2) visits Estrellas (2-0) @ 7:30 PM AST


Nicaraguan League (October 23, 2017):

Notes:
The league will take a break from December 7-18 for the Central American Games: La Prensa

MLB teams could play games at the new Dennis Martinez Stadium in a couple years: La Prensa


Puerto Rican League (January 6, 2018):

Notes:
Yadier Molina (St. Louis-Carolina) is in Puerto Rico donating to Hurricane Maria victims: El Vocero

Monday, October 16, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-16-17: Angel Castro Strikes Out One Over Three Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Maikel Cleto Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings; Efren Navarro Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs



Nippon Professional Baseball Playoffs:

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Rakuten beat Seibu 5-2
Japan Times Post Game

Notes:
Carlos Peguero (former Memphi-Rakuten) left the game with leg tightness: Yakyubaka

Tuesday's Games:
Yokohoma (1-1) visits Hanshin (1-1) @ 5:00 AM ET


Korean Baseball Organization Playoffs:

Tuesday's Game:
NC (0-0) visits Doosan (0-0) @ 4:30 AM


Arizona Fall League:

Stats:
John Nogowski (Springfield-Surprise) has played in one game going 1-for-2 (.500) with one double, two total bases, one run, one walk, .667 OBP, 1.000 SLG, and 1.667 OPS.
Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) has played in four games going 5-for-16 (.313) with one RBI, five total bases, one run, three strikeouts, .313 OBP, .313 SLG, and .625 OPS.
Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) has played in three games going 3-for-10 (.300) with two RBIs, three total bases, one run, four strikeouts, .364 OBP, .300 SLG, and .664 OPS.
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) has played in three games going 3-for-11 (.273) with two RBIs, three total bases, one run, one walk, four strikeouts, .333 OBP, .273 SLG, and .606 OPS.
Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) has played in four games going 3-for-11 (.273) with three total bases, one run, one walk, .333 OBP, .273 SLG, and .606 OPS.
Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-Scottsdale) has played in two games going 2-for-8 (.250) with two total bases, three strikeouts, .250 OBP, .250 SLG, and .500 OPS.
Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Mesa) has played in two games going 1-for-6 (.167) with one double, two RBIs, total bases, two walks, one strikeout, .375 OBP, .333 SLG, and .708 OPS.

Arturo Reyes (Memphis-Surprise) has made two relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP.  He's allowed three hits, no runs, and struck two out over three innings.
Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise) has made two relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 4.50 ERA, and 1.50 WHIP.  He's allowed six hits, three runs (two earned), and struck two out over four innings.
Josh Lucas (St. Louis-Surprise) has made two relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 4.50 ERA, and 0.50 WHIP.  He's allowed one hit, one earned run, hit one batter, and struck three out over two innings.
Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis-Surprise) has made one start posting a 0-1 record, 13.50 ERA, and 3.00 WHIP.  He's allowed four hits, three earned runs, and two walks over two innings.

Monday's Games:
Peoria (3-2) visits Salt River (2-3) @ 12:35 PM MST
Scottsdale (2-3) visits Surprise (2-3) @ 12:35 PM MST
Glendale (4-1) visits Mesa (2-3) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play.

Jalisco beat Obregon 7-1
LMP Official Site Post Game

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) entered in the ninth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks (one intentional), and struck two out.  (p-s:39-20)(g/f:1-2)

Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) entered late in the game at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.

Culiacan beat Mochis 1-0 in 14 innings
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started in right field and moved to first base, batting third.  2-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one walk, and one strikeout.

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in right field and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and one caught stealing.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Hermosillo beat Navojoa 4-1
LMP Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Monday


Venezuelan League:

Stats:
Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) has played in four games going 8-for-18 (.444) with one double, three RBIs, nine total bases, five runs, two walks, one stolen base, three strikeouts, .476 OBP, .500 SLG, and .976 OPS.
Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) has played in five games going 6-for-19 (.316) with one double, four RBIs, seven total bases, one walk, .350 OBP, .368 SLG, and .718 OPS.
Gabriel Lino (Memphis-Lara) has played two games going 2-for-8 (250) with two total bases, one walk, three strikeouts, .333 OBP, .250 SLG, and .583 OPS.
Dennis Ortega (State College-Margarita) has played in one game going 1-for-5 (.200) with one double, one RBI, two total bases, one strikeout, .200 OBP, .400 SLG, and .600 OPS.
Rayder Ascaenio (Palm Beach-Magallanes) has played in two games going 2-for-11 (.182) with one double, one RBI, three total bases, two runs, four strikeouts, .182 OBP, .273 SLG, and .455 OPS.
Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) has played in five games going 2-for-19 (.105) with one double, one RBI, three total bases, one run, three walks, one strikeout, .227 OBP, .158 SLG, and .385 OPS.
Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) has played in four games going 1-for-15 (.067) with one double, two total bases, one run, one walk, .125 OBP, .133 SLG, and .258 OPS.

Pedro Echemendia (Memphis-La Guaira) has made two relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 1.80 WHIP.  He's allowed thre hits, no runs, and struck two out over 1.2 innings.
Nick Greenwood (former St. Louis-Caribes) has made one start posting a 0-1 record, 4.50 ERA, and 2.00 WHIP.  He's allowed eight hits, four runs (two earned), and struck five out over four innings.
Eduardo Sanchez (former St. Louis-Margarita) has made three relief appearances posting a 1-0 record, 4.91 ERA, and 1.64 WHIP.  He's allowed four hits, two earned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck two out over 3.2 innings.
Corey Baker (former Memphis-Caracas) has made one start posting a 0-0 record, 5.40 ERA, and and 1.80 WHIP. He's allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), two walks, hit two batters, and struck one out over 3.1 innings.
Kender Villegas (former Palm Beach-Margarita) has made two relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 19.29 ERA, and 3.00 WHIP.  He's allowed six hits, six runs (five earned), one walk, and struck one out over 2.1 innings.

Monday's Games:
Caracas (3-2) visits Caribes (1-4) for a doubleheader beginning @ 4:00 PM VET


Dominican League:

Alberto Rosario (St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted ninth. 0-for-3 with one ground into double play and one passed ball.

Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas) entered in the fifth and pitched three innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:4-3)

Estrellas beat Cibaenas 3-0
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Luis Cruz (former Memphis-Azucareros) entered late in the game at catcher.

Cibao beat Azucareros 8-7 in 11 innings
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Monday

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-15-17: Wilfredo Tovar Singles Twice, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Three Runs; Ronny Cedeno Collects Four Singles & Two RBIs; Jesus Cruz Strikes Out Five Over Four Scoreless Innings



Nippon Professional Baseball Playoffs:

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Rakuten beat Seibu 4-1
Japan Times Post Game

Monday's Games:
Yokohama (1-1) visits Hanshin (1-1) @ 5:00 AM ET
Rakuten (1-1) visits Seibu (1-1) @ 5:00 AM ET


Korean Baseball Organization Playoffs:

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one RBI, one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

NC beat Lotte 9-0
Yonhap News Agency Post Game
NC won the series taking four of seven games and will face Doosan beginning on Tuesday


Arizona Fall League:

Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Mesa) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.

Glendale beat Mesa 4-3
MLB Official Site Post Game

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Peoria beat Salt River 12-1
MLB Official Site Post Game

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.

Surprise beat Scottsdale 11-1
MLB Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) refines catching skills in AFL: MLB Official Site

No Games Scheduled For Sunday


Mexican Pacific League:

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in centerfield and moved to let, batting fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Jesus Cruz (State College-Jalisco) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out.  (p-s:56-36)(g/f:1-3)
Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-Jalisco) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:18-8)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Jalisco beat Obregon 6-0
LMP Official Site Post Game

Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.

Culiacan beat Mochis 8-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and two strikeouts.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one triple, two two-out RBIs, one run, one hit by pitch, and one throwing error.

Navojoa beat Hermosillo 11-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Obregon (0-4) visits Jalisco (4-0) @ 1;00 PM CT
Mochis (0-4) visits Culiacan (4-0) @ 5:05 PM MT
Mexicali (2-2) visits Mazatlan (2-2) @ 6:00 PM MT
Hermosillo (3-1) visits Navojoa (1-3) @ 5:00 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with one double, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), and one walk.

Caracas beat Margarita 5-4
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Gabriel Lino (Memphis-Lara) started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one intentional walk and two strikeouts.

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-4 with one walk and grounded into two double plays.
Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted sixth.  4-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one sac fly.

Magallanes beat Lara 8-7
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) is expected to arrive in Venezuela on Sunday: LVBP Official Site

Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Caribes) threw a simulated game on Saturday and says he is ready to be activated: LVBP Official Site

No Games Scheduled For Sunday


Dominican League:

Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with two two-out RBIs, one run, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one home run, and one walk.  (g/f:6-1)

Estrellas beat Licey 10-2
Listin Diario Post Game

Eliezer Alvarez (former Springfield-Escogido) entered late in the game as a pinch runner, scored one run, and stole one base.

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  1-for-1 at the plate.

Escogido beat Azucareros 6-5
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Licey (0-2) visits Escogido (1-0) @ 4:00 PM AST
Estrellas (1-0) visits Cibaenas (1-1) @ 5:00 PM AST
Cibao (1-0) visits Azucareros (0-1) @ 5:00 PM


Nicaraguan League (October 23, 2017):

Notes:
Boer and Chinandega will kick off the 2017-18 season but before that Boer and Rivas will hold a benefit game on October 17, 2017 for the Hurricane Nate victims: El Nuevo Diario

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-14-17: Randy Arozarena Hits Two Solo Home Runs; Cedric Hunter Singles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Efren Navarro Singles Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run

Randy Arozarena - Mayos de Navojoa

Nippon Professional Baseball Playoffs:

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Seibu beat Rakuten 10-0

Sunday's Games:
Rakuten (0-1) visits Seibu (1-0) @ 12:00 AM ET
Yokohama (0-1) visits Hanshin (1-0) @ 1:00 AM ET


Korean Baseball Organization Playoffs:

Sunday's Game:
NC (2-2) visits Lotte (2-2) @ 12:00 AM


Arizona Fall League:

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) started in centerfield and batted third.  2-for-5 with one run and two strikeouts.
Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) started at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and two strikeouts.
Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise) entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:25-18)(g/f:3-2)
Arturo Reyes (Memphis-Surprise) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:13-8)
Josh Lucas (St. Louis-Surprise) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:19-12)(g/f:0-2)

Glendale beat Surprise 7-6
MLB Official Site Post Game

Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-Scottsdale) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Salt River beat Scottsdale 6-4
MLB Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Keith Law on Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis-Surprise), Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise), and Josh Lucas (St. Louis-Surprise): ESPN

Saturday's Games:
Mesa (2-2) visits Glendale (3-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Salt River (2-2) visits Peoria (2-2) @ 12:35 PM MST
Surprise (1-3) visits Scottsdale (2-2) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with two two-out RBIs and one walk.

Jalisco beat Obregon 7-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Culiacan beat Mochis 3-0
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started in right field and moved to first base, batting third.  3-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs.

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with two home runs, two RBIs, two runs, and two strikeouts.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Hermosillo beat Navojoa 6-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Obregon (0-3) visits Jalisco (3-0) @ 5:00 PM CT
Mexicali (2-1) visits Mazatlan (1-2) @ 6:00 PM MT
Mochis (0-3) visits Culiacan (3-0) @ 6:05 PM MT
Hermosillo (3-0) visits Navojoa (0-3) @ 7:30 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Kender Villegas (former Palm Beach-Margarita) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, six runs (five earned), and struck one out.  (p-s:29-21)(g/f:3-0)

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted ninth. 0-for-4, one fielding error, and assisted in three double plays.

Caracas beat Margarita 7-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Rayder Ascenio (Palm Beach-Magallanes) started at second base and batted second.  1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Lara beat Magallanes 8-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started at second base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 and assisted in one double play.

Aragua beat Caribes 9-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Lara is hoping Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) will be available to play on Tuesday: LVBP Official Site

Magallanes signed Angel Cabrera (Las Tunas) and Ariel Hechevarria (Industriales) did not make the cut: Magallanes Official Site

Corey Baker (former Memphis-Caracas) had his next start pushed back from Saturday to Monday: El Emergente

Breyvic Valera (St. Louis-Margarita) is dealing with an unknown injury but is still expected to play with Margarita and David Peralta (former Johnson City-Margarita) has not yet received permission to play: El Emergente

Saturday's Games:
Margarita (2-2) visits Caracas (2-2) @ 3:00 PM VET
Lara (3-1) visits Magallanes (1-3) @ 5:00 PM VET
Aragua (3-1) visits Caribes (1-3) @ 6:00 PM VET
La Guaira (1-3) visits Zulia (3-1) @ 7:00 PM VET


Dominican League:

Notes:
With his start on Saturday, Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Estrellas) will break the record for most seasons played by an import player and most played by an import player with one team in the LIDOM: Estrellas Official Site

Saturday's Games:
Estrellas (0-0) visits Licey (0-1) @ 5:00 PM AST
Cibaenas (1-0) visits Cibao (0-0) @ 7:00 PM AST
Escogido (0-0) visits Azucareros (0-0) @ 7:30 PM AST


Advanced Instructional League:

Notes:
St. Louis has pushed back their instructs to January, before spring training: Baseball America

Friday, October 13, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-13-17: Raul Valdes Wins Award In NPB; Rayder Ascanio & Dennis Ortega Each Double & Drive In One Run; Robert Stock Pitched One Scoreless Inning For The Hold



Nippon Professional Baseball:

Notes:
Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Chunichi) received the 2017 Lawson Ticket Speedup Award: Yakubaka


Korean Baseball Organization:

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Lotte beat NC 7-1

No Games Scheduled For Saturday


Arizona Fall League:

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one strikeout, one passed ball, and threw out one of two base runners.
John Nogowski (Springfield-Surprise) started in left field and batted ninth.  1-for-2 with one double, one run, and one walk.

Glendale beat Surprise 8-2
MLB Official Site Post Game

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-3 and assisted in one double play.

Scottsdale beat Salt River 8-0
MLB Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Glendale (2-1) visits Surprise (1-2) @ 12:35 PM MST
Mesa (1-2) visits Peoria (2-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Salt River visits Scottsdale (2-1) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-Jalisco) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk for the hold (1).  (p-s:11-6)(g/f:1-1)

Jalisco beat Mazatlan 7-6
LMP Official Site Post Game

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:22-14)(g/f:1-1)

Mexicali beat Mochis 6-5
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in centerfield and moved to left, batting fifth.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.

Hermosillo beat Obregon 9-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play.

Culiacan beat Navojoa 7-5 in 8 innings
LMP Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Obregon (0-2) visits Jalisco (2-0) @ 7:15 PM CT
Mochis (0-2) visits Culiacan (2-0) @ 7:35 PM  MT
Mexicali (2-0) visits Mazatlan (0-2) @ 8:00 PM MT
Hermosillo (2-0) visits Navojoa (0-2) v@ 7:30 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started as designated hitter and batted second.  0-for-5 with one walk, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.
Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted sixth.  3-for-7 with one double, two runs, one stolen base, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Rayder Ascanio (Palm Beach-Magallanes) started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-7 with one double, one RBI, one run, three strikeouts, and assisted in three double plays.

Magallanes beat Zulia 6-5 in 17 innings
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Dennis Ortega (Peoria-Margarita) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one strikeout, one throwing error, and allowed one stolen base.

Nick Greenwood (former St. Louis-Caribes) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed eight hits, four runs (two earned), and struck five out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:69-44)(g/f:3-3)

Margarita beat Caribes 10-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.

Aragua beat Caracas 4-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Freddy Garcia (Aragua) plans to pitch this winter and retire after: LVBP Official Site

Friday's Games:
Margarita (2-1) visits Caracas (1-2) @ 7:00 PM VET
Magallanes (1-2) visits Lara (2-1) @ 7:00 PM VET
La Guaira (1-2) visits Zulia (2-1) @ 7:00 PM VET
Aragua (2-1) visits Caribes (1-2) @ 7:00 PM VET


Dominican League:

Friday's Game:
Cibaenas (0-0) visits Licey (0-0) @ 7:15 PM AST

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-12-17: Cedric Hunter Hits Twp Solo Home Runs; Niko Vasquez Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Ian Rice Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run



Nippon Professional Baseball:

Notes:
Alejandro Mejia (former DSL-Hiroshima) is out with tonsillitis: Yakyubaka


Arizona Fall League:

Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-Scottsdale) started at catcher and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.

Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Mesa) started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one walk, one strikeout, and threw out two of four base runners.

Mesa beat Scottsdale 9-4
MLB Official Site Post Game

Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Edmundo Sosa (Springfield-Surprise) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one run and one walk.

Surprise beat Salt River 3-1
MLB Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Games:
Peoria (1-1) visits Mesa (1-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Surprise (1-1) visits Glendale (1-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Scottsdale (1-1) visits Salt River (1-1) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in centerfield and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with two home runs, two RBIs, and two runs.

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-2 with one RBI, two runs, three walks, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.

Hermosillo beat Obregon 16-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, one caught stealing, and one fielding error.

Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) entered late in the game at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one run, one strikeout, and threw out one of two base runners.

Culiacan beat Navojoa 5-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-Jalisco) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:7-2)

Jalisco beat Mazatlan 5-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Games:
Mazatlan (0-1) visits Jalisco (1-0) @ 7:15 PM CT
Mexicali (1-0) visits Mochis (0-1) @ 8:00 PM MT
Hermosillo (1-0) visits Obregon (0-1) @ 7:10 PM MST
Culiacan (1-0) visits Navojoa (0-1) @ 7:30 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Kender Villegas (former Palm Beach-Margarita) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:18-12)(g/f:0-1)

Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started at second base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one run.

Caribes beat Margarita 8-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Gabriel Lino (Memphis-Lara) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Aragua beat Lara 5-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-4 and was picked off.
Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one run and two walks.

Zulia beat Magallanes 6-4
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3, one throwing error, and assisted in two double plays.

Caracas beat La Guaira 3-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Freddy Garcia (Aragua) will soon be ready to pitch for Aragua: El Emergente

Thursday's Games:
Margarita (1-1) visits Caribes (1-1) @ 7:00 PM VET
Magallanes (0-2) visits Zulia (2-0) @ 7:00 PM VET
La Guaira (1-1) visits Lara (1-1) @ 7:00 PM VET
Aragua (1-1) visits Caracas (1-1) @ 7:00 PM VET


Dominican League (October 13, 2017):

Notes:
Mike Mayers (Memphis-Escogido) will pitch for Escogido: Listin Diario

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-11-17: Xavier Scruggs Hits A Two-Run Homer; Arturo Reyes Pitched Two Scoreless Innings; Eduardo Sanchez Strikes Out One & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Win



Korean Baseball Organization Playoffs:

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and committed one error.

NC beat Lotte 13-6
Yonhap News Agency Post Game

Thursday's Game:
Lotte (1-2) visits NC (2-1) @ 4:30 AM


Arizona Fall League:

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-2 at the plate.

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) started in centerfield and batted third.  2-for-5 with one RBI, one strikeout, one fielding error, two outfield assists, and assisted in one double play.
Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis-Surprise) started and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, two walks, and threw one wild pitch for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:43-23)(g/f:4-1)
Arturo Reyes (Memphis-Surprise) entered in the third and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits and no runs.  (p-s:21-16)(g/f:3-1)
Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise) entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one unearned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:24-15)(g/f:2-0)
Josh Lucas (St. Louis-Surprise) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:1-0)


Notes:
Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Chicago-A) is playing in instructional league: Chicago-A Official Site

Wednesday's Games:
Peoria (1-0) visits Glendale (0-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Scottsdale (1-0) visits Mesa (0-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Surprise (0-1) visits Salt River (1-0) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Notes:
Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) joined Hermosillo: Hermosillo Official Site

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) made the Obregon roster: Obregon Official Site

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) made the Mochis roster: LMP Official Site

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) and Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) made the Novojoa roster: LMP Official Site

Wednesday's Games:
Obregon (0-0) visits Hermosillo (0-0) @ 7:00 PM MST
Navojoa (0-0) visits Culiacan (0-0) @ 8:05 PM MT
Jalisco (0-0) visits Mazatlan (0-0) @ 8:30 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Eduardo Sanchez (former St. Louis-Margarita) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.


Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one throwing error, and assisted in two double plays.
Corey Baker (former Memphis-Caracas) started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), two walks, hit two batters, and struck one out.  (p-s:54-29)(g/f:2-4)

Pedro Echemendia (Memphis-La Guaira) entered in the seventh and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:17-12)(g/f:1-0)


Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at second base and batted second.  2-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one sacrifice.
Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Notes:
Dennis Ortega (Peoria-Margarita) and Kender Villegas (former Palm Beach-Margarita) made the Margarita roster and Breyvic Valera (St. Louis-Margarita) may join the team in November: LVBP Official Site and Margarita Official Site

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-10-17: Opening Day In Arizona, Mexico, & Venezuela


Cuban League:

Notes:
2017 All-Stars were announced: Baseball de Cuba


Arizona Fall League:

Tuesday's Games:
Glendale (0-0) visits Peoria (0-0) @ 12:35 PM MST
Salt River (0-0) visits Surprise (0-0) @ 12:35 PM MST - Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis) is scheduled to start for Surprise
Mesa (0-0) visits Scottsdale (0-0) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Tuesday's Game:
Mochis (0-0) visits Mexicali (0-0) @ 8:00 PM PT


Venezuelan League:

Notes:
Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) is expected to join Lara on October 15: LVBP Official Site

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) is expected to be an everyday started for Caracas: LVBP Official Site

Pedro Echemendia (Memphis-La Guaira) will be in play on opening day: La Guaira Official Site

Gabriel Lino (Memphis-Lara) is scheduled to start for Lara: Lara Official Site

Miguel Socolovich (Memphis-Caracas) plans to pitch for Caracas in hopes to sign with another organization: El Emergente

Nick Greenwood (former St. Louis-Caribes) is scheduled to start Thursday for Caribes: El Emergente

Richard Castillo (former Memphis-Zulia) will begin the season in the Zulia starting rotation: Lider

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) and Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) will be provide veteran leadership on Magallanes team: Lider

Tuesday's Games:
Margarita (0-0) visits Caribes (0-0) @ 7:00 PM VET - Corey Baker (former Memphis) is scheduled to start for Caracas
Caracas (0-0) visits La Guaira (0-0) @ 7:00 PM VET
Magallanes (0-0) visits Zulia  (0-0) @ 7:00 PM VET
Aragua (0-0) visits Lara (0-0) @ 7:00 PM VET

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-9-17: Randy Ruiz Jersey Heading To Baseball Hall Of Fame; Yadier Molina Anxious To Represent Puerto Rico In World Baseball Classic; List Of Current & Former Cardinals Players On WBC Rosters



Australian Baseball League Championship:

Friday's Game:
Brisbane (23-19) visits Melbourne (26-14)) @ 7:30 PM AET


California Winter League:

Final Regular Season Standings:
1. Palm Spring Chill 11-3
2. Palm Springs Power 11-3
3. Toronto 9-6
4. New York 9-6
5. Oregon 9-6
6. British Columbia 7-6
7. Canada 7-7
8. Hit King 7-7
9. Manitoba 6-9
10. Coachella Valley 5-10
11. Washington 3-12
12. Alberta 3-12

Thursday's Playoff Games:
Manitoba (6-9) visits Hit King (7-7) @ 9:00 AM
Washington (3-12) visits British Columbia (7-6) @ 10:00 AM
Coachella Valley (5-10) visits Canada (7-7) @ 11:30 AM
Alberta (3-12) visits Oregon (9-6) @ 12:30 PM


Caribbean Series:

Final Stats:
Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Zulia) played in four games going 9-for-19 (.474) with two doubles, four RBIs, 11 total bases, three runs, four strikeouts, .474 OBP, .579 SLG, and 1.053 OPS.
Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Licey) played in four games going 2-for-16 (.125) with two total bases, three strikeouts, .125 OBP, .125 SLG, and .250 OPS.
Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Caguas) played in three games going 1-for-11 (.091) with one total base, four strikeouts, .167 OBP, .091 SLG, and .258 OPS.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) played in six games going 1-for-20 (.050) with one total bases, three runs, six walks, three strikeouts, .269 OBP, .050 SLG, and .319 OPS.

Joel Pineiro (former St. Louis-Caguas) made one relief appearance posting a 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 0.00 WHIP.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out over one inning.
J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Caguas) made one relief appearance posting a 0-0 record, 13.50 ERA, and 1.50 WHIP.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run over 0.2 innings.
Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Zulia) made two relief appearances posting a 0-1 record, 36.00 ERA, 5.00 WHIP, and one hold.  He allowed four hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out over one inning.

Notes:
Randy Ruiz's (former MiLB signing-Caguas) jersey will be one of the items on display, from the Caribbean Series, at the Baseball Hall of Fame: MLB Official Site

Miguel Batista (former St. Louis) and Octavio Dotel (former St. Louis) will hold their first seminar on Friday for the education of ballplayers coming up in the Dominican Republic: El Caribe

Caguas arrived home to the welcome of fans after winning the championship: El Nuevo Dia

Misael Siverio (Aguascalientes-Mexicali/Aragua) considered retirement after being released by Seattle and talks Caribbean Series: El Nuevo Herald


World Baseball Classic (March 6, 2017):

Notes:
Tony Pena (former St. Louis-Dominican Republic MGR) said everyone will get a chance to play that was selected for the team: El Caribe

Yadier Molina (St. Louis-Puerto Rico) is very anxious to represent his country in the WBC: El Vocero

Current & Former Cardinals Listed On Rosters:
John Axford (former St. Louis) - Canada
Corey Baker (Memphis) - Israel
Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis) - Puerto Rico
Matt Carpenter (St. Louis) - USA
Brett Cecil (MLB signing) - USA
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis) - Italy
Jaime Garcia (former St. Louis) - Mexico
Sam Gaviglio (former Springfield) - Italy
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield) - USA
Tyler Herron (former Springfield) - Israel
Ty Kelly (former Memphis) - Israel
George Kottaras (former St. Louis) - Canada
Jason Marquis (former St. Louis) - Israel
Carlos Martinez (St. Louis) - Dominican Republic
Yadier Molina (St. Louis) - Puerto Rico
Efren Navarro (former Memphis) - Mexico
Pat Neshek (former St. Louis) - USA
Trey Nielsen (Springfield) - Italy
Seung-Hwan Oh (St. Louis) - Korea
Joel Pineiro (former St. Louis) - Puerto Rico
Edubray Ramos (former VSL) - Venezuela
Alex Reyes (St. Louis) - Dominican Republic
Jamie Romak (former Memphis) - Canada
J.C. Romero (former St. Louis) - Puerto Rico
Alberto Rosario (St. Louis) - Dominican Republic
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis) - Mexico
Ryan Sherriff (Memphis) - Israel
Curt Smith (former Springfield) - Netherlands
Donovan Solano (former Memphis) - Colombia
J.C. Sulbaran (Memphis free agent) - Netherlands
Rowan Wick (Springfield) - Canada

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-8-17: Alex Cora's Caguas Wins Caribbean Series & He Turns Attention To WBC; Ronny Cedeno Showed His Experience During Caribbean Series; J.C. Sulbaran & Curt Smith On Dutch Preliminary WBC Roster



Australian Baseball League:

Notes:
The league is talking with Asian teams about expansion: Fox Sports


Caribbean Series Championship:

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in three double plays.

Caguas beat Mexicali 1-0 in 10 innings
MLB Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Cuba will return for a fifth consecutive season as a special guest in the 2018 Caribbean Series to be held in Barquisimeto, Venezuela: ESPN Deportes

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes/Zulia) showed his experience in the Caribbean Series: Magallanes Official Site

Miguel Batista (former St. Louis), Octavio Dotel (former St. Louis), and others have teamed up to raise awareness with Dominican players in the wake of recent deaths: El Caribe

There was a gun battle several hours before the championship game that left six dead: El Vocero

Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Caribes) is expected in Italy in early March: Mister Baseball

The 2017 Caribbean Series had the best attendance in the past 14 held: ESPN Deportes

2017 All-Caribbean Stars: LVBP Official Site

Alex Cora (former MiLB signing-Caguas GM) was emotionally overjoyed when Caguas won: Primera Hora

The Confederation of the Caribbean will have a meeting in March to discuss adding Panama and their interest in Nicaragua and Colombia: TV Max Deportes


Arizona Winter League:

Notes:
The league says there are still open spots on the rosters: AWL Official Twitter


World Baseball Classic (March 6, 2017):

Notes:
Cuba announced their roster: ESPN Deportes

Rules have been announced: WBC Official Site

Edubray Ramos (former VSL-La Guaira) was placed on the Venezuelan reserve list and could be used in the second round: La Guaira Official Site

J.C. Sulbaran (Memphis free agent) and Curt Smith (former Springfield-Chinandega) were named to the Dutch team that will play spring trainings games from February 12-26, 2017: Mister Baseball

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-7-17: Ronny Cedeno Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Ruben Gotay Walks; Alberto Rosario Added To D.R.'s WBC Preliminary Roster



Caribbean Series:

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Zulia) started at third base and batted second.  2-for-6 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and three strikeouts.

Caguas beat Zulia 9-6
LMP Official Site Post Game

Alexander Ayala (Camaguey-Granma) started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Lazaro Blanco (Granma) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, three walks (one intentional), and struck five out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:103-60)(g/f:6-3)
Livan Moinelo (Pinar del Rio-Granma) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-9)(g/f:1-1)

Mexicali beat Granma 1-0
LMP Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Game:
Caguas (2-3) visits Mexicali (4-1) @ 9:00 PM ET


World Baseball Classic (March 6, 2017):

Notes:
Alberto Rosario (St. Louis-Estrellas) was added to the Dominican Republic's preliminary roster: Listin Diario