Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-24-17: Luis Urueta Talks Edgar Renteria & World Baseball Classic; Ronny Cedeno Singles, Homers, Walks Twice, & Drives In Three Runs Before Game Suspended; Evan MacLane Holds A 2-0 Record & 2.73 ERA In Five Starts In LIDOM Playoffs
Venezuelan League Playoffs:
Ildemaro Vargas (former Palm Beach-Lara) started at second base and batted second. 0-for-4 with one walk.
Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Lara) entered in the eighth and pitched to five batters. He allowed three hits, one earned run, and one home run. (p-s:16-11)(g/f:0-1)
Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Zulia) started at third base and batted eighth. 2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), one run, two walks, and one stolen base.
Lara and Zulia tied 7-7, suspended after ten innings
Game was suspended due to violence in the stands: LVBP Official Site
Lara (0-2) visits Zulia (2-0) @ 7:00 PM VET
Mexican Pacific League Championship:
Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Mochis) has played in 14 games going 12-for-53 (.226) with one double, one triple, three home runs, eight RBIs, 24 total bases, nine runs, two walks, two stolen bases, six strikeouts, two caught stealing, .250 OBP, .453 SLG, and .703 OPS.
Mochis (1-1) visits Mexicali (1-1) @ 7:30 PM PT
Dominican League Playoffs:
Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Licey) has played in 18 games going 16-for-46 (.348) with four doubles, six RBIs, 20 total bases, eight runs, four walks, one stolen base, six strikeouts, .415 OBP, .435 SLG, and .850 OPS.
Brayan Pena (St. Louis free agent-Cibaenas) has played in 13 games going 7-for-29 (.241) with two doubles, five RBIs, nine total bases, five runs, three walks, five strikeouts, .313 OBP, .310 SLG, and .623 OPS.
Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Cibaenas) has played in 13 games going 8-for-39 (.205) with three doubles, six RBIs, 11 total bases, one run, four walks, eight strikeouts, .311 OBP, .282 SLG, and .593 OPS.
Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Licey) has made five starts posting a 2-0 record, 2.73 ERA, and 1.04 WHIP. He's allowed 29 hits, ten runs (nine earned), three home runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck 14 out over 29.2 innings.
Licey (2-2) visits Cibaenas (2-2) @ 8:00 PM AST
Puerto Rican League Championship:
Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Caguas) has played in 13 games going 14-for-45 (.311) with three doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs, 20 total bases, four runs, five walks, ten strikeouts, .380 OBP, .444 SLG, and .824 OPS.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) has played in 13 games going 13-for-44 (.295) with four doubles, seven RBIs, 17 total bases, four runs, nine walks, 12 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .426 OBP, .386 SLG, and .812 OPS.
Hector Hernandez (former Palm Beach-Santurce) has made two relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 0.00 WHIP. He's allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out over two innings.
Justin Wright (Memphis free agent-Caguas) has made five relief appearances posting a 1-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 2.14 WHIP. He's allowed three hits, two unearned runs, two walks, and struck three out over 2.1 innings.
J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Santurce) has made seven relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 1.59 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and three holds. He's allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, three walks, hit one batter, and struck five out over 5.2 innings.
Caguas will retire Ivan Rodriguez's number: Primera Hora
No Game Scheduled Until Wednesday
Colombian League Championship:
Jose Calero (former GCL-Sincelejo) has a 0-1 record and 3.86 ERA. He allowed three hits, three runs (one earned), and one walk over 2.1 innings.
Jose Almarante (former Memphis-Sincelejo) has a 0-0 record and 10.80 ERA. He allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), one home run, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out over 1.2 innings.
California Winter League:
Katie Griffith (Hit King) became the first woman to pitch in the league: CWL Official Site
Caribbean Series (February 1, 2017):
Cuba has filed paperwork to become a permanent member of the Caribbean Series. The board is still considering Nicaragua, Panama, and Colombia: ESPN Deportes
World Baseball Classic (March 6, 2017):
Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach-Colombia MGR) talks Edgar Renteria (former St. Louis) and the Colombian team: El Heraldo