Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-26-17: Evan MacLane Strikes Out Two Over Seven Scoreless Innings For The Win; Ruben Gotay Singles & Walks Twice; Adam Ottavino & Daniel Descalso Not Participating In World Baseball Classic With Italy

Venezuelan League Championship:

Ildemaro Vargas (former Palm Beach-Lara) started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with two walks, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Zulia) started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and one throwing error.

Zulia beat Lara 5-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Zulia won the series four games to one over Lara and will head to the Caribbean Series.

Mexican Pacific League Championship:

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Mochis) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, and two strikeouts.

Mexicali beat Mochis 6-1
LMP Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Game:
Mochis (2-2) visits Mexicali (2-2) @ 7:30 PM PT

Dominican League Championship:

Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out. (ir-s:2-1)

Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Licey) started at second base and batted second.  1-for-4 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.
Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Licey) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (3-0).  (g/f:8-4)

Licey visits Cibaenas 5-2
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Game:
Licey (4-2) visits Cibaenas (2-4) @ 8:00 PM AST

Puerto Rican League Championship:

J.C. Romero (former St. Louis--Santurce) entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He no hits or runs, and one walk.  (ir-s:1-0)

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Caguas) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-6 with one run and two strikeouts.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one run, two walks, two strikeouts, and one unassisted double play.
Joel Pineiro (former St. Louis-Caguas) entered in the 12th and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:0-1)

Caguas beat Santurce 6-5 in 12 innings
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Caguas wins the series over Santurce five games to three and will head to the Caribbean Series.

Australian Baseball League:

Malik Collymore (former Johnson City-Sydney) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one run and one strikeout.

Sydney beat Adelaide 5-4
Adelaide Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Brisbane (19-17) visits Canberra (19-18) @ 7:00 PM AET
Sydney (15-21) visits Adelaide (20-17) @ 7:00 PM ACT
Melbourne (24-12) visits Perth (12-24) @ 7:00 PM AWST

Latin American Series (Colombia):

Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) has seen his level of play improve over the past year: La Prensa

Thursday's Games:
Xalapa (Veracruz) visits Panama Metro (Panama) @ 3:00 PM
Chinandega (Nicaragua) visits Monteria (Colombia) @ 7:30 PM

World Baseball Classic (March 6, 2017):

Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis) and Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis) either declined or were blocked from playing for Italy: Mister Baseball

Shohei Otani (Nippon Ham) will be used as a starting pitcher, but could also be used in a designated hitter or pinch-hit role.  Nobuhiro Matsuda (Softbank) will be used as primary third baseman: Yakyubaka

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