Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-29-17: Hector Salazar Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Five & Two-Thirds Innings; Donovan Solano Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Edgard Montiel Singles & Walks Twice

Mexican Pacific League Championship:

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Mochis) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, and grounded into one double play.

Mexicali beat Mochis 13-1
LMP Official Site Post Game

Mexicali won the series over Mochis four games to two and will head to the Caribbean Series.

Dominican League Championship:

Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Licey) started at second base and batted second.  2-for-5 with one RBI, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.

Brayan Pena (St. Louis free agent-Cibaenas) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas) started and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and one walk.  (g/f:1-0)

Licey beat Cibaenas 6-2
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Licey won the series over Cibaenas five games to four and will head to the Caribbean Series.

The LIDOM had a little trouble paying the players in the playoffs: El Caribe

Cibaenas fans upset over the loss set fire to a tree near city hall: El Caribe

Donovan and Jonathan Solano (Licey) celebrated winning the LIDOM championship: El Heraldo

Australian Baseball League:

Malik Collymore (former Johnson City-Sydney) started in left field and batted second.  1-for-3 with one double, one walk, one stolen base, and one caught stealing.

Adelaide beat Sydney 4-3
Adelaide Official Site Post Game

Monday's Game:
Sydney (15-24) visits Brisbane (21-18) in makeup game for 1/15/17

Latin American Series:

Hector Salazar (former GCL-Panama Metro) started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, five walks, and struck three out.  (p-s:92-49)
Hector Corpas (former Quad Cities-Panama Metro) entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-10)(ir-s:3-3)

Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-3 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Curt Smith (former Springfield-Chinandega) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one run and one strikeout.

Panama Metro beat Chinandega 7-5
LCBP Official Site Post Game

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Xalapa) started at catcher and batted third.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Monteria beat Xalapa 9-0
LCBP Official Site Post Game

Panama Metro lost out on the championship game in the tie-breaker coin flip: Probeis Oficial Twitter

Sunday's Championship Game:
Monteria (2-1) visits Chinandega (2-1) @ 3:00 PM

Caribbean Series (February 1, 2017):

Zulia arrived in Culiacan, Mexico and added Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes/Lara) roster: LVBP Official Site

Rumors are swirling that the Puerto Rican League may not operate for the 2017-18 season and Ramon Vazquez (former Memphis-Santurce MGR) will look for opportunities elsewhere: Primera Hora

Arizona Winter League (February 3, 2017):

Players report on January 30, 2017: Arizona Winter League Twitter

World Baseball Classic (March 6, 2017):

The Colombian team will begin training tomorrow to create the 28-man roster from 50 players with Neder Horta (former St. Louis scout) as manager and Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach) as assistant: El Meridiano

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