Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-2-17: Curt Smith Helps Chinandega Win The Latin American Series; Carlos Martinez & Alex Reyes Named To Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic Rotation; Donovan Solano Singles

Australian Baseball League Playoffs:

Friday's Game:
Brisbane (21-18) visits Adelaide (23-17) @ 7:00 PM ACT

Latin American Series:

Chinandega returned home with the championship trophy: La Prensa

Caribbean Series:

Roel Santos (Granma) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one double, one triple, two RBIs, and one run.
Lazaro Blanco (Granma) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, three walks, and struck six out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:104-62)(g/f:3-7)
Livan Moinelo (Pinar del Rio-Granma) entered in the seventh and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out for the save (1).  (p-s:39-26)(g/f:2-4)

Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Licey) started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Granma beat Licey 4-0
LMP Official Site Post Game

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Caguas) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Aguadilla/Caguas) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk.
J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Santurce/Caguas) entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run for the blown save (1).  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-2)

Mexicali beat Caguas 4-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Julian Javier (former St. Louis-Cibao) donated equipment to Dominican kids: Cibao Official Site

Bartolo Hernandez (former agent) denies he trafficked Cubans: El Vocero

The Caribbean Confederation is negotiating making Cuba a member: El Vocero

Thursday's Games:
Zulia (0-0) visits Caguas (0-1) @ 5:00 PM ET
Mexicali (1-0) visits Licey (0-1) @ 9:00 PM ET

World Baseball Classic (Marc 6, 2017):

Ty Kelly (former Memphis) excited to represent Israel after trip: WBC Official Site

Shohei Otani (Nippon Ham) will not pitch in the World Baseball Classic due to ankle injury: Carlos Yamazaki Twitter

Jeong Keon-Woo (Hanwha) has pulled out due to knee injury: Yonhap News Agency

Carlos Martinez (St. Louis) and Alex Reyes (St. Louis) will pitch out of the rotation for the Dominican Republic: WBC Official Site

Edgar Renteria (former St. Louis-Colombia) is proud to see his team looked at like a Cinderella: El Heraldo

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