Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-31-17: Jordan Hicks Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings & Was Named To Fall Stars Game; Yadier Molina Named Manager For Puerto Rican U-23 World Cup Team; Andrew Knizner Singles Twice, Doubles, & Was Hit By Pitch

Jordan Hicks - Surprise Saguaros


Arizona Fall League:

Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Glendale) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with two walks and one stolen base.

Glendale beat Scottsdale 3-2
MLB Official Site Post Game

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) started in centerfield and batted third.  0-for-5 at the plate.
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started at catcher and batted sixth.  3-for-3 with one double, two runs, one hit by pitch, and one passed ball.
Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise) entered in the third and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:28-18)(g/f:2-1)

Surprise beat Peoria 6-3
MLB Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-Scottsdale), Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis-Surprise), Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise), and Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) were named to the 2017 Fall Stars Game: MLB Official Site

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) discusses his change of positions from infield to centerfield: STL Sports Page

Tuesday's Games:
Glendale (8-9) visits Scottsdale (8-8-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Peoria (10-7) visits Surprise (8-9) @ 12:35 PM MST
Salt River (6-10-1) visits Mesa (10-7) @ 12:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Stats:
Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) has played in 17 games going 21-for-63 (.333) with five doubles, two home runs, 14 RBIs, 32 total bases, 13 runs, 12 walks, 11 strikeouts, .442 OBP, .508 SLG, and .949 OPS.
Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) has played in 16 games going 14-for-53 (.264) with one double, four home runs, nine RBIs, 27 total bases, seven runs, nine walks, one stolen base, eight strikeouts, .385 OBP, .509 SLG, and .894 OPS.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) has played in 15 games going 13-for-51 (.255) with one double, one triple, one home run, six RBIs, 19 total bases, seven runs, two walks, ten strikeouts, one caught stealing, .321 OBP, .373 SLG, and .694 OPS.
Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) has played in 16 games going 17-for-67 (.254) with three doubles, one triple, two home runs, five RBIs, 28 total bases, 13 runs, three walks, two stolen bases, 15 strikeouts, two caught stealing, .306 OBP, .418 SLG, and .723 OPS.
Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) has played in three games going 1-for-7 (.143) with one RBI, one total base, one run, one strikeout, .250 OBP, .143 SLG, and .393 OPS.
Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) has played in ten games going 2-for-24 (.083) with two total bases, two runs, two walks, eight strikeouts, .154 OBP, .083 SLG, and .237 OPS.

Jesus Cruz (State College-Jalisco) has made three starts posting a 0-0 record, 2.45 ERA, and 1.16 WHIP.  He's allowed 13 hits, four earned runs, one home run, four walks, hit one batter, and struck ten out over 14.2 innings.
Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) has made eight relief appearances posting a 0-2 record, 5.56 ERA, 1.76 WHIP, and three saves.  He's allowed 13 hits, seven earned runs, one home run, seven walks, and struck ten out over 11.1 innings.

Tuesday's Games:
Mochis (7-10) visits Mexicali (9-8) @ 7:30 PM PT
Jalisco (10-7) visits Hermosillo (10-7) @ 7:30 PM MST
Obregon (5-12) visits Navojoa (7-10) @ 7:30 PM MST
Culiacan (10-7) visits Mazatlan (10-7) @ 8:00 PM MT


Venezuelan League:

Dennis Ortega (State College-Margarita) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Aragua beat Margarita 3-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) says the LVBP gives him the same feeling as what he felt in Cuba: LVBP Official Site

Jerome Williams (former St. Louis-Magallanes) joined Magallanes on Monday: Magallanes Official Site

Miguel Socolovich (Memphis-Caracas) is expected to join Caracas Tuesday and may be activated next week: Meridiano

Tuesday's Games:
Zulia (8-8) visits Lara (7-10) @ 7:00 PM VET
Caribes (7-11) visits Caracas (9-8) @ 7:00 PM VET
La Guaira (7-10) visits Magallanes (9-8) @ 7:00 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Imeldo Diaz (State College-Margarita/Aragua) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Edaurdo Sanchez (former St. Louis-Margarita/Aragua) entered in the fourth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.

Lara and Margarita-Aragua tied 1-1

Tuesday's Games:
Lara (7-5-2) Margarita-Aragua (4-2-4) @ 9:00 AM VET
Magallanes (4-9-1) visits La Guaira (3-5-2) @ 10:00 AM VET
Boston (9-3-2) visits Philadelphia (4-7-3) @ 11:00 AM VET


Dominican League:

Eliezer Alvarez (former Springfield-Escogido) entered late in the game as a pinch runner.

Licey beat Escogido 5-3
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Games:
Cibao (8-4) visits Licey (4-8) @ 7:15 PM AST
Escogido (7-5) visits Estrellas (9-3) @ 7:30 PM AST
Azucareros (3-9) visits Cibaenas (5-7) @ 8:00 PM AST


Nicaraguan League:

Stats:
Curt Smith (former Springfield-Chinandega) has played in three games going 5-for-13 (.385) with one double, one home run, two RBIs, nine total bases, two runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, .467 OBP, .692 SLG, and 1.159 OPS.
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinanedga) has played in three games going 3-for-10 (.300) with one double, one home run, one RBI, seven total bases, one run, one intentional walk, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, .364 OBP, .700 SLG, and 1.064 OPS.

Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Boer) has made one start posting a 1-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 0.75 WHIP.  He's allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, hit two batters, and struck four out over 5.1 innings.

Tuesday's Games:
Leon (1-2) visits Boer (2-2)
Chinandega (1-2) visits Rivas (3-1)


U23 World Cup (November 22, 2017):

Notes:
Yadier Molina (St. Louis) will manage the Puerto Rican team with Jose Oquendo (St. Louis third base coach) and Jose Molina (former St. Louis coach) as assistant coaches: Primera Hora and Primera Hora and El Nuevo Dia and El Vocero and Video

Monday, October 30, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-30-17: Maikel Cleto Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Innings For The Save; Pedro Echemendia Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters For The Hold; Updates On Tommy Pham, Nick Additon, Jose Martinez, & Roberto Canache



Arizona Fall League:

Stats:
Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) has played in 13 games going 13-for-38 (.342) with two doubles, three RBIs, 15 total bases, seven runs, four walks, one stolen base, four strikeouts, one caught stealing, .419 OBP, .395 SLG, and .813 OPS.
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) has played in ten games going 14-for-41 (.341) with one double, two home runs, ten RBIs, 21 total bases, five runs, two walks, eight strikeouts, .372 OBP, .512 SLG, and .884 OPS.
Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Mesa) has played in eight games going 9-for-27 (.333) with four doubles, six RBIs, 13 total bases, three runs, six walks, seven strikeouts, .455 OBP, .481 SLG, and .936 OPS.
Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) has played in 11 games going 13-for-41 317) with three doubles, four RBIs, 16 total bases, five runs, nine walks, four stolen bases, nine strikeouts, .440 OBP, .390 SLG, and .830 OPS.
Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-Scottsdale) has played in six games going 8-for-27 (.296) with one home run, five RBIs, 11 total bases, two runs, nine strikeouts, .296 OBP, .407 SLG, and .704 OPS.
John Nogowski (Springfield-Surprise) has played in four games going 4-for-14 (.286) with three doubles, one RBI, seven total bases, four runs, two walks, two strikeouts, .375 OBP, .500 SLG, and .875 OPS.
Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) has played in nine games going 9-for-33 (.273) with one triplem three RBIs, 11 total bases, four runs, nine strikeouts, .314 OBP, .333 SLG, and .648 OPS.
Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Glendale) has played in one game going 0-for-4 (.000) with one RBI and one strikeout.

Arturo Reyes (Memphis-Surprise) has made six relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 4.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and two holds.  He's allowed nine hits, four earned runs, one walk, and struck eight out over eight innings.
Josh Lucas (St. Louis-Surprise) has made six relief appearances posting a 0-1 record, 4.50 ERA, and 1.33 WHIP.  He's allowed seven hits, four runs (three earned), one home run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck five out over 6.1 innings.
Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis-Surprise) has made four starts posting a 0-2 record, 5.73 ERA, and 1.64 WHIP.  He's allowed ten hits, seven earned runs, two home runs, eight walks, hit one batter, and struck ten out over 11 innings.
Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise) has made five relief appearances posting a 0-2 record, 11.42 ERA, and 2.31 WHIP.  He's allowed 16 hits, 12 runs (11 earned), two home runs, four walks, and struck eight out over 8.2 innings.

Notes:
Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-Scottsdale) flashes pop: MLB Official Site

Monday's Games:
Mesa (9-7) visits Salt River (6-9-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Scottsdale (8-7-1) visits Glendale (7-9) @ 12:35 PM MST
Surprise (7-9) visits Peoria (10-6) @ 12:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk and one unassisted double play.

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the save (3).  (p-s:21-12)(g/f:0-2)

Mochis beat Hermosillo 6-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in centerfield and moved to left, batting leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double and one run.

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

Navojoa beat Culiacan 5-0
LMP Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Monday


Venezuelan League:

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Pedro Echemendia (Memphis-La Guaira) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (p-s:15-9)(ir-s:1-1)

La Guaira beat Magallanes 6-5
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Fabian Blanco (Johnson City-Lara) entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (1).  (p-s:6-4)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one run, two walks, one caught stealing, and one outfield assist.
Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) entered late in the game at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Nick Greenwood (former St. Louis-Caribes) started and pitched to eight batters.  He allowed six hits, five earned runs, and sturck one out for the losing decision (0-3).  (p-s:26-15)(g/f:1-0)

Lara beat Caribes 9-4
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Kender Villegas (former Palm Beach-Margarita) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and stuck one out.  (p-s:24-14)(g/f:1-0)

Aragua beat Margarita 4-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) looks forward to contributing for the full season with Caribes: LVBP Official Site

Francisco Rodriguez (former Washington-La Guaira) is expected to join La Guaira at the end of November: LVBP Official Site

Manny Delcarmen (Bridgeport-Magallanes) is expected to join Magallanes on November 23rd: LVBP Official Site

Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Caribes) is dealing with tendonitis is his right elbow and will miss a couple weeks: LVBP Official Site

Jose 'Cafecito' Martinez (St. Louis-La Guaira) could be activated in the next week by La Guiara: Meridiano

Monday's Game:
Margarita (8-9) visits Aragua (13-4) @ 7:00 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Monday's Games:
Lara (7-5-1) visits Margarita-Aragua (4-2-3) @ 9:00 AM VET
Philadelphia (3-7-3) visits Magallanes (4-8-1) @ 10:00 AM VET
La Guaira (3-4-2) visits Boston (8-3-2) @ 11:00 AM VET


Dominican League:

Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas) started and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, five earned runs, and one home run for the losing decision (1-2).  (g/f:0-2)

Licey beat Cibaenas 9-7
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-Azucareros) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-3 at the plate.
Jayson Aquino (former waiver claim-Azucareros) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (ir-s:1-0)

Estrellas beat Azucareros 6-2
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Tommy Pham (St. Louis-Escogido) and Nick Additon (former Memphis-Escogido) are expected to join Escogido in December: Julio C. Olivares Twitter

Monday's Game:
Licey (3-8) visits Escogido (7-4) @ 7:15 PM AST


Puerto Rican Double-A League (April 1, 2018):

Notes:
The league has set April 1st as the opening day: El Vocero

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-29-17: Fidencio Flores Strikes Out Four Over Five & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win; Aramis Garcia Hits A Two-Run Homer; Corey Baker Strikes Out One & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win



Arizona Fall League:

Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Glendale) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.

Mesa beat Glendale 9-6
MLB Official Site Post Game

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

Peoria beat Salt River 10-4
MLB Official Site Post Game

Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-Scottsdale) started at catcher and batted sixth. 1-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.

Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis-Surprise) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, three earend runs, one home run, two walks, and struck seven out for the losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:63-39)(g/f:2-3)
Arturo Reyes (Memphis-Surprise) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:25-15)(g/f:1-0)
Josh Lucas (St. Louis-Surprise) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:17-10)(g/f:2-0)

Scottsdale beat Surprise 11-3
MLB Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Sunday


Mexican Pacific League:

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with two walks (one intentional).

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) entered in the 11th an pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:24-15)(g/f:3-0)

Mochis beat Hermosillo 6-3 in 13 innings
LMP Official Site Post Game

Randy Aroareana (Srpingfield-Navojoa) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) entered late in the game at shortstop.

Culiacan beat Navojoa 1-0
LMP Official Site Post Game

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted fifth.  0-for-1 with one hit by pitch.

Mexicali beat Culiacan 5-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Mazatlan (9-7) visits Jalisco (10-6) @ 1:00 PM CT
Hermosillo (10-6) visits Mochis (6-10) @ 4:00 PM MT
Navojoa (6-10) visits Culiacan (10-6) @ 5:05 PM MT
Mexicali (8-8) visits Obregon (5-11) @ 5:10 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Pedro Echemendia (Memphis-La Guaira) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:11-7)

La Guaira beat Margarita 5-1

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one sac fly, and on throwing error.
Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) stated as designated hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Aragua beat Magallanes 9-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk.
Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Lara beat Caribes 14-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Corey Baker (former Memphis-Caracas) entered in the fifth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0). (p-s:31-21)(g/f:3-2)(ir-s:3-0)

Caracas beat Zulia 8-5
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) could be out at least a week with discomfort in left quadriceps: Lara Official Site

Jerome Williams (former St. Louis-Magallanes) will be activated Sunday: El Emergente

Sunday's Games:
Caracas (9-8) visits Zulia (8-8) @ 1:00 PM VET
Magallanes (9-7) visits La Guaira (8-10) @ 1:00 PM VET
Lara (6-10) visits Caribes (7-10) @ 5:00 PM VET
Margarita (8-8) visits Aragua (12-4) @ 7:00 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Stats:
Carlos Talavera (Johnson City-Margarita/Aragua) has played in nine games going 11-for-32 (.344) with two doubles, two triples, one home run, four RBIs, 20 total bases, eight runs, eight walks, one stolen base, five strikeouts, one caught stealing, .475 OBP, and .625 SLG.
Imeldo Diaz (State College-Margarita/Aragua) has played in nine games going 9-for-33 (.273) with four doubles, five RBIs, 13 total bases, four runs, five walks, one stolen base, three strikeouts, three caught stealing, .368 OBP, and .394 SLG.

Fabian Blanco (Johnson City-Lara) has made three relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 2.25 ERA, and 1.75 WHIP.  He's allowed four hits, one earned run, three walks, thrown two wild pitches, and struck five out over four innings.
Jose Gomez (former Johnson City-La Guaira) has made two appearances (one start) posting a 0-0 record, 2.70 ERA, and 1.05 WHIP.  He's allowed five hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, hit two batters, and struck eight out over 6.2 innings.

No Games Scheduled For Sunday


Dominican League:

Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-Azucareros) entered late in the game in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-1 with one run.

Azucareros beat Cibao 3-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started and pitched three innings.  He allowed seven hits, three runs (two earned), and two home runs.  (g/f:8-0)

Estrellas beat Cibaenas 7-5
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Cibaenas (5-6) visits Licey (2-8) @ 5:00 PM AST
Escogido (7-3) visits Cibao (7-4) @ 5:00 PM AST
Azucareros (3-8) visits Estrllas (8-3) @ 5:00 PM AST


Nicaraguan League:

Curt Smith (former Springfield-Chinandega) started in right field and batted fourth.

Leon @ Chinandega was postponed due to rain

Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Boer) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:6-5)

Boer beat Rivas 5-0
LBPN Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Rivas (2-1) visits Leon (1-1)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-28-17: Mike Mayers Strikes Out Nine Over Five Scoreless Innings; Carlos Talavera Singles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Breyvic Valera & Jose 'Cafecito' Martinez Nearing Play In LVBP



Arizona Fall League:

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.

Peoria beat Salt River 9-8
MLB Official Site Post Game

Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with two two-out RBIs and one throwing error.
John Nogowski (Springfield-Surprise) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play.

Scottsdale beat Surprise 6-5
MLB Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Glendale (7-8) visits Mesa (8-7) @ 12:35 PM MST
Peoria (9-6) visits Salt River (6-8-1) @ 12:35 PM MST
Scottsdale (7-7-1) visits Surprise (7-8) @ 12:35 PM MST - Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis) is scheduled to start for Surprise


Mexican Pacific League:

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) entered in the ninth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out for the blown save (1) and losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:23-13)

Hermosillo beat Mochis 8-5
LMP Official Site Post Game

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and one fielding error.

Culiacan beat Navojoa 1-0

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

Obregon beat Mexicali 5-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Mazatlan (9-6) visits Jalisco (9-6) @ 5:00 PM CT
Hermosillo (10-5) visits Mochis (5-10) @ 6:00 PM MT
Navojoa (6-9) visits Culiacan (9-6) @ 6:05 PM MT
Mexicali (7-8) visits Obregon (5-10) @ 6:10 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Kender Villegas (former Palm Beach-Margarita) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:24-16)(g/f:2-3)

Margarita beat La Guaira 9-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Fabian Blanco (Johnson City-Lara) entered in the fifth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:5-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) started in centerfield and batted sixth.  2-for-3 with one double, two runs, and one walk.
Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-2 with one sacrifice, one hit by pitch, and assisted in two double plays.

Caribes beat Lara 2-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, and one caught stealing.
Corey Baker (former Memphis-Caracas) entered in the fourth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits, one earned run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:30-15)(g/f:3-0)

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

Magallanes beat Caracas 4-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) is dealing with right leg discomfort: LVBP Official Site

Breyvic Valera (St. Louis-Margarita) visited the Margarita team and Jose 'Cafecito' Martinez (St. Louis-La Guaira) took grounders at first base.  Both are expected to join their respective teams in mid-November: LVBP Official Site

Jose 'Cafecito' Martinez (St. Louis-La Guaira) is feeling much better after ending the MLB season with a thumb injury and is set to make debut with La Guaira on November 15th: LVBP Official Site

Saturday's Games:
Margarita (8-7) visits La Guaira (5-10) @ 3:00 PM VET
Aragua (11-4) visits Magallanes (9-6) @ 5:00 PM VET
Lara (5-10) visits Caribes (6-9) @ 6:00 PM VET
Caracas (8-8) visits Zulia (8-7) @ 7:00 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Carlos Talavera (Johnson City-Margarita/Aragua) started in centerfield and batted third.  2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one caught stealing.
Imeldo Diaz (Johnson City-Margarita/Aragua) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 and committed one error.

Lara beat Margarita-Aragua 5-3

No Games Scheduled For Saturday


Dominican League:

Alberto Rosario (St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout and threw out one base runner.

Estrellas beat Licey 4-1
Listin Diario Post Game

Mike Mayers (Memphis-Escogido) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck nine out.  (g/f:7-1)

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-Azucareros) entered late in the game in left field and batted seventh.  He scored one run.
Jayson Aquino (former waiver claim-Azucareros) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-1).  (g/f:1-1)

Azucareros beat Escogido 2-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Licey (2-8) visits Escogido (7-3) @ 4:00 PM AST
Cibao (7-3) visits Azucareros (2-8) @ 7:30 PM AST
Estrellas (7-3) visits Cibaenas (5-5) @ 8:00 PM AST


Nicaraguan League:

Curt Smith (former Springfield-Chinandega) started in right field and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs.
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-1 with one ground into double play.

Chinandega beat Leon 3-2 in 11 innings
LBPN Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Chinandega (1-2) visits Leon (1-1)
Rivas (2-0) visits Boer (1-2)


Panama League (November 27, 2017):

Notes:
Jose Almarante (former Memphis) is set to pitch for Metro: Metro Official Twitter

Friday, October 27, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-27-17: Jamie Romak Re-Signed With SK In KBO; Efren Navarro Singles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Cesar Valera Collects Three Singles & One RBI



Korean Baseball Organization:

Notes:
SK re-signed Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) for the 2018 season: Yonhap News Agency


Arizona Fall League:

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with two walks and one strikeout.
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one run and grounded into two double plays.
Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, and one run.
Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise) entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck three out for the blown save (1) and losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:36-22)(g/f:2-0)

Glendale beat Surprise 10-5
MLB Official Site Post Game

Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Mesa) started at first base and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.

Peoria beat Mesa 19-4
MLB Official Site Post Game

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) entered late in the game as a pinch runner and scored one run.

Salt River and Scottsdale tied 4-4 after 11 innings
MLB Official Site Post Game

Friday's Games:
Mesa (7-7) visits Glendale (7-7) @ 12:35 PM MST
Salt River (6-7-1) visits Peoria (8-6) @ 12:35 PM MST
Surprise (7-7) visits Scottsdale (6-7-1) @ 12:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Jesus Cruz (State College-Jalisco) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck three out.  (p-s:70-50)(g/f:7-3)

Jalisco beat Mexicali 3-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk.

Mochis beat Obregon 7-2

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

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs, one sac fly, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Hermosillo beat Culiacan 17-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

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.  2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

Navojoa beat Mazatlan 9-5
LMP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) was placed on the inactive list: LMP Official Site

Friday's Games:
Mazatlan (8-6) visits Jalisco (9-5) @ 7:15 PM CT
Hermosillo (9-5) visits Mochis (5-9) @ 7:30 PM MT
Navojoa (6-8) visits Culiacan (8-6) @ 7:35 PM MT
Mexicali (7-7) visits Obregon (4-10) @ 7:10 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-2 at the plate.
Gabriel Lino (Memphis-Lara) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, and assisted in one double play.

Caracas beat Lara 4-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  3-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.

Caribes beat La Guaira 6-5
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Richard Castillo (former Memphis-Zulia) entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:26-16)(g/f:2-3)

Zulia beat Aragua 4-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Dennis Ortega (State College-Margarita) started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Magallanes) started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one run and one walk.

Margarita beat Magallanes 6-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) will be getting more playing time at second base: El Emergente

Ildemaro Vargas (former Springfield-Lara) is expected to join Lara on November 15th: El Emergente

Friday's Games:
Margarita (7-7) visits La Guaira (5-9) @ 6:30 PM VET
Lara (5-9) visits Caribes (6-9) @ 7:00 PM VET
Caracas (8-7) visits Magallanes (8-6) @ 7:00 PM VET
Aragua (10-4) visits Zulia (8-6) @ 7:00 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Carlos Talavera (Johnson City-Margarita/Aragua) started in centerfield and batted third.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Imeldo Diaz (State College-Margarita/Aragua) started at shortstop and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one walk and one caught stealing.

Philadelphia and Margarita-Aragua tied 2-2

Friday's Games:
Magallanes (3-8-1) visits La Guaira (3-3-2) @ 9:00 AM VET
Boston (7-3-2) visits Philadelphia (3-6-3) @ 11:00 AM VET
Margarita-Aragua (4-1-3) visits Lara (6-5-1) @ 11:00 AM VET


Dominican League:

Stats:
Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) has played in eight games going 2-for-12 (.167) eith one triple, two RBIs, four total bases, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts, .231 OBP, .333 SLG, and
Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) has played in six games going 1-for-6 (.167) with two RBIs, one total base, one run, two strikeouts, .286 OBP, .167 SLG, and .452 OPS.
Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-A-St. Louis) has played in six games going 2-for-13 (154) with two total bases, one walk, six strikeouts, two caught stealing, .214 OBP, .164) started and .368 OPS.
Alberto Rosario (St. Louis-Estrellas) has played in five games going 0-for-14 (.000) with four strikeouts.

Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas) has made three appearances (one start) posting a 1-1 record, 0.00 ERA, and 0.72 WHIP.  He's allowed five hits, two unearned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck three out over 9.2 innings.
Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Azucareros) has made one start posting a 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and 1.50 WHIP.  He's allowed five hits, no runs, four walks, and stuck three out over six innings.
Mike Mayers (Memphis-Escogido) has made one start posting a 1-0 record, 1.50 ERA, and 0.67 WHIP.  He's allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck five out over six innings.
Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Estrellas) has made two starts posting a 0-0 record, 3.12 ERA, and 1.15 WHIP.  He's allowed eight hits, three earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck two out over 8.2 innings.
Jayson Aquino (former waiver claim-Azucaeros) has made one relief appearance posting a 0-1 record, *.** ERA, and *.** WHIP.  He's allowed one hit, two runs (one earned), and one walk over no innings.

Friday's Games:
Estrellas (6-3) visits Licey (2-7) @ 7:15 PM AST
Cibaenas (5-4) visits Cibao (6-3) @ 7:30 PM AST
Escogido (7-2) visits Azucareros (1-8) @ 7:30 PM AST


Central American Games (December 3, 2017):

Notes:
Fidencio Flores (former GCL) was named a starter for the Nicaraguan team: La Prensa

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-26-17: Ian Rice Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Peter Mooney Collects Three Singles, One Walk, & One RBI; Dennis Ortega Doubles & Knocks In One Run

Ian Rice - Mesa Solar Sox


Arizona Fall League:

Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Mesa) started at first base and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double, three two-out RBIs, and assisted in one double play.

Mesa beat Peoria 6-3
MLB Official Site Post Game

Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-Scottsdale) started at catcher and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and threw out two of three base runners.

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at second base and batted ninth.  3-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one caught stealing, and assisted in one double play.

Salt River beat Scottsdale 8-2
MLB Official Site Post Game

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) started in centerfield and batted second.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.

Surprise beat Glendale 6-4
MLB Official Site Post Game

Notes:
St. Louis' AFL overview: MLB Official Site

Thursday's Games:
Glendale (6-7) visits Surprise (7-6) @ 12:35 PM MST
Mesa (7-6) visits Peoria (7-6) @ 12:35 PM MST
Salt River (6-7) visits Scottsdale (6-7) @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-Jalisco) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs for the save (3).  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:1-2)

Jalisco beat Mexicali 3-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one run, two walks (one intentional), and one strikeout.

Obregon beat Mochis 5-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Alexis Wilson (State College-Culiacan) entered late in the game at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Culiacan beat Hermosillo 10-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

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

Navojoa beat Hermosillo 4-1
LMP Official Site Post Game

Thursday's Games:
Mexicali (7-6) visits Jalisco (8-5) @ 7:15 PM CT
Obregon (4-9) visits Mochis (4-9) @ 7:30 PM MT
Culiacan (8-5) visits Hermosillo (8-5) @ 7:30 PM MST
Mazatlan (8-5) visits Navojoa (5-8) @ 7:30 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Dennis Ortega (State College-Margarita) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, and one sac fly.

Margarita beat Zulia 2-0 in game two of doubleheader
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one walk and assisted in one double play.

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.

Magallanes beat Caracas 6-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Pedro Echemendia (Memphis-La Guaira) entered in the eighth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one walk for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:17-8)(g/f:2-0)

Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

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

Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk and assisted in one double play.

Aragua beat Lara 1-0
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) is expected to join Caribes this week: LVBP Official Site

Eduardo Sanchez (former St. Louis-Margarita) was removed from the active roster: Margarita Official Site

Thursday's Games:
Margarita (6-7) visits Magallanes (8-5) @ 7:00 PM VET
Lara (5-8) visits Caracas (7-7) @ 7:00 PM VET
La Guaira (5-8) visits Caribes (5-9) @ 7:00 PM VET
Aragua (10-3) visits Zulia (7-6) @ 7:00 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Carlos Talavera (Johnson City-Margarita/Aragua) started at centerfield and batted third.  0-for-4 with one run, one walk, and committed one error.
Imeldo Diaz (State College-Margarita/Aragua) started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with three walks.

Margarita-Aragua beat Philadelphia 6-5

Thursday's Games:
Philadelphia (3-6-2) visits Margarita-Aragua (4-1-2) @ 9:00 AM VET
La Guaira (3-2-2) visits Magallanes (2-8-1) @ 9:00 AM VET
Boston (7-2-2) visits Lara (5-5-1) @ 11:00 AM VET


Dominican League:

Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) entered late in the game at catcher.

Escogido beat Estrellas 3-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted third.  0-for-3 at the plate.
Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-Azucareros) entered late in the game in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Azucaereros beat Cibaenas 1-0
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Oscar Taveras (St. Louis-Cibaenas) was honored before a Cibaenas-Cibao game: Franklyn Martinez Twitter

No Games Scheduled For Thursday

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-25-17: Andrew Knizner Named AFL Player Of The Week; Raul Valdes Strikes Out Three Over Six Scoreless Innings; Edgard Montiel Hits A Solo Home Run



Arizona Fall League:

John Nogowski (Springfield-Surprise) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Arturo Reyes (Memphis-Surprise) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:29-21)

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one double and assisted in one double play.

Surprise beat Salt River 4-3
MLB Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) was named Player of the Week: St. Louis Official Site

Wednesday's Games:
Peoria (7-5) visits Mesa (6-6) @ 12:35 PM MST
Scottsdale (6-6) visits Salt River (5-7) @ 12:35 PM MST
Surprise (6-6) visits Glendale (6-6) @ 12:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-Jalisco) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the save (2).  (p-s:12-6)(g/f:2-0)

Jalisco beat Mexicali 6-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one walk.

Mochis beat Obregon 7-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and assisted in one double play.

Hermosillo beat Culiacan 6-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Mazatlan beat Navojoa 6-4
LMP Official Site Post Game

Wednesday's Games:
Mexicali (7-5) visits Jalisco (7-5) @ 7:15 PM CT
Obregon (3-9) visits Mochis (4-8) @ 7:30 PM MT
Culiacan (7-5) visits Hermosillo (8-4) @ 7:30 PM MST
Mazatlan (8-4) visits Navojoa (4-8) @ 7:30 PM MST


Venezuela League:

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Rayder Ascanio (Palm Beach-Magallanes) started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-3 at the plate.

Magallanes beat Lara 4-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) is listed day-to-day with a leg injury: Lara Official Site

Wednesday's Games:
Margarita (4-7) visits Zulia (7-4) for doubleheader beginning @ 4:00 PM VET
Magallanes (7-5) visits Caracas (7-6) @ 7:00 PM VET
La Guaira (5-7) visits Caribes (4-9) @ 7:00 PM VET
Aragua (9-3) visits Lara (5-7) @ 7:00 PM


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Carlos Talavera (Johnson City-Margarita/Aragua) started in centerfield and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double.
Imeldo Diaz (State College-Margarita/Aragua) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double and one run.

La Guaira and Margarita-Aragua tied 3-3

Wednesday's Games:
Margarita-Aragua (3-1-2) visits Philadelphia (3-5-2) @ 11:00 AM VET
Magallanes (2-7-1) visits Lara (4-5-1) @ 11:00 AM VET
La Guaira (2-2-2) visits Boston (7-1-2) @ 11:00 AM VET


Dominican League:

Alberto Rosario (St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts and allowed one stolen base.
Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) entered late in the game at catcher and allowed three stolen base.

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted seventh.  One walk and one stolen base.
Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-Azucareros) started in centerfield and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Azucareros) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, four walks, and struck three out.  (g/f:9-2)

Estrellas beat Azucareros 3-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach-Licey MGR) will continue as Licey manager despite slow start: Licey Official Site

Wednesday's Games:
Estrellas (6-2) visits Escogido (6-2) @ 7:15 PM AST
Cibaenas (5-3) visits Azucaeros (0-8) @ 7:30 PM AST
Licey (2-6) visits Cibao (5-3) @ 7:30 PM AST


Nicaraguan League:

Curt Smith (former Springfield-Chinandega) started in right field and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Leon beat Chinandega 3-2 in 13 innings
LBPN Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) was cut from the Nicaraguan Central American Games team: La Prensa

Wednesday's Games:
Leon (1-0) visits Boer (1-1)
Chinandega (0-2) visits Rivas (1-0)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-24-17: Imeldo Diaz Singles, Doubles Twice, & Drives In Three Runs; Angel Castro Strikes Out Two Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Cesar Valera Hits A Solo Home Run



Cuban League:

2017 All-Star Game results: Baseball de Cuba


Arizona Fall League:

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk, one stolen base, and grounded into one double play.
Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis-Surprise) started and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, three walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:52-27)(g/f:3-0)
Josh Lucas (St. Louis-Surprise) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits and one earned run for the save (1).  (p-s:23-15)(g/f:2-1)

Surprise beat Salt River 4-3
MLB Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Games:
Peoria (7-4) visits Glendale (5-6) @ 12:35 PM MST
Scottsdale (5-6) visits Mesa (6-5) @ 12:35 PM MST
Surprise (5-6) visits Salt River (5-6) @ 12:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Stats:
Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) has played in 11 games going 15-for-48 (.313) with two doubles, one triple, two home runs, five RBIs, 25 total bases, 11 runs, six strikeoutsthree walks, two stolen bases, 11 strikeouts, two caught stealing, .365 OBP, .521 SLG, and .88 6 OPS.
Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregron) has played in 11 games going one double, four home runs, eight RBIs, 35 total nbases, six runs, four walks,
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) has played  in ten games going 10-for-36 (.278) with one triple, one home run, six RBIs, 15 total bases, five runs, two walks, seven strikeouts, one caught stealing, .366 OBP, .417 SLG, and .783 OPS.
Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) has played 11 games going 11-for-40 (.275) with three doubles, two home runs, nine RBIs, 20 total bases, eight runs, nine walks, eight strikeouts, .420 OBP, .500 SLG, and .920 OPS.
Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) has played in three games going 1-for-7 (.143) with one RBI, one total bases, one run, one strikeout, .250 OBP, .143 SLG, and .393 OPS.
Alexis Wilson (Johnson City-Culiacan) has played in seven games going 2-for-19 (.105) with two total bases, two runs, two walks, six strikeouts, .198 OBP, .105 SLG, and .296 OPS.

Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-Jalisco) has made six relief appearances posting a 1-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, two holds, and one save.  He's allowed two hits, no runs, three walks, hit one batter, and struck five out over 5.2 innings.
Jesus Cruz (State College-Jalisco) has made two starts posting a 0-0 record, 1.93 ERA, and 1.39 WHIP.  He's allowed nine hits, two earned runs, four walks, hit one batter, and struck seven out over 9.1 innings.
Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) has made five relief appearances posting a 0-1 record, 3.38 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, and two saves.  He's allowed eight hits, three earned runs, five walks, and struck six out over eight innings.

Tuesday's Games:
Mexicali (7-4) visits Jalisco (6-5) @ 7:15 PM  CT
Obregon (3-8) visits Mochis (3-8) @ 7:30 PM MT
Culiacan (7-4) visits Hermosillo (7-4) @ 7:30 PM MST
Mazatlan (7-4) visits Navojoa (4-7) @ 7:30 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Cesar Valera (former Palm Beach-Caribes) started at third base and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one sacrifice.
Nick Greenwood (former St. Louis-Caribes) started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, and three walks (one intentional).  (p-s:51-32)(g/f:3-3)

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.

Caribes beat Caracas 6-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Nick Greenwood (former St. Louis-Caribes) left his start early with a leg injury and Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) is expected to debut on Friday: El Emergente

Tuesday's Games:
Lara (5-6) visits Magallanes (6-5) @ 7:00 PM VET
Aragua (8-3) visits La Guaira (5-6) @ 7:00 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Jose Gomez (former Johnson City-La Guaira) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck four out.  (ir-s:2-2)

Boston and La Guaira tied 3-3

Carlos Talavara (Johnson City-Margarita/Aragua) started in centerfield and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with two runs.
Imeldo Diaz (State College-Margarita/Aragua) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs, and one run.

Margarita-Aragua beat Magallanes 7-0

Tuesday's Games:
La Guaira (2-2-1) visits Margarita-Aragua (3-1-1) @ 9:00 AM VET
Philadelphia (3-5-1) visits Magallanes (2-7) @ 9:00 AM VET
Lara (4-4-1) visits Boston (6-1-2) @ 11:00 AM VET


Dominican League:

Angel Castro (former-Cibaenas) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, two walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-1).  (g/f:11-4)

Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) entered late in the game at catcher.

Cibaenas beat Estrellas 3-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Games:
Cibao (5-2) visits Escogido (5-2) @ 7:15 PM AST
Estrellas (5-2) visits Azucareros (0-7) @ 7:30 PM AST
Licey (2-5) visits Cibaenas (4-3) @ 8:00 PM AST


Nicaraguan League:

Curt Smith (former Springfield-Chinandega) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) started at first base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one double.

Boer beat Chinandega 2-1
LBPN Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Games:
Chinandega (0-1) visits Leon (0-0) @ 6:00 PM
Rivas (0-0) visits Boer (1-0) @ 6:00 PM

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-23-17: Efren Navarro Doubles & Drives In One Run; Fabian Blanco Called Up From Parallel League; COLICEBA Cancels 2017 Season Due To Hurricane Maria



COLICEBA (Puerto Rico):

Notes:
The league has decided to cancel for 2017 due to damage of Hurricane Maria and will prepare for the 50th anniversary season in 2018: Primera Hora


Arizona Fall League:

Stats:
John Nogowski (Springfield-Surprise) has played in two games going 3-for-7 (.429) with two doubles, five total bases, two runs, one walk, one strikeout, .500 OBP, .714 SLG, and 1.214 OPS.
Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) has played in seven games going 11-for-28 (.393) with one double, two home runs, seven RBIs, 18 total bases, four runs, two walks, seven strikeouts, .433 OBP, .643 SLG, and 1.076 OPS.
Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Mesa) has played in five games going 6-for-16 (.375) with three doubles, three RBIs, nine total bases, three runs, five walks, two strikeouts, .524 OBP, .563 SLG, and 1.086 OPS.
Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) has played in seven games going 7-for-21 (.333) with one double, two RBIs, eight total bases, two runs, two walks, one stolen base, one strikeout, .391 OBP, .381 SLG, and .772 OPS.
Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) has played in seven games going 8-for-26 (.308) with two doubles, four RBIs, ten total bases, four runs, five walks, two stolen bases, five strikeouts, .419 OBP, .385 SLG, and .804 OPS.
Edmundo Sosa (Palm Beach-Surprise) has played in six games going 5-for-21 (.238) with two RBIs, five total bases, three runs, eight strikeouts, .304 OBP, .238 SLG, and .542 OPS.

Arturo Reyes (Memphis-Surprise) has made four relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, and two holds.  He's allowed three hits, no runs, and struck four out over six innings.
Josh Lucas (St. Louis-Surprise) has made four relief appearances posting a 0-1 record, 4.50 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP.  He's allowed three hits, three runs (two earned), one home run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck five out over four innings.
Sandy Alcantara (St. Louis-Surprise) has made two starts posting a 0-1 record, 5.40 ERA, and 1.40 WHIP.  He's allowed four hits, three earned runs, three walks, and struck one out over five innings.
Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise) has made four relief appearances posting a 0-1 record, 9.45 ERA, and 2.10 WHIP.  He's allowed 11 hits, eight runs (seven earned), one home run, three walks, and struck five out over 6.2 innings.

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


Mexican Pacific League:

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.

Navojoa beat Mexicali 3-1
LMP Official Site Post Game

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Mochis) entered in the ninth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one intentional walk, threw two wild pitches, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:48-26)(g/f:5-0)

Mazatlan beat Mochis 5-4 in 11 innings
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one hit by pitch.

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Obregon beat Hermosillo 5-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Monday


Venezuelan League:

Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) started at first base and batted fourth.  One run and one walk.

Zulia beat Lara 10-7
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Dennis Ortega (State College-Margarita) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.

Aragua beat Margarita 8-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one ground into double play, and assisted in one double play.

Magallanes beat La Guaira 2-0
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Hassan Pena (Somerset-Magallanes) was concerned he would not return: LVBP Official Site

Fabian Blanco (Johnson City-Lara) was promoted from the Parallel League: LVBP Official Site

Monday's Game:
Caribes (3-9) visits Caracas (7-5) @ 7:00 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Monday's Games:
Magallanes (2-6) visits Margarita-Aragua (2-1-1) @ 9:00 AM VET
Boston (6-1-1) visits La Guaira (2-2) @ 10:00 AM VET
Lara (4-3-1) visits Philadelphia (2-5-1) 11:00 AM VET


Dominican League:

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-Azucareros) entered late in the game in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Cibao beat Azucareros 3-2
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Monday's Game:
Cibaenas (3-3) vists Estrellas (5-1) @ 7:20 PM


Nicaraguan League:

Monday's Game:
Boer (0-0) visits Leon (0-0)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-22-17: Oscar Mercado Took Part In AFL's Bowman's Hitting Challenge; Richard Castilo Strikes Out Three & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings; Rangel Ravelo Singles, Doubles Twice, & Drives In One Run



Arizona Fall League:

Notes:
Oscar Mercado (Springfield-Surprise) took part in the Bowman's Hitting Challenge and Jobel Jimenez (Springfield hitting coach-Surprise) was the designated thrower: MLB Official Site

No Games Scheduled For Sunday


Mexican Pacific League:

Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-Jalisco) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (1).  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:2-1)

Jalisco beat Culiacan 5-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and assisted in two double plays.

Mexicali beat Navojoa 4-1
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one walk.

Obregon beat Hermosillo 6-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Navojoa (3-7) visits Mexicali (7-3) @ 3:00 PM PT
Mochis (3-7) visits Mazatlan (6-4) @ 6:00 PM MT
Jalisco (6-4) visits Culiacan (6-4) @ 6:05 PM MT
Hermosillo (7-3) visits Obregon (2-8) @ 5:10 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Richard Castillo (former Memphis-Zulia) entered in the fifth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:30-24)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one walk.

Magallanes beat Zulia 3-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Eduardo Sanchez (former St. Louis-Margarita) entered in the fifth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:16-7)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Margarita beat Aragua 8-4 in game two of doubleheader
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one sac fly.

Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) started in right field and batted fourth.  3-for-6 with two doubles, one RBI, and grounded into two double plays.

Caracas beat Lara 5-4 in 12 innings
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Miguel Socolovich (Memphis-Caracas) will be looking over his options after the World Series concludes: LVBP Official Site

Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Caribes) was removed from the active roster with discomfort in right arm: Caribes Official Site

Sunday's Games:
Zulia (6-4) visits Lara (5-5) @ 3:00 PM VET
Caribes (2-9) visits Caracas (7-4) @4:00 PM VET
Aragua (7-3) visits Margarita (4-6) @ 5:00 PM VET
La Guaira (5-5) visits Magallanes (5-5) @ 6:00 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Stats:
Carlos Talavera (Johnson City-Margarita/Aragua) has played in four games going 5-for-13 (.385) with one double, two triples, two RBIs, ten total bases, four runs, six walks, one stolen base, four strikeouts, .579 OBP, and .769 SLG.

Fabian Blanco (Johnson City-Lara) has made three relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 2.25 ERA, and 1.75 WHIP.  He's allowed four hits, one earned run, three walks, thrown two wild pitches, and struck five out over four innings.
Jose Gomez (former Johnson City-La Guaira) has made one start posting a 0-0 record, 3.60 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP.  He's allowed five hits, two earned runs, one home run, hit two batters, and struck four out over five innings.

No Games Scheduled For Sunday


Dominican League:

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout and one caught stealing/pickoff.

Escogido beat Azucareros 5-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) entered late in the game at catcher.
Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out.  (g/f:5-2)

Estrellas beat Licey 4-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Escogido (4-2) visits Licey (2-4) @ 5:00 PM AST
Azucareros (0-6) visits Cibao (4-2) @ 5:00 PM AST

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-21-17: Andrew Knizner Hits Two Home Runs & Drives In Three Runs; Mike Mayers Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Jesus Cruz Strikes Out Two & Allows Two Runs Over Five & A Third Innings



Korean Baseball Organization Playoffs:

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with two RBIs, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

Doosan beat NC 14-5
Yonhap News Agency Post Game
Doosan wins the series three games to one and will take on Kia for the championship


Arizona Fall League:

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Salt River) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  3-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, and one stolen base.

Salt River beat Glendale 10-4
MLB Official Site Post Game

Andrew Knizner (Springfield-Surprise) started at catcher and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBIs, two runs, two strikeouts, and one passed ball.
Arturo Reyes (Memphis-Surprise) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (2).  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:1-1)
Jordan Hicks (Palm Beach-Surprise) entered in the ninth and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, and two walks for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:16-7)(g/f:2-0)

Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Mesa) started at first base and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and assisted in two double plays.

Mesa beat Surprise 7-6
MLB Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Bowman's Hitting Challenge @ 6:35 PM MST


Mexican Pacific League:

Jesus Cruz (State College-Jalisco) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed seven hits, two earned runs, four walks, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:104-64)(g/f:5-4)

Culiacan beat Jalisco 3-2 in 10 innings
LMP Official Site Post Game

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hermosillo) started in left field and moved to first base, batting third.  1-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Hermosillo) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Obregon) started in left field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Hermosillo beat Obregon 5-2
LMP Official Site Post Game

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Navojoa) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and two fielding errors.

Mexicali beat Navojoa 6-3
LMP Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Mochis (3-6) visits Mazatlan (5-4) @ 6:00 PM MT
Jalisco (5-4) visits Culiacan (6-3) @ 6:05 PM MT
Navojoa (3-6) visits Mexicali (6-3) @ 6:00 PM
Hermosillo (7-2) visits Obregon (1-8) @ 6:10 PM MST


Venezuelan League:

Pedro Echemendia (Memphis-La Guaira) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:1-1)

La Guaira beat Zulia 4-0 
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Caribes) entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:5-3)(ir-s:1-0)

Caribes beat Magallanes 5-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Wilfredo Tovar (Memphis-Caracas) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  4-for-5 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Corey Baker (former Memphis-Caracas) entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:27-18)(g/f:3-2)(ir-s:2-1)

Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) started at first base and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one run and assisted in two double plays.

Caracas beat Lara 10-4
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Notes:
Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) was given a day of rest, Carlos Zambrano (former Miami-Magallanes) began training with Magallanes, and Caribes expects Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) next week: LVBP Official Site

Miguel Socolovich (Memphis-Caracas) is aiming to debut on November 7th: Meridiano

The LVBP was added to the World Baseball-Softball Confederation: Mister Baseball

Saturday's Games:
Caribes (2-8) visits La Guaira (4-5) @ 3:00 PM VET
Zulia (6-3) visits Magallanes (4-5) @ 5:00 PM VET
Aragua (6-2) visits Margarita for a doubleheader beginning @ 5:00 PM VET
Caracas (6-4) visits Lara (5-4) @ 5:30 PM VET


Venezuelan Parallel League:

Carlos Talavera (Johnson City-Margarita/Aragua) started in centerfield and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Margarita-Aragua and Boston tied 7-7

No Games Scheduled For Saturday


Dominican League:

Angel Castro (former Memphis-Cibaenas) entered in the sixth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed one hit, two unearned runs, and hit one batter.  (g/f:4-0)

Mike Mayers (Memphis-Escogido) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck five out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:6-3)

Escogido beat Cibaenas 3-1
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Estrellas) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and allowed three stolen bases.

Cibao beat Estrellas 10-6
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Azucareros) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one triplem two RBIs, two runs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Magneuris Sierra (St. Louis-Azucareros) started in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Jayson Aquino (former waiver claim-Azucareros) entered in the sixth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, two runs (one earned), and one walk for the losing decision (0-1).  (i-rs:2-1)

Licey beat Azucareros 6-4
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Saturday's Games:
Azucareros (0-5) visits Escogido (3-2) @ 4:00 PM AST
Licey (2-3) visits Estrellas (4-1) @ 7:30 PM AST
Cibao (4-1) visits Cibaenas (2-3) @ 8:00 PM AST


Nicaraguan League (October 23, 2017):

Notes:
Dennis Martinez (former Springfield pitching coach) threw out the very first pitch at the stadium named after him: La Prensa and El Nuevo Dia

Cheslor Cuthbert (Kansas City) is confirmed for the Central American Games: La Prensa