Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 12/23/10

Amaury Cazana singles and hits a solo home run in the LMP for Player of the Day honors. Tyler Greene connects for three hits in the Dominican. Former farm players Krithiam Linares and Yoffri Martinez help lead Margarita to the Venezuelan Parallel League title.

Mexican Pacific League

 

Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Culiacan) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, and one run.

 

Brian Barden (Former St. Louis-Mazatlan) started at second base and batted second.  1-for-3 with one walk.

 

Culiacan beat Mazatlan 4-0

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Emil Brown (Former Memphis-Obregon) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and one sac fly.

Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Obregon) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out. (ir-s:2-2)

 

Guasave beat Obregon 10-6

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Mexicali) started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one stolen base and one strikeout.

 

Mexicali beat Navojoa 10-1

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Notes:

Culiacan placed Julian Tavarez (Former St. Louis) on the disabled list and acitivated Yunesky Sanchez (Diamondbacks).

 

Thursday's Games:

Culiacan (35-26) visits Mazatlan (28-33) @ 7:30 PM MT

Hermosillo (36-25) visits Mochis (35-26) @ 7:30 PM MT

Mexicali (27-34) visits Navojoa (17-44) @ 7:30 PM MST

Obregon (33-28) visits Guasave (33-28) @ 7:30 PM MT

 

 

Venezuelan League

 

Renyel Pinto (Former Memphis-Caribes) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one walk. (g/f:2-0)

 

Caribes beat Aragua 6-3

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Romulo Ruiz (Johnson City-Zulia) started as designated hitter and batted eighth. 0-for-4 at the plate.

 

Zulia beat Magallanes 6-3

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Notes:

Jose Martinez (Springfield) was called up by Aragua to pick up some of the playing time for Luis Maza (Astros/Phillies), who is dealing with the flu.  Aragua Official Site

 

Royals have pulled Alcides Escobar from playing with Lara: Beisbol Veneolano

 

Richard Hidalgo is out with the flu and Bruce Rondon was pulled from Magallanes by the Tigers.

 

Thursday's Games:

Caracas visits Margarita @ 1:00 PM VST

Magallanes visits Lara @ TBA

Aragua visits La Guaira @ 7:30 PM VST

Caracas visits Margarita @ 7:30 PM VST

 

 

Venezuelan Parallel League Championship

 

Kristhiam Linares (Former Springfield-Margarita) started and pitched five innings. He allowed four hits, no runs, one walk, committed one error, and struck four out. (g/f:6-3)

Yoffri Martinez (Former MiLB Signing-Margarita) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-1). (g/f:1-0)

 

Margarita beat Caracas 4-3

Margarita Official Site Post Game

 

Margarita takes the Venezuelan Parallel League Championship winning two of three games over Caracas.

 

 

Dominican League - Round Robin Elimination Game

 

Hector Luna (Former St. Louis-Aguilas) started at third base and batted second.  1-for-3 with one run, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.

Tyler Greene (St. Louis-Aguilas) started at second base and moved to third, batting sixth.  3-for-4 and assisted in one double play.

Bartolo Colon (White Sox Free Agent-Aguilas) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, three walks, hit one batter, two pickoff errors, and struck one out. (g/f:6-9)

 

Fernando Tatis (Former St. Louis-Escogido) started at first base and batted fourth. 2-for-5 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one walk, and assisted in one double play.

 

Escogido beat Aguilas 5-2

Listin Diario Post Game

 

Notes:

Ken Oberkfell (Former St. Louis) has left Escogido to join Mets management, leaving bench coach Luis Pujols (Former Tigers Manager) to take the reins: ESPN Deportes

 

This is the first time since the expansion of the league in 1983-84 that both Aguilas and Licey have missed the round robin in the same year: Listin Diario

 

The Round Robin draft was held on Thursday with Bartolo Colon (White Sox Free Agent-Aguilas) being selected by Escogido and Hector Luna (Former St. Louis-Aguilas) getting picked up by Azucareros.  Estrellas Official Site

 

 

Puerto Rican League

 

Ruben Gotay (Former Memphis-San Juan) started at first base and batted seventh. 2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.

 

Caguas beat San Juan 7-2

 

Jeffrey Dominguez (Mariners Free Agent-Carolina) started at third base and moved centerfield, batting sixth.  1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) started in right field and batted seventh. 1-for-4 at the plate.

 

Miguel Negron (Former Memphis-Mayaguez) entered in the sixth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out. (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

 

Carolina beat Mayaguez 4-2

Primera Hora Post Game

 

Notes:

Carolina, Ponce, San Juan, and Caguas are moving on in the tournament: Primera Hora

 

Thursday's Games:

Mayaguez (12-32) visits Carolina (24-18) @ 7:00 PM AST

Caguas (29-14) visits San Juan (18-24) @ 7:30 PM AST

 

 

Nicaraguan League

 

Boer beat Leon 4-1: LNBP Official Site Post Game

Chinandega beat Granada 2-1: LNBP Official Site Post Game

 

League goes on Christmas break until December 26th.

 

 

Australian League

 

Chad Gabriel (Former Quad Cities-Bisbane) started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 and one outfield assist.

 

Melbourne beat Brisbane 16-3

 

 

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