Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/07/11

Tyler Greene collects a single, double, and drives in one run in the LVBP for Player of the Day honors. Former MiLB Iker Franco scores two runs as the next round of the LMP playoffs is set. Ex-Cardinal Felix Jose to be honored in Dominican. Ricky Martinez and former MiLB Jose Calero debut in LNBP with opposite results. Ex-MiLB Chad Gabriel hit a two-run homer in ABL.

Mexican Pacific League Playoffs

 

Mochis beat Guasave 6-4

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with two runs and one walk.

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Obregon) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run for the hold (2). (g/f:0-1)

 

Obregon beat Hermosillo 7-2

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Notes:

Obregon knocks Hermosillo out of the playoffs taking four of five games.  Both Mochis and Guasave also advanced since each won two games and Hermosillo only managed one.

 

No games scheduled for Friday

 

 

Venezuelan League Round Robin

 

Tyler Greene (St. Louis-Aragua) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one fielding error.

Jose Rada (Quad Cities-Aragua) entered in the sixth and pitched to one batter, walking him. (ir-s:1-0)

 

Renyel Pinto (Former Memphis-Caribes) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the hold (1). (g/f:1-1)

 

Caribes beat Aragua 5-4

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Kristhiam Linares (Former Springfield-Margarita) entered in the third and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and two walks. (p-s:21-9)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:3-3)

 

Caracas beat Margarita 11-3

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Notes:

The Diamondbacks have pulled Gerardo Parra from playing in the round robin tournament with Zulia: Zulia Official Site

 

Friday's Games:

Aragua (1-3) visits Caracas (4-0) @ 7:30 PM VST

Zulia (2-2) visits Caribes (3-1) @ 7:30 PM VST

 

 

Dominican League Round Robin

 

Notes:

Felix Jose (Former St. Louis) will be honored on Saturday by Estrellas for his impact on the teams during his winter ball career: Estrellas Official Site

 

Pedro Feliz (St. Louis Free Agent-Gigantes) talks about his slump this winter: Gigantes Official Site

 

Pedro Martinez (Phillies Free Agent-Licey) says he is still training and has not retired, stating there are a few teams interested in his services.  Licey Official Site

 

Miguel Tejada (Giants-Aguilas) talks about how his career got started and how the Giants passed him over in the beginning: Listin Diario

 

Friday's Game:

Gigantes (3-6) visits Azucareros (6-3) @ 7:35 PM AST

 

 

Puerto Rican League Round Robin

 

Notes:

Roberto Alomar becomes the 12th player to spend time with Caguas that is now enshrined in the Hall of Fame: Primera Hora

 

Vladimir Nunez (Former Memphis) has signed on to pitch for San Juan after Lara was eliminated from Venezuelan League play: El Vocero

 

Friday's Games:

Carolina (2-2) visits Caguas (1-3) @ 7:15 PM AST

San Juan (3-1) visits Ponce (2-2) @ 7:30 PM AST

 

 

Colombian League

 

Edgar Renteria (Former St. Louis) has signed a one-year deal with the Reds and thinks they have a shot at the World Series: ESPN Deportes and El Heraldo

 

 

Nicaraguan League

 

Granada beat Chinandega 7-5 in 13 innings - Jose Calero (Fomer GCL-Granada) retired ten batters in a row and Ricky Martinez (GCL-Chinandega) gave up one run in each of the seventh and eighth, almost earning the loss: LNBP Official Site Post Game and La Prensa Post Game

Leon beat Boer 6-3: La Prensa Post Game

 

Friday's Games:

Granada (24-24) visits Boer (22-26)

Leon (21-26) visits Chinandega (29-19)

 

 

Japan League

 

Yu Darvish became the highest paid player in the NPB when he signed a one-year deal 500 million yen contract with Nippon Ham Fighers: Japan Ball

 

Softbank 27-year old LHP Yao-Hsun Yang is eying a move to the MLB: Taiwan Baseball

 

Seibu 34-year old LHP Yoshihiro Doi has been working out and awaiting offers from the MLB: Yakyubaka

 

 

Australian League

 

Chad Gabriel (Former Quad Cities-Brisbane) started in left field and batted fifth.  3-for-6 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

 

Brisbane beat Cranberra 7-6 in 13 innings

ABL Official Site Post Game

 

 

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