Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/11/11

Rich Rundles keeps three batters from scoring for Player of the Day honors and Tyler Greene collects a single, double, and scores one run, both in the LVBP. Francisco Samuel keeps two runners on with 1 1/3 scoreless innings, Former MiLB Julio Manon earns the save, and ex-Cardinal Fernando Tatis doubles and drives in one run, all in the Dominican.

Mexican Pacific League Semifinals


No games on Monday



Vinny Castillo (Hermosillo) announced his retirement from LMP baseball: ESPN Deportes


A Look at the head-to-head match-ups in the semifinals: LMP Official Site 


Mazatlan celebrated their 65th anniversary during the 2010-11 season: Mazatlan Official Site


Tuesday's Games:

Guasave visits Culiacan @ 7:30 PM MST

Mochis visits Obregon @ 7.30 PM MST



Venezuelan League Round Robin


Tyler Greene (St. Louis-Aragua) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double.

Rich Rundles (Memphis Free Agent-Aragua) entered in the fourth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out. (ir-s:3-0)


Dennys Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) started at third base and batted second.  0-for-3 with one walk.

Javier Brito (Former Memphis-Margarita) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.

Aragua beat Margarita 4-1

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Caracas beat Zulia 8-5

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Tuesday's Games:

Aragua (4-3) visits Margarita (2-5) @ 7:30 PM VST

Caracas (5-2) visits Caribes (5-2) @ 7:30 PM VST



Dominican League Round Robin


Francisco Samuel (Memphis-Estrellas) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings. He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out. (g/f:1-2)(ir-s:2-0)


Pedro Feliz (St. Louis Free Agent-Gigantes) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted fifth.  Drove in one run on a sac fly.

Alberto Castillo (Former St. Louis-Gigantes) started at catcher and batted eighth. 0-for-2 with one sacrifice, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.


Gigantes beat Estrellas 6-5 in 11 innings


Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Azucareros) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (1). (g/f:0-2)


Fernando Tatis (Former St. Louis-Escogido) started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.


Azucareros beat Escogido 9-7



Escogido fired hitting coach Bernardo Tatis and named Luis de la Cruz his replacement for the remainder of the season: Escogido Official Site


Chris Roberson (Monterrey-Mexican League) has signed on to play for Gigantes after Hermosillo was eliminated from the LMP playoffs: Gigantes Official Site


The Dominican Prospect League has opened up All-Star game voting to the public: DPL Official Site


Tuesday's Games:

Escogido (5-8) visits Azucareros (9-4) @ 7:35 PM AST

Gigantes (6-7) visits Estrellas (6-7) @ 8:05 PM AST



Puerto Rican League Round Robin


No games on Monday


Tuesday's Games:

San Juan (3-4) visits Carolina (2-5) @ 7:00 PM AST

Caguas (4-3) visits Ponce (5-2) @ 7:30 PM AST



Nicaraguan League


Edgard Montiel (Former DSL-Leon) has played in 11 games going 5-for-12 (.417) with one double, one home run, nine RBIs, four runs, three walks, and one error.

Jem Argenal (VSL-Chinandega) has played in 27 games going 13-for-65 (.200) with two doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs, seven runs, one walk, 18 strikeouts, and one error.


Gustavo Martinez (Former GCL-Boer) is 0-1 with three saves and 2.31 ERA.  He has allowed three hits, five runs (three earned), ten walks, and struck 11 out over 11.2 innings.

Ricky Martinez (GCL-Chinandega) is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA.  He's allowed three hits, three runs (two earned), two walks, and struck five out over 5.1 innings.

Jose Calero (Former GCL-Granada) is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA.  He's allowed 11 hits, five earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck six out over 8.1 innings.


Tuesday's Games:

Leon (24-27) visits Boer (25-26)

Chinandega (29-22) visits Granada (24-27)



Taiwan League


The Yankees are pursuing Ku-Pao High School infielder Po-Rong (Jung) Wang and possibly Shi-Yuan High School RHP Lee-Wei Chiang, who is dealing with arm issues: Taiwan Baseball



Australian League


Chad Gabriel (Former Quad Cities-Brisbane) has played in 11 games going 11-for-40 (.275) with two home runs, ten RBIs, 17 total bases, seven runs, two walks, seven strikeouts, .340 OBP, .425 SLG, and .765 OPS.


Wayne Lundgren (Former Palm Beach-Sydney) has made nine appearances (eight starts) posting a 3-4 record, 5.62 ERA, and 1.46 WHIP.  He's allowed 49 hits, 27 runs (26 earned), two home runs, hit four batters, walked 12, and struck 38 out over 41.2 innings.



1. Adelaide 18-12

2. Perth 18-14

3. Sydney 17-14

4. Melbourne 16-15

5. Brisbane 13-17

6. Canberra 11-21



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