Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 10/08/11

Manager Dennis Martinez' Nicaraguan squad is just 1-4 in World Cup play.

Results from games played Friday, October 7.


World Cup/Pan Am


Tony Granadillo (former New Jersey-Venezuela) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  3-for-4 with two runs.

Yonathan Sivira (former Quad Cities-Venezuela) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  4-for-5 with two RBIs and one run.


Venezuela beat Germany 10-5


Juan Richardson (former Springfield-Dominican Republic) started at third base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one RBI and one sac fly.

Danilo Sanchez (former Springfield-Dominican Republic) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one ground into double play.


Australia beat Dominican Republic 11-9 in 10 innings


Curt Smith (former Springfield-Netherlands) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.


Joe Thurston (former St. Louis-USA) started at second base and batted third.  4-for-4 with one run and one hit by pitch.


Netherlands beat USA 7-5

USA Baseball Official Site Post Game


Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Nicaragua) started at second base and moved to third, batting eighth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.


South Korea beat Nicaragua 6-4



Dennis Martinez (Palm Beach pitching coach-Nicaragua manager) says he will stick with the Nicaraguan team despite their poor performance in the World Cup: La Prensa


Saturday's Games:

Netherlands (5-0) visits Canada (4-1) @ 2:00 PM

Greece (0-5) visits Chinese Taipei (0-5) @ 2:00 PM

Australia (2-3) visits Venezuela (4-1) @ 2:00 PM

Cuba (5-0) visits Germany (0-5) @ 2:00 PM

Panama (5-0) visits USA (3-2) @ 7:30 PM

Puerto Rico (2-3) visits Japan (1-4) @ 7:30 PM

South Korea (3-2) visits Italy (3-2) @ 7:30 PM

Dominican Republic (2-3) visits Nicaragua (1-4) @ 7:30 PM



Arizona Fall League


Alex Castellanos (former Springfield-Salt River) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.


Salt River beat Mesa 4-3

MLB Official Site Post Game


Matt Adams (Springfield-Peoria) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.


Surprise beat Peoria 6-5

MLB Official Site Post Game


Saturday's Games:

Scottsdale (1-2) visits Phoenix (3-1) @ 12:35 PM MST

Salt River (3-1) visits Mesa (0-4) @ 6:35 PM MST

Surprise (3-0) visits Peoria (1-3) @ 6:35 PM MST



Mexican Pacific League (October 12th)


Amaury Cazana (Memphis) has not joined Culiacan as he is working on his residence issues in the United States: Mexican Pacific League Official Site



Venezuelan League (October 12th)


With Kleininger Teran (Quad Cities) making the move from an infielder to catcher, he is getting a very hard look in Aragua camp.  He is also recovering from an injury which derailed his 2011 season.  Aragua Official Site


Jose Garcia (Springfield) took part in Aragua intersquad game and played for the big league team: Aragua Official Site


Sam Freeman (Springfield) plans to pitch all winter with Margarita while Mike Parisi (former St. Louis) is only signed until Thanksgiving: Margarita Official Site


David Peralta (former Johnson City) and Frederick Parejo (former Quad Cities) were promoted by Margarita due to outfielders playing in the MLB playoffs: Margarita Official Site



Dominican League (October 22nd)


Former St. Louis Cardinal Jose DeLeon was elected to the Dominican Sports Hall of Fame: Listin Diario



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