Jim Rapoport (
Post game: link
The Sharks improve to 11-4-1 and have a four-game lead over the second best team in the league.
Ran from September 13-October 6.
Part one of Brian Walton's interview with Cardinals' Director of International Operations, Moises Rodriguez: link
Also check out the MiLB article on Cardinals' July 2nd signing Roberto De La Cruz and The Birdhouse's 2008 Co-VSL Player of the Year Gerardo Mannbel. Quotes from Cardinals' Vice President of Scouting and Player Development Jeff Luhnow and Cardinals' Director of MiLB Operations John Vuch are included: link
Brett Wallace (
Peoria Saguaros beat
The Saguaros improve to 8-1 and have a three-game lead over the second place team in the league.
Mexican Pacific League
Francisco Rivera (Quad
Cities): Did not play for
Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent): Entered in the ninth and pitched one inning. Allowed one hit, no runs, struck out one and he picked a runner off first base. (ground out-fly out:1-0)
Obregon lost to
Jason Motte (
Luke Gregerson (Margarita-Springfield): Entered in the eighth and pitched one inning. Allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck out two en route to a win. (ground out-fly out:1-0)
Jose Martinez (Aragua-Springfield): Started at shortstop and batted 9th. 0-for-3 and assisted in one double play.
Margarita scored two in the 9th for a 3-1 win over Aragua: link
Jose Rada (GCL): Did not pitch for Zulia.
Zulia scored four in the 9th to beat La Guaira 6-2: link
Rico Washington (Memphis-free agent): Started in left field and batted 4th. 1-for-3 with one run scored, one walk, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, and two strikeouts (swinging).
David Freese (
Caribes scored the go-ahead run in
the 8th and held off
Caribes visit Margarita Friday @ 8:00pm VST.
Ron Flores (Memphis-free agent): Did not pitch for Margarita.
Margarita beat La Guaira 5-3: link
Margarita visits Aragua Friday @ 7:30pm VST.
Jose Rada (VSL): Did not pitch for Zulia.
Zulia beat Magallanes 8-4: link
Cesar Izturis (St. Louis-free agent): Expected to join Lara in November.
Mark Worrell (
Venezuelan Parallel League
Cardinals day off, Pittsburgh Pirates visit Friday.
And all other games look to have been suspended for Thursday.
Partial roster released for the Cardinals includes: Javier Avendano (VSL), David Brito (VSL), Moises Colorado (VSL), Yonathan Gonzalez (VSL), Francisco Guzman (VSL), Miguel Lopez (VSL), Fabian Marquez (VSL), Carlos Noguera (VSL), Carlos Oraa (VSL), Gregory Ramos (VSL), Geney Rios (VSL), Jackson Solarte (VSL), Yorbel Alcala (VSL), Roberto Espinoza (Quad Cities), Limbert Rivas (VSL), and Omar Viloria (VSL).
July 2nd signings on the roster: Jose Weffer, Sergio Nieves, and Gerwuins Velazco.
Infielders and outfielders have not been released at this time. Rosters are subject to change.
Dominican Republic League
Estrellas lost to Azucareros 5-2: link
Amaury Marti (
D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Did not play.
Ex-Cardinal Timo Perez hit two home runs and drove in three runs.
Licey fell short in a comeback run mid-game and lost to Azucareros 8-5: link
Licey visit Azucareros Friday @ 7:30pm AST.
Estrellas lost to Gigantes 7-1, no box score available. Recap Saturday.
Estrellas visits Gigantes Friday @ 7:30pm AST.
Begins play October 24.
Puerto Rican League
Begins play November 6.
Ex-Memphis Redbirds outfielder Armando Rios has confirmed he will play for Gigantes de Carolina. In the same article, the team has announced Memphis catcher Bryan Anderson will be joining the team and Cardinals' catcher Yadier Molina has until mid-December to report before his contract is up: link
Tentatively expected to play: Juan Gonzalez (Memphis-free agent).
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