Tony Cruz (
Jim Rapoport (
Tyler Herron (
Post game: link
The Sharks fall to 13-7-1 and have a three-game lead over the second-best team in the league.
HWL takes Thursday off;
Tyler Greene (
Steven Hill (Springfield-taxi squad): Started as designated hitter and batted 8th. 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout (looking).
Brad Furnish (
Peoria Saguaros took an early lead and never looked back defeating Surprise 8-1: link
Post game: link
The Saguaros improve to 9-5 and are in the middle of a three-way tie for best record in the AFL.
Peoria Saguaros visit Surprise (4-10) Thursday @ 12:35pm MST.
Mexican Pacific League
Francisco Rivera (Quad Cities): Did not play.
Hugo Castellano (Memphis-free agent): Started and lasted just 1.2 innings. Allowed seven hits, six earned runs, one home run, one walk, threw one wild pitch and struck out one en route to a loss. (ground out-fly out: 2-2)
Obregon lost 10-2 to
Obregon (2-8) visits
Jason Motte (
Ron Flores (Memphis-free agent): Entered in the 6th and pitched to three batters. Allowed one hit and no runs. (ground out-fly out: 0-2)
Former Cardinal prospect Les Walrond pitched six strong innings giving up two hits, one run (home run), and striking out seven for Magallanes.
Margarita lost to Magallanes 9-2: link
Jose Martinez (
Margarita @ Aragua was postponed due to rain; no make up scheduled at this time: link
Aragua (2-4) visits La Guaira (3-4) Thursday @ 7:30pm VST.
Margarita (4-3) visits Lara (3-4) Thursday @ 7:30pm VST.
David Freese (
Rico Washington (Memphis-free agent): Pinch hit and stayed in the game in left field, batting 8th. 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Caribes lost 6-5 to Magallanes: link
Caribes (4-2) welcomes Magallanes (4-4) Thursday @ 7:30pm VST.
Cesar Izturis (St. Louis-free agent): Expected to join Lara in November.
Mark Worrell (
Venezuelan Parallel League
Domnit Bolivar (Quad Cities): Started at shortstop and batted 5th. 1-for-4 with one RBI, two strikeouts, assited in three double plays, and committed two errors.
Jose Calero (GCL): Entered in the 8th and pitched two innings. Allowed two hits, one unearned run, walked two (one intentionally), and struck out one en route to a loss. (ground out-fly out: 1-2) (inherited runners-scored: 3-1)
Pablo Ortiz (GCL): Followed Calero and pitched 2/3 of an inning. Allowed no hits or runs, walked two, and struck out two. (inherited runners-scored: 2-1)
Aragua tied the game in the 9th sending it into extras, but lost to Caribes in the 10th, 5-4: link
Jose Cortez (VSL): Started in left field and batted leadoff. 2-for-4 with one run. Lifted later in the game.
Gerardo Mannbel (VSL): Started at shortstop and batted 3rd. 1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs, one walk, and stole two bases. Assisted in two double plays in the field.
Roberto Perez (VSL): Started as designated hitter and batted 4th. 1-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Hector Garcia (VSL): Pinch hit and took over for R. Perez as designated hitter. 0-for-2 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Yorbel Alcala (VSL): Started as catcher and batted 5th. 2-for-3 with one home run, four RBIs (two with two-outs), one run, and one strikeout.
Limbert Rivas (VSL): Replaced Alcala. 2-for-3 with one strikeout.
Cristofher Dumont (GCL): Started in right field and batted 7th. 1-for-3 with one double and two strikeouts. Lifted later in the game.
Ildemaro Vargas (VSL): Started at second base and moved to shortstop, batting 9th. 3-for-5 with one double, one RBI, and one run. Assisted in two double plays and committed one error in the field.
Javier Avendano (VSL): Started and pitched three innings. Allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck out two. (ground out-fly out: 5-2)
Fabian Marquez (VSL): Followed Avendano and pitched three innings. Allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck out two en route to the win. (ground out-fly out: 3-3)
Miguel Lopez (VSL): Followed Marquez and pitched three innings. Allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, and struck out two. (ground out-fly out: 3-3)
Thursday's game for teams featuring Cardinals' prospects:
Caribes (6-1) @
NY Mets (3-2) @ Aragua (6-1)
Dominican Republic League
Amaury Marti (
D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Pinch hit and took over at third base, batting 8th. 0-for-1 at the plate.
Licey scored their only run in the 9th and lost to Gigantes 7-1: link
Luis Perdomo (
Aguilas fell behind mid-game but made a comeback to send it into extras, where they won it in the 10th, 7-6: link
Licey (2-4) visits Aguilas (1-4) Thursday @ 8:05pm AST.
The league begins play Friday.
Cartegena coach and Cardinals'
Colombian scout Neder
Horta feels he has the best group of players from the country of
Players tentatively expected to
play: Pete Parise
Puerto Rican League
Begins play November 6.
The league is awaiting a list of players from the Dominican Republic League that they may use in the league during their winter season: link
The league stadiums have all been ok'd for play during the winter season: link
Jose Oquendo remains a candidate to manage the Puerto Rican team in the World Baseball Classic, like he did in 2006: link
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