Jim Rapoport (
Post game: link
The Sharks improve to 14-12-1 and
climb back into a first place tie with
Tyler Greene (
Brett Wallace (
Steven Hill (Palm Beach-taxi squad): Started as designated hitter and batted 6th. 1-for-2 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and one hit by pitch. (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)
Tyler Norrick (
Peoria Saguaros gave up six in the
second and gave the game to
Post game: link
The Saguaros fall to 15-7 and are one game out of first place in the American Division.
No games scheduled for Sunday,
Peoria Saguaros visit
Brian Walton sends photos from Friday's game: link
The Pat Tillman foundation held their yearly benefit: link
Mexican Pacific League
Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent): Did not pitch for Obregon, day off.
Obregon (5-13) visit Navojoa (9-9) Sunday for a doubleheader, starting @ 5:00pm MST.
Francisco Rivera (Quad
Cities): Currently on the
Jason Motte (
Rico Washington (Memphis-free agent): Started at third base and batted 6th. 0-for-4 with one strikeout (swinging).
David Freese (
Caribes gave up the lead and the game in the sixth, losing 4-2 to Lara: link
Caribes (6-9) visits
Jose Rada (GCL): Did not pitch for Aragua.
Jose Martinez (
Aragua fell short in their comeback in the ninth, losing 10-9 to La Guaira: link
Aragua (5-8) welcomes La Guaira (6-9) Sunday @ 5:50pm VST.
Rob Flores (Memphis-free agent): Entered in the 7th and pitched to one batter, giving up a hit. That runner later scored, but was unearned.
Ex-Cardinals prospect Justin Pope blew the game in the tenth coughing uo two hits three earned runs, and walking two.
Margarita went to-to-toe with Zulia before giving the game away in extras, losing 7-4: link
Ron Flores (Memphis-free agent): Entered in the seventh and pitched two batters. Allowed one hit, and two earned runs en route to his first loss in league play. (ground out-fly out: 1-0)
Margarita scored two to tie in the sixth and gave up three in the seventh for a 5-2 loss to Zulia in game two of the doubleheader: link
Margarita (6-11) welcomes Zulia (12-6) Sunday @ 7:00pm VST.
Cesar Izturis (
Mark Worrell (
Venezuelan Parallel League
Ted Obregon (GCL): Started as designated hitter and batted leadoff. 2-for-3 with one run, one stolen base, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Anthony Fonseca (VSL): Started in centerfield and batted 2nd. 2-for-2 with one caught stealing.
Wilson Perez (VSL): Took over for Luis Campos (?) in right field and batted 2nd. 1-for-2 with one strikeout.
Billy Bolivar (VSL): Started in left field and moved to centerfield, batted 5th. 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Hector Garcia (VSL): Started at third base and batted 6th. 1-for-3 at the plate.
Javier Avendano (VSL): Started and pitched six innings. Allowed four hits, no runs, one walk, and struck out four. (ground out-fly out:8-4)
Miguel Lopez (VSL): Followed Avendano and pitched two innings. Allowed two hits, no runs, and struck out one. (ground out-fly out:2-2)
Francisco Guzman (VSL): Followed Lopez and pitched 0.2 innings. Allowed three hits, two unearned runs, and one walk en route to his second loss in league play. (ground out-fly out:1-1)
No Cardinals participated as
Domnit Bolivar (Quad Cities): Entered late in the game at shortstop, batting 5th. 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Kleinenger Teran (GCL): Entered late in the game as a pinch hitter, batting 6th. 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Jose Garcia (
Deimer Bier (VSL): Entered in the eighth and pitched to the opponent's final batter, striking him out. (inherited runners-scored: 2-0)
Aragua scored five in the sixth to
The Venezuelan Parallel League takes Sunday off, returns Monday With:
Aragua (11-5) @ Magallanes (9-6)
Caribes (12-3) @
Amaury Marti (
D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Started at third base and batted 9th. 1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, and four strikeouts (three looking and one swinging). Also assisted in one double play in the field. (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 2)
Ex-Cardinal Timo Perez went 4-for-5 with two home runs and drove in three runs for Licey.
Licey jumped out in front early in the game and beat Gigantes 9-4: link
Licey (7-7) welcome Escogido (7-7) Sunday @ 5:00pm AST.
Luis Perdomo (
Aguilas @ Estrellas was postponed for Saturday, due to rain.
Aguilas (5-8) visit Gigantes (11-3) Sunday @ 5:00pm AST.
Former Cardinals Pedro Borbon and Joaquin Andujar are a couple names
you will find on the
Players participating: Ryan Bird (Instructional), Pete Parise (Palm Beach), Donovan Solano (Springfield), Alexander Castellano (DSL), Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach), Casey Mulligan (Palm Beach), and possibly Nick Derba (Palm Beach).
Puerto Rican League
Gigantes de Carolina managed by Jose Oquendo (St. Louis) featuring P.J. Walters (Memphis) and Bryan Anderson (Memphis) open Thursday at Santurce, which have Rigoberto Lugo (Batavia) listed on their roster, @ 7:35 pm AST. This is the only game scheduled for opening day.
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