The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 11/06

From Arizona, Tyler Greene's triple, stolen base and RBI lead Wednesday's St. Louis Cardinals prospects news in winter ball.

Hawaii Winter League


Tony Cruz (Palm Beach): Started as designated hitter and batted 4th.  1-for-4 with one strikeout (foul tip) and ground into one double play.


Jim Rapoport (Springfield): Pinch ran for Cruz in the ninth and was caught stealing.


The game ended after nine innings in a 0-0 tie between Honolulu and West Oahu: link

Post game: link


The Sharks stand at 14-14-2 and are a game and a half out of first place in the East Division.

The league takes Thursday off. Honolulu returns Friday visiting Waikiki @ 7:30pm HT.


Also participating: Blake King (Palm Beach) and Tyler Herron (Springfield).


Arizona Fall League


Tyler Greene (Memphis): Started at third base and batted 3rd.  1-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, one stolen base, reached on a fielding error, and one strikeout (swinging).  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)


Steven Hill (Palm Beach-taxi squad): Started as catcher and batted 7th.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts (swinging) and ground into one double play. (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)


Peoria Saguaros lost to Scottsdale 7-3: link

Post game: link


The Saguaros fall to 17-8 and back into a first place tie with Mesa in the American Division.

Peoria Saguaros welcome Scottsdale Thursday @ 12:35pm MST. 

Adam Ottavino (Springfield) is scheduled to start. Make sure to check out the interview he recently had with Brian Walton: link


Brad Furnish (Springfield) was the guest blogger for the Cardinals organization early this morning: link


Also participating: Shane Robinson (Memphis), Brett Wallace (Springfield), Justin Fiske (Springfield), and Tyler Norrick (Palm Beach).


Mexican Pacific League


Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent): Entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  Faced three batters getting two ground outs and one fly out.

Obregon jumped all over Guasave 9-2: link

Obregon (7-15) visits Guasave (12-10) Thursday @ 7:30pm MST.


Ex-Cardinal Felix Jose drove in two runs for Mochis and former Cardinal prospect Reid Gorecki walked four times for Navojoa: link

Francisco Rivera (Quad Cities): Currently on the Culiacan disabled list.

Jason Motte (St. Louis): Tentatively expected to pitch for Hermosillo.


Venezuelan League


David Freese (Memphis) and Rico Washington (Memphis-free agent): Kept the bench warm for Caribes.

Caribes added nine runs in the fifth and sixth to beat La Guaira 11-3: link

Caribes (7-11) welcome La Guaira (7-11) Thursday @ 7:30pm VST.


Jose Martinez (Springfield): Made his return, entering the game as a defensive substitution in the eighth.  No at-bat in the game.

Jose Rada (GCL): Entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  Allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk en route to his first win in league play.  (ground out-fly out:1-5)

Former Cardinal farmhand Prentice Redman went 3-for-4 with a double and three-run home run.

Aragua tacked on eight runs in the fourth to beat Lara 11-2: link


Luke Gregerson (Springfield): Entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He faced three batters getting one to strike out and the other two to ground out.  (pitches-strikes:14-10)

Ron Flores (Memphis-free agent): Did not pitch for Margarita.

Margarita fell behind early, losing 8-1 to Caracas: link

Margarita (7-12) visits Aragua (7-9) Thursday @ 7:30pm VST.

Cesar Izturis (St. Louis-free agent): Expected to join Lara sometime in November.

Mark Worrell (Memphis): Tentatively expected to pitch got Zulia.


Venezuelan Parallel League


No results posted for Wednesday.


Thursday's games:

Caribes (13-3) @ Margarita (9-10)

Magallanes (11-6) @ St. Louis (6-8)

Philadelphia (5-11) @ Aragua (11-7)


Dominican Republic League


Amaury Marti (Memphis): Started in left field and batted 5th.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and ground into one double play.
D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Started at third base and batted 9th.  1-for-4 with two RBIs, one stolen base, and one strikeout (looking).  Assisted in one double play in the field.  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)

Licey squeaked by Estrellas 7-5: link

Thursday is an off day.  Licey (9-8) welcome Estrellas (3-13) Friday @ 7:30pm AST.


Luis Perdomo (Springfield): Did not pitch for Aguilas.

Aguilas scored two in the ninth to help them beat Azucareros 3-2: link

Thursday is an off day.  Aguilas (8-9) visit Azucareros (11-6) Friday @ 7:30pm AST.


Colombian League


Alexander Castellano (DSL) committed two errors for Barranquilla.

Cartegena beat Barranquilla: link

Also participating: Donovan Solano (Springfield), Casey Rowlett (Springfield), Ryan Bird (Instructional), Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach), and possibly Nick Derba (Palm, Beach).


Puerto Rican League


The league opens tonight with a celebration before the Gigantes and Santurce game: link


P.J. Walters (Memphis) will toe the rubber for Gigantes as they visit Santurce @ 7:35pm AST.

Also participating: Luis Mateo (Johnson City), Rigoberto Lugo (Batavia), Bryan Anderson (Memphis), Yadier Molina (St. Louis-December), Felipe Lopez (St. Louis-free agent), and Juan Gonzalez (Memphis-free agent).



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