The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 11/13

Adam Ottavino's four shutout innings in Arizona headlines Wednesday's St. Louis Cardinals prospects news in winter ball.

Hawaii Winter League


3 days until the playoffs begin.


Tony Cruz (Palm Beach): Started at first base and batted 4th.  1-for-3 with one walk.  Cruz committed a throwing error and missed a catch in the third, runner advanced but did not score. (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 1)

Jim Rapoport (Springfield): Started in right field and batted 6th.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout (foul tip).  He committed a fielding error in the second, letting the runner advance but did not score.  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 2)


Honolulu lost 5-1 to West Oahu: link


The Sharks fall to 16-17-2 and are now 1.5 games out of first place in the East Division.

Thursday's game between Honolulu and West Oahu has been cancelled.  Honolulu welcomes Waikiki (18-16-1) Friday @ 7:30pm HT.

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


Arizona Fall League


One-game championship is November 22.


Tyler Greene (Memphis): Started at second base and batted 3rd.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.

Brett Wallace (Springfield): Started at third base and batted 4th.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and ground into one double play.

Steven Hill (Palm Beach-taxi squad): Started as designated hitter and batted 9th.  1-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one walk.  (Runners left in scoring position with 2-outs: 3)
Adam Ottavino (Springfield): Started and pitched four innings.  Allowed five hits, no runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck out six en route to his third win in league play.  (pitches-strikes: 65-45) (ground out-fly out: 4-1)

Tyler Norrick (Palm Beach): Followed Ottavino and pitched two innings.  Allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck out four while picking up his third hold of the winter season.  (pitches-strikes: 41-27) (ground out-fly out: 0-1)


Peoria Saguaros scored three in the 2nd and held off Peoria Javelinas for a 3-2 victory: link

Post game: link


The Saguaros improve to 21-10 and have a one game lead over Mesa in the American Division.

Peoria Saguaros visit Peoria Javelinas (12-19) Thursday @ 7:05pm MST.


The AFL site has posted video on some of the Cardinals' prospects playing: link


Brian Walton caught up with Tyler Greene during league play: link

Also participating: Shane Robinson (Memphis), Brad Furnish (Springfield), and Justin Fiske (Springfield).


Mexican Pacific League


Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent): Did not pitch for Obregon.

Obregon gave up five runs in the 5th and never made a comeback, losing 5-2 to Mazatlan: link

Obregon (10-18) visit Mazatlan (12-16) Thursday @ 8:00pm MST.

Ex-Cardinal Chris Narveson had another solid start.  He allowed four hits, two runs, one home run, one walk, and struck out five over seven innings for Hermosillo: link

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

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


Venezuelan League


Luke Gregerson (Springfield) and Ron Flores (Memphis-free agent): Did not pitch for Margarita.

Margarita lost 9-4 to Lara: link

Margarita (9-16) takes Thursday off, host Magallanes (12-12) Friday @ 8:00pm VST.


Jose Rada (GCL): Did not pitch for Aragua.

Aragua (9-12) had Wednesday off, visit Magallanes (12-12) Thursday @ 4:00pm VST.


Venezuelan Parallel League


Jose Martinez (Springfield): Started at shortstop and batted 2nd.  2-for-4 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and committed one error in the field.

Jose Garcia (Batavia): Started as designated hitter and batted 5th.  1-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one walk, and one strikeout.

Pablo Ortiz (GCL): Entered in the eighth and pitch 1.2 innings.  Allowed three hits, three earned runs, one walk, hit two batters, threw one wild pitch, and struck out two.  (ground out-fly out: 2-1) (inherited runners-scored: 3-1)

Aragua was tagged for six runs in the final two frames and lost to Houston 7-2: link


Thursday's games:

NY Mets (8-13) @ St. Louis (8-13)

Caribes (18-4) @ La Guaira (16-7)

Aragua (14-12) has the day off.


Dominican Republic League


Amaury Marti (Memphis): Started as designated hitter and batted 5th.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play.

D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Started at third base and batted 9th.  1-for-3 with one RBI.

Former Memphis Redbird Ricardo Rodriguez gave up six hits, three runs, and struck out one over 1.2 innings for Licey.


Luis Perdomo (Springfield): Entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters, giving up three hits and three earned runs.

Ex-Cardinal Hector Luna hit a three-run shot for Aguilas.


Aguilas scored in the first four innings and never let up, beating Licey 11-5: link


League takes Thursday off.

Aguilas (14-9) visits Escogido (11-11) Friday @ 7:30pm AST.

Licey (12-10) visit Azucareros (13-10) Friday @ 7:30pm AST.


Colombian League


Donovan Solano (Springfield) committed one error.

Barranquilla lost 12-1 to Monteria.

Sincelejo beat Cartegena 3-2: link


Also participating: Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach), Alexander Castellano (DSL), Casey Rowlett (Springfield), Ryan Bird (Instructional), and Nick Derba (Palm Beach).


Puerto Rican League


Bryan Anderson (Memphis), Luis Mateo (Johnson City), P.J. Walters (Memphis), and Yadier Molina (St. Louis-December): Did not play for Carolina.

Carolina beat Mayaguez 5-2: link


Rigoberto Lugo (Batavia) and Felipe Lopez (St. Louis-free agent): Did not play for Santurce.

Santurce scored the winning run in the 12th to beat Caguas 5-4: link


Both Carolina and Santurce have Thursday off.

Carolina (3-3) visits Ponce (1-3) Friday @ 7:30pm AST.

Santurce (4-2) welcome Mayaguez (1-3) Friday @ 7:30pm AST.



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