Dustin Mattison wraps up the Cardinals prospects in AFL play: link
Matthew Leach gives us his rundown of the St. Louis Cardinals prospects in AFL play with quotes from Cardinals' VP of Amateur Scouting and Player Development Jeff Luhnow: link
Mexican Pacific League
Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent): Entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters. Allowed one hit, two earned runs, and one walk picking up his third hold and second loss in league play. (ground out-fly out:1-0)
Former Memphis Redbird Iker Franco hit a solo home run for Obregon.
Obregon gave up five runs in the eight and never recovered losing 6-2 to Mochis: link
Obregon (14-25) visits Mochis (24-15) Wednesday @ 7:30pm MST.
Joe Rogers (
Game was suspended due to lack of light: link
The game will be made up at a later date: link
Ex-Memphis Redbird Matt Perisho replaces Former Cardinals prospect Justin Pope on the Margarita roster. Pope was having arm problems, so the Philadelphia Phillies pulled him from winter play.
Margarita (13-19) hosts
Cesar Izturis (St. Louis-free agent): Started at shortstop and batted leadoff. 1-for-4 with one strikeout (swinging). Assisted in one double play and committed a fielding error in the third inning, letting a runner get aboard but not scoring.
Lara shut out Magallanes 2-0: link
Lara (19-16) visits La Guaira (18-15) Wednesday @ 7:20pm VST.
Jose Rada (GCL): Entered in the sixth and pitched three innings. Allowed one hit, no runs, and struck out two.
Jose Martinez (
Aragua shut out La Guaira 1-0: link
Aragua (14-15) takes Wednesday off, welcomes Magallanes (14-20) Thursday @ 7:30pm VST.
Venezuelan Parallel League
Omar Diaz (GCL): Started and pitched two innings. Allowed three hits, four runs (one earned), three walks, and struck out three en route to his second loss in league play.
Pablo Ortiz (GCL): Followed Diaz and pitched three innings. Allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck out one. (ground out-fly out: 6-1)
Aragua gave up four runs in the
first and lost to
Aragua shut out
Alberto Rivero (VSL): Started in centerfield and batted 3rd. 1-for-4 with one double and one run.
Roberto Espinoza (Quad Cities): Started as catcher and batted 5th. 3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout. Allowed three stolen bases and threw one out.
Osmir Medina (VSL): Took over mid-game for Heyrich Martina (DSL) as designated hitter, batting 8th. 2-for-2 with one two-out RBI and one run.
Cesar Valera (July 2nd Signing): Started at shortstop and batted 9th. 2-for-3 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Javier Avendano (VSL): Started and pitched three innings. Allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck out four. (ground out-fly out: 2-2)
Miguel Lopez (VSL): Followed Avendano and pitched three innings. Allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck out four. (ground out-fly out: 3-2) (inherited runners-scored: 1-0)
No Cardinals' prospects played for Caribes.
Caribes lost to
Caribes (23-7) @ Aragua (21-14)
Venezuelan Parallel Western League
Richard Castillo (Quad Cities): Did not pitch for Marineros-Lara.
Marineros-Lara shut out
Jose Penaloza (GCL): Entered in the fifth and pitched two innings. Allowed four hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck out two. (ground out-fly out: 1-3)
Zulia fell behind early and lost
Dominican Republic League
Amaury Marti (
D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Did not play for Licey.
Ex-Cardinal Ron Belliard made his first winter league appearance, going 2-for-6 with two home runs and six RBIs for Licey.
Licey was doubled up by Gigantes 16-8: link
Luis Perdomo (
Aguilas lost to Estrellas 3-2 in 12 innings: link
Aguilas (17-14) host Estrellas (7-25) Wednesday @ 8:00pm AST.
Both games were postponed due to rain: link
Puerto Rican League
Santurce gave up five runs in the
eighth and squeaked by
Santurce (9-6) host
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