The Cardinals Winter League Notebook: 11/30

Amaury Marti's two-run home run in the Dominican Republic headlines Saturday's St. Louis Cardinals prospects news in winter ball.

Mexican Pacific League


Hugo Castellanos (Memphis-free agent): Did not pitch for Obregon.
Former Memphis Redbird Reggie Taylor drove in two runs.
Obregon beat Guasave 9-1: link 

Obregon (15-27) welcomes Guasave (22-21) Sunday @ 5:00pm MST.


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

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


Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico)
Joe Rogers (Memphis): Did not pitch for Minatitlan.
Former DSL Cardinal Alexander Francisco allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, and struck out seven over 7.1 innings for Minatitlan.
Minatitlan shut out Santa Rosa 1-0: link

Minatitlan (5-2-1) host Santa Rosa (7-4) Sunday.

Venezuelan League
Cesar Izturis (St. Louis-free agent): Did not play for Lara.
Luke Gregerson (Springfield): Entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  Allowed one hit, no runs, and struck out one.  (ground out-fly out: 2-0)
Margartia stomped on Lara 11-4: link

Lara (21-18) visits Margarita (14-21) Sunday @ 7:00pm VST.

Jose Rada (GCL): Entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  Allowed three hits, three earned runs, one home run, and struck out two.  (pitches-strikes: 28-18) (ground out-fly out: 2-1)
Jose Martinez (Springfield): Did not play for Aragua.
Aragua scored four in the eighth and held off Caracas for a 12-11 victory: link

Aragua (18-16) hosts Caribes (18-20) Sunday @ 5:30pm VST.

Cesar Izturis is the only current St. Louis Cardinal listed on the Venezuelan Team for the World Baseball Classic.  Ex-Cardinal Andres Galarraga is the bench coach.  Full roster: link


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


Venezuelan Parallel League


No results posted for Saturday.


Sunday's games:

St. Louis (12-21) @ Caracas (20-12)

Aragua (23-15) @ La Guaira (23-12)

Detroit (19-16) @ Caribes (25-8)
Venezuelan Parallel Western League

Current Standings:

1. Cardenales 16-8

2. Marineros-Lara 15-12 (Richard Castillo)

3. Seattle 14-13

4. Cleveland 10-13

5. Zulia 8-17 (Jose Penaloza)


Dominican Republic League
Amaury Marti (Memphis): Started in right field and batted 7th.  1-for-3 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one walk.

D'Angelo Jimenez (Memphis-free agent): Did not play for Licey.

Ex-Cardinal Ron Belliard drove in one run for Licey.

Ex-Cardinal Timo Perez went 3-for-4 and stole one base for Licey.

Licey jumped out in front with Mart's two-run home run and squeaked by the Gigantes 7-6: link

Licey (20-15) welcomes Escogido (16-19) Sunday @ 5:00pm AT.


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

Ex-Cardinal Julian Tavarez gave up seven hits, six runs and a home run and picked up the loss for Aguilas.


Former Springfield Cardinal Juan Richardson went 2-for-3 with a two-run hoem run for Estrellas.

Ex-Cardinal Fernando Tatis went 2-for-3 with a triple and RBI for Estrellas.

Aguilas made a comeback but gave up the game in the sixth and lost 9-5 to Estrellas: link

Aguilas (18-16) host Gigantes (20-14) Sunday @ 5:00pm AST.

Former Memphis Redbird and Escogido starting pitcher Nerio Rodriguez will miss at least 15 days after having the operation on his cheek:  link


Colombian League
All games that were postponed this past week have been rescheduled for December: link


Sincelejo manager Dann Bilardello was tossed.

Sincelejo reliever Davis Bilardello (Palm Beach) gave up two runs.

Barranquilla beat Sincelejo in both games.  7-1 in the first and 5-2 in the second game.
Cartagena beat Monteria 2-1 in the first game and 5-4 in the second: link


Team Renteria is doing a look back at some of the past All-Star games.  Today they covered the 2001-02 game which honored former Memphis Redbird Jolbert Cabrera. Current Baltimore Orioles' closer George Sherrill picked up the win pitching for Cartagena: link


Also participating: Donovan Solano (Springfield), Alexander Castellano (DSL), Pete Parise (Palm Beach), Ryan Bird (Instructional), and Nick Derba (Palm Beach).

Puerto Rican League


Rigoberto Lugo (Batavia): Did not pitch for Santurce.

Ex-Cardinal John Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs for Santurce.
Santurce lost to Mayaguez 8-3: link 
Bryan Anderson (Memphis), P.J. Walters (Memphis), Luis Mateo (Johnson City), and Yadier Molina (St. Louis): Did not play for Carolina.
Carolina scored three in the eighth and beat Ponce 5-3: link


Carolina (6-12) visits Santurce (10-8) Sunday @ 4:00pm AST.

Nicaraguan Prospect Winter League

No results posted for Saturday's games.


Cardenales de la Unica (6-6) is scheduled to take on San Isidro (0-12) in a doubleheader Sunday.

Jen Argenal and his family are pleased with their agreement and signing with the Cardinals (financial terms not released).  He was courted by several teams, but the one main reason for signing with the St. Louis Cardinals was Albert Pujols.  Argenal is a fan of Pujols.  Also included is a quote from the Cardinals scout Christian Blanco: link 



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