Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 09/18/09

World Cup, Pacific Coast League and winter ball news about Cardinals and ex-Cardinals.

Results from games played Thursday, September 17.


World Baseball Cup


Daniel Descalso (Memphis) started at second base and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one double.


USA Beat Chinese Taipei 14-3

USA Official Site Post Game

USA plays Australia on Friday.



Curt Smith (Palm Beach) started in left field and batted fifth.  3-for-5 with one double and two strikeouts.


Netherlands Beat Venezuela 8-5

Netherlands plays Great Britain on Friday.



Pacific Coast League


Game Three: Memphis visits Sacramento on Friday @ 7:05 pm PDT.

Memphis leads 2-0 in best of five series.


Pitching Probables: Evan MacLane vs. Jerome Williams



International League Championship


Former Cardinals Playing For Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees):

John Rodriguez 0-for-5 with one walk and one strikeout.


Durham Beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3-2 In 12 Innings

Durham sweeps the series 3-0



Texas League Championship


Game Three: Midland visits NW Arkansas on Friday @ 7:15 pm CDT.

Series tied 1-1.



Winter Ball News


Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican League also sent a camp invite to Osvaldo Morales.


Azucareros del Este of the Dominican League sent camp invites to former Springfield Cardinal Juan Richardson and many others.

Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican League sent camp invites to former Cardinals Hector Luna, Luis Perdomo, Julian Tavarez and many others.


Leones del Escogido of the Dominican League sent out camp invites to former Cardinals Abraham Nunez, Danilo Sanchez, Nerio Rodriguez, and a host of others.  Former Cardinal Ken Oberkfell will be managing the team this winter.


Colombian and Venezuelan League All-Stars will meet on December 1st for a matchup between the two winter leagues.


Former Cardinal Bill Pulsipher has confirmed he will pitch another season for Lobos de Arecibo in the Puerto Rican League.  The league begins play on November 12th, with camps opening in the final week of October.  Interleague play between Puerto Rico and the Dominican is set for December.



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