Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 11/26/09

Luis Orozco is the player of the day in our daily report on Cardinals prospects past and present in winter ball.

Mexican Pacific League

 

Fernando Salas (Memphis-Hermosillo) entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (2).

 

Hermosillo beat Mazatlan 8-6

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.

 

Obregon beat Mochis 3-1

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Mike McCoy (Former Memphis-Culiacan) started at third base and batted second.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

 

Culiacan beat Mexicali 5-0

LMP official Site Post Game

 

Reid Gorecki (Former Springfield-Navojoa) started in right field and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with two home runs, five RBIs, three runs, and one walk.

 

Navojoa beat Guasave 12-3

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Hermosillo hired former Memphis Redbirds pitching coach Blaise Ilsley.

 

Thursday's Games:

Mazatlan (1-4) visits Hermosillo (4-1) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Mochis (2-3) visits Obregon (4-1) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Mexicali (2-3) visits Culiacan (3-2) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Navojoa (2-3) visits Guasave (2-3) @ 7:30 PM MST.

 

 

Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico)

 

Ivan Bellazetin (Former MiLB Spring Invite-Xalalpa) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter.  0-for-1 at the plate.

 

Xalapa beat Cordoba 9-3

 

Joe Rogers (Former Memphis-Cosamaloapan) started and pitched 8.1 innings.  He allowed 12 hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck out three for the winning decision.

 

Cosamaloapan beat Soledad 7-4

 

 

Venezuelan League

 

Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, hit one batter, and assisted in one triple play.  (g/f:5-1)

 

Marcos Rodriguez (Former Palm Beach-Caribes) eighth in left field and moved to first base, batting fifth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Pedro Rodriguez (MiLB Signing-Caribes) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck out one. (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

 

Caracas beat Caribes 10-4

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-2 with two walks and one stolen base.

Kristhiam Linares (Palm Beach Free Agent-Margarita) entered in the sixth and walked his only batter faced. (ir-s:2-0)

 

Magallanes beat Margarita 4-1

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Jose Rada (Johnson City-Aragua) entered in the sixth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk. 

 

Aragua beat Zulia 6-2

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Lara is considering adding former St. Louis Cardinal Jason Simontacchi: Comandante del Beisbol

 

Francisco Rodriguez (Mets) is planning on pitching for La Guaira at some point this winter as part of his rehab: Comandante del Beisbol

 

Thursday's Games:

Margarita (21-20) visits Caribes (12-29) @ 7:15 PM VST.

Lara (16-26) visits Aragua (17-23) @ 7:30 PM VST.

Caracas (29-11) visits La Guaira (19-22) @ 7:30 PM VST.

Zulia (21-20) visits Magallanes (28-12) 7:30 PM VST.

 

 

Venezuelan Parallel League

 

Jose Garcia (Springfield-Aragua) entered late in the games pinch hitter and took over shortstop.  Two walks and one stolen base.

Kleinenger Teran (Johnson City-Aragua) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with two doubles, one run, and one strikeout.

Domnit Bolivar (Quad Cities-Aragua) started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with two walks, one sacrifice, and one stolen base.

 

Ted Obregon (Johnson City) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and one error.

Cesar Valera (GCL) started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, one error, and one caught stealing.

Alberto Rivero (GCL) started in centerfield and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

Alexander Castellano (VSL) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Dail Villanueva (VSL) started and pitched four three innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, four walks, and struck out two. (g/f:5-1)

Jonathan Escudero (MiLB Signing) entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck out two.  (g/f:3-1)

 

Aragua beat St. Louis 3-2

 

Anthony Fonseca (VSL-Caracas) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, and one hit by pitch.

 

Caracas beat Caribes 5-4

 

Julio Castellano (GCL Free Agent-Leones) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck out two.  (g/f:3-0)

 

Leones and Margarita tied 0-0 after 11 innings

 

 

Dominican League

 

Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Licey) started in left field and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.

D'Angelo Jimenez (Former Memphis-Licey) started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with two walks and grounded into one double play.

Jorge Sosa (Former St. Louis-Licey) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck out two for the winning decision (4-1).  (g/f:3-11)

Oneli Perez (Memphis Free Agent-Licey) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck out two for the save (12). (g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)

 

Licey beat Gigantes 4-2

Listin Diario Post Game

 

Abraham Nunez (Former St. Louis-Escogido) started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one run and one walk.

Nerio Rodriguez (Former St. Louis-Escogido) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, two walks,threw one wild pitch, had one balk, and struck out five for the winning decision (2-1). (g/f:2-8)

 

Escogido beat Azucareros 5-1

Listin Diario Post Game

 

Tony Cruz (Springfield-Estrellas) entered in the ninth as a pinch hitter and took over catcher, batting third.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Juan Richardson (Former Springfield-Estrellas) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI.

Yasser Gomez (Cuban Free Agent-Estrellas) started in left field and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double and two runs.

Evan MacLane (Memphis Free Agent-Estrellas) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, four runs (two earned), one walk, and struck out four for the winning decision (5-1). (g/f:6-8)

 

Hector Luna (Former St. Louis-Aguilas) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-2 at the plate.

 

Estrellas beat Aguilas 9-4

Listin Diario Post Game

 

No games Thursday, Friday's games:

Aguilas (14-18) visits Escogido (20-11) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Estrellas (12-20) visits Gigantes (15-17) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Licey (18-14) visits Azucareros (18-14) @ 7:30 PM AST.

 

 

Colombian League

 

Carlos Pupo (Former Quad Cities-Sincelejo) started at first base and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with one RBI and one hit by pitch.

Luis Orozco (GCL-Sinclejo) entered in the fifth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck out two for the winning decision.

 

Javier Colina (Former Memphis-Monteria) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

 

Sincelejo beat Monteria 5-4 in game one of doubleheader.

 

Pupo started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.

 

Colina started at third base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

 

Monteria beat Sincelejo 12-7

Team Renteria Doubleheader Post Game

 

Barranquilla @ Cartagena was postponed due to rain: Team Renteria Announcement

 

The Colombian League and city of Barranquilla have made a great deal of improvements to the Caimanes' stadium and hope to get involved in the Caribbean Series: Team Renteria

 

Thursday's Games:

Cartagena (12-14) visits Barranquilla (16-11)

Monteria (12-16) visits Sincelejo (15-14)

 

 

Nicaraguan League

 

Leon beat Chinandega 22-4

Granada beat Managua 2-1: El Nuevo Diario Post Game

LNBP Official Site Post Game 

 

The league named it's 2009 All-Stars: El Nuevo Diario

Dennis Martinez (Springfield Pitching Coach): What Am I Now?

 

Thursday's Games:

Managua (11-12) visits Chinandega (10-13)

Granada (13-12) visits Leon (14-11)

 

 

Puerto Rican League

 

Caguas @ Carolina was postponed due to rain.

 

Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Ponce) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one walk.

Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Ponce) started in right field and batted fifth.  3-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.

 

Hector Hernandez (GCL-Mayaguez) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, and one walk for the winning decision (1-0). (g/f:0-4)(ir-s:2-1)

 

Mayaguez beat Ponce 9-7

Primera Hora Post Game

 

Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) for once is feeling no pressure and is enjoying his time: Primera Hora

 

No games Thursday, Friday's games:

Mayaguez (4-5) visits Caguas (2-6) @ 7:15 PM AST.

Ponce (3-7) visits Carolina (6-3) @ 7:15 PM AST.

 

 

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