Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 12/05/09

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

Mexican Pacific League

 

Mike McCoy (Former Memphis-Culiacan) started at third base and batted second.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.

 

Culiacan beat Mazatlan 5-1

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 at the plate.

 

Obregon beat Mexicali 2-0

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Reid Gorecki (Former Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and moved to right, batting sixth.  0-for-4 with one stolen base and two strikeouts.

 

Hermosillo beat Navojoa 3-1

LMP Official Site Post Game

 

Saturday's Games:

Mazatlan (4-9) visits Culiacan (8-5) @ 6:00 PM MST.

Navojoa (8-5) visits Hermosillo (9-4) @ 6:00 PM MST.

Mochis (7-6) visits Guasave (5-8) @ 6:30 PM MST.

Mexicali (5-8) visits Obregon (6-7) @ 7:30 PM MST.

 

 

Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico)

 

Alexander Francisco (Former DSL) and Cordoba beat Santa Rosa 7-6.

 

Francisco Rivera (Palm Beach), Kit Pellow (Former Memphis), and San Andres beat Minatitlan 6-2.

 

 

Venezulean League

 

Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas) entered in the ninth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, hit one batter, and struck out two. (p-s:24-15)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-1)

 

La Guaira beat Caracas 11-9 in 11 innings

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Orlando Hernandez (Rangers Free Agent-Margarita) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, four walks, threw two wild pitches, and struck out eight for the winning decision (1-1). (g/f:2-3)

 

Marcos Rodriguez (Former Palm Beach-Caribes) started in left field and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, one caught stealing, and one outfield assist.

Pedro Rodriguez (MiLB Signing-Caribes) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits and no runs. (g/f:2-3)(ir-s:3-1)

 

Margarita beat Caribes 7-2

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Former St. Louis Cardinal Andres Galarraga sits ninth all-time on the LVBP home run list: Comandante del Beisbol

 

Saturday's Games:

Lara (19-28) visits Zulia (26-21) @ 1:00 PM VST.

Magallanes (31-16) visits La Guaira (23-25) @ 5:00 PM VST.

Margarita (25-23) visits Caribes (16-32) @ 5:00 PM VST.

Caracas (30-16) visits Aragua (19-28) @ 5:30 PM VST.

 

 

Venezuelan Parallel League

 

Anthony Fonseca (VSL-Caracas) started in centerfield and batted third.  3-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one stolen base.

 

Caracas beat Magallanes 2-0

 

Jonathan Gonzalez (Quad Cities-Zulia) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  (g/f:2-1)

 

Zulia beat Leones 6-2

 

Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis-Lara) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, and struck out six for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:6-1)

 

Lara beat Venoco 11-3

 

Frederick Parejo (Quad Cities-Aragua) started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with two RBIs, one walk, and two strikeouts.

 

Margarita beat Aragua 8-7

 

Ted Obregon (Johnson City) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  3-for-5 with one run.

Gerardo Mambell (GCL) started at first base and batted second.  2-for-5 with one double and one RBI.

Cesar Valera (GCL) started at shortstop and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and one hit by pitch.

Jem Argenal (VSL) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Hector Garcia (VSL) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.

Wilfred Vivas (VSL) started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-2 with two runs, two walks, and one error.

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

 

Detroit beat St. Louis 9-4

 

Ildemaro Vargas (VSL-Caribes) started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-5 with one RBI, two runs, and one walk.

Jose Calero (GCL-Caribes) entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, on unearned run, two walks, and struck out two.  (g/f:4-2)

 

Caribes beat Tiburones 6-5

 

 

Dominican League

 

Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis-Licey) started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Yadel Marti (Cuban Free Agent-Licey) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and one strikeout. (g/f:1-1)

 

Fernando Tatis (Former St. Louis-Estrellas) started in right field and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with one run and one caught stealing.

Juan Richardson (Former Springfield-Estrellas) started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and three strikeouts.

 

Estrellas beat Licey 8-1

Listin Diario Post Game

 

Danilo Sanchez (Former Springfield-Escogido) started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.

Abraham Nunez (Former St. Louis-Escodigo) started at third base and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one strikeout, and one error.

 

Escogido beat Gigantes 6-5

Listin Diario Post Game

 

A long list of celebrities took part in David Ortiz's (Red Sox) annual golf challenge: Listin Diario

 

Saturday's Games:

Caguas-Puerto Rico (5-9) visits Escogido (23-15) @ 7:30 PM AST. 

Licey (22-26) visits Gigantes (18-20) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Aguilas (18-20) visits Estrellas (13-25) @ 8:00 PM AST.

 

 

Colombian League

 

Carlos Villalobos of Barranquilla won the Home Run Derby.

 

All-Star Game is Saturday.

 

 

Nicaraguan League

 

Managua beat Granada 11-1: La Prensa Post Game and El Nuevo Diario Post Game

Chinandega beat Leon 8-4: La Prensa Post Game and El Nuevo Diario Post Game

LNBP Official Site Post Game

 

Saturday's Games:

Chinandega (14-15) visits Leon (17-13)

Managua (13-16) visits Granada (15-15)

 

 

Puerto Rican League

 

Miguel Negron (Former MLB Spring Invite-Arecibo) started in centerfield and batted second.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Bill Pulsipher (Former St. Louis-Arecibo) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, and struck out two for the losing decision (0-3).  (g/f:11-5)

 

Ruben Gotay (MiLB Signing-Carolina) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) started in right field and batted sixth.  2--for-3 with one strikeout and two caught stealing.

Ivan Maldonado (Former MiLB Spring Invite-Carolina) entered in the ninth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, three walks, and struck out one for the hold (1). (g/f:1-0)

 

Carolina beat Arecibo 1-0

 

Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Ponce) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play. 

Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Ponce) started in left field and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.

 

Ponce beat Caguas 8-1

 

Primera Hora Post Game

 

Saturday's Games:

Carolina (8-7) visits Mayaguez (6-8) @ 7:15 PM AST.

Azucareros-Dominican (21-17) visits Arecibo (10-5) @ 7:15 PM AST.

 

 

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