Mexican Pacific League
Mike McCoy (Former Memphis-Culiacan) started at shortstop and batted second. 1-for-5 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Fernando Salas (Memphis-Hermosillo) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning. He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck out two. (g/f:0-1)
Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted seventh. 1-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one caught stealing.
Edgar Gonzalez (Former Springfield-Mazatlan) started at second base and batted seventh. 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Reid Gorecki (Former Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted third. 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly and one strikeout.
Felix Jose (Former St. Louis-Cordoba) started as designated hitter and batted fourth. 2-for-3 at the plate.
Ricardo Rincon (Former St. Louis-Cordoba) started and pitched five innings. He allowed six hits, no runs, one walk, and struck out six for the winning decision.
Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) started as designated hitter and batted sixth. 1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Kristhiam Linares (Palm Beach Free Agent-Margarita) entered in the sixth and pitched to two batters. He allowed no hits or runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck out one. (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)
Jolbert Cabrera (Former Memphis-Lara) started in centerfield and batted leadoff. 1-for-4 with one run and two strikeouts.
Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis-Lara) started and pitched four innings. He allowed eight hits, five runs (four earned), one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck out one for the losing decision (0-1). (g/f:5-6)
Orlando Hernandez (Rangers Free Agent-Margarita) is having some slight discomfort in his quadriceps muscle and Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) took part in a baseball clinic for kids: Margarita Official Site
Zulia (27-27) visits
La Guaira (26-29) visits Magallanes (35-19) @ 5:30 PM VST.
Aragua (24-30) visits Margarita (28-27) @ 6:00 PM VST.
Lara (22-32) visits Caribes (20-34) @ 6:00 PM VST.
Venezuelan Parallel League
Kleininger Teran (Johnson City-Aragua) has played in 30 games going 32-for-101 (.317) with three doubles, 13 RBIs, 40 total bases, 15 runs, 12 walks, ten strikeouts, .393 OBP, and .396 SLG.
Frederick Parejo (Quad Cities-Aragua) has played in 28 games going 29-for-96 (.302) with three doubles, one home run, 20 RBIs, 35 total bases, 15 runs, 15 walks, one stolen base, 16 strikeouts, three caught stealing, .398 OBP, and .365 SLG.
Domnit Bolivar (Quad Cities-Aragua) has played in 34 games going 26-for-90 (.274) with five doubles, two home runs, nine RBIs, 37 total bases, 20 runs, 13 walks, two stolen bases, 18 strikeouts, three caught stealing, .358 OBP, and .389 SLG.
Reynier Gonzalez (Johnson City-Aragua) has made 14 appearances (two starts) posting a 5-2 record, 2.50 ERA, and one save. He's allowed 33 hits, 13 runs (ten earned), one home run, 20 walks, hit three batters, and struck out 28 over 36 innings.
Aragua is 32-15 and one game out of first place.
Anthony Fonseca (VSL-Caracas) has played in 43 games going 43-for-129 (.333) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, 15 RBIs, 56 total bases, 32 runs, 17 walks, 11 stolen bases, 19 walks, six caught stealing, .453 OBP, and .434 SLG.
Ildemaro Vargas (VSL-Caribes) has played in 35 games going 38-for-104 with five doubles, one triple, 16 RBIs, 45 total bases, 29 runs, six walks, nine stolen bases, nine strikeouts, three caught stealing, .419 OBP, and .433 SLG.
Roberto Perez (VSL-Caribes) has played in 34 games going 22-for-86 (.256) with seven doubles, 16 RBIs, 29 total bases, 14 runs, 11 walks, 20 strikeouts, .371 OBP, and .337 SLG.
Jose Calero (GCL-Caribes) has made 11 appearances (nine starts) posting a 4-2 record and 3.80 ERA. He's allowed 42 hits, 22 runs (18 earned), one home run, 15 walks, hit five batters, and struck out 32 over 42.2 innings.
Caribes is 33-14 and in first place.
Omar Viloria (VSL-Lara) has played in seven games going 5-for-14 (.357) with two RBIs, five total bases, three runs, two walks, one stolen base, four strikeouts, .500 OBP, and .357 SLG.
Lara is 27-23 and seven and a half games out of first place.
Julio Castellanos (GCL Free Agent-Leones) has made 12 appearances (two starts) posting an 0-4 record and 3.38 ERA. He's allowed 22 hits, 15 runs (nine earned), 13 walks, hit one batter, and struck out 20 over 24 innings.
Ted Obregon (Johnson City) has played in 42 games going 53-for-152 (.349) with nine doubles, three triples, two home runs, 19 RBIs, 74 total bases, 21 runs, 17 walks, 12 stolen bases, 23 strikeouts, six caught stealing, .409 OBP, and .487 SLG.
Gerwuins Velazco (VSL) has played in 20 games going 16-for-55 (.291) with three doubles, five RBIs, 19 total bases, four runs, seven walks, 12 strikeouts, .369 OBP, and .345 SLG.
Cesar Valera (GCL) has played in 44 games going 48-for-171 (.281) with seven doubles, four home runs, 29 RBIs, 67 total bases, 25 runs, 16 walks, ten stolen bases, 40 strikeouts, five caught stealing, .363 OBP, and .392 SLG.
Gerardo Mambell (GCL) has played in 34 games going 31-for-111 (.279) with eighth doubles, one triple, 13 RBIs, 41 total bases, 17 runs, 16 walks, two stolen bases, ten strikeouts, .407 OBP, and .369 SLG.
Hector Garcia (VSL) has played in 43 games going 38-for-150 (.253) with nine doubles, two home runs, 27 RBIs, 53 total bases, 14 runs, 21 walks, one stolen base, 29 strikeouts, .345 OBP, and .353 SLG.
Limbert Rivas (VSL) has played in 23 games going 17-for-68 (.250) with two doubles, one triple, five RBIs, 21 total bases, 13 runs, 13 walks, four stolen bases, 13 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .370 OBP, and .309 SLG.
Deimer Bier (VSL) has made 15 appearances (one start) posting a 4-1 record, 2.78 ERA, and two saves. He's allowed 25 hits, 16 runs (ten earned), one home run, 14 walks, hit three batters, and struck out 36 over 32.1 innings.
Hector Corpas (VSL) has made 13 relief appearances posting an 0-0 record, 3.38 ERA, and one save. He's allowed 24 hits, ten runs (eight earned), one home run, four walks, hit three batters, and struck out 18 over 21.1 innings.
Ramon Ulacio (VSL) has made 17 appearances (one start) posting a 2-3 record, 3.71 ERA, and one save. He's allowed 36 hits, 22 runs (14 earned), 20 walks, hit one batter, and struck out 22 over 34 innings.
Jonathan Gonzalez (Quad Cities-Zulia) has made 25 relief appearances posting a 2-0 record, 1.32 ERA, and 11 saves. He's allowed 23 hits, five runs (four earned), one home run, six walks, hit two batters, and struck out 25 over 27.1 innings.
Zulia is 33-15 and a half game out of first place.
Francisco Cordero (Reds) said in a phone conversation he plans to join Escogido in the coming weeks to help the team in the playoffs: Escogido Official Site
No games Saturday, All-Star game scheduled for Sunday.
Javier Colina (Former Memphis-Monteria) started as designated hitter and batted seventh. 2-for-6 with two RBIs and one run.
Donovan Solano (Memphis-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted second. 1-for-3 with one double.
Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) started in right field and batted third. 2-for-5 with one RBI.
Chris Swauger (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started in left field and batted seventh. 0-for-3 with one walk.
Puerto Rican League
Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) started as designated hitter and batted sixth. 0-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Ruben Gotay (MiLB Signing-Carolina) started at third base and batted ninth. 0-for-4 with one strikeout and one fielding error.
Baseball Prospectus' Kiley McDaniel reached out to a few of his contacts and they have shot down the El Heraldo article that said Jorge Alfaro had signed a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. At this time the Seattle Mariners and Phillies have interest in the catcher, nothing more.
A major league source confirmed to ESPN's Jorge Arangure that the Houston Astros have signed Dominican left-handed pitcher Edgar Ferreria for $350,000. Ferreira was born on 10/15/92 and threw 93-94 mph in his workouts. The St. Louis Cardinals had scouted him earlier in the summer and had lost interested as the international signing period slowly carried on.
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