Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/05/10

Mark Shorey is the player of the day in our daily report on St. Louis Cardinals prospects past and present in winter ball.

Mexican Pacific League Playoffs


Tuesday's Games:

Hermosillo (2-0) visits Navojoa (0-2) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Mazaltan (2-0) visits Culiacan (0-2) @ 7:30 PM MST.

Obregon (1-1) visits Mexicali (1-1) @ 7:30 PM PST.



Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico) Championship


Sunday's Game:


Ivan Bellazetin (Former MiLB Spring Invite) and Xalapa beat Francisco Rivera (Palm Beach), Kit Pellow (Former Memphis), and San Andres 10-8.


No games Monday, Tuesday's game:

San Andres (0-2) visits Xalapa (2-0)



Venezuelan League Round Robin


La Guaira beat Zulia 3-2

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Caracas beat Magallanes 5-4

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Tuesday's Games:

La Guaira (1-3) visits Zulia (2-2) @ 7:30 PM VST.

Margarita (1-3) visits Caracas (4-1) @ 7:30 PM VST.



Dominican League Round Robin


Abraham Nunez (Former St. Louis-Escogido) started at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one walk and one fielding error.


Yasser Gomez (Cuban Free Agent-Gigantes) entered in the eighth as a pinch hitter and took over centerfield, batting eighth.  1-for-2 with one two-out RBI.


Escogido beat Gigantes 4-3 in 13 innings

Listin Diario Post Game


Jolbert Cabrera (Former Memphis-Azucareros) started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.

Matt Pagnozzi (Memphis-Azucareros) started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-2 and allowed two stolen bases.

Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Azucareros) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck out one for the save (2).  (g/f:2-2)(ir-s:3-2)


Timo Perez (Former St. Louis-Licey) entered in the eight as a pinch hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis-Licey) started at third base and batted seventh.  3-for-5 with one double and one run.


Azucareros beat Licey 8-6

Listin Diario Post Game


Licey announced that Jose Offerman will also manage the team next season: Listin Diario


Nelson Cruz (Rangers) is unlikely to join Gigantes for the tournament due to an ankle injury: Listin Diario

Aguilas lost nearly $35 million in profits, putting them in the red for the quarter: Aguilas Official Site


Tuesday's Games:

Gigantes (4-3) visits Azucareros (4-3) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Licey (2-6) visits Escogido (5-3) @ 7:30 PM AST.



Colombian League Round Robin


Barranquilla beat Monteria 8-5: El Heraldo Post Game

Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) had a game-tying two-run home run.  Chris Swuager (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) had a triple and scored in the third inning.  Adron Chambers (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) was intentionally walked with the bases loaded.  Donovan Solano (Memphis-Barranquilla) had one RBI.

Chris Swauger - Playing In Colombia Is The Best Thing That Happened In My Life: El Heraldo


Tuesday's Game:

Sincelejo (1-0) visits Barranquilla (1-0): El Heraldo Pregame (photo of Shorey included)



Nicaraguan League


Gustavo Martinez (Former GCL-Managua) has a 2-3 record, 0.73 ERA, and nine saves.  He's allowed 24 hits, nine runs (two earned), nine walk, and struck out 23 over 24.2 innings.


Edgard Montiel (Former DSL-Granada) has played in 23 games going 5-for-19 (.263) with four RBIs, three runs, one walk, and four strikeouts.


Marlon Abrea and Carlos Morla were selected as Players of the Week, both from Granada: La Prensa


Tuesday's Games:

Chinandega (22-26) visits Granada (27-21)

Managua (22-26) visits Leon (25-23)

La Presna Pregame



Puerto Rican League


D'Angelo Jimenez (Former Memphis-Arecibo) started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, one throwing error, and assisted in two double plays.

Mike Smith (Former Memphis-Arecibo) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, struck out five, and picked one runner off. (g/f:4-2)


Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-2 with three walks and one caught stealing/pick off.

Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Carolina) started in left field and batted third.  0-for-5 with one strikeout and grounded into two double plays.

Luis Mateo (Johnson City-Carolina) started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts ands assisted in two double plays.

Ruben Gotay (MiLB Signing-Carolina) entered in the ninth as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.

Ivan Maldonado (Former MiLB Signing-Carolina) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs. (g/f:2-1)


Arecibo beat Carolina 6-4


Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Ponce) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-5 at the plate.

Robinson Cancel (Former Memphis-Ponce) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Pete Parise (Memphis-Ponce) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck out two. (g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-1)


Caguas beat Ponce 4-3


Primera Hora Post Game


Roberto Alomar was an inspiration on Ruben Gotay's career: Primera Hora


Gigantes are in preliminary talks to recruit Yadier Molina (St. Louis) and have signed Andrew Lorraine, who pitched for Lara in the Venezuelan League: Gigantes Blogspot


Tuesday's Games:

Arecibo (23-12) visits Ponce (12-23) @ 7:15 PM AST.

Mayaguez (15-20) visits Cagaus (16-19) @ 7:15 PM AST.



International Market Place beat writer Bill Ladson thinks that the Washington Nationals are quietly interested in Cuban free agent Aroldis Chapman: Nationals Official Site



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