Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/18/10

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


Edgar Gonzalez (Former Springfield-Mazatlan) started at second base and batted third.  0-for-4 with one two-out RBI, two walks, and two strikeouts.


Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-5 with two strikeouts and threw out one runner.


Mazatlan beat Obregon 6-4 in 12 innings

LMP Official Site Post Game

Mazatlan wins the series 4-2


Friday's Game (Championship):

Hermosillo visits Mazatlan @ 8:00 PM MST.



Venezuelan League Round Robin


Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter, getting him to fly out for the hold (3).  (p-s:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)


Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis-Magallanes) started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, five runs (four earned), one home run, one walk, and struck out one for the losing decision (1-1). (p-s:52-36)(g/f:8-5)


Caracas beat Magallanes 6-3

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) started at third base and moved to left field, batting fifth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and one throwing error.

Kristhiam Linares (Palm Beach Free Agent-Margarita) entered in the sixth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one walk. (g/f:2-0)


Zulia beat Margarita 7-0

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Monday's Games:

Magallanes (10-5) visits La Guaira (7-7) @ 6:30 PM VST.

Zulia (5-9) visits Margarita (5-10) @ 7:30 PM VST.



Dominican League Championship


Licey manager Jose Offerman apologized for the umpire incident that happened on Saturday before he was taken into custody: Listin Diario


A group of American umpires have left the Dominican in fear of anything breaking out over the incident that occuered on Saturday: ESPN Deportes (video of the confrontation included)


Matt Pagnozzi (Memphis-Azucareros) returned home over night.


Monday's Game:

Escogido (10-8) visits Gigantes (12-6) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Listin Diario Preview



Colombian League Round Robin


Barranquilla beat Sincelejo 21-7: El Heraldo Post Game

Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) grounded into one double play but drove in one run.


Monday's Game:

Monteria (4-6) visits Sincelejo (5-5)



Nicaraguan League Championship


Leon beat Granada 6-3: LNBP Official Site Post Game


No game Monday or Tuesday, Wednesday's game:

Granada (0-3) visits Leon (3-0)



Puerto Rican League Playoffs


Mayaguez @ Arecibo and Caguas @ Carolina were both postponed due to wet grounds: Primera Hora


Monday's Games:

Mayaguez (18-24) visits Arecibo (25-14) @ 7:30 PM AST - Bill Pulsipher (Former St. Louis) is scheduled to start for Arecibo.

Caguas (20-20) visits Carolina (21-20) @ 7:15 PM AST.



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