Winter League Update 10/12 : Noris’ Grand Slam

Looking at Pirates’ players and friends in winter league play….

MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE

Venados de Mazatlan  16,  Tomateros de Culiacan  2

Culiacan had the early lead with 2 runs in the 2nd inning.  Former Pirate LF Luis Cruz walked and scored in that inning.  But it was all Mazatlan after that.  A sacrifice fly and a 2-run homer gave Los Venados a 3-2 lead in the 3rd.  All was quiet until the 7th, when two walks and a single loaded the bases for RF Rogelio Noris.  Noris, the hometown hero, blasted a grand slam over the center field wall for a 7-2 lead.  Mazatlan scored twice more in that inning.  Noris walked and scored in the 4-run 8th, and Los Venados added 3 more runs in the top of the 9th.

 

VENZUELAN LEAGUE  — season openers

Navegantes de Magallanes  14,  Aguilas de Zulia  8

A total of 29 hits in this game, and 20 of them by Los Navegantes, who scored 6 runs in the 4th and 5 runs in the 7th.  Zulia countered with 3 runs in the 5th and 5 in the 8th.  Diego Moreno pitched the top of the 9th for Los Aguilas, and kept Magallanes from scoring in that frame.  He gave up a walk and a single, but ended the inning with a double play.

 

Tigres de Aragua  2,  Cardenales de Lara

Former Pirate farmhand 1B Hector Gimenez came to the plate in the bottom of the 9th with the score tied at 1-1 and two outs.  He gave Aragua the win with a solo home run.  LF Lastings Milledge and C Raul Chavez were both hitless, and pinch-hitter Jorge Cortes was also hitless.

 

Tiburones de La Guaira  6,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3

CF Gorkys Hernandez went 0-for-5 for Los Caribes, who scored all of their runs in the 5th inning, with two singles and two doubles. Hernandez was hitting in the lead-off position, as he had in Indianapolis this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share This Article

Nancy Zinni

Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

Mercer And Team USA Rained Out Again

Next Story »

Team USA Beats Australia In Pitching Duel

Latest Analysis

  • Tyler Glasnow

    The Change That Will Help Tyler Glasnow Reach His Upside

    9 hours ago

    The 2011 draft made headlines for the Pittsburgh Pirates for two main reasons. They selected Gerrit Cole first overall, and gave him a record-setting bonus of $8 ...

    Read More
  • Jameson Taillon

    The Next Steps in Jameson Taillon’s Tommy John Rehab Process

    1 day ago

    Jameson Taillon threw a bullpen session yesterday, which I outlined in the daily recap. Taillon is still in “rehab mode” as Clint Hurdle put it, which means ...

    Read More
  • Sean Rodriguez

    The Keys to Sean Rodriguez Being a Productive Hitter

    2 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added Sean Rodriguez at a high cost this off-season. They traded promising pitching prospect Buddy Borden to the Rays, getting Rodriguez in return after ...

    Read More
  • Elias Diaz taking batting practice.

    How Elias Diaz Quickly Became the Catcher of the Future

    3 days ago

    Elias Diaz has always been well-regarded for his defense. Baseball America named him the best defensive catcher in the Florida State League in 2013, and the best defensive ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    Is Vance Worley the Most Under-Rated Pitcher in the Pirates’ Rotation?

    3 days ago

    For the second year in a row, Vance Worley enters Spring Training trying to compete for one of the final spots in the rotation. This time around, ...

    Read More
  • Corey Hart

    Corey Hart Discusses His Knees, Last Year’s Hitting, and Joining the Pirates

    4 days ago

    Up until a few years ago, Corey Hart was a dangerous hitter. From 2010-2012 he had a .279/.343/.514 line, averaging 29 home runs per season. To put ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More

    Advertisement