Winter Leagues 11/19: Ciriaco Picks Up Two Hits
Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends:
Toros del Este 3, Tigres del Licey 2
Matt Hague went 1-3 with a single, walk and a strikeout. He is now hitting .309 although he also committed his 8th error of the season. Pedro Ciriaco played left field and went 2-3 with two singles. He was replaced on defense in the 9th inning.
Aguilas del Zulia 3, Leones del Caracas 0
Ramon Cabrera went 0-3 with an error in his team’s 3-0 loss. Leones picked up just one hit in the game, a 4th inning single. Corey Wimberly went 0-4 in the leadoff role, he is now 2-9 on the season, playing just two games so far.
Tigres de Arugua 13, Caribes de Anzoategui 2
Gorkys Hernandez went 1-3 with a double and strikeout in his team’s 13-2 loss. He is now hitting .240 in 31 games. Ronny Cedeno went 0-4 with a walk, run scored and three strikeouts . Former Pirate Lastings Milledge had a big game in the win, going 2-3 with 3 runs scored, a triple, a walk and two RBI’s. Another former Pirate on Tigres, Hector Gimenez, went 1-3, two runs scored, and RBI and a walk.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Criollos de Caguas 3, Indios de Mayaguez 2
Jeremy Farrell went 0-3 with a walk in his team’s 3-2 loss. He has now played 12 games and has a line of .227/.300/.364
Jovany Lopez, who pitched in both the VSL and DSL this year for the Pirates, retired the only batter he faced for Venados de Mazatlan. The LHP came in to face a lefty in the 7th inning with a man on 2B and one out and his team down 4-1. Lopez has a 5.14 ERA in 11 appearances.