Winter Leagues 11/9 – A Few Hits, And Ciriaco Is In

Checking in with a few Pirates players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:



Criollos de Caguas  10,  Indios de Mayaguez  5

Los Criollos scored 8 runs over the first three innings, and Los Indios were trying unsuccessfully to catch up for the rest of the game.  Indios’ 3B Jeremy Farrell had the first of three consecutive walks in the bottom of the 2nd.  He scored on an RBI single, then another walk forced in the second run of the inning.  Farrell doubled in the 3rd inning but was left on base, then he singled in the 5th, following a triple, driving in the second run of that frame.



Caribes de Anzoategui  3,  Navegantes del Magallanes  2

CF Gorkys Hernandez scored the first run of the game when he singled for Los Caribes with two outs in the bottom of the 3rd, then stole second base, and scored on a triple, along with a teammate who had walked.  Los Caribes kept that 2-0 lead until the 7th inning, when Los Navegantes scored one run on a walk, a single, and a sacrifice fly.  Another Navegantes’ sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the top of the 8th tied the score at 2-2.  Los Caribes took the win with a two-out walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th.



Toros del Este  5,  Aguilas Cibaenas  0

Los Aguilas out-hit Los Toros 7-6. but Los Toros’ pitchers left 9 Aguilas’ base runners stranded in their shutout.  Los Toros scored all their runs in the bottom of the 4th, as they batted around.  With one out, 3B Matt Hague followed a double with a walk.  A single then a throwing error plated two runs, including Hague.  Two more singles, one complicated by a throwing error, drove in three more runs.  SS/2B Pedro Ciriaco, in his second game with Los Toros (he went 0-for-4 last night), singled in the 8th inning, but was out at third in a double play.


AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE (early Thursday)

Canberra Cavalry  10,  Adelaide Bite  2

The Calvary broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 8th with a 7-run inning.  A single, a double, and two errors brought in the first two runs.  A walk and an RBI ground out added the third run.  An RBI single followed — run #4.  C Travis Scott walked, and the next batter was hit by a pitch, loading the bases.  All three runners scored, for a total of 7 in the inning, on a double into left field.  Scott started Canberra’s scoring when he doubled in the 5th inning, and scored on an RBI single.  The Bite scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th, but that was all they could get.  1B Calvin Anderson went 1-for-4 with a single in the bottom of the 9th for the Bite.


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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.

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  • Brian Bernard

    I like Ciriaco.. he’s not your ordinary roster filler. He showed some real tools last year, just needs polishing – NOT for example toadstools like Bixler or Josh Rodrigues who are AA / AAA players toolwise.

    • Nancy Zinni

      Continued improvement at the plate would also help his cause. He’s got potential.

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