Winter Leagues 12/23 — Cayones Is Running

A few Pirates’ players and friends in Friday’s winter league action… the Australian League is taking the holiday weekend off.  They will be back in action next weekend.  The Dominican League is off until their playoffs start in January.



Caribes de Anzoategui  3,  Leones del Caracas  2

Los Caribes were out-hit 10-4, but they made good use of their hits.  Los Leones scored an unearned run in the 3rd and an earned run in the 4th.  Los Caribes came back with a run in the 5th on two walks and an RBI single.  They tied the score in the top of the 7th, with Justin Thomas on the mound for Caracas.  Thomas gave up a walk, and was immediately relieved.  A  stolen base and a single brought in the tying run.  Exicardo Cayones came in to pinch run for the second game in a row, and tonight he stole second base, but was left stranded.  Los Caribes broke the tie in the top of the 8th, on a walk and a double.


Navegantes del Magallanes  5,  Tigres de Aragua  4

Both teams posted 11 hits in this game, and CF Jorge Cortes led Los Tigres with 3 hits.  Both Cortes and 1B Hector Gimenez homered for Los Tigres — both were solo blasts, Gimenez’s in the 6th, and Cortes’ in the 7th.  Three more singles after Cortes’ homer brought in a second run in the 7th.  A walk, a single by Cortes, and another single added their last run in the 8th.  Los Navegantes scored one run in the 1st, and a 2-run homer in the 3rd.  A bases-loaded single plated a run for Los Navegantes in the 6th, then they scored the winning run on a solo homer in the bottom of the 7th.  Former Pirate Jean Machi recorded his 11th Save for Los Magallanes.  SS Ronny Cedeno went 0-for-4 for Los Tigres.



Leones de Ponce  6,  Indios de Mayaguez  5

Benji Gonzalez made the start at short but went 0-for-3 for Los Leones, before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the 9th.  Ponce scored one run in the 1st inning, then Los Indios took a 3-1 lead in the 5th on a walk, a single, and a double, aided by a wild pitch and an error.  Los Leones caught up with a solo homer in the 8th, and a run on a single, a bunt, and a single in the bottom of the 9th.  That sent the game into extra innings.  Both teams scored 2 runs in the 10th — Los Indios scored on a double, a triple, and a single.  A walk, a single, a bunt, and another single brought in 2 runs for Ponce n the bottom of the frame.  Los Indios put two base runners on in the top of the 11th, but could not get them around to score.  With two out in the bottom of the 11th, three straight singles drove in the winning run for Ponce.


Enjoy this story? Pirates Prospects will be switching to a subscription site on 4/13, so that we can continue bringing you the best Pirates coverage there is. For a very small monthly price, you can continue getting articles like this, along with coverage from every minor league city. Get more information here, and subscribe today!

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.

Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Top 10 Prospects

Next Story »

Send in Your Questions For the 2012 Prospect Guide Chat

Latest Analysis

  • Nick Kingham f

    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    17 hours ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    3 days ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

    Read More
  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    4 days ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

    Read More
  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    4 days ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

    Read More
  • Tyler Glasnow 2

    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    6 days ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

    Read More
  • JaCoby Jones Josh Bell

    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

    Read More
  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

    1 week ago

    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

    Read More
  • Third Base Mathisen Luplow Joe

    Who’s on Third? In the Pirates’ Farm System, It Could Be Anyone

    1 week ago

    If you have ever played third base in your life — professional, college, high school, slow pitch softball — then the Pittsburgh Pirates might be contacting you ...

    Read More
  • Jason Creasy

    Another Pitcher to Watch From the Pirates’ 2011 Draft

    2 weeks ago

    The 2011 draft is shaping up to be a great class for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They picked first overall that year, so naturally you’d expect good things ...

    Read More
  • Peacock Nevarez

    Will One of These Pirates Minor League Pitchers Be the Next John Holdzkom?

    2 weeks ago

    By now you probably know that John Holdzkom rose from independent ball last year and made it to the majors. It was one of the best stories in ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles