Analysis

Winter League Playoffs 1/5– Strong Start For Figueroa, Welch Homers

Winter League Playoffs 1/5– Strong Start For Figueroa, Welch Homers

Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Thursday's winter league play:

 

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Caribes de Anzoategui  7,  Aguilas del Zulia  2

Exicardo Cayones made a start in center field for Los Caribes and scored a run for them.  Los Caribes got started with 3 runs in the 1st inning, on 3 singles, a walk, and an RBI ground out.  Los Aguilas scored 2 runs in the 4th, with a single, a double, and another RBI ground out.  Los Caribes added a run in the 4th inning, aided by a fielding error, and another run in the 7th, with a walk and a double.  In the 8th, after a lead-off single, Cayones reached base on a grounder force out.  Two wild pitches advanced him to third base, and he crossed the plate on an RBI single.  Another single and a sacrifice fly brought in the second run of the inning.  Cayones also walked in the 6th inning, but was left on base.

 

Tiburones de La Guaira  3,  Tigres de Aragua  1

A low-scoring game, and low-hitting also, with only 7 ...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below.

Analysis

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.

More in Analysis

(Photo credit: David Hague)

Advanced Approach Pays Dividends for Ty Moore

Jamey ConlinJuly 4, 2015
Stephen Tarpley

Stephen Tarpley Providing the Left-Handed Pitching the Pirates’ System Needs

Pete EllisJuly 3, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Radhames Liz Sees Early Success in a Starting Role

Ryan PalencerJuly 3, 2015
The Pirates' Dominican Academy, which opened in 2008.

Why Some International Players Can Sign, But Have Trouble Entering the U.S.

Tim WilliamsJuly 2, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Gift Ngoepe’s Promotion Was a Long Time Coming

Sean McCoolJuly 1, 2015
Kevin Kramer June 21, 2015 Game 2

Pirates Second Round Pick Kevin Kramer is Disciplined and Evolving

Jamey ConlinJune 30, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects