Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Rodriguez Dominates in Dominican Finals; Playoffs End in Australia

Robbie Glendinning hit an RBI double in each of his first two playoff games this weekend. Photo Credit: Wilbur Miller
Winter Leagues: Rodriguez Dominates in Dominican Finals; Playoffs End in Australia
John Dreker

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates are still in action at this point, so this is a quick recap of the last week in winter baseball. We will have a full winter recap next weekend as the final article.

In the Dominican, Richard Rodriguez and his team won the league title and moved on to the Caribbean Series. Rodriguez started this week off by throwing a shutout inning on Tuesday, striking out the side in his team's 5-2 win. In game seven on Wednesday, he threw two shutout innings, with one hit and three strikeouts, as his team won 11-5 to advance to the Caribbean Series. Rodriguez also pitched in game one of the Dominican series last weekend. Between all three appearances, he allowed two hits over four shutout innings, with no walks and nine strikeouts.

It will be interesting to see if Rodr...

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Winter Leagues
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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