Winter League Playoffs 1/25 — Mayaguez Takes Puerto Rican Title; Obregon Sweeps Mexican Series

One early game, one later game, and then the really late Australian games….  The Dominican and Venezuelan Leagues are off today.   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE  (best of 9) Indios de Mayaguez  5,  Criollos de Caguas  2 Los Indios de Mayaguez won the Puerto Rican League best-of-9 championship series with their 5th win over Los Criollos.  Los Indios scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd with two singles, a walk, a 2-RBI double, and...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/24 — Homers By Gimenez and Cortes Not Enough

Not too many Pirates’ players and friends left in the mix, as the four Caribbean leagues continue their championship series:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE   (best of 9) Aguilas Cibaenas  1,  Leones del Escogido  0 Los Aguilas earned their first win of the championship series, and took only 2 hits to do it.  In the bottom of the 1st, with two out and a walk, a single by RF Brandon Moss with a fielding error in right field put runners...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/23 — Ledezma Earns A Win

Just two playoff games on Monday evening:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Tiburones de La Guaira  0 The Venezuelan League championship series (best-of-7) opened with a shutout by four Aragua pitchers.  After 6 scoreless innings, with 5 hits, from starter Yusmeiro Petit, Wil Ledezma took over on the mound to begin the 7th.   He gave up a single in that inning, and struck out the first batter of the 8th before being...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/22 — Venezuelan Tie Sorted Out

A few Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league playoff action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  8,  Criollos de Caguas  5 This was the wrap-up of the game that was suspended on Saturday.  When we last left our heros, Mayaguez had scored in 5 consecutive innings, and was leading Los Criollos 8-3.  Justin Thomas had pitched the top of the 8th for Los Indios, and had struck out the side.  The top...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/21– Venezuelan League’s Three-Way Tie; Welch Wins Fan Favorite

Catching up with Pirates’ players and friends in the winter league playoffs on Saturday:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  8,  Criollos de Caguas  4  — suspended in the 9th inning Los Criollos began the game with 2 runs in the top of the 1st, won a hit batter, an RBI double by SS Luis Figueroa, then another RBI double to drive in Figueroa.  Figueroa scored again in the 5th inning when he beat out a relay throw...

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