• Winter League Playoffs 1/30 — Escogido Wins Dominican Championship

    The Dominican League is the last to wrap up their Championship series.  They and the winners from the other three Caribbean leagues will begin the Caribbean Series on Feb 2nd.  The Dominican Republic is the host team for 2012.   Leones del Escogido  6,  Aguilas Cibaenas  5 A hard-fought game, going down...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/29 — Gimenez Leads Aragua To Caribbean Series

    The Winter Leagues continue to wrap things up....   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  3,  Tiburones de La Guaira  1 1B Hector Gimenez had another big day, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, to lead Los Tigres to the win.  That gives them the win of the championship series, and...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/28 — 4 RBI For Gimenez; Bite Eliminated In Australia

    Looking in on Pirates' players and friends in Saturday's winter league playoff games:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  5,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2 Los Leones again took the lead in this best-of-9 series, with this win over Los Aguilas.  Los Leones now lead 4 games to 3, and need one more win...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/28 — Dominican And Venezuelan Series Tied

    Not too many Pirates' players and friends left in the playoff mix, as winter league action winds down:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE    (best of 7) Tiburones de La Guaira  9,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Los Tiburones evened up the championship series again, at 2 games each, taking a big bite out of Los...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/26 — Moss, Cortes, and Anderson Homer, Mildren Goes 9

    The Mexican Pacific and Puerto Rican Leagues are just waiting for the Caribbean Series (which begins on Feb 2nd), while the Venezuelan and Dominican Leagues are still in their championship series.   Just a few Pirates' players and friends are still in action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE    (best of 9 series) Aguilas Cibaenas  8, ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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