• Winter League Playoffs 1/10 — Another Homer For Moss

    Looking at a few Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Aguilas del Zulia  1 Los Tigres scored first, with one run in the 4th, on a sacrifice fly by LF Jorge Cortes.  Los Aguilas tied the score in the 5th inning, on...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/9 — Hernandez And Moss Homer

    Only the Dominican League and the Venezuelan League had playoff games on Monday, with just a few Pirates' players and friends involved:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  16,  Tigres de Aragua  8 Seven Runs in the 7th inning gave Los Caribes the big win, as they posted 19 hits, while holding...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/8 — Navarro’s First Homer

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league action   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira   9,  Caribes de Anzoategui  1 Los Caribes were held to just 5 hits, and with 4 walks, they bounced into 5 double plays.  That limited their run-scoring, and in fact their only run...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/7 — Singh Takes Loss; Hernandez Sparks Los Caribes

    The Caribbean playoffs continue on Saturday evening, and the Australian early Sunday games have started....   VENZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  15,  Navegantes del Magallanes  3 A 7-run 7th inning pushed the game way out of the reach of Los Navegantes.  CF Gorkys Hernadez got the party started for Los Caribes when...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/6 — Hernandez Goes 4-for-4; Welch Homers

    Playoffs continue in the Caribbean Leagues, with a few Pirates' players and friends:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  5,  Aguilas del Zulia  3 Los Tigres picked up a playoff win, and they got started with a 3-run 1st inning.  A double and two singles plated the first run, then a sacrifice...

  • 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...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/4 — Hernandez Homers

    The Puerto Rican League season ends today, with their playoffs beginning over the weekend.  Meanwhile the other Caribbean leagues continue in playoff mode.  In other news, SS Pedro Ciriaco has signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Navegantes del Magallanes  3,  Tigres de Aragua  2 Los Navegantes...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/3 — Navarro Gets 3 Hits

    The playoffs continue in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, with a few Pirates' players and friends...   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  5,  Leones de Ponce  4 Ponce scored early, but Los Criollos came from behind to take the win.  Los Leones' first batter of the game put them onto...

  • Winter League Playoffs 1/2 — 3 Hits For Ciriaco

    The Mexican Pacific League playoffs began yesterday.  This league uses a playoff format like we're used to seeing in the US leagues.  The top 6 teams are in the playoffs, with #1 Culiacan playing the #6 Navojoa, #2 Mexicali vs. #5 Mochis, and #3 Obregon vs. #4 Hermosillo  in the best-of-7 first...

  • Winter Leagues — Happy New Year!

    The Australians had New Year's Day games, which of course, were played in the middle of the night for those of us on this side of the globe. Adelaide Bite  3,  Perth Heat  2 Ryan Beckman earned his 6th Save as the Bite and the Heat struggled to get hits -- they...

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