Winter League Playoffs 1/11 — Gimenez Gives Aragua A Win, Welch Homers

A few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  7,  Aguilas Cibaenas  1 RF Brandon Moss scored Los Aguilas’ only run, when he singled to lead off the 2nd inning.  A fielding error on the play allowed him to move up to second base, and he scored from there on an RBI single.  Los Aguilas had only one more hit for the rest of the game.  There were two walks in the 6th,...

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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 a double, a single, and a throwing error by 1B Hector Gimenez.  Another error started Los Tigres’ rally in the 7th inning.  A bunt...

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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 Los Tigres to just 5 hits.  Los Tigres scored one run in the 1st inning on a double and two ground outs.  They added 4 runs in...

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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 came in on a double play, in the 3rd inning.  CF Gorkys Hernandez went 0-for-4 for Los Caribes.  Exicardo Cayones came...

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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 he walked in the top of the 1st, then scored two singles later.  Los Navegantes tied the score in the...

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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 fly and another single brought in two more.  Los Aguilas scored one run in the 4th, on two singles and a sacrifice fly by C Carlos...

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