Winter Leagues 11/27 — Marte Back On The Field

Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN  LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  2,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Wil Ledezma took the loss as Los Caribes broke a 1-1 tie with a 7th inning home run.  Ledezma also gave up a single in the 6th, but promptly picked that runner off base.  LF Jorge Cortes had 2 hits in the game, including an RBI single in the 2nd inning to drive in Los Tigres’ only...

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Winter Leagues 11/26 — Fox And Scott Working Hard

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Saturday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas del Zulia  2,  Bravos de Margarita  0 Diego Moreno pitched a 1-2-3 inning for Zulia, as Los Aguilas’ pitching staff held Los Bravos to just 4 hits.  Los Aguilas scored a run each of the 2nd and the 4th.   Tigres de Aragua  7,  Caribes de Anzoategui  6  (Game 1) Los Tigres were trailing 6-0 going...

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Winter Leagues 11/25 — Wins For Martis And Figueroa

Friday’s Winter League action for Pirates’ players and friends:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Tigres del Licey  5,  Leones del Escogido  0 3B Andy Marte had one of Los Leones’ 6 hits — a single in the 2nd inning, when Los Leones loaded the bases, but left all three runners stranded.  That was the closest Escogido came to scoring in the game.  Licey scored 2 runs in both the 2nd and 6th innings, and one more in the...

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Winter Leagues 11/24 — Beckman And Singh In Australia

Not a lot of winter league action on Thursday;  both the Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues had no games scheduled.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Five runs in the 7th inning gave the game to Los Leones.  After a single, a throwing error, and a double drove in two runs, Los Tigres brought in former Pirate reliever Wil Ledezma.  Ledezma got Corey Wimberly to pop out, followed by a second pop out,...

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Winter Leagues 11/23 — Thanks For Moreno And Anderson

Happy Thanksgiving!  Checking in with the Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  1,  Criollos de Caguas  0 Los Indios posted 10 hits but left 8 runners on base, scoring only one run.  A double and two singles brought in the lone run, but left the bases loaded and one out.  Unfortunately, 3B Jeremy Farrell bounced into a double play to end the rally. ...

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Winter Leagues 11/22 — New Pirates Diaz and Fox In The Games

After Monday off, the Winter Leagues are back in action, including some Pirates’ players and friends   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Leones de Ponce  9,  Criollos de Caguas  6 SS Benji Gonzalez had one hit for Los Leones, a single which loaded the bases in the 2nd inning (none of them scored).  Los Leones scored 4 runs on a pair of 2-run homers in the 3rd inning, then hung on for the win.  Former Pirate farmhand RJ Rodriguez earned...

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