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 Tigres.  Los Tigres managed only 6 hits with one walk.  The only hit that made a difference was CF Jorge Cortes’ 8th inning solo...

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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,  Leones del Escogido  5 Four runs in the top of the 9th gave Los Aguilas the come-from-behind win,...

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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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