Winter Leagues 11/16: Two Hit Day for Hague

Wednesday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Gigantes del Cibao 1,  Toros del Este 0 Matt Hague went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.  The double was his first extra base hit in his last ten games.  On the season he’s hitting for a .303 average.  Pedro Ciriaco went 1-for-4 as the starting shortstop for the Bulls.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua 3, Leones del Caracas...

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Winter Leagues 11/16 — Farrell Homers

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action….    I’ll be away for a few days, but we’ll catch up with the winter league action when I get back. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  7,  Leones del Caracas  3 A 5-run 5th inning gave Los Tiburones control of the game.  Caracas scored their runs in the first two innings.   Reliever Jose Ascanio pitched a perfect top of...

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Winter Leagues 11/13

Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action for Sunday; the Australians are off again until later in the week.   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Leones de Ponce  5,  Indios de Mayaguez  4 Los Indios posted 4 runs in the 2nd inning, but Ponce came from behind for the win.  Ponce had scored one run in each for the 1st and 2nd innings, when Los Indios started their rally with a solo home run.  1B Jeremy Farrell followed the homer...

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Winter Leagues 11/12– Farrell’s Walk-Off RBI Double

Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  5,  Leones del Caracas  4 Caracas was playing catch-up for the whole game.  In the top of the 9th, down by 2 runs, Los Leones loaded the bases with two singles and a walk.  A wild pitch allowed the runner from third to score, bringing Los Leones within one run of Los Tiburones.  An intentional walk loaded the bases...

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Winter Leagues 11/11– Cedeno Joins In

Checking in with a few Pirates’ players and friends in Friday’s winter league play :   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  9,  Tiburones de La Guaira  4 SS Ronny Cedeno went 1-for-3 for Los Tigres in his winter league season debut.  Los Tigres roared loudly in the first four innings, especially in the 5-run 3rd inning.  After a lead-off double in the bottom of the 1st, Cedeno was hit by a pitch, and a single loaded...

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Winter Leagues 11/10 — 3 Hits For Hernandez, Grand Slam For Anderson

Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action: MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Naranjeros de Hermosillo 2,  Venados de Mazatlan  1 Los Naranjeros scored lone runs in both the 3rd and 4th innings, with a double and a single in each.  Los Venados were kept scoreless and held to just 2 hits and 2 walks over the first 7 innings of the game.  They finally scored their one run in the top of the 8th, with a double and an RBI single.  In...

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