Winter Leagues 12/1– Unearned Runs From Martis And Ascanio

The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues have the day off on Thursday, but the Venezuelans were busy, and the Australians had some early games going:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas de Zulia  7,  Tiburones de La Guaira   1 New Pirate Shairon Martis lost his second game of the season, but it was not entirely his fault.  Los Tiburones scored 4 unearned runs in the 2nd inning, then added 3 runs in the 8th for more insurance.  Martis had...

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Winter Leagues 11/30 — Fox’s Walk-Off RBI, Many Other Hits

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  13,  Gigantes del Cibao  4 Los Toros bulldozed Los Gigantes, beginning with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Three consecutive singles opened the game and drove in the first run.  After a throwing error, another single drove in two runs.  1B Matt Hague doubled, then scored on another double.  SS Pedro Ciriaco...

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Winter Leagues 11/29 — Farrell Doubles, RBI For Fox

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  9,  Leones de Ponce  5 Los Criollos scored 7 runs over the final two innings to take the win.  Benji Gonzalez entered the game in the bottom of the 8th as a pinch-runner for Los Leones, and reached third base, but was left stranded.  He remained in the game to play third base in the 9th.  Former...

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Winter Leagues 11/28 — Quiet Night

Only one Dominican League game and one Venezuelan League game on Monday night: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Tigres del Licey  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 A single, a wild pitch, and a passed ball gave Licey the winning run in the top of the 11th inning, and Los Estrellas could not answer in the bottom of the frame.  DH Jake Fox walked in the bottom of the 1st, when Los Estrellas scored their first run.  After Los Tigres scored 2 in the top of the...

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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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