Winter Leagues 11/1 — Marte Exits Early?

After the Caribbean leagues took their usual Sunday off, they’re back in action, with a few Pirates’ players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Gigantes del Cibao  2 Starling Marte started this game in center field for Los Leones.  Los Gigantes scored two runs, both coming in on RBI singles up the middle, which Marte handled.  Marte made the third out of the inning on a fly ball.  Then, after one out in...

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Winter Leagues 10/30 — Another Homer For Hague

Sunday’s winter league action for some Pirates’ players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  5,  Estrellas de Oriente  1 Each team posted just 6 hits, but Los Toros made them count.  Los Estrellas scored first with a solo homer in the 3rd.  Former Pirate farmhand CF Rich Thompson singled in that inning also, but didn’t score.  Matt Hague tied the score for Los Toros in the 4th inning with his second solo...

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Winter Leagues 10/29 – Win For Leroux, More Hits For Hague

A few Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League action…. the Puerto Rican League and the Australian League begin play later this week. MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Caneros de los Mochis  7,  Venados de Mazatlan  1 This was a scoreless game until Los Venados got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the 6th, with a double and an RBI single.  But that was all the scoring Mazatlan could do.  Los Caneros responded with 3 runs in...

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Winter Leagues 10/29 — Hague Homers

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  6,  Estrellas de Oriente  3 Los Estrellas took an early lead with solo homers in the 1st and 2nd innings, but Los Toros answered beginning in the 4th inning, when they scored on a single, an RBI triple, an RBI ground out, and a solo homer by Pirates’ 3B Matt Hague.  Los Toros added a run with a solo homer by LF Wilkin...

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Winter Leagues 10/27 — (Everyone Is Watching Game 6)

Just a little bit of winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends today… the Dominican League had a scheduled day off. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  3,  Bravos de Margarita  1 Not a lot of offense in this game — just 2 hits for Los Bravos and 6 hits for Los Caribes.  Los Bravos scored their only run in the top of the 5th, on a walk and three errors by Los Caribes.  The first two runs for Los...

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Winter Leagues 10/26 — Thompson’s Debut

A few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  5,  Toros del Este  2 Starter Aaron Thompson, who pitched for both Altoona and Indianapolis in 2011, made his Dominican League debut tonight, joining manager Dean Treanor’s Toros.  Thompson got off to a good start, allowing just one single over the first two innings.  He gave up two unearned runs in the 2nd, on a throwing error...

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