Winter Leagues — 12/21 Brother Vs. Brother

Now that it’s officially winter here…. a few Pirates’ players and friends in the Caribbean Leagues   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  4,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2 SS Pedro Ciriaco singled twice for Los Toros, while his brother 3B Audy doubled for Los Aguilas.   Pedro singled and stole second base in the 1st inning, but did not score.  He was caught stealing after his single in the 7th inning.  Los Toros scored 2 runs...

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Winter Leagues 12/20 — Thomas’ First Win, Aussie All-Stars

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  5,  Tigres de Aragua  4 Los Tigres posted 10 hits, out-hitting Los Cardenales (6 hits), but late-inning runs could not get them caught up to Lara.  LF Jonel Pacheco, hitting lead-off, homered and singled for Los Tigres.  SS Ronny Cedeno went 1-for-5 and 1B Hector Gimenez walked twice, and scored in the...

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Winter Leagues 12/19 — Another Slow Monday

Mondays in the winter leagues are typically slow:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  5,  Tigres de Aragua  4 Los Leones won this battle of the Big Cats with 3 runs n the bottom of the 9th.  Los Tigres scored single runs in four different innings, including their last 3 at-bats.  SS Ronny Cedeno doubled with one out in the 4th, moved to third on 1B Hector Gimenez’s single, and scored on an RBI ground out.  A solo homer...

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Winter Leagues 12/18 — Six Scoreless For Claggett

Sunday’s winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends…the Dominican League is down to their last few days of the regular season, which ends on the 21st.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 A 4-run 7th inning by Los Tiburones put the game out of reach of Los Caribes.   Los Caribes scored one run in the 3rd inning, in a rally that began with a single up the middle.  CF...

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Winter Leagues 12/17 — Figueroa Wins, Ramos Loses, Anderson Homers

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Saturday’s winter league action…   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  15,  Tigres de Aragua  8 Four home runs by Los Tigres were not enough to keep up with Los Cardenales, who began the game with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Los Tigres got onto the scoreboard with 3 runs in the 3rd inning, on a home run by RF Jonel Pacheco (2-run homer) and 1B Hector Gimenez. ...

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Winter Leagues 12/16 — Three-Hit Nights For Catchers

Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action on Friday and early Saturday:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  4 A pair of 4-run innings gave the win to Los Tiburones.  New Pirate Shairon Martis made the start for Los Tiburones, pitching 4 innings.  He gave up 2 runs in the 2nd inning, on three singles and a walk.  CF Gorkys Hernandez drove in the second run with his RBI single.  A...

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