Winter Leagues 10/20 – Five Walks In Five Innings For Claggett

The Dominican League had a scheduled day off today. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  3,  Bravos de Margarita  1 Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos and allowed only one run on 4 hits.  The downside was that he also walked 5 batters in those 5 innings.  The Leones’ run Claggett allowed came in the top of the 1st, on a walk and a single plus a throwing error in right field.  The run was earned because Claggett gave...

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Three Pirates in the Australian Baseball League

Three Pirates prospects will be playing for the Adelaide Bite in the Australian Baseball League, which begins on November 3rd.  The three prospects are right handed pitcher Ryan Beckman, left handed pitcher Rinku Singh, and first baseman Calvin Anderson. Beckman spent most of the 2011 season as the closer for the Bradenton Marauders, posting a 3.12 ERA in 52 innings, along with a 46:18 K/BB ratio and 11 saves.  The 21 year old had a...

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Team USA Rolls Over Dominicans; Mercer Hit Twice

Team USA began their experience in the Pan Am games with a definitive 20-2 win over the Dominican Republic this afternoon.  The US got onto the scoreboard with a solo homer by lead-off batter CF Jordan Danks (White Sox) in the top of the 1st, and another run quickly followed.  Team USA made it 4-0 with 2 runs in the 4th, then 8-0 with 4 runs in the 5th.  C Tuffy Gosewisch (Phillies) added a 2-run homer in the top of the 7th.  The...

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Winter Leagues 10/19 – Two Hits For Each Marte

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Toros del Este  5 A bottom-of-the-9th rally by Los Toros was not enough to catch Los Gigantes.  A single, a fielding error, and a walk loaded the bases with no outs for Los Toros.   A grounder to third let one run come in, but forced out the runner trying to move from second to third.  That was all Los Toros could do,...

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Winter Leagues 10/18 – Hits For Hague

Pirates’ players and friends in action in the Winter Leagues on Tuesday: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Bravos de Margarita  1 Former Pirate LF Lastings Milledge singled and scored in Aragua’s 2-run 6th inning.  He also singled and stole second base in the 4th.  Los Tigres’ outfield was all former Pirates’ farmhands  –  CF Jonel Pacheco singled in 3 trips to the plate, and RF Jorge Cortes went...

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Winter Leagues 10/17

The Venezuelan and Mexican Pacific Leagues had a scheduled day off on Monday.  The Dominican League had just one game going. The Puerto Rican and Australian winter leagues (well, summer for the Aussies) begin in a few more weeks. Team USA is on a short break before continuing with the Pan Am games later this week.   Toros del Este  5,  Estrellas de Oriente  4 Los Estrellas scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the...

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