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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Winter Leagues 12/15 – Fox And Gimenez Homer

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Thursday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  4,  Leones del Caracas  3 Los Leones’ solo home run in the top of the 9th got them within one run of Los Tiburones, but they could not get any closer.  Armando Galarraga made the start for Los Leones and allowed one run in three of the first four innings.  Caracas scored 2 runs in the top...

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Winter Leagues 12/14 — A Start For Claggett; A Homer By Anderson

Pirates’ players and friends in a bit of winter league action on Wednesday and early Thursday:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Bravos de Margarita  5,  Cardenales de Lara  3  (Game 1) Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and pitched 4 0f the 7 innings in this shortened game.  Claggett retired the first 6 batters he faced, then gave up 2 runs in the 3rd inning on a walk, a double, an RBI ground out, and an RBI single.  A...

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Winter Leagues 12/13 — Gonzalez Scores The Tying Run

Checking in on a little bit of winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends… the Venezuelan and Dominican Leagues have a scheduled day off today   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Leones de Ponce  3,  Criollos de Caguas  2 Los Criollos took a 1-0 lead into the middle of the 8th inning.  Los Leones began their rally with a one-out walk, and Benji Gonzalez came on as a pinch-runner.  He scored the tying run from first base...

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Winter Leagues 12/11 — A Start For Martis, Hits For Navarro

Sunday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  5,  Tiburones de La Guaira  2 Shairon Martis made the start for Los Tiburones, going 5.1 innings, but he was not involved in the decision.  Martis allowed just one run over the first 5 innings, with a solo homer to lead off the 2nd inning.  He scattered a double and three singles over those innings, and in both the...

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