Winter Leagues 11/3 — Another Slow Night; Aussies Get Started

Not too much going on in the Winter Leagues tonight…  the Australians play tonight (for them) or early morning (for us)   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  1,  Leones del Caracas  0 In the battle of the big cats, Los Leones were held to just 3 hits, plus one walk, and two double plays eliminated two of those base runners.  Pirates’ DH Ramon Cabrera had one of the hits, a single in the 3rd.  Los Tigres scored their...

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Winter Leagues 11/2 — Slow Night

Looking at some Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League play.   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  8,  Leones del Escogido  1 Los Aguilas put up 5 runs in the 3rd inning and 3 more in the 4th.  A 3-run homer aided Los Aguilas in the 3rd, and a triple brought in two of the runs in the 4th.  Los Leones’ only run came on a solo homer in the bottom of the 3rd.  3B Andy Marte went 0-for-3 with a walk for Los Leones. ...

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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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