Winter Leagues 12/29 – One Tough Inning Sinks Claggett; Figueroa Wins

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Thursday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  6,  Bravos de Margarita  2 Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and buzzed through the first four innings, allowing only a walk and a single in the top of the 1st.   He retired the side in order for three innings, but got into trouble fast in the 5th.  Back-to-back singles to begin 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 12/8 – Brown Homers; Five Hits For Anderson

A bit of winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends for Thursday… The Puerto Rican League has no games scheduled.   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  9,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 C Dusty Brown was responsible for all both of Los Estrellas’ runs, when he blasted a 2-run homer in the 5th inning.  LF Jake Fox singled for Los Estrellas but did not score.  Los Toros scored early and often, including a pair...

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Winter Leagues 12/7 — RBIs For Ciriaco, Gonzalez, And Anderson

Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  6,  Leones de Ponce  2 SS Benji Gonzalez doubled with two out and one on in the 4th inning for Los Leones, and a subsequent RBI single accounted for all of Los Leones’ runs.  Los  Criollos had scored on a pair of doubles in the 2nd inning and a triple by former Indy Indian SS Luis Figueroa, followed by a...

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