Winter Leagues 11/4 – Three Hits For Hague

Checking in with some Pirates’ players and friends in winter league play.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  4,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 Los Caribes had a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the 8th.  That’s when Los Cardenales took the lead and the win with a 2-run homer.  CF Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-3, with a single in the 5th inning.   Navegantes del Magallanes  6,  Leones del Caracas  1 Four...

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Pirates Outright Aaron Thompson to AAA

Along with the moves that were announced earlier today, the Pittsburgh Pirates have also outrighted left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson to AAA Indianapolis.  This is the second time Thompson has been outrighted off of the 40-man roster, which means he can elect to be a free agent, rather than accepting the assignment.  The move opens a 6th spot on the 40-man roster.  The 40-man roster/payroll projection has been updated with the move....

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Winter Leagues 10/26 — Thompson’s Debut

A few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  5,  Toros del Este  2 Starter Aaron Thompson, who pitched for both Altoona and Indianapolis in 2011, made his Dominican League debut tonight, joining manager Dean Treanor’s Toros.  Thompson got off to a good start, allowing just one single over the first two innings.  He gave up two unearned runs in the 2nd, on a throwing error...

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Game 153 Recap: Lincoln, Bucs Blasted by Dodgers

That was ugly. No question. The Dodgers bombed Pirate pitching for 15 runs and 23 hits. Chad Billingsley cruised through five leisurely innings while Brad Lincoln didn’t get out of the second inning. Lincoln started off with a shaky first. Dee Gordon tripled to lead off. Jamey Carroll’s ground ball out scored him and the hope was that Lincoln would settle in. But Matt Kemp homered to make it 2-0. With two gone, James...

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Game 144 Recap: Ohlendorf Pounded by Marlins

The news was mostly bad. There was a little good news. But it doesn’t temper the clobbering that the Pirates took. Omar Infante homered twice and knocked five runs. Logan Morrison had four hits and drove in three. Ross Ohlendorf was ineffective. Infante drove in a run in the first with a solo homer. He drove in another the following inning with a double. Pedro Ciriaco singled with two outs in the bottom of the second off Ricky...

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