Winter Leagues 11/30 — Fox’s Walk-Off RBI, Many Other Hits

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  13,  Gigantes del Cibao  4 Los Toros bulldozed Los Gigantes, beginning with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Three consecutive singles opened the game and drove in the first run.  After a throwing error, another single drove in two runs.  1B Matt Hague doubled, then scored on another double.  SS Pedro Ciriaco...

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Winter Leagues 11/6 — Loss For Leroux, RBI’s For Farrell

Checking on Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league play…  The Australian League takes the early part of the week off, so their next games will be on Thursday (their time).   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Bravos de Margarita  0 It was all Caracas in this game, with Los Bravos posting 6 runs, but leaving 8 batters on base (and Caracas left 14 runners on base).  Los Leones scored 3 runs...

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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 10/25 — Big Hits For Hague, Marte Homers

Looking at some Pirates players and friends in Monday’s winter league action: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  4, Bravos de Margarita  3 A run in the bottom of the 8th broke a 3-3 tie and gave Los Caribes the win, despite being out-hit by Margarita, 11-8.  A walk and a single opened the bottom of the 8th for Los Caribes.  CF Gorkys Hernandez dropped down a bunt, which turned into a force out at third base, leaving...

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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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