All posts tagged "Benji Gonzalez"

  • Analysis
    Wins For Ascanio And Ledezma, Loss For Nieve

    Looking in on Pirates' players and friend in Monday's winter league action:

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
    Leones del Caracas  6,  Cardenales de Lara  5  --  
    Two runs in the bottom of the 9th gave Los Leones and Jose Ascanio the win.  Los Cardenales were leading 5-4 in the top of the...

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    Dominican Playoffs Begin

    Back in action.... cheering for some Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league action:

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE
    Gigantes del Cibao  11,  Toros del Este  7  --  
    The Dominican League's round robin playoff series began this evening, and Los Gigantes took their first game with a 6-run 8th inning.   Los...

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    A Save For Ascanio, Big Hits for Cedeno and Gimenez

    The Dominican League has finished regular season play.  The four top teams -- Estrellas de Oriente, Leones del Escogido, Toros del Este, and Gigantes del Cibao -- will begin a round robin playoff tournament on Sunday.  Los Estrellas, Los Leones, and Los Toros all finished the regular season with identical...

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    Personnel Shuffles; Loss For Nieve

    Several moves, shuffling personnel around:

    RHP Joe Martinez, who came to the Pirates from the Giants (with John Bowker) in July, was removed from the Pirates' 40-man roster and designated for assignment.  That frees up a roster spot for newly signed starter Kevin Correia.  Martinez joined the Indy Indians...

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    Slow Offense In Winter League Play

    Shortstop signings:  Former Pirate Brian Bixler has signed a minor league contract with the Nationals, and will likely be back to face the Indy Indians as a member of the Syracuse Chiefs.  Former Pirate Argenis Diaz, who was not offered a contract by the Pirates after this season, has signed...

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    Puerto Rican and Mexican Pacific League Recaps

    Pirates' infielder Benji Gonzalez is on the roster for Los Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican League.  He has not been seeing a lot of playing time, but he did get into the game on the 17th, starting at second base.  Gonzalez went 0-for-4 and struck...

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    Three Hits For Cedeno, Two For Jaramillo

    Sunday's winter league action with the Pirates' players and friends...
    As usual, the Arizona Fall League has Sunday off.  Guess who is leading the AFL in RBI?  That's right, it's OF Andrew Lambo.
    The Australian League also has a few days off, with the Adelaide Bite and Quincy Latimore back...

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    Winter League Recap

    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends in Thursday's winter league action....

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

    Gigantes de Carolina  5,  Senadores de San Juan  4  --  Los Gigantes plated a run in the bottom of the 11th inning for the walk-off win.  Carolina posted...

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    Cedeno and Milledge Homer, Morton Pitches 6 Scoreless

    Winter league action with the Pirates' players and friends on Wednesday...

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Tigres de Aragua� 6,� Bravos de Margarita� 0� (Game 1) -- SS Ronny Cedeno's 3-run homer in the 4th inning put the game away for Los Tigres.� Aragua scored one run in each of the first three innings.� A single, a...

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    Pirates Hitting In Venezuela, But Not In The Dominican

    Cheering for some Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action...�� The Australians are back in action on Thursday, which will be late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning for most of us.

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Tigres de Aragua� 6,� Bravos de Margarita� 0� -- A Pirate-filled game... 2B/3B Andy LaRoche singled twice and walked for...