Winter League Playoffs 1/8 — Navarro’s First Homer

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league action   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira   9,  Caribes de Anzoategui  1 Los Caribes were held to just 5 hits, and with 4 walks, they bounced into 5 double plays.  That limited their run-scoring, and in fact their only run came in on a double play, in the 3rd inning.  CF Gorkys Hernandez went 0-for-4 for Los Caribes.  Exicardo Cayones came...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/6 — Hernandez Goes 4-for-4; Welch Homers

Playoffs continue in the Caribbean Leagues, with a few Pirates’ players and friends:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  5,  Aguilas del Zulia  3 Los Tigres picked up a playoff win, and they got started with a 3-run 1st inning.  A double and two singles plated the first run, then a sacrifice fly and another single brought in two more.  Los Aguilas scored one run in the 4th, on two singles and a sacrifice fly by C Carlos...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/3 — Navarro Gets 3 Hits

The playoffs continue in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, with a few Pirates’ players and friends…   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  5,  Leones de Ponce  4 Ponce scored early, but Los Criollos came from behind to take the win.  Los Leones’ first batter of the game put them onto the scoreboard with a solo home run.  The 2nd inning began with a single, followed by a 2-run homer.  After a triple, SS...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/2 — 3 Hits For Ciriaco

The Mexican Pacific League playoffs began yesterday.  This league uses a playoff format like we’re used to seeing in the US leagues.  The top 6 teams are in the playoffs, with #1 Culiacan playing the #6 Navojoa, #2 Mexicali vs. #5 Mochis, and #3 Obregon vs. #4 Hermosillo  in the best-of-7 first round.  Los Venados de Mazatlan, with Pirates’ Rogelio Noris, finished in last place and are eliminated, along with Los Caneros de...

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Winter Leagues 12/30 — Walk-Off Steal? And Anderson Homers

The Mexican Pacific League and the Venezuelan League both wrap up regular season play today.  The Puerto Rican League takes the next three days off, then finishes up their season on Jan 3rd and 4th.  The Dominican League will take a couple of days off, then resume their playoffs on Monday.   Happy New Year!   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  4,  Aguilas del Zulia  1  (Game 1) Los Aguilas out-hit los Tigres 8-7, but managed...

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