All posts tagged "Carlos Maldonado"

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: January 3

    There have been eight former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. That’s a lot for one day, but by far the most important one is first baseman Gus Suhr, who was born on this date in 1906. Suhr is considered by some as the best first baseman in team history and...

  • Winter Leagues
    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...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/27 — Valdez Pitches Well But Gets The Loss

    Just the Venezuelan and Puerto Rican Leagues in action on Tuesday night, with a few Pirates' players and friends getting in on the fun.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales del Lara  4,  Tigres de Aragua  2 Former Pirate Romulo Sanchez earned the win for Los Cardenales, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings.  Sanchez entered the...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/26 — RBI And Big Run For Hernandez

    Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend... Monday brought a quiet night in winter league action.  The Dominican League is done with the regular season and awaiting playoffs.  The Puerto Rican League is still on holiday break, as is the Australian League.  Rogelio Noris continues to get only sporadic playing time with...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/16 — Three-Hit Nights For Catchers

    Pirates' players and friends in winter league action on Friday and early Saturday:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  4 A pair of 4-run innings gave the win to Los Tiburones.  New Pirate Shairon Martis made the start for Los Tiburones, pitching 4 innings.  He gave up...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/15 – Fox And Gimenez Homer

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Thursday's winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  4,  Leones del Caracas  3 Los Leones' solo home run in the top of the 9th got them within one run of Los Tiburones, but they could not get any closer.  Armando Galarraga...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/10 — Big Night For Marte and Gimenez

    Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in winter league action....The Puero Rican League has the weekend off.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Leones del Caracas  2 Six runs in the top of the 7th inning gave Los Tiburones the win.  Armando Galarraga made the start for Los Leones,...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/9 – Claggett’s First Win

    Looking for Pirates' players and friends in Friday's winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Bravos de Margarita  13,  Tibureones de La Guaira  6 Anthony Claggett pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing one run on 4 hits to earn his first win for Los Bravos.  Margarita's starter, Indiana native Ryan Tatusko (Nationals) allowed...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/6 — Marte Triples Twice; Crotta Joins Lara

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 CF Starling Marte led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a triple into left field, then scored on an RBI single for Los Leones' walk-off win.   Marte...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 11/27 — Marte Back On The Field

    Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league action:   VENEZUELAN  LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  2,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Wil Ledezma took the loss as Los Caribes broke a 1-1 tie with a 7th inning home run.  Ledezma also gave up a single in the 6th, but promptly picked that runner...

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