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 10/29 – Win For Leroux, More Hits For Hague

A few Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League action…. the Puerto Rican League and the Australian League begin play later this week. MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Caneros de los Mochis  7,  Venados de Mazatlan  1 This was a scoreless game until Los Venados got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the 6th, with a double and an RBI single.  But that was all the scoring Mazatlan could do.  Los Caneros responded with 3 runs in...

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Winter Leagues 10/22 — Cayones Is In; Five Hits For The Martes

Checking in with a few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  6,  Leones del Caracas  1 LF Lastings Milledge went 2-for-4 for Los Tigres, and another former Pirate farmhand, 1B Hector Gimenez, also had a hit in this game.  Milledge started the scoring for Aragua, with a double in the 2nd inning.  He came around to score on a sacrifice fly.  A walk and a pair of doubles brought...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Bullpen

If there’s one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates have had success adding players over the last few years, it’s been the bullpen.  That was seen in 2011 with the makeup of the top performers in the bullpen.  The 2011 pen was made up of mostly outside acquisitions from the past few years, most of those coming from low cost moves. Top closer Joel Hanrahan was acquired in a trade, along with Lastings Milledge, in exchange for...

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Winter Leagues 10/17

The Venezuelan and Mexican Pacific Leagues had a scheduled day off on Monday.  The Dominican League had just one game going. The Puerto Rican and Australian winter leagues (well, summer for the Aussies) begin in a few more weeks. Team USA is on a short break before continuing with the Pan Am games later this week.   Toros del Este  5,  Estrellas de Oriente  4 Los Estrellas scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the...

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