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 12/29 – One Tough Inning Sinks Claggett; Figueroa Wins

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Thursday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  6,  Bravos de Margarita  2 Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and buzzed through the first four innings, allowing only a walk and a single in the top of the 1st.   He retired the side in order for three innings, but got into trouble fast in the 5th.  Back-to-back singles to begin the...

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Winter Leagues 12/28 — Ledezma Earns First Win; Dominican Playoffs

Looking in on a few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE  Tigres de Aragua 6,  Leones del Caracas  3 Wil Ledezma was the pitcher of record when Los Tigres took a lead they would not surrender in the 6th inning.  Los Tigres got onto the scoreboard first, with a run in the 3rd by CF Jorge Cortes.  Cortes led off with a single, then came around to score on a single and a bunt with a...

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Winter Leagues — 12/21 Brother Vs. Brother

Now that it’s officially winter here…. a few Pirates’ players and friends in the Caribbean Leagues   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  4,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2 SS Pedro Ciriaco singled twice for Los Toros, while his brother 3B Audy doubled for Los Aguilas.   Pedro singled and stole second base in the 1st inning, but did not score.  He was caught stealing after his single in the 7th inning.  Los Toros scored 2 runs...

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Winter Leagues 12/18 — Six Scoreless For Claggett

Sunday’s winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends…the Dominican League is down to their last few days of the regular season, which ends on the 21st.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 A 4-run 7th inning by Los Tiburones put the game out of reach of Los Caribes.   Los Caribes scored one run in the 3rd inning, in a rally that began with a single up the middle.  CF...

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