Winter Leagues 10/19 – Two Hits For Each Marte

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Toros del Este  5 A bottom-of-the-9th rally by Los Toros was not enough to catch Los Gigantes.  A single, a fielding error, and a walk loaded the bases with no outs for Los Toros.   A grounder to third let one run come in, but forced out the runner trying to move from second to third.  That was all Los Toros could do,...

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Winter Leagues 10/16 – Three Inside-The-Park Homers In One Game?

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in the Winter Leagues   MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Venados de Mazatlan  7,  Algodoneros de Guasave  5 Guasave took an early lead with a 4-run bottom of the 1st inning, which included a 3-run inside-the-park home run by 3B Marshall McDougall.  Not to be outdone, Mazatlan’s CF  Ruben Rivera led off the top of the 2nd with his own inside-the-park home run.  A double and a single...

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Winter League Update 10/12 : Noris’ Grand Slam

Looking at Pirates’ players and friends in winter league play…. MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Venados de Mazatlan  16,  Tomateros de Culiacan  2 Culiacan had the early lead with 2 runs in the 2nd inning.  Former Pirate LF Luis Cruz walked and scored in that inning.  But it was all Mazatlan after that.  A sacrifice fly and a 2-run homer gave Los Venados a 3-2 lead in the 3rd.  All was quiet until the 7th, when two walks and a...

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Caribbean Leagues Getting Started

The Caribbean League seasons are getting underway, and there are many Pirates and former Pirates on the rosters. The Mexican Pacific League opened their season on Tuesday night.  OF Rogelios Noris, who spent the 2011 American season with the West Virginia Power, is again playing for his hometown Venados de Mazatlan.  Los Venados opened their season with a 5-1 loss to Los Tomateros de Culiacan.  Noris went 1-for-3 with a single in the...

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Minor League Updates: Miller, Moreno, Rinku, Hart, Perez

Some roster updates in the minor league system: -Diego Moreno has been placed on the disabled list in Altoona with right shoulder soreness.  The move is as of 6/23.  Moreno had a 4.91 ERA in 11 innings with Altoona, along with a 14:3 K/BB ratio. -Quinton Miller was placed on the disabled list in Bradenton with an unknown injury on 6/24. -Rinku Singh was promoted from the GCL to State College today.  Jordan Cooper was moved to the GCL...

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