All posts tagged "Jean Machi"

  • Analysis
    Two Hits For Cortes, And A New Catcher

    The Pirates have added a minor league catcher, Kawika Emsley-Pai, to the fold.  The Washington State native was the Diamondbacks' 10th round pick in the most recent (2010) draft, signed out of University of Texas.  He made his pro debut with the Yakima Bears in the Northwest (short season) league,...

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    Tough Outing For Ramos; Latimore Back In Action

    The winter league playoffs are winding down.  The Puerto Rican League championship series (best of 7) between Los Criollos de Caguas and Los Leones de Ponce will begin on Wednesday.  The Dominican League championship series will be played between Los Estrellas de Oriente and Los Toros del Este, and that...

  • Analysis
    Triple For Gonzalez and Homers For House, Gimenez, and Chavez


    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends in the few winter league playoff games on Sunday....

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE
    Gigantes del Cibao  8,  Toros del Este  2 --  
    A 7-run 7th inning by Los Gigantes included a 2-run homer and a 3-run homer, and it gave them all the...

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    Save For Rodriguez, Win For Machi

    A few signing notes for former Pirates, all minor league contracts:  
    1B Brad Eldred signed with the Giants,  P Ian Snell and INF Ramon Vazquez signed with the Cardinals, and OF Matt Kata signed with the Rangers.  


    Cheering for a few Pirates' players and friends in...

  • Analysis
    Homers For Milledge, Ryan, and Cruz

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in winter league playoff action ...

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
    Tigres de Aragua  5,  Bravos de Margarita  4  --  
    A double and a single in the top of the 10th gave Los Tigres the winning run.  Los Tigres had started the scoring in the...

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    A Win For Machi

    The Pirates' mini-camp begins tomorrow in Bradenton....  just 35 days until Spring Training begins,  81 days until major league opening day, and 87 days until the minor league opening day (not that anyone here is counting, of course....)

    Meanwhile, the Caribbean leagues continue with their playoffs.  The Mexican Pacific...

  • Analysis
    Strong Innings by Ledezma and Machi

    Cheering for Pirates' players (the few who are left) and friends in the winter leagues......

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
    Leones de Ponce  6,  Gigantes de Carolina  3  --  
    Four runs in the bottom of the 8th gave the game to Los Leones.  Two walks and four singles did the damage...

  • Analysis
    Gonzalez Gets Playoff Hit

    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends in winter league playoff games...

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE
    Estrellas de Oriente  9,  Gigantes del Cibao  4  --  
    A pair of 2-run homers in the first two innings got Los Estrellas off to a good start.  Three singles added two more runs in the 6th...

  • Analysis
    Bit Hits For House And Thompson

    Just a few more days in the winter leagues' regular seasons...

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE (round robin playoff series)
    Leones del Escogido  6,  Gigantes del Cibao  4  --  
    Three runs in the bottom of the 6th gave Los Leones the win, despite being out-hit 13 - 12.  Former Pirate Rich Thompson...

  • Analysis
    A Save For Ascanio, Big Hits for Cedeno and Gimenez

    The Dominican League has finished regular season play.  The four top teams -- Estrellas de Oriente, Leones del Escogido, Toros del Este, and Gigantes del Cibao -- will begin a round robin playoff tournament on Sunday.  Los Estrellas, Los Leones, and Los Toros all finished the regular season with identical...