Winter Leagues 12/17 — Figueroa Wins, Ramos Loses, Anderson Homers

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Saturday’s winter league action…   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  15,  Tigres de Aragua  8 Four home runs by Los Tigres were not enough to keep up with Los Cardenales, who began the game with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Los Tigres got onto the scoreboard with 3 runs in the 3rd inning, on a home run by RF Jonel Pacheco (2-run homer) and 1B Hector Gimenez. ...

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Winter Leagues 12/14 — A Start For Claggett; A Homer By Anderson

Pirates’ players and friends in a bit of winter league action on Wednesday and early Thursday:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Bravos de Margarita  5,  Cardenales de Lara  3  (Game 1) Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and pitched 4 0f the 7 innings in this shortened game.  Claggett retired the first 6 batters he faced, then gave up 2 runs in the 3rd inning on a walk, a double, an RBI ground out, and an RBI single.  A...

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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, and allowed only one run on 3 hits in 5.2 innings.  Galarraga got two outs and surrendered a walk in the 6th, then was...

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Winter Leagues 11/30 — Fox’s Walk-Off RBI, Many Other Hits

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  13,  Gigantes del Cibao  4 Los Toros bulldozed Los Gigantes, beginning with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Three consecutive singles opened the game and drove in the first run.  After a throwing error, another single drove in two runs.  1B Matt Hague doubled, then scored on another double.  SS Pedro Ciriaco...

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Winter Leagues 11/22 — New Pirates Diaz and Fox In The Games

After Monday off, the Winter Leagues are back in action, including some Pirates’ players and friends   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Leones de Ponce  9,  Criollos de Caguas  6 SS Benji Gonzalez had one hit for Los Leones, a single which loaded the bases in the 2nd inning (none of them scored).  Los Leones scored 4 runs on a pair of 2-run homers in the 3rd inning, then hung on for the win.  Former Pirate farmhand RJ Rodriguez earned...

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