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 12/23 — Cayones Is Running

A few Pirates’ players and friends in Friday’s winter league action… the Australian League is taking the holiday weekend off.  They will be back in action next weekend.  The Dominican League is off until their playoffs start in January.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  3,  Leones del Caracas  2 Los Caribes were out-hit 10-4, but they made good use of their hits.  Los Leones scored an unearned run in...

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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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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 12/16 — Three-Hit Nights For Catchers

Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action on Friday and early Saturday:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  4 A pair of 4-run innings gave the win to Los Tiburones.  New Pirate Shairon Martis made the start for Los Tiburones, pitching 4 innings.  He gave up 2 runs in the 2nd inning, on three singles and a walk.  CF Gorkys Hernandez drove in the second run with his RBI single.  A...

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