Winter Leagues 11/13

Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action for Sunday; the Australians are off again until later in the week.   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Leones de Ponce  5,  Indios de Mayaguez  4 Los Indios posted 4 runs in the 2nd inning, but Ponce came from behind for the win.  Ponce had scored one run in each for the 1st and 2nd innings, when Los Indios started their rally with a solo home run.  1B Jeremy Farrell followed the homer...

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Winter Leagues 11/3 — Another Slow Night; Aussies Get Started

Not too much going on in the Winter Leagues tonight…  the Australians play tonight (for them) or early morning (for us)   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  1,  Leones del Caracas  0 In the battle of the big cats, Los Leones were held to just 3 hits, plus one walk, and two double plays eliminated two of those base runners.  Pirates’ DH Ramon Cabrera had one of the hits, a single in the 3rd.  Los Tigres scored their...

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Winter Leagues 11/2 — Slow Night

Looking at some Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League play.   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  8,  Leones del Escogido  1 Los Aguilas put up 5 runs in the 3rd inning and 3 more in the 4th.  A 3-run homer aided Los Aguilas in the 3rd, and a triple brought in two of the runs in the 4th.  Los Leones’ only run came on a solo homer in the bottom of the 3rd.  3B Andy Marte went 0-for-3 with a walk for Los Leones. ...

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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 10/18 – Hits For Hague

Pirates’ players and friends in action in the Winter Leagues on Tuesday: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Bravos de Margarita  1 Former Pirate LF Lastings Milledge singled and scored in Aragua’s 2-run 6th inning.  He also singled and stole second base in the 4th.  Los Tigres’ outfield was all former Pirates’ farmhands  –  CF Jonel Pacheco singled in 3 trips to the plate, and RF Jorge Cortes went...

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