Winter Leagues 12/4 — Marte, Ciriaco, And Brown Contributing, Noris Homers

Winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends on Sunday   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira 7,  Caribes de Anzoategui  6  (Game 1) In the first of two 7-inning games, Los Tiburones attacked for 6 runs in the bottom of the 7th, which included a grand slam.  Los Caribes caught up with 2 runs in the 4th and 3 runs in the 5th.  Los Tiburones answered with a run in the bottom of the 5th, on a single and a double,...

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Winter Leagues 12/1– Unearned Runs From Martis And Ascanio

The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues have the day off on Thursday, but the Venezuelans were busy, and the Australians had some early games going:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas de Zulia  7,  Tiburones de La Guaira   1 New Pirate Shairon Martis lost his second game of the season, but it was not entirely his fault.  Los Tiburones scored 4 unearned runs in the 2nd inning, then added 3 runs in the 8th for more insurance.  Martis had...

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Winter Leagues 11/16 — Farrell Homers

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action….    I’ll be away for a few days, but we’ll catch up with the winter league action when I get back. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  7,  Leones del Caracas  3 A 5-run 5th inning gave Los Tiburones control of the game.  Caracas scored their runs in the first two innings.   Reliever Jose Ascanio pitched a perfect top of...

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Winter Leagues 11/11– Cedeno Joins In

Checking in with a few Pirates’ players and friends in Friday’s winter league play :   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  9,  Tiburones de La Guaira  4 SS Ronny Cedeno went 1-for-3 for Los Tigres in his winter league season debut.  Los Tigres roared loudly in the first four innings, especially in the 5-run 3rd inning.  After a lead-off double in the bottom of the 1st, Cedeno was hit by a pitch, and a single loaded...

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Winter Leagues 10/25 — Big Hits For Hague, Marte Homers

Looking at some Pirates players and friends in Monday’s winter league action: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  4, Bravos de Margarita  3 A run in the bottom of the 8th broke a 3-3 tie and gave Los Caribes the win, despite being out-hit by Margarita, 11-8.  A walk and a single opened the bottom of the 8th for Los Caribes.  CF Gorkys Hernandez dropped down a bunt, which turned into a force out at third base, leaving...

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