All posts tagged "Luis Cruz"

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    A Few Notes For Sunday; Altoona Roster

    Just a few notes from here and there:

    Check out this story by Lee Judge of the Kansas City Star. He talks about Clint Hurdle, but it generally applies to almost any minor league system.  I'm trying to picture players sleeping in the luggage racks.

    The Indy Indians...

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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...

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    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....

    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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    Sullivan Earns A Win

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues wind up their round-robin playoff series this weekend, while the Venezuelans continue theirs for another week or so.  

    Criollos de Caguas  5,  Gigantes de Carolina  2  --  
    Los Criollos began the scoring with a fly out-RBI for 3B Ramon...

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    Win For Uviedo, Appearance For Gonzalez

    A few winter league games with Pirates' players and friends...

    Criollos de Caguas  4,  Leones de Ponce  3  --  
    Two runs in the 3rd and another 2 runs in the 6th gave Los Criollos the edge.  SS Luis Figueroa singled and scored a...

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    Homers For Milledge, Ryan, and Cruz

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

    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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    Personnel Shuffles; Loss For Nieve

    Several moves, shuffling personnel around:

    RHP Joe Martinez, who came to the Pirates from the Giants (with John Bowker) in July, was removed from the Pirates' 40-man roster and designated for assignment.  That frees up a roster spot for newly signed starter Kevin Correia.  Martinez joined the Indy Indians...

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    A Win For Dubee And Two Hits For Milledge and Cedeno

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in Thursday's winter league action:

    Toros del Este  6,  Tigres del Licey   0  --  
    Los Tigres were shut-out on 6 hits.  They had 2 runners on base in a few innings, but were never able to bring them around...

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