All posts tagged "Luis Figueroa"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: February 16

    There have been five former Pittsburgh Pirates who were born on this date. Combined they played just 60 games in a Pirates uniform, 51 coming from just one of the players and one of the others played their entire career in just one day. Luis Figueroa (1974) second baseman for the 2001...

  • Analysis
    Caribbean And Australian Series Wraps 2/6

    We're counting down to the opening of spring camps, but a few Pirates' players and friends have been busy in the Caribbean Series.  This has started as a round robin style tournament, with each team playing two games against each other team. The Dominican Republic team won their first four games, beating...

  • Analysis
    Winter League Playoffs 1/21– Venezuelan League’s Three-Way Tie; Welch Wins Fan Favorite

    Catching up with Pirates' players and friends in the winter league playoffs on Saturday:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  8,  Criollos de Caguas  4  -- suspended in the 9th inning Los Criollos began the game with 2 runs in the top of the 1st, won a hit batter, an RBI...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/18 — Hernandez Scores Lone Run, Moss Has Key RBI

    A few Pirates' players and friends got into Wednesday's winter league playoff games:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  7,  Gigantes del Cibao  1 Los Aguilas got all the runs they would need in the top of the 1st.  The game began with back-to-back singles, then a hit batter to load the bases. ...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/14 — Two Doubles For Gimenez

    Saturday's action with the Pirates' players and friends:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  5,  Caribes de Anzoategui  2 Two doubles by 1B Hector Gimenez accounted for 3 of Los Tigres' 4 runs in the first two innings.  In the top of the 1st, Gimenez followed a single with his first double,...

  • Winter Leagues
    Winter Leagues 12/30 — Walk-Off Steal? And Anderson Homers

    The Mexican Pacific League and the Venezuelan League both wrap up regular season play today.  The Puerto Rican League takes the next three days off, then finishes up their season on Jan 3rd and 4th.  The Dominican League will take a couple of days off, then resume their playoffs on Monday.   Happy...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/27 — Valdez Pitches Well But Gets The Loss

    Just the Venezuelan and Puerto Rican Leagues in action on Tuesday night, with a few Pirates' players and friends getting in on the fun.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales del Lara  4,  Tigres de Aragua  2 Former Pirate Romulo Sanchez earned the win for Los Cardenales, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings.  Sanchez entered the...

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    Winter Leagues 12/7 — RBIs For Ciriaco, Gonzalez, And Anderson

    Pirates' players and friends in Wednesday's winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  6,  Leones de Ponce  2 SS Benji Gonzalez doubled with two out and one on in the 4th inning for Los Leones, and a subsequent RBI single accounted for all of Los Leones' runs.  Los  Criollos...

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    Winter Leagues 12/6 — Marte Triples Twice; Crotta Joins Lara

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 CF Starling Marte led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a triple into left field, then scored on an RBI single for Los Leones' walk-off win.   Marte...

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    Winter Leagues 11/29 — Farrell Doubles, RBI For Fox

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  9,  Leones de Ponce  5 Los Criollos scored 7 runs over the final two innings to take the win.  Benji Gonzalez entered the game in the bottom of the 8th as a pinch-runner...

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