Winter Leagues 11/7 — Tough Inning For Wood

Usually not much winter league business on Mondays, but the Dominican League was in action tonight: Toros del Este  7,  Gigantes del Cibao  6 A 6-run top of the 1st gave Los Toros a big lead, which they nearly lost.  The first 7 batters reached base, with two singles, a 3-run homer, two more singles, a double, and another single.  A sacrifice fly produced the first out of the inning, but with one more run.  3B Matt Hague had the...

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Winter Leagues 11/6 — Loss For Leroux, RBI’s For Farrell

Checking on Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league play…  The Australian League takes the early part of the week off, so their next games will be on Thursday (their time).   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Bravos de Margarita  0 It was all Caracas in this game, with Los Bravos posting 6 runs, but leaving 8 batters on base (and Caracas left 14 runners on base).  Los Leones scored 3 runs...

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Winter Leagues 11/5 — RBI Double For Noris, 2 Hits For Hague

Winter league action for the Pirates’ players and friends on Saturday night (or Sunday afternoon, for the Aussies) MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Mayos de Navojoa  2,  Venados de Mazatlan  1 Rogelio Noris got back into a game for Los Venados after a few days off.   Los Mayos scored 2 runs in the 7th inning, aided by a throwing error Mazatlan.  Los Venados scored their only run with two outs in the bottom of the 8th.  C Miguel Ojeda...

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Winter Leagues 11/4 – Three Hits For Hague

Checking in with some Pirates’ players and friends in winter league play.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  4,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 Los Caribes had a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the 8th.  That’s when Los Cardenales took the lead and the win with a 2-run homer.  CF Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-3, with a single in the 5th inning.   Navegantes del Magallanes  6,  Leones del Caracas  1 Four...

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Winter Leagues 11/1 — Marte Exits Early?

After the Caribbean leagues took their usual Sunday off, they’re back in action, with a few Pirates’ players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Gigantes del Cibao  2 Starling Marte started this game in center field for Los Leones.  Los Gigantes scored two runs, both coming in on RBI singles up the middle, which Marte handled.  Marte made the third out of the inning on a fly ball.  Then, after one out in...

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