Winter Leagues 10/26 — Thompson’s Debut

A few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  5,  Toros del Este  2 Starter Aaron Thompson, who pitched for both Altoona and Indianapolis in 2011, made his Dominican League debut tonight, joining manager Dean Treanor’s Toros.  Thompson got off to a good start, allowing just one single over the first two innings.  He gave up two unearned runs in the 2nd, on a throwing error...

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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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Winter Leagues 10/24 — Tough Night For Moreno

Just a little winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends on Sunday: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas de Zulia  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  6 A 5-run inning by Los Aguilas was too much for Los Caribes to overcome.  Zulia scored single runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 6th innings.  Former Pirate C Carlos Maldonado contributed a walk in the 6th.  Los Caribes tied the score with single runs in each of the 5th, 7th, and 8th.  Solo homers...

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Winter Leagues 10/22 — Cayones Is In; Five Hits For The Martes

Checking in with a few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  6,  Leones del Caracas  1 LF Lastings Milledge went 2-for-4 for Los Tigres, and another former Pirate farmhand, 1B Hector Gimenez, also had a hit in this game.  Milledge started the scoring for Aragua, with a double in the 2nd inning.  He came around to score on a sacrifice fly.  A walk and a pair of doubles brought...

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Winter Leagues 10/21– Scoreless Inning For Wood

Pirates’ players and friend in winter league competition: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  6,  Gigantes del Cibao  5 A 2-run homer in the top of the 8th gave Los Toros the come-from-behind win.  Pirate minor leaguer Andy Vasquez came in to pinch run, and he also scored on the home run.  Reliever Tim Wood pitched a scoreless bottom of the inning.  He gave up two singles, and had some help from his center fielder, who threw out...

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