All posts tagged "Nelson Figueroa"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 18

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Earlier in the day, we covered Pirates pitching great, Babe Adams, which can be read here. John Fredland takes us back to a game early in the career of Ralph Kiner in his Jolly Roger Rewind and then we go even further back,...

  • 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 1/30 — Escogido Wins Dominican Championship

    The Dominican League is the last to wrap up their Championship series.  They and the winners from the other three Caribbean leagues will begin the Caribbean Series on Feb 2nd.  The Dominican Republic is the host team for 2012.   Leones del Escogido  6,  Aguilas Cibaenas  5 A hard-fought game, going down...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/28 — Dominican And Venezuelan Series Tied

    Not too many Pirates' players and friends left in the playoff mix, as winter league action winds down:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE    (best of 7) Tiburones de La Guaira  9,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Los Tiburones evened up the championship series again, at 2 games each, taking a big bite out of Los...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/15 — A Loss For Figueroa

    Checking on a few Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league playoff action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  5,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 A 4-run top of the 9th gave Los Tigres the win.  Los Caribes got the scoring started with a solo home run in each of the first...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/10 — Another Homer For Moss

    Looking at a few Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Aguilas del Zulia  1 Los Tigres scored first, with one run in the 4th, on a sacrifice fly by LF Jorge Cortes.  Los Aguilas tied the score in the 5th inning, on...

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    Winter Leagues 12/29 – One Tough Inning Sinks Claggett; Figueroa Wins

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Thursday's winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  6,  Bravos de Margarita  2 Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and buzzed through the first four innings, allowing only a walk and a single in the top of the 1st.  ...

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    Winter Leagues 12/17 — Figueroa Wins, Ramos Loses, Anderson Homers

    Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in Saturday's winter league action...   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  15,  Tigres de Aragua  8 Four home runs by Los Tigres were not enough to keep up with Los Cardenales, who began the game with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Los Tigres got...

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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 11/30 — Fox’s Walk-Off RBI, Many Other Hits

    Looking in on Pirates' players and friends in Wednesday's winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  13,  Gigantes del Cibao  4 Los Toros bulldozed Los Gigantes, beginning with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Three consecutive singles opened the game and drove in the first run.  After a throwing error,...

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