Winter League Playoffs 1/4 — Hernandez Homers

The Puerto Rican League season ends today, with their playoffs beginning over the weekend.  Meanwhile the other Caribbean leagues continue in playoff mode.  In other news, SS Pedro Ciriaco has signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Navegantes del Magallanes  3,  Tigres de Aragua  2 Los Navegantes got things going with 2 runs on a walk and 3 singles before an out was recorded in the bottom of the 1st...

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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.   He retired the side in order for three innings, but got into trouble fast in the 5th.  Back-to-back singles to begin the...

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Winter Leagues 12/15 – Fox And Gimenez Homer

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Thursday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  4,  Leones del Caracas  3 Los Leones’ solo home run in the top of the 9th got them within one run of Los Tiburones, but they could not get any closer.  Armando Galarraga made the start for Los Leones and allowed one run in three of the first four innings.  Caracas scored 2 runs in the top...

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Winter Leagues 12/8 – Brown Homers; Five Hits For Anderson

A bit of winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends for Thursday… The Puerto Rican League has no games scheduled.   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  9,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 C Dusty Brown was responsible for all both of Los Estrellas’ runs, when he blasted a 2-run homer in the 5th inning.  LF Jake Fox singled for Los Estrellas but did not score.  Los Toros scored early and often, including a pair...

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Winter Leagues 12/1– Unearned Runs From Martis And Ascanio

The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues have the day off on Thursday, but the Venezuelans were busy, and the Australians had some early games going:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas de Zulia  7,  Tiburones de La Guaira   1 New Pirate Shairon Martis lost his second game of the season, but it was not entirely his fault.  Los Tiburones scored 4 unearned runs in the 2nd inning, then added 3 runs in the 8th for more insurance.  Martis had...

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