Winter Leagues 11/19: Ciriaco Picks Up Two Hits

Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este 3, Tigres del Licey 2 Matt Hague went 1-3 with a single, walk and a strikeout. He is now hitting .309 although he also committed his 8th error of the season. Pedro Ciriaco played left field and went 2-3 with two singles. He was replaced on defense in the 9th inning. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas del Zulia 3, Leones del Caracas 0 Ramon...

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Winter Leagues 11/18: Farrell Drives in the Winning Run

Friday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este 1, Gigantes del Cibao 11 Matt Hague went 0-1 with a walk before being lifted during the 4th inning for a defensive replacement. He is now batting .308 after 25 games played. Pedro Ciriaco went 0-4 with 3 strikeouts while playing second base. He is now batting .242 VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara 5, Leones del Caracas 9 Ramon Cabrera...

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Winter Leagues 11/16 — Farrell Homers

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action….    I’ll be away for a few days, but we’ll catch up with the winter league action when I get back. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  7,  Leones del Caracas  3 A 5-run 5th inning gave Los Tiburones control of the game.  Caracas scored their runs in the first two innings.   Reliever Jose Ascanio pitched a perfect top of...

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Winter Leagues 11/12– Farrell’s Walk-Off RBI Double

Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  5,  Leones del Caracas  4 Caracas was playing catch-up for the whole game.  In the top of the 9th, down by 2 runs, Los Leones loaded the bases with two singles and a walk.  A wild pitch allowed the runner from third to score, bringing Los Leones within one run of Los Tiburones.  An intentional walk loaded the bases...

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Winter Leagues 11/9 – A Few Hits, And Ciriaco Is In

Checking in with a few Pirates players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  10,  Indios de Mayaguez  5 Los Criollos scored 8 runs over the first three innings, and Los Indios were trying unsuccessfully to catch up for the rest of the game.  Indios’ 3B Jeremy Farrell had the first of three consecutive walks in the bottom of the 2nd.  He scored on an RBI single, then...

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