All posts tagged "Raul Chavez"

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    Gimenez and Ryan Continue Hitting But LaRoche Doesn’t

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in winter league games:

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Tigres de Aragua� 4,� Caribes de Anzoategui� 2 -- Former Pirate farmhand Miguel Perez smacked a pinch-hit double in the bottom of the 8th after a single and a walk, driving in two runs to break a 2-2 tie and give...

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    Dominican And Puerto Rican Leagues Begin Play; Noris Homers

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican winter leagues open their seasons tonight.� So far, many of the teams in those leagues have only partial rosters or no rosters posted.

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

    Gigantes de Carolina -- SS Benji Gonzalez (West Virginia Power in 2010), and former Indy Indian (2007) OF Luis Matos.

    Criollos de Caguas...

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    LaRoche Still Struggling At the Plate

    Thursday's winter league action with Pirates' players and friends...� the Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues begin play on Friday.

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Bravos de Margarita� 3,� Cardinales de Lara� 2� -- 3B Andy LaRoche continued to struggle at the plate, going 0-for-4 for Margarita.� Los Bravos scored one run in the top of the 1st...

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    Bass And Thomas Pitch Well In Venezuela

    Pirates' players and friends in action in the winter leagues on Wednesday...

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Tigres de Aragua� 5,� Aguilas de Zulia� 3� --� Brian Bass pitched 6 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits for Aragua tonight.� He did not walk anyone, and he struck out 6 batters.� Bass retired the first 10 batters he...

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    Diaz Makes First Winter League Appearance

    Looking at our Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league games....� the Dominican and Puerto Rican leagues begin in a few days.

    Here's an article on MILB about Indy Indians' All-Star Catcher Erik Kratz.

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUES

    Aguilas de Zulia� 5,� Tigres de Aragua� 4 -- Los Tigres had a 4-1 lead after...

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    LaRoche’s Bat Is Quiet In Venezuela

    A quick look at some winter league games involving Pirates' players and friends:

    VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE

    Navegantes del Magallanes� 3,� Bravos de Margarita� 0 -- Margarita just couldn't get anything going in this game.� The only time they had more than one runner on base at a time was in the 1st inning, when...

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    Bass Makes A Venezuelan Start

    Just one game in the Mexican Pacific League last night:

    Naranjeros de Hermosillo 19, Aguilas de Mexicali 1 -- Los Naranjeros did it all on 16 hits, including 2 from former Pirate Humberto Cota, who was playing first base.� Hermosillo scored 11 runs in the 5th inning. They sent 15 batters to the...

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    Noris Returns To Mazatlan

    News for the Pirates' players and friends in the winter leagues:

    VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE:

    Bravos de Margarita� 5,� Tiburones de La Guaira 4 -- Margarita posted 12 hits in this game, but none of them belonged to 3B Andy LaRoche, who was hitless in 4 trips to the plate.� Los Bravos broke a 1-1...

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    Venezuelan and Mexican Pacific Leagues Underway

    Two of the four winter leagues got started on Tuesday.� Some games involving Pirates' players and friends:

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE:

    Leones de Caracas� 3,� Tigres de Aragua� 1 -- Caracas scored twice in the bottom of the 1st on two singles and an RBI double, then added an unearned run in the 5th, on...