Winter Leagues 12/20 — Thomas’ First Win, Aussie All-Stars

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  5,  Tigres de Aragua  4 Los Tigres posted 10 hits, out-hitting Los Cardenales (6 hits), but late-inning runs could not get them caught up to Lara.  LF Jonel Pacheco, hitting lead-off, homered and singled for Los Tigres.  SS Ronny Cedeno went 1-for-5 and 1B Hector Gimenez walked twice, and scored in the...

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Winter Leagues 12/19 — Another Slow Monday

Mondays in the winter leagues are typically slow:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  5,  Tigres de Aragua  4 Los Leones won this battle of the Big Cats with 3 runs n the bottom of the 9th.  Los Tigres scored single runs in four different innings, including their last 3 at-bats.  SS Ronny Cedeno doubled with one out in the 4th, moved to third on 1B Hector Gimenez’s single, and scored on an RBI ground out.  A solo homer...

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Winter Leagues 12/16 — Three-Hit Nights For Catchers

Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action on Friday and early Saturday:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  4 A pair of 4-run innings gave the win to Los Tiburones.  New Pirate Shairon Martis made the start for Los Tiburones, pitching 4 innings.  He gave up 2 runs in the 2nd inning, on three singles and a walk.  CF Gorkys Hernandez drove in the second run with his RBI single.  A...

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Winter Leagues 12/10 — Big Night For Marte and Gimenez

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action….The Puero Rican League has the weekend off.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Leones del Caracas  2 Six runs in the top of the 7th inning gave Los Tiburones the win.  Armando Galarraga made the start for Los Leones, and allowed only one run on 3 hits in 5.2 innings.  Galarraga got two outs and surrendered a walk in the 6th, then was...

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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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