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, another single drove in two runs.  1B Matt Hague doubled, then scored on another double.  SS Pedro Ciriaco...

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Winter Leagues 11/22 — New Pirates Diaz and Fox In The Games

After Monday off, the Winter Leagues are back in action, including some Pirates’ players and friends   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Leones de Ponce  9,  Criollos de Caguas  6 SS Benji Gonzalez had one hit for Los Leones, a single which loaded the bases in the 2nd inning (none of them scored).  Los Leones scored 4 runs on a pair of 2-run homers in the 3rd inning, then hung on for the win.  Former Pirate farmhand RJ Rodriguez earned...

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Winter Leagues 11/20

Back from a few days away, and ready to check back in with the Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action…  Thanks to Tim for filling in this week!   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Aguilas del Zulia  1 CF Corey Wimberly continued his hot Venezuelan League start with 2 hits for 2 RBI.  He singled with the bases loaded in the 2nd inning to drive in the first of Los Leones’ two runs in that...

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Winter Leagues 11/4 – Three Hits For Hague

Checking in with some Pirates’ players and friends in winter league play.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  4,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 Los Caribes had a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the 8th.  That’s when Los Cardenales took the lead and the win with a 2-run homer.  CF Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-3, with a single in the 5th inning.   Navegantes del Magallanes  6,  Leones del Caracas  1 Four...

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Team USA brings home the gold

The 2009 baseball World Cup concluded today with the gold medal match between the United States and Cuba. Team USA won the contest 10-5, thanks to 4.1 innings from Brad Lincoln, who picked up his third win of the tournament. In Lincoln’s 4.1 innings, he allowed six hits, three runs, one walk and two strikeouts. Lincoln finishes the tournament with 23.1 innings pitched, a 2.70 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 12:6 K/BB ratio. His first...

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