All posts tagged "RJ Rodriguez"

  • Analysis
    RBIs For Milledge and Gimenez; Two Homers For Latimore

    Ten weeks until Opening Day for the minor league season....  just in case anyone besides me is counting.

    Three playoff games on Wednesday evening, plus the Australians begin their playoffs early on Thursday morning.  I'll be away from the computer for a couple of days, but we'll catch up...

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    Roster Updates And Playoff Games

    An update on some recent roster moves by the Pirates:

    Pitcher Jose Veras took a few days, but did sign a minor league contract with the Pirates.  Veras is a 30-year-old who was first signed by the Rays in 1998.  He began playing in the US in 2002, and...

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    Save For Rodriguez, Win For Machi

    A few signing notes for former Pirates, all minor league contracts:  
    1B Brad Eldred signed with the Giants,  P Ian Snell and INF Ramon Vazquez signed with the Cardinals, and OF Matt Kata signed with the Rangers.  


    Cheering for a few Pirates' players and friends in...

  • Analysis
    Sullivan Earns A Win

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues wind up their round-robin playoff series this weekend, while the Venezuelans continue theirs for another week or so.  

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
    Criollos de Caguas  5,  Gigantes de Carolina  2  --  
    Los Criollos began the scoring with a fly out-RBI for 3B Ramon...

  • Analysis
    Homers For Milledge, Ryan, and Cruz

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in winter league playoff action ...

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
    Tigres de Aragua  5,  Bravos de Margarita  4  --  
    A double and a single in the top of the 10th gave Los Tigres the winning run.  Los Tigres had started the scoring in the...

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    Strong Innings by Ledezma and Machi

    Cheering for Pirates' players (the few who are left) and friends in the winter leagues......

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
    Leones de Ponce  6,  Gigantes de Carolina  3  --  
    Four runs in the bottom of the 8th gave the game to Los Leones.  Two walks and four singles did the damage...

  • Analysis
    Milledge Drives In The Winning Run For Aragua

    The Caribbean leagues continue their playoffs, though the Mexican Pacific League has the night off....

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
    Leones de Ponce  5,  Senadores de San Juan  2  --  
    Reliever JR Rodriguez earned his first playoff save with a perfect 9th inning for Los Leones.  His teammates broke a 2-2...

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    Milledge, Gimenez, and Paulino Get A Few Hits

    The Pirates got the new year started by signing Brian Burres to a minor league contract.  He will be at the major league spring training camp, competing for a position on the big league club.

    The Caribbean winter leagues continue their playoffs, and we continue to cheer for the...

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    Low-Hitting Playoff Games, Good Inning For Ascanio

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league play...

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE   (playoffs)
    Criollos de Caguas  5,  Gigantes de Carolina  0  --  
    Caguas' starter Dylan Owen (Mets) pitched 7 no-hit innings, and two relievers finished the deal with a string of 6 consecutive ground outs....

  • Analysis
    Big Night For Paulino And Mildren

    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends (some from the way-back machine) in Wednesday's winter league action:

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE   (Round robin playoff series)
    Leones del Escogido  4,  Gigantes del Cibao  2  --  
    A 2-run homer in the top of the 7th made the difference for Los Leones.  LF/RF...

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