Winter Leagues 12/29 – One Tough Inning Sinks Claggett; Figueroa Wins

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Thursday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  6,  Bravos de Margarita  2 Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and buzzed through the first four innings, allowing only a walk and a single in the top of the 1st.   He retired the side in order for three innings, but got into trouble fast in the 5th.  Back-to-back singles to begin the...

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Winter Leagues 12/28 — Ledezma Earns First Win; Dominican Playoffs

Looking in on a few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE  Tigres de Aragua 6,  Leones del Caracas  3 Wil Ledezma was the pitcher of record when Los Tigres took a lead they would not surrender in the 6th inning.  Los Tigres got onto the scoreboard first, with a run in the 3rd by CF Jorge Cortes.  Cortes led off with a single, then came around to score on a single and a bunt with a...

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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 12/17 — Figueroa Wins, Ramos Loses, Anderson Homers

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Saturday’s winter league action…   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara  15,  Tigres de Aragua  8 Four home runs by Los Tigres were not enough to keep up with Los Cardenales, who began the game with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Los Tigres got onto the scoreboard with 3 runs in the 3rd inning, on a home run by RF Jonel Pacheco (2-run homer) and 1B Hector Gimenez. ...

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Winter Leagues 12/15 – Fox And Gimenez Homer

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Thursday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  4,  Leones del Caracas  3 Los Leones’ solo home run in the top of the 9th got them within one run of Los Tiburones, but they could not get any closer.  Armando Galarraga made the start for Los Leones and allowed one run in three of the first four innings.  Caracas scored 2 runs in the top...

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