Winter Leagues 12/30 — Walk-Off Steal? And Anderson Homers

The Mexican Pacific League and the Venezuelan League both wrap up regular season play today.  The Puerto Rican League takes the next three days off, then finishes up their season on Jan 3rd and 4th.  The Dominican League will take a couple of days off, then resume their playoffs on Monday.   Happy New Year!   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  4,  Aguilas del Zulia  1  (Game 1) Los Aguilas out-hit los Tigres 8-7, but managed...

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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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Winter Leagues 12/9 – Claggett’s First Win

Looking for Pirates’ players and friends in Friday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Bravos de Margarita  13,  Tibureones de La Guaira  6 Anthony Claggett pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing one run on 4 hits to earn his first win for Los Bravos.  Margarita’s starter, Indiana native Ryan Tatusko (Nationals) allowed Los Tiburones one run in the 1st inning, then got into trouble again in the 2nd...

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Winter Leagues 11/23 — Thanks For Moreno And Anderson

Happy Thanksgiving!  Checking in with the Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  1,  Criollos de Caguas  0 Los Indios posted 10 hits but left 8 runners on base, scoring only one run.  A double and two singles brought in the lone run, but left the bases loaded and one out.  Unfortunately, 3B Jeremy Farrell bounced into a double play to end the rally. ...

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Winter Leagues 11/12– Farrell’s Walk-Off RBI Double

Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  5,  Leones del Caracas  4 Caracas was playing catch-up for the whole game.  In the top of the 9th, down by 2 runs, Los Leones loaded the bases with two singles and a walk.  A wild pitch allowed the runner from third to score, bringing Los Leones within one run of Los Tiburones.  An intentional walk loaded the bases...

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