Winter League Playoffs 1/29 — Gimenez Leads Aragua To Caribbean Series

The Winter Leagues continue to wrap things up….   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  3,  Tiburones de La Guaira  1 1B Hector Gimenez had another big day, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, to lead Los Tigres to the win.  That gives them the win of the championship series, and takes them to the Caribbean Series, which begins on Feb 2nd.  Los Tigres scored in just one inning, the 3rd, when  RF Jorge Cortes led off with...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/28 — 4 RBI For Gimenez; Bite Eliminated In Australia

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Saturday’s winter league playoff games:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  5,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2 Los Leones again took the lead in this best-of-9 series, with this win over Los Aguilas.  Los Leones now lead 4 games to 3, and need one more win to take the championship.  Los Aguilas were first onto the scoreboard with 2 runs in the top of the 1st.  After a single and...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/24 — Homers By Gimenez and Cortes Not Enough

Not too many Pirates’ players and friends left in the mix, as the four Caribbean leagues continue their championship series:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE   (best of 9) Aguilas Cibaenas  1,  Leones del Escogido  0 Los Aguilas earned their first win of the championship series, and took only 2 hits to do it.  In the bottom of the 1st, with two out and a walk, a single by RF Brandon Moss with a fielding error in right field put runners...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/23 — Ledezma Earns A Win

Just two playoff games on Monday evening:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Tiburones de La Guaira  0 The Venezuelan League championship series (best-of-7) opened with a shutout by four Aragua pitchers.  After 6 scoreless innings, with 5 hits, from starter Yusmeiro Petit, Wil Ledezma took over on the mound to begin the 7th.   He gave up a single in that inning, and struck out the first batter of the 8th before being...

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This Date in Pirates History: January 21

On this date in 1933 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed pitcher Waite Hoyt, two months after he was released by the New York Giants. He was 33 at the time and had a career record of 195-141, 3.71 in 15 seasons, ten of them with the Yankees. Hoyt would go on to pitch four full seasons with the Pirates, posting an ERA under 3.00 in three of them. His best season was 1934 when he went 15-6, 2.93 in 40 games, 17 as a starter. In 190.2 innings...

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