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 12/16 — Three-Hit Nights For Catchers

Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action on Friday and early Saturday:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  4 A pair of 4-run innings gave the win to Los Tiburones.  New Pirate Shairon Martis made the start for Los Tiburones, pitching 4 innings.  He gave up 2 runs in the 2nd inning, on three singles and a walk.  CF Gorkys Hernandez drove in the second run with his RBI single.  A...

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