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JRO and U.S. eliminated fom another World Baseball Classic

The U.S. is 0 for 3 so far at World Baseball Classics as the Americans were eliminated from the 2013 tournament on Friday March 15 after dropping a 4-3 decision to Puerto and a 38-year-old pitcher named Nelson Figueroa. The right-hander led his teammates to their glorious win and will now head into the event’s semifinal stage. Figueroa said his team was the underdog and it motivated...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more in terms of national pride...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Heidi Watney Confuses Andy Gonzalez with Nelson Figueroa During Postgame WBC Interview

Nelson Figueroa (left) and Andy Gonzalez of Puerto Rico. (Getty, via Yahoo) Heidi Watney of the MLB Network probably wants back the below interview, and most likely will also be a great learning experience for her. Friday night, following the WBC game where Puerto Rico beat the United States in a 4-3 victory, Watney thought she was interviewing Puerto Rico starting pitcher Nelson...
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Nelson Figueroa Is The Essence Of Baseball

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more in terms of national pride to...
Via New York Mets Report
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Figueroa helps Puerto Rico oust US from WBC, 4-3

Brandon Phillips grimaced as he chuckled about his travel plans. He had hoped to accompany Team USA to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic in San Francisco. Instead, because the Americans were eliminated Friday night by Puerto Rico, he'll rejoin the Cincinnati Reds at spring training in Goodyear, Ariz. ''I didn't want to go back to Goodyear,'' Phillips...
Via Fox Sports
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Reno dominates Pawtucket to win AAA Championship

Pawtucket had to use 6 pitchers to stop the bleeding that Nelson Figueroa caused in the first 2 innings. Figueroa was hot during the playoffs until last night when he gave up 6 runs (all earned), on 7 hits and lasted only 2 innings. Chris Hernandez and Brock Huntzinger didn't help at all, as they combined for 3 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs, a walk, and 3 strikeouts. Alex Wilson, Jose...
Via Ted's Army
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Nuno Lights Out Again For Trenton

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vbWlub3ItbGVhZ3Vlcy9taW5vcnMtd3JhcC11cC1udW5vLWxpZ2h0cy1vdXQtYWdhaW4tZm9yLXRyZW50b24vYXR0YWNobWVudC92aWRhbF9udW5vLw==" rel=\"attachment wp-att-9505\">Vidal Nuno had another superb outing for Trenton (Photo Credit: Trenton...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Yanks Sign Nelson Figueroa

Via Sliding Into Home
April 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Nelson Figueroa a Yankee

It looks like former Mets pitcher Nelson Figueroa just signed a Minor League Deal with the Yankees. He posted a picture of his new contract over at Facebook.  Looks like the Yankees brought him in for pitching depth with the injury to Manny Banuelos, I spoke to Nelson on my radio program last year. He is a local kid from Brooklyn that is easy to root for. Don’t be surprised if...

Winter League Playoffs 1/15 — A Loss For Figueroa

Checking on a few Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league playoff action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  5,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 A 4-run top of the 9th gave Los Tigres the win.  Los Caribes got the scoring started with a solo home run in each of the first two innings.  CF Gorkys Hernandez walked to begin the bottom of the 3rd.  He scored on a...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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