Why you should care plenty about the guy at the end of the bench

You might have missed it last week, but the Texas Rangers signed Pedro Ciriaco to a minor-league deal and politely invited him to spend spring training. You might have even missed that if you are a diehard Rangers fan.After all, Ciriaco isn't exactly headline news. Something of a textbook utility infielder, he's played in the majors in parts of six seasons for five different teams...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers agree to $3.1M deal with RHP Tom Wilhelmsen

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a $3.1 million contract with right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen to avoid salary arbitration. Wilhelmsen's deal was announced Wednesday, when the Rangers also signed infielder Pedro Ciriaco to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Texas acquired Wilhelmsen from Seattle in a trade on...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies get great start from Bettis, bullpen hangs on

  In the bottom of the 7th inning, there were no Colorado Rockies fans expecting good results. Tommy Kahnle had just walked his fourth batter of the inning, only escaping a run because he was able to get Pedro Ciriaco to ground into a double play when Nolan Arenado grabbed the grounder, touched his bag then went to DJ LeMahieu covering second to compete an unconventional double...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves defeat dominant Max Scherzer on controversial walk-off hit (VIDEO)

It takes a lot to beat Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer these days, but with a fortunate bounce and a favorable call, the Atlanta Braves did just that on Thursday night, handing Scherzer his first loss in four starts. Scherzer, who has pitched eight or more innings in four consecutive starts, entered the ninth inning having retired 10 consecutive batters, and was looking for...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves beat Max Scherzer and Nationals on walk-off

The legend of Max Scherzer has seemed to grown with each start. On Thursday the Atlanta Braves beat the right hander on a walk-off single by Cameron Maybin. Scherzer went 8 1/3 innings striking out nine while allowing two runs on five hits – two of which came in the ninth inning. Pedro Ciriaco began the bottom of the ninth inning with an infield single before Jace Pederson bunted...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Braves 1, Mets 0

The Mets (36-35) were swept by the Atlanta Braves (35-35) today at Turner Field by a score of 1-0. Well, Matt Harvey was brilliant again today, pitching 6.2 innings, allowing only one run on six hits, while striking out five and walking one. Unfortunately, the anemic Mets offense provided him no support, and he falls to 7-5 on the season. The lone run for Atlanta came in the seventh...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud Has Hyper-Extended Elbow, Likely To Return Tuesday

The Mets may have dodged a bullet on Saturday night when x-rays came back negative on Travis d’Arnaud‘s injured left elbow. The catcher was diagnosed with a hyperextended left elbow after the Mets’ 6-4 loss to the Braves. For d’Arnaud the news provided him with some relief. “A lot of negative thoughts were going through my head and I’m just very fortunate that it wasn’t...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud Leaves Game With Left Elbow Injury After Collision At Plate

Travis d’Arnaud was removed from the game against the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field with an apparent left elbow injury and is headed to the hospital for x-rays. In the bottom of the sixth inning with the bases loaded, Pedro Ciriaco hit a shallow fly to right field. Michael Cuddyer caught the ball and fired it home as A.J. Pierzynski tagged up and rumbled home. However the throw...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sox Get Back to Their Losing Ways in Atlanta

The Red Sox finally won a game on Tuesday and headed into hot Atlanta in hopes that their winning would continue.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound and even though he got himself an RBI, the offense was not able to get another win in the books.  Kelly pitched a decent outing, but would end up with a no decision. Joe Kelly was able to keep the Braves off the scoreboard in the...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Pedro Ciriaco Torments Old Team; Ben Cherington Talks Trades

The Boston Red Sox haven’t been particularly happy to see old friend Pedro Ciriaco this week. The Atlanta Braves shortstop, who played 104 games for Boston between 2012 and 2013, has been an unlikely offensive star in two games against his former club, going 5-for-8 with two doubles, three RBIs and one run scored. How unlikely? Well, entering the home-and-home series, Ciriaco...
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell Calls For Replay Consistency After Ejection In Red Sox Loss

Pent-up frustration boiled over Wednesday night for Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. With the Red Sox trailing the Atlanta Braves by two runs in the eighth inning, Farrell vehemently disagreed with a check swing call on Braves shortstop Pedro Ciriaco. He made the umpiring crew aware of his disapproval and seconds later was ejected from his second game this season. Farrell made...
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Markakis, Ciriaco power Braves past Red Sox 5-2

ATLANTA (AP) Nick Markakis singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Pedro Ciriaco added a pair of RBI singles and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Wednesday night. The Red Sox, who began the night in last place and eight games out in the AL East, have dropped eight of nine overall and 11 of 12 on the road. Red Sox manager John Farrell showed...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: John Farrell Ejected As Boston’s Win Streak Ends At One

John Farrell wasn’t around to see the end of his team’s latest defeat. The Boston Red Sox manager was ejected in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s matchup with the Atlanta Braves for arguing a check swing call, highlighting an all-around frustrating night for Farrell’s club. The Red Sox took two leads in the ballgame but could hold neither as the Braves scored four runs...
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 17: Pirates 4 Diamondbacks 1

When the Pirates made Gerrit Cole the first pick in the 2011 draft, the vision that they had for Cole was clear: a snarling, fire-breathing ace that would chuck 98 mph fastballs in the eighth inning and turn a manager to stone when he came to get the ball from him after 108 pitches. That’s the Gerrit Cole that manifested last night in Arizona. I missed most of the game (I was out...
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk Edges Gwinnett Braves, 4-3

NORFOLK, VA –The Norfolk Tides (9-6) held off a late rally by the Gwinnett Braves (5-9) and hung on for a 4-3 win Thursday afternoon in the finale of the four-game series at Harbor Park. The two teams split the set with all four games being decided by one run. The Tides ran out to an early lead against Gwinnett starter Matt Wisler. In the top of the first, Julio Borbon led off...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Open Road Trip with 7-5 Loss at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Charlotte Knights (6-3) rode an 11-hit attack to beat the Gwinnett Braves (3-6) by a 7-5 score Friday night in the opening game of the three-game series at BB&T Ballpark. The G-Braves took the early lead and then made a late push to get back in the game, but ended up losing their fourth in a row in the young International League season. In the top of the...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

G-Braves Fall in Extras on Almanzar’s Homer

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett Braves (3-3) found themselves on the other end of yet another extra-inning finish Tuesday, falling 3-1 in 11 innings to the Norfolk Tides (3-3) at Coolray Field. Gwinnett beat the Tides 5-4 in 10 innings Monday on a walk-off single by Pedro Ciriaco, but Norfolk’s Michael Almanzar was the hero this time around. He crushed a 2-0 pitch from G-Braves’...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Ciriaco Walk-Off Gives Gwinnett Braves a 5-4, 10-inning Win

Editor’s Note: Jacob Mayer published over 200 articles in 2 years for i70baseball. Recently, Mayer had to leave his duties here as he accepted a role with the Gwinnett Braves organization. We are excited to continue to share news and information from that organization in support of our former writer. LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett Braves’ third baseman Pedro Ciriaco caused a...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Buchholz Finally Get to 30 Starts This Season?

Clay Buchholz has had a pretty good spring and pitched well yesterday except for one bad inning where he gave up a base clearing double to Pedro Ciriaco.  It looks like John Farrell will tap Buchholz to be the opening day starter now that Lester is pitching in the Windy City.  Can Buchholz finally get over the 30 games started barrier that has eluded him his entire career? In his...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Christian Vazquez’s Status Raises Interesting Question

The Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves were unable to play nine innings Friday. The Red Sox suffered a 4-2 loss in a rain-shortened Grapefruit League game at Champion Stadium. The Braves pounded 12 hits before the game was called with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. Old friends Pedro Ciriaco and Kelly Johnson produced the runs for Atlanta. Ciriaco, who played 104 games...
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hitting Heroics: Pick your favorite game for Royals marathon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Quick, Royals fans, what was the most thrilling offensive moment of 2014? Big Sal's homer in Tampa? The shelling of Chris Sale in September? That memorable four-hit day from Pedro Ciriaco? (Just kidding.) We want to know. Over the next four days you can help pick four great Royals victories of 2014 (regular season) to air as part of our Christmas Eve marathon...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–September 27, 1974

1974: The Royals scored one run in the bottom of the 11th to tie the score, and then won the game with one run in the 12th, collecting a 5-4 win over Texas at Royals Stadium.The Rangers scored three runs in the second, and the Royals tied it with three runs in the third. After that, the teams remained deadlocked until the 11th.Royals starter Al Fitzmorris, who pitched all 12 innings...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: Home runs victimize Ranaudo, Red Sox

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor The Red Sox began their second to last road series of the 2014 season with a loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Two Pirates home runs, and an unproductive offense spoiled an otherwise effective start from the 25-year old rookie. Pittsburgh backstop Russell Martin was the first to take Ranaudo deep, as his second inning blast gave...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough – AAA Championship Game

Photo Minda HaasOmaha Storm Chasers hottest starter, Aaron Brooks took the hill for Omaha in the deciding fifth game of the AAA championship game Sunday versus the Reno Aces. The Chasers right-handed starter had caught fire during the past month winning his last six starts with slightly over a 1.40 ERA to pace the Chasers through the playoffs and finish to the regular season. On...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 09.13.14

HR CALL: Brian Bocock (1,2), Pedro Ciriaco (1), Brett Hayes (1), Brett Eibner (1)  Pine Tar Press Playoff Performer of the Day: Brian Bocock 3-4   2 R  2 HR  3 RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 11          Reno Aces 2            Series tied 2-2The Chasers offense slugged their way to a series tie. Fallin behind 1-0 in the 3rd, the Chasers would score 9 unanswered runs in...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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