PUERTO RICAN LEAGUELeones de Ponce 4, Senadores de San Juan 1 -- Former Pirate farmhand RJ Rodriguez earned his 11th save of the season with a scoreless 9th inning. He worked around a one-out single, and struck out the final batter of the game. AUSTRALIAN LEAGUEPerth Heat 8, Canberra Cavalry 1 (Game 1) -- The Heat continued their hot hitting, with 4 runs in the 2nd, 3 in the 3rd, and one in the 4th. Canberra reliever Rinku Singh was able to shut down the Heat bats, though -- he pitched the final two innings, and allowed only a single, while he struck out one batter. Canberra batters were also mostly shut down, scoring their one run on only two hits, with a little help from a Heat error. Cavalry ...
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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.