Bradenton Marauders 4, Brevard County Manatees 1[box]Kyle McPherson took a no-hitter into the top of the 9th, before losing both the no-hitter and the shutout on a solo home run. McPherson had been nearly perfect -- or rather, McPherson's pitching had been perfect, allowing no hits, no walks, and not even hitting a batter for the first 8 innings. The only Manatees' batter to reach base was 2B Scooter Gennett, who was safe at first when McPherson couldn't handle the flip from 1B Aaron Baker on a grounder in the 4th inning. The missed-catch error was the only error by the Marauders. McPherson made up for his mistake by getting a tapper back to the mound, and whirling to throw to second, starting a double play. McPherson struck out 6 batters, in...
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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.