Bradenton Marauders 4, St. Lucie Mets 2(box)Starter Philip Irwin breezed through 5 scoreless innings for the Marauders, and allowed just one hit and one walk with 2 strikeouts. That earned him his first win of the season. Brett Lorin added 2.2 more scoreless frames, and struck out 6 of the 10 batters he faced. The Marauders got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the 1st inning, courtesy of 2B Jarek Cunningham's first of three hits, and an RBI single by 1B Aaron Baker. The Marauders' bats were relatively quiet for the next six innings, until LF Adalberto Santos got on base in the bottom of the 8th, stole second, then scored on SS Benji Gonzalez's RBI double. Cunningham sealed the deal with a 2-run homer, bringing in Gonzalez for a 4-0 lead. ...
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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.