Palm Beach Cardinals 2, Bradenton Marauders 1(box)This pitching duel involved both teams putting runners on base, but not being able to push them around to score. CF Evan Chambers singled 3 times for the Marauders, and 1B Aaron Baker singled and doubled, as both teams posted 8 hits. But the Marauders left 9 runners on base while the Cardinals left 10 on, and only 3 runs total were produced during the game. The Marauders' lone run came in the 5th, when C Carlos Paulino tripled, then scored on a fielder's choice play on a grounder off the bat of SS Benji Gonzalez. Bradenton threatened in the 4th, when Chambers reached on a throwing error, and Baker's ground-rule double gave the team two runners in scoring position. A strikeout and a groun...
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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.