Analysis

Team USA On The Edge With A Loss To Canada

Team USA On The Edge With A Loss To Canada

Canada 6,   USA  1

Two 3-run innings gave Canada the win over Team USA, and put the US on the edge of being eliminated from the World Cup/Pan Am tournament.

Starter and former Pirate farmhand Todd Redmond retired the first three batters he faced in order, but quickly got into trouble in the top of the 2nd.  A lead-off walk, a single, and a 3-run homer gave Canada a 3-0 lead.  Redmond gave up one hit (a double) over the next two innings, but loaded the bases in the 5th on a double and two walks with one out.  He got out of that jam with a foul pop out and a fielder's choice.  Redmond exited the game in the 6th after a single and two outs.  Reliever Pete Andrelczyk (Marlins) finished that inning, then with two outs in the 7th, he loaded the bases on a double and two walks (one intentional).  Royce Ring (Red Sox) came on in relief to finish that inning.

Chuckie Fick (Cardinals) pitched a scoreless 8th for Team USA, allowing one base runner on a hit batter.  Randy Williams (Red So...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

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.

More in Analysis

Tyler Glasnow 3

Don’t Expect Tyler Glasnow in the Majors This Year

Tim WilliamsJuly 27, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Continue to Roll, Led By More Strong Pitching

Sean McCoolJuly 26, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Middle Relief Problems Continue For Pirates in Loss

Pete EllisJuly 26, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

How Will Aramis Ramirez Shake Up the Pirates Lineup?

Pete EllisJuly 25, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Backup Plan For Antonio Bastardo

Ryan PalencerJuly 25, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Polanco Stays Short, Goes Deep in Pirates Victory Over Washington

Pete EllisJuly 25, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects