Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Winter League action:
Gigantes del Cibao 6, Toros del Este 5
A bottom-of-the-9th rally by Los Toros was not enough to catch Los Gigantes. A single, a fielding error, and a walk loaded the bases with no outs for Los Toros. A grounder to third let one run come in, but forced out the runner trying to move from second to third. That was all Los Toros could do, though, as a strikeout and a fly out ended the game. Los Toros had scored one run in the bottom of the 1st. Matt Hague picked up an RBi in the 6th, when his grounder let a runner score from third base. Hague was safe at first on the play, and he scored on an RBI double. A throwing error let a third run score in the inning. Los Gigantes scored 3 runs in the 4th on a double, a single, and a 2-run homer. Two unearned runs came across in the 6th inning, with a fielding error, a double, and two singles. Former Pirate Tim Wood pitched the top of the 8th ...
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.