Just a little winter league action for Pirates' players and friends on Sunday:
Aguilas de Zulia 8, Caribes de Anzoategui 6
A 5-run inning by Los Aguilas was too much for Los Caribes to overcome. Zulia scored single runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 6th innings. Former Pirate C Carlos Maldonado contributed a walk in the 6th. Los Caribes tied the score with single runs in each of the 5th, 7th, and 8th. Solo homers accounted for Los Caribes' first two runs, and a single, a sacrifice bunt, and a sacrifice fly gave them their run in the 8th. Zulia exploded in the bottom of the 8th, loading the bases on two walks (another by Maldonado) and a single. A double drove in 2 runs, and a 3-run homer gave Los Aguilas an 8-3 lead. Los Caribes rallied in the top of the 9th, with Pirates' Diego Moreno taking the mound for Zulia. Moreno faced four batters -- a double, a walk, a strikeout, and another walk to load the bases. That was all for Moreno, but he was responsible f...
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.