Looking at some Pirates players and friends in Monday's winter league action:
Caribes de Anzoategui 4, Bravos de Margarita 3
A run in the bottom of the 8th broke a 3-3 tie and gave Los Caribes the win, despite being out-hit by Margarita, 11-8. A walk and a single opened the bottom of the 8th for Los Caribes. CF Gorkys Hernandez dropped down a bunt, which turned into a force out at third base, leaving Hernandez safe at first. Los Bravos brought in Pirate reliever Jhonathan Ramos to pitch. Ramos intentionally walked the only batter he faced, loading the bases. A sacrifice fly brought in the runner from third base with the go-ahead run. Los Bravos scored a run in the top of the 1st with a solo home run. Margarita starter Anthony Claggett kept Los Caribes scoreless until the bottom of the 6th, when two singles and a 3-run homer gave Los Caribes a 3-1 lead. Margarita tied the score in the next inning, with 2 runs on two doubles and three singles. That ...
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.