A few Pirates' players and friends in winter league action:
Aguilas Cibaenas 5, Toros del Este 2
Starter Aaron Thompson, who pitched for both Altoona and Indianapolis in 2011, made his Dominican League debut tonight, joining manager Dean Treanor's Toros. Thompson got off to a good start, allowing just one single over the first two innings. He gave up two unearned runs in the 2nd, on a throwing error at third base, and an inside-the-park home run by Aguilas' Hector Luna. Thompson gave up a walk and a single in the 4th, but got out of the jam with a double play. He gave up two singles in the 5th, though picked one of the runners off base. Thompson was relieved with one out and one on. That runner came around to score another unearned run on a stolen base and a throwing error by his catcher. Los Toros posted their two runs in the top of the 6th, when the first three batters of the inning singled, singled, and doubled. But Los Aguilas got the two runs r...
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.