Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in Winter League action:
Toros del Este 6, Estrellas de Oriente 3
Los Estrellas took an early lead with solo homers in the 1st and 2nd innings, but Los Toros answered beginning in the 4th inning, when they scored on a single, an RBI triple, an RBI ground out, and a solo homer by Pirates' 3B Matt Hague. Los Toros added a run with a solo homer by LF Wilkin Ramirez in the 5th. Two hit batters and a single by Hague loaded the bases for Los Toros in the 8th. Two runs came in on a single through the hole into left field.
Tigres del Licey 4, Leones del Escogido 3
The Big Cats battled it out, with each team scoring 3 runs in back-to-back innings. Los Tigres scored their 3 runs on a double and four singles in the bottom of the 4th. Los Leones tied it up with 3 runs in the top of the 5th, with a double, a walk, and two singles -- one for one RBI and one for two RBI. A walk and a triple by Los Tigr...
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.