A few Pirates' players and friends in Winter League action.... the Puerto Rican League and the Australian League begin play later this week.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
Caneros de los Mochis 7, Venados de Mazatlan 1
This was a scoreless game until Los Venados got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the 6th, with a double and an RBI single. But that was all the scoring Mazatlan could do. Los Caneros responded with 3 runs in the top of the 7th, on four singles. They added 4 more runs in the top of the 9th with three singles and a 3-run homer. Rogelio Noris pinch-hit for Los Venados in the bottom of the 8th, but he struck out.
Toros del Este 3, Aguilas Cibaenas 1
Los Aguilas scored their run in the bottom of the 1st on two singles and a throwing error. Los Toros starter Chris Leroux gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases in the 2nd inning, but ended the inning with a pop out and didn't allow a run to score. Leroux pitched 4 mo...
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.