After the Caribbean leagues took their usual Sunday off, they're back in action, with a few Pirates' players and friends:
Leones del Escogido 3, Gigantes del Cibao 2
Starling Marte started this game in center field for Los Leones. Los Gigantes scored two runs, both coming in on RBI singles up the middle, which Marte handled. Marte made the third out of the inning on a fly ball. Then, after one out in the bottom of the inning, Marte's spot in the batting order came up -- and he was replaced by a pinch hitter. Not sure what was going on, and no more info available at this point. Escogido scored a run in the bottom of the 4th, and took the lead with 2 more runs in the 6th. Andy Marte pinch hit for Escogido in the bottom of the 7th, and walked. Another walk, the third of the inning, loaded the bases with Leones. Former Pirate farmhand Juan Perez came on in relief for Los Gigantes, and he ended the inning with a ground out, leaving the bases loaded. (U...
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.