Pirates' players and friends in winter league action:
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
Naranjeros de Hermosillo 2, Venados de Mazatlan 1
Los Naranjeros scored lone runs in both the 3rd and 4th innings, with a double and a single in each. Los Venados were kept scoreless and held to just 2 hits and 2 walks over the first 7 innings of the game. They finally scored their one run in the top of the 8th, with a double and an RBI single. In the top of the 9th, Los Venados put a runner on base with a two-out single. Rogelio Noris came in to pinch-run, but the next batter grounded out to end the game.
Tigres de Aragua 7, Bravos de Margarita 3
A 4-run 8th inning by Los Tigres broke a 3-3 tie to give Aragua the win. With one out in the top of the 8th inning, three consecutive walks (by two Bravos' pitchers) loaded the bases, and a walk by the third pitcher of the inning forced in the go-ahead run. Former Pirate farmhand Hector Gimenez added a second 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.