Checking in with a few Pirates' players and friends in Friday's winter league play :
Tigres de Aragua 9, Tiburones de La Guaira 4
SS Ronny Cedeno went 1-for-3 for Los Tigres in his winter league season debut. Los Tigres roared loudly in the first four innings, especially in the 5-run 3rd inning. After a lead-off double in the bottom of the 1st, Cedeno was hit by a pitch, and a single loaded the bases. CF Lastings Milledge grounded out, driving in the lead runner from third, and an RBI single brought in Cedeno. A walk and two singles, including one by Cedeno, added a run for Aragua in the bottom of the 2nd. The bottom of the 3rd began with a solo home run by Milledge. After the homer, a double, a single, and a walk loaded the bases again for Los Tigres. A triple swept in all three runners, and a sacrifice fly brought in the 5th run of the inning. Cedeno was again hit by a pitch in the inning. Los Tigres wrapped up their scoring with one m...
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.