Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action.... I'll be away for a few days, but we'll catch up with the winter league action when I get back.
Tiburones de La Guaira 7, Leones del Caracas 3
A 5-run 5th inning gave Los Tiburones control of the game. Caracas scored their runs in the first two innings. Reliever Jose Ascanio pitched a perfect top of the 6th for Caracas, including one strikeout.
Tigres del Licey 10, Toros del Este 9
Both teams were on a roll for the first third of the game -- Los Toros scored 2 in the 1st, and 3 runs in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings; Los Tigres scored 4 in the 1st and 5 in the 2nd. DH Wily Mo Pena hit a grand slam for Los Tigres in the 1st inning. SS Pedro Ciriaco singled in Los Toros' 2nd inning, and reached 3rd base with the bases loaded. He did not score, though, as the next batter grounded to third, and Ciriaco was forced out at home on ...
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.