Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Criollos de Caguas 9, Leones de Ponce 5
Los Criollos scored 7 runs over the final two innings to take the win. Benji Gonzalez entered the game in the bottom of the 8th as a pinch-runner for Los Leones, and reached third base, but was left stranded. He remained in the game to play third base in the 9th. Former Indy Indian SS Luis Figueroa singled in the 3rd to drive in a run for Caguas, then came around to score.
Gigantes de Carolina 3, Indios de Mayaguez 2
Carolina trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the 6th. They scored one run in the 6th on a solo homer, and two in the 7th on two walks, a single, and a wild pitch to take the win. Their only other hit in the game was a single after the homer in the 6th. Los Indios scored a run in the 1st on a walk, a stolen base, a wild pitch, and an RBI ground out. A double, a walk, and a single drove in ...
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.