Checking in with some Pirates' players and friends in winter league play.
Cardenales de Lara 4, Caribes de Anzoategui 3
Los Caribes had a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the 8th. That's when Los Cardenales took the lead and the win with a 2-run homer. CF Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-3, with a single in the 5th inning.
Navegantes del Magallanes 6, Leones del Caracas 1
Four consecutive singles got Los Navegantes off to a 2 run lead in the top of the 1st. Los Leones got one run back with a double and a single in the bottom of the 1st. But that was all Los Leones would do, and Los Navegantes kept going, scoring one in each of the 3rd and 4th, and 2 more in the 7th. DH Ramon Cabrera went 0-for-4 for Los Leones.
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.