Checking on Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league play... The Australian League takes the early part of the week off, so their next games will be on Thursday (their time).
Leones del Caracas 6, Bravos de Margarita 0
It was all Caracas in this game, with Los Bravos posting 6 runs, but leaving 8 batters on base (and Caracas left 14 runners on base). Los Leones scored 3 runs in the 1st inning, on 3 walks, a single, and a double. Anthony Claggett relieved Margarita starter Ryan Tatusko in the bottom of the 3rd, after a passed ball and two walks had again loaded the bases. Claggett ended that inning with a tapper back to the mound. He pitched a scoreless 4th, with one single (and that runner was thrown out trying to steal second base). He gave up a solo home run in the 5th, then was relieved to begin the 6th. Jhonathan Ramos took the mound for Los Bravos for the 8th inning. He pitched a scoreless inning, allowing 2 singles.
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.