Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Indios de Mayaguez 2, Criollos de Caguas 1
A walk and two singles gave Mayaguez their first run in the 3rd inning. Both teams scored in the 5th -- Los Indios on a single, a bunt, and a double, then a solo homer by Los Criollos. 3B Jeremy Farrell went 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts.
Leones del Escogido 6, Toros del Este 2
Six runs in the bottom of the 4th gave this game to Los Leones. That inning included a 3-run homer and a triple. Los Toros scored one run in the top of the 6th, when a batter reached on a fielding error, moved to second on a passed ball and to third with a ground out. Matt Hague's RBI single drove in the run. Three singles in the 7th gave Los Toros their second run. Hague also walked in the 4th inning.
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.