Checking in with a few Pirates players and friends in Wednesday's winter league action:
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Criollos de Caguas 10, Indios de Mayaguez 5
Los Criollos scored 8 runs over the first three innings, and Los Indios were trying unsuccessfully to catch up for the rest of the game. Indios' 3B Jeremy Farrell had the first of three consecutive walks in the bottom of the 2nd. He scored on an RBI single, then another walk forced in the second run of the inning. Farrell doubled in the 3rd inning but was left on base, then he singled in the 5th, following a triple, driving in the second run of that frame.
Caribes de Anzoategui 3, Navegantes del Magallanes 2
CF Gorkys Hernandez scored the first run of the game when he singled for Los Caribes with two outs in the bottom of the 3rd, then stole second base, and scored on a triple, along with a teammate who had walked. Los Caribes kept that 2-0 lead until the 7th inning, when...
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.