The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues have the day off on Thursday, but the Venezuelans were busy, and the Australians had some early games going:
Aguilas de Zulia 7, Tiburones de La Guaira 1
New Pirate Shairon Martis lost his second game of the season, but it was not entirely his fault. Los Tiburones scored 4 unearned runs in the 2nd inning, then added 3 runs in the 8th for more insurance. Martis had retired Los Aguilas in order in the 1st inning. Then, with two on and two out in the 2nd, a fielding error at third base loaded the bases. Two more singles, plus a throwing error by Martis himself, brought in four runs. Martis went on to pitch three more innings, allowing a double and a single.
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.