Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in winter league action....The Puero Rican League has the weekend off.
Tiburones de La Guaira 8, Leones del Caracas 2
Six runs in the top of the 7th inning gave Los Tiburones the win. Armando Galarraga made the start for Los Leones, and allowed only one run on 3 hits in 5.2 innings. Galarraga got two outs and surrendered a walk in the 6th, then was relieved by Justin Thomas. Thomas retired the only batter he faced, ending the inning, then he was relieved to begin the 7th. Former Pirate farmhand Ronald Uviedo pitched the final inning for Los Caracas, and gave up a run on two hits.
Aguilas de Zulia 10, Tigres de Aragua 1
Los Aguilas scored 5 runs in the first inning then added another 2 in the 3rd and 3 in the 5th. Former Pirate C Carlos Maldonado contributed an RBI single in the 1st, then led off the 3rd with a single and came around to score. Los Tigres could not take advantag...
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.