Sunday's winter league action with Pirates' players and friends:
Cardenales de Lara 5, Tiburones de La Guaira 2
Shairon Martis made the start for Los Tiburones, going 5.1 innings, but he was not involved in the decision. Martis allowed just one run over the first 5 innings, with a solo homer to lead off the 2nd inning. He scattered a double and three singles over those innings, and in both the 4th and the 5th, got a double play to erase singles. Martis began the bottom of the 6th with a fly out and a walk, and was relieved at that point. An error and a single allowed that base runner to score, then a sacrifice fly brought in a run that was charged to Martis' reliever. Lara scored two more runs in the 8th inning, while Los Tiburones scored one run in the 1st and one more in the 5th.
Tigres de Aragua 4, Aguilas de Zulia 3
After 7 scoreless innings, both teams scored 3 runs in the 8th. Los Tigres opened the top of the 8th w...
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.