Pirates' players and friends in a bit of winter league action on Wednesday and early Thursday:
Bravos de Margarita 5, Cardenales de Lara 3 (Game 1)
Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and pitched 4 0f the 7 innings in this shortened game. Claggett retired the first 6 batters he faced, then gave up 2 runs in the 3rd inning on a walk, a double, an RBI ground out, and an RBI single. A single and a double added another run for Lara in the 4th inning. Claggett gave up a single to begin the bottom of the 5th, and at that point he was relieved by Jhonathan Ramos. Ramos got two grounders, one for a double play, to get out of the inning without a run scoring. He also retired the first two batters in the 6th, then was relieved. Meanwhile, Los Bravos scored one run in the top of the 1st on two singles, an error, and a sacrifice fly. Another sacrifice fly gave Los Bravos their second run in the 5th inning. They took the win with 3 runs i...
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.