Pirates' players and friends in winter league action on Friday and early Saturday:
Tiburones de La Guaira 8, Caribes de Anzoategui 4
A pair of 4-run innings gave the win to Los Tiburones. New Pirate Shairon Martis made the start for Los Tiburones, pitching 4 innings. He gave up 2 runs in the 2nd inning, on three singles and a walk. CF Gorkys Hernandez drove in the second run with his RBI single. A fielding error, a double, and two sacrifice flies brought in two unearned runs in the 4th. Hernandez hit the second of the sacrifice flies. After Martis was relieved to begin the 5th, Los Tiburones went on to score 4 runs on an RBI single and a 3-run homer in the 6th, tying the score. They took the win in the 7th, with two walks, two doubles, and a sacrifice fly.
Aguilas del Zulia 9, Tigres de Aragua 1
Los Aguilas poured it on with 15 hits on their way to 9 runs, including 3 runs in the 3rd and 4 runs in the 8th. Former Pirat...
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.