A few Pirates' players and friends in Friday's winter league action... the Australian League is taking the holiday weekend off. They will be back in action next weekend. The Dominican League is off until their playoffs start in January.
Caribes de Anzoategui 3, Leones del Caracas 2
Los Caribes were out-hit 10-4, but they made good use of their hits. Los Leones scored an unearned run in the 3rd and an earned run in the 4th. Los Caribes came back with a run in the 5th on two walks and an RBI single. They tied the score in the top of the 7th, with Justin Thomas on the mound for Caracas. Thomas gave up a walk, and was immediately relieved. A stolen base and a single brought in the tying run. Exicardo Cayones came in to pinch run for the second game in a row, and tonight he stole second base, but was left stranded. Los Caribes broke the tie in the top of the 8th, on a walk and a double.
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.