Looking at a few Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:
Tigres de Aragua 2, Aguilas del Zulia 1
Los Tigres scored first, with one run in the 4th, on a sacrifice fly by LF Jorge Cortes. Los Aguilas tied the score in the 5th inning, on a double, a single, and a throwing error by 1B Hector Gimenez. Another error started Los Tigres' rally in the 7th inning. A bunt by Cortes, and two singled drove in what turned out to be the winning run. Jonel Pacheco singled in the top of the 9th.
Caribes de Anzoategui 8, Tiburones de La Guaira 2
Los Caribes' 6-run 5th inning made the difference. The score was tied at 1-1 going into the 5th, which began with two walks. A throwing error allowed one run to score. A single drove in two runs and a double drove in one run. CF Gorkys Hernandez's single brought in the 5th run of the inning, and Hernandez scored the 6th run when a new relief pitcher began his stint with 3 ...
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.