Pirates' players and friends in winter league action on Thursday:
Gigantes del Cibao 6, Aguilas Cibaenas 4
A 4-run 5th inning made the difference for Los Gigantes. Both teams scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning -- Los Gigantes with a walk, three singles, and a ground out double play; and Los Aguilas on a solo homer and a walk and two singles. The scoring in the 5th began with a pair of doubles, and with two outs, Los Gigantes scored 3 more runs on two walks, a single, a fielding error by RF Brandon Moss, and another RBI single. Moss's grounder that turned into a fielding error brought in a run in the 7th, and another run scored with a walk, a single, and another error. Moss also had a single in the 1st inning but did not score.
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.