A few winter league games on Thursday night, plus the Australians in the early morning:
Aguilas Cibaenas 5, Tigres del Licey 4
Los Aguilas took the win, and so took second place in the Dominican League's round-robin portion of the playoffs. They will face off against the first-place Leones del Escogido in the championship round. Los Aguilas took the early lead in this game, with a walk, a single, and a sacrifice fly. RF Brandon Moss also singled in the 1st. Two singles started the 3rd inning for Los Aguilas, and Moss moved both runners into scoring position with a grounder to first. The lead runner scored on a throwing error, and a double drove in the second run of the inning, to give Los Aguilas a 3-0 lead. Licey tied the score in the top of the 4th. 2B Anderson Hernandez led off with a single, and scored on a triple. DH Ronny Paulino's 2-run homer tied the game. 3B Yamaico Navarro followed the homer with a walk, but he was out at third ...
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.