Not too many Pirates' players and friends left in the mix, as the four Caribbean leagues continue their championship series:
DOMINICAN LEAGUE (best of 9)
Aguilas Cibaenas 1, Leones del Escogido 0
Los Aguilas earned their first win of the championship series, and took only 2 hits to do it. In the bottom of the 1st, with two out and a walk, a single by RF Brandon Moss with a fielding error in right field put runners on the corners. Then an RBI single drove in the runner from third for the only run of the game. Los Aguilas had runners on base due to walks in the 3rd and 7th innings, but that's all. Los Leones posted only 4 hits. They went down in order for the first 4 innings, then scattered their 4 hits over the next 3 innings, and finished the game with their last 6 batters retired in order too. Escogido leads the series 3 games to 1.
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.