Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league action
Tiburones de La Guaira 9, Caribes de Anzoategui 1
Los Caribes were held to just 5 hits, and with 4 walks, they bounced into 5 double plays. That limited their run-scoring, and in fact their only run came in on a double play, in the 3rd inning. CF Gorkys Hernandez went 0-for-4 for Los Caribes. Exicardo Cayones came in to pinch hit in the 7th inning, but was out in a double play. He remained in the game as the DH, and he bounced into a double play in his only at-bat. Los Tiburones scored all their runs in the first three innings, including 3 runs in the 2nd, and 5 in the 3rd.
Navegantes del Magallanes 5, Aguilas del Zulia 1
Cesar Valdez made the start for Los Aguilas and threw 8 shut-out innings, scattering 5 hits and 2 walks over those frames. He struck out 5 batters. Valdez had one inning in which he loaded the bases with a single and two walks...
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.