Only the Dominican League and the Venezuelan League had playoff games on Monday, with just a few Pirates' players and friends involved:
Caribes de Anzoategui 16, Tigres de Aragua 8
Seven Runs in the 7th inning gave Los Caribes the big win, as they posted 19 hits, while holding Los Tigres to just 5 hits. Los Tigres scored one run in the 1st inning on a double and two ground outs. They added 4 runs in the 7th on a grand slam that followed two walks and a hit batter. In the 9th, Los Tigres led off with two singles and a walk. C Raul Chavez's ground out drove in one run, and LF Jorge Cortes doubled in two more runs. CF Jonel Pacheco walked, but that was all Los Tigres could get, and they were overwhelmed by Los Caribes. Two singles, a double, and a sacrifice fly gave Los Caribes 3 runs in the top of the 1st. Two singles and a hit batter loaded the bases with Caribes in the third, though they brought in only one run, on an RBI ground out. A si...
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.