The Australians had New Year's Day games, which of course, were played in the middle of the night for those of us on this side of the globe.
Adelaide Bite 3, Perth Heat 2
Ryan Beckman earned his 6th Save as the Bite and the Heat struggled to get hits -- they must have used them up in yesterday's second game. Perth scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning with a double and a home run, then scattered just 4 more hits over the rest of the game. The Bite were scoreless until the 8th inning. They had base runners during the first 7 innings -- 2 singles, 2 walks, and a batter reaching base on an error. 3B Stefan Welch had the walk in the 6th inning. The bottom of the 8th began with a hit batter, then a single and two outs. Welch's single drove in the first runner, and the tying run scored on another RBI single. 1B Calvin Anderson doubled, driving in Welch with the winning run. Ryan Beckman took the mound for the Bite in the top of the 9th. He retired the side in order for the Sav...
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.