Mike Crotta kept rolling along, facing the minimum number of batters in the 6th and 7th.� 2B Chase Lambin led off the 6th with a single, but he too was erased with a double play, started by SS Argenis Diaz, and relaying through 2B Brian Friday and 1B Jeff Clement.� Crotta came out to begin the 8th, and got the first two outs, a strikeout and a fly out.� Then he gave up a triple into the alley in right-center.� That was all for Crotta.� He had thrown 102 pitches (63 strikes), and 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and a walk in 7.1 innings.� He also struck out 6 Chiefs' batters.
(photo:� Alex Presley)
Derek Hankins began his AAA career in a less-than-auspicious manner.� He came on to relieve Crotta in the bottom of the 8th, with two outs and Pete Orr standing on third base.� On Hankin's 3-1 pi...
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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.