Morton pitched a 1-2-3 third inning, with a little complication.� With one out, CF Justin Maxwell swung at the first pitch, and he thought the ball had bounced off the plate and his foot.� The ball headed over toward third base, where Aki Iwamura scooped it up and threw to first base.� The umpires signalled Maxwell out, and Maxwell complained.� He complained a little too vigorously, though, and was ejected from the game by plate umpire Travis Brown.� Syracuse manager, another former Indy Indian, Trent Jewett, chatted with the umpires, but the ruling stood.
Morton gave up a lead-off single to 1B Jason Botts in the 4th, but got the next three batters out.� He retired the side in the 5th, and hit a batter in the 6th, but then erased that batter with a double play.� Morton began the double ...
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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.