The Curve had two runners on base in the bottom of the inning, when Hague walked and Gimenez was hit by a pitch, but ground outs got the Senators out of that situation.� Hansen gave up a single and also hit a batter in the 9th, but he kept the Senators from scoring again.
The Curve made one last push in the bottom of the 9th.� CF Anthony Norman led off with a single, and pinch-hitter Yung Chi Chen lined another single into right field, sending Norman to third base.� D'Arnaud grounded out to first, allowing Norman to score.� Then SS Jordy Mercer singled through the hole and into left field.� Chen came around from second to score, as the throw from left field to second base was high, allowing Mercer to slide in safely under it.� That was all the Curve could get.� A new relief pitcher got Hague to ground out to end the game.
The two teams will meet again in Game 2 on Thursday, again in Altoona.� Jeff Locke is scheduled to make the start for the Curve.� The Trenton Thunder beat the New Ha...
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.