Reading Phillies� 3,� Altoona Curve� 0 ...��� (box)
The Curve must be saving it up for the playoffs, which begin on Wednesday.� They were held to just 3 hits today, and had one batter reach on a walk.� 3B Josh Harrison, 2B Jim Negrych, and LF Andrew Lambo had a single apiece, and starting pitcher Tony Watson worked the walk.� The game began as a pitching duel between Watson and R-Phils' Drew Naylor.
Watson kept the R-Phils scoreless for the first 5 innings.� He retired the first 7 batters he faced in order, then gave up a walk and a single in the 3rd inning.� He allowed two singles in the 4th, then got out of the jam with the help of a double play.� In the 5th, he worked around a walk.� It wasn't until the 6th inning that the R-Phils were able to get onto the scoreboard.� Former Indy Indian 1B Tagg Bozied smacked a solo home run over the right field wall, and C Kevin Nelson made it back-to-back homers, to give Reading a 2-0 lead.
Craig Hansen, just promoted from Bradenton, relieved ...
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.