Burres gave up a single and a walk in the 5th and retired the side in the 6th, and didn't have any serious trouble until the 7th inning. By then, his pitch count was getting high, too. With one out, Burres hit 3B Shawn Bowman (or maybe just Bowman's jersey) with a pitch. C JC Boscan grounded to second, where Friday began what should have been a double play. Friday made a nice toss to SS Chase d'Arnaud, who made a solid turn and throw to 1B John Bowker. But the play was close at first, and Boscan was ruled safe. Burres worked a full count on pinch-hitter Dan Nelson, but walked him, then did the same on Constanza, and that brought manager Dean Treanor out of the dugout. Burres had thrown 107 pitches, 63 for strikes), and left the game with the bases ...
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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.