Indianapolis Indians' CF Gorkys Hernandez was the hero for the second night in a row, as he drove in 3B Pedro Alvarez from second base with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th at Victory Field tonight. Hernandez was busy for the entire game -- he went 3-for-4 and was hit by a pitch, and he drove in 4 of the Indians' 5 runs.
Not everyone at the game was cheering just for the Indians tonight. Red Wings' starter Kyle Gibson, the Twins' first round draft pick in 2009, is from nearby Greenfield, and he had his own personal cheering section in attendance. Gibson got off to a solid start in the bottom of the 1st. He gave up a one-out double into the left field corner to Tribe 2B Jordy Mercer, but ended the inning with a double play, when LF John Bowker lined to 2B Toby Gardenhire (yes, that name will be familiar) and Mercer was easily doubled off second.
The Indians jumped all over Gibson in the 2nd inning, and ...
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.