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Bats’ 9th-Inning Rally Spoils Tribe Pitchers’ Afternoon

Bats’ 9th-Inning Rally Spoils Tribe Pitchers’ Afternoon

Louisville Bats  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1

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Matt Hague hit the only RBI for the Indians

A 9th-inning rally by the Bats, aided by a wild pitch, gave Louisville a walk-off win over the Indians at Louisville Slugger Park this afternoon on the Ohio River.  The Bats put up only 3 hits, but the critical one was the 2-RBI single in the bottom of the 9th by 1B Mike Costanzo.

New Indian Aaron Thompson, recently promoted from AA Altoona, made the start for the Indians, in what the Tribe coaching staff had decided was going to be a "bullpen day".  Thompson's most recent work in Altoona has been out of the bullpen, though he has also been a starter.  He pitched 3.2 innings on Wednesday, and with only three days' rest, manager Dean Treanor was hoping for  3 or 4 innings from Thomps...

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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.

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