John Bowker had the game-winning homer for the Indians
LF John Bowker's lead-off homer in the top of the 8th broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Indians the win at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY tonight. This was the first of 8 straight games between these two teams -- four in Louisville and four in Indianapolis, and it got the Tribe off on the right foot. Two more rehabbing Pittsburgh Pirates joined the Indians today -- Alex Presley and Chase d'Arnaud both had their rehab assignments transferred up from the A+ Bradenton Marauders.
With Garrett Olson on the mound for the Indians, the Bats went down in order in the 1st inning. With two outs in the bottom of the 2nd, C Devin Mesoraco blasted a long fly ball over the left field wall. The solo homer gave the Bats a 1-0 lead.
Olson worked around one runner on base in each of the next three innings. LF David Cook led off the 3rd with a single and was bunted to sec...
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.