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Burres Pitches 8 Shutout Inning For Indians

Burres Pitches 8 Shutout Inning For Indians

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  0

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Brian Burres pitched 8 scoreless innings and struck out 9 batters.

Brian Burres earned his 5th win of the season tonight, but his first of the season at Victory Field, as the Indians beat the Iron Pigs, despite being out-hit 6-5.

Burres came into the game with a 4-9 record, but just happened to have earned all  four of those wins on the road.  He pitched a season-high 8 shutout innings and struck out a season-best 9 batters to earn that elusive home win.

Burres' toughest inning was the top of the 1st.  Former Indy Indian CF Rich Thompson began the game with a line out right to Tribe 2B Jordy Mercer.  2B Josh Barfield ripped the first pitch he saw down the left field line and into the Indians' bullpen for a double.  LF Domonic Brown lifted a fly ball into center field.  CF Alex Presley came charging in, but the ball hit his outstretched glove, then fell out of the webbing and to the ground.  That gave the Iron P...

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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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