Eric Fryer had the walk-off hit for the Indians' win.
With two outs and two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the 9th, and the Indians trailing the Clippers 2-1, C Eric Fryer came through with a line drive into the right-center field alley, to give the Indians the walk-off win at Victory Field tonight. Fryer was facing Columbus pitcher Nick Hagadone, who he had also faced during their time at the AA level, so he had some idea of what to expect from the lefty reliever. "He throws the ball pretty hard," said Fryer, describing the at-bat in an interview after the game. "I just wanted to put a good swing on a fastball, and that's what I was sitting on, and that's what I got. I was looking away the whole time, and I was figuring that was where he was going to attack me, and sure enough, he did."
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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.