Matt Hague (26) is congratulated after his grand slam.
1B Matt Hague's grand slam capped a 7-run 2nd inning for the Indians, but the Mud Hens had a big inning in the 4th, and the Indians had to regain and then hold the lead to get the win tonight at Victory Field. Both teams had one big inning (the 2nd for the Indians, the 4th for the Hens) in which they batted around. The Indians scored those 7 runs in their big inning, but two base running mistakes held Toledo to 5 runs in the 4th. Pirates' LF Jose Tabata joined the Indians today to continue his rehab assignment (strained quad), and he contributed a single and two walks to the Indians' offensive attack.
Brian Burres made the spot start for the Indians. It was his first start since July 18th, after which he was moved to the bullpen, and has made 2 relief appearances since then. Burres began his night by retiring the Mud Hens in order in the top of the 1st. He gave ...
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.