For the second night in a row at Coolray Field in suburban Atlanta, the Indianapolis Indians saw their early lead turn into a blow-out by the Gwinnett Braves. Tonight the Braves scored 12 runs on 16 hits (it was 20 hits last night), putting runs onto the scoreboard in all but two plate appearances. Justin Wilson again came up short in his bid for his 10th win of his season -- a win he's been seeking since early July.
SS Jordy Mercer started the game with a single into left field, and was moved over to second base on 2B Josh Harrison's sacrifice bunt. Rehabbing C Ryan Doumit drove in Mercer with a double lined into left, and 1B Matt Hague followed with a single into right field. The Indians had a 1-0 lead -- which lasted only into the 2nd inning.
The Indians loaded the bases in the 2nd, when CF Gorkys Hernandez was hit by a pitch, Mercer walked, and Harrison dropped a ...
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.