Most pitching duels don't involve a lot of bases on balls. This contest between the Indians and the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH, included 10 walks -- all by the Indians' pitchers. That total is the most number of walks in a game for the Indians this season.
Toledo's Thad Weber pitched a complete game, which began with 5 scoreless innings. He allowed just 2 runs on 8 hits and did not walk anyone. Tribe starter Sean Gallagher gave up only one unearned run and allowed just 2 hits, but he walked 6 batters. Three Tribe relievers, Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, and Tim Wood, added a combined 4 more walks, for a total of 10 walks.
The first hit Gallagher allowed came in the bottom of the 2nd, after he'd retired the Hens in order in the 1st. DH Ryan Strieby led off the inning with a single lined into center field. Gallagher struck out 3B Brandon Inge, then e...
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.