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Locke’s Scoreless Tribe Debut Spoiled By Bats’ Late Rally

Locke’s Scoreless Tribe Debut Spoiled By Bats’ Late Rally

Louisville Bats  4,  Indianapolis Indians  1

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Gorkys Hernandez had the only RBI and the only extra-base hit for the Indians.

Another late-inning rally by  the Bats... another game in which the Indians led 1-0 for several innings, and then lost in the end.  Tonight, at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY, the Bats' rally came in the bottom of the 8th.  Four runs, two forced in by the Indians' pitching staff, gave the Bats the win, and ended the first half of this 8-game showdown between the Indians and the Bats with a 2-2 split.

The game started on a high note for the Indians' pitching staff.  Jeff Locke was promoted to the Indians a few days ago from AA Altoona, where he had made 22 starts plus one "relief" appearance.  In 125 innings, Locke allowed 118 hits but only 56 earned runs, with 46 walks and 114 strikeouts.  He earned a 7-8 record and a 4.03 ERA.  Locke stunned the Bats in his AAA debut.  He buzzed through their lineup, allowing only one batter to rea...

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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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