We had high hopes for the Indians' pitchers in 2011. This was the group of pitchers who won everything with the Altoona Curve in 2010 -- Rudy Owens, Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, plus relievers Michael Dubee and Danny Moskos. This was supposed to be a great pitching year for the Indians.
Justin Thomas led the league in pitching appearances
Unfortunately, that's not what really happened. There were some successes, but also some disappointments among the pitching staff. The Indians finished their season with a 76-68 record, right in the middle of the pack in the International League, and their pitching also fell into about the middle of the pack. They had a team ERA of 4.98 (8th in the league), and were 8th in hits allowed (1227), and 6th in earned runs allowed (579). Tribe pitchers walked a total of 500 batters (4th in the league) and had a 1.35 WHIP (6th in the league). They were best in the lea...
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.