Starling Marte singled and stole second base three times.
3B Matt Hague hit his first home run of the season, Kris Johnson earned his first win, and reliever Tim Wood picked up his first Save in over a month, as the Indians defeated the Buffalo Bison this afternoon at Coca-Cola Park in Buffalo, NY. Unfortunately, two Indians' players did not make it past the first inning due to injuries -- starter Jo-Jo Reyes and SS Chase d'Arnaud.
The Indians got busy right away. CF Starling Marte opened the game with a liner drive single into center field, then promptly stole second base. SS Chase d'Arnaud grounded to third, and beat out the throw to first base for an infield hit, but came up lame. When trainer Bryan Housand came out to check on him, d'Arnaud was pointing to the side of his left hip. He left the game with a strained left hip flexor, and was replaced by pinch-runner Anderson Hernandez (who stayed in to play s...
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.