Nancy Zinni

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.

  • Prospect Reports
    9th Inning Rally Falls Short, And Indians Are Done For 2012

    Charlotte Knights  6,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians’ 2012 season has come to an end, as they lost to the Charlotte Knights at Knights’ Stadium tonight.  The Knights won this best-of-five playoff series, 3 games to 1, and they will move on to face the Pawtucket Red Sox in...

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    Indians Still Alive As Irwin Strikes Out 11

    Indianapolis Indians  8,  Charlotte Knights  0 (Box)   A tremendous start by pitcher Phil Irwin plus a 5-run 6th inning gave the Indianapolis Indians the boost they needed to win a do-or-die game over the Charlotte Knights tonight at Knights’ Stadium in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC.  Irwin pitched 7 shutout innings...

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    Indians Lose Game 2 Slug-Fest, Cole Done In 3rd Inning

    Charlotte Knights  14,  Indianapolis Indians  13 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians find themselves in a precarious position after tonight’s game at Victory Field.  After falling behind the Knights by a score of 9-0, the Indians battled back to within one run of Charlotte, but could not take that final step for the...

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    Indians Fall To Knights In First Playoff Game

    Charlotte Knights  8,   Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   A busy first inning was all the Charlotte Knights needed to defeat the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field tonight in the first game of the first round of the International League playoffs.  Knights’ starter Charlie Leesman dominated the Indians’ batters, allowing just one run...

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    Indians Win Season Finale; Larish Plays 8 Positions, and Reliever Diaz Steals Third

    Indianapolis Indians  2,  Louisville Bats  0 (Box)   (rain shortened again)   The Indianapolis Indians wrapped up the regular season with a rain-shortened win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field this afternoon.  Pirates’ pitcher Chad Qualls made the “start” for the Indians, pitching one inning as a rehab appearance.  Six more...

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    Indians Slug Out 16 Hits As Irwin Takes His 3rd Win

    Indianapolis Indians  11,  Louisville Bats  6 (Box)  (rain-shortened, 7.5 innings)   The Indianapolis Indians took the name of the Louisville ball park to heart this evening:  Slugger Field.  They slugged 16 hits for 11 runs to swamp the Louisville Bats.  The Indians scored in each of the first 6 innings, as every...

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    Cole Wins AAA Debut As Indians Win Last Home Game

    Indianapolis Indians  8,  Toledo Mud Hens  4 (Box)   “Nervous” probably didn’t even begin to cover it.  Gerrit Cole, the Pirates’ first round draft pick from 2011, was promoted to Indianapolis, and today made his AAA debut, starting against the Toledo Mud Hens at Victory Field tonight.  It didn’t start out as...

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    Six Shut Out Innings For MVP VandenHurk In Indians’ Win

    Indianapolis Indians  6,  Toledo Mud Hens  1 (Box)     Starter Rick VandenHurk threw 6 shutout innings to begin the evening, then was awarded the Indians’ Most Valuable Player honors to end the evening.  The Indians defeated the Toledo Mud Hens at Victory Field, giving the Indians a 3 games to 1...

  • Analysis
    Rick VandenHurk, Jeff Locke Receive Indianapolis Awards

    The Indians gave out the team awards after the game tonight: Most Valuable Player — Rick VandenHurk.  He finishes the regular season with a 13-5 record and a 2.92 ERA in 19 starts (plus two relief appearances) for the Indians. Starting Pitcher of the Year — Jeff Locke.  Locke went 10-5 for...

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    Toledo Beats Indians With Walk-Off Homer

    Toledo Mud Hens  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   Audy Ciriaco’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th broke a 4-4 tie and gave the game to the Mud Hens tonight at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.  The Indianapolis Indians have a 2 games to one lead in this...

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