Locke Pitches Well, McPherson Homers, But Indians Fall To Chiefs

Syracuse Chiefs  5,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)   A 3-run homer by Syracuse’s RF Brett Carroll sank the Indianapolis Indians at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY this evening.  The win by the Chiefs ties up the series between the Indians and the Chiefs at one game each with two games left to play. Jeff Locke made his first start for the Indians since being optioned back from the Pirates.  He had a rocky first inning...

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Irwin Strikes Out 8 In His Indians’ Debut; 3 Hits For Hague

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Syracuse Chiefs  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians exploded with 4 runs in the top of the 9th to break a 2-2 tie with the Syracuse Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Phil Irwin, just promoted to the Indians from AA Altoona made his AAA debut tonight and lasted 4 innings, but did not factor into the decision.  1B Matt Hague went 3-for-5 at the plate, and drove in the first insurance run in...

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Tabata is Hitting For Average, But Not Hitting the Ball Well

Outfielder Jose Tabata has appeared in 40 games since being optioned to AAA Indianapolis.  What has he been doing at the plate?  Has he been doing well enough to be brought back up to Pittsburgh? When Tabata first joined the Indians in July, he was clearly not pleased to be in AAA.  He seemed to be making at best a half-hearted effort, and his play in the outfield made it look as if he just didn’t care.  Clearly that kind of...

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Indians Hold On To Make Holt’s First Homer Count For The Win

Indianpolis Indians  4,  Rochester Red Wings  3 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians held tight to a slim one-run lead for the last 5 innings of tonight’s game at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY, as they salvaged one win to end this 4-game series against the Red Wings.  Chris Leroux earned his 3rd win in his 5 starts for the Tribe (no losses), for a 2.10 ERA in those starts.  The Indians’ firepower was provided by SS...

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Indians Can’t Support A Strong Effort By VandenHurk

Rochester Red Wings  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   A double and an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th gave the Rochester Red Wings an extra-inning win over the Indianapolis Indians at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY tonight.  With closer Tim Wood on the mound for the Indians and two out, Rochester SS Brian Dozier lifted a fly ball into left field for a double, putting the go-ahead run into scoring position.  An...

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