Gallery 1 (2006- 2007)

All photos were taken by Nancy Zinni.

Tom Gorzelanny

Chris Duffy

Tom Gorzelanny

Chris Duffy

Chris Duffy

Zach Duke

Ian Snell

Russ Johnson

Ryan Doumit, Kevin Gryboski

Luis Ordaz

Mound conference

Yurendell DeCaster

Jim Brower

Franquellis Osoria

Brian Bixler

Russ Johnson

Sean Burnett

Freddy Sanchez

Chris Truby

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Walk, Walk, Walk, Walk, SLAM!

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The Indianapolis Indians took advantage of nine walks by the Norfolk Tides’ pitchers, and beat the Tides by a score of 7 to 5.� The Tides out-hit the Indians, putting up 12 hits to the Indians’ 5, but so many walks made up for the lack of hits.
Indians’ starting pitcher Marty McLeary pitched 5.1 innings, scattering 5 hits and giving up only two runs, both earned, while walking one and striking out two Tides, to give him a 1.74 ERA.� Norfolk starter Tim Kester went 5 innings, giving up only 2 hits and one run, with one run and 3 strikeouts.� But neither starter figured in the decision.
The Indians’ CF Nyjer Morgan led off the game with a single, but was out when he was caught stealing second base.� The Indians were not able to get on base again until the fourth inning.� LF Rajai Davis doubled and was moved to third base on a wild pitch by Kester.� C Ryan Doumit hit a sacrifice fly to right to bring in Davis.
The Tides also got a hit in the first inning, by SS Eider Torres, though theirs was complicated by a walk to C J.R. House, and a double steal to bring the runners to second and third.� But Marty McLeary struck out 1b Mike Cervenak and former Indian LF Cesar Crespo flied out to end the inning.� McLeary then kept the Tides off the bases entirely, until the fourth inning.� Back-to-back singles to House and Cervenak got things started, and a sacrifice fly by DH Terry Tiffee brought House in for a run to tie the score.

Both starting pitchers pitched scoreless 5th innings.� Then the Indians scored one run in the top of the 6th to take the lead again.� Reliever Sean Tracey replaced the starter Kester, and with one out, he walked Nyjer Morgan and Rajai Davis back-to-back, then got Ryan Doumit to ground out, then gave up back-to-back walks to Jose Hernandez and Russ Johnson, walking in a run.� Tracey headed for the showers at that point, in favor of reliever Andy Mitchell, who ended the inning.
The Indians couldn’t enjoy the lead for long, though.� McLeary gave up a�single to J.R. House, who went 2 for 3 on the night.� Jesse Chavez came in to relieve McLeary, and Chavez immediately gave up a double to Cesar Crespo and a two-run single to Terry Tiffee, giving the Tides the 3 – 2 lead.�
The Tribe busted loose in the top of the 7th inning.� 1B Yurendell de Caster led off with a single, DH Michael Ryan walked, and 2B Luis Ordaz singled, to load the bases.� Then, for the second time in the game, the Tides’ pitchers (Mitchell this time) walked in a run — Nyjer Morgan, with his third walk of the game.� They weren’t done yet though.� Ryan Doumit blasted a rising ball over the right-centerfield fence for a grand slam, putting the Indians up 7 to 3.�
That was all the scoring for the Tribe.� Reliever Victor Moreno replaced Andy Mitchell, and Moreno pitched a perfect 8th.� In the 9th inning, Moreno gave up 2 walks, one intentional, but then was able to induce SS Jose Hernandez to ground into a double play to end the inning.�
Norfolk tried to catch up to the Indians.� They scored one run in the bottom of the 7th, on two singles given up by Jesse Chavez, and then an RBI single by Tides’ Mike Cervenak given up by the next Tribe reliever, Kevin Gryboski.� Gryboski also gave up one run in the 8th.��2B Brandon Fahey singled, then moved to second on a throwing error by Tribe’s 2B Luis Ordaz, moved to third on a ground out, and scored on a single by Eider Torres.�
Reliever Dan Kolb came in to pitch the bottom of the 9th.� He gave up two walks and made a wild pitch, but held on to get a strikeout and two ground outs.� Jesse Chavez got the win for the Indians, and Kolb earned a save.� Andy Mitchell took the loss for the Tides.�
Indians’ hit of the game:� How can you beat a grand slam?� Ryan Doumit, with a huge home run, plus 5 rbi.
Indians’ defensive play of the game:� In the bottom of the fourth, Nyjer Morgan ran all the way to the wall on a long long fly ball by Terry Tiffee.�(Very very deep outfield in Norfolk. )� Morgan made�a final desperate stab at the ball just as he got to the wall �– to come up with it for an out.� It turned out to be a sacrifice fly, as J.R. House was able to tag up and score.� But, Morgan kept two or more runs from scoring with that dramatic catch.
NOTES:
Nyjer Morgan stole two bases in the game, and Ryan Doumit had�one stolen base.� Morgan was also�caught stealing�for the first time in�the season.
Brian Bixler had the night off, so while he now doesn’t�have a hit in each of the Indians’ games, he still has a 9-game hitting streak�intact.
Go Tribe!

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