Heredia Finishes Season on a High Note; Features a New Curveball

Luis Heredia won his fourth game of the year to close out the Spikes season with a 5-0 shutout against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.  Heredia was sharp tonight, using 61 pitches (38 strikes) to get through 5 innings, giving up only two hits, walking one, and striking out five.  Kevin Kleis, Bryton Trepagnier, and John Kuchno finished off the shut-out, and the Spikes benefitted from several good hitting performances.  Center fielder...

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Tyler Glasnow Hits 96 MPH in State College Spikes Debut

The Spikes rallied to a 5-4 11th inning victory on a walk-off single by pinch-hitter Sammy Gonzalez earlier tonight against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.  2011 5th round draft pick Tyler Glasnow made his State College debut tonight and impressed with four solid innings of work.  He surrendered two runs, but both were unearned due to a throwing error by second baseman Dilson Herrera in the 4th inning.  Left-hander Dalton Friend came...

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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 pitchers took turns pitching the rest of the game, which was cut short...

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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 member of the lineup reached base at least once.  2B Hector Luna had 4 hits, including a double and a homer, and...

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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 Cole would have liked — in fact, many pitchers probably have nightmares that begin...

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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 lead in this 5-game home-and-home series.  The Indians’ offense backed up VandenHurk with 10 hits, including two each...

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