Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part Two

Also check out Part One: The Hitters We had high hopes for the Indians’ pitchers in 2011.  This was the group of pitchers who won everything with the Altoona Curve in 2010 — Rudy Owens,  Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, plus relievers Michael Dubee and Danny Moskos.  This was supposed to be a great pitching year for the Indians. Unfortunately, that’s not what really happened.  There...

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Jackson Covers Offense And Defense In Indians Win

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Louisville Bats  3 [ box ] Tribe reliever Steven Jackson got in on both sides of the action in the Indians’ win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field on this next-to-last day of the International League season.  The righty pitched 2 innings of relief and earned the win for the Indians, and in a rare plate appearance for a relief pitcher, Jackson’s RBI single drove in a tie-breaking...

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Ciriaco’s Walk-Off Single Gives Indians The Win In The 12th

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Toledo Mud Hens  4 [ box ] Indians’ SS Pedro Ciriaco had not played on the same field as his brother Audy since they became professionals, until this series against the Mud Hens.  He’s been having a lot of fun being around his brother, even if they are on opposite sides of the field  — and especially when he can get the game-winning hit and RBI to beat his brother’s team.  At Victory...

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Fryer’s Clutch Hitting Gives Indians A Walk-Off Win

Indianapolis Indians 3,  Columbus Clippers  2 [ box ]     With two outs and two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the 9th, and the Indians trailing the Clippers 2-1, C Eric Fryer came through with a line drive into the right-center field alley, to give the Indians the walk-off win at Victory Field tonight.  Fryer was facing Columbus pitcher Nick Hagadone, who he had also faced during their time at the AA level, so...

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Game 129 Recap: Bucs Toss Combined Shutout Against Brewers

Pittsburgh earned a split of the four game set with Milwaukee as four pitchers combined on a shutout. The Pirates only managed four safeties, but pushed across two runs to beat Shaun Marcum. Aaron Thompson threw 4-1/3 scoreless innings in his Major League Debut. The good stuff started in the first. Jose Tabata doubled leading off the inning. He was bunted to second by Josh Harrison. Andrew McCutchen’s fly ball scored him with...

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