Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part One

The Indianapolis Indians finished the season with a team batting average of .263.  This is remarkably consistent with their team batting averages for the past few years — .262 in 2010, 2008, and 2007, .and 260 in 2009.  While the team was third in the league in total hits (1282) and doubles (277), they were last in the league in homers with just 91.  The Indians led the International League in triples with 45, and that was 13...

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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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Pirates Recall Alex Presley, Chase d’Arnaud

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Alex Presley and infielder Chase d’Arnaud from the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled each player from AAA Indianapolis.  To make room on the 25-man roster, the Pirates have optioned Pedro Ciriaco and Aaron Thompson to AAA. The move is expected, as we heard last night that Presley and d’Arnaud had been removed from the lineup, and signs pointed to them being recalled...

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Figueroa’s Tribe Debut Spoiled By Clippers

Columbus Clippers  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] The newest member of the Indians, pitcher Nelson Figueroa, made the start tonight at Victory Field, but suffered the loss despite a solid debut performance.  Figueroa pitched 7 innings, in his first game since August 2nd, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 2 Columbus Clippers batters.  Clippers’ starter Mitch Talbot had an even better night, though,...

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Three Hits For Presley And Two Scoreless Innings For Heilman In Tribe Loss

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  7,  Indianapolis Indians  6 [ box ] The Indians could not overcome a 4-run 6th inning by the Iron Pigs, as the Pigs won the final game of the season between these two teams at Victory Field tonight.  A 3-hit night by LF Alex Presley, and a pair of singles by 1B Matt Hague provided some offensive support for the Tribe, but it was not enough.  The newest member of the Tribe, reliever Aaron Heilman, made his...

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