Bats Beat Indians With Five Run 5th Inning

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   A hit batter, a wild pitch, and two Indians’ errors handed the Bats five runs, two of which were unearned, in the 5th inning.  That was enough to give the Bats a win over the Indians and halt the Tribe’s 5-game hitting streak.  Pirates’ Jeff Karstens made a rehab start for the Indians.  He was charged with the loss when things disintegrated in the 5th.  The...

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Presley And Hague Win The Indians’ Marathon In The 15th

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   They had already played “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” again, for the 14th inning stretch.  There had been no scoring for longer than a ballgame usually lasts — 9.5 innings.  And the managers were running out of bullpen options.  Finally, in the bottom of the 15th inning, 4 hours and 33 minutes after the game began, two Indians’ batters were finally able...

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Indians Leave Buffalo With A Win; D’Arnaud and Reyes Injured

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Buffalo Bison  3 (Box)   3B Matt Hague hit his first home run of the season, Kris Johnson earned his first win, and reliever Tim Wood picked up  his first Save in over a month, as the Indians defeated the Buffalo Bison this afternoon at Coca-Cola Park in Buffalo, NY.  Unfortunately, two Indians’ players did not make it past the first inning due to injuries — starter Jo-Jo Reyes and SS Chase...

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Offensive Help From the Farm System: The 2012 Edition

Yesterday I pointed out why it is unlikely for a trade to be made this early in the season. I felt the article was straight forward enough: trades don’t usually happen this early, so don’t hold out hope that one will be made. Some translated “trades aren’t likely” as “trades never happen” or “the Pirates shouldn’t try”. The Pirates should absolutely try — they just...

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Indians Take Advantage Of Errors For 9th Inning Win

Indianapolis Indians 8,  Buffalo Bison  6 (Box)   Two errors by the Buffalo Bison in the top of the 9th gave the Indians the chance they needed to break a 6-6 tie, scoring the go-ahead run and one more for insurance, as the Tribe won at Coca-Cola Park in Buffalo, NY.  The Indians had the top of the order coming to the plate against a fresh Bison reliever Josh Edgin.  CF Starling Marte started with a grounder to SS Oswaldo...

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