Indians Sweep Toledo; Locke Strikes Out 8

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Toledo Mud Hens  2 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians earned a sweep of their 4-game home-and-away series against the Toledo Mud Hens with a win this afternoon at Victory Field.  Key to the win was starter Jeff Locke, who pitched 7 strong innings and struck 0ut 8 Mud Hen batters, earning his first AAA win.  RF Miles Durham and 2B Jordy Mercer led the Tribe offense, with 3 hits from Durham and 2 hits, including...

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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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Indians Struggle Against Pigs’ Pitching

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  3,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians scored early tonight at Victory Field, but the Iron Pigs came from behind to take the win.  The Lehigh Valley pitchers held the Indians scoreless after the 2nd inning, despite the fact that 7 of the Tribe’s 8 hits came during that time.   2B Pedro Ciriaco was responsible for the Indians’ run in the 2nd inning.  With two outs, Ciriaco...

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After the Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates made two big splashes, adding right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole and outfielder Josh Bell to the system before the draft signing deadline.  The addition of Cole was expected, although many felt that Bell was an impossible sign.  I already have talked about how the additions could possibly boost the Pirates up as one of the top farm systems in the league, based on top talents alone.  But what about the...

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Locke’s Scoreless Tribe Debut Spoiled By Bats’ Late Rally

Louisville Bats  4,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] Another late-inning rally by  the Bats… another game in which the Indians led 1-0 for several innings, and then lost in the end.  Tonight, at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY, the Bats’ rally came in the bottom of the 8th.  Four runs, two forced in by the Indians’ pitching staff, gave the Bats the win, and ended the first half of this 8-game showdown...

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