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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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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Tabata Goes 3-for-4 As Indians Sink Clippers

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Columbus Clippers  1 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians recorded 14 hits on their way to 8 runs at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio  tonight, overwhelming the Clippers in the first game of this 2-game series.  Four Tribe pitchers, Tony Watson, Aaron Thompson, Chris Leroux, and Justin Thomas, all combined to hold the Clippers to just one run, though they also surrendered 11 hits.  RF Jose Tabata led the...

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Five-Run Third Inning Chases Owens And Sinks Indians

Toledo Mud Hens  8,  Indianapolis Indians  4 [ box ] The Mud Hens ganged up on Tribe starter Rudy Owens in the third inning tonight at Victory Field, and the Indians were not able to catch up after that.  Owens pitched only 2.2 innings and surrendered 5 runs on 8 hits, suffering his 7th loss of the season. The Indians started off well, putting the first run of the game onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the 1st.  2B Jordy Mercer...

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Owens Wins Behind Hot Indians’ Bats

Indianapolis Indians  10,  Gwinnett Braves  5 [ box ] Rudy Owens earned his 9th win of the season for the Indianapolis Indians tonight, despite surrendering 5 runs, as the Tribe batters doubled up on the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA.  Owens pitched into the 7th inning, and gave up a total of 8 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 6 batters.  He had the support of 10 Indians hits, including a pair of RBI...

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