Just for something different to do..... live blogging this afternoon's game between the Indy Indians and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees:

Top of the 1st: 
SS Chase d'Arnaud fouls off the first pitch, then takes the second pitch into right field, where the S/W-B RF Dan Brewer slipped on the wet grass.  D'Arnaud in for a single.
2B Josh Harrison bounces a double into left field, moving d'Arnaud to third.
LF Alex Presley lines a single into RF, and d'Arnaud scores.  It's Presley's 56th hit of the season, leading the International League.

And now some poor baserunning.  RF John Bowker bounces back to the mound, and Harrison hesitates, then is caught in a run-down on the third base line.  He drags it out for a moment, but is eventually tagged out  (1-2-5-2)-- then Presley is also caught off second base and trapped in a run-down between second and third (2-4).  Ugh!  
1B Matt Hague is out on a nice diving stop by 3B Kevin Russo.  Indians get one run, but they ran themselves out of getting at least one more.   

IMG_5628Bottom of the 1st:
Justin Wilson (photo) is on the mound for the Indians.   The rest of the defense is the same as yesterday, with the exception of Dusty Brown doing the catching instead of Jason Jaramillo.  
CF Austin Krum strikes out
SS Ramiro Pena doubles into left field
Wilson strikes out DH Jesus Montero, one of the big hitters for S/W-B.
LF Justin Maxwell, the other big hitter for the Yankees, doubles into left field, scoring Pena from second base.  Score tied 1-1. 
Brandon Laird bounces off the mound to 2B Harrison to end the inning.  

Top of the 2nd
3B Andy Marte walks, but Brown bounces into a double play, 4-6-3.
DH Andrew Lambo strikes out, an easy inning for Yankees' starter Andrew Brackman.


Bottom of the 2nd: 
3B Kevin Russo -- nice fielding at third by Marte, for a 5-3 out.
RF Dan Brewer --  grounds into the hole.  D'Arnaud kept the ball from going into left field, but he was so deep that he was already on the outfield grass, and he didn't have a play.  

Good thing they're playing in Pennsylvania, because here in Indy we're having the second thunderstorm of the day.  It's 71 degrees at the park in PA.

2B Luis Nunez -- the Indians are shifted way to the left field side, with a huge hole on the right side of the infield -- and sure enough, Nunez grounds right through that huge open space and into right field for a single.  Brewer to third base.
C Gustavo Molino -- long drive into right center, a bounce off the wall for a 2-RBI double.  Brewer scores easily from third and Nunez races around to score from first.  3-1.
Oh wow!  An appeal play, with Krum at the plate, Justin Wilson throws to third base, where an out is called!  One of those runs does not count!  It's Nunez who was called out, and with no argument from the Yankees.  So, the score is back to 2-1, and the Indians have been given a gift.
And Krum strikes out to end the inning.  

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