Sanchez praises batting coaches after productive afternoon

Sneaking a peek at Phil Irwin’s major-league debut on the visiting clubhouse's television on Sunday afternoon, Tony Sanchez received an urgent summons to action: home plate umpire Jon Sapphire had ejected starting catcher Brian Jeroloman in the fourth inning and Sanchez had to take the field. “That had never happened to me before,” said Sanchez of his sudden substitution. “I didn’t get loose until the second inning I was in.”

Tony Sanchez had a double and two strikeouts in Indianapolis' 5-4 win against Toledo on Monday.

Sanchez’s bat hardly seemed to suffer from the unplanned entrance.  His four plate appearances yielded a two singles, a double and a walk.  Coming a day after Sanchez had contributed a two-run single to a f...

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