Tag: Christian Marrero

Cole Wins AAA Debut As Indians Win Last Home Game

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Toledo Mud Hens  4 (Box)   “Nervous” probably didn’t even begin to cover it.  Gerrit Cole, the Pirates’ first round draft pick from 2011, was promoted to Indianapolis, and today made his AAA debut, starting against the Toledo Mud Hens at Victory Field tonight.  It didn’t start out as Cole would have […]
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Six Shut Out Innings For MVP VandenHurk In Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Toledo Mud Hens  1 (Box)     Starter Rick VandenHurk threw 6 shutout innings to begin the evening, then was awarded the Indians’ Most Valuable Player honors to end the evening.  The Indians defeated the Toledo Mud Hens at Victory Field, giving the Indians a 3 games to 1 lead in this […]
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Toledo Beats Indians With Walk-Off Homer

Toledo Mud Hens  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   Audy Ciriaco’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th broke a 4-4 tie and gave the game to the Mud Hens tonight at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.  The Indianapolis Indians have a 2 games to one lead in this 5-game home-and-home series, […]
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Minor Moves: Polanco to the DL, Lambo Activated From DL

Some minor league transactions that took place today. **Gregory Polanco has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list. The outfielder left last Thursday’s game with an ankle injury, and hasn’t played since. I’m told that he is progressing well, and is expected back in a week, assuming no set backs. **Justin Ennis has been […]
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Indians Hold A Hit-O-Rama

Indianapolis Indians  13,  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees  1 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians rolled into Frontier Field in Rochester, NY and got the party started.  They cracked out 21 hits and 13 runs to overwhelm the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees tonight.  Every member of the Indians’ line-up had at least one hit, and CF Jose Tabata posted 4 hits […]
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Chris Leroux Goes Six Innings, Jeff Clement Homers in Indians Loss

Buffalo Bisons  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   A home run by Buffalo Bisons’ Zach Lutz in the top of the 11th gave Buffalo the win over the Indianapolis Indians tonight at Victory Field.  After the Indians tied up the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the 9th, the Indians could not score again […]
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Shaky Control by Justin Wilson Leads to Indians Loss

Buffalo Bison  3,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   Shaky control by Indians’ pitching combined with a strong performance by Buffalo pitching added up to a loss for the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field this afternoon.  The Indians were held to three hits in the first 7 innings, and six hits overall, resulting in just 2 […]
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Locke Pitches 7 Shutout Innings In Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Buffalo Bisons  0 (Box)   Jeff Locke earned his 8th win when he held the Buffalo Bisons scoreless for 7 innings at Victory Field tonight.  Locke surrendered 3 walks tonight, which was an improvement from his last start, on July 23rd, when he gave up 7 walks in 5 innings.  Locke gave […]
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Pirates Trade Brian Friday for Christian Marrero

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infielder Brian Friday to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Christian Marrero. Friday once looked like the shortstop of the future in Pittsburgh, with a .287/.365/.387 line in 341 at-bats in high-A in 2008, at the age of 22. He has since struggled at the plate, and has become more of […]
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