• Indian’s Lose Third Straight

    August 02, 2010 No comments

    The Indianapolis Indians started the weekend Friday night owning a four game winning
    streak and were a half game out of the wild-card lead held by their division rival
    Louisville. They finished the weekend losing three straight and find themselves now in
    third place in the wild card race three and a half games behind the Bats after dropping
    the final game in Syracuse Friday night and both games in Norfolk over the weekend.

    The Tribe are in the midst of a four game series at Norfolk. Indianapolis lost game one
    Saturday by the score of 3-2 in eleven innings despite getting seven innings of strong
    work by Indians starter Brian Burres. Burres allowed only one run on three hits and left
    the game with the Indians leading 2-1.

    But the Tribe bullpen couldn’t hold the lead as the Tides scored a run in the bottom
    of the ninth and won the game on a Paco Figueroa RBI double in the bottom of the
    eleventh.

    Sunday’s game saw the Tribe jump out to a 4-0 lead after three innings as the Indians
    loaded the bases in the third inning and scored on a ground out and a throwing error
    before Brandon Moss hit his nineteenth homer of the season with Alex Presley on
    board.

    Norfolk got on the board in the sixth as they scored two unearned runs before finally
    busting loose with a four run seventh as the Tides got a lead-off walk. After a sacrifice,
    Norfolk’s next four batters hit safely as the scoring ended when Robert Andino scored
    the fourth run of the inning on a ground out.

    Indianapolis scored two in the top of the eighth when Brandon Moss scored on a Jim
    Negrych groundout and later in the inning, Jonathan Van Every would knock in the
    second run with an RBI double to tie the game at six.

    But the Tides came right back in the bottom of the eighth plating five runs on two long
    balls as Jeff Salazar hit a two-run blast and Nolan Reimold later followed with a three-
    run shot of his own as the Tides went on to win 11-6.

    Indianapolis starter Charlie Morton allowed only one earned run off of three hits in six
    innings of work. Daniel Moskos was tagged with his fourth loss of the season as he
    gave up the two homers in the eighth inning.

    Tides starter Zach Britton gave up four runs in four innings of work while Norfolk reliever
    Jim Hoey picked up his third win against zero defeats facing only two batters in the
    eighth and striking out both.

    The Indians continue their four-game series with the Norfolk Tides today at Harbor Park
    with a first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m. RHP Mike Crotta is expected to get the start
    for the Tribe, while RHP Rick Vanden Hurk is the probable starter for the Tides.

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