• Indians fail to score a run for third straight game in loss at Lehigh Valley

    May 18, 2012 No comments

    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs earned their third straight shutout over the Indianapolis Indians with a 1-0 win that featured seven dominating innings from starter Dave Bush and spoiled an excellent effort from Tribe starter Jo-Jo Reyes, who allowed just a single run over seven strong innings on Thursday night at Coca-Cola Park.

    After shutting out the Indians 4-0 in game one and 1-0 in game two of their four game series, Lehigh Valley shut down the Tribe offense for a third straight game on Thursday night. The 1-0 shutout win by the IronPigs handed Tribe starter Jo-Jo Reyes his first loss of the season despite the southpaw tossing six straight scoreless innings to begin the game and allowing just a single score over seven.

    The only blemish against Reyes and only run of the game came in the bottom of the seventh inning when the IronPigs led off the inning with back-to-back base hits. LF Michael Spidale began what turned out to be the game -winning rally with a double to left, before moving up to third when C Tuffy Gosewisch followed with a base hit.

    3B Tim Kennelly then came to the plate and laid down a bunt to the first base side of the mound that plated Spidale for the contest’s lone tally as Reyes went on to finish off the frame with no further damage.

    The single score by Lehigh Valley would make an excellent effort from Bush stand up, as the Major League veteran held the Indians just four hits over seven spectacular innings to earn the win and improve to 3-3 on the season. 

    The Indians (22-18) and IronPigs (24-16) now wrap up their four-game series on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. LHP Rudy Owens will look to end the Tribe’s three-game losing streak when he takes the mound while Lehigh Valley will look for the series sweep with LHP Pat Misch scheduled to start.

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