• Louisville Pitching Stifles Tribes Bats

    July 08, 2010 No comments

    The Indianapolis Indians wrapped up a two game series in Louisville last night by falling to the Bats by the score of 6-1. Four Louisville pitchers held the Tribe to only one run on two hits and used a 5 run 4th inning along with 14 hits in the game to hand Indianapolis its ninth loss in their last ten games.

    With the loss, Indianapolis falls to 45-43 on the season, while Louisville improves to 42-46 with the victory. The win also gives the Bats a 5-1 home/road series victory over the Tribe and gives them a 7-5 advantage in the overall season series.

    Louisville starter Matt Klinker was brilliant over six innings of work as he allowed just one hit and struck out seven to earn the victory and improve to 3-1 on the season. Relievers Jared Burton and Daniel Ray Herrera each turned in perfect performances with Herrera tossing the final inning and a third to pick up his first save of the season.

    Indianapolis could only muster two base knocks off the Louisville pitching staff, a second inning single by RF Brandon Moss and a RBI base hit by SS Doug Bernier off of Bats’ reliever Aroldis Chapman that plated CF Jonathan Van Every in the eighth.

    Louisville scored first in the third inning when C Ryan Hanigan lined a one-out double to left field and immediately came around to score when SS Zack Cozart followed with a single to center. Louisville then broke out for five runs on six hits in the fourth inning to take a commanding 6-0 lead.

    Overall six Bats’ batters collected as many base knocks as the entire Tribe offense.

    Indians’ starter Hayden Penn suffered the loss to fall to 4-4 on the season after allowing a six runs on a season high 12 hits over five innings of work. The Tribe bullpen did provide a bright spot on the evening as right handers Vinnie Chulk and Brian Bass along with left hander Wil Ledezma combined to allow just two hits over three scoreless frames of relief.

    Indianapolis now heads to Columbus to take on the IL West Division leading Clippers in a two-game series beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m. LHP Brian Burres is expected to go for the Indians in game one, while RHP Josh Tomlin is the probable starter for Columbus.

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