• Tribe Skid Hits 8

    July 06, 2010 No comments

    It’s been a long and restful holiday weekend for many of us. Unfortunately for the Indianapolis Indians, their bats decided to take a long and restful weekend as well. The Tribe saw their losing streak reach 8 games as the Indians dropped a double header yesterday to the Cincinnati Reds top farm team the Louisville Bats. The Tribe lost game one by the score of 6-0 and dropped the nightcap 1-0.

    The losses stretch Indianapolis’ losing streak to 8 games and dropped the Tribe 9-1/2 games behind the International League West division leading Columbus Clippers who have won their last 7 games. Indianapolis started this 8 game streak last week only 2 games behind the Clippers going in to the 2 game series in Columbus last Tuesday.

    The Indians have not scored a run in their last 18 innings over 3 games and were shut out both games of the double header which were 7 innings a piece.

    In his first start for the Indians’ this season in game one of the double header, LHP Dana Eveland was tagged with his first Triple-A loss this season dropping to 0-1 after allowing five runs on six hits in 2.1 innings of work. Louisville RHP Chad Reineke earned his fifth win of the season against 6 defeats with five scoreless innings before LHP Daniel Ray Herrera finished the game with two scoreless frames of his own.
    The Tribe managed only 4 hits in game one with 1B Brian Myrow collecting 2 of those hits himself.

    Game two followed the same formula for Indianapolis as Louisville starter Ben Jukich earned his third win of the season with five dominant innings of work, while the highly touted Reds prospect LHP Aroldis Chapman earned his third hold with an inning of scoreless relief and RHP Carlos Fisher notched his second save with a scoreless ninth.

    Indianapolis RHP Mike Crotta was strapped with the hard luck loss after allowing one run on only five hits in 5.2 innings of work to see his record fall to 4-5 on the season. LHP Wil Ledezma pitched well in relief for the Tribe as he kept Indianapolis within striking distance of the Bats when he struck out RF Danny Dorn with the bases loaded in the top half of the sixth inning.

    Game two featured only one run and just 10 total hits between both teams with the Bats’ newly acquired CF Gary Matthews being the only player for either team to record multiple hits on the evening.

    The Tribe’s record now stands at 44-42 on the season and they are in second place in the IL West standings 9-1/2 games behind Columbus.
    Indianapolis now hits the road for two more games against the Louisville Bats beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m. RHP Jeremy Powell is the probable starter for the Tribe, while LHP Matt Maloney is the anticipated starter for the Bats.

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