McCutchen Takes The Loss In Tribe’s Early Game

IMG_2291McCutchen scattered a double and a triple over the next three innings, but kept the Iron Pigs from scoring again. �The double by C Paul Hoover to lead off the 4th inning came very close to being another home run, but instead it bounced a little ways down off the left field wall and Hoover was held to two bases. �Justin Thomas took over for McCutchen for the 7th inning, and he retired the side in order. �Steven Jackson came on to pitch the 8th, and he made it a little more interesting. �He walked Mayberry, who then stole second base and moved to third on a ground out. �Jackson walked Ransom, putting runners on the corners. �3B Neil Sellers grounded to third base, where Pedro Alvarez (photo) fielded cleanly and fired to home. �Luke Carlin tagged out Mayberry at the plate on the fielder’s choice. �Jackson then walked Hoover to load the bases, but a fly out ended the inning, and the Iron Pigs did not score.

McCutchen was charged with his first loss for the Indians.

The loss gives the Tribe a split of the 4-game series with Lehigh Valley, and moves them back to the .500 mark for the season. �It means they finish this road trip with a 7 – 3 record, as they head back to Indianapolis. �The team has a scheduled day off on Wednesday, then begins an 8-game home stand on Thursday — 4 games against the Buffalo Bison and 4 games against the Rochester Red Wings.

Indians’ Hitting Gem of the Game: �Pedro Alvarez’s RBI double in the 1st inning. �It was the Tribe’s only extra-base hit and accounted for their only run.

Indians’ Defensive Gem of the Game: �Pedro Alvarez’s scoop and fielder’s choice in the 8th, third to home, where Luke Carlin kept John Mayberry from scoring another run.


Steve Pearce has been promoted and he is with the Pirates this evening. �He is not scheduled to start today, but maybe tomorrow, depending on who is pitching against the Pirates.

OF John Raynor, the Pirates’ Rule 5 pick from last December, was removed from the roster last week, and after he cleared waivers, he had to be offered back to the Marlins. �The Marlins decided they wanted him back. �The Pirates tried to arrange a trade, but the Mariners reportedly wanted too much in return.

Go Tribe!

(photos by Nancy)

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