Tony Sanchez was the hero tonight as the Indianapolis Indians walked off the Louisvile Bats. ‘Friend of The Program’ Sanchez ripped a two-run bomb off right-hander Clay Hensley to give the Tribe a 5-4 victory.
The starting catcher raised his average to .261 on the season and also singled in the game. What Sanchez loves most though is the work of the pitching staff. Kyle Waldrop kept up the solid work.
The 6’5″ right hander fired 88 pitches with 60 going for strikes. He got eight groundball outs and two fly outs. Waldrop went six innings and struckout out eight Louisville batters allowing just four hits, but four runs and one walk.
Waldrop now has fourteen punchouts in his sixteen innings pitched.
Sanchez was the hero crushing the two-run walkoff bomb with two outs in the ninth in front of the Indy crowd.
Here are the numbers out of Indianapolis. They still look bad for Brandon Inge. The .150 batting average is really hard to ignore. Inge started at shortstop as Jordy Mercer got the start at third base. Mercer was held hitless in four at-bats and Inge went hitless in his three at-bats and was also hit by a pitch. Ivan DeJesus had a big hit off the bench and is hitting near .300 on the season in limited opportunities.