Bisons sank 1-0 by Indy
The Bisons got another great start from D.J. Carrasco but failed to score a run on Wednesday night at Coca-Cola Field losing to Indianapolis, 1-0.
The Bisons gave up the only run in the game during the eighth inning, the run was unearned. After Miles Durham leadoff the inning with a double into the right-center-field gap, Chase d’Arnaud laid down a sacrifice bunt that moved Durham to third. Due to a throwing error on Michael Fisher, d’Arnaud reached first safely.
Starting the eighth in relief of Carrasco, Justin Hampson struck out the next two batters after Durham and d’Arnaud reached.
With Indians on the corners Hampson gave up a single to John Bowker scoring Durham from third. It was Bowkers first RBI of the game and fifth of the series.
“The error was misfortunate, but Fisher usually makes that play,” said manager Tim Teufel. “Physical errors do happen at times, and tonight it caught up with us.”
Bisons Starter D.J. Carrasco didn’t allow a hit to the Tribe until the sixth inning when Alex Presley hit a two-out drive down the first base line. Lucas Duda made a diving stop at first to hold Presley to a single. Carrasco didn’t get to first in time to receive a throw from Duda.
“It was the way to blow a no-hitter, it was my own fault. I wasn’t ready for it and it was totally my own fault,” Carrasco said.
Bowker followed with a clean single into center-field putting runners on the corners, Carrasco stranded both Indians.
Carrasco’s no-hit bid was helped by two great defensive plays by Luis Hernandez. In the fourth inning Hernandez made a diving play on a ground ball up the middle and threw out Andrew Lambo while sitting on the out-field grass.
“Hernandez made some great plays, there’s been a few great plays my last two outings,” Carrasco said.
In the fifth inning Hernandez got the first out of the inning on a fly ball to right-field. The ball looked like it was going to fall in but Hernandez slid underneath the ball to make the catch and preserve the no-hit bid.
Carrasco has strung together two great starts. During his last start on June 3, he pitched 8.2 innings giving up one-run, four hits and notching seven strikeouts.
“I don’t feel I’ve been any different in the last five or six starts, things are just starting to go my way,” said Carrasco.
During Wednesday night’s contest Carrasco struck out eight, while giving up two hits and no runs over seven innings of work. Before his no-hit bid was broken up he put just three runners on the base paths.
Indianapolis reliever Justin Thomas got the win striking out three while giving up three hits over two innings. Cesar Valdez closed out the g me for Indianapolis with his third save of the season. The Indians patched together the shutout win with their bullpen.
Game Notes: Lucas Duda extended his hitting streak to eight-games with a double in the first inning. Duda added a double in the fourth inning to reach nine doubles on the season…D.J. Carrasco carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before giving up a hit to Alex Presley on a line drive…Tribe first baseman John Bowker has driven in 10-runs against the Bisons in five games…This is the third time the Bisons have been shutout in a game.