Tribe Slams D-Backs In Microphone Game; Indians 10, Diamondbacks 2
By Mike Brandyberry
The Indians were miked up on Wednesday afternoon but their bats were jacked up. The Tribe defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-2 in Scottsdale this afternoon. The game was broadcast on MLB Network with several players and coaches hooked to microphones to present a, “sound of the game.”
The sound the Diamondbacks heard was the crack of the Indians bats. Jason Kipnis and Shin-Soo Choo hit back to back home runs in the top of the first inning off Trevor Cahill to give the Tribe an early 3-0 lead. The Indians would really take control of the game in the third inning when Jack Hannahan hit a grand slam giving the Tribe a 7-2 lead. They would coast from there to the 10-2 victory. Michael Brantley paced the Tribe with three hits of his own.
On the mound David Huff made his second start of the spring, but this time found his first bump in the road. Huff allowed two runs over three innings. Huff is probably chasing both Kevin Slowey and Jeanmar Gomez in the fifth starter competition. Joe Smith and Cody Allen worked scoreless innings and Hector Ambriz and Frank Herrmann each threw two scoreless. Herrmann is competing for one of the final two bullpen spots and rebounded from a very rough first outing on Saturday.
Tomorrow Ubaldo Jimenez will try to rebound from a rough first start. The Tribe takes on the Los Angeles Angels at 3:05 pm ET Wednesday in Goodyear. Josh Tomlin and Gomez are each slated to pitch. The game can be heard on Indians.com.
Photo: Associated Press