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Indians Pitching Silences Toledo

Cal Mitchell and Carter Bins combined to drive in five of Indy’s seven runs
Mason Martin went 2-for-3 with a double in Indy's win on Tuesday. (Photo by Adam Pintar)
May 17, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians pitching staffed combined for 12 strikeouts and a two-hit shutout of the Toledo Mud Hens to begin a six-game homestand on Tuesday night, 7-0.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians pitching staffed combined for 12 strikeouts and a two-hit shutout of the Toledo Mud Hens to begin a six-game homestand on Tuesday night, 7-0.

The Indians (18-17) surrendered doubles in the fifth and eighth innings for the only Toledo (19-16) hits on the night. It was their third shutout this season and first since taking a no-no into the ninth inning on April 26 at Iowa.

After Osvaldo Bido opened the game in the first inning, Cody Bolton (W, 1-1) entered in the second and fanned six batters through 4.0 one-hit innings. Cam Vieaux, Hunter Stratton and Yerry De Los Santos then combined for five strikeouts in the final four frames.

Following a leadoff double off the bat of Mason Martin in the second inning, Cal Mitchell roped his first of two RBI singles to plate the first Indianapolis run. Three consecutive two-out singles in the third inning by Ji-Hwan Bae, Martin and Mitchell extended the Indians lead, 3-0.

Indianapolis opened the floodgates in the eighth inning thanks to free passes by the Mud Hens pitching staff. A wild pitch, two passed balls, three walks and a timely Carter Bins two-run single plated four and extended the Indians’ lead, 7-0.

Joey Wentz (L, 0-2) got the start for Toledo and surrendered three earned runs with five strikeouts in as many innings. The Indians recorded at least one hit off each of Toledo’s five pitchers, erupting for 11 total in the win.

Bae, Martin, Mitchell and Bins all registered two-hit performances in the contest. Mitchell led the offense with three RBI, and Bins followed with two off his RBI single in the eighth.

The Indians and Mud Hens will face off again tomorrow afternoon at 1:35 PM ET at Victory Field. RHP Roansy Contreras (0-0, 2.45) vs. RHP Matt Manning (0-0, 1.35).