INDIANAPOLIS – For the second consecutive night, the Indianapolis Indians (25-27) were unable to get anything going offensively.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (25-28) were led by 5.2 scoreless innings from starting pitcher Chance Adams, as they rolled to a 4-0 win over Indy. The Tribe have now lost six games in a row, their longest losing streak since the 2016 season.
Adams struck out seven over his 5.2 frames, limiting Indianapolis to four hits. Behind Adams, Cale Coshow retired four of the five batters he faced. Cody Carroll then wrapped the ballgame up for the RailRiders, firing two perfect innings.
Indians starter J.T. Brubaker threw a bunch of pitches in this one, 94 over the course of 4.1 innings to be exact. Scranton sprayed five hits and drew five walks against the righty.
The RailRiders struck quickly versus Brubaker, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. A one-out walked haunted Brubaker, as Mike Ford delivered a two-out RBI single to send the visitors in front early.
Brubaker responded with three consecutive scoreless frames before Scranton cashed in for two runs in the fifth. Three straight one-out batters reached, two with doubles, to push the RailRiders’ edge to 2-0. That did it for Brubaker.
Tanner Anderson replaced Brubaker, but immediately gave up a RBI single to see Scranton’s lead grow to 3-0. The run was charged to Brubaker, who finished with a final line of three runs allowed over 4.1 frames.
Anderson turned in 2.2 scoreless innings before Dovydas Neverauskas pitched in the eighth. Billy McKinney took Neverauskas deep in that frame, adding another run to the RailRiders’ cushion.
Clay Holmes (2-3, 5.05 ERA) gets the nod for Indianapolis on Saturday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m.